Saturday, Sept. 3: Malaysian Ambassador to the U.S., Tan Sri Ghazzali Sheikh Abdul Khalid, is to be in Atlanta for The Malaysia Gala, which will take place at Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center at 6 p.m. The Malaysian consulate will provide consular services that same day at the same location from 3-5 p.m. $50 for MAG members and $60 for non-members. For more information, contact Fabian de Rozario at (404) 409-2471 or e-mail

Saturday, Sept. 3: Vientos del Pueblo Concert Dated: 9/3/2005 Category: 8. Atlanta Location: Pine Lake Detail: The music group, Vientos del Pueblo, will perform “Music of the Andes” in a free concert at Pine Lake at 6 p.m. Cost is free. For more information, contact

Tuesday, Sept. 6: The British American Business Group presents “The Dog Days of Summer” celebration at the Prince of Wales pub. Guests and business cards are encouraged. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. at Prince of Wales on Piedmont Avenue. For directions, contact (404) 876-0227 or visit

Tuesday, Sept. 6: The 2005 Atlanta Jewish Film Festival Audience Award Presentation & Screening will take place at Lefont Sandy Springs Theater. “Rene and I,” 2005 AJFF Audience Award winner for best documentary film, will show at 7 p.m. “Bonjour Monsieur Shlomi,” 2005 AJFF Audience Awards winner for best narrative film, will show at 9 p.m. The cost is $8 per ticket. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit or call (404) 949-0658. Wednesday, Sept. 7: The Center for International Strategy, Technology, and Policy at Georgia Tech presents a lunch featuring journalist Don Kirk who will speak on “Korea: Economic Insecurity and the Nuclear Standoff” at the Wardlaw Building at Georgia Tech at 11:45 a.m. For more information, contact (404) 894-3199 or e-mail Wednesday, Sept. 7: The Southern Center for International Studies Young Professionals present their first Wednesday of the month social hour at Shout in Midtown. People are asked to arrive at 6 p.m. For more information, contact the Southern Center at (404) 261-5763 or e-mail

Wednesday, Sept. 7: The Atlanta Institute of Architecture and Turner Construction Company present a free interdisciplinary networking session and panel discussion for women in architecture and related fields. Students are encouraged to attend. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. at Turner Construction Company, 3424 Peachtree Rd., Concourse Level. For more information, contact (404) 222-0099 x1006 or RSVP via e-mail to

Thursday, Sept. 8: The Rome, Ga., International Film Festival will take place Sept. 8-11, 2005 at Rome Area Council for the Arts, 248 Broad St. This annual celebration will include works from filmmakers from all over the world and information from the Sam Spiegal School of Film in Israel, which is celebrating its 15th year. For more information, contact

Thursday, Sept. 8: The Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will host its golf tournament at City Club Marietta. Tee time will begin at 9 a.m., and the cost is $53 per player. For more information, contact Vanessa Olcese at (404) 929-9998.

Thursday, Sept. 8: World Trade Center Atlanta will be hosting Angel Cabrera, president of Thunderbird, The Garvin School of Management for a discussion on international business and education issues. He is expected to address the effect of current visa regulations on the enrolment of international students, the changing requirements for corporations involved in foreign markets and the role and impact of business education on the international community. The event is scheduled from 8:30-10 a.m. at the World Trade Center and cost is $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers. Contact Patrick Tonui at (404) 880-1562 for more information.

Friday, Sept. 9: The first classes for Export GA 2005 are to begin at the Gwinnett University Center, Building B, in Lawrenceville, Ga. Export-ready businesses should have registered by Aug. 19. The seminar, which is to take place in series of six half-day sessions, will be held on the following dates: Fri., Sept. 9; Fri., Sept. 30; Fri., Oct. 21; Fri., Nov. 18; Fri., Dec. 9 and Fri., Jan. 13. : All sessions will be from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. or more info. contact Charles Boyanton at (678) 407-5385 or Job Dieleman at (706) 542-6661.

Friday, Sept. 9: The Atlanta Eric M. Warburger Chapter of the American Council on Germany, the Goethe Institut Atlanta and the Southern Center for International Studies present a discussion entitled,”The Transatlantic Partnership and the New Geopolitical Context: Upcoming German Elections.” The discussion will take place at the Colony Square, Plaza Level of the Goethe-Institut from 7-8:30 p.m. RSVP by Sept. 7 by contacting Birgit Nomura at

Saturday, Sept. 10: The British American Business Group will host a “Junkanoo Bahamian Evening” at the Country Club of Roswell from 7-11 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by “Tropical Steel Vibes,” and the cost to attend is $50. For more information, contact (404) 681-2224.

Saturday, Sept. 10: The 2nd Annual Ethiopian Cultural and Food Festival will take place at Ebster Field at 404 W. Trinity Place in Decatur from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Cultural music and children’s programs will be available. The cost is free to attend.

Saturday, Sept. 10: The Hong Kong Association of Atlanta hosts the 10th annual Hong Kong dragon boat festival at Lake Lanier’s Clark’s Bridge Road, which was a venue of the 1996 Summer Olympics. The dragon boat festival is a celebration in commemoration of the 4th century B.C. statesman and poet, Qu Yuan. Business and individual groups are encouraged to take part, and reservations are required. Start time is 8:30 a.m. and the cost is $25 per team member. For more information, contact (404) 261-5763 or e-mail

Thursday, Sept. 15: The French-American Chamber of Commerce and the Southern Center for International Studies are welcoming Matthew Bloom, senior portfolio manager at Alliance Bernstein Capital to present a speech entitled, “Perspectives on the Market: Beware of the Herd Mentality.” The Southern Center will host the event from 12-1:45 p.m. at their facilities at 321 Pharr Road in Buckhead. The cost to attend is $30 for chamber and Southern Center members and $40 for nonmembers. For more information, contact (404) 846-2500 or