We put together a short list of a few unmissable experiences to check out before they leave the ATL: from an exciting Stranger Things Experience to a nostalgic candlelit jazz & soul concert, we’ve got you covered until February!
Stranger Things: The Experience
What: The thrilling Stranger Things Experience is an absolute must-try for fans of the show. Atlanta’s Pullman Yards sends you back to 1986, where a terrifying danger lurks around Hawkins. Using your special powers, you’ll free the town — and Max — from the grips of the Upside Down. After your pulse-racing obstacle course, let the Mix-Tape area be your safe haven. With its food spots, set recreations, exclusive merch and rad photo ops, it surely won’t disappoint!
Where: Pullman Yards (225 Rogers St.)
When: The experience is currently open through February 12. Journey into the Upside Down at a special price!
The Fans Strike Back: The Largest Star Wars Fan Exhibition
What: This jaw-dropping display of some of the best fan-owned Star Wars collections in the world features over 600 official items. From iconic costumes to imposing life-sized figures, the Fans Strike Back exhibit assembles some of the rarest Star Wars memorabilia. We’re talking 40 years of work highlighted, from a true-to-life Jabba The Hutt that towers 16-feet and a Speeder and Podracer display to a Darth Vader section — among many others. The 24,000 square foot space truly transports you to a galaxy far, far away.
Where: Exhibition Hub, Atlanta Art Center (5660 Buford Hwy NE)
When: The epic exhibit is closing its doors on February 5. Get tickets while you can!
Candlelight: Celebrating Black America – Jazz, Soul, and Blues
What: A tribute to legends such as Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, and Ella Fitzerald, this Candlelight special celebrates the legacy of Black America. Pure Soul Presents will be interpreting the iconic musicians’ discography, “living the electrifying musical history of soul, jazz and the early days of rock’n roll” (Pure Soul Presents). The talented Chicago-founded band merges vocals, piano, bass, saxophone and drums at the heart of a stunning venue bathed in candlelight.
Where: Magnolia Hall in Piedmont Park
When: This multi-sensory concert experience will be taking place on February 2 only, but you can check other Candlelight offerings in Atlanta.
What: Illuminarium is an immersive experience, where you can tour the world in less than a day. From embarking on a safari to exploring the depths of space, Illuminarium combines 4k interactive projection with 360-degree immersive audio and in-floor vibration and scent systems that will transport you to the four corners of the world. Plus, the exhibit transforms into a 21+ immersive nightlife experience, featuring cocktails and more!
Where: 550 Somerset Terrace NE
When: Wednesdays through Monday through February 11. Experience this cinematic immersion while you can!