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Labor Day Weekend Events in Atlanta 2021


CL's guide to the workingman's holiday

American Flag Flying on Labor Day

Photo credit: Courtesy of the US Government

RELAX: Take a load of this Labor Day.




Happy Labor Day! Enjoy the long weekend of wearing costumes, watching college students earns millions of dollars for athletic departments, and celebrating Black Gay Pride. To the hard-working people who pour drinks, drive trains, and build homes, we salute you.

Conceived with the rise of labor movements and unions in the late 19th century, this holiday celebrates the contributions workers have made to the development, security, and prosperity of the U.S. Take some time to lounge around in sweatpants on this fine Monday off; you’ve earned it!


Big Labor Day Events

List of Labor Day Events

Friday September 3, 2021 10:00 am EDT
Arts Agenda::Visual Arts
ZMA Project Wall West: Jamele Wright, Sr. (Aug. 28-July 30, 2022) — Combining found materials, Dutch Wax cloth, and Georgia red clay, Atlanta artist Jamele Wright Sr. creates abstract works that explore the Black American vernacular experience. Beginning August 28, a newly commissioned textile work ... [click here for more]

Friday September 3, 2021 11:00 am EDT
Hammonds House Museum Cost: $10 general admission, $5 students, artists, poets, writers. Free to members
Arts Agenda::Visual Arts
Exhibiting Culture: Highlights from the Hammonds House Museum Collection (Aug. 6- Jan. 30, 2022) — Drawn from the Hammonds House Museum collection of more than 450 works dating from the mid-19th century by artists from America, Africa, and the Caribbean, this exhibition features the art of Benny And... [click here for more]

Friday September 3, 2021 11:00 am EDT
""""{Poem 88}"""" Cost: Free. By appointment only 404-735-1000.
Arts Agenda::Visual Arts
Kimberly Binns: HomeFront (Aug. 21-Sep. 11) — In this exhibition, Kimberly Binns presents a variety of vignettes incorporating personal photographs, abstract drawings, paintings and custom furniture to explore the meaning of sanctity of the home for African-Americans, what the idea meant to her in t... [click here for more]

Friday September 3, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia Cost: $5. Members free.
Arts Agenda::Visual Arts
MOCA: Larry Jens Anderson was an artist, educator, and activist, as well as founding member and curator of the TABOO artist collective, known for its edgy shows and happenings at the height of the AIDS epidemic. Recurring themes in Larry’s work include gender, sexual identity, human rights, politics... [click here for more]

Friday September 3, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
Downtown Atlanta Cost: $115-$3500
Community, Festivals
It's only the biggest, nerdiest, and most exciting weekend of the year. No big deal. Right? [click here for more]

Friday September 3, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia Cost: $5. Members free.
Arts Agenda::Visual Arts
Katherine Mitchell: Hearing the Trees, Chapter III (Aug. 7-Oct. 2) — 2020-21 WAP fellow Katherine Mitchell’s solo exhibition includes a series of paintings/drawings on paper, which seeks in part to reconcile the artist’s concerns in visual art and the environment.


MOCA GA’s Working Artist Project ... [click here for more]

Friday September 3, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia Cost: $5. Members free.
Arts Agenda::Visual Arts
Erin Jane Nelson: One Entanglement, Under Clouds (Aug. 7-Oct. 2) — Mixed media artist and 2020-21 WAP recipient Erin Jane Nelson explores the entanglement of systems — social, political, ecological — in this solo exhibition, which features three frogs modeled on the pagan Triple Goddess.


MOCA GA’s... [click here for more]

Friday September 3, 2021 02:00 pm EDT
Our Bar ATL Cost: $20--$25
Food and Drink
Daily Kitchen Pop-Up at Our Bar ATL!

Ft. @ChefElliottFarmer


Doors open at 2PM.
Pop-Up closes at 7PM or when it sells out!


Text 678-929-8380 to place your orders for DINE-IN or TAKE-OUT.
339 Edgewood Ave SE

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Friday September 3, 2021 05:00 pm EDT
Our Bar ATL Cost: Free
Music
The Pregame at Our Bar ATL!

Ft. @lottanames


Friday, 9/03
5PM-3AM
339 Edgewood Ave SE

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Friday September 3, 2021 05:00 pm EDT
The Loft, Marietta Cost: Free
Arts Agenda, Food and Drink, Free Events, Nightlife
Enjoy an evening with The Loft as we debut our newest exhibition, INTUITION, to the Metro Atlanta art community and beyond.



VIEW IN PERSON:
Our show opens to the public Friday, September 3rd, 2021 from 5-9pm, as part of the popular Marietta Square First Friday Art Walk.


