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Atlanta's Top Events, Exhibits, Shows And More To Start 2020

Katherine Diaz Villegas | December 30, 2019 | Lifestyle

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Alex Harris’ “Abducted” (2018, pigmented inkjet print) is now on display at High Museum of Art.

Through 5/3

Our Strange New Land: Photographs by Alex Harris

It’s no surprise that Atlanta is the new Hollywood, and Alex Harris caught on when he began documenting the migration of the industry, all shown in this exhibition, which features photographs of independent productions spanning from Louisiana to Virginia—a true tour of the South. Times vary, tickets $15, High Museum of Art, Midtown

1/4

The Four Seasons

Imagine a bit of Italian baroque classical compositions mixed with passionate tango-inspired tones hailing from Argentina. This unexpected yet perfect combination is what’s in store during The Four Seasons performance, featuring Antonio Vivaldi’s masterpiece and composer Astor Piazzolla. 8pm, orchestra tickets from $59, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Midtown

1/11

Celine Dion

The name says it all, but if you need further convincing, Celine Dion’s world tour is one for the books. The iconic vocalist’s Courage tour spans over 50 cities, including a one-night-stop in Atlanta. VIP tickets come with exclusive perks you won’t want to miss, so grab them while you still can. 7:30pm, VIP packages from $449, State Farm Arena, Downtown

1/14-21

The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market

Secure a spot at this event for an inside look at what’s what in the home decor industry. With over 8,000 brands spanning three buildings, the raved-about lifestyle market showcases both national and international trends for Atlantans looking to spruce up their space. If that’s not enough to convince you, you’ll also have access to seminars, industry networking events and more. Times vary, free entry for registered industry professionals, AmericasMart, Downtown

1/21-2/16

Maybe Happy Ending

This unique futuristic tale set in Seoul, South Korea, features obsolete robots Claire and Oliver Seoul, and encompasses the challenges of connection, relationships and love surrounding themes of tech and self-reflection. It’s a heart string-tugging story on humanity—with incredible music to pair alongside. Times vary, orchestra tickets from $130, Alliance Theatre, Midtown

1/24-3/7

Paper Routes: Georgia Women to Watch

The exhibition, curated by High Museum of Art’s Michael Rooks, features fives Georgia artists working with paper: Jerushia Graham, Sanaz Haghani, Imi Hwangbo, Lucha Rodriguez and Whitney Stansell. National Museum of Women in the Arts, Midtown

1/25

Hope & Will Ball

The annual Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Hope & Will Ball puts on a grand show every year, and it’s one of the largest, most beneficial fundraisers for the hospital. Monies raised for the 17th annual fete, which supports new equipment, injury-prevention education, clinical studies and more, have already reached a record-breaking $1.153 million and counting—all before the actual event. This is one night you don’t want to miss. 6PM, sponsorships from $1,800, The St. Regis Atlanta, Buckhead

1/25

Oprah’s 2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus

Clear your schedule. Oprah’s coming to town. Put your New Year’s resolution to the test with this interactive tour, and spend the day with the cult-favorite celeb as she openly discusses her wellness journey—and helps you create your own action plan for the year. Bonus: Each city features a celebrity guest who sits one-on-one with the legend herself—keep your eye’s peeled for Atlanta’s chosen VIP. 9AM, tickets from $475, State Farm Arena, Downtown

2/3

The Odyssey Brunch

Join co-chairs Chambless Kalka and Alden Potts for this celebratory fundraiser benefiting Odyssey. Expect a networking brunch, raffle and notable keynote speaker, among other highlight activities, and an honorable award announcement. 9:30am, tables from $1,500, The St. Regis Atlanta, Buckhead

2/7-11

The Eagles

The Hotel California 2020 tour makes its stop in Atlanta and for an evening of hit classics from the chart-topping album, which will be played will with an accompanying choir and orchestra. Don’t miss your opportunity to hear the Eagles swoon in concert one more time. Times vary, LaneOne premium ticket packages from $1,074, State Farm Arena, Downtown

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Don’t miss Atlanta Ballet’s beautiful performance of Heart/Beat, showing through Feb. 15.

2/7-15

Heart/Beat

Head to grand-premier of Atlanta Ballet's jazz-induced, high-energy show for a three-work production, featuring choreography by Dwight Rhoden (“World Premiere”), Lar Lubovitch (“Elemental Brubeck”) and Alexander Ekman (“Tuplet”). The stunning production boasts infectious energy and toe-tapping rhythms for a guaranteed standing-ovationworthy show. Times vary, gold tickets from $130, Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, Cumberland

2/10-27

Atlanta Jewish Film Festival

Toast to two decades of incredible cinematic stories at the 20th annual festival. As always, expect edge-of-your-seat films featuring diverse casts and stories, with over 60 narrative and documentary titles on this year’s lineup. Times vary, one-day tickets from $15, locations vary

2/11-15

Hello, Dolly!

Don’t miss this grand production following the original musical, which premiered in the ’60s and has since won four Tony Awards. Director Jerry Zaks pays tribute to the original creations of director and choreographer Gower Champion in this must-see show. Tickets from $35, Fox Theatre, Midtown

2/20-23

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

The modern dance company based in New York comes down south for a truly heartwarming performance showcasing new choreographers. You won’t want to miss Ailey’s favorite performance, Revelations, which closes the show each night. Times vary, orchestra tickets from $79, Fox Theatre, Midtown

2/22

ART PAPERS Art Auction

Join the Atlanta-based creative community at its 21st annual art auction for an evening of mingling, spirited sips and amazing live performances. We recommend taking home beautiful artwork by the Atlanta-based artists for a welcome addition to your humble abode. 7:30PM, tickets TBD, 157 Carnegie Way NW, Downtown

2/29

Heart Ball

Secure your table at American Heart Association’s annual fete for an evening rooted in community, support and health. Live and silent auctions, decadent dinner, and top entertainment are just a few highlights. 6:30pm, tickets TBD, The St. Regis Atlanta, Buckhead



Photography by: © Alex Harris, courtesy of High Museum of Art | Gene Schiavone, courtesy of Atlanta Ballet