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Food tour: Grocery shopping on Buford Highway? Bring your appetite
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Food tour: Grocery shopping on Buford Highway? Bring your appetite

Oh, the joys of trips to H Mart, Buford Highway Farmers Market or City Farmers Market! Whenever the opportunity strikes to shop for foodstuffs along and near Buford Highway, I am on board.
‘Miss Peregrine’ is familiar, yet fun

‘Miss Peregrine’ is familiar, yet fun

The very best Tim Burton films feature a charismatic weirdo at the center of the story who is either preternaturally innocent (Edward Scissorhands, Pee-Wee Herman), or charged with the protection of innocence (Batman).
Author events, Oct. 2-8

Author events, Oct. 2-8

Kaye Minchew, “A President in Our Midst: Franklin Delano Roosevelt in Georgia.” 7 p.m. Oct.
3 fun things: Sept. 30-Oct. 2

3 fun things: Sept. 30-Oct. 2

ROSWELL “Ghost the Musical” Unchain the melodies and unplug the chords: This performance is all acoustic.
Soda fountains serve up nostalgia in trendy Athens district

Soda fountains serve up nostalgia in trendy Athens district

One of the things I love about college towns is the way past, present and future intermingle. In my hometown of Athens, a favorite part of town for many is the leafy 1920s-era Five Points neighborhood, not far from the University of Georgia campus.
‘Miss Peregrine’ is familiar, yet fun

‘Miss Peregrine’ is familiar, yet fun

The very best Tim Burton films feature a charismatic weirdo at the center of the story who is either preternaturally innocent (Edward Scissorhands, Pee-Wee Herman), or charged with the protection of innocence (Batman).
Soda fountains serve up nostalgia in trendy Athens district

Soda fountains serve up nostalgia in trendy Athens district

One of the things I love about college towns is the way past, present and future intermingle. In my hometown of Athens, a favorite part of town for many is the leafy 1920s-era Five Points neighborhood, not far from the University of Georgia campus.
Bruce Springsteen’s memoir: Riding shotgun with the Boss

Bruce Springsteen’s memoir: Riding shotgun with the Boss

Long dark highways and thin white lines; fire roads and Interstates; the skeleton frames of burned-out Chevrolets; barefoot girls sitting on the hoods of Dodges; pink Cadillacs; last-chance power drives; men who go out for a ride and never come back.
Barf bags! Plane seats! Airline show on Oct. 1 has it all

Barf bags! Plane seats! Airline show on Oct. 1 has it all

It’s just a little length of blue plastic, skinny and topped with the image of a globe. Decades ago, a smiling stewardess plopped that swizzle stick in something potent before serving the concoction to a lucky passenger riding in royal comfort in a Pan Am clipper.
Author events, Sept. 25-Oct. 1

Author events, Sept. 25-Oct. 1

Kristin Hannah, “The Nightingale.” 7:30 p.m. Sept. 25. Talk, signing. $15. Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta, 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody.
7 most epic places to view a movie in Atlanta

7 most epic places to view a movie in Atlanta

Soaking in a movie is no longer relegated to the same cookie-cutter theaters. Unique offerings, designs and locations make your theater of choice just as much a part of the experience as the actual movie.
3 fun things, Sept. 24-25

3 fun things, Sept. 24-25

DAHLONEGA Swine Wine Weekend North Georgia has more than just fall colors to offer. It’s also home to Three Sisters Vineyards and its Swine Wine weekends, where, as they put it, “pork meets cork.
‘I.T.’ does not compute

‘I.T.’ does not compute

Pierce Brosnan has become the poor man’s Liam Neeson, cranking out B-movie thriller after B-movie thriller for the VOD market like he’s GM in ’50s Detroit.
A literary hoax is explained — sort of

A literary hoax is explained — sort of

JT LeRoy became a literary sensation overnight in the early 2000s. His rapturously received writing drew from his well-publicized backstory: Jeremiah “Terminator” LeRoy was the HIV-positive teenage son of a truck stop prostitute, but he emerged from the unthinkable — sexual abuse, addiction and homelessness — to write stunning prose.
‘Storks’ is a weird, wacky bundle of joy

‘Storks’ is a weird, wacky bundle of joy

Welcome to the very strange, and strangely moving, world of “Storks.” Writer-director Nicholas Stoller, known for his more adult comedies, such as “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” and “Neighbors,” delves into the family-friendly animated genre in a little movie about where babies come from.
High Museum will lower admission prices Oct. 1

High Museum will lower admission prices Oct. 1

The High Museum of Art announced Wednesday it will reduce ticket prices to $14.50 for all guests 6 years old and older, which is a substantial savings on the previous ticket price of $19.
Harmonies, strife in Love’s Beach Boys tale

Harmonies, strife in Love’s Beach Boys tale

Mike Love is acutely aware that he is perceived as a villain.In his new autobiography, “Good Vibrations: My Life as a Beach Boy,” Love puts the conventional public framing of his relationship to his cousin and musical collaborator Brian Wilson simply: “For those who believe that Brian walks on water, I will always be the Antichrist.
Baby gorilla born at Zoo Atlanta

Baby gorilla born at Zoo Atlanta

Cuteness overload warning: In addition to its new twin baby pandas, Zoo Atlanta was just blessed with a baby western lowland gorilla.
3 places to get active

