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Sunday School: Yoga, Tarot, & Crystals 11:00 am
Sunday School: Yoga, Tarot, & Crystals @ Modern Mystic Shop
Dec 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sunday School: Yoga, Tarot, & Crystals @ Modern Mystic Shop
In this class, Amy Haid guides you through how she weaves the principles of yoga and the tarot into her personal practice. She discusses how both are valuable tools that allow for self-reflection, and allow...
Meet the Author: Kent Anderson 2:00 pm
Meet the Author: Kent Anderson @ Posman Books
Dec 1 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Meet the Author: Kent Anderson @ Posman Books
Meet Author, Kent Anderson on December 1st, 2019 from 2 pm – 4 pm at Posman Books at Ponce City Market! On July 27, 1996, a hapless former cop turned hyper-vigilant security guard named Richard...
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Root Baking Co.: 101 Class Duo 6:00 pm
Root Baking Co.: 101 Class Duo @ Root Baking Co
Dec 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Root Baking Co.: 101 Class Duo @ Root Baking Co
In back-to-back Wednesday sessions, get a double helping of Root Baking Co. class instruction. SOURDOUGH 101: We will host a small group of ultra-beginners* here at the bakery to learn how to bake at home...
Topstitch Wish List Evening 6:00 pm
Topstitch Wish List Evening @ Topstitch
Dec 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Topstitch Wish List Evening @ Topstitch
Join us to create your Topstitch wish list! The Topstitch elves will be available to help you create a list of what you’d love to receive from Topstitch for Christmas. We will distribute your list...
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JJ’s Flower Hour 7:00 pm
JJ’s Flower Hour @ JJ's Flower Shop
Dec 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
JJ's Flower Hour @ JJ's Flower Shop
Gather together and build beautiful floral arrangements from JJ’s new shop inside of Ponce City Market. JJ’s provides the flowers, a vase, all supplies, and instruction. Grab a cocktail or growler at your favorite PCM...
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Washi Tape Moving Art Exhibit 10:00 am
Washi Tape Moving Art Exhibit @ Posman Books
Dec 6 @ 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Washi Tape Moving Art Exhibit @ Posman Books
Mr. Koji Iyama creates a site-specific installation to show the joys and versatility of decorating with MT. MT is reposition-able and doesn’t harm surfaces, so it’s fun and easy to use for decorating your home,...
JJ’s Flower Truck Friday 5:00 pm
JJ’s Flower Truck Friday
Dec 6 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
JJ's Flower Truck Friday
JJ’s Flower Truck is now hosting Flower Truck Friday’s at Ponce City Market! Each Friday from 5-8pm, JJ’s will be in The Courtyard at Ponce City Market. The truck will be loaded with fresh flowers...
Holiday Cocktail Class 5:30 pm
Holiday Cocktail Class @ !2 Club at RFD Social
Dec 6 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Holiday Cocktail Class @ !2 Club at RFD Social
Please join us on for a very special evening of cocktail education with our award-winning barmen and our Beverage Director, Randy Hayden. Tickets are $75 for members & non-members alike. Guests will enjoy an exclusive and...
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Grinch Event at Posman Books 9:30 am
Grinch Event at Posman Books @ Posman Books
Dec 7 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Grinch Event at Posman Books @ Posman Books
The Grinch will do a Special Holiday pop-up performance with Posman Books on Saturday, December 7th from 9:30 am – 11:00 am. Mr Grinch will host a children’s reading of How The Grinch Stole Christmas...
Meet the Author: T. M. Brown 12:00 pm
Meet the Author: T. M. Brown @ Posman Books
Dec 7 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Meet the Author: T. M. Brown @ Posman Books
In T. M. Brown’s Award-winning Shiloh Mystery Series, Christmas in Shiloh draws the reader into the small-town of Shiloh as it prepares its annual pre-Christmas pageantry while Theo Phillips and his wife are caught up...
Meet the Authors: Taylor & Arguin 3:00 pm
Meet the Authors: Taylor & Arguin @ Posman Books
Dec 7 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Meet the Authors: Taylor & Arguin @ Posman Books
Best Holiday gift ever… PIE! Create 75 beautiful and unique pies using traditional techniques and modern tools from a couple who has baked their way to the top. Get ready for a new, fresh take...
Color-Full: Yoyo Ferro Solo Exhibit 6:00 pm
Color-Full: Yoyo Ferro Solo Exhibit @ The Plaza
Dec 7 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Color-Full: Yoyo Ferro Solo Exhibit @ The Plaza
Yoyo Ferro, the Atlanta-based street artist, announces his first solo gallery exhibition titled COLOR-FULL. The exhibit is focused on work from 2015 to 2019 portraying the range of  human emotions through over 30 paintings inspired...
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Color-Full: Yoyo Ferro Solo Exhibit 11:00 am
Color-Full: Yoyo Ferro Solo Exhibit @ The Plaza
Dec 8 @ 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Color-Full: Yoyo Ferro Solo Exhibit @ The Plaza
Yoyo Ferro, the Atlanta-based street artist, announces his first solo gallery exhibition titled COLOR-FULL. The exhibit is focused on work from 2015 to 2019 portraying the range of  human emotions through over 30 paintings inspired...
Sunday School: Resilience Paradigm 11:00 am
Sunday School: Resilience Paradigm @ Modern Mystic
Dec 8 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sunday School: Resilience Paradigm @ Modern Mystic
In this class, Brandon explains that while facing and unwinding trauma can be a lifelong journey. He discusses tools, practices, and mindsets that can offset the automatic responses and triggers that can leave you in...
Meet the Author: Anne Jones 2:00 pm
Meet the Author: Anne Jones @ Posman Books
Dec 8 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Meet the Author: Anne Jones @ Posman Books
A letter from the Author… Dear Reader, Thank you for your interest in my book, The Case Method Miracle. I wrote the book to share what I had discovered about one of the most known...
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Color-Full: Yoyo Ferro Solo Exhibit 11:00 am
Color-Full: Yoyo Ferro Solo Exhibit @ The Plaza
Dec 9 @ 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Color-Full: Yoyo Ferro Solo Exhibit @ The Plaza
Yoyo Ferro, the Atlanta-based street artist, announces his first solo gallery exhibition titled COLOR-FULL. The exhibit is focused on work from 2015 to 2019 portraying the range of  human emotions through over 30 paintings inspired...
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Color-Full: Yoyo Ferro Solo Exhibit 11:00 am
Color-Full: Yoyo Ferro Solo Exhibit @ The Plaza
Dec 10 @ 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Color-Full: Yoyo Ferro Solo Exhibit @ The Plaza
Yoyo Ferro, the Atlanta-based street artist, announces his first solo gallery exhibition titled COLOR-FULL. The exhibit is focused on work from 2015 to 2019 portraying the range of  human emotions through over 30 paintings inspired...
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Color-Full: Yoyo Ferro Solo Exhibit 11:00 am
Color-Full: Yoyo Ferro Solo Exhibit @ The Plaza
Dec 11 @ 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Color-Full: Yoyo Ferro Solo Exhibit @ The Plaza
Yoyo Ferro, the Atlanta-based street artist, announces his first solo gallery exhibition titled COLOR-FULL. The exhibit is focused on work from 2015 to 2019 portraying the range of  human emotions through over 30 paintings inspired...
Root Baking Co.: 101 Class Duo 6:00 pm
Root Baking Co.: 101 Class Duo @ Root Baking Co
Dec 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Root Baking Co.: 101 Class Duo @ Root Baking Co
In back-to-back Wednesday sessions, get a double helping of Root Baking Co. class instruction. SOURDOUGH 101: We will host a small group of ultra-beginners* here at the bakery to learn how to bake at home...
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Washi Tape Moving Art Exhibit 10:00 am
Washi Tape Moving Art Exhibit @ Posman Books
Dec 12 @ 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Washi Tape Moving Art Exhibit @ Posman Books
Mr. Koji Iyama creates a site-specific installation to show the joys and versatility of decorating with MT. MT is reposition-able and doesn’t harm surfaces, so it’s fun and easy to use for decorating your home,...
Color-Full: Yoyo Ferro Solo Exhibit 11:00 am
Color-Full: Yoyo Ferro Solo Exhibit @ The Plaza
Dec 12 @ 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Color-Full: Yoyo Ferro Solo Exhibit @ The Plaza
Yoyo Ferro, the Atlanta-based street artist, announces his first solo gallery exhibition titled COLOR-FULL. The exhibit is focused on work from 2015 to 2019 portraying the range of  human emotions through over 30 paintings inspired...
JJ’s Flower Hour 7:00 pm
JJ’s Flower Hour @ JJ's Flower Shop
Dec 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
JJ's Flower Hour @ JJ's Flower Shop
