GOArts is short for Georgia Open Arts Month which takes place each October.
It's a collective campaign to raise awareness about arts in our area.

Last October, I took up a challenge to see 31 shows in 31 days and blog about it... in the end, I saw 41.
Sure, it was a bit tiring but it was also an amazing opportunity.

The column on the left is a linked schedule of everything I saw.
For a more logical read of this blog o'adventures, scroll down to the first entry and start reading there.

I'm not a reviewer, nor am I an art critic.
I aim to raise public awareness about the great tapestry of arts & culture in our area and inspire you to get out there and enjoy it.
x ~ Here's a special thanks to the folks who provided me comps to some of these events! ~

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Hillarity Ensues (Prelude to Event #27)

OMG... is it already Thursday?  This week is zooming by.  Tonight I will join my fellow ALMA classmates (Arts Leaders of Metro Atlanta Class of 2009) at Dad's Garage for their "laugh liquidation sale" and "comedy clearance."  The current state of the economy has spawned The Dad's Garage Going Out of Business Show.  Tickets can be purchased online, by phone or at the door.  There are plenty of places to eat right there in the vicinity of the theater, some are quite notable eating establishments (like 4 or 5 star dining, I'm told.  I wouldn't know.  See Waffle House in previous post!).

(Image swiped from Dad's Garage website.  Pictured here are Chris Blair, Jon Carr, Matt Horgan, Stacy Melich, Gina Rickicki... I think?)


  1. keif, I'm very impressed with your goal and you are close to the finish line. You have shown all of us who are following your blog of all the events that are going on in and around Atlanta. I take my hat off to you and all your friends who have helped you to go to these events and provide insight.

    Cheers to you! Keep up the excellent work for a few more days! I think at the rate you are going you will exceed your 30 events for 31 days of October!

  2. Hey there,

    Thanks for the encouragement. It really has been a blast for a number of reasons and here are just a few:

    1. we have a great community of interesting, caring and committed artists doing very entertaining work in this area

    2. we have a great community of arts educators, curators, administrators, advocates, volunteers, etc. working with all their heart to bring art to the masses

    3. I could not have done this if said artists and folks named in #2 had not facilitated the opportunity for me to do so

    4. it is meaningful to spend time with friends, family and acquaintances at arts and cultural events

    5. arts & culture matters in our lives. it reflects our shared humanity and expresses our greatest ambitions.

    Thanks so much for your interest and for taking the time to share your thoughts.