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Entertainment & Events in Atlanta, Georgia

Special Events

  • Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center
    395 Piedmont Avenue Northeast
    Atlanta, GA 30308
    404-523-6275
    Some of the world's most highly anticipated productions have been featured at this civic center that is the Southeast largest theater, featuring the largest performance stage in the region. Events such as theatrical performances, Broadway productions, live nationally broadcasted media events, concerts by well known musical performers, and comedy performances are held here. more

  • Georgia Bridal Show, The
    Two Galleria Parkway
    Atlanta, GA 30339
    Cobb Galleria Centre
    770-736-1979
    Top bridal merchants will be on hand during this spectacular bridal fashion show that also features live entertainment and bridal gift giveaways. The show will be held January 16, 2005, March 6, 2005, and August 28, 2005 from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. more

  • Rialto Center for the Performing Arts
    80 Forsyth Street Northwest
    Atlanta, GA 30303
    Located in the Historic Fairlie-Poplar District
    404-413-9849
    Part of Georgia State University's mission "to inspire, educate, and entertain diverse audiences by presenting innovative and exceptional arts programming and cultivating community partnerships," The Rialto Center, a 833-seat performing-arts venue, is home to the Rialto Series, the School of Music, and the Atlanta Film Festival.  more

  • Fernbank's Martinis & IMAX
    767 Clifton Road Northeast
    Atlanta, GA 30307
    Fernbank Museum of Natural History
    404-929-6400
    Every Friday from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., excluding holiday weekends, "guests enjoy special cocktail menus, small plates, live entertainment, dancing, and a chance to see a film on the biggest screen in town." Live entertainment begins at 7:30 p.m. more

  • Dragoncon
    265 Peachtree Street
    Atlanta, GA 30321-0459
    Hyatt Regency
    404-669-0773
    DragonCon is the largest SciFi Con and features, horror, scifi, costumes, vendors, panels, food art, comics and more. Guests include Amy Acker, Paul Amos, Kevin J. Anderson, Richard Dean Anderson and more. Held Labor Day Weekend. more

  • Ferst Center for the Arts
    349 Ferst Drive Northwest
    Atlanta, GA 30332-0468
    Located at Georgia Tech
    404-894-2787
    This 1,155 seat state-of-the-art facility presents several concerts, recitals, lectures, dance, film, and theater productions each year from September to May. It is home to the Atlanta Lyric Theatre, the Ballethnic Dance Company, the Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus, and the Georgia Tech Music Department. The Richards and Westbrook Galleries feature local artist exhibits which combine fine art and technology.  more

  • Decorators' Show House & Gardens
    88 West Paces Ferry Road
    Atlanta, GA 30305
    404-733-4935
    The largest event of its kind in the Southeast and the second oldest in the nation, the Atlanta Symphony Associates’ Decorators' Show House & Gardens presents "Holland Park,” an English Regency style estate at 4270 Harris Trail in Buckhead. Designed by architect Frank McCall, this estate features 10 acres of extensive garden areas, a pool, pool house, tennis courts, a grand stairway, six bedrooms, six-and-a-half baths, master and guest suites, and elegant living spaces. Held towards the end of April through the middle of May. more

  • Scarecrows in the Garden
    1345 Piedmont Avenue Northeast
    Atlanta, GA 30309
    Atlanta Botanical Garden
    404-876-5859
    More than 100 scarecrows handcrafted by businesses, individuals, schools and organizations can be seen every October at Atlanta Botanical Garden. more

Cinema

  • UA Perimeter Pointe
    1155 Mount Vernon Highway
    Atlanta, GA 30338
    770-481-0194
    First-run Hollywood movies and critically acclaimed films are shown at this cinema that also features comfortable seating and a large concession stand. more

  • UA Tara Cinemas
    2345 Cheshire Bridge Road Northeast
    Atlanta, GA 30324
    404-634-5661
    This cinema offers first-run Hollywood movies, critically acclaimed films, and restored classics, as well as a concession stand and comfortable seats. more

  • Regal 22 at Austell
    2480 East-West Connector Road
    Atlanta, GA 30106
    Located in Austell
    770-439-9336
    Enjoy comfortable seating and a concession stand while watching first-run Hollywood movies and critically acclaimed films at this cinema. more

