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August 1, 2011

Calendar: August Events

A Sinatra musical by Twyla Tharp, an international graffiti fest, Fashion Cares and Maroon 5 give summer its swan dive

<p>A graffiti work by Ever, who will participate in Living Walls Atlanta.</p>

A graffiti work by Ever, who will participate in Living Walls Atlanta.


The Ultimate Wave Tahiti: Catch a wave with this fascinating surf narrative by pro-surfer Kelly Slater. It’s full immersion with perfect walls of waves projected onto the five-story screens of the IMAX theater at Fernbank Museum of Natural History, daily, through Aug. 11.  The flick combines extreme surfing with fascinating ocean science. Pair the surf flick with martinis on Friday nights at the museum.  404.929.6400 or

Modern by Design, features iconic 20th-century works from the machine age, mid-century modernism, and groovy Italian design of the ‘60s and ’70s from MoMA’s  design collection--plus a robotic installation by contemporary Dutch artist Joris Laarman and pieces from the High’s permanent collectionthrough  Aug. 21 at the High Museum of Art.

Atlanta’s Book: The Lost Gone With the Wind Manuscriptis on display at the Atlanta History Center through September 5. The exhibit features the last four chapters of the beloved novel, on loan from the Pequot Library in Connecticut, as part of the 75th Anniversary celebration of the book.

Radcliffe Bailey’s, Memory As Medicine  solo exhibition at the High Museum features an array of sculpture, paintings, found objects and installation pieces by the artist, often assembled into a single work. Bailey references African American experience in the form of slavery, ancestry and music in the “Water,” “Blood” and “Blues” sections, on show through Sept. 11. 404. 733.5000 or

Water Dream: The Art of Bathroom Design demonstrates how design elements by international stars like Philippe Starck and Patricia Urquiola can elevate your bath from banal to high hedonism. You will never look at your faucet taps in the same way. Check the exhibit out at MoDA’s stunning new Perkins + Will designed space across from the High Museum.Through Sept.

Thursdays from May-September: Enjoy Cocktails in the Garden at Atlanta Botanical Gardens as well as light bites, a live DJ, and occasional art or theater performance, 6-10PM, cash bar, 21 and older. The Aug. theme is “Shade and Shots.”

Saturdays and Sunday from May to October:  Join the Garden Chefs at Atlanta Botanical Gardens as they up recipes on site using ingredients from the on-site Edible Garden, noon, 1PM and 2PM.

Third Friday of every month: Enjoy live jazz at the High Museum with extended museum hours, full gallery access 5-10PM, performance on outdoor Piazza, weather permitting. Friday July 15 features jazz vocalist Julie Dexter. $9 per person museum admission fee.

AT&T Dolphin Tales at Georgia Aquarium:  Check out the latest star attraction added to the Georgia Aquarium—an interactive show featuring live dolphins, costumes, actors, music and special effects in a state-of-the-art theater, plus an adjoining dolphin viewing gallery, daily at Georgia Aquarium. Visit for advance tickets and show times.



Aug. 2-7  Legendary choregrapher Twyla Tharp’s tribute to Sinatra, Come Fly Away, returns to Atlanta at the Fox Theatre, or

Aug. 3  Etro Fall Collection event at Saks Fifth Avenue, Phipps Plaza

Aug. 5  British DJ John Digweed, spins at Opera,

Aug. 7 This year’s StarFest features headliner Goo Goo Dolls as well as Michelle Branch and Parachute at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre.

Aug. 11  The  93rd PGA Championships comes to Atlanta Athletic Club, Johns Creek. For tickets visit

Aug. 11 Death Cab For Cutie plays Verizon Amphitheatre,

Aug. 12-13  Celebrity Chef Tour  cocktail party and dinner benefitting James Beard Foundation at the Four Seasons’ Park 75. For more info and tickets visit

Aug. 12-14 Living Walls graffiti fest assembles local and international graf artists, who will belaying down works here in Atlanta, plus lectures and other  related events. For more information visit

Aug. 12 Hubble, a gripping look at the Hubble Space Telescope, opens at Fernbank Museum’s  Imax theater.

Aug. 12-13  Composer BT’s “Laptop Symphony” performance comes to  Opera Aug. 12. (BT has worked with Sarah McLachlan, Seal, Madonna and Peter Gabriel) . On Aug. 13  Trance legend, DJ Matt Darey, whips up the crowd at Opera. Both events presented by Liquified.

Aug. 13 Alison Krauss & Union Station play Fox Theatre, 800.745.3000 or

Aug. 13  Elvis Royale, featuring Kingsized and Dames Aflame burlesque, take over the Variety Playhouse, or 800.745.3000

Aug. 13  Lafayette 148 design presentation at Saks Fifth Avenue with a personal appearance by Lafayette 148 creative director Edward Wilkerson

Aug. 13 Save the Hooch Barbecue at Canoe with Sweetwater Brewery and live music, 1-4 PM, $25 per person, 770.432.2663

Aug. 13 Big Bad Vodoo Daddy plays Verizon Wireless Amphitheater,

Aug. 14  INXS is live with Nikka Costa at Chastain Park Amphitheatre,

Aug. 14  The Whiskey Gentry performs for free at Unplugged in the Park at Piedmont Park 6-10 PM

 Aug. 15 Stevie Nicks plays Chastain Park Amphitheater,

Aug. 17  Theatrical Outfit presents season opener The Green Book about Jim Crow laws in the 1950s and their implications by Atlanta writer Calvin Alexander Ramsey.

Aug. 18-19   The Oscar de la Renta Trunk Show for the house’s Resort  collection comes to Saks Fifth Avenue

Aug. 20 The Whigsplay the newly restored Georgia Theater in Athens.

Aug. 24Los Angeles shoe designer to the celebs Ruthie Davis will make a personal appearance at Neiman Marcus  2-4PM

Aug. 25 Chanel Fall Trunk Showat Saks Fifth Avenue

Aug. 25-28  The Cirque du Soleil show Dralion, featuring Chinese acrobatics and spectacle, comes to Philips Arena,

Aug. 25-Oct. 1 Actor’s Express presents the Tony Award-winning musical Spring Awakening about teenagers on the verge of sexuality and adulthood, with a pulsing rock-and-roll soundtrack. For information and tickets visit

Aug. 26  Los Lobosplay at Atlanta Botanical Garden, 8PM, $39.50,

Aug. 27-28  Grant Park Summer Shade Festival with artist’s markets, food, drink, live music to benefit the Grant Park Conservancy  and a 5K run. Also: Corks & Forks food and wine event.

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Aug. 29  Fashion Cares with fashion designerJason Wu at Loews Atlanta and an after party at Opera. For more info and tickets visit

Aug. 31  Stephen  Sondheim’s Tony Award-winning and fairytale-esque Into The Woods opens at Alliance Theater.

Sept. 1 Trainand Maroon 5 play Verizon Amphitheater,

Sept. 2-4  The AJC Decatur Book Festival, the largest independent book festival in the country, kicks off the month of September. This year’s keynote is author Colin Meloy of The Decembrists and illustrator Carson Ellis. Plus look for locals like Kim Severson.

Sept. 3 Erasure brings the' 80s back at  Center Stage,


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