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Spotlight on ART! May is Art Month in Decatur, with events all month long and the Big One (the Decatur Art Festival) on Memorial Day weekend. Here’s what’s coming up:

 

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2019 Festival Poster Unveiling TONIGHT, May 9, 5:30-7:30 at the Solarium in Oakhurst, 321 W. Hill St. See the poster created by artist Amanda Bennett, bring home a copy, and enjoy an evening of music, refreshments, and fun. FREE. decaturartsfestival.com/festival/poster-unveiling

 

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The Lantern Parade is this Friday night! Light up a lantern and line up at Color Wheel Studio, 508 E. Howard Ave., at 8 pm. Or just marvel as the magic steps off at 9 and parades to the square. Perfect for families, photographers… Anyone with eyeballs, really. decaturlanternparade.com / decaturartsfestival.com/festival-events/lantern-parade

 

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NEW this year: Buildings, Art and Brew Pub Crawl. Get tickets now for an afternoon of historic architecture, public art, and craft beer on Saturday, May 18. Tickets and information at decaturartsalliance.org/buildings-art-and-brew

 

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Bring Mom to the square this Saturday for yoga, flowers, massages, mocktails, and more! Our Mother’s Day Pop Up offers the perfect way to celebrate the mothers of Decatur with local businesses Gathered and Grounded, Natural Body Spa, The White Bull, Jimella’s Cookies, Bloom Floral Design, Splash of Olive, and Little Shop of Stories (with story time and crafts for the kiddos!) Saturday, May 11, 9-2 on Decatur’s downtown square.

 

Moms – Get a gal-pal group together and make a day of it! (Hello, free chair massages…) There’s plenty of time to be Mom on Mother’s Day, right?

 

Free yoga class starts at 9 am on the east end of the plaza. Find more information at visitdecaturgeorgia.com/see-do-play/mother-s-day-pop-up #decaturga #mothersday

 

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This week in #decaturga: Decatur Makers improv show, tons of author and illustrator events, and oh-so-local history

 

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Laugh out loud at Make It Up! – an improv show at Eddie’s Attic putting the funny in fundraiser for Decatur Makers. Tuesday, May 7, starting at 6 pm at 515 N. McDonough St. Support Atlanta’s only family-friendly maker space, and enjoy music, prizes, DIY mini-projects, raffles, auctions, and of course, improv. Tickets and information: decaturmakers.org

 

Find author Rachel Hawkins with Her Royal Highness, illustrator Loren Long with If I Was the Sunshine, and Fancy Nancy illustrator Robin Preiss Glasser with a new book, Lambslide. All at Little Shop of Stories this week! 133 E. Court Sq. littleshopofstories.com

 

Enjoy High Noon History on your lunch break every Friday in May. Take lunch to-go and tour Decatur’s downtown square with experts from the DeKalb History Center. Friday, May 10, meeting at noon in the lobby of the historic courthouse. $3 (DHC members are free). dekalbhistory.org

 

Find upcoming Decatur community events at visitdecaturgeorgia.com/plan/calendar-of-events and submit your own by contacting sherry.jackman@decaturga.com or renae.madison@decaturga.com

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This weekend in #decaturga: Latin dance party, gardens, art, light up a lantern, and listen to your heart (literally).

 

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Decatur ArtWorks local artist reception – Mixed media, modern wildlife, industrial pop art and more at Decatur CoWorks TONIGHT. Friday, May 3, 7-9 pm, 708 Church St. decaturcoworks.com
 

Jazzercise Decatur hosts a Family Fitness Fun Day to celebrate 50 years of Jazzercise. Enjoy food, music, puppetry, prizes, crafts, health screenings, bounce house, and of course, a good workout. Free and open to everyone. Saturday, May 4, 11-3 at 114 New St. facebook.com/events/2212774378973432
 

Salsa on the Square – A FREE Latin dance party on Decatur’s downtown square! Lessons by dance legend Mambo Mario Diaz and music by DJ Jeremy Lane – just in time for Cinco de Mayo. Saturday, May 4, 5-9 pm. facebook.com/events/410503112826446 #salsaonthesquaredecatur
 

