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Ferst Center For The Arts

Ferst
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Call: (404) 894-2787 or visit arts.gatech.edu
Located at the heart of the Georgia Tech campus, the Ferst Center is a state-of-the-art facility that hosts a diverse range of musical and cultural programs throughout the year.

Dance Canvas 2020 Performance Series

Saturday March 21, 2020 08:00 pm EDT
Categories: Dance, Performing Arts Dance Canvas' acclaimed performance series returns to the Ferst Center with an evening of new artists. Highlighting the work of selected Atlanta, New York and Los Angeles based choreographers, Dance Canvas brings a diverse mix of new choreographic works to the Fers...
Cost: $30

Dance Canvas 2020 Performance Series

Friday March 20, 2020 08:00 pm EDT
Categories: Dance, Performing Arts Dance Canvas' acclaimed performance series returns to the Ferst Center with an evening of new artists. Highlighting the work of selected Atlanta, New York and Los Angeles based choreographers, Dance Canvas brings a diverse mix of new choreographic works to the Fers...
Cost: $30

The Guthman Musical Instrument Competition

Saturday March 7, 2020 07:00 pm EST
The Guthman Musical Instrument Competition is one of the only competitions of its kind: an event dedicated to identifying the newest and greatest ideas in music. Every year, we invite musical inventors from around the world to share their creations and ideas about the future of music. The 2020 com...
Cost: Free

Kinetic Light DESCENT

Saturday November 23, 2019 08:00 pm EST
Categories: Dance Obliterating assumptions of what dance, beauty, and disability can be, this duet takes audiences on a transformative ride. DESCENT reimagines the Rodin sculpture of Greek mythological figures Venus and Andromeda as a love story for two women. Dancers Alice Sheppard and Laurel Lawso...
Cost: $15-$25

Changing Score: Classic Films Reimagined

Friday November 15, 2019 08:00 pm EST
Categories: Film Audiences will travel back in time to the era of silent films when this technological breakthrough left crowds transfixed while creating a global platform for storytelling. French composer Gaëll Lozac’h infuses four early film classics with brand-new musical scores, bringing life to...
Cost: $15-$25

Dökk by fuse*

Friday October 4, 2019 08:00 pm EDT
Categories: Dance Dökk blends light, sound, and movement into a breathtaking, multi-dimensional universe created by fuse*, an Italian studio and production company that explores the creative use of digital technologies. Aerial dancer Elena Annovi moves through a sequence of 10 otherworldly environm...
Cost: $15-$25

Maya Kodes

Friday March 29, 2019 08:00 pm EDT
Maya Kodes is a singer who released a dance pop song on iTunes, recorded an EP, performed over 30 concerts and amassed over 5,500 Facebook followers … all as a hologram! The world’s first interactive real-time virtual pop star, Kodes is the creation of Neweb Labs in Montreal. Local dancers will join...
Cost: $36

Arts@Tech Presents - Dance Canvas

Saturday March 23, 2019 08:00 pm EDT
Celebrating its 11th anniversary season, Dance Canvas presents an evening of new choreography, new ideas, and new collaborations. 8 choreographers return to the Ferst stage with a diverse mix of dancers and styles, exploring the bridges between movement, technology, science, and life. Purchase tic...
Cost: $30.00

Dance Canvas - Introducing the Next Generation

Saturday March 23, 2019 08:00 pm EDT
Categories: Dance

2019 Performance Series

Dance Canvas returns to the Ferst Center for their 11th season, as they present an evening of new choreography, new ideas, and new collaborations. This season, with a focus on communication and relationships, the acclaimed performance series brings a diverse...
Cost: $20-$30

Dance Canvas - Introducing the Next Generation

Friday March 22, 2019 08:00 pm EDT
2019 Performance Series Dance Canvas returns to the Ferst Center for their 11th season, as they present an evening of new choreography, new ideas, and new collaborations. This season, with a focus on communication and relationships, the acclaimed performance series brings a diverse mix of new chor...
Cost: $20-$30

