Arts & Entertainment Scene


DLA event targets ‘New Jim Crow’

Georgia NAACP President Francys Johnson will address the DeKalb Lawyers Association’s 27th Annual Scholarship Breakfast on May 30 in the Maloof Building in Decatur.

Hot jazz at Piedmont Park festival

The Atlanta Jazz Festival continues through May 24 in Piedmont Park, featuring live entertainment, a KidZone, and shopping and food vendors.

Pastor to release fund-raising CD

Cause4 Entertainment and the Rev. Dr. Theophilus J. Stanford will present “Not Your Battle,” a CD release concert and fundraising event for Imagine No Malaria, on May 31 at Glen Haven United Methodist Church in Decatur.

'Gil Scott-Heron: The Man and His Music'

The life and legacy of poet and activist Gil Scott-Heron of “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” fame will be explored on May 18 at the Stonecrest Library in Lithonia.

Children’s book art on exhibit

Patrons of all ages can mingle with children’s book illustrators on May 22 at the Decatur Library.

Memorial walk to fund scholarship

Volunteers and donors are needed for the Angelica Strowder Memorial Scholarship Walk on May 30 at the Gresham Recreation Center walking trail.

Open house for GED initiative

Flat Shoals United Methodist is kicking off its GED initiative with an open house celebration on May 17. The event begins at 2 p.m.

Caribbean Carnival bringing island flavor to Decatur

The Atlanta Caribbean Carnival makes its colorful way to Decatur on May 23 at the Kensington MARTA station.

Museum hosts large collection of African-American art, culture

A new 49,000-square-foot Tubman Museum will open in Macon on May 16.

Senior citizens urged to take charge of their health

Georgia’s senior residents are urged to “Get Into the Act” to take charge of their health, get engaged in their communities, and make a positive impact in the lives of others as the nation celebrates Older Americans Month.

2015 Seniors of the Year crowned at Lou Walker gala

Longtime DeKalb resident and business owner John “Mr. John” Yates is the Lou Walker Center’s 2015 Senior of the Year.

First Luminary Award goes to attorney Mawuli Davis

Decatur attorney Mawuli Davis will be honored by the Southern Center for Human Rights with its inaugural “Luminary Award” on May 12.

Film series probes African roots

The 10th annual “Conversations on Afrikan Spirit Through Film” series is underway on Wednesdays weekly in May at First Afrikan Church in Lithonia.

New chief tapped at Public Broadcasting Atlanta

Atlanta native Wonya Lucas is the new president and CEO of Public Broadcasting Atlanta.

High Tea Party funds scholarship

A High Tea Party fundraiser on May 16 at the Ramada Inn Plaza features fashion, food, fun and a little friendly competition.