Galeria Regina presents “Mixed Emotions” – Saturday, May 4, 5-9 pm. Three artists interpret the human figure, featuring Jessica Cook, Myles Williams, and Larry Bottomley. On view through June 29 at 409 Mead Rd. #5. galeriaregina.com
 

Get ready to glow during Decatur’s Lantern Parade (happening Friday, May 10!). Local lantern whisperer Chantelle Rytter hosts lantern making workshops at Color Wheel Studio this weekend. See the full illumination lineup for Saturday and Sunday at chantellerytter.com/decatur-lantern-parade
 

Wylde Garden Tour features 13 gardens full of inspiration, flowers, wildlife, woodlands, and more on Saturday and Sunday, 10-5. Find tickets and tour sites at wyldecenter.org/wylde-garden-tour
 

Join in Joy Night at First Baptist Church of Decatur – a community celebration of joyful gospel music. Sunday, May 5, 5 pm at 308 Clairemont Ave. FREE concert with a potluck meal to follow. fbcdecatur.com

 

Find upcoming Decatur community events at visitdecaturgeorgia.com/plan/calendar-of-events and submit your own by contacting sherry.jackman@decaturga.com or renae.madison@decaturga.com

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May is Bike Month and there’s plenty to pedal about! Join the City and Decatur Active Living as we celebrate National Bike Month with rides, registration, safety information, free Ride-to-Work Day coffee, and bumper stickers.

 

BYO-bike (and helmet!) for a range of rides from family-friendly, to seasoned cyclists, to Silver Spokes. Check out these cycling celebrations and more at decaturga.com/biking and beactivedecatur.com

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This week in #decaturga: Stormwater next steps, lunchtime concerts and history tours, and celebrity story time impressions

 

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Blue Sky Concerts on the square – Grab lunch to-go and enjoy a FREE lunchtime concert on the community bandstand, Wednesday, May 1 at noon. Sponsored by the Decatur Business Association decaturdba.com
 

 

Stormwater Solutions Meeting – Wednesday, May 1, 6-8 pm at Decatur Legacy Park Dining Hall, 500 S. Columbia Dr. Evaluate ideas at the next stormwater meeting to develop Decatur’s Stormwater Master Plan. The project team will present ideas in development for feedback and community consideration. Add your input to infrastructure, maintenance, regulations, and ways to pay for it all. Learn more about the meeting here: decaturnext.com/2019/04/2-weeks-notice-evaluate-ideas-at-our-next-stormwater-meeting. Follow the project at decaturnext.com/stormwater

 

 
Celebrity Voice Story Time at Little Shop of Stories – Wednesday, May 1 at 7 pm. 133 E. Court Sq. Imagine Christopher Walken reading Green Eggs and Ham or Marisa Tomei (think My Cousin Vinnie) reading Where the Wild Things Are. Free and open to the public – Walkens welcome. facebook.com/events/1218011465042133 Look for plenty more Children’s Book Week events at Little Shop, too! littleshopofstories.com

 

Luau for Literacy – An auction fundraiser benefitting the Decatur Rotary Foundation, Thursday, May 2, 6-10 pm at the Historic DeKalb Courthouse, 101 E. Court Sq. Tickets: $50, include dinner and drinks. decatur-rotary.org

 

High Noon History – Bring a sandwich and a friend to DeKalb History Center’s walking tour highlighting the history of Decatur’s downtown square. Enjoy High Noon History tours every Friday in May, starting at noon. Meet at the Historic DeKalb Courthouse, 101 E. Court Sq. Non-member tickets: $3, DeKalb History Center members, free. dekalbhistory.org

 

Find upcoming Decatur community events at visitdecaturgeorgia.com/plan/calendar-of-events and submit your own by contacting sherry.jackman@decaturga.com or renae.madison@decaturga.com

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This weekend in #decaturga: Lots! Youth safety training, mom portrait sessions, spirits, celebrations, indie book shops, and basketball for a good cause
 
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Sign up for Safety Day with Revved Up Kids and the Decatur PD. Kids and teens learn safety skills, how to avoid dangerous situations, and escape attackers through FREE age-appropriate workshops. Saturday, April 27, 10-1 at Ebster Recreation Center, 105 Electric Ave. Register to participate in workshops at revvedupkids.org/events or drop in for general information and activities.

