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January 2020

What: The Moth StorySLAM
When: January 27, 2020 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm | Theatrical Outfit – The Balzer Theater

Join us for the monthly open-mic storytelling competition, open to anyone with a five-minute story to share on the night’s theme. Come tell a story, or just enjoy the show! The theme for the January StorySLAM is ADVENTURE!

 
 

February 2020

What: This Old House
When: February 6, 2020 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm | Georgia Public Broadcasting | 260 14th St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

This Old House has been delighting viewers for decades, and now GPB is delighted to invite you to celebrate with us 40 years of TV’s original home improvement show! This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey and carpenter Nathan Gilbert will share stories, videos, and behind-the-scenes anecdotes. They will be joined by exerts from Atlanta’s own Life Cycle Building Center for a live demonstration in the GPB studio. Free to attend, reservation requested.

Free parking is available in the onsite parking deck. Please park in the visitor designated area on the 2nd level. Parking information and driving directions are available online here

What: Always in Season Film Screening and Discussion
When: February 11, 2020 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm | Georgia Public Broadcasting | 260 14th St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

Always in Season explores the lingering impact of more than a century of lynching African Americans and connects this form of historic racial terrorism to racial violence today. The film centers on the case of Lennon Lacy, an African American teen who was found hanging from a swing set in Bladenboro, North Carolina, on August 29, 2014. Despite inconsistencies in the case, local officials quickly ruled Lennon’s death a suicide, but his mother, Claudia, believes Lennon was lynched. Claudia moves from paralyzing grief to leading the fight for justice for her son.

As the film unfolds, Lennon’s case, and the suspicions surrounding it, intersect with stories of other communities seeking justice and reconciliation. A few hundred miles away in Monroe, Georgia, a diverse group of reenactors, including the adult daughter of a former Ku Klux Klan leader, annually dramatize a 1946 quadruple lynching to ensure the victims are never forgotten and encourage the community to come forward with information that might bring the perpetrators to justice. As the terrorism of the past bleeds into the present, the film asks: what will it take for Americans to begin building a national movement for racial justice and reconciliation?

6:00 Refreshments

6:30 Screening

8:00 Discussion with Filmmaker, Jacqueline Olive 

What: Let's Go Luna Screening Party
When: February 14, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:30am | Georgia Public Broadcasting | 260 14th St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

Join Leo, Carmen, and Andy as they travel around the world with their parent's performance troupe "Circo Fabuloso." Along their stops, their friend Luna, the moon, comes down to earth to teach the three friends about local languages, food, music, and other customs.

Kumon will be on-site to talk about their programs and give away some cool stuff!

Attendees will enjoy an episode of the show along with a snack and fun activity. 

What: The Moth StorySLAM
When: February 17, 2020 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm | Theatrical Outfit – The Balzer Theater

Join us for the monthly open-mic storytelling competition, open to anyone with a five-minute story to share on the night’s theme. Come tell a story, or just enjoy the show! The theme for the February StorySLAM is LOVE HURTS!

March 2020

What: Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!
When: March 12, 2020 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm | The Fox Theatre

Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me! is coming to Georgia on Thursday, March 12, 2020!

Host Peter Sagal, Judge and Scorekeeper Bill Kurtis and the usual panel of comedians, humorists and journalists will take us through a rollicking review of the week’s news during the live show at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta. 

GPB pre-sale: Monday, January 27 @ 10am; use the code GPBWAIT to purchase

Public on-sale Friday, January 31 @ 10am