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Book of Mormon

5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: July 18-24

Book of Mormon comes back to the Fox Theatre, relax your body and mind at Dirty South Yoga Fest, and watch indie productions and short films at Atlanta Underground Film Festival.
Julia Mahood

At Georgia’s Arrendale State Prison, women inmates forge a bond by keeping bees

Master beekeeper Julia Mahood’s is the first female class in a statewide inmate beekeeping program that began in 2012. Now entering its third year, the facility’s beekeeping program is 25 women strong and provides students both a sense of community on the inside and the skills to start a career upon release.
Atlanta Field Day

5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: July 11-17

The 4th may have passed, but Atlanta has plenty to keep you entertained including Atlanta Comic-Con, Atlanta Field Day, a sustainable agriculture festival, and... a waiters race?
Magnus Egerstedt

Georgia Tech’s Robotarium is “a shining beacon of robotic awesomeness”

The Robotarium is an open-access lab with swarm robots, or robots in large quantities. Palm-sized robots roll—and plate-sized ones fly in the middle of the room where anyone in the world can remotely run experiments on the lab’s robots, simply by uploading code to the Robotarium’s website.
FishCenter Live

Stream with the Fishes: The beautiful weirdness of Adult Swim’s FishCenter Live

The oddly addictive hit internet streaming show is an example of the absurdist and avant-garde programming the network creates to attract 18- to 34-year-olds, its core demographic, where that group is increasingly spending its time—logged on to watch news videos, professional videogamers streaming Fortnite battles, and Instagram stories.
FOOD-ology Day

5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: July 4-10

Run an EDM-themed 5K near Georgia State Stadium, sip on “Brosé,” “Glowsé,” and "F'Rosé" at Urban Tree Cidery, and kick it back to the 1980s with a Foreigner and Whitesnake concert.
Theatre Illustration by Adam Maida

Get thee to the suburbs: Atlanta’s OTP theater scene is booming

The success of companies such as Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre Company and the Aurora Theatre debunk the myth that the suburbs are void of culture, and other artists are taking note. Here are a few new companies that are bringing theater to the suburbs.
Better Business

With Start:ME, Emory looks to connect Atlanta’s minority communities with startup know-how

"Entrepreneur accelerator” START:ME focuses on small-business owners in communities like Clarkston, East Lake, and Atlanta’s Southside. The Emory University Goizueta Business School’s 14-week program aims to give entrepreneurs the skills, networks, and seed capital to develop scalable business.
Sapelo Skin Care

3 new Georgia-grown beauty brands

When a new beauty brand pops up in the Peach State, it’s worth taking note. Here are a few that deserve more than a passing glance.
Tomato Festival

Don’t Miss List: Our top 5 Atlanta event picks for July

The Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival at the Fox Theatre honors the undead with a 50th-anniversary screening of Night of the Living Dead and jack-of-all-cuisines Ford Fry’s Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival challenges local and visiting chefs, mixologists, and farmers to concoct tomato-based treats at the Westside Provisions District.

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