 

Game on. DeKalb’s Full Court Press Basketball Tournament raises awareness and proceeds for mental health in our justice system. Saturday and Sunday, April 27-28, 8:30 am-6 pm, with playoffs and championships on Sunday. Decatur Recreation Center, 231 Sycamore St. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for children, FREE under 3. Proceeds support DeKalb County Misdemeanor Mental Health Court and the DeKalb Criminal Justice Treatment Coalition. Information at dekalbcountyfullcourtpress.com

 

Find holistic, positive support for young people and those who care for them – and cake! Gathered and Grounded hosts a ribbon-cutting celebration with FREE family yoga, music, mindfulness, and much more all day long on Saturday, April 27. 533 W. Howard Ave., Suite F. Information at gatheredandgrounded.com

 

Independent Bookstore Day – Saturday, April 27 at Brave and Kind Books (722 W. College Ave.) and Little Shop of Stories (133 E. Court Sq.) with swag, snacks, prizes, and special story times. Information at braveandkindbooks.com and littleshopofstories.com

 

Take a cocktail class at the White Bull. “Creating Cocktails: Part One – Stirred” offers an introduction to mixed-drink perfection with bartending staff from this farm-to-table favorite. Saturday, April 27, 11:30-1:30 at 123 E. Court Sq. Tickets: $55 Information at facebook.com/events/278207033117054 and whitebullatl.com

 

Take “A Moment for Mom” with a very special just-you portrait pop-up at Brave & Kind Books. Sunday, April 28 from 10-1 at 722 W. College Ave. enjoy a mini lifestyle photo session, luxury skincare, loungewear, home goods, and self-care, and festive refreshments of course. Tickets $30. Information at facebook.com/events/2180224232074688 and braveandkindbooks.com

 

Decatur Presbyterian Church hosts an Earth Day celebration – “Love Creation.” Enjoy food, demos, recycling and conservation booths, and more. Sunday, April 28 at 11:30 in the garden terrace at 205 Sycamore St. Information at facebook.com/events/2049549128505105 and dpchurch.org

 

Yoga, tai chi, archery, live reptiles, and more at Park RX Day in Scott Park! Sunday, April 28, 1-4 pm at 231 Sycamore St. Information at facebook.com/events/428649427708025

 

Mezcal vs. Tequila at The Iberian Pig. This educational show-down includes light bites, tequila and mezcal flights, and expert insight into both spirits. Sunday, April 28, 3-5 pm at 121 Sycamore St. Tickets: $40, must RSVP. Information at facebook.com/events/567497147082694 and theiberianpigatl.com
 


Find upcoming Decatur community events at visitdecaturgeorgia.com/plan/calendar-of-events and submit your own by contacting sherry.jackman@decaturga.com or renae.madison@decaturga.com

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Bite, ride, buzz, hissss, and give back with remaining Earth Month events in Decatur! 🌎✨

 

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🍽 Farm-to-School Dine Out TONIGHT. Eat out at Arepa Mia, Butter and Cream, Calle Latina, Chai Pani, Farm Burger, Kimball House, Leon’s Full Service, Mellow Mushroom, Mojo’s Pizzeria, My Parents’ Basement, Oakhurst Market, Raging Burrito, Sapori di Napoli, Scout, Son of a Bear, Steinbeck’s, Taiyo Ramen, The Imperial, The Marley House, Twain’s Brewpub, Universal Joint, and Wahoo! Grill and raise money for the Wylde Center’s Decatur Farm-to-School program. Pretty cool. Information at wyldecenter.org/decatur-farm-to-school and facebook.com/decaturfarmtoschool

 

🚲 Join local Senior Bike Rides hosted by Decatur Active Living, Fridays April 26 and May 24 at 10 am. It’s just like riding a bike, even if you haven’t in a while – This is a friendly-paced, no-drop ride on mostly level roads and the PATH open to anyone in our senior community. Meet at Decatur Recreation Center, 231 Sycamore St. And BYO-helmet!

