Thursday, April 24th

Hey guys! It’s Thursday, and it’s amazing outside. Sorry this is so late today, I had a hell of a morning, but I’m not about to let that make me miss a day!

Pretty much all day long the Living Walls Edgewood/Carroll Street Block Party is going on, there are so many events including Cute Boots performing at Noni’s and a drag show at Church, check the event for full details.

The Make10 2014 Event is at the GaTech College of Architecture today at 5:30pm. The industrial design seniors at Tech will be showing off their final projects, and this year each project with have a limited number for sale at the event!

The Edible Agriculture Tour Georgia will be at the Sweet Auburn Curb Market (209 Edgewood Ave) this evening at 6:30pm, all the restaurants inside Sweet Auburn will be creating special dishes made with locally grown produce, and proceeds go towards the Atlanta Community Food Bank!

The W. Midtown (188 14th St) has another installation of Locals We Love tonight at 7pm, with DJs Dell Harris and Fade Brigade, as part of the official CounterPoint Atlanta pre-party. There will be live performances from local artists, as well as food and craft cocktail specials. 7pm.

500 Songs for Kids is back! This weekend it’s at The Loft (1374 W. Peachtree), and as always it’s pay-what-you-want with all benefits gong towards the Songs for Kids Foundation. Doors at 7pm, and the music goes until around midnight. This was tons of fun last weekend at The Earl.

Earth Day Party at The DeFoor Centre (1710 DeFoor Ave) tonight, this is the be-all end-all opportunity for networking environmentalists, it sounds like. “Georgia’s premier Earth Day event brings together a diverse group of grassroots environmentalists, devoted philanthropists, and business professionals whose collective goal is to integrate sustainable practices and policies wherever they work, live or play. This 19th annual party chaired by Steve and Linda Edwards will feature locally sourced food, music, Eco-silent auction stocked with deals on eco-friendly products” Sponsored by Kaiser Permanente though… Tickets are $60, starts at 7pm.

I know it’s far away, but Regal Perimeter Pointe 10 ( 1155 Mount Vernon Hwy) is showing Shatner’s World tonight at 7:30, it’s a one-night only showing described as “actor William Shatner takes audiences on a voyage through his storied life and career.” which honestly sounds amazing.

Dad’s Garage (1105 Euclid Ave) is showing “Gutenberg! The Musical" Every Thurs/Fri/Sat until May 10th, which is a “super meta two-man musical sendup, a pair of up and coming playwrights perform a live reading of their brand Broadway-esque musical about Johann Gutenberg.” The show is at 8pm, and the wonderful people over at Dad’s Garage have hooked us up with a promo code, buying tickets with the coupon “ATLToDo" will get you 25% off your ticket! Be sure to say thanks!

At 9pm tonight Cinefest is showing a double-feature of E.T. and Candyman for only $5, on real film! Everyone knows E.T., but Candyman is “a murderous soul with a hook for a hand, is accidentally summoned to reality by a skeptic grad student researching the monster’s myth.” You know you want to see that. Free admission for students, and $1 popcorn for everybody!

Dance your ass off at the Sound Table (483 Edgewood Ave) tonight at 10pm, with New Low ft. DJs Chris Devoe, Divine Interface. Usually goes until 3am, and it’s out on the Edgewood strip so there’s lots of good bar-hopping to be had. No cover, 21+.

Also down on Edgewood, The Edgewood Speakeasy (327 Edgewood Ave) has The Deep End Vol. 8, featuring five hours of deep house music, no cover! 

Shows tonight:

  • Taking Back Sunday/The Used at The Tabernacle, 6pm, sold out. Relive that high school angst!!
  • The Joy Kills + Swank Sinatra at Clermont Lounge, 9pm, $7. It’s The Joy Kills record release party, selling the 10” record for $5 at the show.
  • Geisha Hit Squad at Smith’s Olde Bar, 7pm, $8. Spi vs Spy are opening for them, and it’s their first full-length show!
  • Angel Olsen at The Earl, 9pm, $10.
  • The Brand New Life, 529, 9pm, $5.
  • Chiodos at The Masquerade, 6pm, $20. If The Used wasn’t enough nostalgia for you…
  • Easy Star All-Stars Dub Side of The Moon Anniversary Tour at Terminal West, 9pm, $20. byow.

