Saturday and finally no rain!
A few things going in Atlanta that are fashion/food related. If you get a chance to get out and check them out, come back and let me know!
|Thread Count @ East Lake Community Learning Garden
56 2nd Ave (East Atlanta), 3:00 PM Atlanta’s indie craft and DIY fashion scenes have been popping up all over the place. Beyond featuring handcrafted jewelry, furnishings, and apparel by local designers, the second Thread Count urban vendor’s market will also raise awareness for sustainable agriculture by setting up shop at the East Lake Community Learning Garden from 3-9 p.m. on Sat., July 20. It’s a way to support hyperlocal culture and brands — including hosts BOSCO, Arbitrary Living, and Ashley Rhoden Designs — while picking up some unique finds. Food vendors, music, and drinks will be on deck.
| Atlanta Rollergirls Roller Derby Double Header @ Yaarab Shrine Center
400 E. Ponce de Leon Ave. (Midtown), 5:00 PM – $15-$25 Bout 1: Your All-Star Dirty South Derby Girls vs. the Gold Coast Derby Grrls from Ft. Lauderdale. Bout 2: The 2012 league champions, The Denim Demons, vs. The Apocalypstix. With a halftime show by local bands, alternative arts and crafts booths, & door prizes, this is one event you won’t want to miss. BYOB – no glass. Kids 3 and younger are free.
|Roy Ayers @ Wren’s Nest House
1050 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd. (West End/Atlanta University), 6:00 PM – $25-$35 Legendary jazz-funk vibraphonist, composer, and bandleader Roy Ayers — who is best known by generations of listeners for providing the musical foundation for songs like “My Life” by Mary J. Blige and “Wake Up” by Brand Nubian, among others — returns to Atlanta. The kickoff act for the 2013 Jazz at the Nest music series, Ayers will undoubtedly play the original tune sampled for those previously mentioned songs — “Everybody Loves the Sunshine” — and many more of his classic cuts.
| Body Art Ball @ Paris on Ponce
716 Ponce de Leon Place (Midtown), 8:00 PM – $35 A period-themed cabaret variety show and benefit in a 1890’s-Paris-style “red velvet music hall” featuring 15 acclaimed and emerging body artists creating their body paint art visions on the “living canvases” of Atlanta’s finest male and female performing talent. Guests will be surrounded by exciting and sensual poledance, bellydance, burlesque and hoop performances whose bodies have been meticulously hand painted in dazzling, vivid color.A delightfully decorated Parisian marketplace and bar will be offering exquisite spirits, sinful confections, specialty art supplies and exotic surprises. Music by ATL’s own dj Swivel. Proceeds benefit The Chelko Foundation’s Scholarship fund for women. Tickets must be purchases in advance.