Margaret Guthman New Musical Instrument Competition

Saturday March 9, 2019 07:00 pm EST
Music, engineering, and tech mashup, the Georgia Tech Margaret Guthman Musical Instrument Competition is an annual event aimed at identifying the world's next generation of musical instruments and unveiling the best new ideas in musicality, design, engineering, and impact. The Guardian called the co...
Cost: Free

Guthman New Musical Instrument Competition

Thursday February 21, 2019 07:00 pm EST
Music, engineering, and tech mashup, the Georgia Tech Margaret Guthman Musical Instrument Competition is an annual event aimed at identifying the world's next generation of musical instruments and unveiling the best new ideas in musicality, design, engineering, and impact. The Guardian called the co...
Cost: Free

Mark Nizer: 4D Comedy Juggler

Saturday February 16, 2019 08:00 pm EST
Categories: Comedy

World champion juggler, award-winning comedian and inventor Mark Nizer brings his live 3D show to the stage; juggling laser beams, glowing red balls, and just about any new invention he can imagine. Nizer is constantly incorporating new technology into his hilarious performances.

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Cost: $28

Fifth House Ensemble: Journey Live

Saturday February 9, 2019 08:00 pm EST
The video game Journey, described by critics as “the most beautiful game of its time,” takes center stage as Chicago-based Fifth House Ensemble teams up with composer Austin Wintory to present an original, interactive live performance of his Grammy-nominated score. Fifth House Ensemble performs the ...
Cost: $36

Komansé Dance Theater presents: SKID

Friday January 25, 2019 08:00 pm EST
Skid, a celebration of Black culture, highlights the vulnerability and strength of humanity. Inspired by the literary work of James Baldwin and the issues of homelessness and gentrification, Skid explores the intricacies of the human condition. What happens to a person whose humanity is ignored? T...
Cost: $15-$30

Manual Cinema: The End of TV

Saturday January 12, 2019 08:00 pm EST
Categories: Theater

Venue: Ferst Center for the Arts

Told through original 70’s R&B-inspired pop songs and set in a post-industrial Rust Belt city in the 1990s, The End of TV explores the quest to find meaning amidst a constant barrage of commercial images. Two sides of the American Dream—i...
Cost: $36

Martin Luther on Trial

Friday July 6, 2018 08:00 pm EDT
A dazzling evening of theatre erupts onstage in an afterlife trial for the soul of Martin Luther . . . at Lucifer’s request. This fantastical courtroom drama features Hitler, Freud, MLK Jr and Pope Francis as witnesses, a reenactment of Satan’s rebellion and his failed attempt to enlist Michael the ...
Cost: $39 - $60

RAIIN Dance Theater: in Human

Friday November 17, 2017 08:00 pm EST
in Human is a celebration and examination of Black culture through the lens of spoken word, contemporary trap music, jazz and hip hop. RAIIN Dance Theater, directed by Raianna Brown, partners with the Georgia Tech School of Industrial Design to create a new experience in which an engineered set tran...
Cost: $22.00

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Saturday November 4, 2017 08:00 pm EDT
Neo-swing band Big Bad Voodoo Daddy found fame with their remarkable arrival on the music scene in the swing revival of the 1990s, punctuated by their cameo in the cult classic film “Swingers.” Co-founded by singer Scotty Morris and drummer Kurt Sodergren, the band blends a vibrant fusion of the cla...
Cost: $41, $47, $62

SIRO-A

Friday October 27, 2017 08:00 pm EDT
Categories: Dance, Theater, Music The award-winning Japanese phenomenon SIRO-A is renowned for mind-blowing performances combining visual effects, mime, dance, comedy, puppetry, and high-energy music.  A vast projection screen acts as a backdrop, and the production utilizes video-mapping, light an...
Cost: $39, $45

Spencer Ludwig

Friday September 29, 2017 08:00 pm EDT
Trumpeter and singer Spencer Ludwig merges jazz and pop style for a sound that simmers and swaggers with soul. Following three years as lead trumpet with indie pop act Capital Cities, the release of the song Diggy in a Target commercial catapulted his career. Coming up this year is the release of hi...
Cost: $22.00

Concert for America: Stand Up, Sing Out!

