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Labor Day Weekend Events in Atlanta 2021


CL's guide to the workingman's holiday

American Flag Flying on Labor Day

Photo credit: Courtesy of the US Government

RELAX: Take a load of this Labor Day.




Happy Labor Day! Enjoy the long weekend of wearing costumes, watching college students earns millions of dollars for athletic departments, and celebrating Black Gay Pride. To the hard-working people who pour drinks, drive trains, and build homes, we salute you.

Conceived with the rise of labor movements and unions in the late 19th century, this holiday celebrates the contributions workers have made to the development, security, and prosperity of the U.S. Take some time to lounge around in sweatpants on this fine Monday off; you’ve earned it!


Big Labor Day Events

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Thursday September 2, 2021 10:00 am EDT
Browse the Dragon Con schedule as well as recommendations. CL's critics & readers weigh in on the definitive guide to the event. | more...

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Monday September 6, 2021 01:00 pm EDT
WRFG 89.3 Community Radio's Annual Blues/BBQ Celebration | more...

List of Labor Day Events

Thursday September 2, 2021 10:00 am EDT
Arts Agenda::Visual Arts
This Mortal Coil (Aug. 28-Dec. 11) — A collection of works by 17 prominent contemporary artists presents a strikingly raw visual dialogue at the surface of our emotional armature, which most individuals work diligently to prevent illuminating.


This Mortal Coil and The Labor of Remembrance are inte... [click here for more]

Thursday September 2, 2021 10:00 am EDT
Arts Agenda::Visual Arts
The Labor of Remembrance: Print and Textile Works by Louise Bourgeois (Aug. 28-Dec. 11) — Louise Bourgeois calls upon both subtle and obvious metaphors associated with textiles within her work: the spider, the needle, clothing, and flax. The careful presentation of a select grouping of her works in ... [click here for more]

Thursday September 2, 2021 10:00 am EDT
The Art Barn Cost: $20.00
Have you ever looked off into the woods and happen to seen a sparkle in the trees? We see it everyday at the farm, as we watch our Unicorns frolic in the wooded area behind the farm, as they enjoy their time together. This time of year is perfect for them and an even more perfect time to share their... [click here for more]

Thursday September 2, 2021 10:00 am EDT
Arts Agenda::Visual Arts
ZMA Project Wall West: Jamele Wright, Sr. (Aug. 28-July 30, 2022) — Combining found materials, Dutch Wax cloth, and Georgia red clay, Atlanta artist Jamele Wright Sr. creates abstract works that explore the Black American vernacular experience. Beginning August 28, a newly commissioned textile work ... [click here for more]

Thursday September 2, 2021 10:00 am EDT
Arts Agenda::Visual Arts
ZMA Project Wall East: Kayte Terry (Aug. 28-July 30, 2022) — A newly commissioned work by Philadelphia artist Kayte Terry, known for examining the literal and figurative boundaries of the body through photography, video, collage, installation, and object-making. [click here for more]

Thursday September 2, 2021 11:00 am EDT
""""{Poem 88}"""" Cost: Free. By appointment only 404-735-1000.
Arts Agenda::Visual Arts
Kimberly Binns: HomeFront (Aug. 21-Sep. 11) — In this exhibition, Kimberly Binns presents a variety of vignettes incorporating personal photographs, abstract drawings, paintings and custom furniture to explore the meaning of sanctity of the home for African-Americans, what the idea meant to her in t... [click here for more]

Thursday September 2, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
East Lake Golf Club Cost: $60-$175
Food and Drink
Categories: Sports Head to East Lake Golf Club September 2-5 for an unforgettable experience at the TOUR Championship! The TOUR Championship is an official PGA TOUR tournament where the biggest names in golf will be battling it out to win the FedEx Cup. Through a dynamic on-site fan experience, fans... [click here for more]

Thursday September 2, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
Downtown Atlanta Cost: $115-$3500
Arts Agenda, Festivals
It's only the biggest, nerdiest, and most exciting weekend of the year. No big deal. Right? [click here for more]

Thursday September 2, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia Cost: $5. Members free.
Arts Agenda::Visual Arts
MOCA: Larry Jens Anderson was an artist, educator, and activist, as well as founding member and curator of the TABOO artist collective, known for its edgy shows and happenings at the height of the AIDS epidemic. Recurring themes in Larry’s work include gender, sexual identity, human rights, politics... [click here for more]

Thursday September 2, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia Cost: $5. Members free.
Arts Agenda::Visual Arts
Erin Jane Nelson: One Entanglement, Under Clouds (Aug. 7-Oct. 2) — Mixed media artist and 2020-21 WAP recipient Erin Jane Nelson explores the entanglement of systems — social, political, ecological — in this solo exhibition, which features three frogs modeled on the pagan Triple Goddess.


MOCA GA’s... [click here for more]

Thursday September 2, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia Cost: $5. Members free.
Arts Agenda::Visual Arts
Katherine Mitchell: Hearing the Trees, Chapter III (Aug. 7-Oct. 2) — 2020-21 WAP fellow Katherine Mitchell’s solo exhibition includes a series of paintings/drawings on paper, which seeks in part to reconcile the artist’s concerns in visual art and the environment.


