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Things to Do in the Area

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Creative Loafing is an intensely local guide. We've been publishing a newspaper in the area since 1972 and just about all of the culture has been reported in the newspaper or on this website.

Looking for things to do in the area? We can direct you.

Here's our suggestion. Work off this page - start with the 5 Things to Do list below which are our recommendations for today's events. Not seeing what you want? Take a look at our more extensive list of today's events. Still not feeling it? See our suggestions below for ongoing events. Looking for cool things to do without laying out any dollars? Try our list of free things to do. If you are looking for events at the neighborhood level, take a look at our What's Going On to get the best local information available.

Five Things to Do Today

Friday October 23, 2020 10:00 am EDT
High Museum of Art Cost: Free-$14.50
Arts Agenda
"Julie Mehretu", co-organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and the Whitney Museum of American Art, is the artist’s first comprehensive survey exhibition featuring her meticulously crafted paintings, drawings, and prints. Including early work influenced by the notion of cities as s... [click here for more]
Friday October 23, 2020 07:00 pm EDT
Music
Introducing Atlanta’s first outdoor concert series designed to meet the highly restrictive standards of human engagement in a Covid-19 environment. Our socially distanced, personal pod set-up with full audio / lighting / video production provides the live show sensory stimulation you crave while tak... [click here for more]
Friday October 23, 2020 07:00 pm EDT
Online Event Cost: $20-$37
Arts Agenda, Arts Agenda::Visual Arts



REGISTRATION DEADLINES — FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16 (for Shipping); TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20 (for pickup in metro Atlanta, GA) ****

Join us for an opportunity to release, relax and have fun with paint. Settle down in your comfortable attire, with your beverage of choice, and some quarantine snacks and lets b... [click here for more]

Friday October 23, 2020 07:30 pm EDT
Dad's Garage Theatre Cost: $15-$50
Arts Agenda, Arts Agenda::Film
If you've been missing that movie theater experience, we have a treat for you! The Plaza @ Dad's Garage will be screening Lupin III: The First as a drive-in movie!



To listen to the movie's audio, you will need an FM radio in your car (and you will also need to be in a car to attend, obviously).

... [click here for more]
Friday October 23, 2020 10:00 pm EDT
Hard Rock Cafe Atlanta Cost: $30-$90
Arts Agenda, Arts Agenda::Film, Food and Drink
Friday, October 23rd 10:00 PM (Doors at 9:30 PM)



Reserved Seating Tickets- Tables Available for 2, 4 and 6 Guests, $15 per guest
INCLUDE: Reserved Seating, Popcorn and limited props


Additional food and beverage will be available including our all day Happy Hour!

SEATING WILL BE LIMITED TO 50 S... [click here for more]

CL's City Guide

atlanta attractions

Explore Attractions

Friday October 18, 2019 03:39 pm EDT
Be a kid again at these places for grown-up adventures | more...

Explore Attractions

Wednesday October 23, 2019 02:18 pm EDT
Explore the topics of history, science and more at these museums | more...

Music and Nightlife, Explore Attractions

Monday October 21, 2019 03:08 pm EDT
Explore these rap-related cultural landmarks in Atlanta | more...

Explore Attractions, Explore Outdoor Activities

Monday October 21, 2019 03:26 pm EDT
Explore the history and mystery of these cultural landmark cemeteries. | more...

Explore Attractions

Wednesday October 23, 2019 10:45 am EDT
Explore these must-visit attractions in the metro Atlanta area | more...

Explore Attractions, Summer Guide

Wednesday May 19, 2010 04:00 am EDT
Haunted hills, a literary farm and rock 'n' roll | more...


Explore Arts & Culture

The Arts Issue, Theater, Explore Arts & Culture

Friday August 2, 2019 09:36 pm EDT
Onstage and off, with actors and puppets, dealing in reality and escape | more...

The Arts Issue, Visual Arts , Explore Arts & Culture

Saturday August 3, 2019 11:49 pm EDT
Galleries and gatherings, plastic and static, memories and narratives | more...