Monday August 28, 2017 07:30 pm EDT
Stand Up, Sing Out! is a national concert series benefitting organizations that advocate for human rights, such as the Southern Poverty Law Center and the NAACP. Our city’s lineup of performers includes Atlanta resident and actress Kim Fields of the "Facts of Life" and "Living Single," Grammy Award ...
Cost: $25

Hip-Hop Orchestra

Saturday July 1, 2017 07:00 pm EDT
When was the last time you witnessed, strings, horns and piano at a hip-hop show? Envision a blend of OutKast and orchestra. That's a fraction of Thee Phantom and the Illharmonic Orchestra in action. After performances at Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center and sold shows in Texas, the group is taking...
Cost: $20

Fantasm: Odyssey of Dreams Theatrical Belly Dance Production

Sunday June 11, 2017 06:00 pm EDT
Bellydance Evolution brings to life the ancient adventures of Sinbad, as told by Scheherazade, in an effort to save her life from the enraged King Shariar. During his journey, Sinbad encounters giant birds, savages, and treasures beyond his wildest dreams. Scheherazade captivates as she uses her cre...
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Nick Offerman: Good Clean Fun

Tuesday October 18, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
Park and Recreation"'s Nick Offerman visits Atlanta this fall upon the release of his book Good Clean Fun: Misadventures in Sawdust at Offerman Woodshop. The book takes a deep dive into Offerman's greatest passion – woodworking – and a gives behind-the-scenes look at his woodshop in East Los Ang...
Cost: $45

Earl Klugh

Friday April 22, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
Grammy-winning jazz guitarist Earl Klugh explores Latin music in the final year of his three-year collaboration with Arts@Tech. Since the release of his inaugural album in 1976, the Detroit-born master of the acoustic-classical guitar has become one of the most imitated icons of the instrument, with...
Cost: $38, $48, $63

Red-Eye to Havre de Grace

Friday April 15, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
Set in September 1849, Red-Eye to Havre de Grace follows Edgar Allan Poe and the odd details surrounding his mysterious last days. Director Thaddeus Phillips of Lucidity Suitcase joins with musical duo Wilhelm Bros. & Co. for this new musical, informed by 19th Century train routes, historical accoun...
Cost: $22-$32

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

Saturday April 9, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
Celebrating 40 years as an international dance sensation, this all-male troupe blends humor with athletic artistry to create performances filled with parody and virtuosic technique.
Cost: $22-$46

An Evening with Marc Bamuthi Joseph

Wednesday April 6, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
One of America’s vital voices in performance, arts education, and artistic curation, Joseph discusses the ideas that guide his work and travels, from his shows and the community-based outdoor festival Life is Living to the research he gathered on recent travels to South Africa for a new show about...
Cost: Free

Banff Mountain Film Fest

Saturday March 12, 2016 07:00 pm EST
REI and the Georgia Conservancy host the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour, featuring multiple environmental, action-packed mountain films. All proceeds benefit the Georgia Conservancy's Heartland Rivers of Georgia Paddle Series.
Cost: $18-$100

Dorrance Dance

Wednesday March 9, 2016 07:00 pm EST
Dorrance Dance honors tap dance's uniquely beautiful history in a new and dynamically compelling context. The theatrically witty company pushes tap forward into the 21st century, rhythmically, aesthetically, and conceptually. Street, club, and experimental dance forms all awake to the sound of furio...
Cost: $22-$42

Maya Beiser

Friday March 4, 2016 07:00 pm EST
Throughout her adventurous and versatile career, Maya Beiser has reimagined the concert experience, creating new music for the cello, commissioning and performing many works written for her by today’s leading composers. The founding cellist of the Bang on a Can All-Stars, Beiser has collaborated w...
Cost: $20, $22, $30

