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Alliance Theatre

1280 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA, 30309

404-733-4650

Since 2003 the Midtown theater’s Kendeda Graduate Playwriting Competition has identified some of the freshest young voices in American theater

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AMC Parkway Pointe 15

3101 Cobb Parkway, Atlanta, GA, 30339

770-937-0730

Parkway Pointe has all the comforts we’ve come to expect from the modern multiplex, but the little things set this theater apart.

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Argosy

470 Flat Shoals Avenue, Atlanta, GA, 30316

404-577-0407

A former East Atlanta Village antiques mall now houses the latest haunt for beer lovers.

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Atlanta Botanical Garden

1345 Piedmont Avenue, Atlanta, GA, 30309

404-876-5859

This urban arcadia has augmented its plant collections with the gorgeous Kendeda Canopy Walk, an edible garden, and outdoor kitchen.

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Atlanta Contemporary Art Center

535 Means Street, Atlanta, GA, 30318

404-688-1970

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.

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Aurora Theatre

128 East Pike Street, Lawrenceville, GA, 30045

678-226-6222

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.

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BeltLine Lantern Parade

86 Pryor Street, Atlanta, GA, 30303

404-477-3003

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.

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Blind Willie’s

828 North Highland Avenue, Atlanta, GA, 30306

404-873-2583

The legendary blues club has hosted the likes of Francine Reed, Billy Wright, Grady “Fats” Jackson, and Lazy Lester.

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Carol Thompson

1280 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA, 30309

404-733-4444

As the High’s Fred and Rita Richman Curator of African Art, Carol Thompson has invested in exhibitions that garner national acclaim.

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Catlanta

Euclid Avenue at McLendon Avenue*, Atlanta, GA, 30307

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.

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Centennial Olympic Park

265 Park Avenue West, Atlanta, GA, 30313

404-223-4412

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.

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Center for Puppetry Arts

1404 Spring Street, Atlanta, GA, 30309

404-873-3391

The internationally renowned Center for Puppetry Arts stages magical shows for all ages, from adults-only experimental shows to family favorites.

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CineBistro

1004 Town Boulevard, Atlanta, GA, 30319

404-333-0740

You may never watch a movie elsewhere after CineBistro.

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Clermont Lounge

789 Ponce de Leon Avenue, Atlanta, GA, 30306

404-874-4783

The real strength of Atlanta’s oldest strip club is that it rejects all attempts to co-opt the hipster scene.

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DragonCon

Downtown Atlanta, Atlanta, GA, 30303

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.

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Eddie Owen Presents 
at Red Clay Theatre

3116 Main Street, Duluth, GA, 30096

404-478-2749

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.

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Eddie’s Attic

515 North McDonough Street, Decatur, GA, 30030

404-377-4976

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.

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Eyedrum

115 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Atlanta, GA, 30303

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.

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