Arts & Entertainment Scene


'Talking Drum' examines civil rights movement

"Talking Drum" by visual/performing artist and scholar Fahamu Pecou on display at the Center for Civil and Human Rights examines the role of black popular music and the social justice movements of the 1960s.

Fish fry, block party will kick off holiday in Lithonia

An Old-School Fish Fry & Block Party on July 2 will kick off the Independence Day weekend in downtown Lithonia.

Poet, friends pay tribute to fathers

Poet and essayist Gwen Russell Green and a few of her friends present "A Special Tribute to Our Fathers" on June 27 at the Stonecrest Library.

Songstress Myrna Clayton, band AM2B to perform on Decatur Square

International songstress Myrna Clayton and her new local band AM2B will perform on June 21 at the gazebo on Decatur Square in celebration of the 2016 "Year of Music in Georgia."

South Korea Gospel Choir to perform at Sanford Center

The South Korea Gospel Choir is returning to the Porter Sanford III Performing Arts Center on June 25 for a concert.

Hip-hop is focus of Center for Civil and Human Rights second anniversary bash

A panel of hip-hop artists and scholars, special DJ sets, and a performance by Soul Food Cypher will help the Center for Civil and Human Rights celebrate its second anniversary on June 23 in Atlanta.

Summer paddle on South River

Novice and seasoned paddlers can experience the South River up close on June 25. For the fifth straight year, the South River Watershed Alliance is providing summer paddles to promote the importance of Georgia's rivers.

Lawyer to lecture on real-life 'Atticus Finch'

Atlanta attorney Joseph Beck draws parallels between his father's infamous case in 1930s Alabama and Harper Lee's iconic novel "To Kill a Mockingbird" in a lecture on June 20 at the Carter Library & Museum.

Great American Campout at Panola Mountain

Adults and children can learn how to rough it with ease at the Great American Campout – Family Fun Camping Night on June 24 at Panola Mountain State Park.

Budget, BBQ & Blankets features Antoinette Tuff

Antoinette Tuff, author of "Prepared for a Purpose," will be featured at the Budget, BBQ & Blankets Town Hall Meeting on June 14 at Wonderland Gardens in Rainbow Park.

Hands-on art classes with award-winning illustrator

Award-winning children’s book illustrator and artist R. Gregory Christie will present library programs for kids and adults on June 13 and June 20 in Decatur and Lithonia.

Night Owl 5K benefits animal rescue

Birds of prey will cheer on participants in the Night Owl 5K – AWARE on June 18 at Panola Mountain State Park.

Step back into Middle Ages with Dagorhir

Tweens and teens can pick up a history lesson or two on the Middle Ages at a Dagorhir demonstration on June 16 at the Hairston Crossing Library.

Father's Day brunch at Messiah's House

Members of Messiah’s House Assembly of God Church are saluting fathers, families and friends on June 17 and June 19 with special community outreach programs.

Georgia pollinators focus of discovery day

Learn about butterflies and bees, plants and pollinators at former first lady Rosalynn Carter's Butterfly Trail Discovery Day on June 18 at the Carter Library and Museum in Atlanta.