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LOCAL PROFILE: Indie Film Scene

LOCAL PROFILE: Indie Film Scene

ATLANTA, Ga. – Atlanta has come to be known as the home of young professionals, performing arts professionals and indie artists. The city that was once a breeding ground for hip-hop trends has become a haven of the aesthetic arts and artists alike.   

Recently, while searching for this thriving indie artist scene in the city that is home to large-scale Tyler Perry Studios, I stumbled upon a “somewhat dormant” subculture lying low in the middle of town; it’s Atlanta’s Underground Art scene.

Just like movie buffs, members of world want to claim they were the first to see the most recent and popular cult indie films, films like “Reservoir Dogs” or “Requiem for a Dream”. Well, in Atlanta, artists can experience that excitement by visiting their local independent theatre. These theatres in most cases, have been around for 20 years, or more, are home to many of the most artistically gifted and innovative people in town.

What is Sol Junky? Something you have to see! Coming to McDonough in June.

What is Sol Junky? Something you have to see!  Coming to McDonough in June.

You will be entertained from the start with their performance and music fusion. 

Sol Junky is an Atlanta based band known for their high energy live performances. Their music represents an extremely unique mix of cross-fusion, providing an amazing ability to connect with all audiences. This line up overflows with talent .You never know what to expect at a Sol Junky show...instruments like beer kegs or a flute, banjo or mandolin. Maybe a parade through the crowd playing Sol Junky bluegrass style. Whatever they do, they will have you on a journey of great friends, good times, and great music.
 Some of Sol Junkys' success can be directly attributed to their knowledge of music. Having the ability to not only play great original music but great covers that range from Johnny Cash to Kool & the Gang and from North Mississippi Allstars to Pink Floyd, etc. For Sol Junky it's about having the experience of a lifetime with you.

WEEKEND EVENTS: Midnight Basketball, Spring Cleanup and Coin Collectors

WEEKEND EVENTS: Midnight Basketball, Spring Cleanup and Coin Collectors

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. – There are tons of fun events going on this weekend, in your area. We’ve listed a few of them for you to check out with your family and friends.

Come out to the Aberdeen Village Center on Saturday, May 7, for Opening Day of the Peachtree City Farmers Market. The market which was formally known as, Fresh South Market will open at 9:00 a.m. and will close at 2:00 p.m. Aberdeen Village is located at 202 Northlake Drive in Peachtree City.

The city of Peachtree City will host their Annual PTC Spring Cleanup at the Peachtree City Recycling Center. According to the Peachtree City Updates newsletter, “PTC residents can drop off unwanted appliances (Freon removed), furniture, and other junk at the Recycling Center on Rockaway Road. The Recycling Center will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. both days.

DINNERS ON A DIME: Cinco de Mayo

DINNERS ON A DIME: Cinco de Mayo

UNION CITY, Ga. – This week, Dinners on a Dime features local Cinco de Mayo eats. Every Tuesday Where U Live will choose four favorite eats in your area for you to take your family and friends for a fabulous meal, under $20.

La Fiesta Mexican is celebrating Cinco de Mayo with drink specials and free deserts. The Atlanta restaurant will offer $3 beers, $5 margaritas, $3 house tequila shots and if you buy a pitcher of Margarita your table will receive a free dessert. The restaurant offers Dos Equis on draught which is rare and goes great with their popular shredded chicken nachos. The restaurant is located at 1419 Virginia Avenue in Atlanta.

Come out and party with the people at La Parrilla in Fayetteville for their Cinco de Mayo fiesta. The patio will be in full swing with a live DJ, drink specials, prizes and more, the restaurant was voted “Best of Citysearch” in 2008 and 2009.

Teach your teen the basics of safe driving at the Atlanta Motor Speedway

Teach your teen the basics of safe driving at the Atlanta Motor Speedway

HAMPTON, Ga. – On Saturday, May 7 Safe America will hold its Safe Teen Georgia Driving Academy at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. This event, in its sixth year, is a full-day of fun-filled events that showcase and teach teens the basics of safe driving.

This year, since the even falls on the day before Mother’s Day is themed, “Do It for Mom!” During previous years, students and parents have partaken in activities like:

  • Personal testimonies from parents who share stories of their heartbreak and life-long loss recounting how their teens were killed in car crashes.
  • Teen pullover and sobriety test followed by an arrest and hearing in front of Atlanta Traffic Court Judge Steve Teske.
  • Crash simulation concluding with a teen victim being life-flighted to the nearest trauma center. 
  • Advanced hazard recognition training for drivers at rail crossings provided by Operation Lifesaver.

Luella High School's Performance of Willy Wonka Friday and Saturday in McDonough!

Luella High School's Performance of Willy Wonka Friday and Saturday in McDonough!

Come and enjoy pure imagination with the production of Luella's High School's Fine Arts Department  " Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory"  You will smile and enjoy being totally entertained.  This is only running for this weekend.  You can see how much time and work these young actors have put into it. You might want to bring some chocolate with you.  Truly a great evening of entertainment.   

 Performances will be Friday and Saturday (April 29th and 30th) at the Henry County's Performing Arts Center. 

Shows start at 7:15pm  Tickets are $10.00 at the door.  

 

 

Art In The Park Saturday May 7th on the Square in McDonough

Art In The Park  Saturday May 7th on the Square in McDonough
Saturday, May 7th · 12:00pm - 3:00pm McDonough Square   Come out and see all of the talent that is in our own community. Art in the Park is a free event designed to expose our local artist to the community and to expose our community to our rich Diverse group of Talented artist here in Henry County. Artist will discuss, demonstrate and sell their art. Come spend the day with the artist.