Five Things to Do in Buckhead this Week
Here are five suggestions to get you out of the house and involved in Buckhead this week:
1. Sample food from 25 restaurants and rock out to music played by celebrity chefs who also play in local bands. The event, Eats & Beats, benefits the Children of Conservation, which works to protect endangered species in third world countries
Tickets cost $60. The event starts at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Theatre.
2. Meet musical legend Gregg Allman, who will sign his autobiography, "My Cross to Bear."at the Buckhead Barnes & Noble Booksellers.
The free event starts at 12:30 p.m.
3. Spend some time giving back by volunteering at the Blue Heron Spring Work Days.
Volunteers will gather at 9 a.m. at the Blue Heron Nature Preserve.
4. Also Thursday, John Smoltz and Don Yaeger will sign "Starting and Closing" “John Smoltz: Starting and Closing Perseverance, Faith, and One More Year.”
5. Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Paris plane crash that took the lives of many local arts patrons and artists. The Buckhead Heritage Society will host a lecture by Ann Uhry Abrams, author of Explosion at Orly: The Disaster that Transformed Atlanta, and Chris Moser, the producer of the 2001 GPB documentary film, The Day Atlanta Stood Still. The lecture will be followed by a screening of the film and Q&A.
The event starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Cathedral of St Philip Episcopal. Prices vary.
Also, a silent auction and other commemorative events are planned for Saturday.