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Summer Events and Exhibits

Summer Events and ExhibitsTired of sweating within thirty seconds of walking out your front door? Or have you have unashamedly pretended to shop in a store just to mooch off the air conditioning? Have you given up on your half marathon training because running in 89 degree weather is not an option? You are not alone! The average high temperatures in Atlanta are going to stay in the high 80’s. It’s time to explore the exhibitions and events available for days when you really want to take the “Hot” out of “Hotlanta.”

Reading with Pooh at the High Museum: For the kids (or the parents who don’t know what to do with the kids).

Every Saturday and Sunday from 1:30 to 4:00 PM, you can bring your kids to the Anne Cox Chambers Wing of the High Museum to hear chapters read out of A.A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh or The House at Pooh Corner. And if the kids are either napping in the stroller by the end, or captivated by the stories, you can walk around the Winnie the Pooh: Exploring a Classic Exhibition which features 200 works spanning over 90 years of Pooh history. Tickets to the museum are $14.50 and free for children under the age of 5.

The Art of Craftivism Exhibit at the Museum of Design Atlanta: For the art lover!

This wildly cool exhibit explores what exists at the intersection of crafts and activism. On display from June 3 to September 9, the exhibit features pieces that artists have woven, painted, sewn, or carved in order to evoke emotion and promote discussion about social or political injustices and inequality. So when you finally get tired of binge watching The Office for the tenth time and want to enter into some thought-provoking discussion, this is the place to go! Tickets can be purchased in the lobby of the museum ($10 for adults, $8 for seniors/military/educators, $5 for college students/children).

Fernbank Global Kitchen Exhibit: For the foodie and the history buff.

From June 9 to August 19, visitors to the Fernbank Museum can experience a journey around the world and to various time periods to explore the history of food. So even if you’re not the biggest fan of history, who isn’t a big fan of food? The exhibit features a life-size re-creation of a 16th-century Aztec marketplace, an interactive cooking table where visitors “make” famous dishes eaten around the world, signature dishes from around the world, and how these dishes have evolved through generations. Museum tickets are $25 for adults, $24 for seniors, and $23 for children.

“Click Clack Moo” at the Center for Puppetry Arts: More for the kids.

The award winning children’s book “Click Clack Moo” is currently being brought to life at the Center for Puppetry Arts until July 29. Whether your kids love the book or you loved the book as a kid, the 45 minute show will put a smile on everyone’s face and on certain dates (specified on the website) puppet making classes are even offered after the show. When it’s raining outside or when you are tired of fighting for the best seats at the neighborhood pool, you can bring your kids to this fun and interactive experience. Tickets can be purchased for $19.50 on the Center for Puppetry Arts website.

SCAD FASH “Dressing for Dystopia” Exhibit: For the fashion fanatic or the Hulu binger.

Whether you love great and insane fashion or you are hopelessly addicted to the the Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning Hulu original series “The Handmaid’s Tale,” this exhibit is sure to make your jaw drop. The exhibit features the same costumes that are seen in the hit show and are designed by Ane Crabtree, who was recently honored by the Costume Designers Guild. The exhibition is on view now until August 12, 2018 at the SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion and Film. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $8 for seniors/military, $5 for college students, and free for children under the age of 14 and can be purchased in the lobby.

Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival at the Fox Theatre: For the film/cartoon/Fox Theatre enthusiast.

While this event is not happening until the end of the summer, it is necessary to buy tickets in advance and it is well worth making room on your calendar. Starting July 27, and continuing until August 25, there will be movie screenings at the Fox Theatre and there is truly something for everyone. There are kid-friendly films (Moana, Trolls), classics (Funny Girl, Night of the Living Dead, Grease), and a showing of Iron Man for the Marvel fans in your life. So, yes, you read it correctly: amazing movies playing in the Fabulous Fox. Sounds like the perfect Friday night to me! Tickets are $10.50 and can be purchased on the Fox Theatre’s website.

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