His­tor­i­cal Sites & Museums

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AT­LANTA CON­TEM­PO­RARY— This con­tem­po­rary art mu­seum nei­ther prof­its from nor col­lects the art on its walls in an ef­fort to sup­port the genre’s ad­vance­ment. Open Tu-Sa. Free ad­mis­sion. www. at­lanta­con­tem­po­rary.org. 535 Means St. NW, West Mid­town, 404.688.1970. Map3/E2 BAPS SHRI SWAMINARAYAN MANDIR TEM­PLE— This strik­ingly or­nate Hindu tem­ple sits on 29 acres in the the At­lanta sub­urb of Lil­burn. aIts stark-white ex­te­rior takes on the col­ors of the sky, as well as its white pol­ished in­te­rior which is of­ten lit in var­i­ous hues of blue, turquoise, or­ange or pale green. Guided tours avail­able. Open daily from 9 am-6 pm; an Aarti cer­e­mony takes place daily at 11:30 am. www.baps.org/. 460 Rock­bridge Rd., Lil­burn, 678.906.2277. Map1/F5 CEN­TER FOR CIVIL AND HU­MAN RIGHTS— This mu­seum in­cludes three sec­tions: a col­lec­tion of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s doc­u­ments and per­sonal ef­fects; mul­ti­sen­sory gal­leries about the Amer­i­can Civil Rights Move­ment; and a hu­man rights gallery de­tail­ing past and on­go­ing strug­gles from around the world. Open daily. Tick­ets: adults $15, se­niors and stu­dents $13, kids $10, ac­tive mil­i­tary free. www.civi­land­hu­man­rights.org. 100 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd., Down­town, 404.991.6970. Map3/H4 COL­LEGE FOOT­BALL HALL OF FAME & CHICK-FILA FAN EX­PE­RI­ENCE— This mas­sive at­trac­tion of­fers in­ter­ac­tive ex­pe­ri­ences that honor the pageantry and tra­di­tions of col­lege foot­ball. Per­son­al­ize an all-ac­cess pass with your foot­ball team at regis­tra­tion. Open daily. Tick­ets: $18-$22; ac­tive/re­tired mil­i­tary and kids un­der 3 free. www. cf­b­hall.com. 250 Ma­ri­etta St. NW, At­lanta, GA, 404.880.4800. Map3/I3 FERNBANK MU­SEUM OF NAT­U­RAL HIS­TORY— Ex­hibits cover the world’s largest di­nosaurs, nat­u­ral his­tory and more. Spe­cial ex­hibits: “Wild Weather” and “Mam­moths and Mastodons.” A new gi­ant-screen the­ater is now open and play­ing “Ex­treme Weather 3D” and “The Search for Life in Space” (not in­cluded in mu­seum ad­mis­sion). Open daily. Tick­ets: $16-$18. www.fern­bankmu­seum.org. 767 Clifton Road NE, Druid Hills, 404.929.6300. Map1/D7 GE­OR­GIA STATE CAPITOL— A Na­tional His­toric Land­mark, the 1889 build­ing was de­signed to re­sem­ble the U.S. Capitol in Wash­ing­ton, D.C. His­tor­i­cal mark­ers on the grounds ex­plain how the city was re­built af­ter the Civil War. Lo­cated on the fourth floor of the capitol, a mu­seum dis­plays ex­hibits about Ge­or­gia’s re­sources, his­tory and govern­ment, plus quirky ar­ti­facts. M-F 8 am-5:30 pm. Tours M-F at 10&11 am and 1&2 pm. Free ad­mis­sion. www.sos.state.ga.us. 206 Wash­ing­ton St., Down­town, 404.656.2844. Map3/K4 OAK­LAND CEME­TERY— At­lanta’s old­est ceme­tery is home to lo­cal lu­mi­nar­ies—in­clud­ing Bobby Jones and Mar­garet Mitchell—who are in­terred along­side Con­fed­er­ate soldiers who died dur­ing the At­lanta Cam­paign in 1864. Open daily; free ad­mis­sion. Check web­site for tour times and prices. www.oak­land­ceme­tery.com. 248 Oak­land Ave. SE, Grant Park, 404.688.2107. Map3/M7 ROBERT C. WILLIAMS AMER­I­CAN MU­SEUM OF PAPERMAKING— One of the most com­pre­hen­sive

