Monthly Social Calendar: October, part 1


October 1 The Atlanta History Center shares the history of The Atlanta Speech School in their new exhibition, running through November 2014. The exhibition chronicles their role as a pioneer in education, and fabric panels, photography and more than 20 school artifacts will highlight its history and recognize Atlantans who have played a crucial role in supporting the school.
October 2 Celebrate the onset of fall with the Atlanta Botanical Garden’s Scarecrows in the Garden and Fest of Ale. On exhibit all month, Scarecrows in the Garden showcases nearly 100 scarecrows handcrafted by schools, businesses, individuals and organizations. In addition, Fest of Ale is every Thursday night in October, where guests can tour seasonal exhibits while sipping on craft brews and enjoying live music.
October 6 Join the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center (ADAC) as it celebrates the Southeastern design community with DISCOVER ADAC. Featuring a week of keynote speakers, panel discussions and more, the event unites showrooms, designers and design enthusiasts under one roof. 10/6-10/10.
October 9 Sample wines from around the world and enjoy cuisine from more than 30 local restaurants at Georgia Aquarium’s 9th annual Aqua Vino. In addition to gourmet fare and fine wines, the event features both live and silent auctions, caricature artists and the Georgia Aquarium galleries as a backdrop. Proceeds benefit the Aquarium’s sea turtle conservation and research initiatives.
October 10 Held in the heart of Atlanta’s Westside Provisions District, A Really Good Strut is back for another year of high fashion. The runway show features the latest fall trends from the district’s top fashion tenants, including Calypso St. Barth, Free People and Steven Alan. In addition, guests will enjoy light bites, cocktails and live music. Click here for tickets.
October 16 Renowned author and photographer Richard Sexton’s Creole World: Photographs of New Orleans and the Latin Caribbean Sphere at whitespace gallery captures thearchitectural and urban similarities between the culturally rich locales of Latin America and New Orleans, taking viewers on a journey through the growing Creole world. Through 11/22.
October 17 Anne Irwin Fine Art welcomes their best-selling artist, Barbara Flowers, for a solo show. On view through November, the show will feature 25 new works from the Florida-based artist, who specializes in landscapes and still life paintings. Opening reception, 6:30-9:30 p.m.