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Monday, July 30, 2018

Things To Do Near Atlanta: August 2018


THINGS TO DO NEAR ATLANTA:
AUGUST 2018

As an official sponsor of Jazz In the Alley, When We Speak TV cordially invites you to historic downtown Norcross, Georgia, for the 2018 Jazz In The Alley concert series, highlighting elite and emerging jazz artists.
August 18th- Greg Robbins

Held in historic downtown Norcross, Georgia, (Betty Mauldin Park), Jazz In the Alley has an upward attendance of 1,000 and IT"S FREE, thanks to generous sponsors like the City of Norcross and Peachtree Awnings, so bring your entire family. All concerts begin at 7:30PM. For more information and updates, follow Jazz In The Alley and When We Speak TV on all social media platforms.


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Science-fiction film festival

August 3 - 5, 2018
30.3 miles NE
Something Wicked is a film festival that screens animation, fantasy, horror, and science-fiction at Southern Performing Arts Academy in Lawrenceville.

Soap Box Derby race

August 4, 2018
 (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
2 miles NE
Design and build a car, and then race it downhill for prizes at Cool Dads Rock Soap Box Derby, with music, food trucks, and activities at Historic Old Fourth Ward Park. The event begins with ceremonies, and then races usually begin at 12:30 p.m. Free to watch.

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Alpharetta soldiers parade

August 4, 2018
25 miles north
Old Soldiers Day Parade includes a band at 9:15 a.m., a memorial service at 10 a.m., a parade at 10:30 a.m., and children’s activities. Free.

Concerts in the Garden

August 4 & 24, 2018
 (also July)
2.5 miles NE
See national acts at Concerts in the Garden at Atlanta Botanical Garden on June 6, 15, 29; July 13, 27; Aug. 4, 24. (Held in Gainesvile on Sept. 22.) You can order food in advance on the website.

Free movies - Candler Park

August 4 - Sept. 8, 2018
3 miles NE
Family friendly Flick-Nic begins with “picnic festivities and music” an hour before dusk in Candler Park.
  • August 4 - Jumanji
  • August 18 - Black Panther
  • September 8 - Coco

Chicken wings festival

August 5, 2018
4.1 miles NW
Taste wings from 25 restaurants, hear local music, and enjoy a cash bar at Southern Wing Showdown at The Fairmont. Children age 10 and younger are free.

Family day

August 5, 2018
 (12 to 4 p.m.)
22 miles north
Splash through sprinklers, play water games, make water crafts, try canoeing (ages 5+), and learn outdoor skills on Summer Adventures Day at Chattahoochee Nature Center in Roswell.

Fake wedding

August 9, 2018
 (7 p.m.)
2.5 miles SW
Attend an emotional wedding ceremony, have a drink and appetizers (included), and dance at a reception while you check out wedding vendors in action at The Big Fake Wedding Atlanta at Ambient + Studio.

Jazz on the Lawn

August 10, 2018
 (7:30 p.m.)
4 miles NE
Hear classic and contemporary jazz, swing, fusion, smooth, and blues with a ticket to Jazz on the Lawn at Callanwolde. Cash bar and BBQ food for sale. Dates in 2018: June 15, 29; July 13, 27; Aug. 10.

Free movies - parks

August 10 - Sept. 15, 2018
 (also July)
multiple locations
See free films outdoors at Georgia Movies in the Park.
  • Aug. 10 - Sherlock Gnomes (Dawsonville)
  • Aug. 18 - Sherlock Gnomes (Woodstock)
  • Aug. 25 - Sherlock Gnomes (Canton)

Wine party

August 11, 2018
 (noon and 6 p.m.)
1.8 miles NE
Atlanta Summer Wine Festival offers 50 wines to taste with live music and a DJ at City Winery. Repeats in January and April.

Pub crawl

August 11, 2018
 (noon to 4 p.m.)
2 miles NE
A ticket to Pub Crawl on the BeltLine includes five drinks at your choice of venues plus food discounts.

Flashback music festival

August 11, 2018
4.5 miles south
Flashback Festival is billed as Atlanta’s biggest R&B concert and features legendary artists at Lakewood Amphitheatre.

BBQ, blues, and bluegrass

August 11, 2018
6 miles east
Decatur BBQ, Blues & Bluegrass Festival [sound] offers 7 hours of blues and bluegrass music, a kids’ area, beer, and barbecue at Harmony Park in Oakhurst.

Gourmet dinner

August 12, 2018
9 miles north
The $275 Give Me Five charity event promises “an exclusive and tantalizing five-course dinner with wine perfectly paired by five of Georgia’s best sommeliers” and a live auction at 103 W. Paces Ferry Road NW for age 21+.

