The Nitty Gritty
- 21+ only!
- no refunds, event rain or shine
Foamy heads for everyone! Join us for a cold, craft beer and chill out on a hot summer’s night at the Puppets and Pints. Enjoy the music of The Possum Kingdom Ramblers, beer and wine for purchase, plus FREE lights bites, bar games, and a chance to visit the Center for Puppetry Arts in a relaxed, child-free environment. In this Puppet Party Series people can expect a powerful nostalgic experience in a child-free Museum while listening to live music from the Possum Kingdom Ramblers and enjoying beer, wine, and free food. Games like giant Jenga, cornhole, and ladder golf will also be available!
The Center for Puppetry Arts opened to the public on September 23, 1978, when Kermit the Frog and his creator Jim Henson cut the ceremonial ribbon. Today it is the largest American non-profit organization solely dedicated to the art of puppet theater. The Center's story begins when a young puppeteer from Florida, Vincent Anthony, began touring with Nicolo Marionettes under the tutelage of Nicholas Coppola based out of New York. By 1966, he was ready for a smaller community where he could be an active partner and make a difference. He pursued the vision of a center that would promote puppetry and become a vital part of the community. He decided to call Atlanta home and created Vagabond Marionettes with Mitchell Edmonds.
As the largest American non-profit organization dedicated exclusively to the art of puppetry, the Center for Puppetry Arts presents original and touring puppet performances for children and adults year round. Its Worlds of Puppetry Museum houses the largest collection of Jim Henson puppets as well as an extensive Global Collection.
How to take the perfect puppet selfie. The museum collection rotates every 6 months so there is always something new to see when you visit. While our Family Series performances are always a delight for children and parents, we have a great lineup of adult programming this season.