Mark your calendars and join us for these fun activities coming up in September at The Woodruff Arts Center!

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9/6 – Music Discovery Zone

Have you ever wanted to write your own song? Or compose your own symphony? You can have tons of fun exploring how to create your very own melodies with our large, interactive pianos and other fun, hands-on instruments in our Music Discovery Zone!


Pearl Cleage, Melon Playwright in Residence at Alliance Theatre
Pearl Cleage, Mellon Playwright in Residence at Alliance Theatre

9/13 – Grandmother Read Alouds by Pearl Cleage & Sue Sehgal

Featured stories come from different cultures around the world and feature such Atlanta favorites as Pearl Cleage, a New York Times bestselling novelist and the Alliance Theatre’s Playwright in Residence.

9/13 – Fam Jam

You will have a blast grabbing a drum and playing along in our Fam Jam—no experience needed! Parents and kids will be provided a drum or rhythm instrument, and you will be guided as a group through an “in the moment” musical experience.

9/20 – Music and Movement Workshops

Join in the fun as we explore varying musical concepts and how they relate to movement in different ways through a fun, engaging, and interactive experience. Our skilled guides will help you learn a “hello song,” steady beat activities, musical poems and vocal exploration, instrument exploration, free dancing, circle dancing, and slow listening songs.


9/20 – Sprawl-Inspired Art Making

Sprawl! Drawing Outside the Lines is on display for just a couple more weeks! Check out over one hundred drawings the High Museum has recently acquired by artists working in Atlanta and then learn the process of one of the artists. Henry Detweiler will lead a workshop on how he creates his dynamic artworks.

9/27 – Play the Play with Cat the Cat

From the Alliance Theatre for the Very Young production of Play the Play with Cat the Cat. Featuring Kelly Criss Felten (left) and Michelle Pokopac (right).
From the Alliance Theatre for the Very Young production of Play the Play with Cat the Cat. Featuring Kelly Criss Felten (left) and Michelle Pokopac (right).

Based on Mo Willems’s beloved CAT the CAT seriesthis play explores the often terrifying experience of making a new friend. Using the books’ rhymes and simple language, this theatrical experience will invite our young audience to identify Cat the Cat’s parade of animal friends, mimic their animal sounds, and even learn a new language.

9/27 – Alliance Theatre Variety Show

Atlanta actor Michael Stiggers hosts a 30-minute comedic extravaganza for all ages. Enjoy live musical performances, interviews with special guests, and much more.

9/27 – Art Movers: Erik Thurmond + Michael Lin

In this new program, families will get moving in the galleries with dancer Erik Thurmond. For 30 minutes, we’ll look at (and move on top of!) Michael Lin’s Utah Sky 2065-40 (blue curve) and make connections to movement.

High Family Sunday August 24 2015

Art Movers: Erik Thurmond + Alex Katz on August 23, 2015

Photo by David Batterman