Bands will play from 3 p.m. to midnight on Saturday at Twain's Billiards and Tap.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The Kris Youmans Band performed for a lunchtime crowd in the Decatur Square.
The Kris Youmans Band had perfect weather and an appreciative crowd when it performed Wednesday during the Blue Sky Concert in the Decatur Square. Yoeshi Roberts Band plays next Wednesday around noon. Decatur offers plenty of free concerts in May, including Ed Roland and the Sweet Tea Project this Saturday during Green Fest.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The poetry reading previously held at Trilogy in Avondale Estates moved because the group needed more space.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Robert Norrell, author of "Up from History" and "Eden Rise," will be part of the Georgia Center for the Book's Festival of Writers series.
The author of a Booker T. Washington biography will visit Decatur library on May 6, from 7:15-9 p.m. with his novel, "Eden Rise," according to the library's events page. "Eden Rise" is described on the website as a novel "set in the summer of 1965 in Alabama where a clash over civil rights divides a family and a town." Norrell is the author of "Up from History" about Booker T. Washington. His visit is part of the Georgia Center for the Book's Festival of Writers series.
Saturday, May 4, 2013
The city called off the concert because of rain, but the concert scheduled for next weekend is still on.
Decatur's Concert on the Square planned for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 4, has been cancelled because of rain. Michelle Malone Banned was scheduled to perform in the first free Saturday night concert of the year. The city also called off the Friday night free movie on the square because of rain. The city says other free concerts for May are still a go, including next Saturday's performance by Ed Roland and the Sweet Tea Project at Grenefest 2013. Check this previous story in Patch for a schedule of other upcoming concerts.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
The public is invited to the competition at 7 p.m. May 9 in the Decatur High Auditorium.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Two Random House illustrators are scheduled to paint a mural on the recreation center playground wall at 3 p.m. Wednesday. Everybody is invited to watch them work.
The Little Shop of Stories is celebrating Screen Free Week in hopes of tearing kids away from the television. Kids and parents are invited to watch two Random House illustrators paint a mural at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Decatur Recreation Center, as first reported on Decatur Metro. The shop posted this invite: In celebration of Screen Free Week, Random House is sending us two incredible authors/illustrators to help encourage kids to turn off the TV and read a book or play outside. They won’t be doing an in-store event, but they’ll be visiting Decatur schools in the morning and in the afternoon they’ll be painting a mural at the Decatur Recreation Center. So stop by in the afternoon to say hello and watch them work their magic! The shop …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The theatre in Avondale Estates said the cancellation was caused by building problems. The theatre also may lose its lease and have to move out altogether.
The Academy Theatre in Avondale Estates has cancelled this weekend's Cinco-de-Steamfest (a combination of Cinco de Mayo and a steampunk festival) because of what theatre management calls "building problems." In an email to Patch, artistic director Robert Drake said the organization may have to move out of its building at 119 Center St. next month. Drake couldn't be reached Tuesday to elaborate on the problem. Avondale Estates City Manager Clai Brown said the city doesn't have any problems with the theatre. Brown said the building owner wants to put it on the market. Several people working at the building on Tuesday afternoon said the theatre had lost its lease. Patch will seek more information on this development. Cinco-de-Steamfest was …
Jameson Elder performs at noon Wednesday in the first Blue Sky Concert of the month. At 7 p.m. Saturday, Michelle Malone Banned plays the first Concert on the Square. Both shows on the Decatur Court Square.
Decatur is a music-loving town and there will be no shortage of free concerts in the month of May. Blue Sky Concerts start at noon Wednesday for the lunchtime crowd. Concerts on the Square begin at 7 p.m. Saturday. Both take place at the community bandstand on the court square. Here are the schedules, courtesy of the Decatur Business Association website: Blue Sky Concerts Concerts on the Square There will also be a bonus concert in the Jazz Nights at Scottish Rite series when Annie Sellick performs at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 16, in Oakhurst. In September, the free concerts kick off again.
U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey, a Decatur resident, was chosen to join one of the nation's oldest honorary societies.
U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey, a resident of Decatur, will be inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Her election to the national honorary society was announced on the webpage for Emory University, where Trethewey is an English professor and director of the creative writing program. Among the 198 new inductees are singers Bruce Springsteen, Pete Seeger and actress Sally Field. The academy website says, "Founded in 1780, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences is an independent policy research center that conducts multidisciplinary studies of complex and emerging problems. The Academy’s elected members are leaders in the academic disciplines, the arts, business, and public affairs." New members will be inducted in…