It’s not too late to celebrate “Elevate” (10-20-2018)

You still have the weekend to celebrate the city’s public art festival, “Elevate” in Southwest Atlanta, which runs through Sunday.

 The annual festival is usually held in the south downtown area, but has since moved to the southwest community, which represents city’s Office of Cultural Affair’s steps to expose new audiences to cultural experiences.

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“ELEVATE’s purpose has always been to unite people and the arts,”  Camille Russell Love, executive director of the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs, said in a statement. “By moving the festival from downtown, it enables us to expand the reach of the city’s cultural experiences while promoting Atlanta’s unique neighborhoods. “

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As part of the festival, the city installed four giant murals in the Cascade Business Corridor featuring prominent leaders, musicians and other cultural ambassadors.

Other events include:

The “Elevate” Block Party, featuring “Beautiful Blackbird” presented by Alliance Theatre for the Very Young, Dancemakers of Atlanta and the Emerging Artist Concert . The free block party begins at 1 p.m. Saturday at 2295 Benjamin E. Mays Drive S.W.

Martha Redbone presents “Bone Hill: The Concert,” at 7 p.m. Saturday at Hillside International Truth Center, 2450 Cascade Rd. S.W.

The performance, which focuses on Redbone’s family ties to the Appalachian Mountains, is free but seating is limited.

“Sunday in the Springs,” will be held from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at Cascade Springs Nature Preserve, 2852 Cascade Rd. S.W. The event will feature performances by storyteller, Josie Bailey ; the Atlanta Music Project ; and outdoor photography exhibits by Marquetta Johnson and Thomas Dorsey.

What’s the weekend without a movie?

The Atlanta-French Consulate will sponsor a free screening of “Right In the Eye,” is a movie based on the work by Parisian illusionist and film director George Méilès. This presentation is accompanied by the musical performance of the instrumental French trio Alcoléa & Cie.

The movie will be shown as the Church of Incarnation, 2407 Cascade Rd. S.W.