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Atlanta Dance, Film and Culture

Looking for Things to Do of an arts, theatre or cultural bent? Look no more. We've created this Guide to the arts for you. We wanted to create a resource that would be equally useful to locals, visitors, and new residents, so this Atlanta City Guide contains everything from major attractions and annual events to interesting new restaurants and under-the-radar neighborhood hangouts.

Looking for gallery openings, plays, or shows? We have the best calendar in Atlanta for arts events. For reviews, articles and coverage of the arts scene, see arts in Atlanta.

Explore Arts & Culture

Culture, Arts Agenda

Monday August 3, 2020 12:30 am EDT
Performing Arts Centers in Atlanta coping with the new reality of the Coronavirus pandemic. | more...

Music and Nightlife

Monday August 3, 2020 12:20 am EDT
The Atlanta classical music scene adapts to performing during the global pandemic | more...

Theater

Monday August 3, 2020 12:10 am EDT
The current status of Atlanta's Theater scene during the global pandemic. | more...

Dance

Monday August 3, 2020 12:05 am EDT
An update on the current state of dance performance in Atlanta. | more...

Visual Arts

Monday August 3, 2020 12:01 am EDT
An update on the status of the Visual Arts venues in the Atlanta metro area. | more...

Article

Monday August 3, 2020 12:00 am EDT
The show must go on — in new and innovative ways | more...


Culture Events Calendar

Tuesday May 11, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
Online Event Cost: Registration Required
Arts Agenda, Community, Community::Benefits
We received more than 1,000 nominations, and the 16th annual awards celebration will honor the top 1...
Registration Required [click here for more]

Tuesday May 11, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
Online Event Cost: Free
Arts Agenda, Arts Agenda::Film
The Decatur Short Docs ***virtual*** festival will feature two days of screenings (May 11-12) with a...
Free [click here for more]

Tuesday May 11, 2021 07:00 pm EDT
Eagle Eye Book Shop Cost: Free
Arts Agenda, Arts Agenda::Books
Join us for the 2021 Joshilyn Jackson Summer Reading Series presented by the Georgia Center for the ...
Free [click here for more]

Tuesday May 11, 2021 08:00 pm EDT
Arts Agenda, Arts Agenda::Theater
“Everyone should have something to point to, something to be proud of.” WORKING: A Musical explores ...
$65 [click here for more]

Thursday May 13, 2021 12:00 am EDT
Gallery See at SCAD Cost: Free
Arts Agenda, Free Events
TRANSCEND THE RUNWAY AT SCAD FASHION 2021, MAY 13 - 16


Redefining the fashion show for a new virtu...
Free [click here for more]

Friday May 14, 2021 10:00 am EDT
Center For Puppetry Arts Cost: $16-$22
Arts Agenda, Festivals
Categories: puppetry In Pinocchio, upcycled thrift store finds get new life in this unique retelling...
$16-$22 [click here for more]

Friday May 14, 2021 07:00 pm EDT
City of Ink tattoos Cost: Free
Arts Agenda, Free Events
Categories: Art Show A group exhibition exploring the strength and tenacity of the black experience ...
Free [click here for more]

Saturday May 15, 2021 10:00 am EDT
Chastain Park Cost: Free
Arts Agenda, Festivals, Food and Drink, Free Events, Music
Chastain Park Spring Arts & Crafts Festival 2021



FESTIVALS ARE BACK!

The Atlanta Foundation for ...
Free [click here for more]

Saturday May 15, 2021 10:00 am EDT
Dahlonega Cost: Free
Arts Agenda::Visual Arts, Food and Drink::Food Festivals and Events, Festivals
Formerly known as the Mountain Flower Art Festival, the Dahlonega Arts & Wine Festival features high...
Free [click here for more]

Saturday May 15, 2021 11:00 am EDT
Arts Agenda
Categories: Family The Wren’s NestThe historic home of Joel Chandler Harris, and the birthplace of ...
$6-$10 [click here for more]

Saturday May 15, 2021 12:35 pm EDT
Dance It Off Cost: $35-$45
Arts Agenda
Categories: Dance Class

3hr Beginner Salsa Boot Camp @Dance it Off

- Dance Partner Required / face m...
$35-$45 [click here for more]

Saturday May 15, 2021 07:30 pm EDT
Skyline Park Cost: $20-$120
Arts Agenda::Dance
Join Dance Canvas as we return to the stage for LIVE performance through the Skyline Series at Geor...
$20-$120 [click here for more]

Sunday May 16, 2021 10:00 am EDT
Dahlonega Cost: Free
Arts Agenda::Visual Arts, Food and Drink::Food Festivals and Events, Festivals
Formerly known as the Mountain Flower Art Festival, the Dahlonega Arts & Wine Festival features high...
Free [click here for more]

Sunday May 16, 2021 10:00 am EDT
Downtown Decatur Cost: Free
Arts Agenda, Festivals, Free Events, Music
Categories: Family Friendly

Sunday, May 16 • 10 am to 4 pm • West Ponce de Leon Avenue

Come celebr...
Free [click here for more]

Monday May 17, 2021 07:30 pm EDT
Online Event Cost: Free
Arts Agenda, Free Events
Nazi resistance fighter Sophie Scholl (9 May 1921 – 22 February 1943) was a member of the group The ...
Free [click here for more]

Thursday May 20, 2021 08:00 pm EDT
Online Event Cost: Free
Arts Agenda, Arts Agenda::Visual Arts
Conceptual artist Joseph Beuys (12 May 1921 – 23 January 1986) and writer Wolfgang Borchert (20 May ...
Free [click here for more]