Okwui Okpokwasili: Bronx Gothic

Friday February 26, 2016 07:00 pm EST
Bronx Gothic reveals an impassioned coming of age story as notes are surreptitiously passed between two pre-teen girls. Using song, stories, and movement, Okwui Okpokwasili chronicles the sexual awakening and exploits of two 11-year-old girls living in the Bronx. This solo performance features direc...
Cost: $25

Cyrille AimÃ?e

Friday February 19, 2016 07:00 pm EST
As a child growing up in rural France, jazz singer Cyrille Aimée was captivated by the music of gypsies and would sneak out of her house to join them in song. Today, gypsy swing is only one part of the French-Dominican singer’s repertoire, which now includes Brazilian songs and classic jazz stand...
Cost: $22, $32, $47

PostSecret: The Show

Friday February 5, 2016 07:00 pm EST
Writer, artist, and internet phenomenon Frank Warren brings to life the stories of PostSecret, one of the most popular blogs in the world with half a billion visitors and half a million anonymous secrets received. With projected images and video, three actors guide the audience through a crowd-sourc...
Cost: $25-$35

Roger Guenveur Smith: Rodney King

Friday January 15, 2016 07:00 pm EST
Roger Guenveur Smith (Do the Right Thing, Malcolm X) dissects the Rodney King odyssey.
Cost: $17-$30

The Soul Rebels

Thursday December 17, 2015 07:00 pm EST
The Soul Rebels combine the pop music they love on the radio with the New Orleans brass band tradition they grew up on. The result is New Orleans funk and soul blended with elements of hip hop, jazz, and rock.
Cost: $22 to $47

Dee Dee Bridgewater

Friday December 11, 2015 07:00 pm EST
The original Glinda from The Wiz performs jazz classics. Dee Dee Bridgewater is a three-time Grammy winner and Tony Award recipient.
Cost: $35 to $60

TEDxPeachtree 2015 Invites You to Ripple!

Thursday November 12, 2015 07:00 pm EST
Experience ripple effect TEDxPeachtree style at the 7th annual TEDxPeachtree conference! Fourteen of the brightest thinkers, artists and story-tellers from Georgia + beyond will take on compelling issues facing our generation and offer their unique way forward. The eclectic Xperience Zone featuring ...
Cost: $99-$139

An Evening with Ensemble Variances & Sonic Generator

Sunday November 8, 2015 07:00 pm EST
French music group Ensemble Variances, renowned for its eclectic performances, will join forces with Sonic Generator - Georgia Tech’s acclaimed chamber music ensemble in residence - for an evening of innovative music by French and American composers. The program features music by guest vocalist Li...
Cost: Free and open to the public

Huang Yi & KUKA

Wednesday September 30, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
Acclaimed Taiwanese choreographer and dancer Huang Yi and his robot companion KUKA bring razor sharp precision and stunning artistry to the stage, harmoniously weaving together the art of dance and the science of mechanical engineering. Huang Yi & KUKA is a poetic work that flawlessly intertwines m...
Cost: $26-$36

Sibelius Festival

Saturday September 26, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
Celebrating the Finish composer Jean Sibelius’ 150th birthday, Georgia Tech School of Music is presenting A Sibelius Festival, an evening of Finnish music. Jun-Ching Lin, assistant concertmaster of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra will join the GT Symphony Orchestra in performing the beautiful violi...
Cost: Free

Tito Puente Jr. Orchestra

Thursday September 24, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
Sparks fly and rhythms ignite as mambo and salsa bandleader and percussionist Tito Puente, Jr. brings a modern edge to the timeless music of his Latin heritage. On a journey to keep the musical legacy of his late father alive, this vibrant entertainer wows audiences with his unique musical style and...
Cost: $26-$56

NBAF Spotlight Series Performance: Malpaso Dance Company and Pre-Performance Conversation about the -?State of Dance in Cuba Today"??

