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Things to Do in the Area

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Creative Loafing is an intensely local guide. We've been publishing a newspaper in the area since 1972 and just about all of the culture has been reported in the newspaper or on this website.

Looking for things to do in the area? We can direct you.

Here's our suggestion. Work off this page - start with the 5 Things to Do list below which are our recommendations for today's events. Not seeing what you want? Take a look at our more extensive list of today's events. Still not feeling it? See our suggestions below for ongoing events. Looking for cool things to do without laying out any dollars? Try our list of free things to do. If you are looking for events at the neighborhood level, take a look at our What's Going On to get the best local information available.

Five Things to Do Today

Wednesday April 14, 2021 11:00 am EDT
Atlantic Station Cost: Free
Arts Agenda, Community
Whether you’ve been reminiscing about your beloved childhood bike or are looking for an excuse to cycle around town, you’re in luck. Atlanta-based Marshall Thomas, aka DJ Mars, will debut his unique custom bike experience, Made by Mars The Pull Up, on Apr. 1 at Atlantic Station. The personalized bik... [click here for more]

Wednesday April 14, 2021 07:00 pm EDT
Legacy Center Cost: $25
Arts Agenda, Community
Categories: Networking

A meet up for women on their personal journey towards walking in their purpose.

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Wednesday April 14, 2021 07:00 pm EDT
Online Event Cost: Free
Arts Agenda, Community
This event is free to attend but you must register at http://ow.ly/BUh750EddUF.


Join representatives from the Okefenokee Protection Alliance (OPA) for a free webinar to learn more about the proposal by Twin Pines to mine for titanium on the edge of Georgia's Okefenokee Swamp and how you can help s... [click here for more]

Wednesday April 14, 2021 07:00 pm EDT
A Cappella Books Cost: Free
Arts Agenda, Arts Agenda::Books
In her latest book, Lisa Napoli tells the story of four beloved women who fought sexism, covered decades of American news, and whose voices defined NPR.


The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and A Cappella Books welcome the author for a virtual discussion of “Susan, Linda, Nina, and Cokie: The Ext... [click here for more]

Wednesday April 14, 2021 11:00 pm EDT
MJQ Concourse Cost: Free
Arts Agenda, Arts Agenda::Dance, Music, Nightlife
MJQ Wednesdays are the longest running Wednesday night dance party in the city. We pride ourselves on booking ATL’s best and its hottest up and coming DJs. This night is a taste of the weekend and the sounds are a blend of classic, new, and unique to MJQ. If you know us, you know we have a certain s... [click here for more]

CL's City Guide

atlanta attractions

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Explore Arts & Culture

Theater, Explore Arts & Culture

Friday August 2, 2019 09:36 pm EDT
Onstage and off, with actors and puppets, dealing in reality and escape | more...

Visual Arts , Explore Arts & Culture

Saturday August 3, 2019 11:49 pm EDT
Galleries and gatherings, plastic and static, memories and narratives | more...

Dance, Explore Arts & Culture

Monday August 5, 2019 12:51 pm EDT
Interpretative and ritual, modern and folk, ballet and bharatanatyam | more...

Explore Arts & Culture

Thursday October 17, 2019 01:43 pm EDT
Explore movie theaters for every film lover with everything from Oscar winners to cult classics on the big screen. | more...

Explore Arts & Culture

Wednesday October 23, 2019 12:13 pm EDT
Explore the works of the greats like Van Gogh, Monet, or Picasso and discover the modern photographic works of 20th century photographers and artists like Warhol, Annie Liebovitz, and Sally Mann. | more...


Explore Annual Festivals

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Explore Food & Drink

Cooking, Explore Food & Drink, Explore Shopping

Sunday December 27, 2020 04:00 am EST
Where to get your cocoa fix in Atlanta | more...

Cooking, City Guide, Explore Food & Drink

Thursday January 7, 2021 04:00 am EST
Ditch the big-box chains and support your local farmers and entrepreneurs | more...

Beer, Cooking, City Guide, Explore Food & Drink

Thursday January 7, 2021 04:00 am EST
Fresh booze for the big bottles | more...



Explore Nightlife

Restaurants, City Guide, Explore Nightlife

Wednesday May 6, 2015 04:00 am EDT
Where to sip brews and get some fresh air at the same damn time | more...

Explore Nightlife, Music and Nightlife

Sunday July 15, 2018 04:13 pm EDT
CL's Roundup of Atlanta's Music Venues | more...

Explore Nightlife, Music and Nightlife

Sunday July 15, 2018 04:29 pm EDT
Upcoming Concerts in Atlanta | more...

Atlanta Bars/Clubs, City Guide, Explore Nightlife

Wednesday October 16, 2019 04:50 pm EDT
Where to go when you want to drink the good stuff | more...

Comedy, Explore Nightlife

Thursday October 17, 2019 01:26 pm EDT
Explore locations for viewing comedy and get your laugh on! | more...

Music and Nightlife, Explore Nightlife

Friday October 18, 2019 01:02 pm EDT
Local clubs for those discerning ears | more...

Music and Nightlife, Explore Nightlife

Monday October 21, 2019 01:40 pm EDT
Go where the locals go | more...

Music and Nightlife, Explore Nightlife

Monday October 21, 2019 02:40 pm EDT
Atlanta clubs offering weekend dance parties featuring a selection of local DJ's. | more...

Music and Nightlife, Explore Nightlife

Tuesday October 22, 2019 11:09 am EDT
Explore these clubs and bars that showcase blues music along with the occasional smattering of jazz | more...

