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Scarendipity – The finest Halloween bash in Atlanta!

21 Oct


(The Ragbirds at last year’s Scarendipity dressed as Fraggle Rock!)

One of the finest Halloween parties in the country, Scarendipity, is happening this SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, in the Kirkwood neighborhood of Atlanta, GA!

Please read the details carefully and I hope y’all can make it!  This is truly one of the most amazing parties you will attend this year!  For more information please send an email to scarendipity@gmail.com.  Net proceeds from the event will benefit the Kirkwood Neighborhood Association.


If you don’t know what Scarendipity is, since 2005 we have thrown an event celebrating Halloween that is somewhere between a house party on steroids and a private festival. Over the years, Scarendipity has become nothing short of legendary, incorporating a blend of local, regional, and national live music talent; professional fire performers; DJ’s; and acrobats!

This is a COSTUME PARTY! Unless you like kicking yourself or feeling awkward, DRESS UP!


When: Saturday, October 26th from 8:00pm until somewhere likely past 1:00am

Where: The Old M.J. Dollar Funeral Home in Historic Kirkwood, Atlanta (a/k/a Golubic’ Residence)
229 Howard Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30317-1111

What you give:

– $30 cash donation at the door, or a
– $25 donation in advance – arrangements for advanced donation can be made by clicking the PayPal icon below and sending a PayPal donation.

What you get:

– OPEN COCKTAIL BAR & several varieties of quality brews
– A HUGE bon fire to keep you warm
– A MASSIVE Oktober Fest-type covered & enclosed tent featuring two-time Grammy nominated DJ Thomas Goluibic’ (best known as Music Supervisor for AMC’s Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead as well as HBO’s Six Feet under)!
– LIVE MUSIC from Deep Blue Sun, Freddy’s Finest, and special guests! (more to be announced)


Why: Every year Scarendipity asks for donations in support of a worthy purpose. This year, Scarendipity’s proceeds will be reinvested locally:
Improving Kirkwood’s public spaces – Specifically, landscaping surrounding signs that welcome everyone to our neighborhood. The more you give, the more we can do to make this area beautiful for our families, neighbors, and friends. Please go the PayPal link to make an advanced donation.

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Frequently Asked Questions…

Who’s invited?

This costume party is for our friends and **YOUR FRIENDS**!
We are NOT sending individual invitations or doing RSVP. This is not a public event, rather it is a unique social experience designed to bring friends together with our friends’ friends.
BRING A GROUP OF YOUR FAVORITE PEOPLE… or just plan to meet some more of ours, and undoubtedly some you didn’t know we knew!

Where do I park?

Parking can be something of a chore so carpool, arrive early, cab it, go in on a shuttle van service with others, etc. We will have several security personnel patrolling the streets, but it is always wise to use the buddy system late at night and leave valuables out of your car.

Will there be food?

You bet! Details to come, check back on the Scarendipity Facebook page for updates…

I have more questions. Who do I contact?

Be sure to check the Scarendipity Facebook page and Facebook event page for regular updates – most if not all of the information you need will be right there. Otherwise, you can send your questions to scarendipity@gmail.com, and we’ll try to get back to you as soon as possible.

Is this an all-ages event?

Sorry, this is a 21-and-over event.

The donation is a bit rich for my blood – how can I still participate?

We are always in need of volunteers to help set up, tear down, clean up afterwards, and help with odd jobs the day of the party. Email us at scarendipity@gmail.com if you want to help!

We look forward to celebrating with you!

Funk’n’Soul FallFest a success!

24 Sep

We had a fantastic time at Twain’s on Saturday evening for the inaugural edition of the Funk’n’Soul FallFest!  Special thanks to owners and brothers Ethan and Uri Wurtzel for their willingness to try new things, and THANK YOU to all of you who made it out on Saturday for at least a part!  The crowd flowed wonderfully all through the night, and there was always a steady audience for the music.

Jango Monkey kicked off the music shortly after 6pm for a rousing 80 minute set full of fantastic interwoven jams that kept everyone grooving.  They certainly enjoyed the set, and let’s just say it was the perfect kick-off to the evening.

Jango Monkey2

(Jango Monkey)

Grant Green Jr. followed, and his two sets were as tight and flowing as could be, even if we had to assemble a lineup for him last minute.   He had some fine young players with him that didn’t skip a beat.  I believe it’s safe to say that Twain’s stage is a perfect outlet for Grant, and I hope we can do more with master of the jazz & soul guitar.  Quite a site to behold when you can catch him!

image    (Grant Green Jr.)

Young stewards of the funk from Augusta, GA, Funk You, closed out the night performing originals alongside tasteful covers by The Rolling Stones, Bill Withers, and Van Morrison just to name a few.  I was extremely impressed by these fellas in their debut in Decatur and look forward to seeing them moving forward.  I sat down at one point and pressed record on the iphone and got some good footage in the throes of a jam for almost 9 minutes.  I hope you enjoy it!

Please mark down Thursday, October 3, on your calendar for An Evening with The Ragbirds!  Advance tix are available by clicking on the link in the previous sentence.  This is a special early show (8pm’ish start time), so come on out and see one of the most vibrant bands going these days, a band that describes their music as “infectious global grooves”.

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