VIEW ONLINE:

Enjoy the sh... [click here for more]

Friday September 3, 2021 07:00 pm EDT
Variety Playhouse Cost: $25-$52
Music::Concerts
The Gregg Allman Legacy Band was formed for a few special shows to bring back the memory and power of the "GREGG ALLMAN/LIVE LAID BACK TOUR '74 with Special Guests/ COWBOY." Tommy Talton/guitar, Randall Bramblett/organ and sax, Charlie Hayward/bass, and Bill Stewart/drums were all original members o... [click here for more]

Friday September 3, 2021 07:00 pm EDT
Food and Drink, Free Events, Music
The Ruby Reds Band may be the longest tenured jazz band in Georgia. The band was formed in early 1966 to perform nightly at a rowdy beer hall and banjo sing-along parlor called Ruby Reds Warehouse, at 57 Ellis Street in downtown Atlanta, Georgia, and has been playing throughout the Southeast ever si... [click here for more]

Friday September 3, 2021 07:00 pm EDT
Ameris Bank Amphitheatre Cost: $35 and up
Music
No description provided [click here for more]

Friday September 3, 2021 07:00 pm EDT
The Gifted Ferret Cost: Starting at $20
Food and Drink, Food and Drink::Classes and Demos
Categories: Wine Class

Wine Class for the basics of wine featuring common grape varietals that most people know.

At the Gifted Ferret, our classes will benefit those who are just beginning to learn about wine and those who know their way around a cellar as well. Our Wine Basics 101 Course will pro... [click here for more]

Friday September 3, 2021 08:00 pm EDT
Fox Theatre Cost: $80-$399
Arts Agenda::Theater
Website: HAMILTON is the story of America then, told by America now. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B and Broadway, HAMILTON has taken the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton and created a revolutionary moment in theatre [click here for more]

Friday September 3, 2021 08:00 pm EDT
Petite Violette Cost: $75 per person
Categories: theater Featuring the all-star production, cast, and crew formerly of Agatha’s in Atlanta, Murder, Mystery, and Mayhem at Petite Violette is an interactive unique murder mystery dinner. On Friday and Saturday night, the event showcases original, hilarious murder mysteries with live actor... [click here for more]

Friday September 3, 2021 08:00 pm EDT
Petite Violette Cost: $75 per person
Categories: theater Featuring the all-star production, cast, and crew formerly of Agatha’s in Atlanta, Murder, Mystery, and Mayhem at Petite Violette is an interactive unique murder mystery dinner. On Friday and Saturday night, the event showcases original, hilarious murder mysteries with live actor... [click here for more]

Friday September 3, 2021 08:00 pm EDT
Petite Violette Cost: $75
Categories: theater Featuring the all-star production, cast, and crew formerly of Agatha’s in Atlanta, Murder, Mystery, and Mayhem at Petite Violette is an interactive unique murder mystery dinner. On Friday and Saturday night, the event showcases original, hilarious murder mysteries with live actor... [click here for more]

Friday September 3, 2021 08:00 pm EDT
Music
D-Nice’s Club Quarantine virtual parties on Instagram brought millions of people together during stay-at-home mandates. The virtual community connected people from all over the world and provided a much-needed uplift. With Club Quarantine Live at Cadence Bank Amphitheatre, D-Nice and the star-studde... [click here for more]

Friday September 3, 2021 08:30 pm EDT
The Eastern Cost: $39.50-$45
Music
Recording both as Parliament and Funkadelic, George Clinton revolutionized R&B during the [click here for more]

Friday September 3, 2021 08:30 pm EDT
Terminal West Cost: $17.00 - $20.00
Music
Website: Based out of Fort Worth, Texas, The Unlikely Candidates are an indie rock band initially formed as an acoustic duo by childhood friends Kyle Morris and Cole Male in 2008. Eventually expanding the lineup to include guitarist Brenton Carney, bassist Jared Hornbeek, and drummer Kevin Goddard, ... [click here for more]

Friday September 3, 2021 09:00 pm EDT
529 Bar Cost: $10.00
Music
Heffner and Deep State perform at 529 on September 3rd with special guest! [click here for more]

Friday September 3, 2021 09:00 pm EDT
Smith's Olde Bar Cost: $10-15
Music
Dr. Doctor Live at the Atlanta Room at Smith's Olde Bar. Dr. Doctor is the brainchild of singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Mark Vickers (Noonday Sons, Wax Throwbacks). Formed in 2018 with drummer Aaron Kaufman (Jess Goggans Band, Chelsea Shag) they have been gestating a new vision of the... [click here for more]

Friday September 3, 2021 10:00 pm EDT
Our Bar ATL Cost: Free
Music, Nightlife
Siamese at Our Bar ATL!



Friday, 9/03
10PM-3AM
339 Edgewood Ave SE

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