col­lec­tions of pa­per and pa­per-re­lated ar­ti­facts in the world, in­clud­ing 2,000 books, wa­ter­marks, papers, tools, ma­chines and manuscripts. M-F 9 am-5 pm. Free ad­mis­sion and park­ing. pa­per.gat­ech. edu. In­sti­tute of Pa­per Sci­ence and Tech­nol­ogy, 500 10th St. NW, Mid­town, 404.894.5700. Map3/D2 SOUTH­EAST­ERN RAIL­WAY MU­SEUM— This mu­seum dis­plays 90+ pieces of re­tired rail­way rolling stock, in­clud­ing diesel lo­co­mo­tives, steam lo­co­mo­tives, and pas­sen­ger and pri­vate cars. Short rides on a re­stored ca­boose are also of­fered. Tick­ets: adults $10; se­niors $8; ages 2-12 $7. Open W-Sa (10 am-5 pm). www.South­east­ernRail­wayMu­seum.org. 3595 Bu­ford Hwy., Du­luth, 770.476.2013. Map1/F4 WREN’S NEST HOUSE MU­SEUM— At­lanta’s old­est house mu­seum was the home of Joel Chan­dler Harris, known for the tales of Brer Rab­bit in The Un­cle Re­mus Tales. Tu-Sa 10 am-2:30 pm; sto­ry­telling Sa at 1 pm. Adults $8, se­niors and stu­dents $7, chil­dren ages 3-12 $5. www.wren­snest.org. 1050 Ralph David Aber­nathy Blvd. SW, West End, 404.753.7735. Map1/C7

Neigh­bor­hoods

BUCK­HEAD— This large neigh­bor­hood is one of the wealth­i­est zip codes in the U.S., and is con­sid­ered At­lanta’s cen­ter for en­ter­tain­ment and shop­ping. Lenox Square Mall, Phipps Plaza and Buck­head At­lanta pro­vide a wide range of high-end shop­ping flanked along Peachtree Road by some of the city’s most ac­claimed restau­rants. Here, you’ll find the At­lanta His­tory Cen­ter and Gov­er­nor’s Man­sion. www.buck­head.net. Map1/C6 DOWN­TOWN— This his­toric area is where At­lanta once be­gan as the ter­mi­nus of sev­eral rail­roads. Now, Down­town At­lanta is the city’s tourism and con­ven­tion hub with ma­jor at­trac­tions like Ge­or­gia Aquar­ium, Cen­ter for Civil and Hu­man Rights, Col­lege Foot­ball Hall of Fame, Un­der­ground At­lanta, CNN Cen­ter, World of Coca-Cola, The Chil­dren’s Mu­seum of At­lanta, Philips Arena, Turner Field, Ge­or­gia Dome and Cen­ten­nial Olympic Park. www. where­trav­eler.com/at­lanta/things-do-down­tow­nat­lanta. Map3/C7 EAST AT­LANTA— Just south of I-20 and More­land Av­enue, East At­lanta Vil­lage sits at the in­ter­sec­tion of Glen­wood and Flat Shoals av­enues. The streets are lined with quirky bars, bou­tiques, clubs and pop­u­lar live mu­sic venues. www.eaca.net. Map1/D7 LIT­TLE FIVE POINTS— At the in­ter­sec­tion of More­land, Eu­clid and McLen­don av­enues is the city’s al­cove of the eclec­tic and funky—from record stores and restau­rants to mu­sic venues and the­aters. www.lit­tle­five­points.net. Map1/D7 MID­TOWN— The cul­tural heart of the city, Mid­town teems with restau­rants, bars, museums and at­trac­tions, in­clud­ing the High Mu­seum of Art, At­lanta Sym­phony Hall, At­lanta Botan­i­cal Gar­den, and The Fox The­atre. www.at­lanta-mid­town.com. Map1/D7 SWEET AUBURN— This his­toric black neigh­bor­hood and busi­ness dis­trict along Auburn Av­enue was home to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and now con­tains the 10-block Martin Luther King Jr. Na­tional His­toric Dis­trict. www.swee­t­auburn.com. Map1/D7

