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St. Regis Atlanta: Calendar

Upcoming Events

Discover the best things to see and do in Atlanta this Winter.

Seasonal Offerings From The St. Regis Atlanta

New Year’s Celebration

Dec. 31 – Jan. 1, 2013

Ring in the New Year with elegance and style at The St. Regis Atlanta. Experience a captivating culinary journey at Paces 88 American Bistro, and then enjoy a Champagne toast and distinctive cocktails in the refined atmosphere of The St. Regis Bar. On New Year’s Day, recharge with a signature West Paces Mary while enjoying a bountiful buffet brimming with traditional brunch favorites.

 

Valentine’s Day

Feb. 14, 2013

Create indelible memories this Valentine’s Day and inspire romance with specialty cocktails at The St. Regis Bar and a selection of rare wines featured in The Wine Room. Treat your sweetheart to a delectable selection of macarons-a-porter or plan a romantic retreat with an overnight stay in a signature St. Regis suite.

 

Afternoon Tea

Daily, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.

One of the most cherished traditions embraced by The St. Regis Atlanta is afternoon tea, held each afternoon at the elegant Astor Court. Enjoy freshly made sandwiches, scones and pastries while overlooking the resort’s beautiful lobby. Served by St. Regis butlers in tuxedos and white gloves, afternoon tea is a great place to relax, take in the surroundings and catch up with friends.

 

Theater

“A Christmas Carol”

Through Dec. 23; Alliance Theatre

In Charles Dickens’ classic holiday tale, the ghosts of Christmases past, present and yet to come visit miser Ebenezer Scrooge on Christmas Eve. His reflections during these ghostly visitations and ultimate transformation are sure to get you in the spirit of the season this winter. (404-733-5000; alliancetheatre.org)

“Beauty and the Beast”

Nov. 27 – Dec. 2; Fox Theatre

Based on Disney’s Academy Award-winning movie of the same title, “Beauty and the Beast” returns to Atlanta after a successful run in 2011. The cast of unforgettable characters, like Lumiere and Mrs. Potts, bring this classic love story and its extraordinary musical score to life. (855-285-8499; foxtheatre.org)

Atlanta Ballet’s “The Nutcracker”

Dec. 7 – 26; Fox Theatre

Kick off the holiday season just right by indulging the visions of sugarplum fairies dancing around in your head. The historic Fox Theatre hosts the Atlanta Ballet for this fun-filled and enchanting look at Christmas through the eyes and imagination of a child. (855-285-8499; foxtheatre.org)

“West Side Story”

Dec. 13 – 16; Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre

“West Side Story” debuted on Broadway more than 50 years ago as a modern interpretation of Romeo and Juliet’s forbidden love story. Watch as the Sharks and the Jets sing, dance and duke it out in an effort to keep two lovers in the mid-1950s, Tony and Maria, from falling in love. (770-916-2800; cobbenergycentre.com)

 

Festivals and Special Events

Season of Magic

Through Jan. 1, 2013; Piedmont Park

From Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day, enjoy romantic horse-drawn carriage rides around Piedmont Park, a whimsical carousel, hot chocolate, ice-skating, festive lights and more holiday traditions—all in the beautiful urban oasis of the city’s most beloved park. (404-875-7275; piedmontpark.org)

“Garden Lights, Holiday Nights”

Through Jan. 5, 2013;

Atlanta Botanical Garden

More than 1 million lights transform the Atlanta Botanical Garden’s 30 acres on these nights. From a walk inspired by Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” to the musically choreographed “orchestral orbs” on the Great Lawn, don’t miss one the city’s most unique seasonal celebrations. (404-876-5859; atlantabotanicalgarden.org)

Atlanta Film Festival

March 15 – 24, 2013; Various theaters

Established in 1976, the Atlanta Film Festival is the largest and longest-running film festival in the Southeast and is also one of only a few dozen Academy Award-qualifying festivals around the world. For 2013, the event moves to the Landmark Midtown Art Cinema, the largest art house movie theater in the U.S. (404-876-8048; atlantafilmfestival.com)

 

Exhibits

“Fast Forward: Modern Moments 1913 – 2013”

Through Jan. 20, 2013;
High Museum of Art

A collaboration with the Museum of Modern Art in New York, this exhibit features paintings, photographs, sculptures and films that emerged during key historical moments of the 20th century. Artistic luminaries such as Georgia O’Keeffe and Salvador Dali are represented, as well as three contemporary artists. (404-733-4400; high.org)

“Ruth Laxson: A Retrospective”

Jan. 26 – March 30, 2013; The Museum
of Contemporary Art of Georgia

Ruth Laxson, an 88-year-old Atlanta resident, celebrates her first museum retrospective in this one-of-a-kind exhibit. Laxson combines doodling, drawing, writing and printmaking to create unique artists’ books. (404-367-8700; mocaga.org)

“Greetings From Atlanta: A Postcard Retrospective”

Through Jan. 27, 2013;
Atlanta History Center

Take a nostalgic walk through Atlanta’s history as cultivated from the Atlanta History Center’s collection of more than 3,000 postcards. See the skyline and some of the city’s best known landmarks grow before your eyes and imagine the lives of those who captured these snapshots of a city coming into its own. (404-814-4000; atlantahistorycenter.com)

“Frida & Diego: Passion, Politics,
and Painting”

Feb. 16 – May 12, 2013;
High Museum of Art

Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera are two of Mexico’s most revered artistic figures. The High will display more than 75 pieces by the couple in order to explore the political and cultural dimensions of their works. (404-733-4400; high.org)

 

Concerts and Lectures

Handel’s “Messiah”

Dec. 13 – 15; Atlanta Symphony Hall

Join the Atlanta Symphony for an unforgettable performance of one of the season’s classics. The evening culminates with the rousing “Alleluia Chorus,” as performed by the orchestra and the chamber chorus. (404-733-4900; atlantasymphony.org)

Jazz at Lincoln Center with Wynton Marsalis

Feb. 9, 2013; Atlanta Symphony Hall

Renowned jazz trumpeter and composer Wynton Marsalis brings his highly acclaimed Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra from its residence at The St. Regis New York to Atlanta’s Symphony Hall. They will perform both well-known and original works that span the spectrum of jazz, from old New Orleans to today. (404-733-4900; atlantasymphony.org)

The Richard Ellmann Lectures in Modern Literature Featuring Paul Simon

Feb. 10 – 12, 2013; Emory University

Established in honor of professor, literary critic and biographer Richard Ellmann, this lecture series has featured luminaries such as Seamus Heaney, Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Margaret Atwood. This year’s guest, Paul Simon, a Grammy Award winner and Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee, gives a new spin on modern literature. (404-727-5050; arts.emory.edu)