Arts & Events

Josef Martinez

5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: October 16–22

Atlanta United plays in the first round of the playoffs, Norman Reedus, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and Samantha Morton go to Walker Stalker Con, and dogs will take over East Atlanta Village at Dogtoberfest.
Tyler Perry BET Awards

Tyler Perry is Hollywood, and everyone else is taking notes

The two-day grand opening celebration of the new Tyler Perry Studios in Southwest Atlanta marked the latest chapter for its namesake, entrepreneurial filmmaker Tyler Perry. But to understand his success, you need to look back at film history.

When shows like Stranger Things need old cars, they turn to Y’allywood Film Cars

Beth Aylward's white 1969 Plymouth Valiant can be seen cruising around Hawkins, Indiana, throughout each season of Stranger Things. Her company provides everything from classic sedans to military vehicles to junk cars to beautifully restored vintage fire trucks for movie and TV productions.
The Walking Dead Season 10 Episode 2

The Walking Dead Awards: Alpha, Beta, Gamma

We go back in time 7 years to learn how Alpha and Beta became a dynamic duo and how the newly appointed Gamma earned her title.
RuPaul Al Clayton

A young RuPaul and Charlie Brown star in Al Clayton’s 1980s photography show, “Drag Queens & Club Kids”

Al Clayton's photographs, on display at Chamblee's EBD4 gallery, celebrate the campy hedonists who made Atlanta a playground for nonconformists 40 years ago.
Megan Thee Stallion performs at the BET Hip Hop Awards 2019

5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: October 9–15

A3C—also known as Atlanta’s longest-running hip-hop festival—continues strong, celebrate the LGBTQ community at Atlanta Pride Festival, and jam out at Oakhurst Porchfest.
Tyler Perry Studios opening Atlanta

Photos: The opening of Tyler Perry Studios was beyond star-studded

Tyler Perry marked the opening of his new, 330-acre Tyler Perry Studios at Fort McPherson with a gala that brought a monumental number of stars, including everyone from Oprah to Hank Aaron to Beyoncé to Andrew Young.
The Walking Dead 10 01

The Walking Dead Awards: It came from outer space

A Soviet satellite wrecks havoc when it suddenly falls from orbit. (Don't touch that dial; this is still your regularly scheduled zombie drama.)

Things to do

Things to do in Atlanta Halloween

The ultimate guide to Halloween events in metro Atlanta

Halloween season is here and there is plenty of fun to be had all over the metro area. Here's a run down of haunted houses, parties, kid-friendly fun, and more.
Josef Martinez

5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: October 16–22

Atlanta United plays in the first round of the playoffs, Norman Reedus, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and Samantha Morton go to Walker Stalker Con, and dogs will take over East Atlanta Village at Dogtoberfest.
Megan Thee Stallion performs at the BET Hip Hop Awards 2019

5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: October 9–15

A3C—also known as Atlanta’s longest-running hip-hop festival—continues strong, celebrate the LGBTQ community at Atlanta Pride Festival, and jam out at Oakhurst Porchfest.

Theater

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.
Nia Holloway Lion King

How Lion King actress and Atlanta native Nia Holloway scored her dream role at just 17

For the past six years, Nia Holloway has lived traveling on the road. At 17, she became the youngest person to land the role of lioness Nala in Disney's national tour of The Lion King. While it’s been a grind, Holloway said it’s also been a dream come true.

Visual Arts

RuPaul Al Clayton

A young RuPaul and Charlie Brown star in Al Clayton’s 1980s photography show, “Drag Queens & Club Kids”

Al Clayton's photographs, on display at Chamblee's EBD4 gallery, celebrate the campy hedonists who made Atlanta a playground for nonconformists 40 years ago.
Chris Francis SCAD FASH shoes

Designer Chris Francis’s shoes are more art than footwear

Chris Francis's work is at once sculptural, architectural, and avant-garde. His shoes are on display at SCAD FASH now through December 8.
29Rooms Atlanta

The latest Instagrammable art experience, 29Rooms, will feature two Atlanta artists

Later this month, popular website Refinery29 will bring its 29Rooms experience to Atlanta for the first time as part of a national tour, with two Atlanta-based artists showcasing their works.

Music

Chuck Leavell Mike Mills Robert McDuffie A Night of Georgia Music

Rock meets classical as Mike Mills, Chuck Leavell, and Robert McDuffie perform songs about Georgia, for Georgia

A Night of Georgia Music will feature fresh instrumental versions of classic Georgia-themed hits ranging from “Georgia on My Mind” and “Midnight Train to Georgia” to “Hey Ya!” and “One Way Out” and revisits the original six-movement Mike Mills Concerto for Violin, Rock Band, and String Orchestra.
Brenda Lee Georgia Legend Award

Country legend Brenda Lee: “Everything I know about singing I owe to coming up in Georgia”

Her home state of Georgia is never far from Brenda Lee’s mind. She'll be honored this weekend with the inaugural GPB Georgia Legend Award at the Fox Theatre.

My Style: Kawan Moore, Hommeboy

It’s been five years since Kawan Moore, known as Hommeboy, originally released his debut EP, Funkwitme. His unique sound is a blend of electronic, pop, and positive rap, with shades of house and EDM.

Film

Tyler Perry BET Awards

Tyler Perry is Hollywood, and everyone else is taking notes

The two-day grand opening celebration of the new Tyler Perry Studios in Southwest Atlanta marked the latest chapter for its namesake, entrepreneurial filmmaker Tyler Perry. But to understand his success, you need to look back at film history.

When shows like Stranger Things need old cars, they turn to Y’allywood Film Cars

Beth Aylward's white 1969 Plymouth Valiant can be seen cruising around Hawkins, Indiana, throughout each season of Stranger Things. Her company provides everything from classic sedans to military vehicles to junk cars to beautifully restored vintage fire trucks for movie and TV productions.
What's filming in Atlanta now?

What’s filming in Atlanta now? The Suicide Squad, Ghost Draft, Blast Beat, Lovecraft Country, and more 

James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad and its all-star cast have arrived to shoot in Georgia, along with Ghost Draft with Chris Pratt and indie flick Blast Beat.