September 2015 Around Town 1


Braves Freebie

We’ve got a bit of sports fever this month and are offering your family a chance to win a Braves package including four terrace level seats, parking pass and access to the 755 Club for the October 1 game against the Washington Nationals. Go to and click on the banner to enter.

Laugh Til it Hurts

Lenny Marcus has performed standup at all the major comedy clubs in New York City for almost 20 years. He recently made his third appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman to amazing reviews. He has also performed standup on Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham, AXS TV’s Gotham Comedy Live, NBC’s Friday Nite, and NBC’s Comedy Showcase with Louie Anderson. Don’t miss this hilarious evening of comedy. This program is for adults 18 and over. He will be at the MJCCA Morris & Rae Frank Theater at 8:30p.m., Sept 12. Tickets are $18-25.

Flea Market

The Forward Arts Foundation announced plans for its annual Swan Coach House Flea Market, commemorating FAF’s 50th anniversary. Dates are September 17-19, opening with a festive preview party September 17. All events are held in the lower level parking lot at the Atlanta History Center. Market hours are 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on September 18 and until 2 p.m. on September 19. Admission is free. Preview party tickets are $40 in advance, $35 at the door at or at the Swan Coach House Gift Shop, benefiting visual arts in Atlanta through programs of the FAF. 404.261.9855.

Whiskey News

The crew at American Spirit Whiskey has been waiting nearly two years for their beautiful new stills to be delivered. Manufactured by Louisville’s famed Vendome Copper Company, the 200 and 400 gallon twin copper pot stills stand 15 feet tall. They were due to be delivered around our press time. The permitting for the distillery build-out and closing on their first round of equity capital should now be in place! You can visit the distillery to meet the stills. In the next few months, these copper work horses will begin producing everything from brandy to bourbon to innovative American malted whiskies. Local boys Jim Chasteen and Charlie Thompson are driving the bus at American Spirit Whiskey, now available at fine liquor shops around your neighborhood. As they say, “…keep drinking with character.”

GA Transplant Foundation Benefit

On Sunday, October 4 the fifth annual “Angels of Life” Hair & Fashion Show will take center stage at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center and will benefit the Georgia Transplant Foundation. The fifth annual event will once again wow its audience by showcasing hair, makeup and fashion designs by the artistic team at Three-13 Salon, Spa & Boutique. This year’s Angels of Life event focuses on children and their experiences with organ transplants. Guests will hear about these personal and heartfelt journeys while they enjoy this celebration of life with cocktails, dancing, music, the fashion show, both a live and silent and more. Angels of Life was founded by Lester E. Crowell Jr, two-time heart transplant recipient and managing partner of the salon. More than $160,313 has been raised in four years. Tickets start at $59 and are available at The fashionable philanthropic event begins at 5 p.m.

Join the Wish

The Make-A-Wish Georgia’s annual Wish Ball coming up on Saturday, October 24. Recognized as one of Atlanta’s premier social events and Make-A-Wish Georgia’s signature fundraising event, Wish Ball is a not-to-be-missed gala. Nearly 500 of Atlanta’s prominent community and corporate elite will gather to commemorate 20 years of making wishes possible. The elegant black-tie-optional evening features a fabulous cocktail party, seated dinner and spectacular live and silent auctions. This year there will also be a live band, dancing, and a late-night nosh. The proceeds go directly to help fund the heartfelt wishes to children in our community who suffer from life-threatening medical conditions.