Giving New Orleans a run for their money.

21 Oct

Now that Inman and Candler Park have officially begun Atlanta’s fall season with the Fall Festival and Halloween Parade (despite the fact that temperatures still have not realized that we are in October) the rest of the city is catching on and the programming is on a roll. Last weekend Eyedrum began its October line-up for the much anticipated Dead Flowers exhibition. The show features work by Sarah Emerson, Agnes Scott curator Lisa Alembik, Angela Wood, Stan Woodard and Mario Petrirena to name a few. The exhibit, curated by long-time Atlanta artist Susan Cipcic, deals with cycles of life and death as seen in a garden.

Luckily for us, they are focusing on more of the death side of the life cycle. Unlike Christmas (and decorations that are already up in Macy’s, I might add) you can never have enough things to do around Halloween. In the spirit of Halloween and the numerous festivities surrounding it, Eyedrum will be hosting a New Orleans style wake and funeral procession on October 28th as well as a Day of the Dead picnic on November 2nd.

The auxiliary programming for the show is certainly well thought out and will include several nights of film and music performances (all of which can be found at the Eyedrum website), but I think it is safe to say that wake is by far the thing to put on the calendar. A New Orleans style band led by Roger Ruzow will begin the funeral procession at Oakland cemetery and will lead the group through the cemetery and down MLK Drive to Eyedrum. If you aren’t one for exercise don’t worry, it’s only a 1/4 mile walk down the street. The procession will be followed by a wake in the gallery for a person still yet to be decided upon and a potluck meal. After all, the best part of a funeral is the food afterwards, right? Music performances and films will be shown throughout the night.

I have already decided upon my attire for the event and will be bringing some sort of southern delight for the post-procession feeding frenzy. I do love funeral receptions. If you are unsure of what to wear, but you really want to get into it, I am going to be in my Halloween costume for this year which is Wednesday Addams (probably sans braids for the wake). Hopefully that gives you an idea…

20 Responses to “Giving New Orleans a run for their money.”

  1. pecanne log Sunday, October 21, 2007 at 9:53 pm #

    I am going as Ruth Fischer.

  2. ดูหวยหุ้น Friday, June 6, 2014 at 4:46 pm #

    ดี ข้อมูล โชคดีที่ ฉัน
    ฉันพบ เว็บไซต์ของคุณ โดยบังเอิญ ( Stumbleupon ) ฉันมี หนังสือ ทำเครื่องหมาย ภายหลัง !

  3. site Monday, June 23, 2014 at 8:00 am #

    มัน น่า บทความ ในความโปรดปรานของ ทั้งหมด ออนไลน์ ผู้ใช้
    ; พวกเขาจะ ใช้เวลา
    รับ ประโยชน์ จากมัน ผมแน่ใจว่า .

  4. Reva Monday, June 23, 2014 at 5:40 pm #

    It’s going to be finish of mine day, but before finish
    I am reading this great post to improve my knowledge.

  5. Armando Friday, July 4, 2014 at 2:34 pm #

    Heya! I’m at work surfing
    around your blog from my new iphone 3gs!Just wanted
    to say I love reading your blog and look forward to all your posts!

    Carry on the superb work!

  6. automaty Friday, July 18, 2014 at 10:37 pm #

    First off I want to say excellent blog! I had a
    quick question that I’d like to ask if you do not mind. I was interested to know how you
    center yourself and clear your thoughts prior to writing.
    I have had a hard time clearing my mind in getting my ideas out there.
    I do enjoy writing however it just seems like the first 10 to
    15 minutes are wasted simply just trying to figure out how to
    begin. Any ideas or hints? Cheers!

  7. gry hot spot darmowe Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 1:23 pm #

    Really no matter if someone doesn’t be aware of then its up to other visitors
    that they will help, so here it happens.

  8. cuffed bride,bride bondage Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 12:59 am #

    Great goods from you, man. I have understand your stuff previous to and you’re just too fantastic.
    I really like what you’ve acquired here, certainly like what you are saying and the way in which you say
    it. You make it entertaining and you still care for
    to keep it wise. I cant wait to read far more from you.
    This is really a wonderful site.

  9. windows 8 product key Monday, September 1, 2014 at 9:55 am #

    Great web site you have got here.. It’s difficult to find
    good quality writing like yours these days. I seriously appreciate people
    like you! Take care!!

  10. teacher bracelet charm Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 1:11 am #

    I blog quite often and I truly thank you for your information. Your article has really peaked my interest.
    I will take a note of your site and keep checking for new information about once
    a week. I subscribed to your RSS feed too.

  11. ab bench exercises Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 1:21 am #

    May I just say what a comfort to uncover an individual who truly knows what they are
    talking about over the internet. You actually know how to bring an issue to light and
    make it important. A lot more people need to look at this
    and understand this side of the story. I can’t believe you’re
    not more popular since you certainly have the gift.

  12. clash of lords 2 cheats Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 10:13 am #

    Hello there, just became alert to your blog through Google, and found that it’s really informative.
    I’m going to watch out for brussels. I’ll appreciate if you
    continue this in future. Many people will be benefited from your writing.

  13. krooncasino Monday, October 6, 2014 at 10:22 am #

    Hello! I know this is kinda off topic however , I’d figured I’d ask.
    Would you be interested in exchanging links or maybe guest writing a blog post or vice-versa?
    My site goes over a lot of the same subjects as yours and I believe we could
    greatly benefit from each other. If you might be interested feel free to
    shoot me an e-mail. I look forward to hearing
    from you! Superb blog by the way!

  14. ricevimento Nozze Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 9:32 am #

    Thanks in suplport of sharing such a ice thought, pozt is nice, thats why i have read it entirely

  15. "windows 7" Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 4:13 pm #

    We absolutely love your blog and find a lot of your post’s to be just what
    I’m looking for. can you offer guest writers
    to write content available for you? I wouldn’t mind
    publishing a post or elaborating on some of the subjects
    you write about here. Again, awesome web site!

  16. lustige bilder zum totlachen Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 5:10 am #

    You could definitely see your enthusiasm in the article you write.
    The sector hopes for even more passionate writers like you who aren’t afraid to mention how they believe.
    All the time go after your heart.

  17. Minnetonka moccasins Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 2:43 pm #

    Really Fascinating Blog. I loved reading your blog site. Minnetonka moccasins are perhaps
    the most desirable moccasins available to anybody.

    It includes a soft sole to provide extra comfort.
    Minnetonka moccasins are a kind of brands that offer lots
    of choices. These high quality slippers helps in keeping your feet comfortable in the wintertime and cool in the warmer summer months.
    You can actually stretch out your foot and not feel virtually
    any uncomfortableness. I am personally big admirer of these attractive shoes.
    So, why hang on further? Get yourself wonderful Minnetonka moccasins online now at .

  18. weight loss after hysterectomy Saturday, August 8, 2015 at 9:23 am #

    Family and friends may be the best resource in accomplishing your goal.
    Before you can start with your weight loss program and burning off excess fat out of
    your body in general, you must learn why you have fat
    around your belly within the first place. According to your study inside the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 85:
    1465-1477, 2007, various diets produce short- term weight loss, but long-term
    perseverance is harder.

  19. boom beach generator Monday, November 9, 2015 at 1:38 pm #

    It’s amazing to visit this web page and reading the views of all
    colleagues concerning this article, while I am also keen of getting know-how.

  20. หนังxxx Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 10:38 pm #

    I have learn a few good stuff here. Definitely price bookmarking for revisiting.
    I wonder how much attempt you set to create this sort of fantastic
    informative site.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: