“Krampus Christmas: Krampus and Santa’s Excellent Adventure” returns to 7 Stages like an angry elf this month, so you’d best hide the kids! This decidedly adult holiday reverie features Krampus, St. Nick’s demonic counterpart, like you’ve never seen him before. They promise. Join the Little Five Points Rockstar Orchestra, the burlesque-ish Syrens of the South and the 7 Stages Hand Bell Choir for an irreverent rock ‘n’ roll celebration. This debauchery is not for the faint of heart. Age 18 and up only, and IDs will be checked at the box office. 8 p.m. Dec. 19-21 at the theater in Little Five Points (with the conveniently located Java Lords bar near the lobby). PoshDealz tickets are just $10.
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The 12th annual Taste of Atlanta attracted some 45,000 foodies from throughout the Southeast and raised $42,000 for the nonprofit Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters No Kid Hungry program.
As we all prepare to give thanks this week, Atlantans are expressing their gratitude, and grief, for chef Ria Pell, owner of Ria’s Bluebird Café, who died suddenly Sunday.
Gifts for the holidays hide in unexpected places. Many can be found right down the street at a museum gift shop, at the ballet or with a few clicks of a mouse. Here’s a quick rundown.
The Fox Theatre is hosting holiday tours in December that feature meet-and-greets with dancers from Atlanta Ballet’s “Nutcracker.”
Berea, Ky., was a center of the Appalachian crafts revival in the 1890s. Today it’s home to shops, studios and an unusual school where students build fine wooden furniture and weave multicolor textiles. They’re part of a thriving population of artisan, instrument makers, furniture makers, jewelry designers, glass workers, potters, painters, sculptors and musicians.
Got a light? How about thousands? Turner Field this week turns into one of the brightest spots in town when Global Winter Wonderland Atlanta, a 16-acre lantern festival and fun park, opens there.
She’s tall. She’s wide. She’s green. And she’s home. The Earth Goddess from the “Imaginary Worlds” exhibit is staying at the Atlanta Botanical Garden for good. Next, look for her in holiday attire.
If you’re not in the holiday spirit, hold on, 7 Stages “Krampus Xmas” is coming! Until then, give into the merriment of holiday shows and a few choices that are season neutral: Synchronicity’s “Peter Pan & Wendy” and Ballethnic’s “Elevate Remix.” Both will have you flying.
Serenbe Playhouse, the professional company that does outdoor theater in the Palmetto/Chattahoochee Hills area, will visit Oz and the Oklahoma territory in its fifth season commencing May 30.
The Atlanta Opera is going on the road. The new year will bring eight performances of operas for audiences in grades K-12.
Both “Peter Pan & Wendy” at Synchronicity Theatre and a free evening of storytelling at Theatrical Outfit are new and worth your time. And you can’t go wrong with the Alliance Theatre’s “Christmas Carol” or Atlanta Ballet’s “Nutcracker.” The usual holiday suspects continue on as well.
If you don’t like holiday-themed theater and music, well, January is only about 34 days away. For now, feast on “A Christmas Carol” at the Alliance Theatre, Atlanta Ballet’s “Nutcracker” and many delights from the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.
The Alliance Theatre will open its 2014-15 season with a new musical based on the 1988 baseball movie, “Bull Durham.” Atlanta auditions begin Dec. 6.
One more weekend: This is your last chance to see the world premiere of Steve Yockey’s “Pluto” at Actor’s Express. You’ll thank us. It’s also beginning to look a lot like Christmas show season around here.