Gather together and build beautiful floral arrangements from JJ’s new shop inside of Ponce City Market. JJ’s provides the flowers, a vase, all supplies, and instruction. Grab a cocktail or growler at your favorite PCM...
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Color-Full: Yoyo Ferro Solo Exhibit 11:00 am
Color-Full: Yoyo Ferro Solo Exhibit @ The Plaza
Dec 13 @ 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Color-Full: Yoyo Ferro Solo Exhibit @ The Plaza
Yoyo Ferro, the Atlanta-based street artist, announces his first solo gallery exhibition titled COLOR-FULL. The exhibit is focused on work from 2015 to 2019 portraying the range of  human emotions through over 30 paintings inspired...
JJ’s Flower Truck Friday 5:00 pm
JJ’s Flower Truck Friday
Dec 13 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
JJ's Flower Truck Friday
JJ’s Flower Truck is now hosting Flower Truck Friday’s at Ponce City Market! Each Friday from 5-8pm, JJ’s will be in The Courtyard at Ponce City Market. The truck will be loaded with fresh flowers...
Slasher & Blitzen Holiday Party 5:00 pm
Slasher & Blitzen Holiday Party @ Likewise
Dec 13 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Slasher & Blitzen Holiday Party @ Likewise
Join us this Friday the 13th for an 80’s horror-movie-inspired cocktail party featuring Watershed Distillery cocktails created by the awesome bar staff at Likewise, located on the 2nd floor of Ponce City Market inside Citizen...
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Meet the Author: George Weinstein 10:00 am
Meet the Author: George Weinstein @ Posman Books
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Meet the Author: George Weinstein @ Posman Books
ONCE AGAIN… BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! George Weinstein is the author of five novels to date, including The Five Destinies of Carlos Moreno, the contemporary mystery, Aftermath, and the Southern historical novel, Hardscrabble Road, a...
Color-Full: Yoyo Ferro Solo Exhibit 11:00 am
Color-Full: Yoyo Ferro Solo Exhibit @ The Plaza
Dec 14 @ 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Color-Full: Yoyo Ferro Solo Exhibit @ The Plaza
Yoyo Ferro, the Atlanta-based street artist, announces his first solo gallery exhibition titled COLOR-FULL. The exhibit is focused on work from 2015 to 2019 portraying the range of  human emotions through over 30 paintings inspired...
Holiday Plant Decor with The Grinch 7:00 pm
Holiday Plant Decor with The Grinch @ Citizen Supply
Dec 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Holiday Plant Decor with The Grinch @ Citizen Supply
All fans of Holiday Cheer welcome! A once in a lifetime opportunity to learn holiday decoration skills directly from Mr. Grinch himself. For one night only come out to Citizen Supply [with fam and friends]...
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Color-Full: Yoyo Ferro Solo Exhibit 11:00 am
Color-Full: Yoyo Ferro Solo Exhibit @ The Plaza
Dec 15 @ 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Color-Full: Yoyo Ferro Solo Exhibit @ The Plaza
Yoyo Ferro, the Atlanta-based street artist, announces his first solo gallery exhibition titled COLOR-FULL. The exhibit is focused on work from 2015 to 2019 portraying the range of  human emotions through over 30 paintings inspired...
Drag Queen Story Hour 12:00 pm
Drag Queen Story Hour @ Posman Books
Dec 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Drag Queen Story Hour @ Posman Books
Meet Brent Star! Stop by Posman Books at Ponce City Market on Sunday, December 15th from 12 pm – 1 pm for a Holiday Drag Queen Story Hour with comedian Brent Star. Our hostess this...
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Color-Full: Yoyo Ferro Solo Exhibit 11:00 am
Color-Full: Yoyo Ferro Solo Exhibit @ The Plaza
Dec 16 @ 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Color-Full: Yoyo Ferro Solo Exhibit @ The Plaza
Yoyo Ferro, the Atlanta-based street artist, announces his first solo gallery exhibition titled COLOR-FULL. The exhibit is focused on work from 2015 to 2019 portraying the range of  human emotions through over 30 paintings inspired...
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Color-Full: Yoyo Ferro Solo Exhibit 11:00 am
Color-Full: Yoyo Ferro Solo Exhibit @ The Plaza
Dec 17 @ 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Color-Full: Yoyo Ferro Solo Exhibit @ The Plaza
Yoyo Ferro, the Atlanta-based street artist, announces his first solo gallery exhibition titled COLOR-FULL. The exhibit is focused on work from 2015 to 2019 portraying the range of  human emotions through over 30 paintings inspired...
Books & Booze: Beartown 7:00 pm
Books & Booze: Beartown @ City Winery
Dec 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Books & Booze: Beartown @ City Winery
Ponce City Market’s Posman Books and The City Winery have teamed up to put a new spin on the term “book club.” Literature lovers can purchase their copy of the month’s selection today from Posman...
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Color-Full: Yoyo Ferro Solo Exhibit 11:00 am
Color-Full: Yoyo Ferro Solo Exhibit @ The Plaza
Dec 18 @ 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Color-Full: Yoyo Ferro Solo Exhibit @ The Plaza
Yoyo Ferro, the Atlanta-based street artist, announces his first solo gallery exhibition titled COLOR-FULL. The exhibit is focused on work from 2015 to 2019 portraying the range of  human emotions through over 30 paintings inspired...
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JJ’s Flower Hour 7:00 pm
JJ’s Flower Hour @ JJ's Flower Shop
Dec 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
JJ's Flower Hour @ JJ's Flower Shop
Gather together and build beautiful floral arrangements from JJ’s new shop inside of Ponce City Market. JJ’s provides the flowers, a vase, all supplies, and instruction. Grab a cocktail or growler at your favorite PCM...
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JJ’s Flower Truck Friday 5:00 pm
JJ’s Flower Truck Friday
Dec 20 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
JJ's Flower Truck Friday
JJ’s Flower Truck is now hosting Flower Truck Friday’s at Ponce City Market! Each Friday from 5-8pm, JJ’s will be in The Courtyard at Ponce City Market. The truck will be loaded with fresh flowers...
Holiday Cocktail Class 5:30 pm
Holiday Cocktail Class @ !2 Club at RFD Social
Dec 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Holiday Cocktail Class @ !2 Club at RFD Social
Please join us on for a very special evening of cocktail education with our award-winning barmen and our Beverage Director, Randy Hayden. Tickets are $75 for members & non-members alike. Guests will enjoy an exclusive and...
Placita Friday 7:00 pm
Placita Friday @ El Super Pan
Dec 20 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Placita Friday @ El Super Pan
Placita is back!!! PLACITA aka La Plaza de Santurce in PR is a open air block of restaurants and bars centered by the Farmers Market where the people of San Juan meet on weekends to...
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Meet the Author: Jeffrey Morrison 1:00 pm
Meet the Author: Jeffrey Morrison @ Posman Books
Dec 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Meet the Author: Jeffrey Morrison @ Posman Books
Meet the author of Atlanta Underground, Jeffrey Morrison, on December 21st, 2019 from 1 pm – 3 pm at Posman Books At Ponce City Market. Atlanta Underground presents a city history through the lens of...
BYOB CandleMaking w/Santa 7:00 pm
BYOB CandleMaking w/Santa @ Candlefish
Dec 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
BYOB CandleMaking w/Santa @ Candlefish
You’re never too old to get on Santa’s nice list. Join us in our adult* candle-making workshop with Santa. Each participant will pour two 9oz candles and enjoy complimentary refreshments and photo with Saint Nick....
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Meet the Author: George Weinstein 11:00 am
Meet the Author: George Weinstein @ Posman Books
Dec 22 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Meet the Author: George Weinstein @ Posman Books
ONCE AGAIN… BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! George Weinstein is the author of five novels to date, including The Five Destinies of Carlos Moreno, the contemporary mystery, Aftermath, and the Southern historical novel, Hardscrabble Road, a...
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JJ’s Flower Truck Friday 5:00 pm
JJ’s Flower Truck Friday
Dec 27 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
JJ's Flower Truck Friday
JJ’s Flower Truck is now hosting Flower Truck Friday’s at Ponce City Market! Each Friday from 5-8pm, JJ’s will be in The Courtyard at Ponce City Market. The truck will be loaded with fresh flowers...
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Noon Year’s Eve 10:00 am
Noon Year’s Eve @ The Roof
Dec 31 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Noon Year's Eve @ The Roof
Grab the kiddos and head to Skyline Park for our special “Noon Year’s Eve” celebration beginning at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, December 31. We’ll have entertainers, complimentary kid’s snacks, arts & crafts stations, balloon artists...