Explore Nightlife

Tuesday October 22, 2019 11:20 am EDT
Explore these music venues that remind you how much you love the great outdoors | more...

City Guide, Explore Nightlife, Dating

Monday March 29, 2021 06:17 pm EDT
Our list of recommendations for Boys Night Out in Atlanta. | more...

City Guide, Explore Nightlife, Dating

Monday March 29, 2021 06:17 pm EDT
Our list of the best places for a first date as selected from our Best Of Atlanta balloting. | more...

City Guide, Explore Nightlife, Dating

Monday March 29, 2021 06:17 pm EDT
Our list of the best girls night out places in Atlanta. | more...

City Guide, Explore Nightlife, Dating

Monday March 29, 2021 06:17 pm EDT
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Explore Outdoor Activities

Explore Outdoor Activities

Sunday March 21, 2021 08:23 pm EDT
Our list of the best intown Atlanta parks. | more...

Explore Outdoor Activities

Sunday March 21, 2021 06:35 pm EDT
Our list of the best Parks outside of the Perimeter | more...

Explore Outdoor Activities

Sunday March 21, 2021 03:18 pm EDT
Our list of parks, trails and ideas for getting back in touch with nature. | more...

Explore Outdoor Activities

Saturday March 20, 2021 05:06 pm EDT
Our recommendations of the best dog parks in Atlanta. | more...

News, Explore Outdoor Activities

Monday March 1, 2021 03:33 pm EST
A guide to outdoors in Atlanta | more...

Explore Outdoor Activities

Saturday January 2, 2021 03:39 pm EST
Explore the outdoors and commune with nature without leaving town | more...

Explore Outdoor Activities

Saturday January 2, 2021 02:11 pm EST
Regional campgrounds offer a 'safe' place to leave the world behind | more...

Explore Outdoor Activities

Monday December 28, 2020 04:00 am EST
Scope these pooch-friendly spots | more...

Explore Outdoor Activities

Sunday December 27, 2020 04:00 am EST
From hiking trails to nature preserves, it's time to leave the house | more...

Explore Outdoor Activities

Sunday December 27, 2020 04:00 am EST
The city in the forest' keeps its tree canopy on fleek | more...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Tuesday January 1, 2019 06:18 pm EST
Browse what's going on in East Atlanta with our comprehensive calendar of events. Find things to do by neighborhood, what's going on today, tomorrow & this weekend. | more...

What's Going On

Sunday October 13, 2019 04:14 pm EDT
Browse what's going on in Old Fourth Ward (O4W) with our comprehensive calendar of events. Find things to do by neighborhood, what's going on today, tomorrow & this weekend. | more...

What's Going On

Sunday February 28, 2021 03:31 pm EST
Browse what's going on in Edgewood Ave/Sweet Auburn with our comprehensive calendar of events. Find things to do by neighborhood, what's going on today, tomorrow & this weekend. | more...

Georgia Road Trips

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Explore Shopping

Explore Shopping

Monday March 22, 2021 02:01 pm EDT
Our list of the best places to buy adult toys in Atlanta. | more...

Explore Shopping

Monday December 28, 2020 04:00 am EST
Local shops that'll revive your love for literature | more...

Explore Shopping

Monday December 28, 2020 04:00 am EST
Where to go in Atlanta to help create a healthy lifestyle - or at least the illusion of one | more...

Explore Shopping

Monday December 28, 2020 04:00 am EST
The best spas and salons, from Killer Mike's barbershop to an underwater massage parlor | more...

Explore Shopping

Monday December 28, 2020 04:00 am EST
Shops to find the things you didn't know you needed | more...

Explore Shopping

Monday December 28, 2020 04:00 am EST
Lift your mood and drop a few pounds at the same time | more...

Explore Shopping

Monday December 28, 2020 04:00 am EST
Local shops that can at least help you appear to be a grown-up | more...

Explore Shopping

Sunday December 27, 2020 04:00 am EST
Step out with style | more...

Explore Shopping

Sunday December 27, 2020 04:00 am EST
A quick tour of ATL workout spots with the best soundtrack | more...

Cooking, Explore Food & Drink, Explore Shopping

Sunday December 27, 2020 04:00 am EST
Where to get your cocoa fix in Atlanta | more...

Explore Shopping

Sunday December 27, 2020 04:00 am EST
Local gems that sell treasures of days past | more...

Explore Shopping

Sunday December 27, 2020 04:00 am EST
Where you'll find Atlanta's ink masters | more...

Explore Shopping

Sunday December 27, 2020 04:00 am EST
A collection of the best stores to buy goods from your favorite natives | more...

Explore Shopping

Sunday December 27, 2020 04:00 am EST
Let's get lost in the stacks with some moody media | more...

Explore Shopping

Sunday December 27, 2020 04:00 am EST
Where urban preservation meets suburban aspiration | more...

Explore Shopping

Sunday December 27, 2020 04:00 am EST
You don't have to be a baller or super flashy for these jewelry digs | more...

Explore Shopping

Sunday December 27, 2020 04:00 am EST
Best bets in ATL for a timeless lip-lock | more...

Explore Shopping

Saturday December 26, 2020 04:00 am EST
Spring cleaning meets summer blingin' - on a budget | more...

Explore Shopping

Saturday December 26, 2020 04:00 am EST
Skip the malls and shopping centers in favor of these ATL retail spots | more...

Explore Shopping

Tuesday October 22, 2019 10:53 am EDT
Explore the latest titles at these local shops | more...

Explore Shopping

Monday October 21, 2019 03:52 pm EDT
Explore Atlanta's consignment and thrift stores | more...

Events Today