Thursday, September 20, 2018

Arts & Events

BeltLine Lantern Parade

5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: September 19-25

Atlanta's beloved BeltLine Lantern Parade is back, EDM will be raging at Imagine Music Festival, and Kathy Griffin is holding a comedy show for her Laugh Your Head Off World Tour.
Fahamu Pecou fire

After a fire destroyed his studio, Atlanta artist Fahamu Pecou prepares to start over

Atlanta artist Fahamu Pecou was vacationing in Cuba, on his way to a market, when he stopped at one of Havana’s many Wi-Fi parks to check his text messages. As soon as he was able to connect, his phone lit up one alarming message after another. “Call me right away, it’s an emergency.”
Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence evacuees: Atlanta says welcome with free offers and discounts

Just like when Hurricane Irma barreled into Florida this time last year, Atlanta is displaying its Southern hospitality by welcoming evacuees with open arms. Hurricane Florence evacuees, enjoy your stay in Georgia's capital with these discounts and free deals.
Aladdin

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

Music Midtown is bringing Kendrick Lamar, Post Malone, Fall Out Boy, Imagine Dragons, Khalid, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Gucci Mane, and more to Atlanta; Aladdin is coming to the Fox Theatre; and Brooklyn Brewery will have a pop-up with beer and eclectic music at 787 Windsor.
Georgia Brewed Cinema

Georgia Brewed Cinema outdoor film series celebrates local movies, beer, and food

Held during three evenings in September at Georgia Beer Garden, the Georgia Brewed Cinema film series will screen three locally-filmed and set movies—Smokey and the Bandit, Drumline, and Baby Driver—and pair with each a special menu and beer selections from Wild Heaven Beer.

The ASO’s latest album will mark bassist Michael Kurth’s national debut as a symphonic composer

Since the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra performed his fanfare “May Cause Dizziness” in 2011, the group has commissioned and premiered five more of Kurth's melodic, polyphonic, and intensely rhythmic works. “Robert Spano has opened doors and trusted me and championed me,” Kurth said.
Dragon Con 2018

What we saw at Dragon Con 2018: Deadpool, a Marriott memorial, and lots of soccer fans

Deadpool was the costume of the con, someone set up a memorial to the Marriott Marquis carpet, Stacey Abrams made a cameo, and Atlanta United fans lead their own mini parade.
Dragon Con 2018 costume gallery photos

Our favorite costumes from Dragon Con 2018

Check out our photo gallery of our favorite costumes from Dragon Con 2018, including Avengers: Infinity War, Star Wars, Deadpool, Game of Thrones, Westworld, and more.
The Kids That Blow Sh*t Up at Aurora Theatre

5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: September 5-11

Check out the Aurora Theatre's latest production, The Kids That Blow Sh*t Up; listen to 2 Chainz and T.I. at ONE Music Fest; and shop at the Indie Craft Experience Fall Market.

Things to do

BeltLine Lantern Parade

5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: September 19-25

Atlanta's beloved BeltLine Lantern Parade is back, EDM will be raging at Imagine Music Festival, and Kathy Griffin is holding a comedy show for her Laugh Your Head Off World Tour.
Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence evacuees: Atlanta says welcome with free offers and discounts

Just like when Hurricane Irma barreled into Florida this time last year, Atlanta is displaying its Southern hospitality by welcoming evacuees with open arms. Hurricane Florence evacuees, enjoy your stay in Georgia's capital with these discounts and free deals.
Aladdin

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

Music Midtown is bringing Kendrick Lamar, Post Malone, Fall Out Boy, Imagine Dragons, Khalid, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Gucci Mane, and more to Atlanta; Aladdin is coming to the Fox Theatre; and Brooklyn Brewery will have a pop-up with beer and eclectic music at 787 Windsor.

