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    ELEVATE Public Art Festival

    ELEVATE Public Art Festival

    Various Locations

    Through 10/21/2017

    Explore public art in Downtown Atlanta during Elevate, the annual, week-long event featuring art installations, music and dance performances, and an closing night block party. Visit...

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    Cirque Du Soleil Luzia

    Cirque Du Soleil Luzia

    Atlantic Station

    Through 11/19/2017

    Discover LUZIA, where a waking dream transports you to an imaginary Mexico. Experience a wondrous world that inspires you to explore your senses, enveloped in light and nurtured by rain.

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    Home of Art & Design at Markay Gallery

    Home of Art & Design at Markay Gallery

    Markay Gallery

    Through 10/25/2017
    Starts At: 1:00 PM

    Interior Designer InvitationalInterior Designers, we invite you to attend the Home of Art & Design event at Markay Gallery through the month of October.Enjoy an artful design experience for you and your client with...

    The Ghastly Dreadfuls

    The Ghastly Dreadfuls

    Center For Puppetry Arts

    Through 10/28/2017

    They’re back! Some shows just can’t stay dead! Your favorite band of specters has returned and is ready to celebrate Halloween with a cavalcade of creepy stories, frightful songs, and devilish dances from around the...

    Mural Installation by Jo Di Bona

    Mural Installation by Jo Di Bona

    Mural Wall

    Through 10/21/2017
    Starts At: 9 AM

    Renowned French street artist Jo Di Bona will create a 140-foot mural over two weeks in downtown Atlanta in his trademark melange of stenciling, spray paint and collage, which he refers to as “Pop Graffiti.” The...

    Feed Your Senses: Emmanuel “Chops” Smith

    Feed Your Senses: Emmanuel “Chops” Smith

    Rialto Center for the Arts Georgia State University

    10/18/2017
    Starts At: 12:00 PM

    A Free Lunchtime Learning Performing Arts Series at the Rialto Center for the Arts with Emmanuel "Chops" Smith! Emmanuel "Chops" Smith is a pianist and vocalist who has been performing professionally since he was 15...

    Weird Sisters Theatre Presents: Dangerous Women

    Weird Sisters Theatre Presents: Dangerous Women

    Windmill Arts Center

    10/18/2017 - 10/30/2017
    Starts At: 8:00 PM

    Dangerous Women is a World Premiere production featuring 9 newshort works. Half-haunted house, half new works festival, this limited engagement immersive horror experience is inspired by the crimes of women of history...

    Staibdance: w i s h d u s t

    Staibdance: w i s h d u s t

    Dance Studio, Schwartz Center for Performing Arts

    10/19/2017 - 10/21/2017
    Starts At: 7:30 PM

    Staibdance, joins with The Vega String Quartet, Ben Coleman, and Kendall Simpson for an examination of all that never was. Wishdust treats lofty and capsized ambitions as dream states: the temporary diversions, the...

    Alliance Theatre

    Alliance Theatre's Hand to God

    Dad's Garage Theatre

    10/20/2017 - 11/12/2017

    Described as “darkly delightful” (The New York Times), Hand to God – the irreverent puppet comedy, Tony Award® nominee, and the most produced play in American regional theater last season – makes its Atlanta debut. After...

    Ailey II

    Ailey II

    Rialto Center for the Arts Georgia State University

    10/21/2017
    Starts At: 8:00 PM

    Merging the spirit and energy of the country’s best young dance talent with the passion and creative vision of today’s outstanding choreographers, Ailey II has become universally renowned as one of the world’s finest...

    Brookhaven Arts Festival

    Brookhaven Arts Festival

    Brookhaven MARTA Station

    10/21/2017 - 10/22/2017
    Starts At: 10:00 AM

    On Sat & Sun Oct 21 & 22, Brookhaven will host the 13th annual Brookhaven Arts Festival! Over 140 artists will feature works of fiber, glass, jewelry, mixed media, painting, photography, sculpture & more. Musical...

    Director Eric Nelson’s 20th Anniversary

    Director Eric Nelson’s 20th Anniversary

    Emerson Concert Hall, Schwartz Center for Performing Arts

    10/21/2017
    Starts At: 8:00 PM

    Join the Concert Choir and its alums during Family Weekend for an evening of choral music celebrating Eric Nelson’s twentieth year as director.

    ELEVATE Block Party

    ELEVATE Block Party

    Woodruff Park

    10/21/2017
    Starts At: 6:00 PM

    ELEVATE Block Party will close out this year’s festival on Saturday, October 21 from 6-11 p.m. in Woodruff Park. Hear fresh spins ranging from Afro-Latin to R&B and Techno by members of WERC CREW, Morph and Choloteca.

    Meet the Maker

    Meet the Maker

    Westside Provisions District

    10/21/2017
    Starts At: 11:00 AM

    Save the date for a super fun meet the maker event! Madison Bealieau will in store talking to us about her work and customizing magnets! Maddie makes those super cute and colorful wooden pieces with the best sayings ever...

    Goat Farm Studio Tour

    Goat Farm Studio Tour

    Goat Farm Arts Center

    10/22/2017
    Starts At: 2:00 PM

    Artist Studio Tour at The Goat Farm with Ana Martinez Guzman & Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn

    Midnight at the Masquerade

    Midnight at the Masquerade

    Rosa Mexicano (Atlantic Station)

    10/22/2017
    Starts At: 5:00 PM

    The Experts in Mystery Entertainment are now performing live public and private interactive murder mystery dinner shows in areas throughout the United States. Join us for a night of intrigue, deception, and delicious...

