What’s happening this week: Decatur festivals, Placita Latina mercadito, Taste of Tucker – Decaturish

DeKalb County, Georgia – Several events are taking place this week in and around DeKalb County, including three festivals in Decatur – the Decatur Book Festival, Amplify Decatur and the Decatur Artists Market. Other events taking place this week include a four-week Art for the People Workshop, the Placita Latina Pop-Up Market at Avondale Estates, and Taste of Tucker. Here’s what’s happening this week:

Everyone / Other: exhibition by Marie Watt and Cannupa Hanska Luger

The Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University presents Each / Other: Marie Watt and Cannupa Hanska Luger, the first exhibition to jointly feature the work of two leading contemporary Indigenous artists whose processes focus on collaborative artistic creation. The exhibition explores the collective process of creation and features over 20 large-scale sculptures, wall hangings and installations by Marie Watt and Cannupa Hanska Luger, as well as a monumental new artist-guided community art work also titled Each other. The exhibition will be on display at the Carlos Museum until December 12.

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Decatur Farmers Market

The Decatur Farmer’s Market is open Wednesday, September 29 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Decatur, 308 Clairemont Avenue. The market has vendors with products such as produce, eggs, meat, dairy, cereal, hot food, cosmetics, gifts and more. Masks are mandatory to access the farmer’s market.

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Happy Hour Courthouse Tour

Enjoy a drink and learn about the vibrant history of the historic DeKalb County Courthouse and the many courthouses that have already been built on the site along West Ponce de Leon Avenue. Happy hour will be on Wednesday, September 29 at 6 p.m. at the historic DeKalb Courthouse, 101 E. Court Square in Decatur. Drink tickets will be available for purchase for $ 5 each.

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Fleet Feet Wednesday Run

Join Fleet Feet Decatur’s Wednesday Run club each week for routes varying from two to four miles. The club meets Wednesday, September 29 at 6:30 p.m. in front of Fleet Feet Decatur, 431 W. Ponce de Leon Ave. Classes start and end at the store. After the race, the club regroups and goes to a local business to socialize and take advantage of special discounts. On the third Wednesday, the club travels to East Decatur to support the Three Taverns Brewery, 121 New St. The group meets outside the brewery, and classes start and end there.

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The science of addiction recovery

The Decatur Parents Network, a subcommittee of the Decatur High School Parent Teacher Student Association, is hosting a recovery science lecture series during National Recovery Month. The event will take place on Wednesday, September 29 at 7 p.m. via Zoom. Susan Morley, a Certified Addiction Recovery Empowerment Specialist, will discuss how, like other chronic health conditions, this physical, emotional and social health issue can be treated.

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Art for the People workshop: Decolonizing through culture

The Art for the People cultural program is a workshop for creating a community-based, art-based educational experience. It proposes to explore how art can be an advocacy tool and provide a political critique of structural racism, how art and creative expression can be used as an anti-racist tool and how this work can be done in the context of deepening community engagement and discourse. The four-week course will include 90-minute virtual sessions on weeknights and weekend activities. This week, the course will take place on Saturday October 2 at 5 p.m. via Zoom.

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Tucker’s Farmer’s Market

The Tucker Farmer’s Market will be open Thursday, September 30 from 4 to 7 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 4882 Lavista Road in Tucker. The market has more than 35 vendors, including a diverse group of farmers, bakers, growers and local producers from Tucker, Metro Atlanta and Georgia.

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Music on the rails at Stone Mountain

Tunes by the Tracks returns this month to Stone Mountain. The free concert series takes place every Friday evening in September and October from 7 to 9 p.m. at Stone Mountain Village at 922 Main Street. Concerts will take place in the municipal parking lot and feature several renowned artists. On Friday October 1, Soulhound will perform.

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Amplify the Decatur music festival

The Amplify Decatur music festival returns to Decatur Square on Friday October 1 and Saturday October 2. A free concert will be held Friday at 6 p.m. with Shawn Mullins’ band, Ghoststories and Desmond Champion. The show is for general admission only and participation is limited to 1,999 participants. The Saturday festival will feature John Paul White, Rodney Crowell and Blind Boys of Alabama, The Cactus Blossoms Duo and Michelle Malone. Indigo Girls will be the headliner of the event. The festival will take place from 3:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

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Fleet Feet Saturday Race

Join Fleet Feet Decatur on Saturday morning at 8:00 am for an open group race. The group meets on Saturday October 2 in front of Fleet Feet Decatur, 431 W. Ponce de Leon Ave., and the race begins and ends there. Upon arrival, check in at the table in front of the store and pick up a card. Different routes are offered. Bathrooms are available. Water is not available on the course.

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Oakhurst Farmers Market

The Oakhurst Farmers Market will be open Saturday, October 2 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Scepter Brewing Arts, 630 East Lake Drive in Decatur. Find all of your freshest produce, meat, delicious pastries and more from the weekly vendors. Additional offerings include live music and chef demonstrations featuring seasonal recipes.

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AJC Decatur Book Festival

This year, the festival will be held all day Saturday, October 2 at the First Baptist Church in Decatur with events starting at 10 a.m. The theme is “Diverse Voices Building Community” and the festival is presented by Emory University. Events will be held in person and virtually and will include five adult and young adult events, a picture book panel, and a pop-up bookseller and food vendor. Vaccines will be mandatory to attend indoor events and masks will be mandatory.

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Decatur Artists’ Market

The Decatur Artists Market will feature 90 artists selected by a competitive jury. The annual Decatur Arts Alliance market is known for its high quality artwork. The market will be held on Saturday October 2 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday October 3 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The market attracts artists from all over the South East and beyond. Food and drink vendors will be set up in Decatur Square. Festival-goers are encouraged to wear masks and artist booths will be distributed to allow for social distancing.

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Taste of Tucker

Taste of Tucker returns to Main Street on October 2 with local restaurants and live music from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. So far, 20 restaurants are participating, including Tucker Meat Market, The Corner Cup and Local 7. Two local bands will entertain the guests.

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Avondale Estates Farmers Market

Join neighbors, visitors and vendors on Sunday October 3 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the Avondale Estates Farmers Market, located in my parents’ basement parking lot at 22 N Avondale Road. Browse a colorful array of local foods and products. Items on offer include baked goods, cheeses, eggs, homemade jellies, meats and produce.

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Placita Latina Mercadito

Placita Latina Festival organizers are hosting a pop-up market and dance performances on Sunday, October 3 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Lost Druid Brewery, 2866 Washington Street in Avondale Estates. Lost Druid offers special beers during Hispanic Heritage Month – Sulis, a light lager; Calypso, a tropical stout coffee in partnership with Banjo Coffee; and Sabrosa, a Tajin mango pie.

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