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December 19 | 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Board Games & Brew

Rhen's Nest

Unplug with Rhen’s Nest every 3rd Thursday of the month for game night at Ponce City Market. Bring the whole family or come solo, we’ll have a library of games for you to choose from or bring your own. The Tap on Ponce will provide discounted brew and guests that purchase any of our games will receive a discount.
Stop by, say hi, and PLAY!

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RoleCall Presents: Film Pitch ATL @ General Assembly
Aug 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
RoleCall Presents: Film Pitch ATL @ General Assembly

Film Pitch ATL highlights five unproduced, indie projects from teams in and around the Atlanta area. Directors/producers have 5 minutes to pitch their property to a room full of investors and the film community. Their pitch is then followed by a 5 minute Q&A with the audience. Each project that pitches must already have a finished script and must be deep into pre-production, with the ability to begin principal photography within 6 months. The purpose of a presentation at Film Pitch ATL is to close a funding round, fill final cast and crew positions, and begin distribution conversations. Join us in the audience if you are an investor, actor, above and below the line crew, film business professionals, or a film enthusiast.

Evening Schedule

  • 6:00PM – 6:30PM – Network
  • 6:30PM – 8:30PM – Pitch Event
  • 8:30PM – 9:00PM- Network
Fit At The Farmers Market @ The Shed
Aug 14 @ 6:15 pm – 7:15 pm
Fit At The Farmers Market @ The Shed

Join FORME studios, Batter Cookie Dough Co. & Ponce City Farmer’s Market for FREE barre classes every second Tuesday at The Shed at PCM! Class will begin at 6:15pm, but arrive early to grab a spot. You MUST register for a ticket through the link to hold your space. It is a free class, but a ticket is needed to participate.

What you’ll need:
•BYO Mat
•Wear sneakers
•Sweat towel
•Water!

Batter will have a booth with complimentary samples of their amazing cookie dough post-workout for you to munch on while you browse the Farmer’s Market offerings!

Get fit and get healthy with this Fit to Farmer’s Market series!

Bellina Alimentari Class: Pizza Party @ Bellina Alimentari
Aug 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Bellina Alimentari Class: Pizza Party @ Bellina Alimentari

A fun and interactive class featuring Aperol Spritz and authentic Italian-style pizza!  Learn how to make both recipes from scratch and become the perfect host for your next dinner party. Afterwards, enjoy a tasting of your cocktail and pizza creations

Discover Your Strengths @ General Assembly
Aug 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Discover Your Strengths @ General Assembly

Not sure what you really want to do? Faced with endless options and feel like making a decision is impossible? That means is time to start asking yourself some tough questions and dig deep. What is it that really lights you up? What does your ideal day at work look like? What does success really mean to you? What kind of valuable contribution can you make with your skill-set? What fears are getting in your way? Join Mavenly + Co. & General Assembly for a workshop to discover the answers to these questions and make moves on your career path. The first part of the evening will be spent discovering your strengths in small groups, followed by a goal-setting component to put your vision into action.

