Fri., Sept. 21 

Black is beautiful
The African-American art community has a long and tenacious history, and BLACK ART ON TOUR highlights both its well-known pioneers and up-and-coming artists. On display SEPT. 21-24, the exhibit features Charles Bibbs, Gilbert Young, Larry "Poncho Brown, Kimmie Cantrell, Terry Wilson and many more. The opening reception -- scheduled 6-10 p.m. Sept. 21 and hosted by radio personality Jeffree Charles of WALR-FM -- features an auction and live jazz from the Jacques Lesure Trio. $10 admission. Sat.-Sun. 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Mon. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Atlanta Renaissance Hotel (ballrooms A and B), 590 W Peachtree St. 404-351-5553.

Community festivals
Auburn Avenue is a living record of what Atlanta was and what it is becoming. Celebrate its culture and heritage at the three-day SWEET AUBURN REUNION SEPT. 21-23. Hosted by the Friends of Sweet Auburn, the event kicks off Friday with an oldies concert and an awards ceremony for the area's legends, heroes and heroines. Entertainment includes performances by Auburn-area church choirs, the Clark Atlanta Players, the African-American Symphony, Univer-Soul Circus, and other spoken-word, music and live events throughout the weekend. A blood drive and a special "Tribute to America service also are scheduled. Free. Fri. 6-9 p.m.; Sat. 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun. 2-8 p.m. 240 Auburn Ave. 404-886-0986.


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