Parks

AT­LANTA BELTLINE— The Beltline was born from a grad­u­ate the­sis that en­vi­sioned trans­form­ing 22 miles of de­cay­ing rail­road lines into a ring of mul­tiuse trails and pub­lic tran­sit. To­day, only a few sec- tions of the mas­sive project are open to the pub­lic. Stroll, run, bike or blade the pop­u­lar East­side Trail, stop­ping on the way to view pub­lic art in­stal­la­tions. Down­load app or check web­site to find ad­di­tional ac­cess points. www.beltline.org. CEN­TEN­NIAL OLYMPIC PARK— This 21-acre park is a legacy to the At­lanta-hosted 1996 Olympic Games. Dur­ing the sum­mer, you’ll find kids splash­ing in the Foun­tain of Rings and fam­i­lies pic­nick­ing on the ex­pan­sive lawns. Grab a bite at Goo­gie Burger, a lo­cal fa­vorite and the only restau­rant on park grounds. www.cen­ten­ni­al­park.com. 265 Luckie St., Down­town, 404.222.7275. Map3/H4 PIED­MONT PARK— Con­sid­ered At­lanta’s Cen­tral Park, the 182-acre park is pop­u­lar with jog­gers, bi­cy­clists and rollerbladers, and hosts fes­ti­vals and events nearly ev­ery weekend dur­ing warmweather months. The park also of­fers ten­nis courts, play­grounds, ath­letic fields and a dog park. www. pied­mont­park.org. Pied­mont Av­enue (be­tween 10th St. and West­min­ster Drive), Mid­town, 404.875.7275. Map3/C7 SWEETWATER CREEK STATE PARK— This wild get­away of­fers five camp­sites, two fish­ing docks, 10 yurts, eight pic­nic shel­ters, a wide va­ri­ety of trails and a 215-acre lake, among other ameni­ties.

Wa­ter sport rentals are avail­able sea­son­ally. Open daily 7 am-dark. Park­ing: $5. www.gas­tateparks. org. 1750 Mount Ver­non Road, Lithia Springs, 770.732.5871. Map1/D4

Re­cre­ation

GE­OR­GIA IN­TER­NA­TIONAL HORSE PARK— Since its open­ing in 1995, it has hosted the 1996 Cen­ten­nial Olympic Games and the first ever moun­tain bike competition. To­day vis­i­tors can at­tend fea­tured events, visit the na­ture cen­ter, prac­tice back swing­ing at the Chero­kee Run Golf Course, and even hike or bike the trails that run through the park. Event ad­mis­sion prices vary. www.geor­gia­horsep­ark.com. 1996 Cen­ten­nial Olympic Pkwy., 770.860.4190. Map1/G8 PORSCHE DRIV­ING EX­PE­RI­ENCE— This mag­nifi cent new cen­ter is the first of its kind in North Amer­ica. The 27-acre com­plex fea­tures a mas­sive test track, off-road cour­ses, a driv­ing sim­u­la­tor and a fine-din­ing restau­rant. Two-hour test drives range from $300-$600, de­pend­ing on the Porsche model cho­sen. Drive one of 13 mod­els, in­clud­ing the Ma­can S, Box­ter GTS, and even the 911 GT3. www. porschedriv­ing.com. One Porsche Drive, Col­lege Park, 888.204.7474. Map1/C9 SHOOT THE HOOCH— Rent a raft, ca­noe, kayak or tube and take a fun and re­lax­ing trip down the Chat­ta­hoochee River. Trips last from two to six hours. Shut­tle ser­vice avail­able. Open daily 10 am un­til sun­set (last hourly rental is at 6 pm) through La­bor Day and then as weather per­mits. www. shoot­the­hooch.com. Chat­ta­hoochee Out­fit­ters, 203 Aza­lea Drive, Roswell, 770.650.1008. Map1/D4 SIX FLAGS OVER GE­OR­GIA— The theme park fea­tures 14 thrilling rides, plus fam­ily friendly rides, shows and at­trac­tions. Now open is a new on-site wa­ter park, Hur­ri­cane Har­bor. M-Th 10:30 am-7 pm, F 10:30 am-9 pm, Sa 10 am-10 pm, Su 10:30 am-8 pm. Adults $59.99, chil­dren un­der 48” $39.99, 2 and un­der free; one-day park­ing $20. www.sixflags. com/over­ge­or­gia. 275 River­side Pkwy., Austell, 770.739.3400. Map1/B7 SKYVIEW— The 20-story Ferris wheel takes pas­sen­gers on a 15-minute ride up and over the city. At night, the ride lights up with mil­lions of LED lights. Open daily. Tick­ets: $8.50-$13.50. www. skyviewat­lanta.com. 168 Luckie St. NW, Down­town, 678.949.9023. Map3/H4 SKY ZONE— The city’s first in­door tram­po­line park has 32,000 square feet of wall-to-wall tram­po­lines. High­lights in­clude 3-D Dodge­ball, a foam zone, SkyRo­bics fit­ness classes, and spe­cial evenings for teens and tweens. M-Sa 10 am-10 pm, Su 11 am-7 pm. Prices start at $9 for 30 min­utes. sky­zoneat­lanta.com. 560 Old Peachtree Rd. NW, Suwa­nee, 678.745.9900 Map1/G3; 1425 Mar­ket Blvd., Roswell, 678.745.9900 Map1/D3; 1650 Air­port Rd. NW, Ken­ne­saw, 678.426.4400. Map1/A3 WORLD OF COCA-COLA— Ex­plore the story of the world’s best-known brand. Open daily. Tick­ets: $12$14; ages 2 and un­der free. www.world­of­coca-cola. com. Pem­ber­ton Place, 121 Baker St., Down­town, 800.676.COKE, 404.676.5151. Map3/H4

