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This National Historic Landmark was built in 1929 as a Shrine temple, but through most of its storied history, it has served as Atlanta's premier theatrical venue. The Fox Theater is a marvel of Middle Eastern Revival architecture that spans a full city block, it is one of the largest theaters built in America during the golden age of the movies. Today, the theater maintains a steady schedule of Broadway shows, operas, symphonic performances and rock concerts. Tours are available, but the best way to experience the Fox Theatre is through a night on the town.
Home of the Atlanta Braves, Turner Field is a must-visit even if you're not into baseball. Built as a multi-purpose facility for the 1996 Olympics, the stadium houses The Braves Museum as well as several restaurants and concession stands. Stop by at Scouts Alley, which has an array of interactive games. Step out and be surrounded by the smell of hot boiled peanuts and their signature battle cry of the tomahawk chop. Tours of the stadium complex are available both during the season and off it.
Variety Playhouse features live music seven nights a week, although the musical genre on any given night is anybody's guess. Alternative rock groups, jazz artists and folk singers are regularly showcased, with the club's bookings featuring upstart regional bands and big national names in about equal number. High-profile guests have included piano-based pop groups too. Renowned names like Natasha Bedingfield, Jakob Dylan, Alejandro Escovedo, Carrie Rodriguez and others have graced this stage with their lively performances. A full bar with an enviable selection of local microbrews is also on hand.
Home to the Georgia Shakespeare Festival and the Theater Department of Oglethorpe University, the Conant Performing Arts Center is a beautiful four story building. Built in 1997, this modern facility with cutting edge technology features a main theater, a rehearsal area, dressing rooms, a huge lobby, gift shop and a snack bar. It is the main venue for Oglethorpe's musical and theater productions.