Arts & Entertainment
Since 2003 the Midtown theater’s Kendeda Graduate Playwriting Competition has identified some of the freshest young voices in American theater
Parkway Pointe has all the comforts we’ve come to expect from the modern multiplex, but the little things set this theater apart.
A former East Atlanta Village antiques mall now houses the latest haunt for beer lovers.
This urban arcadia has augmented its plant collections with the gorgeous Kendeda Canopy Walk, an edible garden, and outdoor kitchen.
A recent Andy Warhol Foundation grant is boosting the mission of this non-collecting institution, which also offers educational programs and subsidized studios for fourteen resident artists.
This Lawrenceville company has always excelled at Broadway classics. But this year, the ensemble scored one for the ages with the epic Les Misérables. The show was a breakthrough for young Atlanta director Justin Anderson, who is suddenly working all over town.
Hosted by the Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons, the parade features hundreds of giant puppets, light sculptures, lanterns and glow sticks, and thousands of cheering spectators along its route.
The legendary blues club has hosted the likes of Francine Reed, Billy Wright, Grady “Fats” Jackson, and Lazy Lester.
As the High’s Fred and Rita Richman Curator of African Art, Carol Thompson has invested in exhibitions that garner national acclaim.
The anonymous artist Catlanta engages fans in scavenger hunt–as–art intrigue. He sends out clues for “kitten drops” via social media, then followers try to grab one before they run out.
If there is a lasting and tangible remnant of the 1996 Summer Games in Atlanta, it is Centennial Olympic Park. As grass and trees have filled in over the years, the park has evolved from a pile of commemorative bricks into a restful oasis.
The internationally renowned Center for Puppetry Arts stages magical shows for all ages, from adults-only experimental shows to family favorites.
The real strength of Atlanta’s oldest strip club is that it rejects all attempts to co-opt the hipster scene.
Every parade has bands and politicians, but this Labor Day extravaganza has bagpipers in steampunk gear and ruling-class representatives from Doctor Who and Game of Thrones.
In May 2012 the owners of Eddie’s Attic, the Decatur listening room where John Mayer and Sugarland got their starts, fired its founder, Eddie Owen.
A “listening room” that’s launched a thousand singer-songwriters from a small upper nook in Decatur, including John Mayer, Sugarland, and the Civil Wars.
Hosted by Burnaway arts critic Ed Hall, the Eyedrum Writers Exchange forum allows writers to get feedback on works in progress, or share writing that has influenced them.