Hey guys! This is literally the busiest day of the year so far, as far as I can recall, there’s so much stuff going on there’s no way to see everything cool. Be sure to check out the new sQuish gallery, the free Georgia Tech music festival, the Deer Bear Wolf fest, and the last ever night of Illegal Food at Joystick!
Salon Modello (674 Highland Ave NE) has Pulling Forward: A Screen Printing Art Show featuring 25 large art pieces by street artist sQuish, who you might remember from the For the Record art exhibit at Hodgepodge Coffee House.
Arbitrary Living (171 Auburn Ave) has a gallery tonight called Living in Color, featuring art work in vivid saturated color. There will be music and drinks, as well as home decor pieces for sale.
The Kibbee Gallery (488 Linwood Ave) is hosting the closing reception for Beautiful Echoes tonight at 7pm, a gallery from Lela Brunet and Liz Webb, who’s work is pictured above.
Eyedrum Art & Music Gallery (88 Forsyth St) is auctioning off all of the items from the Existing Conditions show today from 1-7pm, they’re calling it Exiting Conditions.
The High Museum of Art (1280 Peachtree St) has a discussion called Visionaries in Auto Design today at 2:30pm, a discussion among top automobile designers. The program is free but you need a ticket, which lets you get in to their Dream Cars: Innovative Design exhibit afterwards.
The Atlanta History Center (130 West Paces Ferry) has the Meet the Past Festival from 11-4pm today, which “invites guests to experience the best of Meet the Past offerings through interactions with characters that bring to life the stories of people from Atlanta and Georgia.” Admission is included with entry to the museum.
Food & Drinks
FlatIron Bar (520 Flat Shoals) is the meeting point for the Creative Loafing Atlanta City Guide Pub Crawl today at 5pm, which goes through Flatiron, Midway, Octopus Bar, The Glenwood, Tomatillow, and ends at Graveyard, and features the opportunity to win tickets to lots of big events including Music Midtown, the CL Best of Atlanta Party, TomorrowWorld, and more.
Woodruff Park is the site for the 11th Annual German Bierfest today from 2-7pm featuring the largest selection of German beers, as well as traditional german food (including bratwurst, käsepätzle, pretzeln, sauerkraut, schnitzel), music, games, and more. Tickets are $45 and come with a glass and all the beer you can drink.
Red Hare Brewing Company (1998 Delk Industrial Blvd) is throwing their Third Anniversary Party today from 2-4pm, with ten special brews, music from a Sublime tribute band, and food from D.B.A. BBQ.
Tacos & Tequillas (650 Ponce) is celebrating their Grand Opening Week this week, today they have live music at 7pm, salsa dancing lessons at 6pm, and free margaritas for the first 200 guests.
Joystick (427 Edgewood Ave) has the Illegal Food Going Away Party today from noon serving their food at the bar for the last time, so be sure to stop by if you’ve been craving it.
Steel Restaurant & Lounge (950 West Peachtree St) has Sushi Making 101 today from 4-6pm, $45/person lets you learn how to craft California, spicy tuna, and shrimp tempura maki rolls, as well as a complimentary glass of saek, beer, or wine, and a take-home sushi kit.
Skwhirlhaus (327 Sisson Ave) presents “When We Were Seven”, a performance by Crossover Movement Arts. “Personal stories and a live-music soundscape, retrieved from beneath the skin of memory, weave throughout the backyard and invite audiences to remember when they, too, were seven." 8pm, cash donation entry fee.
The Goat Farm presents A Million Acres of Sky tonight at 8pm, featuring two new works by Chamber Cartel, a clarinet/percussion performance by Transient Canvas, and artwork by Igor Korsunski. Suggested donation $10.
489 Edgewood hosts a Pop-Up Event on Edgewood from 11-6pm, selling all kinds of quality clothing from Chrome Yellow Trading Co, as well as drinks and music from 6pm onwards.
Sweet Auburn Curb Market (209 Edgewood Ave) has the ICE Weekly Craft Show today from 11-4pm, featuring a variety of homemade goods.
Charis Books and More (1189 Euclid Ave) has an All Ages Zine-Making Workshop from 2-4pm today, for anybody interested in making their own zine. Suggested donation of $5, but nobody turned away. Supplies provided.
The Village Theatre (349 Deactur St) is Roasting Jabba the Hutt tonight at 10:30, with Max Fine as Jabba the Hutt, and a host of other local comedians including John-Michael Bond and Joe Pettis.
Bar Meatball (1044 Greenwood Ave) is hosting a Comedy Night in Memory of Robin Williams tonight at 10pm, tickets are $20 at the door and a portion of the proceeds go towards the Parkinson’s Foundation.
Duncan Trussell is at the Laughing Skull Lounge tonight at 8 and 10:30m, with a repeat performance tomorrow. You might know him from The Joe Rogan Experience. Tickets are ~$20.
Nick DiPaolo is at the Atlanta Improv Comedy Club tonight at 8 and 10:30pm. You might know him from co-hosting The Nick & Artie Show with Artie Lange. Tickets are ~$25.
Bob Marley is at The Punchline tonight at 6, 8 and 10pm. Tickets are ~$25.
The 529 (529 Flat Shoals Ave) hosts the Deer Bear Wolf Music Festival today starting at 2pm, with live music from 11 bands until 1am, including Suno Deko, Nomen Novum, Breathers, No Eyes, 10th Letter, and more. If you like electronic or experimental musical acts this is the festival to be at. $10 cover.
Tech Green is hosting Couchella today from 12-7pm, a free, all ages, outdoor music festival that is dog and picnic friendly (as well as chainsaw and textbook unfriendly), featuring The Merry Go Rounds, Man Up Yancey, Bizzbeats, and 12 more bands
Grant Park hosts the Summer Shade Festival today from 10-10, as well as tomorrow, featuring over 30 bands (including Jungol and Bradford Cox), food trucks, artist tents, a kids zone, and more.
Lake Claire Community Land Trust (280 Arizona Ave) has the No Nukes Y’all JAMboree today from 4-11pm, a dance party to benefit Nuclear Watch South, featuring AVIVA and the Flying Penguins, as well as several other bands. $10 donation, $5 for students and teenagers, kids free.
Union EAV (485 Flat Shoals Ave) has the 2nd Edition of NOT SORRY tonight at 10pm, featuring DJ Hutch, Sir OJ, and Motherboaard. 21+, $3 cover.
Mary’s (1287 Glenwood Ave) has the 2014 Queen of the Strut Cotillion tonight from 2-8pm, with karaoke and music from DJ 5-Hr Boner.
Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics at The Earl, 9pm, $12 cover.
Doyle at Masquerade Hell, 7pm, $18 cover.
With: Ashylus, Night Terrors, Fifty Two Ways
Landmines at The Mammal Gallery, 9pm, <$10 cover
With: Zulu Wave, Waking the Bates, Dendera Bloodbath
Slaughter Que at Masquerade Purgatory, noon, $12 cover.
With: ten other bands
Enter to win tickets to see Spirits and the Melchizedek Children at the Drunken Unicorn on Wednesday, August 27th!
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I want to go to the Deer Bear Wolf thing, leave early and see Bradford Cox at Grant Park, head over to the Squish gallery after, and then go to the Village Theatre, but who knows if I can fit all that in, and there’s still so much more stuff anyway. Let me know what you guys get up to and if you take a cool picture you’d like to share, email it to me at Cain@ATLToDo.com and I’ll put it on the blog tomorrow!
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