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Thursday May 19, 2016 04:00 am EDT
40 comedians converge for the first Southern edition of the DIY fest | more...

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Thursday May 12, 2016 09:33 pm EDT

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Gone but not forgotten, Atlanta's Fox Theatre pays their respect to the late Prince, and rightly so. The theater hosts a special screening of Purple Rain Sat., May 14, at 7:30 p.m. The 1984 film directed by Albert Magnoli follows the journey of the Kid (played by Prince) escaping his shaky home life, touring with his up-and-coming band The Revolution, and dealing with rival...

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Thursday May 12, 2016 04:00 am EDT
Progressive festival returns for a second year to inspire radical conversations and actions | more...

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Wednesday May 11, 2016 04:00 am EDT
Marion Brooks fuses found objects to create jewelry as Mechanica | more...

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Friday May 6, 2016 10:04 am EDT
image-1It’s game on for eight local stand-up comedians as they duke it out in a brand new showcase at the Laughing Skull Lounge called Jokin’ Off. Comedian and show creator Greg Behrens (pictured above) pits some of the city’s finest jokesmiths against each other in a rapid fire, single elimination one-liner joke tournament. Contestants such as Brian Emond, David Perdue, Paige Bowman, and more... | more...

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Thursday May 5, 2016 11:52 am EDT

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Caroline Smith's comedic play The Kitchen Witches runs at Out of Box Theatre for a three-week span, with the opening show set for Fri., May 6, at 8 p.m. Directed by Jeffrey Mitchell and starring Pat Bell and Betty Mitchell, the humorous production follows two elderly women's journeys as hosts of separate cooking shows on a local public access channel. Things get interesting when the...

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Wednesday May 4, 2016 04:00 am EDT
Vietnam vet artist Derr Robinson Steadman draws trippy postcards all day and mails them to his pen pal in Pittsburgh | more...

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Thursday April 28, 2016 10:16 pm EDT

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YouTube sensations, video bloggers, and radio personalities, Dan Howell and Phil Lester, simply known as Dan and Phil, bring their talents to the live stage Fri., April 29, at 8 p.m. Widely known for their YouTube channel, Super Amazing Project, and their BBC Radio shows, like "Internet Takeover" and their self-titled show "Dan and Phil," the young UK-based comedy duo comes to...

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Thursday April 21, 2016 10:17 am EDT

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Playwright Terrence McNally's Ragtime comes to the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre for a two-show set Sat., April 23, at 7:30 p.m., and Sun., April 24, at 1 p.m. Based on E.L. Doctorow's 1975 best-selling novel by the same name, the highly acclaimed musical has been nominated for 13 Tony Awards since debuting on Broadway in 1998. Directed and choreographed by Tony-nominated Marcia...

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Wednesday April 20, 2016 04:00 am EDT
A shut-in writer finds a spark with a young Cuban man | more...

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Wednesday April 20, 2016 04:00 am EDT
West Coast culture descends on Atlanta with Cali Picnic | more...

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Thursday April 14, 2016 10:38 am EDT

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Paul R. Pierce's stage adaption of Karen Spears Zacharias' award-winning novel /atlanta/mother-of-rain/Event?oid=17100671Mother of Rain runs at the Springer Opera House Thurs., April 14-Sat., April 16, at 7:30 p.m., and Sun., April 17, at 2:30 p.m. Mother of Rain follows the life of Maizee Hurd as she relocates to a rural Appalachian town following her mother's tragic death. Things...

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Wednesday April 13, 2016 04:00 am EDT
Jessica Caldas and Maggie Benoit curated a show to get Atlantans talking about hard, important issues | more...

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Tuesday April 12, 2016 11:15 am EDT
The gardens become gallery for the artist's 'Illumine' | more...

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Thursday April 7, 2016 10:03 am EDT

image-1 The Academy Theatre and Impact Theatre Atlanta team up to bring Robert C. Jones' inspirational play, Nobody: The Story of Bert Williams, to the Hapeville Performing Arts Center, Fri., April 8, at 8 p.m.

Directed by Brenda Porter and starring Michael Mario Good (above), the play follows the life of Bert Williams, the first African-American to ever star on Broadway, with his 1902...

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Thursday April 7, 2016 04:00 am EDT
Karen Glass has a vision for ethical fashion | more...

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Wednesday April 6, 2016 04:00 am EDT
Ashley Anderson's solo exhibition stitches five years of research into Hokusai's legacy | more...

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Monday April 4, 2016 09:55 am EDT

Spotlight on: Kenny DeForest
====== image-1While there is no clear path to success, starting a comedy career in one of the nation’s smaller scenes is a strong recommendation. While not as busy as Los Angeles or New York, what these “minor league” scenes (such as Atlanta or Denver) lack in quantity they make up for in spades in quality — fewer but better open mics, longer showcase sets, and...

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Thursday March 31, 2016 09:54 am EDT

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Atlanta-based South African artist Erika Hibbert stops by and discusses and showcases her newest exhibit, RECIPROCITY, at the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center Gallery Thurs., March 31, from 7-9 p.m. RECIPROCITY, Hibbert's 15th solo show, features selected works from her 2015 ink painting series, http://erikahibbert.com/section/401238-Ink-Paintings-2015.htmlThe Kiss, her 2015 wood painting...

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Thursday March 31, 2016 04:00 am EDT
Artist Monica Tookes opens a new Kirkwood gallery and learning space | more...

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Wednesday March 30, 2016 04:00 am EDT
Actor's Express new production investigates ATL Child Murders and family | more...

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Monday March 28, 2016 09:04 am EDT

Spotlight on: Eddie Pepitone at Relapse Theatre
====== image-1Every once in a while a wild Eddie Pepitone is spotted at one of Atlanta’s many comedy venues. Whether it’s a surprise drop in at a comedy club like the Laughing Skull or one our beloved indie shows such as WonderComedy or Star Bar, for one night, every few weeks, Instagram is blowing up with action shots of Pepitone. The Bitter...

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Thursday March 24, 2016 09:42 am EDT

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Founded in 2015, the Atlanta Dance Collective, a nonprofit group of artists dedicated to bringing engaging contemporary work to the city's dance realm, debuts its theatrical dance performance Time + Itinerant at the Synchronicity Theatre Fri., March 25, and Sat., March 26, at 7 p.m.

Choreographed by Atlanta Dance Collective founders Britt Whitmoyer Fishel and Sarah Stokes, and...

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Monday March 21, 2016 05:41 pm EDT

Spotlight on - Quincy Jones
image-2This time two years ago, I performed at Star Bar’s Monday Night Comedy show. The show was stacked with visiting comics in town for the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival including the very funny Quincy Jones. Not to be confused with the musician, Los Angeles-based comedian Quincy Jones is hitting the road again for the last time. Diagnosed with incurable...

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Thursday March 17, 2016 09:33 am EDT

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The Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University debuts the highly anticipated exhibit, Doorway to an Enlightened World: the Tibetan Shrine from the Alice S. Kandell Collection, with the opening reception set for Sat., March 19, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 


The exhibit features more than 120 pieces of Tibetan Buddhist art from the Tibetan Plateau, China, and...

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