Dance, The Arts Issue, Explore Arts & Culture

Monday August 5, 2019 12:51 pm EDT
Interpretative and ritual, modern and folk, ballet and bharatanatyam | more...

Explore Arts & Culture

Thursday October 17, 2019 01:43 pm EDT
Explore movie theaters for every film lover with everything from Oscar winners to cult classics on the big screen. | more...

Explore Arts & Culture

Wednesday October 23, 2019 12:13 pm EDT
Explore the works of the greats like Van Gogh, Monet, or Picasso and discover the modern photographic works of 20th century photographers and artists like Warhol, Annie Liebovitz, and Sally Mann. | more...


Explore Annual Festivals

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Explore Food & Drink

Explore Food & Drink

Wednesday October 16, 2019 04:50 pm EDT
Where to go when you want to drink the good stuff | more...

City Guide, Explore Food & Drink

Thursday October 17, 2019 12:53 pm EDT
Explore restaurant recommendations that the locals swear by. | more...

City Guide, Explore Food & Drink

Friday October 18, 2019 12:23 pm EDT
Where to eat well and please your inner foodie | more...



Explore Nightlife

Comedy, Explore Nightlife

Thursday October 17, 2019 01:26 pm EDT
Explore locations for viewing comedy and get your laugh on! | more...

Music and Nightlife, Explore Nightlife

Friday October 18, 2019 01:02 pm EDT
Local clubs for those discerning ears | more...

Music and Nightlife, Explore Nightlife

Monday October 21, 2019 01:40 pm EDT
Go where the locals go | more...

Music and Nightlife, Explore Nightlife

Monday October 21, 2019 02:40 pm EDT
Atlanta clubs offering weekend dance parties featuring a selection of local DJ's. | more...

Music and Nightlife, Explore Nightlife

Tuesday October 22, 2019 11:09 am EDT
Explore these clubs and bars that showcase blues music along with the occasional smattering of jazz | more...


Explore Outdoor Activities

Explore Outdoor Activities, Travel

Saturday August 29, 2020 02:11 pm EDT
Regional campgrounds offer a 'safe' place to leave the world behind | more...

Explore Outdoor Activities

Tuesday October 22, 2019 11:20 am EDT
Explore these music venues that remind you how much you love the great outdoors | more...

Explore Outdoor Activities

Monday October 21, 2019 03:39 pm EDT
Explore the outdoors and commune with nature without leaving town | more...

Explore Attractions, Explore Outdoor Activities

Monday October 21, 2019 03:26 pm EDT
Explore the history and mystery of these cultural landmark cemeteries. | more...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Tuesday January 1, 2019 06:18 pm EST
Browse what's going on in East Atlanta with our comprehensive calendar of events. Find things to do by neighborhood, what's going on today, tomorrow & this weekend. | more...

What's Going On

Sunday October 13, 2019 04:14 pm EDT
Browse what's going on in Old Fourth Ward (O4W) with our comprehensive calendar of events. Find things to do by neighborhood, what's going on today, tomorrow & this weekend. | more...

What's Going On

Wednesday May 13, 2020 04:05 pm EDT
Browse what's going on in Decatur with our comprehensive calendar of events. Find things to do by neighborhood, what's going on today, tomorrow & this weekend. | more...

Georgia Road Trips

Explore Attractions, Summer Guide

Wednesday May 19, 2010 04:00 am EDT
Haunted hills, a literary farm and rock 'n' roll | more...

Culture, Travel, Urban Living, Food and Drink, Homepage, News, Sponsored Content

Tuesday July 3, 2018 12:53 pm EDT
Having a day on the rapids is much closer than you think. | more...

Culture, Summer Guide

Monday August 6, 2018 05:41 pm EDT
Fact or fiction, the story lives on | more...


Explore Shopping

Explore Shopping

Tuesday October 22, 2019 10:53 am EDT
Explore the latest titles at these local shops | more...

Explore Shopping

Monday October 21, 2019 03:52 pm EDT
Explore Atlanta's consignment and thrift stores | more...

Explore Shopping

Friday October 18, 2019 01:22 pm EDT
3 newfangled malls reshaping Atlanta's inner-city shopping experience | more...

Events Today