Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Arts & Events

Things to do in Atlanta Easter weekend 2019

5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: April 17-23

Hunt for Easter eggs at Callanwolde, jam out at SweetWater 420 Fest, and try "munchies" from Korean Fusion chef Seung Hee Lee.
Atlanta Dogwood Festival

5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: April 10-16

Atlanta Dogwood Festival is back to kickoff the spring season, National Grilled Cheese Day celebration in Atlantic Station, and Marietta Theatre Company brings Charlie Brown to the stage.

An Atlanta theater company is turning Piedmont Park into a giant scavenger hunt

“That’s part of how we look at our mission: not to make theater but use our skills as theater artists to build communities." With its annual puzzle hunt, Out of Hand Theater treats the map of Atlanta like a gameboard. This year, it's at Dogwood Festival and called Dogwood Quest.

In time for the “Oscars of food,” a one-man play ponders the complex life of James Beard

Upcoming Theatrical Outfit play I Love to Eat, a one-man play about the life of James Beard, who was gay, arrives at a time when the restaurant industry is being scrutinized for failing to meaningfully include women, people of color, and the LGBT community.
Big Stupid Parking Lot Carnival things to do in Atlanta

5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: April 3-9 

Play silly games at Dad's Garage's new annual fundraiser, the Big Stupid Parking Lot Carnival; get colorful at the Color Run 5K at Six Flags, and stroll through the Spring Festival on Ponce.
Harold and the Purple Crayon Center for Puppetry Arts

Atlanta’s Center for Puppetry Arts brings Harold and the Purple Crayon to life with a 19th-century illusion technique

Puppets, blacklights, and a 19th-century illusion technique that has added drama to acts from Disneyland to Coachella will bring Harold and the Purple Crayon to life at the Center for Puppetry Arts.
The Walking Dead 916 Season 9 finale

The Walking Dead Awards: Walkers in a winter wonderland

The Kingdom crew attempts a journey to Hilltop that involves crossing Alpha's new borders during a monster snowstorm. Meanwhile, the Alexandriates let Negan out of his cage so he won't freeze to death.
Mammal Gallery coming back

Mammal Gallery is coming back—and a giant blue water tower is involved

One year later after it was ordered to close, Chris Yonker and Brian Egan, two of the original members of the Mammal team, are returning, this time just a mile or so from their original South Broad Street location, in a place that’s just as interesting, if not more so.
What's filming in Atlanta now?

What’s filming in Atlanta now? Bad Boys 3, Zombieland 2, Jumanji 3, Stargirl, plus pilot season

DC series Stargirl is new in town, along with horror TV series Creepshow, produced by The Walking Dead's Greg Nicotero. Plus: Zombieland 2, Bad Boys 3, tons of new pilots, and news updates on the controversy over H.B. 481.

Things to do

Things to do in Atlanta Easter weekend 2019

5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: April 17-23

Hunt for Easter eggs at Callanwolde, jam out at SweetWater 420 Fest, and try "munchies" from Korean Fusion chef Seung Hee Lee.
Atlanta Dogwood Festival

5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: April 10-16

Atlanta Dogwood Festival is back to kickoff the spring season, National Grilled Cheese Day celebration in Atlantic Station, and Marietta Theatre Company brings Charlie Brown to the stage.
Big Stupid Parking Lot Carnival things to do in Atlanta

5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: April 3-9 

Play silly games at Dad's Garage's new annual fundraiser, the Big Stupid Parking Lot Carnival; get colorful at the Color Run 5K at Six Flags, and stroll through the Spring Festival on Ponce.

Theater

In time for the “Oscars of food,” a one-man play ponders the complex life of James Beard

Upcoming Theatrical Outfit play I Love to Eat, a one-man play about the life of James Beard, who was gay, arrives at a time when the restaurant industry is being scrutinized for failing to meaningfully include women, people of color, and the LGBT community.
Harold and the Purple Crayon Center for Puppetry Arts

Atlanta’s Center for Puppetry Arts brings Harold and the Purple Crayon to life with a 19th-century illusion technique

Puppets, blacklights, and a 19th-century illusion technique that has added drama to acts from Disneyland to Coachella will bring Harold and the Purple Crayon to life at the Center for Puppetry Arts.

Pearl Cleage’s new play is a comical ode to female artists—and activists—young or old

Giving women the opportunity to tell their own stories is what connects two generations of artists in Pearl Cleage’s new play, Angry, Raucous and Shamelessly Gorgeous, running March 20 to April 14 at Alliance Theatre.

Visual Arts

TILA Studios Daisy Chain

TILA Studios exhibition Daisy Chain is a “homecoming” of black women artists

“I want the patrons to witness the power of collaboration that is fostered through elevating and empowering the creative economy in Atlanta,” says TILA Studios founder Tiffany Latrice. “These are Atlanta artists that deserved to be celebrated, recognized and embraced. This exhibition is more than just a display of their work and craftsmanship, it's a celebration, homecoming, and induction of a community of working artists that may be otherwise been overlooked.”
Laura Bell

Paper artist Laura Bell calls attention to vulnerable species

Laura Bell is fascinated by the fraught interactions between humans and other species. A cross-country road trip three years ago ignited Bell’s penchant for drawing and painting vulnerable species. Now she creates detailed, black-and-white drawings of animals, with a pop of paint to define their natural habitats.
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.

Music

2 Chainz CRWN

2 Chainz on Atlanta rap: “People are afraid to drop the torch.”

A Sunday evening chat at the Masquerade with hip-hop journalist Elliott Wilson, who currently works as an editorial director for streaming platform Tidal, provided insight into how 2 Chainz retains his authenticity and mainstream success.
Waller's Coffee Shop Decatur

Beyond the Brew: Waller’s Coffee Shop aims to promote strong mental health

"I want this to be a place that people can come for help, guidance, and just for quiet time," says owner Jason Waller, who hopes that his new Decatur shop can serve not only as a music venue and place to grab a cup of coffee, but also a place to promote positive conversations around mental health issues.
What happened to 21 Savage?

Here’s everything that has happened since rapper 21 Savage was detained by ICE

The news that 21 Savage had been detained by ICE on February 3 in many ways overshadowed the Super Bowl that was taking place just miles away from where the rapper was arrested. Here's an overview of everything that's happened in the case since then.

Film

What's filming in Atlanta now?

What’s filming in Atlanta now? Bad Boys 3, Zombieland 2, Jumanji 3, Stargirl, plus pilot season

DC series Stargirl is new in town, along with horror TV series Creepshow, produced by The Walking Dead's Greg Nicotero. Plus: Zombieland 2, Bad Boys 3, tons of new pilots, and news updates on the controversy over H.B. 481.
Sweet Auburn Blues documentary

Sweet Auburn Blues filmmaker: “I want to see this neighborhood come back to its former glory”

In their documentary, Atlanta filmmakers Shonda Harper and Alahna Lark trace the history of Auburn Avenue as a nexus of black culture and commerce, a springboard of the civil rights movement, and a community irreparably cleaved in two by the construction of the Downtown Connector.
What's filming in Atlanta now

What’s filming in Atlanta now? Zombieland 2, Jumanji 3, Bad Boys for Life, Doom Patrol, plus Atlanta’s Oscar wins

Zombieland 2, the follow-up to the 2009 hit, is filming in town, along with Will Smith and Martin Lawrence's Bad Boys for Life, which most recently did some stunt and pyrotechnic work on the 17th Street bridge. The new Jumanji, meanwhile, turned Ansley Park into a snowy wonderland.