One City, Three Ways: Natchez, Mississippi
Officially established in 1716, Natchez is the oldest continuous settlement on the Mississippi River and teems with history. From the early 1800s to the Civil War, Natchez reigned as one of America’s wealthiest cities....
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Arts & Entertainment Preview: Fall 2019
Becoming Nancy at the Alliance Theatre September 6-October 6Directed and choreographed by two-time Tony Award–winner Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots, Hairspray) and based on the celebrated book by Terry Ronald, Becoming Nancy is a huge-hearted, world-premiere musical...
42. Listen to a fable at the Wren’s Nest
To hear Akbar Imhotep, one of the rotating storytellers here, weave a Brer Rabbit tale is to witness a maestro preserving an almost lost art form.
41. Do the Time Warp at the Plaza Theatre
There’s a reason Lips Down on Dixie doesn’t hold its midnight screenings of The Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Fox.
39. Save your story for posterity
You know those NPR *StoryCorps* segments that get you choked up on your morning commute? You can record a slice of personal history (interviews are archived at the Library of Congress) at the Atlanta StoryBooth, one of three permanent StoryCorps studios in the country.
37. Commune with the walking dead
Back in September 2011, we boldly declared Atlanta the zombie capital of America, and we’re not backing down from that assertion.
35. Sleep with the fishes—or the felines
If you’ve got small kids, we don’t need to sell you on the marvels of Zoo Atlanta and the Georgia Aquarium.
30-33. Experience four essential festivals
You can tour historic homes in Atlanta’s first “suburb,” take in bands, and see local art, but the real highlight is Saturday’s parade, complete with an attorney drill team, the Seed & Feed Marching Abominable, and the Trash Queen.
25. Buy a bonsai tree—from a monk
In 1944 a handful of Trappist monks established a community in the woods outside of Conyers.
24. Go on a public art scavenger hunt
Encountering vibrant murals throughout intown neighborhoods has been a happy surprise in recent years. But to really understand the magnitude of the Living Walls project that pairs local and international artists with brick and concrete canvases, set out on a quest to find as many as you can.
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