  • Discover your unique strengths
  • Build confidence around your skill-set
  • Create a narrative around who you are and what you want to do
  • Outline realistic goals to keep you moving forward on your career path
  • Uncover the obstacles and fears holding you back from making decisions
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King of Pops Speed Trivia @ The Sheds
Aug 15 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
King of Pops Speed Trivia @ The Sheds

King of Pops hosts an hour-long speed trivia game at The Sheds each Wednesday night from April through October! Gather a team and test your knowledge for a chance at scoring sweet prizes and some guaranteed fun.

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Sips & Chakras: Alex and Ani Live Art Event @ Alex and Ani
Aug 16 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sips & Chakras: Alex and Ani Live Art Event @ Alex and Ani

You’re invited to celebrate our new Chakra Collection with a live artwork presentaion by local artist Molly Rose Freeman. Enjoy a special Chakra workshop inspired by the Solar Plexus Chakra, sips, snacks, and more!
RSVP “Ponce City” to [email protected] for a chance to win a bangle set of 5!*

#wearyourchakra | ig @mollyrosefree

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Topstitch Grand Re-Opening @ Topstitch
Aug 18 @ 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Topstitch Grand Re-Opening @ Topstitch

Topstitch Studio & Lounge celebrates re-opening with a day of events on August 18th. Drop in for sample sewing classes, visits with local fabric designer Ellen Baker, and previews of new sewing patterns. Our experts will be on hand to take your precise custom measurements and we’re offering 10% discounts on purchases for those wearing clothing made from fabric or patterns from our shop. Enjoy treats by 5 Daughters Bakery and Cult Carts, and have a photo made for our Polaroid wall. Discover all the style that #tsmakes right here at PCM!

Meet the Author: Cathy Adams at Posman Books @ Posman Books
Aug 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Meet the Author: Cathy Adams at Posman Books @ Posman Books

In the town of Drayton, Alabama, the once high-paying manufacturing jobs have been replaced by nail salons and bail bonds. Pete-O Hemper, a diabetic amputee in a wheelchair, feels betrayed by the America he once loved and believed in. On a steady diet of hate radio, he blames everyone around him for trying to remake his country into a place where men like him are no longer in control. Pete-O’s nephew, Robert, jailed on assault charges, is desperate for money and hatches a plan to rob a meth lab. Pete-O’s sister, Lilith Ann, the exhausted matriarch of this family, struggles to hold everyone together when Pete-O brings a Chinese bride to America with a past as dark as his. Sometimes darkly funny, A Body’s Just as Dead captures the 21st century frustration of small-town families who feel the American Dream is in shreds and resent having to share its remnants with people who “aren’t like us.”

Meet the author Cathy Adams from 1 pm – 3 pm on August 18th.

Mac McAnally at City Winery @ City Winery Atlanta
Aug 18 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Mac McAnally at City Winery @ City Winery Atlanta

Southbound is Mac’s 16th album. It’s packed with a generous selection of 16 tracks. And it’s his first to feature his songs arranged for symphony orchestra. Recorded with the FestivalSouth orchestra conducted by Jay Dean and a rhythm section that includes Mac’s colleagues in Jimmy Buffett’s Coral Reefer Band, Southbound doesn’t just give Mac’s writing, instrumental skills and expressive vocals the attention they deserve. It also serves several worthy causes that speak personally to him: Extra Table, which brings food to the hungry in Mississippi, and the University of Southern Mississippi’s music program.

The idea traces back to a performance by Mac at a fundraiser for another charity four or five years ago. The event was hosted by Robert St. John, Mississippi’s top chef for three consecutive years, Mississippi Restauranteur of the Year and a generous supporter of charities too.

“While we were stuck in a dressing room while they were doing their silent auction, Robert started telling me about Extra Table, which he founded in my home state for underprivileged kids, of which we have many,” Mac remembers. “Mississippi has always been one of the three poorest states in the union — usually the poorest. I said, ‘If there’s anything you ever need, let me know.’ And he said, ‘Oh, I’m about to.’”

Mac laughs and continues. “He told me about a fundraiser they do every year down in Hattiesburg, where he lives. He said, ‘I’d love to hear some of your songs with orchestra.’ And I said, ‘Let’s talk.’”

The marriage of large ensembles and popular songs had always intrigued Mac. His father’s collection of big band jazz records planted that awareness. So did the countrypolitan classics he heard over the signals that trickled intermittently into the family radio back in Belmont, Mississippi. He also bought copies of the classical LPs that band directors at his school would sell when they were replaced each year. “Football and basketball were more important in the Southeast,” he explains, with a smile.

So Mac accepted St. John’s invitation and began contacting associates who could write orchestral arrangements, starting with Charles Rose of the Muscle Shoals Horns. Then he combed through his catalog for songs that would adapt well to the project. Plus a few that would be more of a challenge.

“When I wrote ‘It’s Easy’ [from Cuttin’ Corners, 1980] I was trying to write a classical piece,” he notes. “So that lent itself very well to orchestration. But then I thought it might make for a better show if we added some songs that maybe didn’t adapt so naturally — something like ‘Junk Cars’ [from Live and Learn, 1992]. That lets the orchestra be playful and brings variety to the show too.”

Mac shared his vision with each arranger as they worked out the string and horn parts. For certain songs, the guidepost was Randy Newman, with whom Mac had toured early in his career and whose orchestral settings he especially appreciated. He’d indicate details from his original recordings, perhaps a guitar or bass line, to transfer to other instruments, either suggesting harmonies to go with those parts or leaving them up to his collaborators.

When the charts were done, Mac premiered them live at a fundraising event with the FestivalSouth Orchestra, also directed and conducted by Jay Dean. After that performance and maybe half a dozen others that followed, he recalls, “Somebody said, ‘Hey, this is good! We should record this!’”

So they did. Consisting of students plus some faculty and alumni from the Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, the FestivalSouth orchestra illuminates and complements the material brilliantly throughout Southbound. Its minimal presence on “All These Years” [Live and Learn] and “Miracle” [Knots, 1994] conveys each lyric’s sad intimacy. “On Account of You” [Down By the River, 2009] reflects Mac’s fondness for Randy Newman’s sound, though with a more positive message. The instrumentation swaggers playfully throughout “On the Line” [Nothin’ But the Truth, 1983], tootles like a French Quarter jam throughout “Blame It on New Orleans” and threads an exotic theme around the seductive dance beat of “Zanzibar” [AKA Nobody, 2015].

In its variety, craftsmanship and emotional depth, Southbound would be a jewel in any artist’s crown. But again, characteristically, Mac doesn’t see it that way. Above all, to this son of Mississippi, it’s a way to further enhance the lives of others through the channels that drew him originally to the project.

“One hundred percent of the artist and producer portions of Southbound go to the music program at the University of Southern Mississippi and to Extra Table,” he says. “For every dollar that Extra Table gets, Robert St. John buys and distributes two dollars worth of food directly to kids who need it most. Some of them only eat what they get from school; they don’t really get fed over the weekend.”