Tick­ets

CITYPASS— Valid for nine days from first use, CityPASS of­fers re­duced ad­mis­sion to the fol­low­ing at­trac­tions: Ge­or­gia Aquar­ium (ex­pe­dited en­try), World of Coca-Cola, In­side CNN Stu­dio Tour, Zoo At­lanta OR Cen­ter for Civil and Hu­man Rights and Fernbank Mu­seum of Nat­u­ral His­tory OR Col­lege Foot­ball Hall of Fame. Tick­ets: Adults $76.75, kids ages 3-12 $62.50; plus tax. plus tax. Pur­chase on­line or at your first at­trac­tion. www.citypass.com/at­lanta. 888.330.5008.

Tours & Trans­porta­tion

AT­LANTA STREETCAR— At­lanta’s mod­ern, electric street­cars tra­verse a 2.7-mile route with 12 stops down­town and in Old Fourth Ward, bring­ing pas­sen­gers within steps of many can’t-miss at­trac­tions, restau­rants, nightlife and his­toric sites. Op­er­ates daily. streetcar.at­lantaga.gov. 404.546.0311. THE PEACHTREE TROLLEY— Ex­plore At­lanta on this 90-minute tour aboard a cli­mate-con­trolled trolley. Next to Cen­ten­nial Olympic Park, tours visit must-see at­trac­tions while an ex­pert do­cent re­counts the city’s his­tory. Tick­ets: adults $15-$30. Tours of­fered Tu-Sa 10:30 am & 1 pm, Su 1 pm & 3 pm. Closed Mon­days. www.the­p­eachtreetrol­ley.com. Hil­ton Gar­den Inn, 275 Baker St., 770.425.1006. Map3/H4

Blues & Jazz

BLIND WIL­LIE’S— For more than a quar­ter-cen­tury, this laid-back Southern blues joint has fea­tured live en­ter­tain­ment from lo­cal and na­tional acts. Live mu­sic nightly; call for a sched­ule. Closed Su. www.blind­willies­blues.com. 828 N. High­land Ave., Vir­ginia-High­land, 404.873.2583. Map1/D7 CHURCHILL GROUNDS— One of At­lanta’s finest jazz clubs, the venue hosts artists such as Justin Ch­e­sarek, Michael Feiniberg, Melvin Jones and Joe Grans­den. Closed Mon­days. Call for a sched­ule. www.churchill­grounds.com. 660 Peachtree St. NE, 404.876.3030. Map3/E5 KAT’S CAFE— Head here for live jazz, slam po­etry read­ings, open mic nights and stand-up com­edy. The food menu in­cludes pizza, que­sadil­las and sal­ads, and the full bar pro­vides all you need to wash it down. Open late; closed Su. www.katscafeat­lanta.com. 970 Pied­mont Ave. NE, Mid­town, 404.347.2263. Map3/D6 NORTHSIDE TAV­ERN— This blues joint show­cases live tal­ent ev­ery day and hosts artists Mud­cat, Zy­de­funk and The Hol­l­i­day Broth­ers weekly. Cover charge on week­ends. www.north­side­tav­ern.com. 1058 How­ell Mill Road NW, West­side, 404.874.8745. Map1/C7