Taste of Spain

August 12, 2018
 (3 to 5 p.m.)
14.6 miles north
A ticket to Discover Spain Wine & Food Festival includes unlimited tastings of Spanish wine and food during a walk-around style event at Vino Venue in Dunwoody.

Monthly family festival

August 16, 2018
 (5 to 9 p.m.)
22 miles north
Alive in Roswell has live bands, food trucks, craft beer, vendors, kids’ games, entertainment, and socializing in three locations connected by a free trolley (on Canton Street, in Roswell Square, and behind city hall). Free.

Can Can Ball

August 17, 2018
 (8 p.m.)
0.2 miles north
Dance to live music, enjoy a light meal, and attend a silent auction at the black-tie-optional Can Can Ball at Hyatt Regency Atlanta for charity.

Summer jazz

August 17, 2018
 (8 p.m.)
3.9 miles SW
Hear great jazz once a month from June to September during Jazz Matters at The Wren’s Nest.

Tattoo Expo

August 17 - 19, 2018
0.3 miles east
Atlanta Tattoo Expo features exceptional tattoo artists, contests, exhibitions, and food vendors at Sheraton Atlanta Hotel.

Broadway musical

August 17 - Sept. 2, 2018
17.3 miles NW
Featuring striking visuals, rousing choruses, and a score by Elton John, Aida is Verdi’s epic tale of star-crossed lovers at Cobb Civic Center in Marietta.

Wine tasting

August 18, 2018
 (1 to 8 p.m.)
0 miles
“Sample premium varietals from some of the best Georgia wineries” with live music at Wine Fest Atlanta, organized by Wine Connoisseur Magazine at Southern Exchange.

Dinosaur day

August 18, 2018
 (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
4 miles NE
Enjoy games, crafts, and activities with dinosaur and birthday themes at Dinosaur Birthday Bash at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History.

Alien half marathon

August 18, 2018
19 miles north
The popular Area 13.1 Half Marathon & 5K has an out-of-this-world theme at Riverside Park in Roswell.

Taste of Johns Creek

August 18, 2018
 (4 to 9 p.m.)
21.9 miles NE
Buy $1 to $4 food samples from 20 restaurants, shop for art, hear live music, and visit the kids’ zone during Taste of Johns Creek at Chattahoochee High School. Free.

Obstacle race

August 18, 2018
31 miles east
Rugged Maniac 5K Obstacle Race is a 3-mile race with 25 obstacles of walls, slides, fire, and mud, plus bands and beer at Georgia International Horse Park.

Piedmont Park Arts Festival

August 18 - 19, 2018
2 miles NE

Piedmont Park Arts Festival features 250 painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metalworkers, glass blowers, and jewelers. It has artist demonstrations, live acoustic music, a children’s play area, and food vendors at Piedmont Park. Free.

BronzeLens Film Festival

August 22 - 26, 2018
0.2 miles NW
BronzeLens Film Festival screens films by or about people of color and holds workshops and panel discussions at Atlanta Marriott Marquis.

Party at the aquarium

August 24, 2018
 (7 p.m., VIP 6 p.m.)
0.5 miles NW
Adults can wander Georgia Aquarium enjoying live music, with beer and tailgate food for sale at Sips Under the Seafor age 21+. Buy tickets online because none will be sold at the door.

German beer festival

August 25, 2018
 (2 to 7 p.m.)
0.3 miles south
Celebrate German music, beer, and food (bratwurst, käsepätzle, pretzels, sauerkraut, schnitzel) at the family-friendly German Bierfest at Woodruff Park.

Dog walk

August 25, 2018
7 miles NE
Walk, Wag, N’ Run is a morning walk or run (1K or 5K) for people and their dogs at Lenox Park in Brookhaven.

Free plays

August 25, 2018
 (8 to 10 p.m.)
13.4 miles NE
Students at Georgia State University Perimeter College have only 24 hours to write, direct, rehearse, and perform new theater at Plays in a Day Festival. Free.

Vegetarian festival

August 25, 2018
15.6 miles NW
Veggie Connection Event features vendors, speakers, cooking demos, and food samples at Smyrna Community Center.

Family-friendly festival

August 25, 2018
 (12 to 4:30 p.m.)
16.1 miles NW
Atlanta Back 2 School Food Festival [sound] has food, music, vendors, a kids’ zone, and a dance competition at Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre in Mableton. Donate school supplies. The parade is at 11:30 a.m.

Train show

August 25, 2018
26.4 miles NE
Shop from 300 model-train vendors and see a few large working layouts at the Atlanta Model Train & Railroadiana Show at Infinite Energy Center in Duluth.

Grant Park festival

August 25 - 26, 2018
2 miles SE
Grant Park Summer Shade Festival features two music stages, food vendors, an artist market, a 5K run, and a kids’ zone at Grant Park. Free.

Latino festival

August 26, 2018
2 miles NE
Festival Peachtree Latino offers music, dancing, arts & crafts, vendors, ethnic foods, and a kids’ zone at Piedmont Park. Free.

Healthy Living Day

August 26, 2018
 (1 to 5 p.m.)
4.4 miles NW
Atlanta Ballet offers kids and adults arts & crafts activities, dance classes, food demos, and nutrition seminars in West Midtown on Healthy Living Day. Free.

Ice cream festival

August 26, 2018
 (2 to 4 p.m.)
20 miles north
Taste 100 flavors of homemade ice cream, join an ice-cream eating contest, hear DJ music, and visit the kids’ corner at Miss Mary’s Ice Cream Crankin’ in Roswell Town Square. Buy tickets online.

Musical comedy

August 30 - Sept. 1, 2018
18.6 miles NW
French nuns who stage a variety show reveal unexpected talents in Nunsense at Lyric Studio on the Square in Marietta.

DragonCon

August 30 - Sept. 3, 2018
Atlanta locations

Dragon Con is a giant popular-culture convention for science fiction, fantasy, gaming, art, comics, music, and film, with panels, contests, vendors, a banquet, and a Dragon Con Parade down Peachtree Street on Saturday at 10 a.m.

Art party

August 31, 2018
1.4 miles west
See contemporary art, meet artists, drink cocktails and wine, and hear DJ performances during Artosa Beyond as part of Taste of Soul at Herndon Home Museum.

Black wine

August 31, 2018
 (6:30 to 10:30 p.m.)
1.4 miles SW
The wine at vinoTOSA is actually red and white, but it’s created at “the most prestigious African American vineyards” and served at the mansion of the first African American millionaire (Herndon House).

Football party

August 31, 2018
 (7 p.m.)
2 miles north
College Colors Kickoff Weekend ticket includes admission to bars, entertainment, and some free food and drinks in Midtown.

Decatur Book Festival

August 31 - Sept. 2, 2018
6 miles east
Decatur Book Festival has a book fair, author readings, signings, panel discussions, children’s parades & activities, live music, cooking demonstrations, poetry slams, and writing workshops in Decatur.



Hot-air balloon festival

August 31 - Sept. 2, 2018
82 miles SE
Sky High Hot Air Balloon Festival offers live music every evening, a balloon glow every night, tethered rides weekend mornings, fireworks Saturday, and a classic car show Saturday at Callaway Gardens.

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Friday, July 13, 2018

Things To Do Near Atlanta: JULY 2018


THINGS TO DO NEAR ATLANTA:
JULY 2018

As an official sponsor of Jazz In the Alley, When We Speak TV cordially invites you to historic downtown Norcross, Georgia, for the 2018 Jazz In The Alley concert series, highlighting elite and emerging jazz artists.
July 28th- Emrah Kotan
Held in historic downtown Norcross, Georgia, (Betty Mauldin Park), Jazz In the Alley has an upward attendance of 1,000 and IT"S FREE, thanks to generous sponsors like the City of Norcross and Peachtree Awnings, so bring your entire family. All concerts begin at 7:30PM. For more information and updates, follow Jazz In The Alley and When We Speak TV on all social media platforms.


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A play by August Wilson

July 13 - Aug. 6, 2018
18.3 miles SW
Set in 1990s Pittsburgh, Radio Golf is about a successful entrepreneur who aspires to become the city’s first black mayor despite rumors of his secret past at South Fulton Arts Center in College Park.

Modern circus

July 13 - Aug. 6, 2018
10.2 miles NE
Circo Hermanos Vazquez features human cannonballs, graceful dancers, daring acrobats, and crazy clowns in a tent at Plaza Fiesta near DeKalb-Peachtree Airport. The show is visual, with announcements made in both English and Spanish.

Jazz on the Lawn

July 13 - Aug. 10, 2018 (Fridays 7:30 p.m.)
4 miles NE
Hear classic and contemporary jazz, swing, fusion, smooth, and blues with a ticket to Jazz on the Lawn at Callanwolde. Dates in 2018: June 15, 29; July 13, 27; Aug. 10.