Acknowledging that Southbound reflects his concern for the needy in his home state, Mac adds, “I don’t believe it’s limited to Mississippi. These songs apply to the South in general and beyond as well in the same way that William Faulkner wrote about universal concerns by focusing on only one county in Mississippi. And I hope its impact will linger beyond my lifetime in the same sense that a good Christmas album never gets old.”

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Beginner Painting at Binders @ Binders
Aug 19 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Beginner Painting at Binders @ Binders

Students will learn to work with acrylics, while becoming familiar with the techniques and styles of other media such as oil and watercolor. This is the perfect class for those new to art, as well as for those who want to further develop their skills.
Supply List (Not Included in Course Fee):
• acrylic paints– minimum 3 primaries (red, yellow, blue), 3 secondaries (orange, green, violet), white & black
• 12-step color wheel for matching paint
• 3 or 4 synthetic brushes suitable for use with acrylics (assorted rounds and flats, ranging in size from small detail brush to 1″ flat)
• disposable paper palette pad or plastic mixing tray (Styrofoam or paper plates work well also)
• 2 plastic cups for water
• absorbent cotton rags or paper towels for cleaning/blotting
• sketch pad, suitable for mixed media, approx. 14″ x 17″
• Bristol Board pad, smooth or medium finish, approx. 18″ x 24″
• 1 canvas board or 1 pre-stretched & primed canvas, any size
• sharpened drawing pencil (2H or H recommended)
• eraser (art gum, Pink Pearl, and/or kneaded eraser)
• transparent tape, masking tape
• basic white glue
• scissors
• magazine with interesting imagery
• sheet of graphite paper
• ruler

2019-12-19 17:30:00 2019-12-19 21:00:00 America/New_York Board Games & Brew Unplug with Rhen's Nest every 3rd Thursday of the month for game night at Ponce City Market. Bring the whole family or come solo, we'll have a library of games for you to choose from or bring your own. The Tap on Ponce will provide discounted brew and guests that purchase any of our games will receive a discount. Stop by, say hi, and PLAY! Rhen's Nest
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December 19 | 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

JJ’s Flower Hour

JJ's Flower Shop

Gather together and build beautiful floral arrangements from JJ’s new shop inside of Ponce City Market. JJ’s provides the flowers, a vase, all supplies, and instruction. Grab a cocktail or growler at your favorite PCM restaurant to sip on during the workshop! This is a weekly, intimate workshop capped at 5 people. If you have 5 pals, bring ’em with you and you’ve got a private workshop! If not, you’ll be paired with 4 of your new best friends.

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Tue
RoleCall Presents: Film Pitch ATL @ General Assembly
Aug 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
RoleCall Presents: Film Pitch ATL @ General Assembly

Film Pitch ATL highlights five unproduced, indie projects from teams in and around the Atlanta area. Directors/producers have 5 minutes to pitch their property to a room full of investors and the film community. Their pitch is then followed by a 5 minute Q&A with the audience. Each project that pitches must already have a finished script and must be deep into pre-production, with the ability to begin principal photography within 6 months. The purpose of a presentation at Film Pitch ATL is to close a funding round, fill final cast and crew positions, and begin distribution conversations. Join us in the audience if you are an investor, actor, above and below the line crew, film business professionals, or a film enthusiast.

Evening Schedule

  • 6:00PM – 6:30PM – Network
  • 6:30PM – 8:30PM – Pitch Event
  • 8:30PM – 9:00PM- Network
Fit At The Farmers Market @ The Shed
Aug 14 @ 6:15 pm – 7:15 pm
Fit At The Farmers Market @ The Shed

Join FORME studios, Batter Cookie Dough Co. & Ponce City Farmer’s Market for FREE barre classes every second Tuesday at The Shed at PCM! Class will begin at 6:15pm, but arrive early to grab a spot. You MUST register for a ticket through the link to hold your space. It is a free class, but a ticket is needed to participate.

What you’ll need:
•BYO Mat
•Wear sneakers
•Sweat towel
•Water!

Batter will have a booth with complimentary samples of their amazing cookie dough post-workout for you to munch on while you browse the Farmer’s Market offerings!

Get fit and get healthy with this Fit to Farmer’s Market series!

Bellina Alimentari Class: Pizza Party @ Bellina Alimentari
Aug 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Bellina Alimentari Class: Pizza Party @ Bellina Alimentari

A fun and interactive class featuring Aperol Spritz and authentic Italian-style pizza!  Learn how to make both recipes from scratch and become the perfect host for your next dinner party. Afterwards, enjoy a tasting of your cocktail and pizza creations

Discover Your Strengths @ General Assembly
Aug 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Discover Your Strengths @ General Assembly

Not sure what you really want to do? Faced with endless options and feel like making a decision is impossible? That means is time to start asking yourself some tough questions and dig deep. What is it that really lights you up? What does your ideal day at work look like? What does success really mean to you? What kind of valuable contribution can you make with your skill-set? What fears are getting in your way? Join Mavenly + Co. & General Assembly for a workshop to discover the answers to these questions and make moves on your career path. The first part of the evening will be spent discovering your strengths in small groups, followed by a goal-setting component to put your vision into action.

  • Discover your unique strengths
  • Build confidence around your skill-set
  • Create a narrative around who you are and what you want to do
  • Outline realistic goals to keep you moving forward on your career path
  • Uncover the obstacles and fears holding you back from making decisions
Aug
15
Wed
King of Pops Speed Trivia @ The Sheds
Aug 15 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
King of Pops Speed Trivia @ The Sheds

King of Pops hosts an hour-long speed trivia game at The Sheds each Wednesday night from April through October! Gather a team and test your knowledge for a chance at scoring sweet prizes and some guaranteed fun.

Aug
16
Thu
Sips & Chakras: Alex and Ani Live Art Event @ Alex and Ani
Aug 16 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sips & Chakras: Alex and Ani Live Art Event @ Alex and Ani

You’re invited to celebrate our new Chakra Collection with a live artwork presentaion by local artist Molly Rose Freeman. Enjoy a special Chakra workshop inspired by the Solar Plexus Chakra, sips, snacks, and more!
RSVP “Ponce City” to [email protected] for a chance to win a bangle set of 5!*

#wearyourchakra | ig @mollyrosefree

Aug
18
Sat
Topstitch Grand Re-Opening @ Topstitch
Aug 18 @ 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Topstitch Grand Re-Opening @ Topstitch

Topstitch Studio & Lounge celebrates re-opening with a day of events on August 18th. Drop in for sample sewing classes, visits with local fabric designer Ellen Baker, and previews of new sewing patterns. Our experts will be on hand to take your precise custom measurements and we’re offering 10% discounts on purchases for those wearing clothing made from fabric or patterns from our shop. Enjoy treats by 5 Daughters Bakery and Cult Carts, and have a photo made for our Polaroid wall. Discover all the style that #tsmakes right here at PCM!