There’s also the regular Thursday stuff, plus all the ongoing events!

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I think Im going to go to 500 Songs for Kids again because it was so much fun last weekend, but the Edgewood Block Party sounds like a blast, and so does the show at the Clermont. If I lived on GSU campus I’d be at Cinefest taking advantage of that free local entertainment though. Don’t think I have enough angst left in my body to do the Taking Back Sunday & The Used show seriously, but it does sound like some good nostalgia, that’s for sure. Let me know what you guys get up to and what turns out to be fun!

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Wednesday, April 23rd

Hey guys! Happy Wednesday! The week’s almost over, the month’s almost over, it will be summer before you know it. There’s a lot of shows tonight, and not too much else, but it is a Wednesday.

Reader Charlotte Campbell sent in a few photographs from the Ru Paul Drag Show last night, it looks like they used up the city’s entire glitter supply! I had a blast at Dan Deacon, but it was so packed I couldn’t get a good photograph. Lots of fun all over the city last night.

Today is William Shakespeare’s 450th Birthday! He’s getting pretty old and might not make it to his next one, so be sure to get out to Barnes & Noble ( 1390 Oxford Road) around 3pm today to celebrate with a panel discussion of Shakespeare and the Arts Across Disciplines, accompanied by refreshments.

Octane Coffee (1009 Marietta St NW) has Five Years of Hop City tonight, celebrating the fifth year of their beer tasting events. There are some crazy beers here tonight, (all local) including a keg of 2012 Sweetwater Festive Ale and Ghoulish Dank Tank. Starts at 5:30.

The Atlanta Botanical Gardens (1345 Piedmont Ave NE) have a garden auction tonight, Garden Envy. "The Garden Associates present this elegant cocktail party and silent auction featuring rare plants, unusual cultivars, and garden treasures ranging from practical to whimsical objets d’art. Enjoy exquisite catering, live music and a beautiful setting." Tickets are probably $$$ and can be purchased in person at the garden or over the phone at 404.591.1574.

The Highland Inn Ballroom Lounge (644 N. Highland Ave) has Scene Missing: The Importance of being Ernest tonight, which is “Writing And Comedy Based On The Films Of Ernest P. Worrell.” $10, 9pm, in conjunction with Atlanta Write Club. Be warned, this event is B.Y.O.Super Powers!

The Peoplestown Palace (116 Vanira Ave) have their first literary event of the year tonight, Peoplestown Palace Poetry Prose & Potluck 6. Anyone can share their work, sharing starts at 9:30 promptly. Guests are urged to bring food to share with everybody! After the readers are finished, anyone who feels inspired by what they’ve heard may take the mic and share themselves. No cover, but bring food.

Shows tonight:

  • The London Souls, Smith’s Olde Bar, $15, 8pm.
  • Dick Valentine from Electric Six, The Earl, 9pm, $10.
  • The Dirty Magazines, 529, free, 10pm.
  • The Johnny Rebs, The Drunken Unicorn, 9pm, $5, 21+
  • ICED EARTH, Masquerade Heaven, $25, 6pm. I had no idea these guys were still around, classic power metal.
  • Destroyer of Light, Masquerade Purgatory, $8, 7pm.
  • Devin the Dude, Masquerade Hell, $20, 7pm.
  • Jake and the Beanstalk, The Vinyl, $10, 9pm. $5 w/college ID.
  • Break Science, Terminal West, $15, 10pm. The official Counterpoint pre-party!
  • Rob Thomas, Tabernacle, 8pm, $$. Yeah it’s that guy. It’s being billed as “A very special, intimate evening with Rob Thomas.”
  • Ghost Mice + The Merry Go Rounds at WonderRoot, 8pm, $5. The Merry Go Rounds are great indie pop.

There’s also the regular Wednesday stuff, plus all the ongoing events.

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I can’t believe how many shows there are tonight. I bet the WonderRoot will be fun, and Scene Missing is always entertaining. Let me know what you guys get up to and what turns out to be fun!

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Tuesday, April 22nd

Hey guys! Happy Earth Day! Plant a tree or don’t litter or something. If you were up way early this morning you could have helped out at Woodruff Park planting flowers and cleaning up the park, but who’s got time for that at 8am on a Tuesday… They should have done it Sunday when it was beautiful outside.

Fry Guy Fries from Villains Wicked Heroes were amazing last night, you should check out their website, look at those ringing celebrity endorsements!

Argosy (470 Flat Shoals Ave) let Mother Earth Brewery and Terrapin Beer Company take over their taps today for Earth Day, featuring the Mother Earth’s Park Day Pilsner and Triple Overhead and Terrapin Tree Hugger and RecreationAle. Every beer you buy comes with a raffle ticket for Mother Earth and Terrapin goodie bags, and all proceeds go towards Trees Atlanta.

Victory Sandwich Bar (340 Church St) up in Decatur has Bikes and Beers tonight from 5:30, an informal gathering of bike commuters, or anybody who’s thinking about becoming a bike commuter. If you haven’t had the sandwiches from Victory, you’re missing out, they’re all $4 and they’re all amazing!

SweetWater Brewery (195 Ottley Drive) has Ales for Tails Spring Social tonight at 6pm, $40 entry fee gets you bottomless SweetWater beer, food from local restaurants, and live funk music from Lingo. The Atlanta Humane Society will be there with pets up for adoption too. How many drunk people are going to end up with puppies and kittens before the night is over? The event is pet-friendly so you can bring your dog along too!

Smoke Ring BBQ (309 Nelson St) is doing their Game of Thrones Beer Dinner tonight from 7-9pm, $50 gets you a five-course meal consisting of Free Range Ostrich Slider, Stuffed Wild Georgia Quail Breasts, Smoked Domestic Venison and French Toast and Ice Cream, and beer pairings from Brewery Ommegang. Reservations recommended, 404-228-6377.

Monday Night Brewing ( 670 Trabert Ave.) has an Earth Day Concert with Sailing to Denver tonight at 7pm, festivities include a cornhole tournament, artisan shopping, a farmer-themed photo booth and more. Tickets are $25 at the door and benefit Kula Project.

Manuel’s Tavern (602 North Highland Avenue) has the Carapace Raconteurs back tonight, and the theme this time is Two-Faced. Come and share your 5-minute true story about “double-dealing, hypocrisy, and Jekyll and Hyde-isms from your life.” Anyone can go and share a story, or just listen. 7:30pm

Center Stage Theatre (1374 West Peachtree Street) has Ru Paul’s Drag Race: Battle of the Seasons tonight, there aren’t really any details about what this involves, but I’m sure you already know if you want to go or not. Tickets are $30, or $75 for a VIP meet-and-greet an hour before the show. VIP at 7, doors at 8, show at 9pm.

At 9pm tonight 529 (529 Flat Shoals) hosts the Rent Party Comedy Show again, featuring a Harlem rent party style with a house band and ten more of Atlanta’s best comedians. This was here last week, so it must be a hit for them to be back again already. $3 cover.

Shows tonight:

  • Dan Deacon & Warehouse at Drunken UNicorn, 9pm, $10.
  • Weedeater at The Earl, $15, 9pm.
  • Tiger Moon at The Mammal Gallery, $5, 9pm.
  • Huey Mack at Masquerade Purgatory, 7pm, $15.

There’s also the regular Tuesday stuff, plus all the ongoing events.

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I’m hoping I’ll find the time to go to Dan Deacon and Warehouse tonight, I’ve seen Warehouse a bunch of times before and they always put on a great show, but Manuels sounds great too, and Smoke Ring BBQ if you’ve got the money. Let me know what you guys get up to and what turns out to be fun!

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Monday, April 21st

Hey guys! It’s Easter Monday, and that means the President will be rolling 51 eggs down the White House lawn for the 136th annual White House Easter Egg Roll. I wouldn’t mind having 136 egg rolls myself, but I don’t think we’re talking about the same thing.

