Instead of mourning after the demise of Churchill Grounds, many of Atlanta's jazz musicians began playing music throughout the city. There are now 10 weekly jam sessions at venues inside the perimeter, placing Atlanta on comparable footing with more jazz-forward cities like Seattle.
At libraries around the metro area, shelves full of newly released books are held on reserve, waiting for impatient readers. Author visits at the Margaret Mitchell House, Wren’s Nest, or the Atlanta History Center are often packed; book clubs are springing up everywhere; and literary events like the AJC Decatur Book Festival and the Book Festival of the MJCCA bring national authors to our doorstep. Here are a few of our favorites from this year’s releases.
The brainchild of Atlanta arts organization WonderRoot and the Super Bowl LIII Host Committee, "Off the Wall" is a series of more than 30 murals from 10 artists that will be created across the city before Super Bowl LIII. The project is designed to honor the city's role in the Civil Rights Movement and address modern civil rights issues.
Many Atlantans are familiar with Sir Elton John’s local ties: his world-famous art collection that helped spark Atlanta’s obsession with photography, his hangouts at the Buckhead Diner, and his affinity for Georgia musicians. However, John’s fans may not appreciate that his most lasting gift to our city may be helping reverse the spread and stigma of AIDS.
Watch the annual Children's Christmas Parade in Midtown, tour historic homes in Virginia-Highland, and get in the holiday spirit at Oakland Cemetery.
See the Atlanta Ballet's new version of The Nutcracker at the Fox Theatre, watch Rudolph live at the Center for Puppetry Arts, and head to Virginia-Highland for the annual Tour of Homes.
Catch Cirque Dreams Holidaze at the Fox, skate on the Roof at Ponce City Market, and cheer on the Atlanta United in the conference finals.
As the frontman for Manchester Orchestra, an indie rock band based in Atlanta, this is the first time Andy Hull be performing as the lead act at the Fox Theatre. On November 21, Manchester Orchestra will be performing their ninth-annual the Stuffing, a concert held just before the Thanksgiving that this year kicks off their month-long tour with The Front Bottoms.
Know ahead of time if photos matter to you or not, don't expect a selfie in the pumpkin room, and read the fun facts on absolutely every red polka dot sign. These are a few things we learned while at Yayoi Kusama's Infinity Mirrors exhibition at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta.
Rosa Duffy's bookstore, For Keeps, is more than a place for visitors to purchase rare and classic black books. Duffy designed it to also be a reading room where people can stop in and interact with history that is often overlooked or placed in the bottom of the dollar bins at other bookstores.