First Event - July 12

Lunchtime Culture - Free Event

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Overview

Overview

 

Lunchtime Culture is a series of events that are the equivalent to tasty bite-sized portions of delicious culture, FREE and open to the public. Each lunchtime culture event pairs two Midtown Atlanta sites for a conversation, performance, or tour experience from a fresh perspective. Programs begin at 12 noon and last approximately 30 minutes with time to explore the venue after the program. Food is not provided for these events. 

July 12 - It's Not Easy Being Green: Conservation through Amphibian Education
Location: Center for Puppetry Arts | 1404 Spring St, NW 
Program: Hear about Kermit the Frog’s creator, Jim Henson, and his passion for the environment. The Atlanta Botanical Garden has an active amphibian conservation program. Chelsea Thomas, Amphibian Program Coordinator, will showcase a few interesting frogs and share how these animals help promote conservation through education programs for all ages.  

August 9  - Theater as Social Change
Location: Alliance Theater | 1280 Peachtree Street, NE
Program: Experience live theater and join in a panel discussion with theater directors and educators, Mira Hirsch and Patrick McColery, as they discuss the power of theater as a social change agent.

September 13  - Flying Through Flowers: A Midsummers Night's Dream in Nature
Location: Atlanta Botanical Garden | 1345 Piedmont Ave, NE
Program: Actors flip and fly through the flowers in Alliance Theater’s upcoming production of A Midsummers Night’s Dream. Join director David Seth Catlin as he discusses the artistic adventure of producing one of Shakespeare’s classics in the garden.   * No outside food allowed at the Garden. Longleaf Restaurant has a quick serve counter.

October 11 - The Powerful Pomegranate: The Rich Tradition of this Popular Fruit
Location: Atlanta Botanical Garden | 1345 Piedmont Ave, NE
Program: Rabbi Ari Kaiman of Congregation Shearith Israel shares a taste of the rich and beautiful history of this special fruit from biblical times until today. Join us for Pomegranate tasting and deseeding tips. * No outside food allowed at the Garden. Longleaf Restaurant has a quick serve counter.

November 8 - Puppetry & Acting: Bringing Characters to Life
Location: Alliance Theater | 1280 Peachtree Street, NE
Program: Alliance Theater and actor, Jake Krakovsky, will show us what it takes, on and off stage, to bring puppets and characters to life.

Space is limited.

Guests will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Admittance to this program begins at 11:30 a.m. and ends at 1 p.m.

 

Support for Lunchtime Culture is provided by:

Funding for this program is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners