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Highland Inn Ballroom Lounge

Call: 404-874-5756 or visit www.thehighlandinn.com
Located in the basement of the eclectic Highland Inn, the Ballroom Lounge is one of the best hangouts in the area and hosts a regular rotation of worth-your-time bands. The venue has also begun hosting literary readings, author parties, and other bookish events.

Scene and Song Presents "But I'm A Cheerlanta!"

Wednesday May 23, 2018 09:00 pm EDT
Pour a glass of Milk and come on down from Brokeback Mountain because the greatest performers in Atlanta are bringing you a night of jokes and music about their favorite LGBTQ movies in their own private Idaho: the Highland Ballroom! Proceeds from the show will also go to the charity selected by our guest host: Lost-n-Found Youth, an Atlanta grassroots nonprofit working to end the cycle of homelessness among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth! Paris is Burning but it’s these jokes that are on fire and best of all no one is bringing up HBO's Looking: The Movie! Boys Don't Cry but boy do they laugh so get your tickets now to Scene and Song Presents BUT I'M A CHEERLANTA—the only show in town that will have you yelling, "To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything!
Cost: $10

Critical Crop Top Enters the Multiverse

Friday May 11, 2018 08:00 pm EDT

Critical Crop Top continues 2018 with a new live sketch show titled “Critical Crop Top Enters the Multiverse.” Written, directed and performed by returning CCT ensemble members as well as some new faces, the show features a perfect blend of comedy and music. CCT’s new show will explore the allure of escapism through a story in which a woman enters an alternate universe and must decide whether to stay in this alternate timeline where politics, the world, and her personality are vastly different or return to her familiar world. Audiences won’t be disappointed by the mix of classic physical comedy, political satire and bawdy humor. “Critical Crop Top Enters the Multiverse” will be hosted at the historic Highland Inn and Ballroom Lounge on Friday 5/11 at 8 p.m., Sunday 5/13 at 7 p.m., Friday 5/18 at 8 p.m. and Sunday 5/20 at 7 p.m.
Cost: $10

Scene and Song Presents WakandAtlanta!

Wednesday March 28, 2018 09:00 pm EDT
Atlantans Perform Original Music, Comedy, and Writing About Black Panther. The sun will never set on the Wakandan empire but we've got one night only for this show so get your vibranium, ingest your Heart-Shaped Herb and come to the Highland Ballroom for an incredible night of live Black Panther-themed entertainment.
Cost: $10

Scene and Song presents Magic Missilanta

Wednesday February 21, 2018 09:00 pm EST
Fire up your illithid-powered Spelljammer and make your way down to the Virginia Highlands. From Dragonlance to Dark Sun, we're bringing you a night of music, burlesque, comedy and magic celebrating our favorite fantasy tabletop role-playing game. Doors open at 8 p.m.
Cost: $10

Dark Side of The Room Show

Thursday February 8, 2018 08:00 pm EST
We're at Highland Ballroom and we have got more guests, music, and comedy. In the Dark Side improv show we take a classic movie (i.e. Jaws, Star Wars) and improvise the stories of what the black people were doing during that movie. The show is about celebrating the diversity in improv and comedy. Let’s face it Atlanta is about the only place in the world we could pull off something this fun.
Cost: $10

Scene and Song Presents ATLet's Go Crazy!

Wednesday January 24, 2018 09:00 pm EST

Scene and Song Presents ATLet's Go Crazy! Atlantans Perform Music and Comedy Celebrating Prince! Location: Highland Inn Ballroom Lounge 644 North Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306 Date: January 24th Showtime: 9PM » Doors Open @ 8PM Price: $10 Ages: 18+ HOST: Chris Ledford PRODUCED BY: Jason Mallory & Ellaree Yeagley BANDLEADER: Cherry Del Rosario FEATURING PERFORMANCES BY: Aileen Loy—Sometimes It Snows in April Jack Walsh—If I Was Your Girlfriend Mark Kendall— 1999 Amber North—I Wanna Be Your Lover Dedrick Flynn—Little Red Corvette Stop-Motion by Ellaree Yeagley & Adam Lowe Fire up your little red corvette and put on your raspberry beret because Scene and Song is BACK and we're bringing you another night of music, comedy and other performances celebrating The Purple One!!
Cost: $10

A Celebration of Denis Johnson

Tuesday January 16, 2018 07:00 pm EST

The many and varied works of Denis Johnson have had an honored place on the shelves of A Cappella since the day we opened, almost 30 years ago. Fortunately, there is again cause to celebrate: shortly before he died, Johnson completed his second collection of short stories: The Largesse of the Sea Maiden, and it will be published on Tuesday, January 16. To mark the occasion, we invite you to join us that evening at the Highland Inn Ballroom Lounge at 7p.m., along with a number of Atlanta writers and musicians to reflect on Johnson’s unique literary output and to dig into this latest work.
Cost: Free