  • Regal Hollywood 24
    3265 Northeast Expressway Access
    Atlanta, GA 30341
    Located in Chamblee
    770-936-8235
    First-run Hollywood movies and critically acclaimed films are shown at this cinema that features comfortable seating and a large concession stand. more

Night Life

  • Masquerade, The
    695 North Avenue
    Atlanta, GA 30308
    404-577-8178
    Housed in a turn-of-the-century mill building, the Masquerade is "one of the country's most unique nightclub facilities." The Masquerade is available for private rentals and corporate events. more

  • Blind Willie's
    828 North Highland Avenue
    Atlanta, GA 30306
    404-873-2583
    Named after legendary Georgia bluesman Blind Willie McTell, this popular storefront club showcases New Orleans and Chicago style blues by revered local and regional acts seven nights a week. Cajun and zydeco are also on the agenda from time to time. more

  • Eddie's Attic
    515 North McDonough Street
    Atlanta, GA 30030
    Located in Decatur
    404-377-4976
    "The premier acoustic music listening room in the South," this exciting nightlife spot offers an eclectic mix of live, original music six nights a week ranging from acoustic folk and bluegrass to country, rock, and hip-hop. more

  • Laughing Matters
    173 Cleveland Street Southeast
    Atlanta, GA 30316
    Performs at Manuel's Tavern
    404-225-5000
    Atlanta's longest running improv comedy troupe, this improv company presents live improvisational comedy with monthly shows plus offers booking for private murder mystery shows. more

  • Havana Club, The
    3112 Piedmont Road
    Atlanta, GA 30305-2253
    404-941-4847
    With DJ's during the week and Latin bands during the weekends, there is always something to keep you entertained at this trendy venue. Cigars are available, as well as a variety ot tasty cocktails, and Latin dancing lessons are offered to help start the night off right.  more

  • Opera Nightclub
    1150 Crescent Avenue
    Atlanta, GA 30309
    404-874-3006
    Atlanta's hottest nightclub is normally open Thursday through Saturday 10:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. more

  • Earl, The
    488 Flat Shoals Avenue
    Atlanta, GA 30316
    Located in East Atlanta
    404-522-3950
    This live music lounge and restaurant is open Monday through Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 a.m. and on Sundays until 12:00 a.m. more

  • Smith's Olde Bar
    1578 Piedmont Avenue
    Atlanta, GA 30307
    404-875-1522
    Smith’s Olde Bar is an Atlanta institution that offers some of the best music to be found anywhere in the city. Pool tables, darts, foosball and various video games can be found in the game room. Available menu selections include wings, mozzarella sticks, nachos, fried dill pickle chips, salads, burgers, wraps and sandwiches. more

  • HALO Lounge
    817 West Peachtree Street, Suite E-100
    Atlanta, GA 30308
    404-962-7333
    Located on 6th street, beneath the historic Biltmore Hotel, in midtown Atlanta, HALO Lounge is one of the premier nightlife destinations in Atlanta. Open Monday through Saturday from 9:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m., HALO is "known for its awarding-winning service, signature drinks and music-driven atmosphere." more

  • Punchline Comedy Club, The
    280 Hilderbrand Drive
    Atlanta, GA 30328
    Located in the Balconies Shopping Center
    404-252-LAFF (5233)
    The "longest running and continuously operated comedy club in Atlanta," the Punchline Comedy Club offers access to the best comedians working clubs today. Reservations are required. more

  • Gold Room
    2416 Piedmont Road Northeast
    Atlanta, GA 30324
    Located in Buckhead
    404-693-9693
    "Housed in the former Gold Club building, the Gold Room nightclub and ultra lounge features sleek, modern design complimented by stylish ambience, an impressive DJ lineup, a one-of-a-kind champagne bar and an expansive signature cocktail menu." more

  • Ten Pin Alley
    261 19th Street Northwest
    Atlanta, GA 30363
    404-872-3364
    Ten Pin Alley is a high-end bowling alley, ultra executive lounge and American-themed eatery with a vintage feel. Ten Pin Alley has three private bowling lanes in addition to nine lanes in the main area of the space. more

