Arts & Events

5 indie bookstores Atlanta

5 indie bookstores to support during Women’s History Month (and all year long)

Georgia’s literary history is rich with remarkable women writers like Anne Rivers Siddons, Pearl Cleage, Flannery O’Connor, Tayari Jones, and Alice Walker. It’s no surprise that legacy carries into the metro’s brick-and-mortar bookshops.
Rick Beato Youtube

YouTuber Rick Beato explains why your favorite rock song sounds so good

From his music studio in Stone Mountain, the 58-year-old posts new videos a few times a week for 2 million YouTube subscribers and counting, including series like "What Makes This Song Great?", countdowns of the best guitar solos, music theory, history lessons, and more.
Ruth E. Carter SCAD

From Black Panther to Malcom X, Ruth E. Carter’s costumes on display at SCAD FASH

Longtime costume designer Ruth E. Carter’s over 30 year history in film is documented in the engaging SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film exhibition “Ruth E. Carter: Afrofuturism in Costume Design” open through September 12, 2021.
Atlanta 500

2021 Atlanta 500: Arts, Sports, & Entertainment

These are Atlanta's 500 most powerful leaders. We spent months consulting experts and sorting through nominations to get a list of the city's most influential people—from artists to chefs to philanthropists to sports coaches and corporate CEOs. In this section, we focus on arts, film, music, entertainment, and sports.
Atlanta covid-safer holiday activities drive-in

Five ways the Alliance Theatre’s drive-in Christmas Carol uplifts the spirit

A Christmas Carol: The Live Radio Play runs through December 24 in a lot next to Georgia State University's Center Parc Credit Union Stadium (formerly Turner Field). Here are a few ways the Alliance Theatre has gone the extra mile to make the experience special.
Atlanta covid-safer holiday activities drive-in

Nine Atlanta events to (safely) get into the holiday spirit 

We've curated a short list of drive-in and walk-through spaces—plus one streamable classic—for you and your family to enjoy the holiday season safely.
Jambo Books

Jambo Books introduces children to a world of diverse characters

Jambo Books is a Decatur-based company that introduces children to a more inclusive set of heroes. Each box contains two or three books with main characters who are people of color, with story arcs often centering on self-confidence and empathy.
Eyedrum returns

Eyedrum endures: The grandmother of Atlanta’s DIY scene reboots, but the mission remains

Just when it looked like it might be gone for good, Eyedrum announced a new headquarters on Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard, set to open in spring 2021.

Things to do

Atlanta covid-safer holiday activities drive-in

Five ways the Alliance Theatre’s drive-in Christmas Carol uplifts the spirit

A Christmas Carol: The Live Radio Play runs through December 24 in a lot next to Georgia State University's Center Parc Credit Union Stadium (formerly Turner Field). Here are a few ways the Alliance Theatre has gone the extra mile to make the experience special.
How to have a fun—yet safe—Halloween in Atlanta this year

How to have a fun—yet safe—Halloween in Atlanta this year

Halloween doesn't have to be entirely cancelled, as long as you take certain safety measures and celebrate responsibly. Here are a few tips and suggestions from health experts and local parents.

Theater

Atlanta covid-safer holiday activities drive-in

Five ways the Alliance Theatre’s drive-in Christmas Carol uplifts the spirit

A Christmas Carol: The Live Radio Play runs through December 24 in a lot next to Georgia State University's Center Parc Credit Union Stadium (formerly Turner Field). Here are a few ways the Alliance Theatre has gone the extra mile to make the experience special.
Eyedrum returns

Eyedrum endures: The grandmother of Atlanta’s DIY scene reboots, but the mission remains

Just when it looked like it might be gone for good, Eyedrum announced a new headquarters on Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard, set to open in spring 2021.
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.

Visual Arts

Anita Darling

For Suwanee artist Anita Darling, art is a devotion

Every morning, Anita Darling walks barefoot to her backyard greenhouse in Suwanee. She stands still, feeling the dew under her feet, sips her coffee, and prays—in order to align herself with God and nature before starting to draw.
Eyedrum returns

Eyedrum endures: The grandmother of Atlanta’s DIY scene reboots, but the mission remains

Just when it looked like it might be gone for good, Eyedrum announced a new headquarters on Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard, set to open in spring 2021.
Lillian Blades

Atlanta artist Lillian Blades’s three-dimensional “quilts” tell the story of her life

Lillian Blades’s colorful creations have a way of making you feel like you’re under the sea, rolling in the grass, and viewing a desert sunset all at once.

Music

Rick Beato Youtube

YouTuber Rick Beato explains why your favorite rock song sounds so good

From his music studio in Stone Mountain, the 58-year-old posts new videos a few times a week for 2 million YouTube subscribers and counting, including series like "What Makes This Song Great?", countdowns of the best guitar solos, music theory, history lessons, and more.
Atlanta 500

2021 Atlanta 500: Arts, Sports, & Entertainment

These are Atlanta's 500 most powerful leaders. We spent months consulting experts and sorting through nominations to get a list of the city's most influential people—from artists to chefs to philanthropists to sports coaches and corporate CEOs. In this section, we focus on arts, film, music, entertainment, and sports.
Lil Jon

What Lil Jon has been up to in 2020

We chatted with the underground king-turned-global phenomenon on what it takes to put his popular Saturday DJ sets, what he’s been up to during the pandemic, and the exciting new music he’s producing with his son, a recent NYU grad.

Film

Ruth E. Carter SCAD

From Black Panther to Malcom X, Ruth E. Carter’s costumes on display at SCAD FASH

Longtime costume designer Ruth E. Carter’s over 30 year history in film is documented in the engaging SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film exhibition “Ruth E. Carter: Afrofuturism in Costume Design” open through September 12, 2021.
Atlanta 500

2021 Atlanta 500: Arts, Sports, & Entertainment

These are Atlanta's 500 most powerful leaders. We spent months consulting experts and sorting through nominations to get a list of the city's most influential people—from artists to chefs to philanthropists to sports coaches and corporate CEOs. In this section, we focus on arts, film, music, entertainment, and sports.
Out on Film Festival 2020

Out on Film launches a “virtual theater” for this year’s LGBTQ+ film festival

Now an independent entity, Out on Film is one of the nation’s oldest LGBTQ+ festivals, one of the 10 largest of its kind in the U.S., and one of only three Oscar-qualifying LGBTQ+ fests.