Meet the Author: Cathy Adams at Posman Books @ Posman Books
Aug 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Meet the Author: Cathy Adams at Posman Books @ Posman Books

In the town of Drayton, Alabama, the once high-paying manufacturing jobs have been replaced by nail salons and bail bonds. Pete-O Hemper, a diabetic amputee in a wheelchair, feels betrayed by the America he once loved and believed in. On a steady diet of hate radio, he blames everyone around him for trying to remake his country into a place where men like him are no longer in control. Pete-O’s nephew, Robert, jailed on assault charges, is desperate for money and hatches a plan to rob a meth lab. Pete-O’s sister, Lilith Ann, the exhausted matriarch of this family, struggles to hold everyone together when Pete-O brings a Chinese bride to America with a past as dark as his. Sometimes darkly funny, A Body’s Just as Dead captures the 21st century frustration of small-town families who feel the American Dream is in shreds and resent having to share its remnants with people who “aren’t like us.”

Meet the author Cathy Adams from 1 pm – 3 pm on August 18th.

Mac McAnally at City Winery @ City Winery Atlanta
Aug 18 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Mac McAnally at City Winery @ City Winery Atlanta

Southbound is Mac’s 16th album. It’s packed with a generous selection of 16 tracks. And it’s his first to feature his songs arranged for symphony orchestra. Recorded with the FestivalSouth orchestra conducted by Jay Dean and a rhythm section that includes Mac’s colleagues in Jimmy Buffett’s Coral Reefer Band, Southbound doesn’t just give Mac’s writing, instrumental skills and expressive vocals the attention they deserve. It also serves several worthy causes that speak personally to him: Extra Table, which brings food to the hungry in Mississippi, and the University of Southern Mississippi’s music program.

The idea traces back to a performance by Mac at a fundraiser for another charity four or five years ago. The event was hosted by Robert St. John, Mississippi’s top chef for three consecutive years, Mississippi Restauranteur of the Year and a generous supporter of charities too.

“While we were stuck in a dressing room while they were doing their silent auction, Robert started telling me about Extra Table, which he founded in my home state for underprivileged kids, of which we have many,” Mac remembers. “Mississippi has always been one of the three poorest states in the union — usually the poorest. I said, ‘If there’s anything you ever need, let me know.’ And he said, ‘Oh, I’m about to.’”

Mac laughs and continues. “He told me about a fundraiser they do every year down in Hattiesburg, where he lives. He said, ‘I’d love to hear some of your songs with orchestra.’ And I said, ‘Let’s talk.’”

The marriage of large ensembles and popular songs had always intrigued Mac. His father’s collection of big band jazz records planted that awareness. So did the countrypolitan classics he heard over the signals that trickled intermittently into the family radio back in Belmont, Mississippi. He also bought copies of the classical LPs that band directors at his school would sell when they were replaced each year. “Football and basketball were more important in the Southeast,” he explains, with a smile.

So Mac accepted St. John’s invitation and began contacting associates who could write orchestral arrangements, starting with Charles Rose of the Muscle Shoals Horns. Then he combed through his catalog for songs that would adapt well to the project. Plus a few that would be more of a challenge.

“When I wrote ‘It’s Easy’ [from Cuttin’ Corners, 1980] I was trying to write a classical piece,” he notes. “So that lent itself very well to orchestration. But then I thought it might make for a better show if we added some songs that maybe didn’t adapt so naturally — something like ‘Junk Cars’ [from Live and Learn, 1992]. That lets the orchestra be playful and brings variety to the show too.”

Mac shared his vision with each arranger as they worked out the string and horn parts. For certain songs, the guidepost was Randy Newman, with whom Mac had toured early in his career and whose orchestral settings he especially appreciated. He’d indicate details from his original recordings, perhaps a guitar or bass line, to transfer to other instruments, either suggesting harmonies to go with those parts or leaving them up to his collaborators.

When the charts were done, Mac premiered them live at a fundraising event with the FestivalSouth Orchestra, also directed and conducted by Jay Dean. After that performance and maybe half a dozen others that followed, he recalls, “Somebody said, ‘Hey, this is good! We should record this!’”

So they did. Consisting of students plus some faculty and alumni from the Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, the FestivalSouth orchestra illuminates and complements the material brilliantly throughout Southbound. Its minimal presence on “All These Years” [Live and Learn] and “Miracle” [Knots, 1994] conveys each lyric’s sad intimacy. “On Account of You” [Down By the River, 2009] reflects Mac’s fondness for Randy Newman’s sound, though with a more positive message. The instrumentation swaggers playfully throughout “On the Line” [Nothin’ But the Truth, 1983], tootles like a French Quarter jam throughout “Blame It on New Orleans” and threads an exotic theme around the seductive dance beat of “Zanzibar” [AKA Nobody, 2015].

In its variety, craftsmanship and emotional depth, Southbound would be a jewel in any artist’s crown. But again, characteristically, Mac doesn’t see it that way. Above all, to this son of Mississippi, it’s a way to further enhance the lives of others through the channels that drew him originally to the project.

“One hundred percent of the artist and producer portions of Southbound go to the music program at the University of Southern Mississippi and to Extra Table,” he says. “For every dollar that Extra Table gets, Robert St. John buys and distributes two dollars worth of food directly to kids who need it most. Some of them only eat what they get from school; they don’t really get fed over the weekend.”

Acknowledging that Southbound reflects his concern for the needy in his home state, Mac adds, “I don’t believe it’s limited to Mississippi. These songs apply to the South in general and beyond as well in the same way that William Faulkner wrote about universal concerns by focusing on only one county in Mississippi. And I hope its impact will linger beyond my lifetime in the same sense that a good Christmas album never gets old.”

Aug
19
Sun
Beginner Painting at Binders @ Binders
Aug 19 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Beginner Painting at Binders @ Binders

Students will learn to work with acrylics, while becoming familiar with the techniques and styles of other media such as oil and watercolor. This is the perfect class for those new to art, as well as for those who want to further develop their skills.
Supply List (Not Included in Course Fee):
• acrylic paints– minimum 3 primaries (red, yellow, blue), 3 secondaries (orange, green, violet), white & black
• 12-step color wheel for matching paint
• 3 or 4 synthetic brushes suitable for use with acrylics (assorted rounds and flats, ranging in size from small detail brush to 1″ flat)
• disposable paper palette pad or plastic mixing tray (Styrofoam or paper plates work well also)
• 2 plastic cups for water
• absorbent cotton rags or paper towels for cleaning/blotting
• sketch pad, suitable for mixed media, approx. 14″ x 17″
• Bristol Board pad, smooth or medium finish, approx. 18″ x 24″
• 1 canvas board or 1 pre-stretched & primed canvas, any size
• sharpened drawing pencil (2H or H recommended)
• eraser (art gum, Pink Pearl, and/or kneaded eraser)
• transparent tape, masking tape
• basic white glue
• scissors
• magazine with interesting imagery
• sheet of graphite paper
• ruler

2019-12-19 19:00:00 2019-12-19 20:30:00 America/New_York JJ’s Flower Hour Gather together and build beautiful floral arrangements from JJ's new shop inside of Ponce City Market. JJ's provides the flowers, a vase, all supplies, and instruction. Grab a cocktail or growler at your favorite PCM restaurant to sip on during the workshop! This is a weekly, intimate workshop capped at 5 people. If you have 5 pals, bring 'em with you and you've got a private workshop! If not, you'll be paired with 4 of your new best friends. JJ's Flower Shop

December 20 | 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Placita Friday

El Super Pan

Placita is back!!!

