Highland Inn Ballroom Lounge

Call: 404-874-5756 or visit www.thehighlandinn.com
Located in the basement of the eclectic Highland Inn, the Ballroom Lounge is one of the best hangouts in the area and hosts a regular rotation of worth-your-time bands. The venue has also begun hosting literary readings, author parties, and other bookish events.

Alexander Herbert - What About Tomorrow

Thursday February 20, 2020 07:00 pm EST
From the Soviet era to Pussy Riot, author Alexander Herbert gives us a gritty look at an embattled dissident subculture in his new book, "What about Tomorrow? An Oral History of Russian Punk." The culmination of years of research, interviews, and travels, "What About Tomorrow?" is the first comprehe...
Cost: Free

Naomi McDougall Jones - The Wrong Kind of Women

Tuesday February 18, 2020 07:00 pm EST
Following her widely-praised TED Talk, actress, writer, and producer Naomi McDougall Jones provides a brutally honest look at the systemic exclusion of women in film and how, in response, women are making space in cinema for their voices to be heard. Jones will be in conversation with Jill Melanco...
Cost: Free

All Kinds of Ugly - A Celebration of the Work of Late Atlanta Crime Novelist Ralph Dennis

Tuesday February 11, 2020 07:00 pm EST
Please join us at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, February 11, at the Highland Inn Ballroom Lounge to celebrate the career of the late Atlanta crime novelist Ralph Dennis in honor of the release of his previously unpublished, 13th and final book featuring former cop and unofficial private eye Jim Hardman, "All K...
Cost: Free

Tommy Tomlinson, The Elephant in the Room

Thursday January 23, 2020 07:00 pm EST
Pulitzer Prize-nominated writer Tommy Tomlinson talks about his lifelong battle with his weight in his critically-acclaimed memoir The Elephant in the Room, the intimate story of his weight-loss. At the age of 50, he was 460 pounds, a size XXXXXXL, and at risk for heart disease, diabetes, and stroke...
Cost: Free

Holly George-Warren - Janis: Her Life and Music

Tuesday January 14, 2020 07:00 pm EST
From the author of the critically-acclaimed "A Man Called Destruction: The Life and Music of Alex Chilton," comes a blazingly intimate biography of Janis Joplin, establishing the Queen of Rock & Roll as the rule-breaking musical trailblazer and complicated, gender-bending rebel she was. Author Hol...
Cost: Free

Unruly Night of Political Misbehavin'

Thursday September 26, 2019 06:30 pm EDT
We’ve been working hard all year fighting attacks on abortion access across the country, and it’s time to relax and play. Let’s come together for a fun evening of games and community. We’ll gain inspiration from the stories of activists and badasses who have come before us. Come learn about the ac...
Cost: $10 -$15

John Doe Q&A and book signing

Sunday September 22, 2019 02:00 pm EDT
John Doe, the iconic singer, bass player and frontman of the band X signs copies of his latest book, More Fun In the New World: The Unmaking and Legacy of L.A. Punk. CL Music writer Chad Radford moderates a short Q&A. More details at A Cappella Books. X shares the stage with Squeeze later ...
Cost: Free

Reproductive Bits | Comedy Fundraiser

Thursday June 13, 2019 08:00 pm EDT
Categories: Fundraiser

Raise money to support organizations that know reproductive rights are more than just a women's issue while laughing away the stress of those rights being threatened.

All proceeds will go to Fair Fight Action, advocating for election reform and securing the voting rights of...
Cost: $12

Atlanta Fringe Presents: Krish Mohan's Politely Angry (Comedy)

Thursday June 6, 2019 09:30 pm EDT
Categories: Comedy Comedian Krish Mohan explores various social, political and philosophical issues, such as war culture, immigration, economics and more with his quick wit & quirky attitude. Described as "dangerously perceptive and honest, but somehow still loving and inclusive" by venues across th...
Cost: $10

Cyberpunk's Not Dead

Thursday June 6, 2019 08:00 pm EDT
Categories: Sci-Fi

The year is 22XX, one year after they replaced some numbers with letters. McKellen, who has a job only slightly more futuristic than yours, is pulled into a world of murder, espionage, and things with flashing LEDs on them.

A futuristic, comedy mystery from Phil Mann one of the ...
Cost: $10

The Lee Bros. Present Their Book Hotbox at 3rd Annual Global Growers Fundraiser

Wednesday April 24, 2019 07:00 pm EDT

Highland Inn Ballroom Lounge 644 North Highland Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

Charleston's James Beard Award-winning food writers and cookbook authors The Lee Bros. will headline our third annual benefit for Global Growers. Matt Lee and Ted Lee will discuss their new book Hotbox: Inside Ca...
Cost: $45

Atlanta Film Festival: Wrap out with ATLFF at Highland Ballroom

Sunday April 14, 2019 09:00 pm EDT
We hate to say goodbye, but sadly it is that time. Cheers to 43 years and we will see you next year!
Cost: Entry open to Producer, Sponsor, Press, All-Access, Weekend 2 and Filmmaker badge-holders only.

Atlanta Film Festival: Sunday Night Hangout at Highland Ballroom

Sunday April 7, 2019 09:00 pm EDT
Join the cast and crew of The Reckoning as we finish out our opening weekend.
Cost: No Cover

Science Riot

Thursday March 14, 2019 07:30 pm EDT
Categories: Atlanta Science Festival

Take some scientists, teach them the basics of comedy writing, and put them onstage for a live audience performance. Real Science. Real Experts. Real Funny.

Cost: $15
644 N. Highland Ave. N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30306
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