Atlanta Fall Arts Guide

Visual and performing arts, concerts, film and TV premieres, and other events worth checking out this season


3–10/5     Bull Durham, Alliance Theatre
4–10/5    Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Actor’s Express
   John Hodgman, Erikson Clock
6–11/15    Art on the Atlanta BeltLine, multiple venues
12–12/7    God Spoke the Earth: Stories of Genesis in Prints and Drawings, Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University
13–14    Atlanta Arts Festival, Piedmont Park
15–10/31    Atlanta Celebrates Photography, multiple venues
18    Atlanta Ballet’s Wabi Sabi, Atlanta Botanical Garden
19-27    Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood, Philips Arena
20    Whoopi Goldberg, Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
22    Julian Sands: A Celebration of Harold Pinter, Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts at Emory University
23–28    Mamma Mia!, Fox Theatre
26–28    Outkast, Centennial Olympic Park
26-28    TomorrowWorld, Chattahoochee Hills
26–10/19    Native Guard, Alliance Theatre’s Hertz Stage
27–11/29    E.K. Huckaby, Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia
30     Jethro Tull by Ian Anderson, Atlanta Symphony Hall


1–31    Lainey Papageorge, Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia
2, 4, 5    Beethoven’s Ninth, Atlanta Symphony Hall
2–26    The Doctor, the Devil, and My Dad, 7Stages
3–11/30    Cirque du Soleil’s Amaluna, Atlantic Station
4    Black Lips, Goat Farm
8–26    The Wizard of Oz, Center for Puppetry Arts
9    Gary Shteyngart, Highland Ballroom
11    Sweet Honey in the Rock, Rialto Center for the Arts
11–1/18/15    The Forty Part Motet, High Museum
12    Season 5 premiere, The Walking Dead
16–18    Spices, Perfumes, Toxins!, Atlanta Symphony Hall
17–23    Elevate, multiple venues
18    Vertigo: Israeli Dance Messengers, Rialto Center for the Arts
19–1/4/15    Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of “Ebony” Fashion Fair, MODA
22–11/2    The Phantom of the Opera, Fox Theatre
22–11/9    Steel Magnolias, Alliance Theatre
24–11/9    Chicago, Lyric Theatre
26    Susan Boyle, Atlanta Symphony Hall
30–11/16    The Elephant Man, Georgia Ensemble Theatre
31–11/1    Music from the Films of Tim Burton, Atlanta Symphony Hall


1    Chomp and Stomp, Cabbagetown Park
1–2    Chastain Park Arts Festival, Chastain Park
5–12/7    Murder Ballad, Actor’s Express
14    Rick Bragg, Carter Library
14–12/28    Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Center for Puppetry Arts
14–2/21/15    Geometric Aljamia: A Cultural Transliteration, Zuckerman Museum of Art
15    Anne-Sophie Mutter and Mutter Virtuosi, Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts at Emory University
21    Opening, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1
25–30    Dirty Dancing, Fox Theatre
28–29    Sci-Fi Spectacular, Atlanta Symphony Hall


4–5    Handel’s Messiah, Atlanta Symphony Hall
11–28    Atlanta Ballet’s Nutcracker, Fox Theatre
13    Atlanta Boy Choir, Monastery of the Holy Spirit
13-14    Fahamu Pecou, Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia
17    Fleetwood Mac, Philips Arena
18–20    A Very Merry Holiday Pops!, Atlanta Symphony Hall
20    Justin Timberlake, Gwinnett Arena


Photo credits: Walking Dead: Frank Ockenfels 3/AMC; Goldberg: courtesy of Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre; Brooks: Garth Brooks tour; Cirque du Soleil: Laurence Labat; Hodgman: Brantley Gutierrez; Hunger Games: courtesy of lionsgate; Timberlake: (c) Featureflash |; The Wizard of Oz: CPA; Wabi Sabi: Jonah Hooper

This article originally appeared in our September 2014 issue.