5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: September 5-11

This week is all about the arts

The Kids Who Blow Sh*t Up at Aurora Theatre
Jack Ha and Vivi Thai star in The Kids That Blow Sh*t Up at Aurora Theatre

Photograph by Chris Bartelski

The Two Kids That Blow Sh*t Up
When:
September 7-30
Where: Aurora Theatre
Cost: $20+
Details: TV writer and producer Carla Ching (Fear the Walking Dead, Preacher) penned this play about a pair of best friends that meet as kids when their parents begin having an affair. As they grow up together, watching their parents’ relationship evolve and later dissolve, they learn about the relationship mistakes they don’t want to make themselves.

ONE Music Fest
When:
September 8 and 9
Where: Central Park
Cost: $75-$750
Details: This annual music festival boasts double the artists this year. Nas, 2 Chainz, Big Boi, Miguel, headline the two-day event, but the rest of the lineup isn’t short on big names, including Big Sean, T.I., Ying Yang Twins, George Clinton and Parliament, and local duo St. Beauty.

Indie Craft Experience Fall Market
When: September 9, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Yaarab Temple
Cost: $5; free for kids age 12 and younger
Details: The seasonal craft market returns to the Yaarab Temple on Ponce with more than 60 vendors selling everything from jewelry to prints to candles to soap. Food vendors include Hell Yeah Gluten Free, Revolution Gelato, and Golda Kombucha. The first 100 to arrive get a free swag bag.

Treasures from the Frederic Remington Art Museum & Beyond
When:
September 9 through January 13, 2019
Where: Booth Western Art Museum
Cost: $12; free for kids age 12 and younger
Details: The Cartersville museum debuts the largest exhibition of works by the “world’s best-known Western artist” to be staged in the South, with more than 60 pieces of original paintings, bronze sculptures, watercolors, and writing.

Family Free Day: Freak Flags & Craftivism
When: September 9, 12 p.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA)
Cost: Free
Details: Sunday is the last day of MODA’s “Art and Craft of Activism” exhibition, and this event allows visitors to make their own “freak flags” that embrace whatever it is about you that makes you proud and unique. The day also features VR, 3D printing, and embroidery demos. For a fun related activity, the museum is also hosting a make-your-own dissent collar workshop, inspired by the ones worn by Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, on Saturday afternoon ($45).

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