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New Gallery: Brickworks Gallery
The price of art is often unapproachably steep. But this fall, artist Laura W. Adams opened Brickworks with a mission to showcase less expensive artworks.
Rain-or-Shine Fun: Fernbank Museum of Natural History
Start inside, where you’ll find science- and nature-themed exhibitions, educational activities, and a theater. Then turn them loose in the new 10-acre WildWoods, a play area with separate structures for big and little kids, and the 65-acre Fernbank Forest.
Neighborhood Festival: Porchfest
Before the last amp had been unplugged at the second annual Oakhurst Porchfest in October, the chatter had already begun: Can we do this again in the spring?
New Comedy Venue: Highwire Comedy Co.
Atlanta’s Latest comedy company finally got its own space near Atlantic Station last September.
Fun Follow: @zooatlanta
Sure it’s educational, what with all the behind-the-scenes posts from zookeepers and fun animal facts (who knew Kavi the tiger loves cheap cologne?). But let’s face it, you came for the cute.
Entertainment Export: Atlanta
Donald Glover’s passion project won our hearts for offering a nuanced portrait of life in Atlanta and showcasing corners of the city not usually seen on screen, like J.R. Crickets or the county jail—all while still being laugh-out-loud funny
Personal Endorsement: Atlanta Film Festival
Kevin Gillese, artistic director of Dad’s Garage "This is one of the best annual events not just because its programming is consistently inventive and high- quality, but also because they work hard to feature homegrown Atlanta...
Renovation: Lou Glenn Children’s Garden
Before the Atlanta Botanical Garden’s recent $7 million overhaul of its children’s garden, the space was cute but dated. Now, after a year of renovations, families will find the garden transformed.
Viral Sensation: The Ron Clark Academy
Watch Ron Clark whip; watch him nae nae. The South Atlanta educator was already famous for his revolutionary teaching methods when he and Ron Clark Academy students took part in DLow’s “Bet You Can’t Do It Like Me” dance challenge last January.
Concert Venue: Variety Playhouse
The Little Five points venue has been an alt-rock haven since 1990, so when new owners Agon Sports and Entertainment announced an extensive renovation, fans were understandably nervous.
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