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What the Heck is going on? 

Disclaimer: Heck.house has not obtained a business license yet. The location is zoned R-75 (single-family residential) with an overlay Tier 1. In order to change the usage from residential to commercial, we have to arrange for an off-site parking lot agreement with a nearby business. (Clarification: This is not a rezoning situation because of the overlay.) Once the property is classified as commercial, we can go through the steps of obtaining a business license. In the interim period, Paula Novelle, who lives on site, is still active with small private events that are limited in size to prevent parking issues and use a decibel meter to manage noise levels. All events are free and require participants to rsvp/sign up. Any donations collected during events are often shared with the artists/organizations involved and reported as required by 501(c)(3) status. We are a grassroots, arts advocacy organization with many neighbors actively involved and welcome feedback from the community.

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  • Queer Peer with Andromeda Faber
    Queer Peer with Andromeda Faber
    Sat, Oct 07
    Scottdale
    Oct 07, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Scottdale, 3498 E Ponce de Leon Ave, (driveway on Milton St.), 3492 E Ponce de Leon Ave, Scottdale, GA 30079, USA
    Oct 07, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Scottdale, 3498 E Ponce de Leon Ave, (driveway on Milton St.), 3492 E Ponce de Leon Ave, Scottdale, GA 30079, USA
    An LGBTQIA+ Education and Support Group
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  • Fabric-ly Frankensteining
    Fabric-ly Frankensteining
    Sat, Oct 07
    Heck.house
    Oct 07, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Heck.house, 3498 E Ponce de Leon Ave, (driveway on Milton St.), 3492 E Ponce de Leon Ave, Scottdale, GA 30079, USA
    Oct 07, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Heck.house, 3498 E Ponce de Leon Ave, (driveway on Milton St.), 3492 E Ponce de Leon Ave, Scottdale, GA 30079, USA
    An Upcycled Clothing Meetup and Mashup
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  • community yard sale at Heck.house
    community yard sale at Heck.house
    Sun, Oct 08
    Heck.house
    Oct 08, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Heck.house, 3498 E Ponce de Leon Ave, (driveway on Milton St.), 3492 E Ponce de Leon Ave, Scottdale, GA 30079, USA
    Oct 08, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Heck.house, 3498 E Ponce de Leon Ave, (driveway on Milton St.), 3492 E Ponce de Leon Ave, Scottdale, GA 30079, USA
    Hello, Is it deals you're looking for? (insert Lionel Riches meme) Stop by and cHECK it out this yard sale by our neighbors and friends.
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  • October Community Sing with  Sólo Cantar
    October Community Sing with  Sólo Cantar
    Mon, Oct 09
    Scottdale
    Oct 09, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Scottdale, 3498 E Ponce de Leon Ave, (driveway on Milton St.), 3492 E Ponce de Leon Ave, Scottdale, GA 30079, USA
    Oct 09, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Scottdale, 3498 E Ponce de Leon Ave, (driveway on Milton St.), 3492 E Ponce de Leon Ave, Scottdale, GA 30079, USA
    Let's get together on Indigenous People's Day and sing for healing and release.
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  • Sound Journey with Skyeris
    Sound Journey with Skyeris
    Fri, Oct 13
    Scottdale
    Oct 13, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Scottdale, 3498 E Ponce de Leon Ave, (driveway on Milton St.), 3492 E Ponce de Leon Ave, Scottdale, GA 30079, USA
    Oct 13, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Scottdale, 3498 E Ponce de Leon Ave, (driveway on Milton St.), 3492 E Ponce de Leon Ave, Scottdale, GA 30079, USA
    On Friday the 13th come take a sound journey with Skyeris. Everything is vibration.
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  • Fleur + Forage Free Herbal Clinic
    Fleur + Forage Free Herbal Clinic
    Sun, Nov 05
    Scottdale
    Nov 05, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Scottdale, 3498 E Ponce de Leon Ave, (driveway on Milton St.), 3492 E Ponce de Leon Ave, Scottdale, GA 30079, USA
    Nov 05, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Scottdale, 3498 E Ponce de Leon Ave, (driveway on Milton St.), 3492 E Ponce de Leon Ave, Scottdale, GA 30079, USA
    This free clinic is staffed with local herbalists. Visitors sit with one of the herbalists for about 20 minutes so that the herbalist can help the visitor get the herbal support they need.
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  • Sound Journey with Skyeris
    Sound Journey with Skyeris
    Sat, Nov 11
    Scottdale
    Nov 11, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Scottdale, 3498 E Ponce de Leon Ave, (driveway on Milton St.), 3492 E Ponce de Leon Ave, Scottdale, GA 30079, USA
    Nov 11, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Scottdale, 3498 E Ponce de Leon Ave, (driveway on Milton St.), 3492 E Ponce de Leon Ave, Scottdale, GA 30079, USA
    Come take a sound journey with Skyeris. Everything is vibration.
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  • Postponed. Pop Up Bellydance Class with Ziah
    Postponed. Pop Up Bellydance Class with Ziah
    Time is TBD
    Scottdale
    Time is TBD
    Scottdale, 3498 E Ponce de Leon Ave, Scottdale, GA 30079, USA
    Time is TBD
    Scottdale, 3498 E Ponce de Leon Ave, Scottdale, GA 30079, USA
    Bellydance class with Ziah and live music by Melissa the Loud. $20 and only 10 spots. All ages, genders, and abilities are welcome.
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  • Gerard McHugh and the Swamp Things celebrate 20th Birthday of our Tales of Madness and Horror CD
