Don’t Miss List: Our top 5 event picks for January

The best of college football, The Lion King, and model trains

Illustration by Lindsay Mound

Adron at Eddie’s Attic
January 3
This local up-and-coming singer-songwriter—her album Organismo was picked as a favorite by Grammy-winning alt rock band Wilco—blends multicultural textures and vintage sounds, appealing to the nostalgic and the unconventional. She brings her self-described “righteous, wholesome, internationally inclusive tropical pop music” to Eddie’s Attic for an intimate show.

College Football National Championship
College Football National Championship

Illustration by iStock

College Football National Championship
January 8
One week after hosting the 50th annual Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, Mercedes-Benz Stadium welcomes the top two college football teams to battle for the title of national champion. Don’t have a ticket? Listen to the concerts, sample food, and jog in a 5K that are part of the weekend’s official activities.

Lion King
Lion King

Photograph courtesy of Disney, by Joan Marcus

The Lion King at the Fox
January 10-28
Fresh off its 20th anniversary tour, Disney’s coming-of-age tale returns to the Fox Theatre. Directed by Broadway veteran Julie Taymor, the show is set amidst African savannas and features lavish costumes and puppets.

Atlanta Model Train Show
January 20
Long before cars overtook our lives, Atlanta was a railroad town. Trains—tiny ones—are king again at the 54th installment of the Great Railroad Show at the Infinite Energy Center in Duluth, not far from the Southeastern Railway Museum. Enthusiasts will show off model trains and offer collectibles for sale.

Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture & Conversation Series at Morehouse College
January 25
As part of Morehouse College’s Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture & Conversation Series, the Rev. Dr. Raphael Warnock of Ebenezer Baptist Church, state Rep. Stacey Abrams, and Andrew Young talk with Martin Luther King III about the civil rights leader’s philosophy of nonviolent social change and challenges ahead.

This article originally appeared in our January 2018 issue.