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 SOLD OUT!!!!Tickets on SALE NOW!!!   Ailey II: The Next Generation of Dance, $41 & Up  @ the Rialto Center for the Arts,  Performance Date: Sat, Oct 21(One show only) 8pm  KNOW More:   Merging the spirit and energy of the country’s best young dance talent with the passion and creative vision of today’s outstanding choreographers, Ailey II has become universally renowned as one of the world’s finest dance companies.  Ailey II continues the legacy of founder Alvin Ailey, delivering pristine performances with dynamic movement and dazzling technique. Dance Magazine calls Ailey II "second to none," and The New York Times declares, "There's nothing like an evening spent with Ailey II…” Especially when it’s at the Rialto! Atlanta's very own Choreographer, Juel Lane, will be creating a new work for the company. Lane, an alumnus of Tri-Cities High School and Youth Ensemble of Atlanta (YEA), was selected to participate in the 2015-16 Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation New Directions Choreography Lab that was curated by the company’s Artistic Director, Robert Battle.

2 World Premieres: 

*Juel D. Lane’s Touch & Agree explores what it is to be in love and how we commit to another person without losing our own identity.  To do this, Lane brings his personal experiences as a black gay man to the stage, using such wide-ranging musical sources as Sam Cooke, James Blake, H.E.R., and Byrell the Great. The Atlanta native’s unique style fuses contemporary, African, and hip-hop – bringing a fresh choreographic perspective to the ups and downs of relationships today.

**Jamaican-born choreographer Renee I. McDonald’s Breaking Point is an intense depiction of the fight for our heart’s desire. Whether it is love, friendship, forgiveness, or a secret longing – these things can take us to our limit. Suitably paired with the bold and pulsating sounds of Audiomachine, McDonald’s high-powered, modern-based choreography captures the willpower and frenzy it takes to keep up “the fight” until you hit your breaking point.

Ailey II at 2017 Elevate Festival

Ailey II will perform in Woodruff Park, as part of the city's Elevate Festival, on Friday, October 20, 2017, from 8–9pm. The program will feature excerpts from two premieres: 

  • Touch & Agree by Atlanta native Juel D. Lane; and 
  • Breaking Point by Renee I. McDonald.

More information about the Elevate Festival:

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NOW Thru- Sun, Oct 29  SIMULACRA(written and directed by Terence  E. Jackson), The  Star Theatre, 840 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd, Atlanta (West End) 30310 Fri & Sat: 7:30pm/Sun matinee: 1:30pm

Ticket prices $22.50 / $15 with student ID / 25 At Door General Seating  

KNOW More:  404.825.2586 Play synopsis -  The unexpected return of a man to his family home, sets off a psychological battle between himself and his siblings waged from behind their masks of civility. Revelations and accusations ignite and as the play unfolds, it becomes all too clear that sometimes, the ties that are supposed to bind us are the very ones that eventually tear us apart. KeithKNOWS: I know Terence from the “U Gallery” that use to be on Edgewood, a beautiful art gallery. I’m excited to see his new venture and I hope you will too.  Much Success!

Definition – (From the word Simulacrum) Plural:Something slight, unreal, or superficial in likeness or semblance

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KNOW More:   NOW Thru  Jan 7, 2018  High Museum, 1280 Peachtree St, Midtown Atlanta African Fashion, Film, Furniture, Sculptures, Photography, Prints. over 120 artists from 22 countries.

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james-meredithWed, Oct 25     James Meredith(Civil Rights pioneer and author) Lecture,  Georgia State University, Centennial Hall, 100 Auburn Avenue, Downtown Atlanta 30303 FREE and Open to the Public  6:30pm  KNOW More: Civil rights pioneer and author James Meredith will deliver the Founders Lecture, “Public Education: The Critical Civil Rights Issue of Our Time,” The talk is hosted by the Honors College and is in honor of Lonnie C. King Jr., chairman of the Atlanta Student Movement from 1960-61 and civil rights activist. 

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Fri, Oct 27-Sun, Oct 29    ATLarge Music Film Festival  see website for locations KNOW More: We are collection of passionate artists, educators, business professionals, and volunteers committed to enhancing Atlanta’s creative culture by creating a place for the under-appreciated music film genre to grow and thrive.

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Sat, Oct 28         Travel to Savannah for artist Jacob Lawrence “Lines of Influence” exhibition, departing location: Hammonds House,  503 Peeples St SW (West End)  One day trip, depart time: 7am-returning @ 8pm Cost: $135.00  KNOW More:  Seating is limited. The cost includes round trip transportation from Atlanta to Savannah, SCAD Museum of Art admission, transfer from the museum to the riverfront and a pre-trip lecture. Lunch is not included. Book by October 9, 2017!

