Arts & Events

Fahamu Pecou Permanent

Fahamu Pecou’s latest masterpiece is a museum without walls

The African Diaspora Art Museum of Atlanta’s north star is exploring and advancing conversations around contemporary Black art and culture through exhibitions, programs, and artist residencies.
A new experience at the Atlanta History Center lets you explore "Atlanta's attic"

A new experience at the Atlanta History Center lets you explore “Atlanta’s attic”

What does the disco ball that hung over the dance floor of Backstreet have in common with Atlanta Falcons memorabilia? They are two examples of the types of artifacts that can be found on a behind-the-scenes tour offered by the Atlanta History Center, thanks to a new partnership between Made By Us—a national coalition of history and civics organizations— and Airbnb.
Atlanta Braves World Series Victory Parade and Concert

Photos: Scenes from the Atlanta Braves World Series victory parade and concert

Check out these photos from the Atlanta Braves World Series victory parade and concert, which featured performances from Ludacris, Big Boi, Sleepy Brown, Killer Mike, and Zac Brown.
October 20, 2021 declared Lil Nas X Day in Atlanta

Lil Nas X returns home to Atlanta and is honored with his own day

Lil Nas X, the rapper whose single “Industry Baby” is currently the No. 1 song in the country, walked into the event space at The Gathering Spot and immediately began dancing.
12 Halloween events happening in Atlanta

12 Halloween events happening in Atlanta

Whether you like to celebrate the bewitching season with all things spooky or like to keep it cute and playful, there’s no shortage of Halloween activities in Atlanta. From kid-friendly gatherings to adults-only parties, here are 12 Atlanta Halloween events to save the date for.
Netherworld 25th anniversary

25 seasons later, Netherworld remains the best nightmare in town

When their job with a national haunted house chain ended, Billy Messina and Ben Armstrong pooled their money and built a haunted mansion with an original story line—an innovative concept in the late 1990s—in a 4,000-square-foot space in Kennesaw. Netherworld was born.
Bandaloop

A vertical dance troupe will go off the wall in Old Fourth Ward this weekend

From October 1st through 3rd, Flux Projects will premiere FIELD, the second installment of LOOM, a national four-part series by Bandaloop.

Things to do

Fahamu Pecou Permanent

Fahamu Pecou’s latest masterpiece is a museum without walls

The African Diaspora Art Museum of Atlanta’s north star is exploring and advancing conversations around contemporary Black art and culture through exhibitions, programs, and artist residencies.
A new experience at the Atlanta History Center lets you explore "Atlanta's attic"

A new experience at the Atlanta History Center lets you explore “Atlanta’s attic”

What does the disco ball that hung over the dance floor of Backstreet have in common with Atlanta Falcons memorabilia? They are two examples of the types of artifacts that can be found on a behind-the-scenes tour offered by the Atlanta History Center, thanks to a new partnership between Made By Us—a national coalition of history and civics organizations— and Airbnb.
12 Halloween events happening in Atlanta

12 Halloween events happening in Atlanta

Whether you like to celebrate the bewitching season with all things spooky or like to keep it cute and playful, there’s no shortage of Halloween activities in Atlanta. From kid-friendly gatherings to adults-only parties, here are 12 Atlanta Halloween events to save the date for.

Theater

Fahamu Pecou Permanent

Fahamu Pecou’s latest masterpiece is a museum without walls

The African Diaspora Art Museum of Atlanta’s north star is exploring and advancing conversations around contemporary Black art and culture through exhibitions, programs, and artist residencies.
Atlanta Opera

Atlanta Opera’s Tomer Zvulun proves he literally thinks outside the box

The Atlanta Opera gained national attention when it purchased a circus tent and became the only major opera company in North America to stage live productions during the pandemic shutdown of 2020. Now, a look at the "transition year" ahead.
Must-see Atlanta arts events 2021

This fall’s must-see Atlanta arts events

We asked our friends at ArtsATL to help us create a roundup of the theater performances, art exhibitions, concerts, and other art events you won't want to miss this fall.

Visual Arts

Ashley Dopson

Muralist Ashley Dopson unites communities one wall at a time

An autographed poster by painter Varnette Honeywood from the 1990 National Black Arts Festival hangs in muralist Ashley Dopson’s living room. Family visits to the festival inspired her own interest in art. “That era was a time when people were very aware of the legacy of Black art,” Dopson, 37, says. “For a little girl like me, I felt like I could do this and make a living at it.”
Nellie Mae Rowe High Museum of Art

Works by folk artist Nellie Mae Rowe contemplate faith, feminism, and freedom

Atlanta's High Museum was the first major museum to start collecting Nellie Mae Rowe work and is now reintroducing her to the world in a new exhibition, Really Free: The Radical Art of Nellie Mae Rowe, in the Wieland Pavilion through January 2022.
Miya Bailey

Atlanta artist Miya Bailey on finding—and rekindling—your passion

After a three-year hiatus, tattoo artist and painter Miya Bailey finds his stroke again.

Music

October 20, 2021 declared Lil Nas X Day in Atlanta

Lil Nas X returns home to Atlanta and is honored with his own day

Lil Nas X, the rapper whose single “Industry Baby” is currently the No. 1 song in the country, walked into the event space at The Gathering Spot and immediately began dancing.
Vicki Powell

DJ Vicki Powell on queer nightlife, a changing Atlanta, and the art of throwing a party

"I got into DJing because I was an introvert—really shy. But I loved nightlife, and I loved going to Backstreet. I just couldn’t quite find my groove. But once I figured out that I could throw a party with a DJ booth around me, I was like, 'Oh, it’s on now.'"
Atlanta artists to watch 2021

6 Atlanta artists to watch in 2021

We asked our colleagues at ArtsATL to tell us whose work they are most eager to see this fall. Here are six artists stirring up the city’s arts scene.

Film

Georgia’s Film and TV crew unions prepare to strike

Streaming media is booming, and production crews are working harder than ever. But they say the gains of the digital-entertainment age aren’t being fairly distributed.
Where did The Falcon and the Winter Soldier film in Atlanta?

Where Loki, Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and WandaVision filmed near Atlanta

All three Marvel streaming hits filmed at least partially in metro Atlanta. The filming locations included some easily-recognizable landmarks, such as the downtown Marriott Marquis, Krog Street Tunnel, and Peachtree Center.
Atlanta artists to watch 2021

6 Atlanta artists to watch in 2021

We asked our colleagues at ArtsATL to tell us whose work they are most eager to see this fall. Here are six artists stirring up the city’s arts scene.