Monthly Social Calendar: September, part 2

                                              Buckhead Atlanta // Opens Sept.18 // Photo by

Starting Sept. 18 Buckhead Atlanta’s first stores open this month. Creating a new vibe in the Buckhead area, the upscale, mixed-use venue will be home to 36 new retailers and restaurants, all walkable to each other through cobblestone streets. September openings include Brunello Cucinelli, Canali, Corso Coffee, Diptyque, Etro, Hermes, Gypsy Kitchen, Fado Irish Pub, L’Occitane, Moncler, Scoop NYC, Shake Shack, Theory, Thirteen Pies and Warby Parker. More details at

Sept. 18 Watch the Atlanta Ballet perform Wabi Sabi on Sept. 18 at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. The free, contemporary performance will be held during Cocktails in the Garden, an event taking place every Thursday night in September from 6-10 p.m. In addition to the Atlanta Ballet’s performance, guests will enjoy exploring the Imaginary Worlds exhibit, listen to music from Lethal Rhythms, enjoy chef demos and sip on themed cocktails.

Sept. 18 Learn about the monoprinting process with painter and printmaker Steve Dininno, a renowned artist in the advertising and media realm and a regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal. The presentation is free and open to the public and will be held at dk Gallery from  7-8 p.m.

Starting Sept. 19 Paying tribute to its Southern roots, Anne Irwin Fine Art’s “Southern Artists Painting Southern Scenes” exhibit kicks off September 19. The show features a selection of local and regional artists depicting Southern landscapes and cityscapes.

Sept 19-20 The Forward Arts Foundation celebrates another year of the Swan Coach House Flea Market. This two-day event gives designers, collectors and bargain-hunters the chance to peruse treasures at the oldest continuous charity flea market in the country. The weekend kicks off with an opening night preview party from 6-9 p.m. Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the door, and proceeds benefit Atlanta visual arts.

Sept 24 Switch Modern hosts interior designer Beth Webb for this month’s Spotlight on Design lecture, a series of discussions on architecture and design. Webb, known for her eye for art and penchant toward luxurious, yet comfortable touches, will be speaking about the importance of a collaborative experience in good design. The event kicks off with a cocktail reception at 6 p.m. and lasts until 8 p.m.

­Sept. 25 Join B.D. Jeffries for a book signing with designer and antiques expert Furlow Gatewood. Julia Reed’s new book, One Man’s Folly: The Exceptional Houses of Furlow Gatewood, gives a unique glimpse into Gatewood’s private homes. The book signing is from 12-2 p.m. at B.D. Jeffries’ Buckhead store, and guests are invited to come back from 4:30-6 p.m. for a meet-and-greet with Gatewood.

Sept. 25 Interiors and lifestyle store Steve McKenzie’s is celebrating their second anniversary and the grand opening of their new location on the Westside from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 25. Enjoy light Southern bites and cocktails while browsing the store’s offerings, which include textile designs by Steve McKenzie, furniture and handmade works from local artisans.