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Sat, Oct 28  Curls, Kinks, Culture, Pop Up Festival, Georgia International Convention, Center, 2000 Convention Center Course, Atlanta 30337 10am-7pm   Tickets:  $5  KNOW More: Hosted by Taliah Waajid World Natural Hair Show, Curls, Kinks & Culture is not a trade show, it is an experience. We invite all of our consumers, their families and friends to come out for a culturally-geared customer appreciation event. The floor plan will consist of hand-selected vendors with the best jewelry, clothing, soaps, oils, shoes and more. This event is intimate and exclusive. Around the event, there will be hands-on activations for consumers to participate in such as: Martial Arts, Yoga, Henna, Trap Karaoke, Curl Refresh Station, Belly Dancing, Weave Repair Clinic, Bounce House (kids), Coloring and more.

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KNOW More: Kupcakerie, 2781 Main St, East Point, GA 30344 To keep the group intimate, space is limited to 20 people. Grab your spot quick as early bird pricing is $49. Price will increase to $60 after October 18. Must register online in advance to attend! What you will need to bring:Yoga mat, JournalPen/pencil Water/ tea (optional)

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Fri, Nov 3    Lecture with Omar Victor Diop(Senegalese Artist), High Museum's Hill Auditorium, 1280 Peachtree St, Midtown Atlanta 7pm-8pm  Tickets: $14.50  KNOW More:  Senegalese artist Omar Victor Diop will discuss his lifelong interest in photography and design as a means of capturing the diversity of modern Africa. His work includes conceptual projects and elaborately staged portraits. The artist’s visual references range from classical European paintings, to Hollywood celebrity culture, to postcolonial African studio photography. Diop will describe his multifaceted practice, which includes costume design, styling, and creative writing. Your ticket includes a gallery visit with our special guest following the conversation.

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Sun, Nov 5   Talking Black in America(Film screening), Auburn Avenue Library, 101 Auburn Avenue, Downtown Atlanta 30303   FREE  3pm  KNOW More: The Baton Foundation in collaboration with the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History will host a screening of the documentary film Talking Black in America. Drawing from the perspectives of everyday speakers and the guidance of historians, linguists, and educators, Talking Black in America showcases the history and symbolic role of language in the lives of African Americans and highlights its tremendous impact on the speech and culture of the United States. The documentary addresses the persistent misinformation about African American speech and situates it as an integral part of the historical and cultural legacy of all Americans. This event will include a post screening discussion with Poet / Musician Derrick ABYSS Graham, Music Producer DJ Nabs, and Linguist Tracey Weldon, Associate Producer of Talking Black in America.  DJ Nabs:  Poet ABYSS:  

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Image may contain: 1 person, indoorFri, Nov 17  Pellon McDaniels III, Black: Towards An Afro-Cosmological Understanding, Hammonds House,  503 Peeples St SW (West End)  reception: Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm  Admission:$5 KNOW More: The work of Pellom McDaniels, III in Black: Towards An Afro-Cosmological Understanding centers around understanding the complexities of identity construction for people of African descent throughout American history, especially African American males. This show of works on paper and on wood using acrylic paint, fabric, glue, paper, and oil stick reflect his thinking from the election of President Barack Obama in 2008 to the Charlottesville protest in the summer of 2017. 

NOW Thru-Sun, Nov 19   Cirque Du Soleil presents, Luzia  Atlantic Station,  Tickets: $35 and up KNOW More:  website and video promo:  Cirque du Soleil is bringing LUZIA to Atlanta! Experience water inside the big top, jaw dropping acts and larger than life props in this unique production unlike any show you have ever seen before. Luzia is a Cirque du Soleil show inspired by the richness of the Mexican culture. The name Luzia fuses the sound of luz and lluvia, two elements at the core of the show’s creation.

KeithKNOWS, Been There, Saw the Show!  They’re backkkkkkk!!!!!   “Caliente”  Magical, Mystical, Magnificence, Mesmerizing, A Must See! Must be Cirque Du Soleil’s LUZIA: A Waking Dream of Mexico

OMG! What can I say, this has to be my favorite show of Cirque Du Soleil, and I’ve seen most of their shows.  From the moment, you take your seat you are elevated to a whole new world, well, Mexico (LOL)

The costumes are colorful, vibrant, well- constructed and your eyes are glued to the stage.  The synchronized acrobatics moves and dare devil stunts will blow you away.

