Arts & Events

Skooly Nobody Likes Me release party Starlight Drive In Atlanta

Skooly’s pandemic album release party didn’t feel like a pandemic event

Georgia's live performance venues, nightclubs, and bars are closed through at least the end of the month, but Atlanta rapper Skooly still had a new album to promote.
Tom Key

After 25 years of leading Theatrical Outfit, director Tom Key takes a final bow

Tom Key planned to exit on a note of fanfare this spring, ending his 25-year run as artistic director of Theatrical Outfit, one of Atlanta’s oldest professional theater companies. COVID-19 intervened, but Key’s vision for producing theater that enlightens and uplifts eventually will prevail under the direction of his replacement, Matt Torney.
Little Richard

Remembering Little Richard, the Macon-born “architect of rock ‘n’ roll”

“He shaped musicians like Bob Dylan, the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, and Prince, and influenced how people dress and how they define themselves today,” says David Kirby, author of Little Richard: The Birth of Rock ‘n’ Roll. “He dreamed up a world that nobody thought possible.”
Georgia Poet Laureate’s Prize

Georgia Poet Laureate’s Prize 2020: Meet the winner and finalists

Launched in 2014 by Judson Mitcham in collaboration with the Georgia Council for the Arts, the Georgia Poet Laureate's Prize is an annual program designed to encourage works by teen writers. Read the works of the 2020 winner and finalists.
Jericho Brown The Tradition Pulitzer

Jericho Brown reflects on winning the Pulitzer Prize and the black poets who came before him

On Monday, Brown was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry for The Tradition, and he has been moving nonstop ever since.
Townsend Prize 2020

Looking for new reads? Check out this year’s Townsend Prize finalists.

Every other year, the Georgia Center for the Book, the Atlanta Writer’s Club, the DeKalb Library Foundation, and Georgia State University Perimeter College’s literary journal the Chattahoochee Review select 10 finalists from works of fiction by Georgia writers.
Jermaine Dupri Instagram Live

For Atlanta’s hip-hop and R&B artists, Instagram Live has become an unexpected source of community

With touring and recording largely halted due to the coronavirus outbreak, some of the city's most famous talents are connecting with fans through live battles, performances, and karaoke sessions.

Seven live music shows you can stream at home

From DJ dance parties to acoustic sessions, these local streaming performances will raise your spirits
What's filming in Atlanta now filming coronavirus

What was filming in Atlanta now: How the film industry reacted to COVID-19 and what shot before sets closed

Like everything else, COVID-19 has put a temporary pause on the Hollywood of the South. But here's a roundup of what filmed in early March and how the virus has impacted the industry so far.

Things to do

Bored? Atlanta theaters, museums, bars, artists, and more share digital shows and activities

If you’re getting antsy while staying home on lockdown, we’ve rounded up some of the city’s digital offerings from theater to cocktail hours.
Atlanta United

5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: March 6-10

Atlanta United holds its home opener against Cincinnati, the Atlanta Science Festival kicks off, and Phoenix Flies spotlights Atlanta's history
Atlanta Science Festival

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

Experience “Atlanta’s biggest interactive science event,” catch Erykah Badu and Common at State Farm Arena, and see the LetterKenny crew perform live.

Theater

Tom Key

After 25 years of leading Theatrical Outfit, director Tom Key takes a final bow

Tom Key planned to exit on a note of fanfare this spring, ending his 25-year run as artistic director of Theatrical Outfit, one of Atlanta’s oldest professional theater companies. COVID-19 intervened, but Key’s vision for producing theater that enlightens and uplifts eventually will prevail under the direction of his replacement, Matt Torney.
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.

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

Little Richard

Remembering Little Richard, the Macon-born “architect of rock ‘n’ roll”

“He shaped musicians like Bob Dylan, the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, and Prince, and influenced how people dress and how they define themselves today,” says David Kirby, author of Little Richard: The Birth of Rock ‘n’ Roll. “He dreamed up a world that nobody thought possible.”
Jermaine Dupri Instagram Live

For Atlanta’s hip-hop and R&B artists, Instagram Live has become an unexpected source of community

With touring and recording largely halted due to the coronavirus outbreak, some of the city's most famous talents are connecting with fans through live battles, performances, and karaoke sessions.

Seven live music shows you can stream at home

From DJ dance parties to acoustic sessions, these local streaming performances will raise your spirits

Film

John Lewis: Good Trouble

Making of a legend: A new John Lewis documentary explores his many heroic stands

Because the documentary explores John Lewis’s life, it is also, by necessity, a contemplation of heroism and sacrifice, by people like him who came from the humblest of origins.
What's filming in Atlanta now filming coronavirus

What was filming in Atlanta now: How the film industry reacted to COVID-19 and what shot before sets closed

Like everything else, COVID-19 has put a temporary pause on the Hollywood of the South. But here's a roundup of what filmed in early March and how the virus has impacted the industry so far.
Where to stream Atlanta-filmed shows TV

Where to stream Atlanta-filmed movies and TV shows

Looking for something to stream while social distancing? We've rounded up where you can find tons of Atlanta-filmed movies and TV shows.