Monthly Social Calendar: February, part one

From left to right: JCT. Kitchen & Bar // dk Gallery’s Romance of the Figure and Nude // Cathedral Antiques Show

February 1-8 The Cathedral Antiques Show returns for its 44th year, celebrating the decorative arts with their annual weeklong festival. Featuring a must-see antiques show, flower show, tour of homes, noteworthy speakers and more, the event attracts attendees from across the country. All proceeds from the Cathedral Antiques Show will benefit Covenant House Georgia. Through 2/8.


February 1-28 Solo exhibitions Gordon Parks: Segregation Story and Andrew Moore: The South are on view all month at Jackson Fine Art. Both celebrating and scrutinizing the South, these photographers provide an intimate look at the region in private and public settings. Also, don’t miss a rare selection of photos from Steve Schapiro’s Selma, documenting the march from Selma to Montgomery, on view through March 14.


February 2 An Atlanta favorite, Trinity School’s Spotlight on Art returns with its six-day Artists Market, which features more than 350 artists in genres ranging from contemporary to folk. Attendees will find works of art in every price range, and the market is free and open to the public. Proceeds will benefit Trinity School. Through 2/7.


February 6 Back by popular demand, Atlanta Ballet’s “Roméo et Juliette” premieres just in time for Valentine’s Day. Choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot’s fresh take on the Shakespearean classic embodies the resounding theme of forbidden love while taking on a smart and emotional artistic profile. Through 2/14.


February 13 Join dk Gallery for the opening of their newest exhibit, Romance of the Figure and Nude. The show, a  tribute to figural works of art, will feature both abstract and realism paintings by acclaimed artists Helen DeRamus, Kevin Chambers, Holly Irwin and Kristopher Meadows. Guests will have the chance to meet with the artists while browsing contemporary works and listening to live music.


February 13 Alan Avery Art Company welcomes American Modern artist Jim Dine, considered one of the fathers of the Pop Art movement, with a solo exhibition kicking off this month. Dine’s work has been featured both nationally and internationally and focuses on familiar imagery from the American consciousness. Through 3/21.


February 13-14 The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra celebrates Valentine’s weekend with “From the Heart,” two evenings of romantic music created by conductor Michael Krajewski and singer/songwriter Tony DeSare. Tickets are available online, over the phone and at the box office.


February 14 JCT. Kitchen & Bar rings in the most romantic night of the year with their prix-fixe Valentine’s Day menu, serving up specials like hot smoked duck confit, Peekytoe crab bisque and all-night braised beef cheek. Nosh on pastry director and recent winner of The Cooking Channel’s Donut Showdown Chrysta Poulos’s Riesling sorbet and brownies, and cap the night off with one of JCT. Kitchen’s themed cocktails, “Love Bites” or “Ode to my Love.”

Lindsey Wohlfrom