    Gerard McHugh and the Swamp Things celebrate 20th Birthday of our Tales of Madness and Horror CD
    Sat, Sep 30
    Scottdale
    Sep 30, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
    Scottdale, 3498 E Ponce de Leon Ave, (driveway on Milton St.), 3492 E Ponce de Leon Ave, Scottdale, GA 30079, USA
    Sep 30, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
    Scottdale, 3498 E Ponce de Leon Ave, (driveway on Milton St.), 3492 E Ponce de Leon Ave, Scottdale, GA 30079, USA
    A private party concert with Gerard's friends and fans. If ya know him, RSVP.
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  • Halloween Workday
    Halloween Workday
    Fri, Sep 22
    Scottdale
    Sep 22, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Scottdale, 3498 E Ponce de Leon Ave, (driveway on Milton St.), 3492 E Ponce de Leon Ave, Scottdale, GA 30079, USA
    Sep 22, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Scottdale, 3498 E Ponce de Leon Ave, (driveway on Milton St.), 3492 E Ponce de Leon Ave, Scottdale, GA 30079, USA
    Halloween is coming and we need to get creepy! This Friday, 2-4pm we're having a meetup to discuss what outside decorations and activities to do for Halloween.
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  • Sound Journey with Skyeris 8:30pm
    Sound Journey with Skyeris 8:30pm
    Wed, Sep 13
    Scottdale
    Sep 13, 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM
    Scottdale, 3498 E Ponce de Leon Ave, (driveway on Milton St.), 3492 E Ponce de Leon Ave, Scottdale, GA 30079, USA
    Sep 13, 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM
    Scottdale, 3498 E Ponce de Leon Ave, (driveway on Milton St.), 3492 E Ponce de Leon Ave, Scottdale, GA 30079, USA
    Everything is vibration. Come take a sound journey with Skyeris.
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  • Sound Journey with Skyeris 7pm
    Sound Journey with Skyeris 7pm
    Wed, Sep 13
    Scottdale
    Sep 13, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Scottdale, 3498 E Ponce de Leon Ave, (driveway on Milton St.), 3492 E Ponce de Leon Ave, Scottdale, GA 30079, USA
    Sep 13, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Scottdale, 3498 E Ponce de Leon Ave, (driveway on Milton St.), 3492 E Ponce de Leon Ave, Scottdale, GA 30079, USA
    Everything is vibration. Come take a sound journey with Skyeris.
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  • Fleur+Forage Free Herbal Clinic
    Fleur+Forage Free Herbal Clinic
    Sun, Aug 13
    Scottdale
    Aug 13, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Scottdale, 3498 E Ponce de Leon Ave, (driveway on Milton St.), 3492 E Ponce de Leon Ave, Scottdale, GA 30079, USA
    Aug 13, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Scottdale, 3498 E Ponce de Leon Ave, (driveway on Milton St.), 3492 E Ponce de Leon Ave, Scottdale, GA 30079, USA
    This free clinic is staffed with local herbalists that sit with each visitor for about 20 mins.
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  • Hippie Love Party does ATL w/ Spiderhouse <3
    Hippie Love Party does ATL w/ Spiderhouse <3
    Fri, Jul 21
    Scottdale
    Jul 21, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Scottdale, 3498 E Ponce de Leon Ave, (driveway on Milton St.), 3492 E Ponce de Leon Ave, Scottdale, GA 30079, USA
    Jul 21, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Scottdale, 3498 E Ponce de Leon Ave, (driveway on Milton St.), 3492 E Ponce de Leon Ave, Scottdale, GA 30079, USA
    Underground live-music filming with Hippie Love Party & Spiderhouse
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  • Heck hath no fury like puppets filmed 2
    Heck hath no fury like puppets filmed 2
    Wed, Jul 12
    Scottdale
    Jul 12, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Scottdale, 3498 E Ponce de Leon Ave, (driveway on Milton St.), Scottdale, GA 30079, USA
    Jul 12, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Scottdale, 3498 E Ponce de Leon Ave, (driveway on Milton St.), Scottdale, GA 30079, USA
    an outdoor, experimental live puppet/music show filming featuring Cookie Tongue.
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  • Parlor Sessions ft Blackfoot Daisy
    Parlor Sessions ft Blackfoot Daisy
    Sun, Jun 25
    Scottdale
    Jun 25, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Scottdale, 3498 E Ponce de Leon Ave, (driveway on Milton St.), 3492 E Ponce de Leon Ave, Scottdale, GA 30079, USA
    Jun 25, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Scottdale, 3498 E Ponce de Leon Ave, (driveway on Milton St.), 3492 E Ponce de Leon Ave, Scottdale, GA 30079, USA
    A livestream performance. RSVP to be a part of the small live audience.
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  • Heck hath no fury like puppets filmed.
    Heck hath no fury like puppets filmed.
    Sat, Jun 17
    Scottdale
    Jun 17, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Scottdale, 3498 E Ponce de Leon Ave, (driveway on Milton St.), Scottdale, GA 30079, USA
    Jun 17, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Scottdale, 3498 E Ponce de Leon Ave, (driveway on Milton St.), Scottdale, GA 30079, USA
    an outdoor, experimental live puppet show filming with a small live audience. Puppeteers are Playdoh, Rafiana, InJest Puppets, and Heads Out Hands Out.
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  • Playdoh's Writing for Puppets workshop
    Playdoh's Writing for Puppets workshop
    Sat, Jun 17
    Scottdale
    Jun 17, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
    Scottdale, 3498 E Ponce de Leon Ave, (driveway on Milton St.), Scottdale, GA 30079, USA
    Jun 17, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
    Scottdale, 3498 E Ponce de Leon Ave, (driveway on Milton St.), Scottdale, GA 30079, USA
    Come explore crafting stories for puppets with Playdoh.
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Update (posted Aug 11, 2022)

