Looking to put some pizzazz into your next date night? We have a secret weapon for you – the High Museum Jazz night.
And if hot, soulful music doesn’t do it for you, The High Museum has some other unique date night ideas that really impress. We know it can be hard to find time to plan, so just read on, we’ve done all the work for you.
High Museum Jazz Night
The third Friday of every month, Atlanta’s High Museum of Art atrium transforms from a world-class art museum into a sultry, smooth jazz club that features some of the South’s premier jazz musicians performing live.
Friday Jazz at the High begins at 6 pm, so pick up your date right after work, and turn the radio dial to 91.9 WCLK, Atlanta’s jazz station to get in the mood.
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 (N5). 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. This sleek restaurant is located on Sifly Piazza, just as you come off the elevator from the parking deck. When you are ready for Friday Jazz at the High, just walk across the Piazza.
The Friday Jazz at the High is one of the museum’s most popular programs. The crowd is a fun mix of young millennials, to corporate executives. You’ll find lots of folks dancing, as well as just mingling with the crowd. There is a limited amount of first-come, first-served seating available, but you are better off cozying up on the dance floor.
High Museum Events Free with a Membership
One of the best reasons to attend Friday Jazz at the High is because it is free with museum admission, and always free for members. Plus, in addition to Jazz at the High, members also get in free to the following awesome date nights:
High Museum First Friday
Friday night is date night at the High. On the third Friday, The High Museum First Friday program offers drop-in art making, live performances and drinks for purchase. It’s pretty much the coolest happy hour you’ll find in the city, and since members are free, you’ll have a little cash left for drinks.
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 is the personal stories they usually 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.
FUN. Raisers at the High
For a truly unique evening out, attend one of the High Museum of Art fundraisers.
Highball brings together the most talented bartenders in the metropolitan area to compete for prizes, but more importantly bragging rights as the top mixologist in the city. Think CHOPPED for the boozy set.
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.
Disclosure: 365 Atlanta Family is proudly an Ambassador for The High Museum of Art…but it doesn’t influence what we share here. You know we’ve been avid fans of the High Museum for years and years, and we’re happy to work with them on this post to share that love with you.