The rain on Sunday afternoon did not stop the large crowd of pedestrians that came out to enjoy Atlanta Streets Alive. The Atlanta Bicycle Coalition partnered with Mayor Kasim Reed to shut down 2.7 miles of Peachtree Street from 2-6 p.m. as people walked, skateboarded, Hula-Hooped, ran, danced, and enjoyed the city from a different perspective.
May 18, 2013 - Atlanta's Centennial Park hosted the annual Party In The Park Saturday to a capacity crowd of all ages. This year's all-day festival brought the happiest, most danceable acts that have ever graced Centennial's lawn. Opening the festival was Atlanta’s own quickly rising stars Electric Sons, followed by the heavy rhythm clad Yeasayer; the party crowd favorite, L.A.’s Grouplove; British import of the day Ellie Goulding; and the evening finished with a set from Passion Pit. Despite threats of rain, not a single drop fell from the sky, giving festival-goers a perfect day to enjoy the park.
For the second year, Atlanta arts organizations WonderRoot and gloATL combined their collective forces for the fundraiser Wonderglo on Saturday night. The event attempts to rethink the typical - and typically stuffy - approach to the arts benefit by transforming the W Midtown with art installations and experiences. Dinner was served in the main ballroom on tables created by artists as gloATL dancers interacted with the crowd, sometimes popping their heads up through openings in the tables. There were live and silent auctions of art works during dinner, and, throughout the hotel, dancers poised on platforms and lay splayed across staircases, a multi-part video installation of filmmaker Micha Stansell's collaboration with glo "the search for the exceptional" was a beautiful use of space, and on the top floor, Soul Food Cypher warmed up the crowd with some freestyle before DJ Vicki Powell got the after-party started. WonderRoot Executive Director Chris Appleton says the 2013 event was an even bigger success than last year's.