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Concerts in the Garden

July 13 - Aug. 24, 2018
2.5 miles NE
See national acts at Concerts in the Garden at Atlanta Botanical Garden on June 6, 15, 29; July 13, 27; Aug. 4, 24. (Held in Gainesvile on Sept. 22.)

Field day in the park

July 14, 2018
2 miles east
Sign up your eight-person team to compete in zany outdoor contests for prizes at Atlanta Field Day in Historic Fourth Ward Park.

Elegant party

July 14, 2018 (7 to 10 p.m.)
2.6 miles north
Celebrate French Bastille Day in all-white cocktail attire at the $125 Soirée Blanche Bastille Day, with a rooftop fashion show, a silent auction, an open french wine bar, a French buffet, and dancing at Nelson Mullins.

Reptile Day

July 14, 2018 (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
4 miles NE
Come face-to-face with live pythons, king snakes, geckos, tortoises, monitors, and iguanas, and see presentations about them on Reptile Day at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History.

A day on the river

July 14, 2018 (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
30.6 miles NE
Rent a tube, raft, kayak, or paddle board (or bring your own) for Whatever Floats Your Boat, with live music, yard games, and food for sale at Rogers Bridge Park in Duluth. You must bring or rent a life jacket to wear and be age 5+ to go on the water. Free entry.

New Peter Pan

July 14 - Aug. 26, 2018
32 miles SW
Peter Pan is a new version of the famous story about Peter, Wendy, pixie dust, and pirates, performed in the forest at Serenbe Playhouse in Chattahoochee Hills.

Tomato festival

July 15, 2018
2.7 miles NW
Enjoy tomato dishes and drinks by some of the South’s best chefs and mixologists plus live music at Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival at Westside Provisions District.

Comedy night

July 15, 2018 (7 to 9 p.m.)
3 miles NE
Best of Atlanta Comedy features 10 comics telling their best jokes at the Red Light Cafe, with a full bar and restaurant food available.

Waiters’ Race

July 15, 2018 (5 p.m.)
7.4 miles north
Based on a French tradition celebrating Bastille Day, the Waiters’ Race has waiters race to win a free trip to Paris while holding a loaded tray of drinks. Watch it happen in the center plaza at Le Bilboquet in Buckhead, followed by live entertainment. Free.

Ice cream social

July 15, 2018 (2 to 4 p.m.)
10.5 miles NW
Enjoy ice cream and children’s activities at The Vinings Ice Cream Social at The Historic Pace House. Children under 12 are free.

Taste local food

July 16, 2018 (5 p.m., VIP 4 p.m.)
2.5 miles NE
“Enjoy local food prepared by Atlanta’s top chefs” plus “a selection of beverages, live music, cooking and art demonstrations, garden tours, and a silent auction” at AgLanta Eats [formerly Taste of AgLanta] at Atlanta Botanical Garden.

Musical comedy

July 17 - Aug. 5, 2018
26.8 miles SW
Featuring a teenager who becomes a celebrity on a TV dance show, Hairspray is “piled bouffant high with laughter, romance, and deliriously tuneful songs” at The Legacy Theatre in Tyrone.

Gourmet gala

July 18, 2018
2.9 miles NW
Summer in the City promises “an evening of fine wine, delicious food, and an exciting auction” at the Foundry at Puritan Mill to support wounded military.

Titanic the Musical

July 18 - Aug. 12, 2018 (8 p.m.)
33.6 miles SW
Titanic the Musical tells the story of passengers aboard the doomed luxury liner using 40 cast members and a three-story structure that submerges into the lake nightly at The Pavilion at Serenbe Inn for age 8+.

Free movies - Atlantic Station

July 19, 2018
Atlanta city parks
Watch Movies in Central Park beginning at sundown (usually 8:30 p.m.). It’s best to arrive early with a blanket or lawn chair. Free.
  • July 5 - I am Legend
  • July 12 - Hancock
  • July 19 - Up

Monthly family festival

July 19, 2018 (5 to 9 p.m.)
22 miles north
Alive in Roswell has live bands, food trucks, craft beer, vendors, kids’ games, entertainment, and socializing in three locations connected by a free trolley (on Canton Street, in Roswell Square, and behind city hall). Free.

Free movies - Brookhaven

July 19 & 26, 2018 (Thursdays)
9 miles NE
Bring a blanket or chairs for family-friendly Movies on the Town at dusk on the green space at Town Brookhaven. No coolers, food, drinks, or pets. Free.
  • July 12 - Back to the Future (PG)
  • July 19 - Grease (PG)
  • July 26 - Coco (PG)

Garden party for adults

July 19 - Sept. 27, 2018 (Thurs. 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.)
2.5 miles NE
Cocktails in the Garden invites you to explore a different corner of the garden each week as you stroll with a cocktail, hear live music, and play games at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Admission fee, cash bar.

Summer jazz

July 20, 2018 (8 p.m.)
3.9 miles SW
Hear great jazz once a month from June to September during Jazz Matters at The Wren’s Nest.

Scrapbook Expo

July 20 - 21, 2018
27 miles NE
Scrapbookers find classes, vendors, and crop parties at the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo at Infinite Energy Center in Duluth.

Yoga festival

July 20 - 22, 2018
multiple locations
Dirty South Yoga Fest features “a diverse sampling of instructors for a weekend of yoga classes, workshops, community, and festivities” on Friday evening at Monday Night Garage, and Saturday & Sunday at Loudermilk Conference Center.

Georgia Mountain Fair

July 20 - 28, 2018
112 miles north
Georgia Mountain Fair has family-friendly music, an arts & crafts show, carnival rides, and a parade in Hiawassee.

Beer & bites in a brewery

July 21, 2018 (12 to 4 p.m.)
0.3 miles north
A ticket to Old 320 Beer Fest includes a tasting room with restaurant bites, 30 breweries offering unlimited sampling, and live entertainment at Max Lager’s Wood-Fired Grill & Brewery.

Tennis tournament

July 21 - 29, 2018
2.7 miles north
The Atlanta Open is a televised annual men’s tennis tournament held at Atlantic Station.

Free movies - parks

July 21 - Sept. 15, 2018
multiple locations
See free films outdoors at Georgia Movies in the Park.
  • July 10 - Paddington 2 (Cumming)
  • July 21 - Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Woodstock)
  • July 24 - Ferdinand (Cumming)
  • July 28 - Ferdinand (Canton)

Magic

July 21 - Sept. 29, 2018 (Saturdays)
1 mile east
Professional magician Peter Morrison performs classic magic and comedy at the Atlanta Magic Theater.

Car show

July 22, 2018 (3 to 7 p.m.)
18.8 miles north
The Auto Show promises automobiles, motorcycles, games and activities for all ages, food from local vendors, and live music at Bradley’s Bar and Grill in Marietta to support charity.

Macon music festival

July 27 - 28, 2018
85 miles SE
Hear dozens of rock, blues, and soul-infused bands in multiple venues at Bragg Jam Concert Crawl in Macon.

Basketball tournament

July 27 - 29, 2018
0.5 miles SW
Watch hundreds of teenage teams compete at the Tournament of Champions at Georgia World Congress Center.

African dance festival

July 27 - 29, 2018
5 miles SW
Atlanta African Dance and Drum Festival offers dance and drum classes, an African inspired craft market, food vendors, a Friday kids’ camp, and a Saturday night concert at Sylvan Hills Middle School.

Zombie Pub Crawl

July 28, 2018
3 miles NE
Zombies invade pubs and restaurants along North Highland Ave. during Atlanta Zombie Pub Crawl. A ticket includes drinks, food discounts, and zombie make-up at Diesel Filling Station. Requires age 21 ID.

Kids’ concert

July 28, 2018 (5 p.m.)
23 miles north
High-energy Kidz Bop Live performs kid-friendly versions of today’s hottest pop hits in a concert for all ages at Verizon Amphitheatre in Alpharetta.

Family-friendly musical

July 28 - 29, 2018
26.4 miles NE
She’s back! Red-headed orphan Annie belts out catchy songs like “Tomorrow” in the popular musical at Infinite Energy Center in Duluth.

Giant music concert

July 31, 2018
6.8 miles south
Hear 50q bands play alternative rock, pop-punk, hip-hop, electronica, and hardcore all day when Warped Tour comes to Lakewood Amphitheatre.



ABOUT JERMAINE SAIN




Jermaine Sain is the host/ creator of a talk show called When We Speak. After exiting the U.S. Army in 2003, as a Medical Sergeant, Jermaine began pursuing a career in music after he auditioned for American Idol in 2005, in Austin, Texas.


In 2008, Jermaine moved to Atlanta where he has had the opportunity to provide backing vocals for Kem (Grammy nominated R&B Singer) Heart (Rock and Roll Hall of Fame), and Barry Manilow, as well as for companies such as Pink Ribbon Story Foundation and Verizon Wireless. He made his first music video appearance in Kem's Glorify The King.


Jermaine's talk show, When We Speak, caters to entertainment with a close focus on indie music professionals.

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