 

🔌 Get pumped – It’s Electronics Recycling Day! This Saturday, April 27 recycle your old electronics and Styrofoam and safely shred and recycle your sensitive documents all in one place. Drop them off between 9 am and 1 pm at Decatur Public Works, 2635 Talley St. Find information and acceptable items at decaturga.com/electronicsrecycling

 

🐝 Help plant a pollinator garden at Bell and Church Streets with Beecatur and the Decatur Department of Design, Environment and Construction and learn what the buzz is all about. Drop by anytime between 10 am and 4 pm. Learn more at beecaturga.com

 

☀️ Celebrate Earth Month and meet live reptiles! Join the Earth Month Celebration on Sunday, April 28, 1-4 pm at the Decatur Recreation Center, 231 Sycamore St. Family-fun activities include a live reptile show with Animal Planet’s SnakesKin star Jason Clark. Hosted by Decatur’s Environmental Sustainability Board, Wylde Center, and the Decatur United Methodist Church

 

💛 Look for more tips from Decatur’s Environmental Sustainability Board in the April Focus decaturga.com/focus #earthmonth #decaturga

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This week in #decaturga: A brewery “spirit night” for L’Arche Atlanta and plenty of free music

 

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Jessica Handler presents The Magnetic Girl, a novel. Monday, April 22, 7:15 pm at the Decatur Library, 215 Sycamore St. Hosted by the Georgia Center for the Book. Information at facebook.com/events/316087702382340 and georgiacenterforthebook.org

 

Cheers to Totes Tuesday with L’Arche at Eventide Brewing! Raise a glass and support people with intellectual and development disabilities through L’Arche Atlanta with 10% of the proceeds. Tuesday, April 23, 5:30-10 pm at Eventide Brewing, 1015 Grant St. SE. Information at facebook.com/events/418234718985097 and larcheatlanta.org

 

Musical Bookings presents Veronika Jackson, Atlanta acoustic folk blues artist. Tuesday, April 23, 7-8 pm at the Decatur Library, 215 Sycamore St. FREE concert hosted by the Friends of the Decatur Library. Information at veronikajackson.com

 

Last chance for FREE Oakhurst Jazz Nights in April! On the lawn of the Solarium, 321 W. Hill St., 7-9 pm. This Thursday, April 25 features Matt Wauchope. Sponsored by the Oakhurst Neighborhood Association. Information at oakhurstjazznights.com

 

Musical Bookings presents The Hollands!, a fun, folk-revivalist family band. Friday, April 26, 7-8 pm at the Decatur Library, 215 Sycamore St. FREE concert hosted by the Friends of the Decatur Library. Information at thehollands.org

 

Find upcoming Decatur community events at visitdecaturgeorgia.com/plan/calendar-of-events and submit your own by contacting sherry.jackman@decaturga.com or renae.madison@decaturga.com

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This weekend in #decaturga: Family-friendly races, egg hunt festivities, and a benefit for better student mental health

 

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Beat the Street for Little Feet! – Support Oakhurst Cooperative Preschool with a day of family-friendly 5K, 1-mile Fun Run, and Tot Trot races, activities, and a Backyard Bash. Saturday morning, April 20 at Harmony Park (Oakview Rd. at E. Lake Dr.) Register TODAY at Big Peach on N. Decatur noon-4 pm or on race day starting at 7 am near the starting line. Information at oakhurstcoop.com/beat-the-street

 

Join Easter egg hunt fun hosted by the Lutheran Church of the Messiah, complete with goodies, golden eggs, face painting, puppet show, and more. Saturday, April 20 at 10 am, 465 Clairemont Ave. Information at messiahdecatur.org

 

Support student mental health and honor the life of Joe Bodine during Joe’s benefit, Saturday April 20, 7-10 pm at Color Wheel Studio, 508 E. Howard Ave. Enjoy food, drink, live music, and event t-shirts. Tickets are $55; the event is 21 and up. Information at decatureducationfoundation.org/joesbenefit and facebook.com/events/1155029791339333

 

Find upcoming Decatur community events at visitdecaturgeorgia.com/plan/calendar-of-events and submit your own by contacting sherry.jackman@decaturga.com or renae.madison@decaturga.com

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