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Monday February 8, 2016 09:26 am EST

Spotlight on - Highland Inn Ballroom
image-1>> A thriving comedy scene needs its share of killer independent venues to open their arms to stand-up. One of those in Atlanta is the Highland Inn Ballroom. What was once a rarity for the hotel lounge, hosting variety shows such as pop culture themed-Scene Missing once a month, comedy has now become almost a weekly occurrence. Thanks to the great...

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Thursday February 4, 2016 09:36 am EST

image-1 San Francisco-based, award-winning queer dancer and writer Sean Dorsey — not to mention, and the country's first acclaimed transgender contemporary dance choreographer — brings his emotionally charged performance, The Missing Generation, to the 7 Stages Theatre for its Atlanta debut on Thurs., Feb. 4, starting at 8 p.m.

In the form of a love letter, the highly touted show...

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Tuesday February 2, 2016 04:00 am EST
Kevin Harry's baritone tops off Sondheim's classic musical thriller at Actor's Express | more...

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Monday February 1, 2016 09:20 am EST

Spotlight on: Dungeon Infinity
====== image-3>> Comedy and standard nerds alike collide every month at one of the nerdiest shows in town, Dungeon. By “nerdiest” I don’t mean every performer wears Tina Fey glasses or the drinks are named after Harry Potter characters, but rather 'cause the comics duel dragons, mystics, and rock monsters on stage. While a few comics perform traditional stand-up,...

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Thursday January 28, 2016 09:46 am EST

image-1Over the past few months, Jason Murphy has been working on his latest book, Lands Have Mercy. He calls it "a stream of consciousness." You may have followed that stream on his Tumblr, where he often posts his ongoing work. The panels are a continuation of his work with two quirky figures, Casey and Dot, and their history together. 

"I had been drawing Casey and Dot in intertwined...

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Tuesday January 26, 2016 04:00 am EST
Fahamu Pecou's Center for Civil and Human Rights exhibit speaks, sings, shouts | more...

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Monday January 25, 2016 09:26 am EST

Spotlight on: Dead To Us: The Roast of John-Michael Bond

image-1>> While Atlanta has arguably one of the best comedy scenes in the country, sooner or later most comics leave our burgeoning scene for vaunted (yet daunting) comedy giants like New York or Los Angeles. Host of the 1AM Secret Show and staple of our local scene, John-Michael Bond, says goodbye to the South this week as he and...

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Thursday January 21, 2016 01:43 pm EST
image-1It's a good day for one Atlanta-based arts nonprofit — and at the same time, the entire city. New York's Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts awarded ART PAPERS with a fat $100,000 unrestricted grant to help support programming over two years. Said programming includes the bi-annual print magazine, free public lecture series ART PAPERS LIVE, artist project commission series ART... | more...

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Thursday January 21, 2016 09:45 am EST

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Athens folks return ITP to show what's new and cool in their arts scene and we're so glad. Wunderkindred returns for its second year, this time at Mammal Gallery, on Sat., Jan. 23, starting at 8 p.m. Curated by Dashboard artist Kerry Jones, Wunderkindred II converges Atlanta's and Athens' art scenes under one roof, just for one night. "I am so stoked to present such a diverse array of...

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Thursday January 21, 2016 04:00 am EST
Jenae Roseen meshes BDSM and fetish fashion with keen industry sensibility | more...

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Wednesday January 20, 2016 04:00 am EST
Pulitzer playwright Ayad Akhtar discusses play's deeper resonance in a year of anti-Muslim sentiment | more...

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Monday January 18, 2016 08:52 am EST

Mon., Jan. 18
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======One of the best deals in town is Beer and Comedy Night at SweetWater Brewery. In addition to being one of the longest running shows in town (due to the tireless efforts of host Joe Pettis), beer enthusiasts get multiple refills of all the great local brews SweetWater has to offer, plus a souvenir pint, and a comedy show for just $10. That’s more booze for your buck...

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Thursday January 14, 2016 10:25 am EST

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On display Thurs., Jan. 14, and Sat., Jan. 16, only, Here Again is a site-specific installation hosted by Marcia Wood Gallery - Castleberry. Here Again is a collaborative project by Michael McFalls and Jon Swindler, an extension of a project they first created in Sweden. The installation features digital prints, tape, trees, steel, aluminum, wood, coal, lights, and other waste...

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Thursday January 14, 2016 04:00 am EST
Bleux Stockings Society kicks off a literary event for Atlanta's marginalized writers | more...

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Wednesday January 13, 2016 04:00 am EST
Myles E. Johnson carves space in literary world by placing a queer black boy at the center of the universe | more...

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Monday January 11, 2016 09:53 am EST

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Weekends are overrated, Tuesday night is the night as actress and comedian Janeane Garofalo headline a very special one-nighter at...

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Thursday January 7, 2016 10:45 am EST

image-2 Ohmpark Fest is back! The music fest planned by Davy Minor, head honcho over at DeerBearWolf, comes back this Sat., Jan. 9, to East Atlanta. Ten bucks gets you a fun lineup split between two venues, The Earl and 529. Featuring Hello Ocho, Dot.s, Del Venicci, Small Reactions, Sydney Eloise & The Palms, Mara, Nomen Novum, and more. 21+ only, folks.

Ready to plan out your night?...

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Monday January 4, 2016 09:55 am EST

Mon., Jan. 4
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======Tonight check out one of Atlanta’s longest-running shows, Beer and Comedy Night. For the past four years, Joe Pettis has been producing this bi-weekly show at SweetWater Brewery. Each show features a handpicked line-up of comics and delicious SweetWater brews. Admission comes with a souvenir pint and drink tickets. Doors open at  7p.m. The show’s at 8 p.m. $10....

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Monday December 28, 2015 09:13 am EST

Mon., Dec. 28
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======For those who have no curfew, you do not want to miss Monday Night Comedy at Star Bar. As always, the shows around the holidays tend to be extra special as former Atlanta comedy greats are often in town visiting family. Expect to see an all-star line-up of current and former Atlanta comedy staples, hosted Rodney Leete. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. and the show’s at 9:30 p.m....

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Monday December 21, 2015 09:59 am EST


Mon., Dec. 21
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? image-2Before the holidays begin, blow off some steam at the best comedy show in Atlanta: Monday Night Comedy at Star Bar. Star Bar makes Mondays the best day of the week with this weekly free show in Little Five Points. Hosted by the one and only Rodney Leete, expect to see some of the best comics Atlanta has to offer as well as some wonderful traveling guests. Doors open...

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Thursday December 17, 2015 11:36 am EST
image-1MINT hosts the gallery's internship program exhibition, dis.closure, this weekend. But just for one weekend only, folks. The exhibition is organized, curated and installed by the interns. So make sure to stop by and support the great new minds of Atlanta's arts scene. Dis.closure explores "the relationships between knowing the truth, showing the truth, and finding solace in discovering... | more...

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Thursday December 17, 2015 04:00 am EST
Hollywood's heavy-hitters and light comedies offer alternatives to sprawling space fantasies | more...

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Wednesday December 16, 2015 04:00 am EST
A zero-FUKKs-given style guide for the future of Atlanta | more...

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Tuesday December 15, 2015 04:00 am EST
Ditch the kids and rock out with Krampus at 7 Stages | more...

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Monday December 14, 2015 10:22 am EST

Mon., Dec. 14
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?Comedy and science come together at the final Solve For X Variety Show of the year. Atlanta-based comedians, writers and other artists will break down some of the big events in science this year in all new original performances on Monday night at the Highland Inn Ballroom. It's going to be a nerd-tastic night. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Show’s at 9 p.m. $10.
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