PLACITA aka La Plaza de Santurce in PR is a open air block of restaurants and bars centered by the Farmers Market where the people of San Juan meet on weekends to eat, drink, dance and socialize. On Friday’s (most popular Placita day) the crowds start arriving after work 5pm and it goes on till 4am or later…everyone from teenagers to grandpas hang out together and celebrate LIFE!

We are Super excited to bring you Placita ATL this Friday. Come party with us at Ponce City Market. As always, we’ll have tasty libations from Don Q and delicious Puerto Rican inspired tapas. Where else in Atlanta can you groove to great tunes, while holding a Don Q cocktail in one hand and a Bacalaito in the other? No where! Only in Placita! We’ll see you this Friday! Wepa!!!

Aug
14
Tue
RoleCall Presents: Film Pitch ATL @ General Assembly
Aug 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
RoleCall Presents: Film Pitch ATL @ General Assembly

Film Pitch ATL highlights five unproduced, indie projects from teams in and around the Atlanta area. Directors/producers have 5 minutes to pitch their property to a room full of investors and the film community. Their pitch is then followed by a 5 minute Q&A with the audience. Each project that pitches must already have a finished script and must be deep into pre-production, with the ability to begin principal photography within 6 months. The purpose of a presentation at Film Pitch ATL is to close a funding round, fill final cast and crew positions, and begin distribution conversations. Join us in the audience if you are an investor, actor, above and below the line crew, film business professionals, or a film enthusiast.

Evening Schedule

  • 6:00PM – 6:30PM – Network
  • 6:30PM – 8:30PM – Pitch Event
  • 8:30PM – 9:00PM- Network
Fit At The Farmers Market @ The Shed
Aug 14 @ 6:15 pm – 7:15 pm
Fit At The Farmers Market @ The Shed

Join FORME studios, Batter Cookie Dough Co. & Ponce City Farmer’s Market for FREE barre classes every second Tuesday at The Shed at PCM! Class will begin at 6:15pm, but arrive early to grab a spot. You MUST register for a ticket through the link to hold your space. It is a free class, but a ticket is needed to participate.

What you’ll need:
•BYO Mat
•Wear sneakers
•Sweat towel
•Water!

Batter will have a booth with complimentary samples of their amazing cookie dough post-workout for you to munch on while you browse the Farmer’s Market offerings!

Get fit and get healthy with this Fit to Farmer’s Market series!

Bellina Alimentari Class: Pizza Party @ Bellina Alimentari
Aug 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Bellina Alimentari Class: Pizza Party @ Bellina Alimentari

A fun and interactive class featuring Aperol Spritz and authentic Italian-style pizza!  Learn how to make both recipes from scratch and become the perfect host for your next dinner party. Afterwards, enjoy a tasting of your cocktail and pizza creations

Discover Your Strengths @ General Assembly
Aug 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Discover Your Strengths @ General Assembly

Not sure what you really want to do? Faced with endless options and feel like making a decision is impossible? That means is time to start asking yourself some tough questions and dig deep. What is it that really lights you up? What does your ideal day at work look like? What does success really mean to you? What kind of valuable contribution can you make with your skill-set? What fears are getting in your way? Join Mavenly + Co. & General Assembly for a workshop to discover the answers to these questions and make moves on your career path. The first part of the evening will be spent discovering your strengths in small groups, followed by a goal-setting component to put your vision into action.

  • Discover your unique strengths
  • Build confidence around your skill-set
  • Create a narrative around who you are and what you want to do
  • Outline realistic goals to keep you moving forward on your career path
  • Uncover the obstacles and fears holding you back from making decisions
Aug
15
Wed
King of Pops Speed Trivia @ The Sheds
Aug 15 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
King of Pops Speed Trivia @ The Sheds

King of Pops hosts an hour-long speed trivia game at The Sheds each Wednesday night from April through October! Gather a team and test your knowledge for a chance at scoring sweet prizes and some guaranteed fun.

Aug
16
Thu
Sips & Chakras: Alex and Ani Live Art Event @ Alex and Ani
Aug 16 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sips & Chakras: Alex and Ani Live Art Event @ Alex and Ani

You’re invited to celebrate our new Chakra Collection with a live artwork presentaion by local artist Molly Rose Freeman. Enjoy a special Chakra workshop inspired by the Solar Plexus Chakra, sips, snacks, and more!
RSVP “Ponce City” to [email protected] for a chance to win a bangle set of 5!*

#wearyourchakra | ig @mollyrosefree

Aug
18
Sat
Topstitch Grand Re-Opening @ Topstitch
Aug 18 @ 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Topstitch Grand Re-Opening @ Topstitch

Topstitch Studio & Lounge celebrates re-opening with a day of events on August 18th. Drop in for sample sewing classes, visits with local fabric designer Ellen Baker, and previews of new sewing patterns. Our experts will be on hand to take your precise custom measurements and we’re offering 10% discounts on purchases for those wearing clothing made from fabric or patterns from our shop. Enjoy treats by 5 Daughters Bakery and Cult Carts, and have a photo made for our Polaroid wall. Discover all the style that #tsmakes right here at PCM!

Meet the Author: Cathy Adams at Posman Books @ Posman Books
Aug 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Meet the Author: Cathy Adams at Posman Books @ Posman Books

In the town of Drayton, Alabama, the once high-paying manufacturing jobs have been replaced by nail salons and bail bonds. Pete-O Hemper, a diabetic amputee in a wheelchair, feels betrayed by the America he once loved and believed in. On a steady diet of hate radio, he blames everyone around him for trying to remake his country into a place where men like him are no longer in control. Pete-O’s nephew, Robert, jailed on assault charges, is desperate for money and hatches a plan to rob a meth lab. Pete-O’s sister, Lilith Ann, the exhausted matriarch of this family, struggles to hold everyone together when Pete-O brings a Chinese bride to America with a past as dark as his. Sometimes darkly funny, A Body’s Just as Dead captures the 21st century frustration of small-town families who feel the American Dream is in shreds and resent having to share its remnants with people who “aren’t like us.”

