23. Go to the Opera

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The Atlanta Opera produces three to four shows a season, and each is a festival of world-class singing, dazzling scenery, and sumptuous costumes. The Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, the company’s home since 2007, is all soaring ceilings, rich dark woods, and gleaming blown-glass chandeliers. So embrace the excuse to don your best, and don’t fret about not understanding the story. Supertitles above the stage will let you know why Orfeo is challenging the gods or the spurned Butterfly has plunged a dagger into her heart. atlantaopera.org

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