Events postponed notice: 

 

Dekalb County Code Compliance Administration (code enforcement) insists that we refrain from having events until we complete the application process of obtaining a business license and meet code compliance requirements  from Dekalb C county. Heck.house is located at 3498 E Ponce de Leon Ave, Scottdale, GA in a R-75 zone with a Tier 1 overlay, which allows for commercial use, including events. We are on the edge of a residential area next to an auto shop and Family Dollar with the train tracks across the street. 

 

Because the attendance at most of our events only average 20-40 people, we attempted to find out  if we could have private events as a private residence and be in compliance. Last night (June 29th) via emails, the Deputy Director of DeKalb County Code Compliance basically gave us a hard no. 

 

We are flooded with event requests from various artists and organizations and receive overwhelming support and involvement from our neighbors. One factor to why Heck.house gets so many requests has to do with the challenges of COVID. People feel safer with small, outdoor gatherings. 

 

Our understanding is that there is a neighbor that has never contacted Heck.house directly, but has made several complaints to Commissioner Steve Bradshaw’s office. Heck.house aspires to fulfill its mission to serve the needs of the community, and respect the community it is in. When we have directly received a few complaints over the three years about noise and parking, we’ve responded immediately to address those concerns. In consideration of our neighbors, we wanted to let you know that we have set the following policies:

  • To stop amplified sound before 10 p.m. every night (11 p.m. cut off is required by County ordinance)

  • To turn down the volume immediately when a complaint is made

  • To only allow parking on one side of Milton Street and to NOT block driveways

  • To cap maximum attendance at 100 people (average attendance is 20-40 people)

  • To allow a maximum of 8 events a month, of which only 4 will be concerts (we started this policy 6+ months ago in response to numerous requests for concerts)

 

We are unsure when we will complete the process to get all the required licenses & permits. Until then, we will refrain from having events until we have them in place. We hope this problem can be resolved soon, and we will keep you posted. We are heartbroken to have to postpone the upcoming events and sorry about the inconvenience. We know these artists put a lot of time and effort into preparing for these events. 

 

In the meantime, we plan to be active with repurposed art projects to “art up” Heck.house  and stay active building our artistic community. 

tl;dr (too long; didn’t read): We’re having to postpone all events until we get the go-ahead from the Dekalb County government.

Please email Paula at fatdeaf1@heck.house for any questions or concerns. 

On August 9th, a Zoom meeting with various Dekalb County staff confirmed that Heck.house needs to re-apply to change the usage of the property from residential to commercial, and we need professional guidance. We are located in Scottdale Overlay tier 1. We are seeking to hire a professional designer, an architect or similar that is familiar with commercial codes in Dekalb County. We will need a site plan for the application that includes drawing up plans for our proposed Pavilion expansion project. Please send recommendations to us. 

Email Paula at fatdeaf1@heck.house

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