Enjoy the rest of the summer with a little bit of culture on your Thursday nights.
The Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA) is open late on Thursday evenings for an ongoing series of hip, educational and entertaining events called Drink in Design. With the purchase of a regular admission ticket, guests will enjoy a variety of programming, complimentary cocktails, a chance to view the current exhibit and maybe even a bit of dancing or on-demand poetry.
The calendar of events can be found at: http://www.museumofdesign.org/drink-in-design/
Drink in Design is held each Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and military, and $5 for students and children over 5. Members are free and drinks are complimentary.
Upcoming Drink in Design Events include:
Thursday, July 14 Serenbe Playhouse performs The Ugly Duckling
Created as a direct response to the bullying epidemic that we are experiencing on both a local and national level, this show goes back to one of the oldest childhood tales of diversity with The Ugly Duckling. Giving it a modern twist with a production that will move children and adults of all ages, The Ugly Duckling celebrates the differences in each of us and will have audience members questioning those differences that seem to still be creating barriers, even in 2011. The show is a fusion of live music, fantastical costuming, witty writing and modern choreography.
Thursday, July 21 Zoetic Dance Performs in the Galleries
Zoetic Dance Ensemble is a non-profit organization dedicated to presenting the quality of the human spirit through the athleticism and artistry of dance to a wide audience by creating and producing innovative and accessible choreographic works. http://www.zoeticdance.org/
Thursday, July 28 H2OMG! Gallery Talk with Interior Designer Jackie Naylor
Gallery Talk Begins at 7pm
Award winning Atlanta Interior Designer, Jackie Naylor, will discuss the journey of water in its rough, natural state, to its final destination: the creative end use of water through Jackie’s bathroom designs. Jackie will share some of her favorite projects throughout her career, including a few current works that are still unpublished.
Thursday, August 4 Bathing in Art with Dr. Laura Flusche and Susan Sanders
Gallery Talk with Dr. Laura Flusche and Susan Sanders at 7pm.
Details coming soon!
Thursday, August 11 Vicki Gordon of the Global Soap Project
Talk with Vicki Gordon at 7pm. http://www.globalsoap.org/
Vicki Gordon is a founding board member of the Global Soap Project, which is headquartered in Atlanta and incorporated in Georgia. the Global Soap Project was founded by Derreck Kayongo, a humanitarian relief expert whose own family fled Uganda and the tyranny of Idi Amin in 1979. During this tragic and despotic era, close to one million people lost their lives. Many, like Derreck, were displaced in refugee camps. Today, millions of people around the world still live in compromised environments, with limited or no access to clean water and soap.
Recycling soap is a simple concept that provides enormous benefits. The Global Soap Project raises awareness about the lack of sanitation and its consequences in many parts of the world. With 4.6-million hotel rooms in the United States, an estimated 2.6-million soap bars are discarded every day. By participating in this program, hoteliers are diverting tons of waste from the landfill and bolstering environmental sustainability programs. Hotel managers, housekeepers and guests become more environmentally conscious and more sensitive to the needs of vulnerable populations.
Museum Hours at 1315 Peachtree will be as follows:
For more information, visit: www.museumofdesign.org or call 404-979-6455.