Theater

Center for Puppetry Arts Atlanta Vincent Anthony Jon Ludwig

Peace, Love, and Puppets: Why adults may need the Center for Puppetry Arts more than kids do

Atlanta's Center for Puppetry Arts, which turns 40 this month, is one of the only institutions of its caliber in the world. Meet the devoted staff behind it, who can remind all of us how important it is to stop and play.
Blackbird Jayson Warner Smith

Walking Dead alum Jayson Warner Smith brings the Tony Award-nominated play Blackbird back to Atlanta

Atlanta actor and The Walking Dead alum Jayson Warner Smith launched an Indiegogo campaign in May to stage Blackbird, David Harrower’s play about a man who had an affair with a 12-year-old girl and her confrontation of him years later, in Atlanta. The show runs at the Doraville's Robert Mello Studio from August 3-19.
Theatre Illustration by Adam Maida

Get thee to the suburbs: Atlanta’s OTP theater scene is booming

The success of companies such as Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre Company and the Aurora Theatre debunk the myth that the suburbs are void of culture, and other artists are taking note. Here are a few new companies that are bringing theater to the suburbs.

Visual Arts

Yayoi Kusama Infinity Mirrors High Museum of Art Atlanta

Tickets to Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrors at the High are already sold out

But if you want to see the insanely popular art exhibition in Atlanta, there's still hope.
Fahamu Pecou fire

After a fire destroyed his studio, Atlanta artist Fahamu Pecou prepares to start over

Atlanta artist Fahamu Pecou was vacationing in Cuba, on his way to a market, when he stopped at one of Havana’s many Wi-Fi parks to check his text messages. As soon as he was able to connect, his phone lit up one alarming message after another. “Call me right away, it’s an emergency.”
J.R. Atlanta Inside Out Project

Atlanta, want to be a part of artist J.R.’s latest installation? Here’s where to go.

J.R., the French street artist whose large-scale public installations of black-and-white photos of everyday people in everyday places have covered buildings and even villages, is returning to Atlanta. Here's how you can be a part of his latest project.

Music

The ASO’s latest album will mark bassist Michael Kurth’s national debut as a symphonic composer

Since the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra performed his fanfare “May Cause Dizziness” in 2011, the group has commissioned and premiered five more of Kurth's melodic, polyphonic, and intensely rhythmic works. “Robert Spano has opened doors and trusted me and championed me,” Kurth said.
Yacht Rock

Confessions of a Cover Band: Yacht Rock Revue croons the hits you love to hate

Yacht Rock Revue is hard to define—they're part fandom, part joke, part self-promotion, and each element is infused with irony. But when they take the stage at Old Fourth Ward's Venkman’s, the band is fully in character, complete with gaudy shirts and sunglasses, playing music people hate. And everyone loves it.
T.I.

The Evolution of T.I.

The Atlanta superstar rose to fame as a street-hardened rapper. For his next act, he wants to save Bankhead, the neighborhood that could've killed him.

Film

Georgia Brewed Cinema

Georgia Brewed Cinema outdoor film series celebrates local movies, beer, and food

Held during three evenings in September at Georgia Beer Garden, the Georgia Brewed Cinema film series will screen three locally-filmed and set movies—Smokey and the Bandit, Drumline, and Baby Driver—and pair with each a special menu and beer selections from Wild Heaven Beer.
What's filmin in Atlanta now?

What’s filming in Atlanta now? Stranger Things, Raising Dion, Queen America, Superintelligence, plus unpacking the new FilmL.A. report

Along with Stranger Things, another Netflix sci-fi series has started filming in Atlanta: Raising Dion. Queen America with Catherine Zeta-Jones and Melissa McCarthy film Superintelligence are also in town. Plus, we break down what this year's FilmL.A. report, which says Atlanta slipped from first place for film production, really means.
RJ Rappaport Hollywood money

When Hollywood needs fake cash, it turns to Atlanta’s RJ Rappaport

If you need to make it rain in a music video or want hundreds of $100s for that drug-deal scene, Rich “RJ” Rappaport is the man to see. He owns RJR Props and is Atlanta’s premiere proprietor of fake money for movies.