Arts & Events

Alliance Theatre Trading Places

Alliance Theatre’s world-premiere musical adaption of Trading Places puts women in charge

The Alliance Theatre gives its adaptation of the 1983 comedy some twists, including bringing back Tony Award–winning director Kenny Leon to helm the production. Here are four things you need to know about the new musical.
Valerie Boyd Alice Walker Gathering Blossoms Under Fire

Valerie Boyd and Alice Walker: On the kinship and legacy of a literary union

Gathering Blossoms, Boyd’s second book, consists of half a century of Walker’s journal entries from more than 65 notebooks. Sifting through thousands of pages must have been a daunting task for Boyd and Walker. But the Georgia natives were kindred spirits whose partnership seemed fated—they both share a love for another Black woman author, Zora Neale Hurston.
With “Night of Ideas,” French diplomacy delivers an evening of pure Atlanta innovation

With “Night of Ideas,” French diplomacy delivers an evening of pure Atlanta innovation

The evening’s wide-ranging conversations illustrated both the city’s storied history, and its anxious, contemporary self-analysis. Perhaps no city in America is more eager to establish where it goes from here.
The movement made us

In The Movement Made Us, a father and son grapple with the generational impact of civil rights activism

With The Movement Made Us, David Dennis Jr. reveals the national impact that activists such as his father had, but also reminds us of the generational implications of being raised by a man who was fighting a war within his own country.
Shaky Knees 2022

Scenes from Shaky Knees music festival 2022

After a two-year pandemic delay, Shaky Knees music festival finally returned to Atlanta's Central Park on April 29 through May 1. Relive the festival with this photo gallery featuring musical acts from all three days.
The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs

The surprising opera about the life of Steve Jobs comes to Atlanta

This Saturday, Atlanta Opera kicks off a four-show run of The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs, which chronicles the life of the late Steve Jobs, the tech visionary, futurist guru, and founder and CEO of Apple Computers

What to know before you go to Imagine Picasso at Pullman Yards

Imagine Picasso is not your typical museum exhibit. The main attraction is 10,000 square feet full of projection screens set at different angles. A 33-minute loop of both color and black and white images plays—on the walls, on the ground, and on various shaped screens guests can walk under.
Ms. Pat Atlanta

The world according to Atlanta comedian Ms. Pat

One of Patricia “Ms. Pat” Williams’s earliest memories is watching her mother shoot craps in her grandfather’s bootleg house, where he made moonshine. Nothing was off-limits during her childhood in Atlanta, she jokes in her recently premiered Netflix stand-up special, Ms. Pat: Y’all Wanna Hear Something Crazy?

404 Day Celebration Giveaway

Atlanta magazine shares love for our city with Butter.ATL, Atlanta Influences Everything, and Choose ATL—so we’re joining them to celebrate this year’s 404 Day!

Things to do

Splatter Studio Atlanta

Crafty chaos is the name of the game at the Splatter Studio

The Splatter Studio is the perfect place for skeptics who have looked at a Jackson Pollock drip painting and scoffed, I could do that.
Alliance Theatre Trading Places

Alliance Theatre’s world-premiere musical adaption of Trading Places puts women in charge

The Alliance Theatre gives its adaptation of the 1983 comedy some twists, including bringing back Tony Award–winning director Kenny Leon to helm the production. Here are four things you need to know about the new musical.
With “Night of Ideas,” French diplomacy delivers an evening of pure Atlanta innovation

With “Night of Ideas,” French diplomacy delivers an evening of pure Atlanta innovation

The evening’s wide-ranging conversations illustrated both the city’s storied history, and its anxious, contemporary self-analysis. Perhaps no city in America is more eager to establish where it goes from here.

Theater

Alliance Theatre Trading Places

Alliance Theatre’s world-premiere musical adaption of Trading Places puts women in charge

The Alliance Theatre gives its adaptation of the 1983 comedy some twists, including bringing back Tony Award–winning director Kenny Leon to helm the production. Here are four things you need to know about the new musical.
The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs

The surprising opera about the life of Steve Jobs comes to Atlanta

This Saturday, Atlanta Opera kicks off a four-show run of The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs, which chronicles the life of the late Steve Jobs, the tech visionary, futurist guru, and founder and CEO of Apple Computers
What’s next for Atlanta Civic Center?

What’s next for Atlanta Civic Center?

The Atlanta Housing Authority, which purchased the sprawling facility from the city in 2017, has outlined a plan to preserve and update the historic auditorium, while transforming the surrounding complex into a mix of affordable and market-rate housing, retail, and shared public space.

Visual Arts

Splatter Studio Atlanta

Crafty chaos is the name of the game at the Splatter Studio

The Splatter Studio is the perfect place for skeptics who have looked at a Jackson Pollock drip painting and scoffed, I could do that.

What to know before you go to Imagine Picasso at Pullman Yards

Imagine Picasso is not your typical museum exhibit. The main attraction is 10,000 square feet full of projection screens set at different angles. A 33-minute loop of both color and black and white images plays—on the walls, on the ground, and on various shaped screens guests can walk under.
Tom Williams

Atlanta sculptor Tom Williams remains loyal to his imagination

Reddish brown sawdust blankets every surface in sculptor Tom Williams’s home studio in Chamblee. Drawers brim with dozens of carving tools—collected during his 50-year career as a working artist.

Music

Shaky Knees 2022

Scenes from Shaky Knees music festival 2022

After a two-year pandemic delay, Shaky Knees music festival finally returned to Atlanta's Central Park on April 29 through May 1. Relive the festival with this photo gallery featuring musical acts from all three days.
The Music and Mythocracy of Col. Bruce Hampton

Author Jerry Grillo on his “basically true” biography of jam-band legend Col. Bruce Hampton

You’d be hard-pressed to find a story more rock n’ roll than the life and death of Col. Bruce Hampton. Here, author Jerry Grillo talks about his biography of the Atlanta jam-band legend and what made Hampton magical.
2022 Atlanta 500: Arts, Sports, & Entertainment

2022 Atlanta 500: Arts, Sports, & Entertainment

These are Atlanta's 500 most powerful leaders. We spent months consulting experts and sorting through nominations to get a list of the city's most influential people—from artists to chefs to philanthropists to sports coaches and corporate CEOs. In this section, we focus on arts, film, music, entertainment, and sports.

Film

I Want You Back Amazon Prime Charlie Day Jenny Slate

Amazon’s I Want You Back is a classic, feel-good rom-com with Atlanta as a centerpiece

For as many movies that film in Atlanta, few actually set their stories in the city. But director Jason Orley’s new Amazon Original rom-com, I Want You Back, puts the city at the forefront, as stars Charlie Day and Jenny Slate try to win back their exes.
2022 Atlanta 500: Arts, Sports, & Entertainment

2022 Atlanta 500: Arts, Sports, & Entertainment

These are Atlanta's 500 most powerful leaders. We spent months consulting experts and sorting through nominations to get a list of the city's most influential people—from artists to chefs to philanthropists to sports coaches and corporate CEOs. In this section, we focus on arts, film, music, entertainment, and sports.
Plaza Drive-In ends

Atlanta’s Plaza Theatre ends drive-in screenings, but fond memories of the pandemic pivot remain

As we slowly win back some of the hallmarks of normalcy we were forced for so long to do without, we must also bid goodbye to the quirky innovations that took their place. The Plaza Theatre's drive-in service is one of those.