The Brisket Belt Show: A Stand-up Comedy Hanukkah Special

Saturday December 16, 2017 08:00 pm EST
Categories: Stand-up Comedy

HT Rosen and Amanda Marks Present: The Brisket Belt Show: A Stand-up Comedy Hanukkah Special  A portion of the proceeds from The Brisket Belt Show will be donated to Rebecca's Tent Women's Shelter at Shearith Israel.  Hosted by: Rosen and Marks Featuring: Hayley Ellman Rachel Eppstein Sam Gordon Michael Salloway Christian Saslo Saturday, December 16th Highland Inn Ballroom Lounge @ 644 N Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306 Doors: 8pm Show Starts: 8:30pm Tickets: $15 at freshtix.com/events/brisketbelt  $15 Cash Only at Door This is an ADULTS ONLY show. No children allowed. Limited parking onsite at & paid garage at 675 N Highland
Cost: $15

A Write Club Carol

Wednesday December 13, 2017 09:00 pm EST
Categories: Live Lit

Write Club Atlanta is back at the Ballroom, with all of the yelling and drinking you expect of the season! WRITE CLUB is: 6 WRITERS competing in 3 BOUTS of 2 OPPOSING TOPICS lasting no more than 7 MINUTES apiece wherein YOU THE AUDIENCE decide the winner THIS MONTH'S COMBATANTS: Theresa Davis (SCROOGE) v Suehyla El-Attar (CRATCHIT) Shay Alexi (SPIRIT) v Lyric (BEING) Karen Cassady (PAST) v Olive Lynch (FUTURE) DOORS AND BAR AT 8, SHOW AT 9 $10 GETS YOUR LUCKY KEISTER IN THE DOOR Join us Wednesday, December 13 at the Highland Ballroom for the most badass literary series this (or any other) city has to offer.
Cost: $10

Dark Side of the Room Holiday Show!

Saturday December 9, 2017 08:00 pm EST
We're at Highland Ballroom and we have got more guests, music, and comedy! In the Dark Side improv show we take a classic movie (i.e. Jaws, Star Wars) and improvise the stories of what the black people were doing during that movie. The show is about celebrating the diversity in improv and comedy. Let’s face it Atlanta is about the only place in the world we could pull off something this fun.
Cost: $10

Dark Side of The Room

Thursday November 9, 2017 08:00 pm EST
Categories: Comedy, African American, Improv The Dark Side of The Room improv show takes a classic movie (i.e. Jaws, Star Wars) and improvise the stories of what the black people were doing during that movie. The show is about celebrating the diversity in improv and comedy. Let’s face it Atlanta is about the only place in the world we could pull off something this fun.
Cost: $10

Resurgens Fest 2017

Thursday November 2, 2017 08:00 pm EDT
On an optimistic whim, comedian and showrunner extraordinaire Joe Pettis created the Hotlanta Comedy Fest last year: a three-day shindig featuring all-local comedians. The fest returns this year with a new name and venue. Rebranded as Resurgens Fest, Pettis and more than 80 homegrown comics will perform Thursday through Saturday at the Highland Ballroom for seven individually themed stand-up showcases. This year will also feature improv in the cozy Highland courtyard and put ticket sales to very good use with all proceeds going to the Women’s Resource Center to End Domestic Violence. Individual, daily, and full weekend passes are on sale now. Nov. 2-4; Thurs.-Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 7 p.m. Details
Cost: $10-$30

#QueerisLife Comedy and Open Mic Night

Friday October 20, 2017 06:30 pm EDT
Oct 20th, 2017- #QueerisLife Comedy and Open Mic NightDoors Open and Sign Up starts at 6:30pm The Highland Ballroom and LoungeAddress: 644 North Highland Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30306Hosted by Julie OsborneFeaturing Comedians: *Dedrick Flynn *Andrew Markle *Cherith Fuller *Sam Gordon *Powell Mansfield  Early Registration and Tickets available @ www.atllgbtfilmfestival.comComedians, Artists, and Poets ALL Talent is welcomed!
Cost: $15.00

Halloweenies! Comedy and Costumes and Hotdogs oh my!

Thursday October 19, 2017 07:00 pm EDT
Halloween is the best holiday. Hot dogs are the best food (fight me). That's pretty much all there is to get folks. A curated comedy showcase where all the performers get (are forced) to perform in their favorite costume. The crew will be serving up the finest Hot Doggies (and veggie doggies) throughout the show, all you can eat! (until we run out). Hosted by Olive Lynch and William Miracle. Tickets
Cost: $10

Roast of Stranger Things

Friday October 13, 2017 08:30 pm EDT
Stranger Things fans welcome, but beware! Things are sure to get heated as Atlanta's favorite comics play the characters before the release of season two in this adult-friendly roast.
Cost: $7

The Story Collider: Identity

Tuesday October 3, 2017 08:00 pm EDT
A slew of mostly scientists take the stage at Atlanta's newest reading series. The Story Collider provides a platform to share personal stories about science. The launch lineup features writer/storyteller/performer Mauree Culberson, mathematician Lew Lefton, behavioral neuroscientist Joe Normandin, neuroscientist and literary scholar Laura Otis and chemist Omar Villanueva. Meisa Salaita and Kellie Vinal host. Tickets
Cost: $10