Brew­eries

5 SEA­SONS BREW­ING— Sea­sonal fare and hand­crafted beers are served in ei­ther the sprawl­ing din­ing room or in the ex­pan­sive beer gar­den at this award-win­ning brew pub. Ex­pect to find a wide se­lec­tion of ales and Bel­gian-style beers. L (Tu-F), D (daily). www.5sea­sons­brew­ing.com. 5 Sea­sons Brew­ing, 5600 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs, 404.255.5911 Map1/D5; 5 Sea­sons North, 3655 Old Mil­ton Pkwy., Al­pharetta, 770.521.5551. $$ Map1/E3; 5 Sea­sons West­side, 1000 Ma­ri­etta St. NW, 404.875.3232. Map3/D1 AMER­I­CAN SPIRIT WHISKEY— At­lanta’s only whiskey and brandy dis­tillery uses Scot­tish-style twin cop­per pot stills to craft bour­bon, rye and malt whiskies, plus sea­sonal brandies us­ing lo­cally sourced ap­ples. Resur­gence Rye is At­lanta’s first rye since Pro­hi­bi­tion. Tours Th&F 4:30-7 pm, Sa 2-5 pm. www.aswdis­tillery.com. 199 Ar­mour Drive NE, Buck­head, 404.590.2279. Map1/C6 HOP CITY CRAFT BEER & WINE— These sprawl­ing stores are con­sid­ered some of the best stops for craft beer in the U.S. In­side, you’ll find an ex­ten­sive va­ri­ety of craft beers, a vast home-brew se­lec­tion and a growler fill sta­tion. Open daily. www. hopc­i­ty­beer.com. West­side, 1000 Ma­ri­etta St., 404.350.9998. Map1/C7; Krog Street Mar­ket, 99 Krog St. NE, 470.355.2534. Map1/D7 JEKYLL BREW­ING— Al­pharetta’s first brew­ery is fo­cused on cre­at­ing hand-crafted beers from the finest in­gre­di­ents; it cur­rently has six sig­na­ture brews. Tours in­clude beer sam­plings (six tick­ets per guest) and in­for­ma­tion on brew­ing tech­niques. Tours Tu-F 5-9 pm, Sa 1-9 pm. Tick­ets $12. www.jekyll­brew­ing.com. 2855 Mar­coni Drive, Al­pharetta. Map1/E3 MON­DAY NIGHT BREW­ING— The idea for this brew­ery grew out of a Bi­ble study group that started brew­ing beer to­gether. Now, it’s one of At­lanta’s most pop­u­lar brew­eries. Guests can en­joy tours re­plete with corn­hole, shuf­fle­board, black-and-white movies and tast­ings of nearly a dozen brews. Do­nate a neck­tie for $1 off. Tours M&Th 5:30-7:30 pm, Sa 2-4 pm. www. mon­daynight­brew­ing.com. 670 Trabert Ave. NW, West­side,. Map3/A1 OLD 4TH DIS­TILLERY— Af­ter nearly a cen­tury, At­lanta got its first le­gal dis­tillery with the open­ing of Old 4th Dis­tillery. Cop­per stills sparkle in the ul­tra-cozy, beau­ti­fully de­signed space, which pro­duces vodka and, soon to come, gin. Tours of­fered and tast­ing room open Thurs­days from 2-7 pm and Saturdays from noon-5 pm. www.o4d.com. 487 Edge­wood Ave. SE, Old Fourth Ward, 844.653.3687. Map3/J7 RED BRICK BREW­ING— This brew­ery, the long­est-op­er­at­ing craft brew­ery in Ge­or­gia, serves up a long list of award-win­ning ales, in­clud­ing flag­ship beers, sea­sonal brews and spe­cial re­leases. Tours W-Su. Check web­site for live mu­sic, team trivia and event sched­ule. www.red­brick­brew­ing.com. 2323 De­foor Hills Road NW, West­side, 404.355.5558. Map1/C6 SWEETWATER BREW­ING COM­PANY— Founded in 1997, this is now the 24th largest craft brew­ery in the na­tion, spe­cial­iz­ing in ag­gres­sive West

