Arts & Events

BronzeLes Film Festival: Princess of the Row

The BronzeLens Film Festival spotlights emerging actors and filmmakers of color

BronzeLens Film Festival, a five-day event that gives the big-screen treatment to short films and feature-length movies, spotlights emerging actors and filmmakers of color. It will run from August 21–25 at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, the Carter Center, and other venues.
Dames and Dregs

5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: August 7–13

The Jimmy Carter Museum turns into a Stranger Things exhibit, the Jonas Brothers come to State Farm Arena, and celebrate women in the brewing industry at Dames and Dregs.
29Rooms Atlanta

The latest Instagrammable art experience, 29Rooms, will feature two Atlanta artists

Later this month, popular website Refinery29 will bring its 29Rooms experience to Atlanta for the first time as part of a national tour, with two Atlanta-based artists showcasing their works.

The world’s largest collection of vintage supercomputers is in Roswell, Georgia

In July, Lonnie Mimms opened the Computer Museum of America, a 40,000-square-foot tribute to hundreds of thousands of technological throwbacks dating to the mid-1800s, in Roswell, the heart of North Fulton’s Tech Hub.

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

21 Savage comes to Coca-Cola Roxy, Atlanta History Center celebrates the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage, embrace all things health and wellness at Dirty South Yoga Fest, and more.

The Bakery—an inclusive, experimental arts center—is but a moment in time. And that’s okay.

In October 2017, Willow Goldstein and her mother Olive Hagemeier opened the doors of the Bakery, what would become a constantly churning complex of spaces popular with young, queer, and creative Atlantans that have hosted large-scale puppet shows, space-rock operas, escape rooms, and so much more.

5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: July 31 – August 6

Glowing hot air balloons fill Piedmont Park, the CATS Musical hits the Fox Theatre stage just in time, and a soapbox derby races through Historic Fourth Ward.
What's filming in Atlanta now?

What’s filming in Atlanta now? The Ballad of Richard Jewell, Lovecraft Country, Ozark, Hillbilly Elegy, and more

Clint Eastwood is back in Atlanta with his next directorial project, The Ballad of Richard Jewell. Also in town: Ron Howard's Hillbilly Elegy and Jordan Peele and J.J. Abrams's HBO series Lovecraft Country.

Things to do

Doggy Con

5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: August 14–20

An adorable Doggy Con is parading through Woodruff Park in preparation for Dragon Con, Fox Bros Bar-B-Q, Taqueria del Sol, and Home Team BBQ are teaming up for Foxeria del Sol Hatch Chile Fest, and take the kids to Dunwoody Nature Center's 25th Annual Butterfly Festival.
BronzeLes Film Festival: Princess of the Row

The BronzeLens Film Festival spotlights emerging actors and filmmakers of color

BronzeLens Film Festival, a five-day event that gives the big-screen treatment to short films and feature-length movies, spotlights emerging actors and filmmakers of color. It will run from August 21–25 at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, the Carter Center, and other venues.
Dames and Dregs

5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: August 7–13

The Jimmy Carter Museum turns into a Stranger Things exhibit, the Jonas Brothers come to State Farm Arena, and celebrate women in the brewing industry at Dames and Dregs.

Theater

The Bakery—an inclusive, experimental arts center—is but a moment in time. And that’s okay.

In October 2017, Willow Goldstein and her mother Olive Hagemeier opened the doors of the Bakery, what would become a constantly churning complex of spaces popular with young, queer, and creative Atlantans that have hosted large-scale puppet shows, space-rock operas, escape rooms, and so much more.
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.

Visual Arts

29Rooms Atlanta

The latest Instagrammable art experience, 29Rooms, will feature two Atlanta artists

Later this month, popular website Refinery29 will bring its 29Rooms experience to Atlanta for the first time as part of a national tour, with two Atlanta-based artists showcasing their works.

The Bakery—an inclusive, experimental arts center—is but a moment in time. And that’s okay.

In October 2017, Willow Goldstein and her mother Olive Hagemeier opened the doors of the Bakery, what would become a constantly churning complex of spaces popular with young, queer, and creative Atlantans that have hosted large-scale puppet shows, space-rock operas, escape rooms, and so much more.

How Photoshop—and technology—has influenced Darien Arikoski-Johnson’s ceramics

Darien Arikoski-Johnson adds other forms of media into his porcelain creations—wire, steel, and his signature “glitch” photography: distorted digital images he derives by painting a watercolor, scanning it into Photoshop, altering it, printing it, and layering it onto porcelain molds.

Music

The Bakery—an inclusive, experimental arts center—is but a moment in time. And that’s okay.

In October 2017, Willow Goldstein and her mother Olive Hagemeier opened the doors of the Bakery, what would become a constantly churning complex of spaces popular with young, queer, and creative Atlantans that have hosted large-scale puppet shows, space-rock operas, escape rooms, and so much more.
The Art of Metanoia Atlanta

The Art of Metanoia reinvents the art gallery experience for a younger generation

Now in its third year, the Art of Metanoia highlights underground artists and fuses the vibes of a concert, art gallery opening, and social mixer all into one.
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.

Film

BronzeLes Film Festival: Princess of the Row

The BronzeLens Film Festival spotlights emerging actors and filmmakers of color

BronzeLens Film Festival, a five-day event that gives the big-screen treatment to short films and feature-length movies, spotlights emerging actors and filmmakers of color. It will run from August 21–25 at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, the Carter Center, and other venues.
What's filming in Atlanta now?

What’s filming in Atlanta now? The Ballad of Richard Jewell, Lovecraft Country, Ozark, Hillbilly Elegy, and more

Clint Eastwood is back in Atlanta with his next directorial project, The Ballad of Richard Jewell. Also in town: Ron Howard's Hillbilly Elegy and Jordan Peele and J.J. Abrams's HBO series Lovecraft Country.
Chloe x Halle Bailey as Ariel live action The Little Mermaid Atlanta

Atlanta’s Halle Bailey is perfect to portray Ariel in The Little Mermaid. Trolls will have to deal.

It's hard to imagine a young singer today who better possesses the grace and vocal skills needed to play the wide-eyed, inquisitive mermaid than Atlanta's own Halle Bailey, one half of duo Chloe x Halle.