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Interesting Evenings Out

9 May 2006  Atlanta local for 7 years constantly looking for the next fun activity
3.5 of 5 stars based on 15 votes

Sometimes the dinner and movie routine gets old. Atlanta offers a lot of unique entertainment options perfect for those nights when you just want to do something different.

  • Category: Best of
  • Traveler type: Culture, Never been before, Repeat visitors, Theater
  • Appeals to: Business travellers , Couples/romantics, Honeymooners, Singles, Families with teenagers, Students, Budget travellers , Active/adventure, Tourists
  • Seasons: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
  • 1. Dad's Garage Theater
    http://www.dadsgarage.com

    Improv shows and comedic plays are featured in this "garage theater." Buy a bucket of beer and sit back to enjoy or participate in these always-hilarious shows.

  • 2. Fox Theatre
    http://www.foxtheatre.org

    See Broadway plays, musical acts, and children's events in the beautiful and historic theater where Gone with the Wind debuted.

  • 3. Whole World Theater
    http://www.wholeworldtheatre.com/

    Outrageous improv and hysterical plays conveniently located in midtown. Even when shows are sold out you can grab a beer in the lobby and watch on their big screen tv.

  • 4. Creative Loafing
    http://www.creativeloafing.com

    Search for upcoming concerts, plays, cultural events, art exhibits, and events on this broad website.

  • 5. Live Music

    See live bands in a number of popular venues, including Smith's Olde Bar, Ten High, Variety Playhouse, the Tabernacle, and the Roxy. Visit creativeloafing.com for venues, bands, and dates.

  • 6. Fernbank's Martinis & I-Max
    http://www.fernbank.edu/museum/martinis.html

  • 7. Friday Jazz at the High Museum of Art
    http://www.high.org/museum/space_rentals/rentals.html

  • 8. Castleberry Hill ArtStroll
    http://www.castleberryhill.org/artstroll.html

    From its website: Atlanta is quickly becoming the next great place for art and no area is more alive with the arts than Castleberry Hill, Atlanta's historic arts district. Come stroll through Castleberry Hill during the next ArtStroll. Visit fascinating and diverse galleries and get a taste of what Atlanta has to offer.

  • 9. Starlight Six Drive-In
    http://www.starlightdrivein.com/

    Pack a picnic and a bottle of wine and go to the drive-in.

  • 10. New American Shakespeare Tavern
    http://www.shakespearetavern.com/

    From its website: The New American Shakespeare Tavern® is unlike other theaters. It is a place out of time; a place of live music, hand-crafted period costumes, outrageous sword fights with the entire experience centered on the passion and poetry of the spoken word. With an authentic British Pub Menu and a broad selection of Irish ales and premium brews, the Shakespeare Tavern is a place to eat, drink, and nourish the soul.

  • 11. Agatha's Mystery Dinner Theater
    http://www.agathas.com/

    From its website: Agatha's is a comedy murder mystery dinner theater with audience participation. All shows are original comedy murder mystery plays that take place in the dining room between the courses of the meal. There is no stage, the actors move all around you so you can see and hear from all seats. Two professional actors carry the show and the rest is up to the audience. Participation is encouraged, but not required.

  • 12. Screen on the Green (Thursdays during the summer)
    http://www.turnerclassicmovies.com/movienews/index/?cid=135272

    Free movies projected onto enormous screen in Piedmont Park draws tens of thousands of visitors each summer.

  • 13. Plays at theaters of Woodruff Arts Center
    http://www.alliancetheatre.org/

  • 14. Peachtree Battle
    http://www.ansleyparkplayhouse.com/

    This long-running comedy shows what happens to an upper-crust Buckhead family when their son brings home his new fiancee - a Hooter's waitress.

  • 15. Team Trivia
    http://www.teamtrivia.com/

    Test your knowledge against that of fellow patrons in this bar trivia league which features games in several locations nightly.

  • 16. Blues Music at Blind Willy's
    http://www.blindwilliesblues.com/

    acclaimed blues club in heart of trendy Virginia-Highland neighborhood