Monthly Social Calendar: June, part 1

Art & Cocktails in the Garden | Chef Zeb Stevensen of Watershed on Peachtree | MA Design is Human Week

June 4 Learn how to incorporate art into your home at the ART PAPERS Salon: Designing & Living with Contemporary Art series. Hosted by ADAC and organized by Robert Brown of Robert Brown Interior Design, the event will feature vignettes with furnishings and artworks from local designers including Michel Boyd, Bill Musso and Amy Morris. After touring the vignettes, guests are invited to an after-hours cocktail reception where they can mingle with the designers, artists and gallery owners.

June 4 Octane Coffee Grant Park presents “Shoot This City,” a group exhibition of street and city photography shot on iPhones in Atlanta. Guests can enjoy craft brews including Red Hop Rye, Summer IPA and Thai Wheat from the Westside’s Second Self Beer Company while browsing the show. The event is open to the public, and prints will be available for purchase.

June 5 DK Gallery hosts artists such as Steve Dininno, Terrence Gasca, Ana Guzman and Dirk Walker for Oh the Places You’ll Go!, a landscape and cityscape exhibition. Each piece, from a bustling metropolis to a serene rural landscape, brings forth a personal connection and uniqueness from the artist who created it. The show will kick off during the Marietta Square Art Walk on June 5 from 5 to 9 p.m.

June 6 Experience an evening where art, food and community unite at WonderFarm. Hosted at Ponce City Market, the event features live performances, a live and silent auction, a cocktail reception, gourmet fare prepared by chefs including Minero’s Sean Brock and Super Pan’s Hector Santiago, art installations and live demonstrations. The evening benefits WonderRoot and Community Farmers Markets, and tickets are $250.

June 6 Celebrate the start of summer with the 32nd annual Virginia-Highland Summerfest, featuring a juried Artist Market, live music, a 5K, food from festival vendors and local restaurants, community events for residents, Kidsfest and more. The event is rain or shine, and all Saturday and Sunday events are free. Proceeds benefit the Virginia-Highland Civic Association. 6/6–6/7.

Through June 7 MA (Modern Atlanta) invites design professionals and the public to its annual Design Is Human Week, a series of citywide events celebrating all aspects of design and creative culture, from the latest trends in interior design and architecture to seminars on brand awareness and professional development. Programming also includes the MA Architecture Tour and the MA International Design Expo, an annual trade fair of curated, high-end design. 5/30–6/7.

June 13 Join Watershed on Peachtree’s chef Zeb Stevenson at the Peachtree Road Farmers Market for a seasonal cooking demo using only ingredients from the market. Starting at 10 a.m., Stevenson will give step-by-step cooking instructions while discussing his dedication to using locally sourced ingredients. Continue the celebration with a seasonal dinner at Watershed on Peachtree, and stay for the “After Party,” from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., featuring cocktails, a late-night snack bar and entertainment from DJ Yvonne Monet.

June 13 R. Alexander’s Art & Cocktails in the Garden series comes to a close with one last event on June 13 from 5 to 7 p.m. Guests are invited to tour R. Alexander’s 2.6-acre garden and sculpture gallery, as well as browse the gallery’s current group exhibit, Keep Calm and Think of the Beach, which features beach and seascapes from various artists, including painter Alfredo Navarro. 6/13.

All month Wind down after the workday with $2 Taco Happy Hour at Bellwoods Social House every Monday–Thursday night from 4-7 p.m. The weekly special features selections such as guajillo short rib, veggie and mole pork tacos. Owner and chef Leif Johnson’s eclectic “New American” menu puts a spin on the classics—pulling flavor profiles from across the globe together to create unique, yet familiar dishes.