January 2022

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Table of Contents

Culture, Festivals, Wiki Event Pages

Friday December 31, 2021 11:00 PM EST
Browse information pertaining to Atlanta’s definitive New Year’s event. CL’s critics & readers weigh in on the definitive guide to the Peach Drop. | more...

Things to Do

Saturday January 1, 2022 01:46 PM EST
Entries for the following listings were written and compiled by Ms. Conception, Doug DeLoach, Hal Horowitz, James Kelly, Kevin C. Madigan, Jill Melancon, Joshua Robinson, Matthew Warhol, and others, as noted below.

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic and the emergence of subsequent variants, i... | more...

Music and Nightlife, Festivals

Saturday January 1, 2022 04:44 PM EST
Interested in the Atlanta’s Music Festivals? Music Midtown, Shaky Knees, A3C, ImagineFest, Jazz Festival, Sweetwater 420 Fest. Creative Loafing’s has all the info. | more...

Music and Nightlife

Monday January 3, 2022 10:57 AM EST
Marty Stuart and Connie Smith Share Space in the Hall of Fame | more...

Music and Nightlife, Music Columns, Listening Post

Monday January 3, 2022 12:12 PM EST
From bluegrass to classical and music in-between | more...


Monday January 3, 2022 12:48 PM EST
© Copyright 2021, 2022  Rob Brezsny | more...

ATL Brews

Monday January 3, 2022 04:12 PM EST
Don’t worry, there’s still plenty of trivia for those not athletically-inclined | more...


Tuesday January 4, 2022 03:44 PM EST
And other tales of life in the ATL | more...

Food and Drink

Tuesday January 4, 2022 04:25 PM EST
Cliff Bostock’s January 2022 Grazing Recommendations | more...


Tuesday January 4, 2022 05:27 PM EST
CL Recommends Poco Loco in Kirkwood | more...

Blues and Beyond

Tuesday January 4, 2022 08:51 PM EST
Looking at 2021 in the rear view and considering 2022 for Atlanta’s blues ’n’ roots scene | more...

Music and Nightlife

Thursday January 6, 2022 03:51 PM EST
Matthew Warhol offers the 411 | more...

About Town, Arts, Art Galleries, Visual Arts , Dance

Thursday January 6, 2022 04:32 PM EST
Spend your time wisely | more...

Movies and TV

Thursday January 6, 2022 04:56 PM EST
‘Licorice Pizza’ tops moviegoing in the New Year


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ATL Untrapped

Friday January 7, 2022 10:15 AM EST
Concerts to catch | more...


Friday January 7, 2022 11:42 AM EST
Hey, y’all! What’s the move? | more...

Food and Drink, Beer, ATL Brews

Monday January 10, 2022 10:58 AM EST
Anniversaries and trivia on tap | more...


Monday January 10, 2022 12:10 PM EST
ARIES (March 21-April 19): In October 2021, the Vancouver Canucks hockey team played the Seattle Kraken team in a Seattle arena. A fan named Nadia Popovici noticed that the Canucks’ equipment manager Brian Hamilton had an irregular mole on the back of his neck—possibly cancerous. She found a way to communicate her observation to him, urging him to see a doctor. In the ensuing days, Hamilton... | more...

Food and Drink, Beer, First Draft Portal, ATL Brews

Tuesday January 18, 2022 01:20 PM EST
Beer was first distributed in cans Jan. 24, 1935 — who knew? | more...


Thursday January 20, 2022 11:59 AM EST
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Author Helen Hunt Jackson said that one component of happiness is “a little less time than you want.” Why? Because you always “have so many things you want to see, to have, and to do” and “no day is quite long enough for all you would like to get done before you go to bed.” I propose you experiment with this definition in the coming weeks. According to my astrological... | more...

Atlanta Business, Food and Drink, Beer, First Draft Portal

Saturday January 22, 2022 12:54 PM EST
A ‘Creative Loafing‘ podcast | more...

Food and Drink, Beer, First Draft Portal, ATL Brews, Restaurants

Tuesday January 25, 2022 09:05 AM EST
The 411 on Atlanta-area beers and breweries | more...

Food and Drink, Beer, Restaurants

Friday January 28, 2022 01:38 PM EST
The 411 on Atlanta beers and breweries | more...

Culture, Uncategorized Content

Saturday January 29, 2022 10:24 AM EST
a Creative Loafing podcast | more...

cl issue January 2022

January 2022

Cover Design

Barack Obama by Kehinde Wiley, oil on canvas, 2018. National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. The National Portrait Gallery is grateful to the following lead donors for their support of the Obama portraits: Kate Capshaw and Steven Spielberg; Judith Kern and Kent Whealy; Tommie L. Pegues and Donald A. Capoccia. © 2018 Kehinde Wiley. Courtesy of the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery.

The presidential portrait, along with that of First Lady Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama will be exhibited at the High Fri., Jan. 14-Mon., May 30.

The National Portrait Gallery is grateful to the following lead donors for their support of the Obama portraits: Kate Capshaw and Steven Spielberg; Judith Kern and Kent Whealy; Tommie L. Pegues and Donald A. Capoccia.

The Obama Portraits Tour, The High — The High Museum of Art presents the portraits of former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama by artists Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald, respectively, as part of “The Obama Portraits Tour,” organized by the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. The portraits will be on view in the High’s Stent Family Wing special exhibition galleries.

“We are honored to present these portraits as the exclusive Southeastern venue for the tour and to afford our audiences an intimate experience with the works,” said Rand Suffolk, the High’s Nancy and Holcombe T. Green, Jr., director. “They demonstrate the incredible talents of Amy Sherald and Kehinde Wiley, two artists the Museum holds in high esteem, and serve as important records of a historic period in our nation’s history.”

“We view the country as our community and believe in the power of portraiture to encourage both empathy and inspiration across audiences,” said Kim Sajet, director of the National Portrait Gallery. “‘The Obama Portraits Tour’ is an opportunity to meet people where they are, in collaboration with our peer institutions, and offer audiences in different parts of the United States an opportunity to see these portraits firsthand.”

In addition to the portraits, the exhibition features an approximately eight-minute video providing background on the commissioning of the portraits by the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery and putting them into the context of the national collection of presidential portraits. During the run of the exhibition, the High will present public programs including a conversation with the exhibition co-curator, host student field trips, and offer teachers professional development opportunities presented in collaboration with the National Portrait Gallery.

The Portrait Gallery holds the nation’s only complete collection of U.S. presidential portraits that is accessible to the public. It began commissioning presidential portraits in 1994 with George H.W. Bush and commissioned its first portrait of a First Lady in 2006 with Hillary Rodham Clinton.

$8.25 each for the High’s members and $16.50 each for Museum Pass holders and the general public (ages 6 and over), * except as noted below.. Admission is free for ages 5 and under, but reservations are required. The High at the Woodruff Arts Center,1280 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta, 30309. 404-733-4200.

The ticket includes access to the entire Museum. Due to the nature and popularity of the exhibition, tickets are sold for specific time slots. Advance tickets must be purchased through the High’s website. There are no refunds or exchanges for exhibition tickets, and tickets are non-transferable.

During the run of the exhibition, the High will host four free days, when admission is complimentary for all guests. (reservations required). Those dates will include two Second Sundays (Feb. 13 and March 13, 2022), President’s Day (Monday, Feb. 21, 2022) and March 9, 2022. Reservations for these dates will be available in 2022.

* Except for admission during Friday Jazz and HIGH Frequency Friday events, which have a higher ticket price, and on free admission days (see above).

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