This Midtown dinner theater provides good food and great Shakespearean entertainment. The Atlanta Shakespeare Company, which manages The New American Shakespeare Tavern, was the first American company to perform at London's Globe Theatre. A traditional English pub meal is offered during the hour before the show. A full bar features Harp, Bass, and Guinness, as well as a few wines. Seating is done on a first-come, first-served basis, so arrive early. Call for performance schedule.
The most expansive and popular of Atlanta's city parks was originally laid out for the Cotton States and International Exposition of 1895, and it now attracts more than 2 million visitors annually. Dog owners, sun-seekers, and sports enthusiasts flock to Piedmont Park to enjoy the fair weather, largely unaware that this was the spot of the Battle of Peachtree Creek during the Civil War. Its picturesque locales also offer a romantic ambiance. The 189-acre (76.48-hectare) facility is home to the Atlanta Botanical Gardens and scenic Lake Clara Meer and plays host to many of Atlanta's favorite concerts and festivals.
It is hard to miss this ultra-modern, white structure that houses Atlanta's finest collections of classic and contemporary art. A towering atrium soars to four interior levels, with the galleries moving from 18th and 19th Century collections near the ground floor to cutting-edge art on the upper levels. The High has increased in size to 312,000 square feet (2972.89 square meters) with three buildings designed by renowned Italian architect Renzo Piano: the Susan and John Wieland Pavilion, the Anne Cox Chambers Wing for galleries, and an office building. The High is a frequent host to some of the world's most important touring collections and has hosted exhibitions featuring artists like Pablo Picasso and Norman Rockwell. With over 18000 works in the permanent collection, the High also displays old prints of Abe Lincoln, General William Tecumseh Sherman and an array of sculptures and photographs.
The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum spread across 30 acres (12.14 hectares) lies next to John Lewis Freedom Parkway in Atlanta. The complex consists of interconnected pavilions that house the offices of the former President, research and foundation facilities, and the Jimmy Carter Library and Museum. The Presidential Library and Museum has an extensive collection of papers, photographs, films, and videos about the Carter administration and the President’s family life. Visitors can opt for the docent tour or a self-guided tour of this wonderful place.
The William Breman Jewish Heritage & Holocaust Museum, also known as The Breman Museum, is a testament to Atlanta's Jewish lineage. Administered by the Atlanta Jewish Federation since 1996, it curates archives from the mid-19th Century to the present day. In one of the largest displays in the Southeast, exhibitions here feature photographs, newspaper documentation, and memorabilia, including those from the Holocaust that are sure to leave you moved. In addition to the galleries, this establishment also houses a genealogy room and a couple of archive libraries.
This modest turn-of-the-century home is an architectural find in itself, but most notable because it houses the apartment where Margaret Mitchell, the recipient of Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1937, penned most of Gone with the Wind. Once funnily referred to as 'The Dump' by Margaret Mitchell due to its sorry condition, he house has been completely restored to its initial glory making it possible for you to visit this gem of a place and learn about one of the best writers the world has seen. Guided tours feature a wealth of historical and anecdotal information on Mitchell, the house and Atlanta in general. A museum shop is also on site.
Located within the Arts and Humanities building of the Georgia State University, Florence Kopleff Recital Hall is a standing tribute to Florence Kopleff. Once a teacher at the university and a noted contralto vocalist, she was cited to be one of the greatest of her times. The hall usually plays host to various artists and musical legends who entice guests with their classic and timeless compositions. With great acoustics and performers in company, the hall is nothing short of amazing.
This vast collection of shopping, dining and entertainment outlets (100+) is located in the heart of downtown's business district. Covering six city blocks, the underground mall is anchored by the World of Coca-Cola, which sits behind a 138-foot (42-meter) light tower at the entrance. Many specialty retailers and restaurant chains are represented between Upper Alabama and Central Avenue, while the rustic-themed Lower Alabama street market is home to smaller stores, quaint eateries and several nightlife options. Business hours of stores may vary.
The largest of the three stages located within The Masquerade, Heaven occupies the entire top level of the club. Together with Purgatory and Hell, this venue offers a diverse program of live music concerts throughout the year. From Blues bands and Rock acts to Jazz, there's something for everyone here. Check website for upcoming events and more.
If you consider yourself to be a music lover, a visit to The Masquerade is a must. An electric underground music venue, The Masquerade is a one of a kind venue that hosts some of the most happening live music performances in the city. Hell at The Masquerade is one of the charged music venues at The Masquerade and apart from hosting lively concerts, it can also be rented for private events. With a holding capacity of 550 people, two fully-stocked bars, and excellent hospitality, this venue is one of the best places to throw a party in Atlanta.
Located within the Georgia State University, Cinefest Film Theatre is a student-run facility. This uncommon little cinema shows good movies that, due to small budgets or a lack of promotional backing, often don't make it to the bigger theaters but still deserve to be seen. For the bargain price of USD3 before 5p and USD5 afterwards, what do you have to lose? Show times vary and movies change monthly. Call ahead to get the schedule of screenings.
The Georgia State University's Sports Arena is a multi-purpose event venue with a seating capacity of around 4500. Since its construction in 1972, it has been home to the University's basketball team, Panthers. Besides university events the venue has been host to many important international events and tournaments. Being a popular location, there are a many sporting events happening here every now and then. So be sure to check the latest events scheduled here.