Monday, February 18, 2019

Arts & Events

Candytopia Atlanta

8 things to know before you visit Candytopia in Atlanta

Candytopia, a colorful, Instagramable wonderland filled with large candy sculptures and paintings, opened in Buckhead at Lenox Marketplace in February. Before you go, here's what you need to know. (Hint: Bring socks, a fully charged phone, and prepare for confetti.)
Goodnight Tyler play

5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: February 13-19

Watch an award-winning play, Goodnight, Tyler, at Alliance Theatre, celebrate Fat Tuesday early with a Mardi Gras Streetcar Adventure, and enjoy Galentine's Day at Center for Puppetry Arts.
The Home Team Camille Pendley

With “The Home Team,” a journalist-turned-filmmaker explores Mercedes-Benz Stadium’s impact on Vine City and English Avenue

At some point every journalist comes across a story that deserves more space and attention than the assignment permits. For Camille Pendley, that story was the plight of the residents of Vine City and English Avenue, two of the city’s poorest neighborhoods—which sit across the street from the country’s newest and grandest cathedral to sports, the Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
The Walking Dead 909

The Walking Dead Awards: Whispers on the outside

Negan explores the outside world while Daryl, Michonne, and Tara question a captured Whisperer.
Good Gracious Variety Show

Atlanta’s Good Gracious Variety Show combines music, improv, and storytelling

A locally funded, A Prairie Home Companion-esque show, the Good Gracious Variety Show will celebrate a collection of Southern artists and talents when it holds its 14th event on Saturday.
Pop-up Magazine Atlanta

Journalistic phenom Pop-Up Magazine brings its novel storytelling to Variety Playhouse

“We’re asking people to take a step back from the craziness of day to day, enjoy some really good stories, and hopefully learn something that they’ll be able to talk about with other people,” says Pop-Up Magazine producer and host Aaron Edwards.
UniverSoul Circus

5 Atlanta events you don’t want to miss: February 6-12

The UniverSoul Circus is back in town, find your zen with puppy yoga at Atlanta Humane Society, and if you haven’t started your Black History Month celebration, go experience the 4HUNDRED art exhibit.

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

Drink piña coladas and get lost in Atlanta’s tiki lounges with the Atlanta Tiki Tour, strip your clothes and run through town for Cupid's Run, and watch more than 70 movies exploring the diverse reality of Jewish life and culture at the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival.
What's filming in Atlanta now?

What’s filming in Atlanta now? Bad Boys for Life, Noelle, Amazing Stories, plus Atlanta’s award nods

"Bad Boys for Life" with Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, Disney Christmas flick "Noelle" with Anna Kendrick, and the "Amazing Stories" reboot are all currently filming in Atlanta.

Things to do

Candytopia Atlanta

8 things to know before you visit Candytopia in Atlanta

Candytopia, a colorful, Instagramable wonderland filled with large candy sculptures and paintings, opened in Buckhead at Lenox Marketplace in February. Before you go, here's what you need to know. (Hint: Bring socks, a fully charged phone, and prepare for confetti.)
Goodnight Tyler play

5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: February 13-19

Watch an award-winning play, Goodnight, Tyler, at Alliance Theatre, celebrate Fat Tuesday early with a Mardi Gras Streetcar Adventure, and enjoy Galentine's Day at Center for Puppetry Arts.
Good Gracious Variety Show

Atlanta’s Good Gracious Variety Show combines music, improv, and storytelling

A locally funded, A Prairie Home Companion-esque show, the Good Gracious Variety Show will celebrate a collection of Southern artists and talents when it holds its 14th event on Saturday.

Theater

Goodnight Tyler play

5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: February 13-19

Watch an award-winning play, Goodnight, Tyler, at Alliance Theatre, celebrate Fat Tuesday early with a Mardi Gras Streetcar Adventure, and enjoy Galentine's Day at Center for Puppetry Arts.
Frankenstein's Ball Found Stages Highland Ballroom Atlanta

Atlanta’s Found Stages rings in the new year with an immersive Frankenstein show

Want to spend New Year's Eve chatting with Mary Shelley and Victor Frankenstein? The author and her characters come to life in a new immersive theater experience from Atlanta's Found Stages, where the audience can mingle and interact with the actors rather than sit back and watch.
Knead Alliance Theatre

In Knead, Atlanta actress Mary Lynn Owen tells her story through baking bread—literally

One-woman show Knead, premiering on the Alliance Theatre’s Hertz Stage on November 13, follows a woman on the eve of a significant birthday as she contends with loss and makes bread in the middle of the night from her mother’s recipe—literally on stage.

Visual Arts

Tiny Doors Giant Door Super Bowl

In honor of the Super Bowl: Tiny Doors ATL’s first “not-so-tiny” door

Karen Anderson, the creative mind behind Tiny Doors ATL’s 15 diminutive art installations around town, is best known for her 7-inch-tall creations. But, in honor of Atlanta hosting the biggest night in football, she worked with Hotel Indigo Midtown to create her largest work to date: a 14-foot tall, 8-foot wide “not-so-tiny” door.
Yayoi Kusama Infinity Mirrors High Museum of Art Atlanta

You have one last chance to get Yayoi Kusama Infinity Mirrors tickets in Atlanta

Tickets for Yayoi Kusama's Infinity Mirrors exhibition at the High Museum of Art Atlanta have been hard to come by, but the museum is releasing tickets for the final week online on February 5.
Heartbook childrens artwork publishing

An Atlanta photographer’s “Heartbooks” turns kids’ art into coffee table-worthy albums

Instead of filling up storage bins of children’s artwork or feeling guilty about discarding it, pieces can be sent to Atlanta photographer Heidi Geldhauser Harris, who photographs the artwork and compiles the images into a hardcover, linen-bound photo album that fits in perfectly with a stack of artful coffee-table books.

Music

Ludacris Super Bowl LIII

Migos, 21 Savage, Ludacris pay homage to Atlanta in Super Bowl weekend kickoff concert

Around 1 a.m. on Thursday night, Ludacris announced that he was “just getting started” with his EA Sports Bowl set inside State Farm Arena.
Atlanta 500 Arts Sports opener

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.
Future most anticipated Atlanta albums of 2019

10 Atlanta albums to look forward to in 2019

2018 was a huge year for Atlanta music, but 2019 could be even bigger with Future, Deerhunter, Migos, Run the Jewels, and other Atlanta superstars planning to drop new albums.

Film

The Home Team Camille Pendley

With “The Home Team,” a journalist-turned-filmmaker explores Mercedes-Benz Stadium’s impact on Vine City and English Avenue

At some point every journalist comes across a story that deserves more space and attention than the assignment permits. For Camille Pendley, that story was the plight of the residents of Vine City and English Avenue, two of the city’s poorest neighborhoods—which sit across the street from the country’s newest and grandest cathedral to sports, the Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
What's filming in Atlanta now?

What’s filming in Atlanta now? Bad Boys for Life, Noelle, Amazing Stories, plus Atlanta’s award nods

"Bad Boys for Life" with Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, Disney Christmas flick "Noelle" with Anna Kendrick, and the "Amazing Stories" reboot are all currently filming in Atlanta.
Atlanta 500 Arts Sports opener

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.