Friday September 18, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
Malpaso's performances throughout the United States have been critically acclaimed for their powerful embodiment of the passion that defines Cuba. Members of the company will engage in a discussion about the state of dance in Cuba today.
Cost: $20-$30

Master Class with Malpaso Dance Company

Thursday September 17, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
Members of the Malpaso Dance Company offer a master class for youth, pre-professionals and lovers of dance of all ages and levels of talent.
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NBAF Spotlight Series Performance: Ronald K. Brown/Evidence, A Dance Company and Pre-performance Conversation

Saturday September 12, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
For its 30th season anniversary celebration in Atlanta, the company has selected signature works to tell its story and mark the extraordinary history of its ascendancy as one of the leading modern dance companies in the nation.
Cost: $20-$30

Master Class with Ronald K. Brown

Thursday September 10, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
Brown offers a master class for youth, pre-professionals and lovers of dance of all ages and levels of talent who are inspired by his modern dance and choreography.
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Laughs For Habs

Friday August 28, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
Dan Mengini headlines this comedy event benefitting Habitat for Humanity. Parking is free.
Cost: $10-$20

Earl Klugh

Friday April 17, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
In addition to being a jazz legend, Grammy-winning guitarist Earl Klugh still finds time to spearhead the legacy. Currently in year two of a three-year artist residency at Georgia Tech’s Ferst Center for the Arts, Klugh will set aside working with k-12 partner schools and music students at Tech fo...
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A Night at the Opera

Wednesday April 15, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
Joined by soprano Elisabeth Slaten and tenor Nathan Munson, the Georgia Tech Symphony Orchestra presents the season finale, A Night at the Opera
Cost: Free

The Honeycutters

Wednesday April 1, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
Cost: Free

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

Saturday March 7, 2015 07:00 pm EST
Join REI and The Georgia Conservancy for two-installments of the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour. Banff Mountain Film Fest is the largest and most recognized name in adventure and environmental films - bringing together movie-goers from all 7 continents! Yes, even Antarctica! Each installmen...
Cost: $16

Georgia Tech Symphony Orchestra and Choirs Present Mendelssohn's Lobgesang

Saturday February 28, 2015 07:00 pm EST
The Georgia Tech Symphony Orchestra and Choirs present Mendelssohn's Symphony-Cantata
Cost: Free

TAP"??A"??CE"??TIC [LIVE]

Saturday February 21, 2015 07:00 pm EST
Taking live tap dancing to new heights, the performers of TAP•A•CE•TIC LIVE create a world through the magic of live theater and dance.
Cost: $10-$30

Arlo Guthrie: 50th anniversary of Alice's Restaurant Massacree

Friday January 30, 2015 07:00 pm EST
Cost: $39-$39

Preservation Hall Jazz Band w/ Allen Toussaint

Thursday November 6, 2014 07:00 pm EST
Cost: $35 - $60

Musical Architecture by New Orleans Airlift: A house you can -?play"??

Monday November 3, 2014 07:00 pm EST
This fall Georgia Tech hosts “Musical Architecture,” a project by New Orleans Airlift in collaboration with students from Georgia Tech. The project features a musical house, which is an immersive piece of architecture that performers play like an instrument.
Cost: Free

Romantic Masters

Monday November 3, 2014 07:00 pm EST
The Georgia Tech Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Strings are presenting the first concert for the fall semester, featuring Peter Ciaschini, concertmaster of the Atlanta Opera, on violin solo. The program includes music by Vivaldi, Bach, Bizet, Bruch, and Tchaikovsky.
Cost: Free

H.M.S. Pinafore by New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players

Thursday September 11, 2014 08:00 pm EDT
Cost: $22 - $46

Shahram and Hafez Nazeri

Friday April 18, 2014 08:00 pm EDT
The internationally acclaimed Rumi Symphony Project is the awe-inspiring creation of composer and vocalist, Hafez Nazeri. This groundbreaking project features Hafez's legendary father, Shahram Nazeri, dubbed the “Pavarotti of Iran” by the New York Times, and the winner of the Chevalier Medal by ...
Cost: $40 - $75

