Lunchtime Culture

Tasty bite-sized portions of delicious culture. FREE.


Each of the six Lunchtime Culture event pairs two Midtown Atlanta sites for a conversation, performance, or tour experience from a fresh perspective. Programs begin at 12:00 noon, are FREE, and last approximately 30 minutes with time to explore the venue after the program.

Lunch is not included with programs. Participants are encouraged to visit Midtown dining options near each venue.

July 12 - Oct. 11
12:00 p.m.

June 14

From Script to Stage: The Evolution of New Works of Art
Presented by the Alliance Theatre at the Breman Museum (1440 Spring St NW)

The Alliance Theatre shares excerpts from Sheltered, and their upcoming play, Goodnight, Tyler that are both winners of the Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition. Artistic Programs Manager Celise Kalke discusses how plays are transformed from a script to the stage.

July 12

“It’s Not Easy Being Green”: Conservation through Amphibian Education
Presented by Atlanta Botanical Garden at the Center for Puppetry Arts (1404 Spring St. NW)

Hear about Kermit the Frog’s creator, Jim Henson, and his passion for the environment. The Atlanta Botanical Garden has an active amphibian conservation program. Chelsea Thomas, Amphibian Program Coordinator, will showcase a few interesting frogs and share how these animals help promote conservation through education programs for all ages.

August 9

Theater as a Social Change Agent
Presented by the Breman Museum at the Alliance Theatre (1280 Peachtree St NE)

Experience live theater and join in a panel discussion with theater directors and educators, Mira Hirsch and Patrick McColery, as they discuss the power of theater as a social change agent.

September 13

Flying Through the Flowers: A Midsummers Night’s Dream in Nature
Presented by the Alliance Theatre at the Atlanta Botanical Garden (1345 Piedmont Ave NE)*

Actors flip and fly through the flowers in Alliance Theater’s upcoming production of A Midsummers Night’s Dream. Join director David Seth Catlin as he discusses the artistic adventure of producing one of Shakespeare’s classics in the garden.

October 11

The Powerful Pomegranate: The Rich Tradition of this Popular Fruit
Presented by the Breman Museum at the Atlanta Botanical Garden (1345 Piedmont Ave NE)

Rabbi Ari Kaiman of Congregation Shearith Israel shares a taste of the rich and beautiful history of this special fruit from biblical times until today. Join us for Pomegranate tasting and deseeding tips.

November 8

Puppetry & Acting: Bringing Characters to Life
Presented by the Center for Puppetry Arts at the Alliance Theatre (1280 Peachtree St NE)

Alliance Theatre actor and Center for Puppetry Arts puppeteer, Jake Krakovsky, will show us what it takes, on and off the stage, to bring puppets and characters to life.