Opportunities to expand your mind and even your closet are fruitful in the many exciting lectures coming to Atlanta this late summer to fall season. Big-name celebrities like Stacy London from “What Not To Wear” to lesser-known captains who have journeyed to the bottom of the ocean to see Titanic are coming to this great city. With a range of lectures priced from free to under $100, there’s opportunity for a great date night or trying something new to fill your calendar. You can count on gaining some new, unique knowledge to impress friends, family and coworkers alike.
Science on Tap with Captain Don Walsh
225 Baker St NW
Atlanta, GA 30313
Date: September 28
The Titanic is an episode in life that people can’t seem to hear enough about. But, have you ever heard from someone who has actually gone way down under water to see the sunken ship? At this lecture, Captain Walsh will have just returned from the RMS Titanic Expedition. This event is sponsored by Heineken and therefore there will be plenty of beer on tap. Guests will also enjoy hors d’oeuvres while seated in the Georgia Aquarium’s Oceans Ballroom for a fascinating evening listening to and seeing some of the ocean’s greatest mysteries.
Wild on the Rocks: Tips for Training Your Significant Other
800 Cherokee Ave
Atlanta, GA 30315
Date: September 13
This lecture already pre-warns that it may not be suitable for children. This lecture includes two complimentary beverages, light hors d’oeuvres, an exhibit tour, theater seating and a special demonstration before the program. Zoo Atlanta will provide insight into how it makes training fun for the animals with positive reinforcement, causing audience members to wonder how far this training can go in human life. The zoo says, “Husbandry doesn’t have anything to do with husbands. Or does it? An 8,000-pound elephant doesn’t do anything she doesn’t want to do.”
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An Evening with Stacy London: The Truth About Style
Atlanta History Center
130 W Paces Ferry Road NW
Atlanta, GA 30305
Date: October 9
Before becoming the well-known co-host of TLC’s “What Not To Wear,” Stacy London worked for Vogue and Mademoiselle. However, her book “The Truth About Style” and lecture in Atlanta will date even further back to London’s personal tales of dealing with psoriasis and anorexia. It was through her own development of personal style that London left behind her emotional baggage and has become a trusted style coach for America.
384 Northyards Blvd NW
Atlanta, GA 30313
Date: Monthly – check site for exact dates
CreativeMornings is a monthly breakfast lecture series for creative types happening all across the world and here in Atlanta. Each event is free of charge and includes a 20-minute talk, plus coffee. Past guests have included Dwain Cox from Chick-fil-A, Matt Rollins from Iconologic, Doug Grimmett from Primal Screen and more. Also, all previous lectures are available to watch as recorded videos.
Margaret and Terry Stent Distinguished Lecture in American Art: “Nature’s Nation”
High Museum – Hill Auditorium
1280 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
Date: September 20
Dr. Linda S. Ferber, Vice President and Senior Art Historian at the New York Historical Society, visits the High Museum to discuss how American landscapes have become so popular amongst artists and tourists. Particularly, this popularity arose in the 19th century and has become a national sense of identity. Think of how visits to big state and national parks inspires awe. This lecture also invites audience members to the Stent Atrium at 5:30 p.m. for a complimentary reception in honor of Dr. Ferber.
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Stacy Sheets is native to Atlanta. She is a graduate of the University of Georgia. Stacy is a freelance writer who enjoys keeping abreast on the best Atlanta has to offer. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.