Looking to put some pizzazz into your next date night? We have just the thing! Spice it up and take your date to High Museum Jazz Night.
High Museum Jazz Night is an excellent choice for a date night. Explore the galleries of the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, while listening to amazing live music. It’s one of the best date night ideas at the High Museum, and a perfect way to spend a Georgia evening.
Here’s everything you need to know about the High Museum’s Friday Jazz nights.
HIGH MUSEUM JAZZ NIGHT
On the third Friday of every month, enjoy music, drinks, and art at the High Museum’s Jazz Night event. Each month features a different style of jazz — from straight ahead to free jazz, bebop to swing, and more. The event takes place from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Pick your date up after work, turn the radio to 91.9 WCLK, Atlanta’s jazz station, and head over to the High.
Seating for Friday Jazz Night begins at 6 p.m., and is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. The event includes evening access to the museum as the sounds of live jazz music surround you. Two musical areas are set up, in both the Atrium and on Orkin Terrace, so you can enjoy the music throughout the evening. Drinks and light food fare are available.
Parking for Friday Jazz can be a challenge, so pre-pay to park in the Woodruff Arts Center deck, which is below the High. The parking entrance is right across from the MARTA Arts Center Station. There are limited spaces, so do yourself a favor and pre-pay to guarantee a spot.
If you are early, pop into Twelve Eighty for some apps. They have a Late Night Menu for Jazz Nights that’s available until 9 p.m. This sleek restaurant is located on Sifly Piazza, just as you come off the elevator from the parking deck. Plus, their full bar features wines by the glass in several varietals, hand-crafted cocktails, and ice cold beer. Note — there are no drinks allowed in the gallery.
The Friday Jazz at the High is one of the museum’s most popular programs. The crowd is a fun mix of all types of people — from young millennials to corporate executives. You’ll find lots of people dancing, as well as just mingling with the crowd.
As previously mentioned, there is a limited amount of first-come, first-served seating available, but we think you are better off cozying up on the dance floor!
HIGH MUSEUM EVENTS FREE WITH MEMBERSHIP
One of the best reasons to attend Friday Jazz at the High is because it is free for members. There are always great events taking place at the High Museum throughout the year, and a membership makes those events free for you! Here are some more of our favorite High Museum date night ideas.
HIGH FREQUENCY FRIDAY
On the first Friday of every month, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., you’ll find the High Frequency Friday event. This event features Atlanta’s favorite DJs playing some amazing tunes while you enjoy the galleries.
You can take in the museum’s collections, create a piece of art, or participate in a docent-led tour, while listening to an amazing soundtrack that will enhance your art experience. Members get in free.
CONVERSATIONS WITH CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS
For the true art aficionado, the High Museum offers periodic Conversation with Contemporary Artists. It’s a chance to learn more about the artist and his or her art.
My favorite thing about this event is the personal stories the artists slip in during their talk.
Dates don’t have to be in the evening! Slip away for a daytime rendezvous and join a professional museum educator for an up close discussion about art within the museum’s collection; one work, thirty minutes, deep conversations and discoveries.
It will give you something fun to talk about over dinner and drinks later.
Keep an eye on the High Museum of Art events page for special programming associated with a specific special exhibition.
From string quartets to maker programs, there is always something unique going on and just as with the other High Museum events, these special programs are free for members.
FUNDRAISERS AT THE HIGH
For a truly unique evening out, attend one of the High Museum of Art fundraisers.
Highball – High’s annual fundraising mixology competition! Atlanta’s foremost bartenders will compete head-to-head and flex their imaginations to bring you their most creative cocktails, inspired by an annual theme. The top three bartenders will each claim a cash prize, trophy, and bragging rights as one of Atlanta’s top mixologists.
Sample their creations, enjoy music and activities, and vote to name one mixologist the most sensational of them all! Proceeds from Highball support the High Museum of Art.
Wine Auction – This is one of THE social events of the season in Atlanta, and a fantastic way to build out your wine cellar. Get tickets early. This one is popular.
Thinking you’d like to bring your kids to the High Museum of Art? Second Sundays are the perfect time.
MORE INFORMATION FOR HIGH MUSEUM VISIT
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