Thursday, April 26, 2012
Don't just sit around this weekend. Get out and do something!
Jazz Nights at Scottish Rite with Latin jazz band Salpicon! When/where: 7 p.m. Thursday, April 26, at The Solarium At Historic Scottish Rite, 321 W. Hill St., Decatur. Why go: This is April's last Jazz Night at Scottish Rite. Price: Free admission. Screen on the Green At Glennwood Elementary When/where: 8 p.m. Friday, April 27, at Glenwood Elementary. Why go: Because Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked will be shown for free at 8 p.m. The Marlay House food truck will be there selling food, with a percentage of the proceedings going to the PTA. And since it's Arbor Day, Trees Atlanta will be giving away seedlings donated by Nalley Auto at 6:30 p.m. Price: The movie is free. Over the Rhine at Eddie's Attic When/where: 8 p.m. Friday, April …
Friday, April 20, 2012
Don't just sit around this weekend -- Get Out!
Joe Gransden plays Jazz Nights at Scottish Rite When/where: 7 p.m. Thursday, April 19, at The Solarium At Historic Scottish Rite, 321 W. Hill St., Decatur. Why go: Spread a blanket and soak up the sounds. Joe Gransden and his band will play. Kids welcome. Price: Free. Emory University Symphony Orchestra and Emory University Chorus When/where: 8 p.m. Friday, April 20, at Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall, at 1700 N. Decatur Road NE, Atlanta. Why go: Mozart's "Coronation Mass," Brahms' "Nänie" and Britten's "Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes" will be performed. Price: Free. Kris Delmhorst plays the Cars at Eddie's Attic When/where: 8 p.m. Thursday, April 19, at Eddie's Attic, 515 N. McDonough St., Decatur. Why go…
Sunday, April 8, 2012
The owner of Eddie's Attic spoke at TEDx Atlanta.
Eddie Owen, owner of Eddie's Attic in Decatur, talked about "Live Music Matters" last month at TEDx Atlanta, a meeting of about 300 creative folks who got togeher in Atlanta. He described how the new group The Civil Wars was formed and how Shawn Mullins became an "overnight hit" after working for years.
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
'Stories on the Square' will convene at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday
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Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Shannon McNeal sent Patch an email about "Stories on the Square," an open mic event at which anybody can tell their personal story. "Stories on the Square" starts at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, at Eddie's Attic in Decatur. No cover charge. For a taste of what you might hear, go to Virginia Highlands Patch and hear McNeal tell a story last fall at a similar event held at Manuel's Tavern. Patch asked McNeal how the Eddie's Attic event came about and she told us this story. The event is a spin off from "Stories on the Edge of Night" a late-night personal storytelling performance during the storytelling festival of the Southern Order of Storytellers that happened in February 2012 in downtown Decatur. Our first show was March 15th and we had …
Monday, February 27, 2012
"Darkland County" Tuesdays will run through March 27.
The Stephen King/John Mellencamp Musical "Ghost Brothers of Darkland County" will premiere April 4 at the Alliance Theater in Atlanta, but you can expect to see plenty of the show's actor-musicians in Decatur before that. As a press release from the Woodruff Arts Center explains The Alliance Theatre and live music venue Eddie’s Attic have partnered to host a concert series showcasing the actor-musicians in the Alliance’s upcoming world premiere musical Ghost Brothers of Darkland County – Book by Stephen King; Music & Lyrics by John Mellencamp; Musical Direction by T Bone Burnett. The five-week series, titled Darkland County Tuesdays, begins February 28 and boasts an impressive line-up of Atlanta-based and national performers. Be aware, …
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Here are a few places with special menus and shows.
You don't have to go to downtown Atlanta to celebrate the coming of 2012. Several restaurants and bars in Decatur and Avondale Estates are offering special packages and shows for night. Here's a few that I found out about. If I left you off the list, please let me know. And if you have any family friendly events, I'd like to hear about that, too. No. 246: The restaurant at 129 E. Ponce de Leon Ave. has a special New Year's Eve dinner. The first of four courses is crispy arancini with taleggio and hazelnuts “frothy” celery root soup with black truffles and pickled celery heart, and it improves from there. Dinner is $55 per person. For reservations, call 678-399-8246. Feast: A special menu will be offered starting at 5 p.m. The BackYardBirds…
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Enjoy a big band, Seinfeld tivia and a pre-Christmas bike ride.
Joe Grandsen's Big Band Christmas Show When/where: 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 22, at Eddie's Attic. Why go: Eddie's Attic is an intimate setting for a performance featuring the trumper Joe Grandsen and the singer Maria Howell. Pricing: Advance general admission $20, at the door $25. Information: http://www.eddiesattic.com. Seinfeld Trivia When, where: 8 p.m. Dec. 26, Tin Roof Cantina, 2591 Briarcliff Rd NE, Atlanta. Why go: Because the Soup Nazi is calling your name. Information: www.tinroofcantina.com or 404-329-4700. Pricing: Free. Famous Pub Customer Appreciation Christmas Party When, where: 8 p.m Dec. 23 at the Famous Pub & Sports Palace at 2947 N. Druid Hills Road NE, Atlanta. Why go: In the words of the bar people, "We appreciate our …
Friday, December 16, 2011
Patch rounds up some health inspection scores for establishments in Decatur and Avondale Estates.
Here are some recent restaurant health inspection scores performed by the DeKalb County Board of Health for establishments in our community: Café Alsace 121 E. Ponce de Leon Avenue Date: 12/1/11 Score: 96 Eddie's Attic 515-B North McDonough Street Date: 12/5/11 Score: 96 Parker’s On Ponce 116 E. Ponce de Leon Avenue Date: 12/1/11 Score: 90 Rainbow Chicken 749 East College Avenue Date: 11/23/2011 Score: 89
Sunday, December 11, 2011
The manager of Eddie's Attic brought in a good crowd at the Red Clay Theatre as Patterson Hood of the Drive-By Truckers performed.
Eddie's Owen's business venture in Duluth is officially under way. Owen, founder of Eddie’s Attic in Decatur, recently signed a contract with the city of Duluth to stage live music acts at the Red Clay Theatre. He presented his first two concerts by Patterson Hood of Drive-By Truckers on Dec. 2 and 3. Big banners posted outside the theatre proclaimed “The Red Clay Theatre Eddie Owen Presents” and “R,” “C,” “T” for Red Clay Theatre. The theatre was nearly full. Hood’s performance attracted local folks and fans of his songs and the popular Athens-based band. He was accompanied by Drive-By Truckers band members Jay Gonzalas on keyboard and accordion and Brad Morgan on drums. They played without a break from 8:15 until past 10:30 p.m. Instead …
Monday, November 28, 2011
This is a big week for Eddie Owen, who is now managing and booking for two venus: Eddie's Attic in Decatur and the Red Clay Theatre in Duluth.
Eddie Owen, the namesake of Decatur folk club Eddie's Attic, will use a little help from his friends this week. The first concerts by “Eddie Owen Presents” at the Red Clay Theatre in Duluth Dec. 2 and 3 will feature Patterson Hood of Drive-By Truckers. Hood and Owen have known each other for years. Hood won an open mic competitions in the 1990s at Eddie's Attic and was encouraged by Owen, according to a Sunday Atlanta Journal-Constitution story. The second show in Duluth will be Ed Roland of Collective Soul, who told the AJC about knowing and admiring Owen, the high school quarterback, while growing up in Henry County. “Ed was my hero back then,” Roland said. “I remember throwing a football with him at a church retreat when I was kid, and …