Although a chill hasn’t fully set in, it is officially fall—and that means we’ve rounded up the must-do and must-see events of October.
Atlanta Apparel Market showcasing prom and special occasion looks. Photo by Frederic Cisneros/Imagine Media.
Join the Georgia Aquarium for a toast to conservation. Its 15th annual Aqua Vino supports rescuing and rehabilitating African penguins in South Africa, whale sharks and California sea lions. Wine, small bites, live music and exciting auction items will be offered, along with breathtaking views of marine life. 6:30-10PM, 225 Baker St. NW, georgiaaquarium.org
dk Gallery Curated by Design(her)
Gain inspiration through the eyes of Atlanta’s top interior designers. Handpicked art pieces by 13 designers come together to create a captivating art show; then attend dk Gallery for a rich showcase. 5-9PM, 25 W. Park Square, Marietta, dkgallery.us
A Timeless Affair
Fernbank Museum of Natural History is hosting A Timeless Affair: Wild at Heart gala in support of the museum’s exhibitions, family enrichment, STEM programs and more. This year’s momentous occasion will include a sunset cocktail hour, dinner, auctions, live entertainment and a twilight viewing of Woodland Spirits, featuring ethereal figures who enchant the wild. 7PM, 767 Clifton Road NE, fernbankmuseum.org
A piece by dk Gallery’s Jennifer Gibbs and Kevin Chambers with interior design by Studio Wellington. Photo by Lauren Chambers.
Latin Fever Ball
The Latin American Association is hosting its 33rd annual Latin Fever Ball. This premier one-of-a-kind event raises funds for LAA programs and services that empower Latinos to adapt, integrate and thrive. As one of Atlanta’s most anticipated galas, a three-course dinner, an open bar, signature libations, la hora loca and dancing to live Latin rhythms will take place. 7PM-midnight, InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta, 3315 Peachtree Road NE, thelaa.org
Atlanta Apparel Market
As a wholesale buyer, exhibitor or industry professional, join Atlanta Apparel as it hosts its yearly trade show. Experience exceptional market exposure through a variety of vibrant showrooms and trendsetting temporaries. Seasons to shop include spring and resort, holiday/winter for women’s apparel and spring/summer for children. Featured temporary categories include premiere, ready-to-wear, young contemporary, jewelry and fashion accessories, shoe studio and resort. AmericasMart, 230 John Portman Blvd. NW, atlantaapparel.com
Gather ’round and indulge in authentic Southern food, and sip and enjoy a mix of classic Southern cocktails. Meet and eat with the South’s most prestigious chefs, beverage experts, artists, makers and entertainers. The Gather ’round four-day event will feature signature events, collaboration dinners and master classes benefiting Giving Kitchen. Epicurean Atlanta, 1117 W. Peachtree St. NE, gatherroundatl.com
Shawn and O’Shea Guillory, Hearts and Hands honorees. Photo by Erik Scherb.
Hearts and Hands Gala
Presented by Coca-Cola Co. and benefiting Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities, Hearts and Hands celebrates its 12th year this year. The outdoor event will boast farm-chic environs with a menu featuring farm-to-table cuisine highlighting fresh ingredients sourced from local farms with a Southern twist. 6:30PM, Donaldson-Bannister Farm, 4831 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody, armhc.org
Corps de Ballet Luncheon
The 23rd annual Corps de Ballet fashion show and luncheon will be held at The St. Regis Atlanta to support Atlanta Ballet and its Center for Dance Education. In honor of kicking off Corps de Ballet’s social season, the event will celebrate fashion, style and dance. 11:00AM- to1:30PM, 3143 Maple Drive NE, atlantaballet.com
Swan House Ball
Honoring Atlanta philanthropist and community leader Lovette Twyman Russell and chaired by Roz Brewer, Vicki Palmer and Jack Sawyer, the 35th annual Swan House Ball will bring together Atlanta’s business, community and social leaders to experience an evening of elegance and fun at Atlanta History Center. Funds raised by the Swan House Ball support the annual operations of Atlanta History Center and its award-winning educational programs. Presenting sponsors include Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty, Jenny and Bob Pruitt, and Cox Enterprises. 130 W. Paces Ferry Road NW, atlantahistorycenter.com
National Black Arts is hosting its annual benefit and Horizon Awards presentation. Recognized as the oldest multidisciplinary arts organization in the country, the organization seeks to impact emerging artists of African descent collectively. The gala will honor extraordinary artists who have utilized their artistic expression. 7PM, Guardian Works, 755 Echo St. NW, nbaf.org