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Inman Park Advocator - Local Events

Decatur Lantern Parade
May 12 • 9:00 p.m. • Downtown Decatur • decaturartsfestival.com/festival-events/lantern-parade
Light up the night! Kick off Arts Month and celebrate the start of summer with the Decatur Arts Alliance and Decatur Education Foundation at the Decatur Lantern Parade. Gather at Color Wheel Studio at 508 E. Howard Ave. after 8 pm, then parade to the downtown square along with the Black Sheep Ensemble.



Sweet Auburn Springfest 2017
May 13, 11:00 a.m. – 9:0 p.m.; May 14, 1:00 – 8:00 p.m. • Historic Auburn Ave. District • sweetauburn.com/sweetauburnfestivals
Spend Mother’s Day weekend at the original Sweet Auburn Springfest, one of the largest outdoor festivals in the southeast. The Sweet Auburn Springfest is full of food, fun, and entertainment for the whole family. Come and dare to be scared on the 150 ft zip wire. Free.

Ponce City Farmers’ Market on the Beltline

Tuesdays • 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. • PCM “Shed” • cfmatl.org/pcfmbeltline

A new member of Community Farmers Market hosts some of Atlanta’s finest local food, talent, including urban farmers, artisanal food makers and pop-up chefs. Dogs on a leash are welcome.


Freedom Farmers’ Market

Saturdays • 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. • Carter Center • freedomfarmersmkt.com/

Freedom Farmers’ Market at the Carter Center was formed in 2014 by a small group of Georgia farmers with one vision: to bring local, sustainably-grown food to intown Atlanta neighborhoods.

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“How to Use a Knife”

Through June 25 • Horizon Theatre • horizontheatre.com

In the chaotic hustle and bustle of a Wall Street restaurant, George – a down-on-his-luck master chef – is facing his last chance to turn his life around. His United-Nations-of-a-kitchen sizzles with two rowdy Guatemalan line cooks, a nosy busboy, and a mysteriously dignified African dishwasher. Set during busy dinner shifts, “How to Use a Knife” bursts with grinding suspense, crackling energy, and piercing surprise as secrets from the past come to a boil. Ticketed.

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3rd Annual Fire in the Fourth

May 20 • 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. • Between Jackson Street and Boulevard on Edgewood & Auburn Avenues

All ages event featuring live music, street performances, fire entertainers, fire sculptures and Great Atlanta Fire of

1917 History. It’s a Curated Street Experience! This is a fundraising event for the O4WBA to support community

initiatives like signage and trash cans. Fire show at 9 p.m. Free.



Atlanta Jazz Festival

May 26 to May 28 • Piedmont Park • atlantafestivals.com

The month-long Atlanta Jazz Festival culminates over Memorial Day weekend with local and national jazz greats on two stages, a youth jazz-band competition, arts and crafts, food vendors and a kids’ zone. Free.



Atlanta Food & Wine Festival

June 1-4 • Various venues in Midtown • atlfoodandwinefestival.com

In the words of its creators, the festival weekend is an in-depth food and drink experience – part conference, part party and all Southern. Ticketed.


Free showing of “Nobody Loves You”

June 15 - 18 • 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. • Piedmont Park • horizontheatre.com

The game of love is on! Tune into “Nobody Loves You,” the show in which cluelessly self-obsessed contestants compete for love and adoring fans. When Jeff, a philosophy grad student, snags a spot on this reality dating show in trying to win back his ex, he breaks all the rules and attempts to expose its “authenticity.” That is until he unexpectedly falls into an onset love connection with Jenny, an enticingly prickly producer. General Admission is free. Reserved seating and tables are ticketed.