Coast-style beers. Tours W-F 5:30-7:30 pm, Sa&Su 2:30-4:30 pm. Tours are free; $10 for a sou­venir glass. www.sweet­wa­ter­brew.com. 195 Ot­t­ley Dr. NE, 404.691.2537. Map1/D7 UR­BAN TREE CIDERY— This fam­ily owned and op­er­ated cidery is At­lanta’s first. Visit this cool spot on the West­side to sam­ple three va­ri­eties of cider and cider-based cock­tails pre­pared at the full bar. All ciders are made on-site. Open W&Th 5:30-9 pm, Sa noon-5 pm, Su 1-5 pm. Closed M, Tu&F. www. ur­bantreecidery.com. 1465 How­ell Mill Road NW, West­side, 404.855.5546. Map1/C7 VIKING ALCHEMIST MEADERY— Drink the “nec­tar of the gods” at the only meadery in Metro At­lanta. Mead is like a wine fer­mented with honey (and other fruits) in­stead of grapes. Viking Alchemist of­fers va­ri­eties made with blue­berry, cherry, peach and more. Open Th-F 7-9 pm, Sa 2-8 pm. www. vikingal­chemist.com. 703 Fair­gate Road SW, #301, 678.858.2813. Map1/B5

Cock­tail Lounges

AMER— This posh bar takes cock­tails very se­ri­ously— and we couldn’t be more thank­ful. The bar menu fo­cuses on bit­ters and Ital­ian Amari. Ex­pect clas­sic cock­tail recipes with a con­tem­po­rary twist. Open Tu-Sa. www.am­er­at­lanta.com. 299 N. High­land Ave. NE, In­man Park, 404.600.5895. Map1/D7 THE BLIND PIG PAR­LOUR BAR— This rus­tic hotspot pays homage to the Pro­hi­bi­tion era by re­quir­ing a se­cret code for en­try. Od­di­ties hang on the walls while drinks flow from the bar. The craft cock­tail and food menus are to-the-point but pack a fla­vor­ful punch. Open Th-Sa 8 pm-3 am. www.the­blind­pig­par­lour­bar.com. 128 East An­drews Drive NW, Buck­head, 678.705.7697. Map2/C6 RED PHONE BOOTH— Dial a se­cret phone num­ber into the red phone booth to en­ter this Pro­hi­bi­tion­in­spired speakeasy. Pil­lowy leather seat­ing and cigar smoke fill the space, which is a whisky drinker’s dream. The walk-in hu­mi­dor of­fers a large cigar se­lec­tion. Open daily. Open late M-Sa. www. red­phone­booth.com. 17 An­drew Young Int’l Blvd. NE, Down­town,. Map3/H5 TICONDEROGA CLUB— You’ll feel like the cap­tain of your own ship at this themed cock­tail bar. Two of the city’s best bar­tenders are at its helm, so you know the bar de­liv­ers (try the Eveready). A var­ied food menu serves up de­li­cious bites. Closed W. www.ticon­dero­ga­club.com. Krog Street Mar­ket, 99 Krog St. NE, 404.458.4534. Map1/D7 Com­edy & Im­prov DAD’S GARAGE THE­ATRE COM­PANY— The im­prov com­pany serves up its hi­lar­i­ous im­prov and scripted shows. Sta­ple shows in­clude Ex­treme Elim­i­na­tion Im­prov Chal­lenge, CageMatch and TheatreS­ports. Check web­site for a com­plete sched­ule and ticket prices. www.dads­garage.com. 569 Ez­zard St. SE, Old Fourth Ward, 404.523.3141. Map1/D7 THE BASE­MENT THE­ATER— Guests rave about the fun, cheap and hys­ter­i­cal en­ter­tain­ment found at this hole-in-the-wall com­edy lounge. BYOB is en­cour­aged. Im­prov shows ev­ery Th, F & Sa at 8&10 pm. Tick­ets $5-$10. www.the­base­mentthe­atre.com. 175 West Wieuca Rd. NE, Buck­head, 404.277.3071. Map2/C2

THE LAUGH­ING SKULL LOUNGE— This 74-seat venue is tucked in the back of the Vor­tex Bar & Grill in Mid­town, and con­sid­ered the city’s go-to com­edy club. Open mic nights are Tu&W at 8 pm. Tick­ets $20-$25. Check web­site for full sched­ule. www. laugh­ingskul­l­lounge.com. 878 Peachtree St. NE, Mid­town, 877.523.3288. Map3/D5 THE PUNCHLINE COM­EDY CLUB— At­lanta’s longestrun­ning com­edy club. Call for a com­plete sched­ule. Tick­ets $10-$20. www.punchline.com. 3652 Roswell Road NW, Buck­head, 404.252.5233. Map2/D5 UPTOWN COM­EDY COR­NER— This in­ti­mate venue has hosted per­for­mances from Chris Rock, Dave Chap­pelle, Chris Tucker, Steve Har­vey and Ricky Smi­ley, to name a few. Call for per­for­mances and dates. www.up­town­com­edy.net. 800 Ma­ri­etta St. NW, West­side, 404.881.0200. Map3/E2 VIL­LAGE THE­ATRE— The group of ac­tors who make up this the­ater are vet­er­ans of im­prov and sketch com­edy. Weekly shows in­clude: “Com­edy Live” F at 8:30 pm; “Im­prov A**Hole!” Sa at 8:30 pm; and “Dan­ger! The Show” W at 9:30 pm. Tick­ets $5-10. www.vil­lage­com­edy.com. 349 De­catur St. SE, Old Fourth Ward, 404.688.8858. Map3/J7