Concerts & Performances

  • Capitol City Opera Company
    1266 West Paces Ferry Road #451
    Atlanta, GA 30327
    678-301-8013
    Capitol City Opera Company, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, has created many recurring programs that benefit all ages and demographics of the general public and has toured throughout the Southeast and also Italy. Currently, the company performs two opera theatre shows per year, a quarterly recital series (Sunday of Songs), a monthly restaurant series (Dinner and a Diva), a vocal competition, a summer workshop, touring Madrigals, touring gala singers, Cosìfan tutte on tour, a summer pops concert, and an astonishing 150-200 performances solely for children every year. more

  • Starlight Six Drive-In
    2000 Moreland Avenue Southeast
    Atlanta, GA 30316-3250
    404-627-5786
    This six-screen theatre is the largest of Georgia's remaining drive-ins. Current releases as well as special theme nights with retro films are featured. Get there early on Friday and Saturday. Open seven nights a week, gates open at 6:30 p.m. and movies start at 7:30 p.m. Children under ten years of age view for free. Cash only is accepted and a working car radio is required to hear the movie.  more

  • Atlanta Chamber Players
    P.O. Box 5438
    Atlanta, GA 31107
    Affiliate Artists at Georgia State University’s School of Music, ACP performs traditional masterpieces as well as contemporary classics. Concerts, lectures, and master classes are held at various locations concerts.  more

  • Atlanta Opera
    1575 Northside Drive Northwest Drive
    Atlanta, GA 30308
    The Atlanta Opera Center
    404-881-8885
    The Atlanta Opera offers four main stage productions each season at the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center at 395 Piedmont Avenue.  more

  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
    1280 Peachtree Street (Atlanta Symphony Hall)
    Atlanta, GA 30309
    Located in the Woodruff Arts Center
    404-733-4900
    The ASO performs more than 200 concerts each year with its series including the pops series, family concerts, and a full summer schedule including classical, pops, and parks concerts.  more

  • Chastain Park Amphitheater
    4469 Stella Drive
    Atlanta, GA 30327
    Intersection of Powers Ferry Road & Stella Drive
    404-733-4900
    With more than 6,000 seats, the Chastain Park Amphitheater is home of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra's Delta Classic Chastain series. more

  • Fresh Fest
    395 Piedmont Avenue Northeast
    Atlanta, GA 30309
    404-249-6400
    In the 1980’s there emerged the first major hip hop tour, dubbed the Fresh Fest, featuring now legendary rappers like Run DMC, The Sugar Hill Gang & Kurtis Blow. Today, the Fresh Fest returns with everyone’s favorite old school hip hoppers: Naughty by Nature, Big Daddy Kane, Doug E Fresh, Slick Rick, Whodini and Force MD’s.

  • William Baker Festival Singers of Atlanta
    458 Ponce De Leon Ave
    Atlanta, GA 30308
    Grace United Methodist Church
    404-909-8357
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  • Variety Playhouse
    1099 Euclid Avenue Northeast
    Atlanta, GA 30307
    Located in Little Five Points
    404-524-7354
    The Variety Playhouse is a combination theater and nightclub. The Variety Playhouse can be rented for shows, private events, parties and corporate events. more

  • Tabernacle, The
    152 Luckie Street
    Atlanta, GA 30303
    Located in Downtown Atlanta
    404-659-9022
    Located one block from Centennial Olympic Park, Philips Arena, the Georgia World Congress Center and the Georgia Dome, the Tabernacle is a four-story, circa 1910 converted church that is currently operated by Live Nation, the world's largest live music company, largest promoter of live concerts in the world and the second-largest entertainment venue management company. more

  • Center Stage
    1374 West Peachtree Street
    Atlanta, GA 30309
    Located in Midtown Atlanta
    404-885-1365
    Center Stage Theater is "an icon in the Atlanta music and performing arts community." more

Plays & Productions

  • Actor's Express
    887 West Marietta Street, Suite J-107
    Atlanta, GA 30318
    404-875-1606
    A wildly eclectic mix of classic, cutting edge, and original plays is performed by this award-winning theatre company that is boasted as being "the most adventurous producing theatre in Atlanta." more