Meet the author Cathy Adams from 1 pm – 3 pm on August 18th.

Mac McAnally at City Winery @ City Winery Atlanta
Aug 18 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Mac McAnally at City Winery @ City Winery Atlanta

Southbound is Mac’s 16th album. It’s packed with a generous selection of 16 tracks. And it’s his first to feature his songs arranged for symphony orchestra. Recorded with the FestivalSouth orchestra conducted by Jay Dean and a rhythm section that includes Mac’s colleagues in Jimmy Buffett’s Coral Reefer Band, Southbound doesn’t just give Mac’s writing, instrumental skills and expressive vocals the attention they deserve. It also serves several worthy causes that speak personally to him: Extra Table, which brings food to the hungry in Mississippi, and the University of Southern Mississippi’s music program.

The idea traces back to a performance by Mac at a fundraiser for another charity four or five years ago. The event was hosted by Robert St. John, Mississippi’s top chef for three consecutive years, Mississippi Restauranteur of the Year and a generous supporter of charities too.

“While we were stuck in a dressing room while they were doing their silent auction, Robert started telling me about Extra Table, which he founded in my home state for underprivileged kids, of which we have many,” Mac remembers. “Mississippi has always been one of the three poorest states in the union — usually the poorest. I said, ‘If there’s anything you ever need, let me know.’ And he said, ‘Oh, I’m about to.’”

Mac laughs and continues. “He told me about a fundraiser they do every year down in Hattiesburg, where he lives. He said, ‘I’d love to hear some of your songs with orchestra.’ And I said, ‘Let’s talk.’”

The marriage of large ensembles and popular songs had always intrigued Mac. His father’s collection of big band jazz records planted that awareness. So did the countrypolitan classics he heard over the signals that trickled intermittently into the family radio back in Belmont, Mississippi. He also bought copies of the classical LPs that band directors at his school would sell when they were replaced each year. “Football and basketball were more important in the Southeast,” he explains, with a smile.

So Mac accepted St. John’s invitation and began contacting associates who could write orchestral arrangements, starting with Charles Rose of the Muscle Shoals Horns. Then he combed through his catalog for songs that would adapt well to the project. Plus a few that would be more of a challenge.

“When I wrote ‘It’s Easy’ [from Cuttin’ Corners, 1980] I was trying to write a classical piece,” he notes. “So that lent itself very well to orchestration. But then I thought it might make for a better show if we added some songs that maybe didn’t adapt so naturally — something like ‘Junk Cars’ [from Live and Learn, 1992]. That lets the orchestra be playful and brings variety to the show too.”

Mac shared his vision with each arranger as they worked out the string and horn parts. For certain songs, the guidepost was Randy Newman, with whom Mac had toured early in his career and whose orchestral settings he especially appreciated. He’d indicate details from his original recordings, perhaps a guitar or bass line, to transfer to other instruments, either suggesting harmonies to go with those parts or leaving them up to his collaborators.

When the charts were done, Mac premiered them live at a fundraising event with the FestivalSouth Orchestra, also directed and conducted by Jay Dean. After that performance and maybe half a dozen others that followed, he recalls, “Somebody said, ‘Hey, this is good! We should record this!’”

So they did. Consisting of students plus some faculty and alumni from the Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, the FestivalSouth orchestra illuminates and complements the material brilliantly throughout Southbound. Its minimal presence on “All These Years” [Live and Learn] and “Miracle” [Knots, 1994] conveys each lyric’s sad intimacy. “On Account of You” [Down By the River, 2009] reflects Mac’s fondness for Randy Newman’s sound, though with a more positive message. The instrumentation swaggers playfully throughout “On the Line” [Nothin’ But the Truth, 1983], tootles like a French Quarter jam throughout “Blame It on New Orleans” and threads an exotic theme around the seductive dance beat of “Zanzibar” [AKA Nobody, 2015].

In its variety, craftsmanship and emotional depth, Southbound would be a jewel in any artist’s crown. But again, characteristically, Mac doesn’t see it that way. Above all, to this son of Mississippi, it’s a way to further enhance the lives of others through the channels that drew him originally to the project.

“One hundred percent of the artist and producer portions of Southbound go to the music program at the University of Southern Mississippi and to Extra Table,” he says. “For every dollar that Extra Table gets, Robert St. John buys and distributes two dollars worth of food directly to kids who need it most. Some of them only eat what they get from school; they don’t really get fed over the weekend.”

Acknowledging that Southbound reflects his concern for the needy in his home state, Mac adds, “I don’t believe it’s limited to Mississippi. These songs apply to the South in general and beyond as well in the same way that William Faulkner wrote about universal concerns by focusing on only one county in Mississippi. And I hope its impact will linger beyond my lifetime in the same sense that a good Christmas album never gets old.”

Aug
19
Sun
Beginner Painting at Binders @ Binders
Aug 19 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Beginner Painting at Binders @ Binders

Students will learn to work with acrylics, while becoming familiar with the techniques and styles of other media such as oil and watercolor. This is the perfect class for those new to art, as well as for those who want to further develop their skills.
Supply List (Not Included in Course Fee):
• acrylic paints– minimum 3 primaries (red, yellow, blue), 3 secondaries (orange, green, violet), white & black
• 12-step color wheel for matching paint
• 3 or 4 synthetic brushes suitable for use with acrylics (assorted rounds and flats, ranging in size from small detail brush to 1″ flat)
• disposable paper palette pad or plastic mixing tray (Styrofoam or paper plates work well also)
• 2 plastic cups for water
• absorbent cotton rags or paper towels for cleaning/blotting
• sketch pad, suitable for mixed media, approx. 14″ x 17″
• Bristol Board pad, smooth or medium finish, approx. 18″ x 24″
• 1 canvas board or 1 pre-stretched & primed canvas, any size
• sharpened drawing pencil (2H or H recommended)
• eraser (art gum, Pink Pearl, and/or kneaded eraser)
• transparent tape, masking tape
• basic white glue
• scissors
• magazine with interesting imagery
• sheet of graphite paper
• ruler

2019-12-20 19:00:00 2019-12-20 23:00:00 America/New_York Placita Friday Placita is back!!! PLACITA aka La Plaza de Santurce in PR is a open air block of restaurants and bars centered by the Farmers Market where the people of San Juan meet on weekends to eat, drink, dance and socialize. On Friday's (most popular Placita day) the crowds start arriving after work 5pm and it goes on till 4am or later...everyone from teenagers to grandpas hang out together and celebrate LIFE! We are Super excited to bring you Placita ATL this Friday. Come party with us at Ponce City Market. As always, we'll have tasty libations from Don Q and delicious Puerto Rican inspired tapas. Where else in Atlanta can you groove to great tunes, while holding a Don Q cocktail in one hand and a Bacalaito in the other? No where! Only in Placita! We'll see you this Friday! Wepa!!! El Super Pan

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