Arts & Entertainment Scene


Hillside Presbyterian celebrates 60 years

Members and leadership of Hillside Presbyterian Church are celebrating 60 years on Oct. 2 with the help of the Rev. Brady Radford of Oakhurst Presbyterian.

Clarkston Food Truck Festival features live music

Foodies and other residents will find a variety of cuisines and live music at the second annual Clarkston Food Truck Festival on Oct. 8.

35 experts to address black genealogy conference

National and regional experts will explore “Ancestors on My Mind” for novice and advanced researchers on Oct. 13-16 at the 37th Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society Inc. National Conference in Atlanta.

Performers, vendors and volunteers needed for Lithonia’s Oktoberfest

Performers, vendors and volunteers are needed for Oktoberfest – “Community Fun Day in the Park” on Oct. 22 in Lithonia City Park.

D.I.V.A. conference speaks to hearts of women

Five ministers and evangelists will bring the message at the Called to Be a D.I.V.A. 12th Annual Women’s Empowerment Conference on Oct. 8-9.

‘Our Sister’s Keeper’ in support of human rights for women, children around world

Photographer Marie Plakos’ “Our Sister’s Keeper” exhibit on display at the Carter Library and Museum shows the strength and beauty of women around the world in support of the Carter Center’s Forum on Women.

SWD graduate stars in ‘The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks’

Southwest DeKalb High alum Kyanna Simone Simpson has joined the cast of HBO Films’ “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” starring Oprah Winfrey.

Fire Safety Festival offers lifesaving lessons

Cheddar the Dalmatian will be on hand to help teach lifesaving lessons at the 14th annual DeKalb Fire Safety Festival on Oct. 1 at the Gallery at South DeKalb.

Sistagraphy exhibit focuses on black love

Patrons of the Stonecrest Library can meet Sistagraphy photographers at the opening reception for their exhibit on Oct. 1 at the Lithonia branch.

Mixologists can sign up for High competition

Bartenders interested in competing in the High Museum’s inaugural Highball fundraiser have until Oct. 5 to submit an application at www.high.org/highball.

Family, Friends Day at Healing Stream

Members and leadership of Healing Stream Ministries are hosting a Family and Friends Day on Sept. 25 at the Lithonia church.

Genealogy at Wesley Chapel Library

Family historians can get guidance on research at a series of workshops that kick off on Sept. 24 at the Wesley Chapel-William C. Brown Library in Decatur.

Leaf Watch for fall color sites

Autumn has arrived, and “leaf peepers” can find the best spots for fall color with Georgia State Parks’ online Leaf Watch travel planner, www.GeorgiaStateParks.org/LeafWatch, starting in October.

Park’s Junior Ranger Day coming up

Kids 8 to 12 can celebrate Junior Ranger Day on Oct. 8 at the Panola Mountain State Park Nature Center with fun activities involving themes related to the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area.

Museum by the numbers

The museum, built at a cost of over $540 million, contains more than 34,000 artifacts, including Chuck Berry's red Cadillac convertible.