Terry's Must Do List September 22 - October 1

I hope to do all these. If you are in Atlanta, I hope to see you there and maybe at a few more events.


1. The Atlanta Preservation Center's first "Sacred Spaces" tour starts this Thursday.
It runs September 22, 24, 25, 2011, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday. It's 7 mini-events that cross the spectrum of Atlanta's religious community and history. Churches are, hands down, our best collection of buildings. They are meant to inspire our best impulses. They each mean something personal to 100s' and thousands of our neighbors, across generations. This is the best of architecture tourism.
Thursday September 22, 2011 6:00 pm
Ahavath Achim Synagogue - Tour & Film

Saturday September 24, 2011 9:00 am
Paces Ferry United Methodist Church - Open House

Saturday September 24, 2011 11:00 am
Al Farooq Masjid - Guided Tour

Saturday September 24, 2011 3:00 pm
Big Bethel African AME Church - Guided Tour

Saturday September 24, 2011 4:30 pm
South-View Cemetery - Guided Tour

Sunday September 25, 2011 1:00 pm
Paces Ferry United Methodist Church - Open House

Sunday September 25, 2011 1:15 pm
North Avenue Presbyterian Church - Guided Tour

Sunday September 25, 2011 2:15 pm
North Avenue Presbyterian Church - Guided Tour
The Atlanta Preservation Center labors quietly, doing what they can to advocate for preservation in Atlanta. Please like them on Facebook, right now. Follow them @PreserveAtlanta on Twitter. This is their "office" at the Grant Mansion.



2. Spotlight On Design at SWITCH Modern - Radcliffe Bailey, Merrill Elam, and Brian Bell on Wednesday, September 28 6p-8.
"Spotlight on Design"is SWITCH Modern's monthly salon. On Wednesday architects Merrill Elam and Brian Bell will discuss Radcliffe Bailey's house/studio. That's pretty darn good if you ask me. Might be a crowd, you'll need to R.S.V.P.

All the cool design kids will be there, it's easy and easy going, kind'a looks like this:
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3. Flux 2011, Friday, September 30, 2011 8pm-12 in Castleberry Hill
I don't know how to put it: You walk Castleberry Hill in the dark from one "event" to another and it gets all magic on you. Art, dance, sounds, projections, performance, light, you won't be able to take it all in. Bring your buds; they'll thank you. You don't need to dress up but you are welcome to dress crazy.

You might see a projected lost zebra:



4. Modern Atlanta hosts premiere of MY PLAYGROUND on October 1, 2011 7:30pm at Plaza Theater
I attended a press screening of this 50 minute film. It's about Parkour: "Parkour is a sport in which you have to go from one point of the city to another as efficiently and quickly as possible, overcoming any obstacles in your way: walls, fences, trees, etc. This has made Parkour THE urban sport, included in recent music videos, advertisements and feature films." You might have seen snippets of parkour in Youtube. It's odd, amazing, and a bit scary. It will make you want to do it or wish your were young enough to do it.

It could be a part of your Poncey-Highlands evening. It's the night of the October Ponce Crush too. This is not a dull place.

Maybe we'll see Anthony from Team SlipStream Parkour.
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Please say hello if you see me.

This is last year's Architecture Tourist Flux team:
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