MOCA GA’s Working Artist Project ... [click here for more]

Thursday September 2, 2021 06:00 pm EDT
The Eastern Cost: $16-$18
Music
When the New Madrid earthquakes of the early 1800s finished rumbling, the Mississippi River famously ran backward for a period of time. This was temporary but resulted in one permanent change: the rearranged flow of the river actually created a new peninsula known as the Kentucky Bend. This part of ... [click here for more]

Thursday September 2, 2021 07:00 pm EDT
Aisle 5 Cost: $17-$92
Music
NateWantsToBattle plays Aisle 5 on September 2 2021 w/ CG5, Vespera *tickets purchased for the 2020 date will be honored [click here for more]

Thursday September 2, 2021 07:00 pm EDT
Smith's Olde Bar Cost: Free
Music
ATLANTA ROOM- A live Jalen Jackson concert is one like no other. On stage, the uniquely impacted emotionally driven music by the Terry R&B singer takes on new life. Because of the indistinct studio that Jalen Jackson records in, you are able to feel that same energy live. Tracks like "Foreig... [click here for more]

Thursday September 2, 2021 07:00 pm EDT
Variety Playhouse Cost: $28 and up
Music
No description provided [click here for more]

Thursday September 2, 2021 07:30 pm EDT
Fox Theatre Cost: $80-$399
Arts Agenda::Theater
Website: HAMILTON is the story of America then, told by America now. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B and Broadway, HAMILTON has taken the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton and created a revolutionary moment in theatre [click here for more]

Thursday September 2, 2021 08:00 pm EDT
Coca-Cola Roxy Theatre Cost: $112-$362
Music
When Cody Johnson’s Cowboy Like Me debuted in the Top 10 on the Billboard Country Albums chart in January 2014, jaws dropped in offices all over Nashville.


“I got a lot of ‘Who is this kid?’” Johnson says with a laugh two years later. “I love that. That was a new horizon. And I’m gonna work to mak... [click here for more]

Thursday September 2, 2021 09:00 pm EDT
Smith's Olde Bar Cost: $12-$17
Music
MUSIC ROOM- Based out of Athens, Georgia, Grandville is a rock band that has musical experience ingrained in each and every member, passed down for generations. From the soft woes of throwback rock to modern musical influence, Grandville [click here for more]

Thursday September 2, 2021 09:00 pm EDT
Variety Playhouse Cost: $28-$47
Music::Concerts
Meshell Ndegeocello [click here for more]

Thursday September 2, 2021 10:00 pm EDT
Terminal West Cost: $15.00 - $20.00
Music
Website: As one of the forefathers of modern Bass music, Vancouver-based producer ill..GATES has earned a distinction as both innovator and inspiration for passionate music enthusiasts around the globe. Emerging from Toronto, Dylan Gates found fame early on behind dynamic dance floor bangers and a k... [click here for more]

Friday September 3, 2021 12:00 am EDT
Food and Drink
Celebrate two holidays over the weekend at Firepit Pizza Tavern. Not only will there be Labor Day festivities and specials, but the local haunt is celebrating National Cheese Pizza Day on Sunday, September 5th. Guests can indulge in the best pizza Grant Park has to offer with $5 cheese pizzas serve... [click here for more]

Friday September 3, 2021 10:00 am EDT
Arts Agenda::Visual Arts
The Labor of Remembrance: Print and Textile Works by Louise Bourgeois (Aug. 28-Dec. 11) — Louise Bourgeois calls upon both subtle and obvious metaphors associated with textiles within her work: the spider, the needle, clothing, and flax. The careful presentation of a select grouping of her works in ... [click here for more]

Friday September 3, 2021 10:00 am EDT
Arts Agenda::Visual Arts
This Mortal Coil (Aug. 28-Dec. 11) — A collection of works by 17 prominent contemporary artists presents a strikingly raw visual dialogue at the surface of our emotional armature, which most individuals work diligently to prevent illuminating.


This Mortal Coil and The Labor of Remembrance are inte... [click here for more]

Friday September 3, 2021 10:00 am EDT
Arts Agenda::Visual Arts
ZMA Project Wall East: Kayte Terry (Aug. 28-July 30, 2022) — A newly commissioned work by Philadelphia artist Kayte Terry, known for examining the literal and figurative boundaries of the body through photography, video, collage, installation, and object-making. [click here for more]

Friday September 3, 2021 10:00 am EDT
Underground Atlanta Cost: $29.20 to $49.60
Arts Agenda
Experience more than 140 works by the internationally renowned and anonymous Banksy, who is regarded as one of the most valuable and talked about artists of our time. The exhibition presented by SEE Global Entertainment includes original artworks, prints, photos, sculptures, digital installations, m... [click here for more]


CL Articles on Labor Day

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Tuesday April 27, 2021 04:10 pm EDT
CL's guide to the workingman's holiday for 2020 | more...

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Friday August 30, 2019 04:39 pm EDT
Our Calendar of Events for the Labor Day Weekend 2019 | more...

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Friday August 31, 2018 04:41 pm EDT
Our Calendar of Labor Day Events 2018 | more...

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Friday September 1, 2017 08:28 pm EDT
Labor Day weekend food events 2017 | more...

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Friday September 3, 2010 05:06 pm EDT
Omnivore - Labor Day weekend Atlanta food events, Sept. 3-5 | more...

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Monday September 7, 2009 06:24 pm EDT
The School Nutrition Act needs considerable upgrading | more...


Past Labor Days

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Tuesday April 27, 2021 04:10 pm EDT

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Friday August 30, 2019 04:39 pm EDT

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Friday August 31, 2018 04:41 pm EDT

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Friday September 1, 2017 08:28 pm EDT

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Friday September 3, 2010 05:06 pm EDT

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Monday September 7, 2009 06:24 pm EDT


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