  • Alliance Theatre
    1280 Peachtree Street Northeast
    Atlanta, GA 30309
    404-733-4650
    Atlanta’s nationally acclaimed Alliance Theatre presents exciting, award-winning, and diverse works throughout the year on its two stages. The Alliance Theatre is a division of the Woodruff Arts Center in Atlanta, Georgia, which also includes the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, High Museum of Art, Young Audiences and the 14th Street Playhouse. more

  • Fox Theatre, The
    660 Peachtree Street
    Atlanta, GA 30308
    404-881-2100
    Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this circa 1929 theatre has Moorish, Egyptian, and Art Deco architectural styles and the theatre hosts a wide range of live theatrical and concert performances during the year, as well as a summer movie series and touring acts. more

  • Horizon Theatre Company
    1083 Ausitn Avenue
    Atlanta, GA 30307
    404-523-1477
    Atlanta's contemporary theatre, this professional theatre company brings exciting area and world premieres of outstanding contemporary plays by today's playwrights during their five play mainstage season. The theatre also offers workshops and readings plus hosts the annual New South Play Festival. more

  • Seven Stages
    1105 Euclid Avenue Northeast
    Atlanta, GA 30307
    404-522-0911
    Atlanta's most diverse and adventuresome theater, this theatre presents new plays throughout the year and brings international artists to the city. more

  • Atlanta Ballet
    1695 Marietta Boulevard Northwest
    Atlanta, GA 30308
    404-873-5811
    The longest, continuously operating ballet company in the United States, the Atlanta Ballet performs at the Fox Theatre with normally five productions per year. more

  • Dad's Garage Theatre
    280 Elizabeth Street, Suite C-101
    Atlanta, GA 30307
    404-523-3141
    A mid-size theatre, Dad's Garage features an outstanding artistic and administrative staff performing original productions as well as 52 weeks a year of Improv shows. more

  • Jewish Theatre of the South
    5342 Tilly Mill Road
    Atlanta, GA 30338
    Located in Dunwoody
    678-812-4000
    Established to produce quality professional Jewish theater, JTS produces regional premieres and seldom-produced plays that originate from a Jewish perspective but will appeal to everyone. Productions take place at the 250 seat theatre at the Zaban Park facility of the Marcus Jewish Community Center. more

  • Atlanta Lyric Theatre
    2221 Peachtree Road, Northeast, Suite D-655
    Atlanta, GA 30309
    404-377-9948
    A professional company performing light operas and musical theatre at The Ferst Center for the Arts and The Byers Studio Theatre at The Lyric.  more

  • Schwartz Center for Performing Arts
    1700 North Decatur Road
    Atlanta, GA 30322
    404-727-5050
    Through the generosity of Donna and Marvin Schwartz, Emory University's 90,000 square-foot facility, with a concert hall, a dance studio, and a theater lab, will entice and encourage students to development and perform the craft of acting and for visitors to enjoy the art of performance.  more

  • Synchronicity
    PO Box 6012
    Atlanta, GA 31107
    404-484-8636 or 404-974-3291
    Not your typical theatre company, Synchronicity's cast and crew come together to performance gutsy and professional work on their own terms. A majority of their performances take place at 7 Stages.  more

  • New American Shakespeare Tavern, The
    499 Peachtree Street Northeast
    Atlanta, GA 30308
    404-874-5299
    "A place to eat, drink and nourish the soul," the New American Shakespeare Tavern features live music, hand-crafted period costumes, sword fights, an authentic British pub menu, and a nice selection of Irish ales and premium brews. more

  • Georgia Shakespeare at Oglethorpe University
    4484 Peachtree Road Northeast
    Atlanta, GA 30319
    404-504-1473 (Box Office)
    Georgia Shakespeare is a member of the League of Resident Theaters (LORT), Theatre Communications Group, Shakespeare Theatre Association of America, Southeastern Theatre Conference, and Atlanta Coalition of Performing Arts. more

  • Santaland Diaries, The
    1083 Austin Avenue Northeast
    Atlanta, GA 30312
    404-584-7450
    Revisited by the Horizon Theatre “The Santaland Diaries” is fun for the whole family. Held December.