DanceTech Spring Show

Thursday April 17, 2014 08:00 pm EDT
DanceTech would like to invite you to our annual spring showcase at Georgia Tech's Ferst Center for the Arts. This year's showcase will feature a variety of dance styles performed by DanceTech Performing Company and our guests GT Ballroom Dance Club and Georgia Tech Dance Company. Tickets can be p...
Cost: $5 (Georgia Tech Students), $14 (public)

Earl Klugh

Friday April 11, 2014 08:00 pm EDT
Cost: $37-$62

Laasya 2014- An Indian Classical Dance Competition

Friday February 21, 2014 07:00 pm EST
Laasya is a travelling Indian Classical Fusion Dance competition. It's only here this year and is your only chance to experience indian classical fusion at its best! Teams from all over the states are here to compete!
Cost: $15

PUSH Dance Company

Friday February 7, 2014 07:00 pm EST
Led by Artistic Director Raissa Simpson, PUSH Dance Company makes its Atlanta debut.
Cost: $21.25-$25

It's a Wonderful Life

Saturday December 28, 2013 07:00 pm EST
George Bailey is the everyman from the small town of Bedford Falls. On Christmas Eve, overwhelming troubles crash down on George and his guardian angel, Clarence, descends to save him from despair. Clarence shows him that life is worth living by showing him what it would have been like had he never ...
Cost: $35-$45

A Peter White Christmas with Rick Braun and Mindi Abair

Friday December 13, 2013 07:00 pm EST
Audience members are invited to “Jazz Connect,” a free pre-show jazz talk led by Jay Edwards, host of WCLK 91.9FM’s “Jazz Tones,” beginning at 7 p.m.
Cost: $42-$67

Georgia Tech Dance Company's Fall Performance featuring Symp Vibes

Wednesday November 13, 2013 07:00 pm EST
This is the first performance of the new Dance Company at Georgia Tech. GTDC will be performing student choreographed dances in a variety of styles including hip-hop, ballet, lyrical, contemporary, modern and musical theater. An a cappella group, Sympathetic Vibrations, will be performing alongside ...
Cost: $5.00 - $7.50

Sonic Generator

Saturday November 2, 2013 08:00 pm EDT
On Sun., Nov. 3, Sonic Generator will be harmonically converging at the Ferst Center with members of L’Orchestre National de Lorraine from the Arsenal in Metz, France, for a concert highlighted by Steve Reich’s “City Life.” The program showcases innovative approaches to music from France and...
Cost: $25

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Thursday October 31, 2013 08:00 pm EDT
Cost: $35-$60

Reinventing Radio: An Evening with Ira Glass

Friday April 5, 2013 08:00 pm EDT
This American Life" host Ira Glass will offer a behind-the-scenes look at his quirky hit public radio program and his unique approach to broadcast journalism and storytelling."
Cost: Free

Nnenna Freelon

Friday February 22, 2013 07:00 pm EST
The Ferst Center welcomes celebrated jazz vocalist, Nnenna Freeolon, who will honor Lena Horne in an evening of song and story set against the backdrop of Horne's 92 year life and legacy.
Cost: $30

Chick Corea and Gary Burton with Harlem Quartet

Friday January 25, 2013 07:00 pm EST
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Urban Nutcracker

Saturday November 17, 2012 07:00 pm EST
Urban Nutcracker is Ballethnic Dance Company's contemporary African-American adaptation of the traditional Nutcracker with an urban twist. This entertaining performance takes place on Atlanta's own Sweet Auburn Avenue in the 1940s, and opens the weekend before Thanksgiving.
Cost: $29-$52

Broken - The Play

Friday June 1, 2012 08:00 pm EDT
Broken is a story of forgiveness, faith and facades. When the matriarch of the family passes away, the dynamics of the family change. Can the family survive the lies, hurt and pain or will they stay broken? This GIPSEE Production features a dynamic cast with powerful singing and acting.
Cost: $15 or 2 for $25

