Must-see entertainment in Atlanta

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    Mercedes-Benz Stadium

    Atlanta's state-of-the-art, $1.6-billion multipurpose eight-petal retractable-roof stadium is home to the NFL's Atlanta Falcons (football) and the MLS'…

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    Clermont Lounge

    The Clermont is a strip club, the oldest in Atlanta. But not just a strip club. It's a bedrock of the Atlanta scene that welcomes dancers of all ages,…

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    Blind Willie's

    This divey Virginia-Highland blues bar behind a neon alligator is one of the nation's top spots for the world's best down-and-dirty blues. Taj Mahal,…

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    Variety Playhouse

    A historic, smartly booked and well-run concert venue built in 1940 and fully renovated in 2015. It hosts a variety of touring artists and is one of the…

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    Woodruff Arts Center

    This arts complex contains within its campus the High Museum, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the Alliance Theatre.

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    Apache Café

    An eclectic performance-art venue for hip-hop, spoken-word poetry and soul artists on the rise. It's a must-stop for those looking to dive into Atlanta's…

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    Terminal West

    One of Atlanta's best live-music venues, this concert space is located inside a beautifully revamped 100-year-old iron and steel foundry on the Westside.

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    Goat Farm Arts Center

    Embedded in a revamped 19th-century cotton-gin manufacturing factory that previously stood in ruin, Goat Farm Arts Center is the city's most cutting-edge…

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    Alliance Theatre

    Internationally renowned theater inside the Woodruff Arts Center which produces a diverse bill of 10 or so annual productions, several of which later wind…

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    Dad's Garage

    No, that's not a hipster worship hall. Dad's Garage, Atlanta's most award-winning and longest-standing improv group, took over this former church in the…

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    Guns N' Roses, Bob Dylan, Adele and Kendrick Lamar have all played this storied downtown live-music venue dating to 1910. While it was formerly an…

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    Eddie's Attic

    This is one of the best venues for live folk and acoustic music, renowned for breaking local artists on to the regional – and sometimes national – scene…

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    SunTrust Park

    Major League Baseball's Atlanta Braves moved into this new, 41,149-capacity stadium 10 miles northwest of downtown Atlanta in Cobb County beginning with…

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    Starlight Drive-In

    Atlanta's only remaining drive-in theater shows double features on every screen. Drive up, tune in via your car radio and enjoy big-tickets movies like…

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    This newer entertainment supper club in the Old Fourth Ward hosts live music and is rather serious about food and drink (there's a to-die-for patty melt)…

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    It's grimy, it's grotty and it has a great lineup of live music most nights. We love any bar that occupies that perfect juncture between dive and live…

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    Rialto Center for the Arts

    On the campus of Georgia State University, the historic Rialto has produced national and international jazz, world music, orchestra, dance and other…

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    Fox Theatre

    A spectacular 1929 movie palace with fanciful Moorish and Egyptian designs. It hosts Broadway shows and concerts in an auditorium holding more than 4500…

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    Plaza Theatre

    Atlanta's oldest continuously operating movie theater opened in 1939.

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    Midtown Art Cinema

    One of Atlanta's artier theaters, showing independent as well as big-studio films.