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10 Things to Do in Atlanta This September

Sarah Barker | August 26, 2019 | Lifestyle

Curing Kids Cancer Cabaret
You won’t want to miss one of the most fabulous philanthropic events of the year. Benefiting Curing Kids Cancer, this inaugural drag queen competition will feature a silent auction and marvelous performances from 10 high-profile Atlantans. 7pm, tickets from $175, Atlanta History Center, Buckhead,


Choice, Chance & Circumstance
Spalding Nix Fine Art’s fall photography show titled Choice, Chance & Circumstance features works from four upcoming artists whose pieces explore the modern process of photography. With works encapsulating contemporary celebrity culture, environmental themes and more, the showcase offers just the splash of culture your September needs. Times vary, free, Spalding Nix Fine Art, Midtown,

Vanessa Williams in Concert
To commemorate Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s 75th anniversary season, iconic singer and actress Vanessa Williams joins the famed orchestra for what is sure to be an outstanding celebratory performance. 7pm, orchestra tickets from $60, Atlanta Symphony Hall, Midtown,


Profile Series
Renowned 20th century artist Romare Bearden’s Profile series will be brought together in a touring exhibition for the first time since its debut at none other than Atlanta’s own High Museum of Art. With over 30 series collages, this exhibit will be nothing short of fascinating. Times vary, Circle memberships from $1,200, High Museum of Art, Midtown,


Wine Women & Shoes
Make your favorite pastimes even more special at this year’s Wine Women & Shoes soiree. With designer shopping, wine tasting and all proceeds going toward women’s cancer research at Northside Hospital Cancer Institute, this afternoon affair gives Atlantans the perfect opportunity to sip, shop and, most importantly, support. 1pm, tickets from $150, Grand Hyatt Atlanta, Buckhead,


Noon to Night
Fashion mavens and family alike are welcome at the philanthropic event featuring a runway show, presenting Avalon retailers’ new fall collections worn by Atlanta celebrities and Bert’s Big Adventure kids. 6pm, VIP packages from $150, Avalon, Alpharetta,;

Swan Coach House Flea Market
Come prepared to peruse a bevy of booths filled with designer fashions, handbags, jewelry, antiques, home accessories and much more at this annual affair hosted by the Forward Arts Foundation. 10am, free, Atlanta History Center, Buckhead,


Wish Ball
Over 500 community and corporate leaders will gather at this outstanding social and philanthropic event to aid the lives of local children facing critical illnesses. With last year’s ball raising over $1 million, this year’s Wish Ball looks to be even more exceptional with dining, dancing and serving the local community one wish at a time. 6pm, tickets $450, InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta,

Garden of Eden Ball
At this year’s Garden of Eden Ball, dine and dance the night away beneath a lavish tent on the Great Lawn. As the largest fundraising event in support of Atlanta Botanical Garden, this night of elegance is guaranteed to be superb. 7pm, tickets $1,500, Atlanta Botanical Garden, Midtown,

Hope Ball
This evening filled with cocktails, live music and dancing boasts heartwarming and inspirational testimonies from several cancer survivors, with all proceeds from the fete benefiting the American Cancer Society. 6pm, sponsorships from $5,000, The Fairmont Atlanta, West Midtown,

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Photography by: Noon to Night photo by justin chan photography | “Walking Line In The Valley In Crimora” (2017) by Andrew Herzog/spalding nix fine art | Wish Ball photo by Robb Cohen/LaTanya Johnson | “Profile/Part I, The Twenties, Pittsburgh Memories, Farewell Eugene” (1978) Romare Bearden/high museum of art | Wine Women & Shoes photo by Stillscape Photography