The­ater

7 STAGES— This lo­cal the­ater has per­formed a wide range of works by new and emerg­ing play­wrights since 1979, and is par­tic­u­larly known for its un­usual and ex­tra­or­di­nary pro­duc­tions. www.7stages. org. 1105 Eu­clid Ave. NE, Lit­tle Five Points, 404.522.0913. Map1/D7 AT­LANTA BAL­LET— The At­lanta Bal­let is led by Artis­tic Di­rec­tor Gen­nadi Ned­vi­gin and is in its 87th sea­son. Ex­pect eclec­tic per­for­mances, in­clud­ing tra­di­tional clas­sics and boldly mod­ern pieces. www.at­lanta­bal­let.com. Cobb En­ergy Per­form­ing Arts Cen­tre, 2800 Cobb Gal­le­ria Pkwy., 404.873.5811. Map1/C5 FOX THE­ATRE— This 1929 the­ater is a lav­ish show­place of Moor­ish-Egyp­tian style. Up­com­ing shows: Mamma Mia, June 13-18; Bring It Live, June 29. www.foxthe­atre.org. 660 Peachtree St., Mid­town, 404.881.2100. Map3/F5 HORI­ZON THE­ATRE— Known for its tal­ented en­sem­ble ac­tors, Hori­zon pro­duces new works that run the gamut from mu­si­cal come­dies to dra­mas. Cur­rent per­for­mance: “How to Use a Knife,” through June 25. Tick­ets start at $25. www. hor­i­zonthe­atre.com. 1083 Austin Ave., Lit­tle Five Points, 404.584.7450. Map1/D7 THE NEW AMER­I­CAN SHAKE­SPEARE TAV­ERN— This group per­forms the Bard’s plays and other clas­sics in a build­ing in­spired by the Globe The­atre. Each show fea­tures El­iz­a­bethan cos­tumes and live mu­sic played on pe­riod in­stru­ments. A din­ner menu is of­fered 75 min­utes be­fore cur­tain. Up­com­ing shows: “The Two Gentle­men of Verona,” through June 11; “Richard The Third,” June 17-July 2. www. shake­speare­tav­ern.com. 499 Peachtree St. NE, Down­town, 404.874.5299. Map3/G5 TRUE COL­ORS THE­ATRE— Tony Award-win­ning di­rec­tor Kenny Leon’s the­ater com­pany ex­plores the rich canon of African-Amer­i­can the­ater while also boldly in­ter­pret­ing global works. www.true­col­orsthe­atre.org. South­west Arts Cen­ter, 915 New Hope Road SW, 877.725.8849. Map1/B8

Sports

AT­LANTA BRAVES— At­lanta’s MLB team plays ball at beloved Turner Field. Up­com­ing games: Phillies, June 5-8; Mets, June 9-11; Mar­lins, June 16-18; Giants, June 19-22; Brew­ers, June 23-25. En­joy fire­works af­ter Fri­day night home games. Tick­ets $1$99. at­lanta.braves.mlb.com. Turner Field, 755 Hank Aaron Drive, Down­town, 404.522.7630. Map3/M4

Adult Clubs

OA­SIS GOODTIME EMPORIUM— Northside club with three stages. Open daily. www.oa­sisatl. com/. 6363 Peachtree In­dus­trial Blvd., Nor­cross, 770.454.8065. Map1/E4 ONYX— This ex­ec­u­tive gentle­men’s club of­fers bot­tle ser­vice, VIP sec­tions, and free bil­liards and park­ing un­til 6 pm. M-F 11 am-2:30 pm. www.show­bars. com. 1888 Cheshire Bridge Rd., Buck­head, 404.876.9992. Map2/E11

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