The Wren's Nest Temporary Closure

Due to health and safety concerns about the coronavirus, The Wren's Nest is temporarily closed until further notice.

In light of this, we are re-evaluating all upcoming events. Please check back for updates.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Unfortunately, in light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, our upcoming programs have been postponed through the summer. We hope to reschedule events for the fall. Please check back or subscribe to our newsletter for updates.


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Jazz Matters Concerts

8PM | 3rd Fridays: June, July, August

Jazz Matters is a nonprofit organization that believes Jazz Matters, because music matters. Jazz is America's only original art form and this national treasure was created by African Americans.

It is our vision to Preserve a Musical Culture, Tradition & Art Form by educating & developing new audiences, inspiring new Jazz artists, and providing a forum for artists to perform and perfect their craft.

Tickets $30

 

Wren's Nest Drawing Challenge

Draw a Rabbit, Win a Prize!

Submissions due Friday, May 15th

Join The Wren's Nest for a virtual drawing challenge! Share an artistic creation of beloved trickster, Brer Rabbit, on social media and be entered to win a raffle.

Escape the Nest!

4-9PM | August 9, 10, 17, 23, 24, and 30

You’re invited to an evening cocktail party at The Wren’s Nest, in West End, Atlanta. But be forewarned: Joel Chandler Harris, the previous owner of the house, is a notorious prankster! Famous for his Brer Rabbit stories, Harris is arguably just as tricky as his beloved character. His ghost treads through the house looking for his next prank victim, locking doors behind his guests and only letting them out if they can solve his clues. Are you up for the challenge?

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Jazz Matters Living Room Series

4-6PM | 2nd Sundays: September - December

Jazz Matters is a nonprofit organization that believes Jazz Matters, because music matters. Jazz is America's only original art form and this national treasure was created by African Americans.

It is our vision to Preserve a Musical Culture, Tradition & Art Form by educating & developing new audiences, inspiring new Jazz artists, and providing a forum for artists to perform and perfect their craft.

Southeastern Institute for Paranormal Research

Paranormal Investigation: Ghost Hunting 101

7PM | September 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 27, and 28

Join the team from the Southeastern Institute of Paranormal Research to investigate the unexplained activity at The Wren's Nest.

Edgar Allan Poe Experience

Edgar Allan Poe Experience

October 9 - November 3

You’ll experience a maddening visit from the Raven in the night and hear the harrowing story of the Tell Tale Heart, become a witness to The Fall of the House of Usher and attend a haunted dinner party hosted by a most mysterious Red Masked presence. Come and experience each of these stories as they rise to life before your very eyes as you are enveloped by the mind of one of America’s most legendary writers in his very last days.

Victorian Holiday Party Open House

Sunday, December 8th, 1PM - 4PM

The Wren's Nest will be decked out in its best turn-of-the-20th century finery as we celebrate the season - and Joel Chandler Harris's birthday - with music, other entertainment, refreshments, storytellinggood cheer ... and some surprises!

Free / No Tickets Needed

Phoenix Flies, Atlanta Preservation Center

Phoenix Flies, Atlanta Preservation Center

Atlanta’s historic built environment of buildings, landscapes, and neighborhoods is an integral part of the City’s culture and economy. The Phoenix Flies Celebration provides an opportunity to learn about, celebrate, and strengthen these assets to the benefit of all. More Information.

Free / No Tickets Needed

Brer Rabbit Blues & BBQ: Spring Fundraiser

Sunday, March 29th

1 PM - 5 PM

Join us for an afternoon of food, music, entertainment, and fun in our backyard at our spring fundraiser! All proceeds go to the preservation of The Wren’s Nest and support of its education and writing programs.

A Storied Affair

A Storied Affair

Friday April 17, 2020, 7PM

A wine tasting inspired by Brer Rabbit's international journey.

Atlanta Scotch Club hosts the whiskey tasting

Whiskey Tasting

4-6PM | Saturday, June 15

Atlanta Scotch Club hosts the whiskey tasting event. Tickets include 6 (six) whiskey tastings, light bites, and everything you wanted to know about whiskey but were afraid to ask. Certified Specialists of Spirits Jack Smith will lead the two-hour instructional-tasting.

NestFlix

NestFlix

Every Last Saturday, 7pm
  • Hidden Figures
  • Coco
  • Black Panther
  • Boo! A Madea Halloween

Free Community Event / Bring A Picnic / Refreshments Available

Brer Rabbit Blues & BBQ

Brer Rabbit Blues & BBQ

October 6, 12 - 5pm

The Wren’s Nest invites you to Brer Rabbit, Blues, and BBQ, a fun-filled afternoon of amazing storytelling, delicious food, cold beer, and toe-tappin’ blues! This year, we will be hosting this family-friendly event at our own house museum so you can tour the home, explore the grounds, and enjoy all of the festivities. Each ticket includes admission for one to the house and grounds, as well as a BBQ lunch, 2 beers, and other refreshments thanks to DAS BBQ and SweetWater Brewing Company!

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CANCELLED: Mother's Day Concert

Sunday, May 10th

4 PM

An intimate Mother's Day concert inside the Wren's Nest presented by Jazz Matters.

More details forthcoming

VIRTUAL: Book Talk - Tom Matte

Sunday, June 14th

4 PM - Free

Atlanta author Tom Matte speaks about his new memoir, Jesus Goes to Hollywood: A Memoir of Madness, about his descent from suburban dad and successful marketing man into drugs, homelessness and prison. The talk will take place via Zoom.

VIRTUAL: Book Talk

Sunday, July 19th

4 PM - Free

Details forthcoming.

The talk will take place via Zoom. 

Jazz Matters Concert

Friday, June 19th

8 PM

Jazz, blues and barbecue. Jazz Matters kicks off its fifth season of concerts on the back-yard stage at the Wren's Nest.

Jazz Matters Concert

Friday, June 17th

Time TBD

The She Jam, celebrating women in jazz. Presented by Jazz Matters in the back yard of the Wren's Nest.

Fourth of July Concert

Sunday, June 28th

8 PM - Free, ticket required

The U.S. Army Field Band's Jazz Ambassadors present a Fourth of July concert in the back yard of the Wren's Nest. Presented by Jazz Matters.

Looking for the perfect venue to hold your wedding?

Find out why our historic home and gardens are an ideal location for wedding ceremonies and receptions.

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