November Weekender: “It Don’t Mean a Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing”

Learn a new jig or watch the greats instead at Atlanta’s best Performing Arts Centers

The Rialto Center for the Arts

The Rialto Center for the Arts is an 833-seat performing-arts venue owned and operated by Georgia State University and located in the heart of the Fairlie-Poplar district in downtown Atlanta. The Rialto is home to the Rialto Series featuring the best in international jazz, world music and dance; as well as the go-to venue downtown for other organizations’ performances, visiting companies and independent film screenings. Education Outreach programs include Rialto Jazz for Kids, Feed Your Senses and the Rialto Visual Arts Series. rialto.gsu.edu

My AREA Atlanta

Those looking for a modern-day cultural renaissance can swing by My AREA Atlanta a multi-disciplinary performing arts center and a comprehensive resource and incubator for arts and entertainment novices and professionals. From dance, to music, and drama; to artist development, music production and recording, AREA is interested in cultivating the entertainment stars of tomorrow. myareaatlanta.com

Youth Ensemble of Atlanta

More than 70 African-American youth ranging from ages 8 to 24 have their moments in the spotlight at the Youth Ensemble of Atlanta, the South’s premiere youth theatre company. Through many work sessions and rehearsals, the members of this dedicated ensemble are inspired, through the performing arts, to explore and express their feelings and concerns about the world within and around them. youthensemble.org

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