Saturday May 22, 2021 10:00 am EDT
Duluth Town Green Cost: Free
Arts Agenda, Festivals, Food and Drink, Free Events
With an emphasis on the visual arts and family fun, the Atlanta Foundation presents this two-day eve...
Free [click here for more]

Saturday May 22, 2021 06:30 pm EDT
Grace United Methodist Church Cost: $15 suggested donation
Arts Agenda, Free Events, Music
Welcome summer with an outdoor concert! Join the Eileen Howard Band for a magical night of music un...
$15 suggested donation [click here for more]

Saturday May 22, 2021 08:30 pm EDT
Heck House Cost: $15
Arts Agenda, Music, Nightlife
Come join us for the launch show of Storytime Cabaret at the fabulous outside venue of Heck House in...
$15 [click here for more]

Sunday May 23, 2021 03:30 pm EDT
The Windmill Arts Center Cost: $15-$20
Arts Agenda, Music, Nightlife
Categories: Dance, Performing Arts, Arts Atlanta, Choreography, Poetry

(Physical and Virtual)

Abun...
$15-$20 [click here for more]
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Books

Arts, Book Content

Thursday November 5, 2020 07:14 pm EST
a Creative Loafing podcast | more...

Book Content, Culture

Monday December 16, 2019 02:47 pm EST
A Creative Loafing podcast | more...

Book Content

Monday December 9, 2019 03:15 pm EST
A Creative Loafing Podcast | more...

Book Content

Monday December 9, 2019 10:37 am EST
A Creative Loafing Podcast | more...

Book Content, Festivals

Thursday August 29, 2019 02:03 pm EDT
2019 | more...


Dance

Dance

Monday August 3, 2020 12:05 am EDT
An update on the current state of dance performance in Atlanta. | more...

Culture, Dance

Monday March 2, 2020 01:32 pm EST
Give in to the mysteries | more...

Culture, Dance, Theater

Tuesday February 4, 2020 01:51 pm EST
These plays may reflect our all-too-human longings | more...

Culture, After Hours, Arts Agenda, Comedy, Dance, Performance Art, Visual Arts , Distillers/Cocktails

Saturday November 2, 2019 09:54 am EDT
Hey, y’all! What’s the move? | more...

Culture, Dance

Thursday October 3, 2019 11:59 am EDT
The give and take of power | more...


Symphony/Opera

Culture, Opera, News

Monday April 5, 2021 10:36 am EDT
The Atlanta Opera extends its Big Tent Series into spring | more...

Culture, Opera, Music and Nightlife, Listening Post

Friday October 30, 2020 03:24 pm EDT
Outside and outta sight! | more...

Music and Nightlife

Monday August 3, 2020 12:20 am EDT
The Atlanta classical music scene adapts to performing during the global pandemic | more...

Culture, Opera

Tuesday March 3, 2020 11:33 am EST
The Atlanta Opera‘s 2020-21 season reaches for next-level performance | more...

Culture, Music and Nightlife

Wednesday January 1, 2020 04:07 pm EST
A new monthly concert series at 378 will feature adventurous musicians from Atlanta and beyond | more...


Performance Art

Culture, Performance Art

Tuesday December 3, 2019 05:54 pm EST
‘We have more in common, than we have differences’ | more...

Culture, After Hours, Arts Agenda, Comedy, Dance, Performance Art, Visual Arts , Distillers/Cocktails

Saturday November 2, 2019 09:54 am EDT
Hey, y’all! What’s the move? | more...

Culture, Performance Art, Theater, Theater Feature, Visual Arts

Thursday May 2, 2019 12:39 pm EDT
'The Hero's Wife' and 'Harold and the Purple Crayon' onstage | more...

Culture, Performance Art

Monday March 4, 2019 01:38 pm EST
‘Skeleton Crew’ and ‘The Pitmen Painters’ | more...

Culture, Arts Agenda, Performance Art, Theater

Friday February 8, 2019 02:55 pm EST
Live magazine pops up with a Winter Issue | more...


Theatre

Culture, Theater Feature

Friday January 1, 2021 11:03 am EST
The Atlanta playwright’s new work is reimagined for the safety of audiences in these COVID-19  times | more...

Theater

Monday August 3, 2020 12:10 am EDT
The current status of Atlanta's Theater scene during the global pandemic. | more...

Culture, Arts Agenda, Theater

Friday February 21, 2020 12:45 pm EST
A Creative Loafing Podcast | more...

Culture, Dance, Theater

Tuesday February 4, 2020 01:51 pm EST
These plays may reflect our all-too-human longings | more...

Culture, Theater

Monday February 3, 2020 12:42 pm EST
A Creative Loafing podcast | more...


Film

Movies and TV, Movie Review

Wednesday May 5, 2021 10:27 am EDT
Unsuspecting Atlantans prove to be the real heroes of the hidden-camera comedy | more...

Movies and TV

Tuesday April 6, 2021 11:24 am EDT
45th Atlanta Film Festival brings world cinema close to home | more...

Movies and TV

Wednesday March 3, 2021 04:31 pm EST
Does it take a pandemic to make the Academy Awards more diverse? | more...

Movies and TV

Monday December 7, 2020 06:03 pm EST
Looking for laughs in Christmas movies | more...

Movies and TV

Sunday November 8, 2020 03:34 pm EST
The Object Group’s ‘The Stranger’ and David Byrne’s ‘American Utopia’ bring live performances to the small screen | more...



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