Arts & Events

Ruth E. Carter H&M Collection Atlanta

Oscar-winning costume designer Ruth E. Carter arrives in Atlanta to show off her new H&M collection

Ruth E. Carter, who won the Oscar for Costume Design for her work in Black Panther, hosted a party for her new H&M collection at Georgia Railroad Freight Depot on February 21 that featured props, personal memorabilia, and costumes she designed for Black Panther, I’m Gonna Git You Sucka, Dolemite Is My Name, Do The Right Thing, and Malcolm X.
The Walking Dead 1009

The Walking Dead Awards: Adventures in spelunking 

The season 10B premiere returns to the walker-infested cave where a good chunk of our heroes are stranded. Meanwhile, Negan and Alpha get close. Really close.
Mardi Gras Midtown things to do on Mardi Gras Atlanta

5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: February 20-25 (Mardi Gras edition)

How is Atlanta celebrating Mardi Gras? Find out where you can eat crawfish and snag some free beads this weekend.
Leah Taylor Celebrity House-Sitting

What it’s like to be a celebrity house-sitter

Some of Atlanta’s most well-known names did more than open their doors for stylist Leah Taylor; they gave her the keys.
Pop-up Magazine Atlanta

Pop-Up Magazine brings its unique live storytelling to the Buckhead Theatre

The producers of Pop-Up Magazine refuse to tape these live, multimedia extravaganzas. You literally have to be there, which is why the series routinely sells out venues across the country from Lincoln Theatre in D.C. to San Francisco’s Davies Symphony Hall.
Things to do In Atlanta Hello Dolly

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

Date or no date this Valentine's weekend, there's still plenty to do in Atlanta, including checking out a few new theatrical productions or celebrating SweetWater's 23rd anniversary.
School Girls

True Colors’ production of School Girls sparks conversation about colorism and pretty privilege

Director Tinashe Kajese-Bolden will bring Jocelyn Bioh’s School Girls; or, the African Mean Girls Play to life at True Colors Theatre Company, February 11 to March 8, as part of its She Griots season, in which black women star in or have written all shows.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Khalia Campbell

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

Pick up a new skill at the Groundhog Day Jugglers Festival or spend Valentine's Day at Oakland Cemetery.
What's filming in Atlanta now?

What’s filming in Atlanta now? Red Notice, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Respect, plus the state tax credit audit

Red Notice, an action-comedy with Ryan Reynolds, the Rock, and Gal Gadot, started filming in Atlanta this month, and the two Aretha Franklin projects continued filming.

Things to do

Rugby ATL

5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: February 26-March 3

The Atlanta International Auto Show takes over GWCC, while Olympic hopefuls compete in the marathon trial downtown on Saturday.
Mardi Gras Midtown things to do on Mardi Gras Atlanta

5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: February 20-25 (Mardi Gras edition)

How is Atlanta celebrating Mardi Gras? Find out where you can eat crawfish and snag some free beads this weekend.
Pop-up Magazine Atlanta

Pop-Up Magazine brings its unique live storytelling to the Buckhead Theatre

The producers of Pop-Up Magazine refuse to tape these live, multimedia extravaganzas. You literally have to be there, which is why the series routinely sells out venues across the country from Lincoln Theatre in D.C. to San Francisco’s Davies Symphony Hall.

Theater

School Girls

True Colors’ production of School Girls sparks conversation about colorism and pretty privilege

Director Tinashe Kajese-Bolden will bring Jocelyn Bioh’s School Girls; or, the African Mean Girls Play to life at True Colors Theatre Company, February 11 to March 8, as part of its She Griots season, in which black women star in or have written all shows.

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.

Visual Arts

Virgil Abloh High Museum of Art Atlanta

From Yeezus to Nike: Your guide to the High Museum’s Virgil Abloh exhibition

The exhibition at Atlanta's High Museum of Art is like taking a walk through Virgil Abloh’s creative genius, including a mix of garments, video, music, rare sneakers, and works by his contemporaries.
Swizz Beatz

Superproducer Swizz Beatz drops by Atlanta to give a New York artist his first installation

Art enthusiast and Harvard grad Swizz Beatz revisits attending three high schools in DeKalb County and shares some of his plans for creatives in Atlanta.
Bernie Taupin Bill Lowe Gallery

Bernie Taupin on writing songs for Elton John, Rocketman, and his upcoming art exhibition in Atlanta

Atlantans may recognize Bernie Taupin as the lyricist who wrote dozens of radio hits (from “Tiny Dancer” to “I’m Still Standing”) with Elton John, including the album, Peachtree Road. The pair continues to collaborate, but Taupin has spent the past few years focused primarily on his artwork.

Music

Atlanta BeltLine

It’s the best time to be an Atlantan. It might also be the worst.

In the city's constant compulsion to reinvent itself, it lost an important part of itself instead.
2020 Atlanta 500 Arts Sports Entertainment Alliance Theater

2020 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.
YMG Entertainment K Pop

Could the next big K-pop star be a student from Atlanta?

In January 2019, Heather Kim held a press conference in Norcross to announce the launch of YMG Entertainment—claiming to be the first K-pop label out of metro Atlanta, home to 51,000 Korean Americans.

Film

What's filming in Atlanta now?

What’s filming in Atlanta now? Red Notice, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Respect, plus the state tax credit audit

Red Notice, an action-comedy with Ryan Reynolds, the Rock, and Gal Gadot, started filming in Atlanta this month, and the two Aretha Franklin projects continued filming.
2020 Atlanta 500 Arts Sports Entertainment Alliance Theater

2020 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.

Blockbusters, super heroes, and backlash: The decade in film in the Hollywood of the South

It’s been a wild ride as Georgia's fledgling film industry grew into a juggernaut by the end of decade. A look back at what happened in 2010-2019.