Arts & Entertainment Scene


Fall fests in Avondale Estates, Pine Lake

Arts and music festivals in Avondale Estates and Pine Lake help usher in fall in DeKalb County. More than 90 local and regional artists and artisans, musicians, and chefs are featured at the Avondale Arts Alliance’s AutumnFest on Oct. 3-4 ...

Gospel DJ Reggie Gay at Ousley UMC Men’s Day

Gospel dejay Reggie Gay will be the keynote speaker at the Men’s Day celebration at Ousley United Methodist Church on Oct. 11.

Exhibits at Stonecrest, Hairston Crossing

Former NBA player and sports broadcaster Mike “Stinger” Glenn will display his collection of rare books, time period newspapers, magazines, and portraits of black athletes Oct. 3-24 at Stonecrest Library in Lithonia.

South Precinct hosting Coffee With a Cop

South DeKalb residents can have Coffee With a Cop on Oct. 5 at the Hardee’s restaurant on Bouldercrest Road in Atlanta.

African youth choir in concert at Lovett School

The African Children’s Choir will perform on Oct. 2 at the Lovett School in Atlanta, followed by a screening of the award-winning documentary “Imba Means Sing.”

Apply for library card for shot at a prize

DeKalb residents who don’t have a library card are the focus of a major campaign launched in September, Library Card Sign-up Month, and they could win a prize for applying.

Lou Walker marks Senior Center Month

Prospective members and DeKalb County employees will get a chance to tour the Lou Walker Senior Center and meet its instructors at a Sept. 29 open house, part of the center’s celebration of National Senior Center Month.

PBS town hall on Charleston shooting aftermath

“America After Charleston,” a one-hour town hall meeting exploring issues raised after a white gunman shot and killed nine African-American parishioners in Charleston’s Emanuel AME Church in June, will premiere at 9 p.m. on Sept. 21 on GPB

Portrait to honor former librarian Doris Wells

The Friends group at the Wesley Chapel-William C. Brown Library is raising funds for a portrait of the late Doris K. Wells to be displayed at the branch.

‘Savoy’ tickets now available

Tickets are on now on sale for the 11th annual “Stompin’ at the Savoy” that benefits Howey Hudson Lowe Foundation’s community outreach programs.

Bike Rodeo registration open for kids

Registration is open for kids ages 5 to 15 for the DeKalb Police South Precinct/East Precinct Bike Rodeo on Sept. 26 at the Gallery at South DeKalb in Decatur, part of the third annual Heart of South DeKalb Festival.

Myrna Clayton to sing like Ella at Sanford Center

Vocalist Myrna Clayton will salute “the First Lady of Song” Ella Fitzgerald on Sept. 20 at the Porter Sanford III Performing Arts Center in Decatur.

‘War Room’ movie draws crowd with strong message of hope

Members of Berean Christian Church in Stone Mountain packed the theaters of AMC Stonecrest 16 Cinemas on Aug. 29 to see “The War Room,” a faith-based film that’s giving the blockbuster rap music biopic “Straight Outta Compton” a run for ...

CBCF’s Phoenix Award going to Juanita Abernathy

Civil rights activist Juanita Abernathy is among five recipients of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Phoenix Awards.

Muslim influences and civil rights up for discussion

Faith leaders will explore “Muslim Influences: Civil Rights and the Black Liberation Movements” on Sept. 13 at the Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta.