Passport not required.
What: The fair trade retail shop stocks a mix of local vendors and global goods curated by owner Jennifer Saadé.
Why: An American in Paris French soaps and MooMoo Designs cowhide handbags sourced from South Africa and Latin America.
When: Opening reception, Fri., 7 p.m. Reg. hours, Mon.-Thurs. & Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fri., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Where: 326 Pharr Rd., Buckhead (404-846-9988).
DINE (and LEARN)
High on the Hog Dinner
What: Expert butchering tips from The Spotted Trotter, followed by a hearty four-course meal (duck andouille and rabbit rillette).
Why: Bacon-infused bourbon.
When: Tonight, 7 p.m.
Where: Engine 11, 30 North Ave. NE, Midtown. Info at 706-351-0798. Tickets ($75-$100) online at eatstreakolean.com.
GO (and SEE)
What: The avant-garde performance includes rap, song, and spoken word set against a one-hour stop-motion film based on the 16th-century Chinese novel Journey to the West.
Why: Gideon juggles guitar, narration, and loop pedals in perfect timing with the images behind him.
When: Sun., 9:30 p.m.
Where: Farm 255, 255 W. Washington St., Athens (706-549-4660). Admission is free.
Arts & Ale
What: Huff Harrington Fine Art debuts its latest collection with casual fare like pimento cheese sandwiches and local brews.
Why: Gallery newbie Svetlana Shalygina’s paintings are mysterious and reflective of the countryside in her native Russia.
When: Tonight, 6-8 p.m.
Where: 4240 Rickenbacker Dr., Buckhead (404-257-0511).
Photo: Courtesy of 5 Continents
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