    Vienna Boys Choir

    Vienna Boys Choir

    Emerson Concert Hall, Schwartz Center for Performing Arts

    10/22/2017
    Starts At: 4:00 PM

    The young singers of the Vienna Boys Choir are world-renowned for their rapturous harmonies, celestial voices and a wide-ranging repertoire spanning centuries. Captivating audiences for more than 500 years, the Vienna...

    Charlotte

    Charlotte's Web

    Center For Puppetry Arts

    Through 10/22/2017

    E.B. White’s award-winning tale of unlikely friendship will have you cheering, “Terrific, terrific, terrific!” By E. B. White; Adapted by Joseph Robinette. Produced by special arrangement with DRAMATIC PUBLISHING,...

    Project Dawn

    Project Dawn

    Horizon Theatre Company

    Through 10/29/2017
    Starts At: 8:00 PM

    Project DawnBy Karen HartmanDirected by Lisa AdlerSeptember 22 – October 29, 2017Press Opening is September 29th An inspired-by-real-life story.Gritty, gripping, and shockingly funny, go behind the bench in this...

    Lend Me a Tenor

    Lend Me a Tenor

    The Legacy Theatre

    Through 10/22/2017
    Starts At: 8:00 PM

    It's 1934 and World famous opera star, Tito Morelli is appearing for one night only with the Cleveland Grand Opera. But- when he is unable to perform, characters scramble to somehow save the evening and their opera...

    ACP Open Exhibition “My Atlanta”

    ACP Open Exhibition “My Atlanta”

    Binder's Art Supplies and Frames, Ponce City Market

    Through 10/27/2017

    My Atlanta is an opportunity for photographers of all ages and with all levels of experience to exhibit their work and compete for prizes. You are invited to hang your best photo (the best you’ve ever taken or the best...

    SIMULACRA

    SIMULACRA

    Star Theater

    Through 10/29/2017

    SimulacraWritten & directed by Terence E. JacksonOctober 6 – October 29, 2017Additional programming Oct. 11, 18 & 25“Simulacra” refers to a simulation of realness without reality, an altered state of reality. The...

    Steel Magnolias

    Steel Magnolias

    Hapeville Performing Arts Center

    Through 10/22/2017
    Starts At: 8:00PM

    The Academy Theatre is bringing the heartfelt comedy “Steel Magnolias” by Robert Harling to the stage! Set in 1980’s Louisiana in Truvy’s beauty shop, six southern women gather to chat and support each other. Their story...

    Alliance Theatre

    Alliance Theatre's Crossing Delancey

    MJCCA

    Through 11/18/2017

    Crossing Delancey is the story of Izzy, a beautiful, intelligent, single young woman, and her 80-year-old Bubbie, who is determined to see her granddaughter get married before she dies. Giving Cupid a nudge, this...

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    Bernie Taupin

    Bernie Taupin's Ragged Glory | Art Americana

    Callanwolde Fine Arts Center

    Through 12/12/2017

    The world knows Bernie Taupin for his extraordinary songwriting partnership with Elton John; a collaboration that has lasted for an incredible 50 years. What Taupin's fans may not know is that visual art has been a part...

    Coiling Culture: Basketry Art of Native N. America

    Coiling Culture: Basketry Art of Native N. America

    Michael C Carlos Museum

    Through 8/26/2018
    Starts At: 10:00 AM

    Baskets were one of the first art forms in the Americas, with basket fragments found in California and the Southwest dating to 9,400 years ago. Over the millennia, native North Americans developed elaborate techniques...

    The Rocky Horror Picture Show

    The Rocky Horror Picture Show

    Plaza Theater Atlanta

    Through 12/29/2017
    Starts At: 11:55 PM

    Join the cast of Lips Down on Dixie as they perform in their strange yet unique blend of live action and film.Year round event - to confirm call (404) 873-1939

    The Wonderful World of Ashley Bryan

    The Wonderful World of Ashley Bryan

    High Museum of Art

    Through 1/21/2018

    Author and artist Ashley Bryan’s remarkable career spans half a century, during which time he has published more than fifty titles. This exhibition celebrates his work and showcases the breadth of his creative output.

    The Curious Garden

    The Curious Garden

    Atlanta Botanical Garden

    Through 10/29/2017
    Starts At: 9:00AM

    The Curious Garden features 11 site-specific installations created to share a story about the Garden’s plant collections and plant conservation work by prompting visitors to make a discovery, ask questions and provoke a...

    Atlanta Magic Theater

    Atlanta Magic Theater

    Atlanta Magic Theater

    Through 3/3/2018
    Starts At: 6:35 PM

    An evening of world-class magic and clean comedy starring Peter Morrison.This two-part show involves close-up and stage magic.Your evening begins in our lounge area, opening 90 minutes prior to showtime. Peter Morrison...

    Merry Go Zoo

    Merry Go Zoo

    High Museum of Art

    Through 11/26/2017
    Starts At: 12:00 PM

    This summer, the High will unveil Merry Go Zoo, the second interactive installation by Spanish designer Jaime Hayon on the Carroll Slater Sifly Piazza. The installation continues a multiyear initiative to animate the...

    COSTA RICA: Pura Vida

    COSTA RICA: Pura Vida

    Rialto Center for the Arts Georgia State University

    Through 10/30/2017
    Starts At: 10:00 AM

    RIALTO CENTER 2017-18 VISUAL ARTS SERIES EXHIBITION DATES: SEPT 2- OCT 30, 2017 HRS: M-F, 10am-4:30pm OPENING RECEPTION / First Thursdays Downtown ArtsWalk: SEPT 7, 5-8pm and OCT 5, 5-8pm www.downtownfirstthursdays.com...

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