Mohammad Reza Shajarian In Concert

Saturday April 28, 2012 08:00 pm EDT
The greatest vocalist of Iran's traditional music (two times Grammy nominated) Mohammad Reza Shajarian will perform at Ferst Center for the Arts accompanied by Shahnaz Ensemble. Mr. Shajarian and 17 members of the ensemble will perform pieces inspired by legendary Persian poets Hafez and Rumi.Mr. Sh...
Cost: $60-$50-$40

Music of the Here and Now

Saturday April 21, 2012 08:00 pm EDT
Music of the Here and Now - featuring the Georgia Tech Chorale and Chamber Choir with the Georgia Tech Symphony Orchestra. Special guests include Shimon, Tech's mallet-playing robot, playing with full orchestra for the first time. Other pieces will include a Video Game Medley with full orchestra an...
Cost: Free

Kenan Thompson

Wednesday March 28, 2012 08:00 pm EDT
Atlanta native and cultural icon for the millennial generation Kenan Thompson may be a regular cast member on “Saturday Night Live” today, but c’mon, we all know the ’90s were “All That.” With the dreads long gone, Thompson is now delivering an 18-plus act at the Ferst Center for the Arts on Thurs.,...
Cost: $5-$10

Jazzy Sleeping Beauty

Saturday March 24, 2012 08:00 pm EDT
This is a full-length classical ballet with a colorful twist on a familiar fairytale classic.
Cost: $29-$52

Pilobolus Acrobatic Dexterity & Inventive Wit

Thursday March 15, 2012 08:00 pm EDT
A one-of-a-kind company, Pilobolus straddles the confluence of dance and human sculpture. Now entering its 40th year, this remarkable company embodies a tradition of innovation where grace, physical agility, and pure invention are the rule.
Cost: $38-$48

Pilobolus

Thursday March 15, 2012 08:00 pm EDT
Check your conventional ideas of dance at the door for this event because the Emmy award-winning dance company Pilobolus challenges anatomical logic with a performance that unifies dance and human sculpture. The troupe has been contorting into bizarre images and anthropomorphic forms for 40 years an...
Cost: $38-$48

Sophie Milman

Friday February 3, 2012 07:00 pm EST
Jazz vocalist and Juno award nominee, Sophie Milman performs at the Ferst Center for the Arts.
Cost: $21.25-$50

The Rambler

Thursday February 2, 2012 07:00 pm EST
The Joe Goode Performance Group mixes dance, theater, music and spoken word in this production.
Cost: $42

David Benoit's A Charlie Brown Christmas

Thursday December 15, 2011 07:00 pm EST
Grammy nominated pianist David Benoit and ten-year-old piano prodigy Ethan Bortnick perform music from Vince Guaraldi's A Charlie Brown Christmas.""
Cost: $34-$65

What's Going On Tribute feat. Anthony David, Phonté, Avery Sunshine, Carmen Rodgers, Julie Dexter, Joey Sommerville, Rahbi, Kipper Jones, the Darryl Reeves Group

Friday December 9, 2011 07:00 pm EST
Few LPs have come to define a genre like What's Going On. Although 40 years have passed since the release of Marvin Gaye's seminal soul recording, the tribulations he articulated (war, poverty, environment) remain as lasting as Gaye's influence on successive generations. Firmly rooted in Gaye's line...
Cost: $30-$40

A Tribute to Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Marvin Gaye's WHAT'S GOING ON? Release

Friday December 9, 2011 07:00 pm EST
Featuring Performances by: Anthony David, Phonte, Avery Sunshine, Carmen Rodgers, Julie Dexter, Joey Summerville, Rahbi, Kipper Jones & The Darryl Reeves Group.Partial Proceeds will Benefit WCLK & CAUProduced by: INVICTUS PRODUCTIONS LLC
Cost: $30, $35, $40

Marvin Gaye's ??What's Going On?? Album 40th Anniversary Concert

Friday December 9, 2011 07:00 pm EST
Invictus Promotions presents Marvin Gaye's “Whats Going On” Album, 40th Anniversary Celebration, a one night only event at Ferst Center for the Arts, featuring live performances from contemporary soul & jazz artists such as Anthony David, Joey Sommerville, Avery Sunshine, Julie Dexter and more. The...
Cost: $30 / $35 / $40