I can never figure out how their bodies can be so flexible, able to bend, fold, twists, turns, just incredible!

Cirque Du Soleil’s LUZIA’s takes you to a whole new level. I must say my favorite part of the show is hearing the beautiful voice of the vocalist and watching various symbols in a waterfall from the ceiling, yeah, you hear me, a ceiling waterfall. (Smile)

I don’t’ care what you do, you can walk, run, take a cab, uber, lyft, you must see this show. If you can’t find anyone to go with you, call me, I’ll be there.  (LOL)

Take a peek:

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First Thursday Gallery Tour and More     Downtown Atlanta  KNOW More: It's the perfect time to experience art inside and out.  Each month we invite you to stroll with us through magnificent buildings and streets to enjoy the beauty of Downtown and the art created by our neighbors. Come take a walk with us the First Thursday of each month, from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Free evening event parking at United Way parking garage

CityPass.... Save 43% or more off admission to Center for Civil and Human Rights, plus 4 more top Atlanta attractions: Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola, Inside CNN Studio Tour, Fernbank Museum of Natural History OR College Football Hall of Fame. You’ll skip most ticket lines, too. Valid 9-days. Cost: Adult $73.25 +tax (value $129); Child (3-12) $59.35 +tax. Purchase booklets or printable vouchers at or at the Center for Civil and Human Rights box office for the same low price. KNOW More:  CityPASS price is subject to change.

Discount Tickets…AtlanTIX is Atlanta area's oldest ticket discount service. We are operated by Atlanta Performs, a non-profit service organization dedicated to the performing arts. AtlanTIX tickets are ½ the regular adult admission price plus a service fee per ticket, your savings will be between 25% and 35%.  Purchase same-day or next-day.  Half price tickets to cultural attractions   KNOW More:  Purchase tickets online or in person.  Theatre, Dance, Music, Film Arts

Bank of America cardholders, Museum on Us  With a valid credit or debit card, Bank of America customers can visit the Atlanta History Center, the High Museum of Art, or the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum on the first Saturday or Sunday of each month.  See website for hours:       KNOW More:
Fulton County Free Saturdays at the HIGH Museum 

Note: This event is only free for Fulton County Residents or students attending college or university in Fulton Country. Must show college ID or proof of residency.  On the first Saturday of every month, the High welcomes Fulton County residents to the Museum for free. Fulton County residents may view our current exhibitions as well as the permanent collection. Current exhibition admission is subject to availability.      Saturday hours: 10am-5pm

Atlanta Civil Rights Tours

KNOW More:   For three hours you will be on a tour like no other. Every location will evoke a time and period of Civil Rights, including Ralph Abernathy’s West Hunter Street Church, the mural of John Lewis on Auburn Avenue and the office on Auburn Avenue where MLK, Abernathy, Andrew Young and Hosea Williams made decisions that changed the world.

Tours will leave the Center for Civil and Human Rights twice daily Thursday – Sunday at 10 am and 2 pm and you will be treated by tour guides that were part of the Civil Rights movement. On Monday thru Wednesday we will offer custom tours to schools, corporations, various conventions, to be able to include something special for each group.

Atlanta Streetcar  Hours & Admission:

Fares (effective, Jan 1, 2016) The low-cost fares for the Atlanta Streetcar make it a breeze to get around downtown!

One Way Trip




Child (Up to 2 children, 46” & under w/paid adult)*


Multiple Trips


One Day Pass


Weekly Pass (7 days)


Monthly Pass (30 days)


Visitor Pass (5 days)


Streetcars run approximately every 10 to 15 minutes, depending on ridership demand and traffic conditions.

2nd Friday of each month              Castleberry Hill  Art Stroll,  7pm-10pm   KNOW More: 2nd Friday Art Stroll is held the 2nd Friday of EVERY month! New info is posted throughout the month and full info sheets and maps will be posted the week of the event. For inquiries about upcoming events please contact us at

Atlanta Movie Tours

Atlanta filming locations:

Project Casting

Atlanta Movie Tours

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"Georgia has quietly become home to one of the biggest film industries in the U.S. Georgia has been the backdrop for more than 800 million film and TV projects. The state even offers a free scouting service to help movie makers find filming locations"

Black Owned Business Directory(National)  (note: Click on the business name, you'll be connected to the website)  To be added to the list:Contact Chary Williams-Miller at


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