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Culture notes: Jewish Film fest breaks record; Gwinnett Ballet hosts studio warm-up; Decatur Book’s ‘Literary Feast’

FILM
Jewish festival breaks attendance record

The 13th Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, which concluded last week,[cq, 2/20] drew 31,530, eclipsing its own box-office record. Atlanta’s biggest film fest is still No. 2 among Jewish film festivals nationally, coming up a bit short of the San Francisco fest’s 34,700 attendance last summer. Sixty five of the Atlanta festival’s 122 screenings were sellouts. HOWARD POUSNER

DANCE
Gwinnett Ballet prepares to compete

Gwinnett Ballet Theatre will host the Southeastern semifinals of the prestigious Youth America Grand Prix classical ballet competition in early March, bringing hundreds of young dancers, their parents and teachers to the company’s new facilities in Lawrenceville. To help ready 10 of its own dancers for the competition, GBT is hosting a studio performance at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. The fund-raiser, including refreshments, is $10 at the door. 1800 Macleod Drive. 770-237-0046, www.gwinnettballet.org. HOWARD POUSNER

BOOKS
Food for thought, food for the belly

The Decatur Book Festival will present “A Literary Feast” at the Iberian Pig Kitchen at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Guests can enjoy a four-course meal with wine while hearing from authors Susan Puckett (”Eat Drink Delta: A Hungry Traveler’s Journey Through the Soul of the South”), Amber Dermont (”The Starboard Sea”), Kevin Young (”The Hungry Ear: Poems of Food and Drink”) and Susan Rebecca White (”A Soft Place to Land”). The event, $95 (excluding tax, gratuity), benefits Decatur Education Foundation literacy efforts. To reserve: 404-371-8800. 121 Sycamore St., Decatur. HOWARD POUSNER

FILM
Jewish festival breaks attendance record

The 13th Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, which concluded last week,[cq, 2/20] drew 31,530, eclipsing its own box-office record. Atlanta’s biggest film fest is still No. 2 among Jewish film festivals nationally, coming up a bit short of the San Francisco fest’s 34,700 attendance last summer. Sixty five of the Atlanta festival’s 122 screenings were sellouts. HOWARD POUSNER

BOOKS
Food for thought, food for the belly

The Decatur Book Festival will present “A Literary Feast” at the Iberian Pig Kitchen at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Guests can enjoy a four-course meal with wine while hearing from authors Susan Puckett (

FILM

Jewish festival breaks attendance record

The 13th Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, which concluded last week,[cq, 2/20] drew 31,530, eclipsing its own box-office record. Atlanta’s biggest film fest is still No. 2 among Jewish film festivals nationally, coming up a bit short of the San Francisco fest’s 34,700 attendance last summer. Sixty five of the Atlanta festival’s 122 screenings were sellouts. HOWARD POUSNER

DANCE

Gwinnett Ballet prepares to compete

Gwinnett Ballet Theatre will host the Southeastern semifinals of the prestigious Youth America Grand Prix classical ballet competition in early March, bringing hundreds of young dancers, their parents and teachers to the company’s new facilities in Lawrenceville. To help ready 10 of its own dancers for the competition, GBT is hosting a studio performance at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. The fund-raiser, including refreshments, is $10 at the door. 1800 Macleod Drive. 770-237-0046, www.gwinnettballet.org. HOWARD POUSNER

BOOKS

Food for thought, food for the belly

The Decatur Book Festival will present “A Literary Feast” at the Iberian Pig Kitchen at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Guests can enjoy a four-course meal with wine while hearing from authors Susan Puckett (”Eat Drink Delta: A Hungry Traveler’s Journey Through the Soul of the South”), Amber Dermont (”The Starboard Sea”), Kevin Young (”The Hungry Ear: Poems of Food and Drink”) and Susan Rebecca White (”A Soft Place to Land”). The event, $95 (excluding tax, gratuity), benefits Decatur Education Foundation literacy efforts. To reserve: 404-371-8800. 121 Sycamore St., Decatur. HOWARD POUSNER

DANCE

Gwinnett Ballet prepares to compete

Gwinnett Ballet Theatre will host the Southeastern semifinals of the prestigious Youth America Grand Prix classical ballet competition in early March, bringing hundreds of young dancers, their parents and teachers to the company’s new facilities in Lawrenceville. To help ready 10 of its own dancers for the competition, GBT is hosting a studio performance at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. The fund-raiser, including refreshments, is $10 at the door. 1800 Macleod Drive. 770-237-0046, www.gwinnettballet.org. HOWARD POUSNER

“Eat Drink Delta: A Hungry Traveler’s Journey Through the Soul of the South”), Amber Dermont (”The Starboard Sea”), Kevin Young (”The Hungry Ear: Poems of Food and Drink”) and Susan Rebecca White (”A Soft Place to Land”). The event, $95 (excluding tax, gratuity), benefits Decatur Education Foundation literacy efforts. To reserve: 404-371-8800. 121 Sycamore St., Decatur. HOWARD POUSNER

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