Drop Up Video

Friday September 15, 2017 10:00 pm EDT
Mystery Science Theatre meets Pop Up Video in this newfangled version of standup comedy. Music videos will play live as local comedians provide witty commentary in real time. The lineup includes Paige Bowman, Katie Hughes, Fray Forde, Ed Dinzole and more. Justin Thompson hosts. Tickets
Cost: $5

The Dark Side of the Room

Friday September 15, 2017 08:00 pm EDT
This improv show features African Americans' music, stand up, and poetry in a celebration of diversity and blackness.
Cost: $10

Laughs Trump Hate: Charlottesville

Friday September 8, 2017 08:30 pm EDT
It’s impossible to be apolitical in today’s world. Many comedians are becoming more political in their act and in much louder actions. Three of ATL’s finest jokesmiths, Paige Bowman, Cherith Fuller and Jen O’Neill Smith, started their new semi-regular comedy showcase earlier this year with the goal of raising money for various groups affected by the slowly melting burnt sienna crayon in charge. Laughs Trump Hate returns to the Highland Ballroom with a stellar lineup that includes Yohance’ Collins, Dan Shark-Weeks, Piper Ruhmkorff and more. All proceeds go toward the victims of Charlottesville.
Cost: $10

Late Late Breakfast - Highland Ballroom 7/30

Sunday July 30, 2017 02:00 pm EDT
All the way from Chicago, Late Late Breakfast is the perfect comedy show for a drunken, weird Sunday afternoon. Hosted and co-created by lovable scamps Tyler Jackson and Danny Maupin, Late Late Breakfast is a fast-paced mixed-format standup show that the Chicago Reader simply called "Chaos." Every show is a wildly different experience and features a dizzying array of comedians telling jokes while facing randomized themed challenges that could be anything from having an impromptu puppet show or pie fight or Easter Pageant, to giving a guided tour in a trolley car or smashing fruit like Gallagher or pitching in a baseball game involving the entire audience. Expect anything and everything out of the ordinary, all of it held together by solid, hilarious standup comedy. Doors at 2pm, Show at 3pm. Lineup: Andrew Michael Joe Pettis Ian Aber Amber North Samm Severin Brian Emond Tom Russel Jen O'Neil Smith Michael Rowland Olivia Cathcart Tevin Williams Lace larabee Tom Feeney Paige Bowman Olive Lynch Hosted by Tyler Jackson & Danny Maupin ticket link: https://www.freshtix.com/events/late-late-breakfast---atlanta ----------------------- Our show has been featured on NYCF, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, The Comedy Exposition, Orlando Indie Comedy Fest, Green Gravel Comedy Fest, Crom Comedy Fest, Hell Yes Fest and more. Featured as one of the best comedy shows in America — The Interrobang 6.01.16 "There's something very special going down in Chicago. Every month for the past three years, Tyler Jackson and Danny Maupin have been putting on Late Late Breakfast, a standup comedy show like no other." — The Daily Dot 3.31.16 "Late Late Breakfast is one hell of a ride and a great insane show." — Eddie Pepitone 2015 "Late Late Breakfast is just such an incredible concept for a show, and the masterminds behind it are...brilliant. Just brilliant. It's weird and chaotic and fun and silly and smart and everything standup comedy lacks." — Brightest Young Things: 2015 Comedy Favorites 12.9.15 Featured as one of the best experimental comedy shows in Chicago — TimeOut 3.25.15 "The chaos can't help but be entertaining" — Chicago Reader 4.8.14 "Every time I've gone, it's been the best afternoon of my month." — Brightest Young Things 9.24.14
Cost: $5

Laughs Trump Hate: National Immigration Law Center

Friday July 14, 2017 07:30 pm EDT
Produced by Cherith Fuller, Jen O'Neill Smith, and Paige Bowman, Laughs Trump Hate is a comedy show series to benefit those negatively affected by the election. July's show benefits the National Immigration Law Center (NILC), one of the leading organizations in the U.S. exclusively dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of low-income immigrants. Tickets
Cost: $10

Stand Up for Planned Parenthood

Thursday June 15, 2017 08:00 pm EDT
A night of laughs goes to a good cause in Stand Up for Planned Parenthood. Lace Larrabee, Amber North and Stephanie & Travis Jones will bring humor to key issues in women's reproductive rights and make fun of the patriarchy while they're at it. The event is organized by the Planned Parenthood Young Professionals Council. Tickets
Cost: $25-$100

Stand Up for Planned Parenthood 2017

Thursday June 15, 2017 08:00 pm EDT
Planned Parenthood Young Professionals Council is hosting an evening of laughs and Good Food Truck love this Spring in the form of our very own comedy show! Proceeds from the "Stand Up for Planned Parenthood" event will benefit Planned Parenthood Southeast (PPSE) which means this is fun for a good cause! Even bigger bonus? Your ticket purchase is tax deductible as a fundraiser for PPSE! Doors open at 7:30 PM. Show starts at 8:00 PM. Be there or be ⬛.Featuring Lace Larrabee, Amber North, Stephanie & Travis Jones, and more! Learn more and buy your tickets at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1539727112722940/
Cost: $25
644 N. Highland Ave. N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30306
404-874-5756
thehighlandinn.com