What’s Happening This Week: Author Talk, Museum-Free Day, Second Saturday – Decaturish

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DeKalb County, Georgia — Various events are taking place this week in and around DeKalb County, including an author talk with MO Yuksel and illustrator Mariam Quraishi hosted by Little Shop of Stories, free Friday admission to the Carlos Museum, and a pop-up market for the second Saturday at Harmony Park in Decatur. A few local government meetings are also scheduled for this week.

Here’s what’s happening this week:

MARTA Artbound Live

MARTA’s public art program Artbound has announced the launch of its LIVE season with musical performances at four stations: West End, HE Holmes, College Park and Five Points. The March program includes a variety of musical styles and instruments, including cello, banjo, guitars and piano. All sets will occur from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Performances will be at West End station on Tuesdays, Hamilton E. Holmes station on Wednesdays, College Park station on Thursdays and Five Points station on Fridays.

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Disruptive Design: Modern Posters, 1900-1940

This poster exhibition explores the origins of modern poster design with works from the collection of Merrill C. Bermanho focusing on radical 20th century art. Berman’s collection represents a complex history of modernism. Beginning in the early 1900s, these designers revolutionized typography and the graphic image, creating poster designs that changed artistic perspectives as well as people’s hearts and minds. The works on display show the origins of modern graphic design, as practiced in Europe, and how this medium could be put to work for social change. The exhibition will be on view until April 24.

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“And I have to scream”

Emory University’s Michael C. Carlos Museum will feature an engaging exhibit on January 29. “And I Must Scream” was developed by Dr. Amanda H. Hellman, curator of African art at the museum. The exhibition will feature photographs, paintings, sculptures, drawings and site-specific installations by 10 local, national and international contemporary artists. The work acts as a call to action and shows that these crises are urgent and interconnected. The accompanying programming will bring in scholars and artists to teach classes, host performances, and create new works of art. The exhibition ends on May 15.

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“Learning America” ​​with Luma Mufleh

Join the Georgia Center for the Book and First Baptist Church of Decatur for the Conversations at First Baptist series featuring Luma Mufleh on Tuesday, April 5 at 7 p.m. She will launch her new book “Learning America: One Woman’s Fight for Educational Justice for Refugee Children. The book tells the powerful personal story of the visionary leader and sets out a plan for change that will inspire schools and communities across the country. Masks facials and proof of COVID-19 vaccination are required.

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Decatur Farmers Market

The regular season Decatur Farmers Market returns Wednesday, April 6 from 4-7 p.m. on the lawn of First Baptist Church of Decatur, 308 Clairemont Avenue. There will be new vendors as well as returning favorites, including hot items from Strada Napoli Pizza, Aleppo Kitchen and Ms. Rosa. Each week, instructional chef Katie Kriner will show you how to make easy meals using fresh produce and produce from the market.

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MO Yuksel and Mariam Quraishi in conversation with Reem Faruqi

Little Shop of Stories celebrates Muslim stories during Ramadan. Join the store for the launch of the new picture book, “One Wish,” featuring author MO Yuksel and illustrator Mariam Quraishi. They will join author Reem Faruqi in conversation Wednesday, April 6 at 5 p.m. via Facebook Live. “One Wish” is an authentic portrait of an extraordinary Muslim woman, showing how we all have the power to change the world for the better.

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Legislative closing town hall

State Senator Sally Harrell (SD-40) and State Representatives Scott Holcomb and Shea Roberts will host a virtual town hall on Wednesday, April 6 at 7 p.m. Lawmakers will discuss the 2021-2022 legislative session and attendees will be able to ask questions of lawmakers in their state. Registration for the event is required to receive the Zoom link.

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Tucker Farmer’s Market

The Tucker Farmers’ Market will be open Thursday, April 7, from 4-6 p.m. curbside pickup at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 4882 Lavista Road in Tucker. The market has more than 35 vendors, including a diverse group of local farmers, bakers, growers and producers from Tucker, the Atlanta metro area and Georgia. The market accepts online orders. The online store opens on Thursday afternoon and closes at 3 p.m. on Wednesday.

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Jazz nights at the Scottish Rite

Spread a blanket and enjoy jazz under the stars in Oakhurst. The free musical series takes place every Thursday in April from 7-9pm on the lawn of the Solarium at the Historic Scottish Rite.

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Free Michael C. Carlos Museum Days

The community is invited to visit Emory University’s Carlos Museum for free on Friday, April 8, which coincides with spring break for many local public school systems. Guests can experience the museum’s special exhibits such as “And I Must Scream” and “Indigo Prayers: A Creation Story.” Masks are optional in the museum per Emory University’s current visitor policy.

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Clarkston Waterway Cleanup Event

The City of Clarkston is hosting a Waterways Cleanup event on Saturday, April 9 at 9 a.m. The event will be held at the Friendship Forest Wildlife Sanctuary, 4380 E. Ponce de Leon Ave. Masks and refreshments will be provided to volunteers.

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Oakhurst Farmers Market

The Oakhurst Farmers Market will be open Saturday, April 9 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Scepter Brewing Arts, 630 East Lake Drive in Decatur. Find all your fresh produce, meat, delicious pastries and more from weekly vendors. Additional offerings include live music and chef demonstrations with seasonal recipes.

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Clarkston Food Distribution

The City of Clarkston is hosting a food distribution event on Saturday, April 9 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Tahoe Village Mall, 4604 E. Ponce de Leon Ave. Food will be available while supplies last. The city partners with the Veterans and Community Outreach Foundation to organize the event.

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Second Saturdays at Harmony Park

A monthly pop-up market will be held on Saturday, April 9 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Harmony Park in Decatur. The market will feature handmade goods by local artists, vintage collections and live music curated by Music and Friends ATL.

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Avondale Estates Farmers Market

Join neighbors, visitors and vendors on Sunday, April 10 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the Avondale Estates Farmers Market, located in my parents’ basement parking lot, 22 N Avondale Road. Browse a colorful array of local foods and produce. Items on offer include baked goods, cheeses, eggs, homemade jellies, meats, and produce.

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The Laszlo-Excalibur 2022 Conference

Join Mary Louise Hart, scholar of ancient Greek theater art and performance, and Mary Zimmerman, MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship winner renowned for her revivals and adaptations of classical and pre-classical literature, for a Zoom conversation titled “It Was Always So: Theater and Adaptation from Classical Antiquity to the Present. The webinar will take place on Sunday, April 10 at 4 p.m. The conversation will explore the ways in which adaptation has played a central role in theatre.

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Upcoming local government meetings

Stone Mountain City Council meets Tuesday, April 5 at 6:30 p.m. for a regular meeting via Zoom.

Clarkston City Council will meet on Tuesday, April 5 for a regular meeting at 7 p.m. via Zoom.

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