Arts & Events

Atlanta Moon Ride Things to do in Atlanta

5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: June 19-25

Juvenile, Trina, and Ying Yang Twins headline the Freaknik Festival 2019, while the rescheduled Atlanta Moon Ride gets a new date.
Alliance Theatre

This impressive oak sculpture weaves its way through the renovated Alliance Theatre

After more than 100 world premieres, the Alliance Theatre was overdue for its first major renovation. In June 2017, crews began the Midtown venue’s $32-million makeover, which opened this January.
Atlanta Summer Beer Fest

5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: June 12-18

Migos, Lil Yachty, and more at State Farm Arena, more than 200 brews at Atlanta Summer Beer Fest, and Juneteenth Weekend at Atlanta History Center.
Nia Holloway Lion King

How Lion King actress and Atlanta native Nia Holloway scored her dream role at just 17

For the past six years, Nia Holloway has lived traveling on the road. At 17, she became the youngest person to land the role of lioness Nala in Disney's national tour of The Lion King. While it’s been a grind, Holloway said it’s also been a dream come true.
Black and Reporting: The Struggle Behind the Lens

A documentary explores the black pioneers of Atlanta’s broadcast past

On a summer morning in 1967, Lorenzo “Lo” Jelks walked into the WSB-TV studios for his first day of work. That wouldn’t have been noteworthy, except that Jelks, an American descendant of enslaved Africans, would be the first black on-air reporter at what was then (and now) one of the largest television stations in the Southeast.
Kendrick Lamar Tycoon Music Festival

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

Kendrick Lamar will headline the Tycoon Music Festival, while the Atlanta Design Festival offers a ton of events throughout the weekend.
Stranger Things New Coke how does it taste?

New Coke is back, thanks to Stranger Things. Does it taste as bad as we think?

As a promotion for season three of Stranger Things, Coca-Cola is selling limited edition cans of New Coke—yes, the actual New Coke formula that spurred so much outrage in 1985—online. Does it really taste that bad?
Georgia Poet Laureate’s Prize

Georgia Poet Laureate’s Prize 2019: Meet the winner and finalists

Launched in 2014 by Judson Mitcham in collaboration with the Georgia Council for the Arts, the Georgia Poet Laureate's Prize is an annual program designed to encourage works by teen writers. Read the works of the 2019 winner and finalists.
What will a boycott of Georgia's film industry do? Who is boycotting Georgia film industry?

Hollywood’s (threatened) boycott of Georgia, explained

What film studios will boycott Georgia over the abortion law? And what will those boycotts accomplish? We break down what has happened in Georgia's film industry so far since Governor Brian Kemp signed HB 481, the "heartbeat bill," into law.

Things to do

Centennial Olympic Park Fireworks

15 fun things to do for the Fourth of July in metro Atlanta

Centennial Olympic Park and Stone Mountain fireworks, Stranger Things season three, Peachtree Road Race, and plenty of local restaurant deals.
Atlanta Moon Ride Things to do in Atlanta

5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: June 19-25

Juvenile, Trina, and Ying Yang Twins headline the Freaknik Festival 2019, while the rescheduled Atlanta Moon Ride gets a new date.
What to know before you visit Nickelodeon Slime City Atlanta

10 things to know before you visit Nickelodeon’s Slime City in Atlanta

If you've ever dreamed of being slimed, Nickelodeon is bringing the high honor to Atlanta in the form of Slime City, an Instagrammable play space inspired by the liquid green gold.

Theater

Alliance Theatre

This impressive oak sculpture weaves its way through the renovated Alliance Theatre

After more than 100 world premieres, the Alliance Theatre was overdue for its first major renovation. In June 2017, crews began the Midtown venue’s $32-million makeover, which opened this January.
Nia Holloway Lion King

How Lion King actress and Atlanta native Nia Holloway scored her dream role at just 17

For the past six years, Nia Holloway has lived traveling on the road. At 17, she became the youngest person to land the role of lioness Nala in Disney's national tour of The Lion King. While it’s been a grind, Holloway said it’s also been a dream come true.
Laughing Skull Comedy Festival 10th anniversary

Laughing Skull Comedy Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary

For this year’s “Skull Fest,” which runs May 9-12, a record 1,000 comedians applied for a spot, which guarantees at least five shows in front of audiences that include industry bookers, agents, and managers.

Visual Arts

High Museum's Michael Rooks: Sweet, Sweet, Back, by Cosmo Whyte

Curator Michael Rooks has helped bridge the gap between the High Museum and local artists

Running June 1 to September 29, Michael Rooks' new High Museum of Art exhibition, Of Origins and Belonging, Drawn From Atlanta, features six local artists, most of whom come from immigrant backgrounds. Up next: Rooks wants to bring the world to Atlanta.
50 best restaurants in Atlanta

Atlas

Located inside the opulent St. Regis Hotel, Atlas is as much a museum as it is a place to eat.
TILA Studios Daisy Chain

TILA Studios exhibition Daisy Chain is a “homecoming” of black women artists

“I want the patrons to witness the power of collaboration that is fostered through elevating and empowering the creative economy in Atlanta,” says TILA Studios founder Tiffany Latrice. “These are Atlanta artists that deserved to be celebrated, recognized and embraced. This exhibition is more than just a display of their work and craftsmanship, it's a celebration, homecoming, and induction of a community of working artists that may be otherwise been overlooked.”

Music

Little Lullabies recording mother's voice for NICU babies at Children's Hospital of Atlanta

In an Atlanta NICU, babies can be soothed by their mothers’ voices—whether mom is there or not

Inside Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, the sound of a mother singing the alphabet song backed by an acoustic guitar to her newborn baby plays from a CD player. Little Lullabies, a music therapy program started by music therapist Hannah Ivey, allows parents to comfort their NICU babies, even when obligations keep them away from the hospital.

ASO’s Talent Development Program brings diversity to the orchestra and the audience

“Talent Development Program is where I started . . . to know that I had something to offer as a musician of color.” Atlanta Symphony Orchestra's Azira Hill and Mary Gramling are helping minority musicians and are helping increase diversity both in the orchestra and in the audience.
Shaky Knees 2019

Photos: Thousands flock Old Fourth Ward for Shaky Knees 2019

No amount of rain could keep Atlanta from jamming to headliners Cage the Elephant, Tame Impala, Beck, and Incubus at Shaky Knees Music Festival this year. Check out our photos for a glimpse at this year's fun.

Film

Black and Reporting: The Struggle Behind the Lens

A documentary explores the black pioneers of Atlanta’s broadcast past

On a summer morning in 1967, Lorenzo “Lo” Jelks walked into the WSB-TV studios for his first day of work. That wouldn’t have been noteworthy, except that Jelks, an American descendant of enslaved Africans, would be the first black on-air reporter at what was then (and now) one of the largest television stations in the Southeast.
What will a boycott of Georgia's film industry do? Who is boycotting Georgia film industry?

Hollywood’s (threatened) boycott of Georgia, explained

What film studios will boycott Georgia over the abortion law? And what will those boycotts accomplish? We break down what has happened in Georgia's film industry so far since Governor Brian Kemp signed HB 481, the "heartbeat bill," into law.
HB 481 Georgia abortion ban Hollywood boycott would hurt women

Hey, Hollywood: Boycotting our state will hurt Georgia women, not help them

There's a better way to support women's rights and fight HB 481, Georgia's abortion ban.