Take 6

Thursday December 1, 2011 07:00 pm EST
A Grammy-winning Christian jazz group.
Cost: $22-$42

Georgia Tech School of Music Holiday Concert

Wednesday November 30, 2011 07:00 pm EST
The Georgia Tech School of Music Presents: Holidays!The concert will feature several of the fantastic ensembles at Georgia Tech, including:Jazz EnsembleGlee ClubSymphonic BandChoirSymphony OrchestraPlease join us for this fun night and some great holiday music.
Cost: $15

Urban Nutcracker

Saturday November 19, 2011 07:00 pm EST
Taking place on Atlanta's own Sweet Auburn Avenue in the 1940s, this soulful celebration brings such whimsical characters as the Black Russian, Mother Spice and more to the stage.
Cost: $29-$52

Imperial Acrobats of China

Saturday November 12, 2011 07:00 pm EST
This story of a thief left for dead and found by Shaolin monks encompasses a spellbinding array of acrobatics, a fusion of traditional and modern dance choreography, and amazing displays of the legendary Gung Fu and Wushu martial arts skills of the Shaolin monks.
Cost: $22-$47

Ghost Town - Artist Reception

Thursday October 27, 2011 08:00 pm EDT
On view in October and November is Ghost Town, by fine art photographer Terry Check. Many years ago, two tropical storms struck the Sonoran Desert in California, and turned the Salton Sea upside down including the community of Bombay Beach. Part of the town was either under water or half-buried in...
Cost: none

Bill Cosby

Saturday October 22, 2011 08:00 pm EDT
Cost: $55-$95

Ghost Town

Wednesday October 19, 2011 08:00 pm EDT
On view in October and November is Ghost Town, by fine art photographer Terry Check. Many years ago, two tropical storms struck the Sonoran Desert in California, and turned the Salton Sea upside down including the community of Bombay Beach. Part of the town was either under water or half-buried in...
Cost: none

Peabo Bryson

Saturday April 16, 2011 12:00 am EDT
The silky voice of singer-songwriter Peabo Bryson has made him one of the premier R&B singers of the last three decades.
Cost: $44, $54, $64 (Club Seating)

Nrityagram Dance Ensemble

Sunday March 27, 2011 12:00 am EDT
The radiant Nrityagram Dance Ensemble of India blends the classical dance forms of India with contemporary concepts.
Cost: $28-$38

Melinda Doolittle

Saturday March 12, 2011 12:00 am EST
Melinda Doolittle, who became a household name on season six of American Idol, emerges as today's most authentic new R&B ambassador.
Cost: $28, $38

Doug Varone and Dancers

Saturday March 5, 2011 12:00 am EST
This renowned company commands attention for its expansive vision, versatility and technical prowess. Doug Varone's kinetically thrilling dances make essential connections and mine the complexity of the human spirit.
Cost: $28-$38

Margaret Cho

Saturday February 19, 2011 12:00 am EST
Revered for her raw in-your-face style, Margaret Cho is a prolific and critically acclaimed stand-up comedian.This performance contains adult language and content, and is recommended for adult audiences only.
Cost: $39-$49

Boomtown

Friday February 18, 2011 12:00 am EST
Cirque Mechanics — veterans of the Moscow Circus, Cirque Du Soleil, Pickle Family Circus and other world-renowned companies — fly, climb and contort their way through a wild West mining town.
Cost: $20-$44

Jon Faddis Jazz Orchestra of New York

Saturday February 12, 2011 12:00 am EST
Enjoy An Evening of Ellington" and the big band sound of the Jon Faddis Jazz Orchestra. Widely recognized for his mastery of the highest registers of the trumpet
Cost: $34, $44, $54 (Club Seating)
349 Ferst Dr NW
Atlanta, GA 30332
(404) 894-2787
Performing Arts Theater