Goodbye ol' 2015, we hardly knew ye. Here is what's happening in Atlanta for the first weekend of the near year.Carol’s Picks
Carol is the ATL Insider’s culture vulture. If there is a new exhibit in town or a new show on the stage, Carol is the first to know about it.
- HeartByrne: A Tribute to Talking Heads, Jan. 1
This sounds like fun. I’ve never heard the group, but I do love Talking Heads. So, get this, the concert starts at 1:30 a.m. on New Year’s Day. Stoke up on java and head on down to the Fox to start the New Year off with some toe-tapping music. Feel the Byrne.
- Shakespeare’s As You Like It, through Jan. 31
Start the year off in a literary way at the New American Shakespeare Tavern where the pros there are performing one of the Bard’s most-loved plays (Are any of them not most loved?) This sounds like a nice counter to the holiday frenzy we’re about to leave behind for another year. All together now: “All the world’s a stage.”
Joleen is a work-at-home mom to a toddler son. She and her family live in the ‘burbs but enjoy regularly traveling into the city for family fun and adventure.
- Pinocchio at the Center for Puppetry Arts, through Jan. 10
I cannot tell a lie--this is an excellent rendition of this timeless children's classic. It's going to be a whale of a performance, so catch it while you can.
- Centennial Olympic Park's Ice Skating Rink, through Jan. 10
There's nothing that quite captures the magic of the season like ice skating. Bring your family to Centennial Olympic Park and make some holiday memories they'll never forget.
Tommy is a young professional keeping an eye out for the city's liveliest happenings.
- Buckhead New Year's Eve Block Party, Thursday night (through Friday morning!)
Technically counts as a weekend event, since Thursday night is New Year's Eve. Open bar, top Atlanta DJs playing the hits all night long, 4 projection screens showing the Times Square Ball Drop. Count down the year's end with nearly two thousand of your closest friends.
- Home Alone with the ASO, Saturday and Sunday
Join the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra at Atlanta Symphony Hall to view a screening of this holiday classic as the ASO performs the score live. What's more festive than seeing Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern being pummeled with household objects?
Miranda recently got engaged and enjoys fun and fancy romantic events throughout Atlanta.
- New Year's Eve at Brezza Cucina, Thursday
Celebrate 2016 at Brezza Cucina with delectable a la carte dishes like lobster gnocchi, grilled gulf shrimp, or Nantucket bay scallops in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Reservations are available throughout the evening, so you can feast before midnight, or eat late and stay into the New Year.
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