3 places to get active

Banning Mills Adventure Park This park proudly boasts the largest and longest zip line canopy tour on the planet — Guinness World Records gave them the bragging rights in 2012.
3 places to bend an elbow

3 places to bend an elbow

Coastal Empire Beer Co. This award-winning Savannah brewery offers behind-the-scenes tours Thursdays through Saturdays, with guests getting a glimpse of how Coastal Empire creations such as Savannah Brown Ale come to life.
Author events, Sept. 18-24

Author events, Sept. 18-24

Robert Hicks, “The Orphan Mother.” 7 p.m. Sept. 19. Talk, signing. $10, or free with purchase of the book from A Cappella.
8 ways Atlanta Celebrates Photography

8 ways Atlanta Celebrates Photography

When Atlanta Celebrates Photography launched in 1999, there was no Atlanta Beltline, no Instagram, no Renzo Piano buildings at the High Museum.
Bridget Jones makes welcome return in ‘Baby’

Bridget Jones makes welcome return in ‘Baby’

What a treat it is to dive back into the cozy world of Bridget Jones, who is the kind of old friend you can pick up with right where it left off, no matter how long it’s been.
Best family-friendly apple festivals in north Georgia this fall

Best family-friendly apple festivals in north Georgia this fall

The cooler weather means it’s apple time in North Georgia. That’s good news for the Georgia Apple Festival in Ellijay, which happens every October, as well as for the pick-your-own farms, which have been welcoming apple lovers since the beginning of September.
Review: 5Church does not distinguish itself among Midtown restaurants

Review: 5Church does not distinguish itself among Midtown restaurants

I confess: I am scared of the dark. So, when I descended the stairs at 5Church in Midtown, I was perhaps not ready — or maybe I’m not hipster enough — to appreciate the dining atmosphere that the restaurant offers: a cavernous space with a wiry iron tree sculpture in the center, a ceiling painted with verbiage from Sun Tzu’s “The Art of War” (like the original 5Church location in Charlotte) and a whole lot of black — walls, banquettes and all.
Modest movie enhanced by presence of legend

Modest movie enhanced by presence of legend

The intimate drama “Max Rose” feels like little more than a modest television movie. But it’s a respectable way for comedian Jerry Lewis, now 90 years old, to make what may be his valedictory performance.
3 fun things: Sept. 17-18

3 fun things: Sept. 17-18

DULUTH JapanFest Head to Gwinnett and grab some gyoza, check out the Kabuki and browse the vendor booths at the 30th annual JapanFest.
Historian examines his past in “Making of a Racist”

Historian examines his past in “Making of a Racist”

In “The Making of a Racist,” historian Charles B. Dew, a descendant of Thomas Roderick Dew, one of the Old South’s most passionate apologists for slavery, provides a candid, courageous and introspective examination of the attitudes and beliefs that made him “a racist, an accidental racist perhaps … but a racist nonetheless” until his final year at Williams College, 1957-1958.
Theater review: 7 Stages’ ‘Threepenny Opera’ cuts none too deep

Theater review: 7 Stages’ ‘Threepenny Opera’ cuts none too deep

Looks can be deceiving. Co-directed by Michael Haverty (the company’s co-artistic director) and Bryan Mercer (who also serves as the show’s musical director), 7 Stages’ production of “The Threepenny Opera” has been designed with a visual style that’s entirely appropriate to the material.
Widespread Panic says current tour will be its last

Widespread Panic says current tour will be its last

Widespread Panic is expecting a busy year of touring for the band. One reason is there is a current album, “Street Dogs,” to promote, but another factor is that the group is making its 2016 tour its last.
Lineup of Jewish Center Book Fest announced

Lineup of Jewish Center Book Fest announced

The Book Festival of the Marcus Jewish Cultural Center of Atlanta (MJCCA) has announced the full list of authors who will participate in the center’s 25th smorgasbord of literature.
8 acts to see at Music Midtown

8 acts to see at Music Midtown

Whether your musical interests fall in the pounding electronic beats of Deadmau5 or the rootsy yowls of Alabama Shakes, the 2016 installment of Music Midtown should at least pique your curiosity.
‘Sing for Your Life’ delivers arresting anthem of an opera singer

‘Sing for Your Life’ delivers arresting anthem of an opera singer

In 1955, the same year Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery, Ala., Marian Anderson, who garnered fame for her 1939 solo at the Lincoln Memorial Center, assumed the role of Ulrica in “Un Ballo in Maschera” at the New York Metropolitan Opera.
Kristin Chenoweth vows to ‘represent’ Broadway in concerts

Kristin Chenoweth vows to ‘represent’ Broadway in concerts

NEW YORK — “Glee” and “Wicked” star Kristin Chenoweth is returning to Broadway this fall for a series of concerts celebrating the history of the Great White Way in what she vows will be a different show each time because the songs will change every night.
‘Cloth Field’ pairs Atlanta Symphony’s Spano with dancers

‘Cloth Field’ pairs Atlanta Symphony’s Spano with dancers

A couple dozen chandeliers of wildly different styles hang from the ceiling of Goodson Yard, a former warehouse space at the Goat Farm Arts Center, providing a curious touch of the baroque to a performance that’s otherwise almost entirely given over to a sort of naked minimalism.
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