  • Agatha's - A Taste of Mystery
    161 Peachtree Center Avenue
    Atlanta, GA 30303
    404-584-2255 or 404-584-2211
    Agatha's is a comedy murder mystery dinner theater. All shows are original comedy murder mystery plays that take place in the dining room between the courses of the meal. more

  • 14th Street Playhouse, The
    173 14th Street
    Atlanta, GA 30309
    Located in Midtown Atlanta
    404-733-5000
    Woodruff Center's 14th Street Playhouse is a three-theatre complex at the corner of Juniper and 14th Streets. Woodruff Center's 14th Street Playhouse hosts some of the region's most respected small theatre companies: Art Within and Theatre Gael. more

Art Exhibits

  • Atlanta Contemporary Art Center
    535 Means Street Northwest
    Atlanta, GA 30318
    404-688-1970
    The Contemporary is "a multidisciplinary arts center that contributes to Atlanta’s arts scene by exposing the work of local, regional, national, and international artists to the Greater Atlanta community." more

Arts & Crafts Shows

  • Yellow Daisy Festival
    1000 Robert E. Lee Drive
    Stone Mountain, GA 30083
    Stone Mountain Park's Special Events Meadow
    770-498-5690
    "Voted the Nation's #1 Arts & Crafts Show" for several years by Sunshine Artist Magazine, the annual Yellow Daisy Festival at Stone Mountain Park includes more than 500 artists and crafters, daily live entertainment, children's activities, clogging and craft demonstrations and festival food. The Yellow Daisy Festival is held every September. more

Festivals & Fairs

  • Atlanta Jazz Festival
    Piedmont Park
    404-546-6820
    The annual Atlanta Jazz Festival features live jazz music, workshops, a youth competition and more. more

Marathons & 10K Runs

  • AJC Peachtree Road Race
    404-231-9064
    Organized by the Atlanta Track Club, this 4th of July tradition is the largest 10K in the world. The 6.2-mile AJC Peachtree Road Race takes participants from the streets of Buckhead to the corners of Midtown, finishing in Atlanta's Piedmont Park. more

Sporting Events

  • Lanier National Speedway
    One Raceway Drive
    Atlanta, GA 30517
    Located in Braselton
    770-527-2458
    NASCAR-sanctioned stock car racing on a 3/8 mile track is held every Saturday night at this speedway from March through October. more

  • Atlanta Braves Baseball
    775 Hank Aaron Drive
    Atlanta, GA 30303
    404-522-7630
    Visit the home of this Major League baseball team and enjoy family style games from April to October. Be sure to check out Scout's Alley which features games, food, and music while at this stadium. more

  • Georgia Dome
    One Georgia Dome Drive
    Atlanta, GA 30313
    404-223-INFO
    The largest, cable supported dome stadium in the world, this stadium is home of the Atlanta Falcons and a wide variety of premier sporting events including the Peach Bowl and SEC football is hosted here throughout the year. more

  • Atlanta Hawks
    101 Marietta Street Northwest, Suite 1900
    Atlanta, GA 30303
    404-878-3000
    Enjoy exciting, professional NBA basketball games by this team that hosts a wide number of home games from October to April. more

  • Atlanta Thrashers
    1 phillips Drive
    Atlanta, GA 30303
    404-878-3000
    This professional NHL hockey team provides fast paced and hard hitting hockey games from September to April. more

  • Georgia Games Championships
    Various Locations throughout the Metro Area
    770-528-3580
    The state's largest multi-sport festival, this ten day sporting event features 55 sports ranging from archery to weightlifting with gold, silver, and bronze medals awarded to the first three places in specified categories and divisions within each sport. more

  • Summit Racing NHRA Southern Nationals
    500 East Ridgeway Road
    Atlanta, GA 30529
    Atlanta Dragway
    404-249-6400
    During this four day racing event, celebrating its 25th consecutive year at Atlanta Dragway, enjoy exciting drag racing, pro stock motorcycle racing, super stock racing, and much more. more

  • Atlanta Falcons
    4400 Falcon Parkway
    Atlanta, GA 30542
    Located in Flowery Branch
    770-965-3115 or 404-223-8444
    This professional National League Football team plays hard hitting, exciting, and action packed home games from September to January. more

  

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