Yesterday was a beautiful day, just perfect for Street’s Alive in the West End, this fantastic photograph is courtesy of Vincent Holt, thanks for sending it in! Unfortunately I couldn’t make it over, but it looks like a lot of fun. The next Street’s Alive event is May 18th, on Peachtree Street!

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There’s not too much going on today, but here’s a quick rundown.

At 5pm Villains Wicked Heroes (903 Peachtree St) has the last night of their Mussels and Fries popup in partnership with The Fry Guy Food Truck. Check out some of their celebrity endorsements on their website if you need proof how good these fries are!

At 7pm tonight the High Museum continues it’s Conversations with Contemporary Artists series with Julie Mehretu, who’s work the museum has recently acquired. The talk is at the Alliance Theater (1280 Peachtree St) and tickets cost $15, or $5 for students. I think your ticket stub is good for entry into the High after the talk to see Mehretu’s work.

Also at 7pm The Low Museum (550 John Wesley Dobbs Ave) has a new photography exhibit opening today called Current, by ExLucis, Georgia State University’s chartered student photography group. This is the only day that you can see the exhibit without making an appointment, so if you’re interested definitely get out there tonight!

7pm is art o’clock today, because The Big House (368 Ponce de Leon, next to the Yaarab Shrine) is hosting Ex Somnium’s Gnossiennes, a performance art installation featuring “dancers colliding with a tender but furious beauty, Warhol-esque chemical puppetry enumerating the villanies of childhood memories, moving forms twisting and writhing in a struggle between power and submission all set to the musical meditations of Erik Satie.” $5 cover.

At 8pm The Music Room (327 Edgewood Ave) is having a Boondocks Viewing Party followed by an open mic. $5 cover.

The 529 (529 Flat Shoals Ave) has local Atlanta rock band Exwhy playing tonight at 9pm, no cover, 21+.

The WonderRoot ( 982 Memorial Drive ) has NY pop-punk band Warm Needles playing tonight on their East Coast 2014 tour, 9pm, all ages, $5 cover.

There’s also the regular Monday stuff, plus all the ongoing events.

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I’m going to eat some Fry Guy Fries and then think about how much fun the WonderRoot show will be if I could justify going out there with all these final exams coming up. The Low Museum and The Big House both sound really interesting too. Let me know what you guys get up to and what turns out to be fun!

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Sunday, April 20th: Happy Easter!

Hey guys! Happy Easter! Happy 420! Whatever it is that you’re celebrating today. Stay out of trouble!

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Mood Rings played a great set to a small but lively crowd on a grey and drizzly record store day yesterday, thanks to Criminal Records for setting that up, and thanks to all the other bands who played too! It was a great day, despite the weather.

At 1pm Os Ossos are playing their world music at The Earl (488 Flat Shoals) for free to brunch patrons, go down and nurse your hangover to come calming music.

SweetWater 420 Festival wraps up today in Centennial Olympic Park, maybe the sun will have dried up the mud a little bit? Tickets are $10 for admission, and the festival closes at 9pm tonight.

The Great Atlanta Pot Festival is today from noon until 10pm in Candler Park, it’s free and there’s live music all day long including reggae band Culture, and an Allman Brothers tribute act. Cops are going to be all over this…

Atlanta Streets Alive is today in Gordon White Park over in the West End, there’s street food, performers, loads of live music (Faun and a Pan Flute at 3pm!), and the new farmer’s market. There’s almost three miles of roads closed for the event today, which runs from 2pm-6pm.

MINT Gallery (636 N. Highland Ave. NE) has the Final Transmission of in/discreet in/discrete Transmission tonight, the closing reception of the gallery, fropm 3-6pm. These transmissions have been going out over the radio for the past few weeks once the gallery has been closed, so stop in and see them live in person today!

Noni’s (357 Edgewood) has All Vinyl Everything this afternoon, their regular all-vinyl dance party. No cover, and the music starts at 3pm!

Also down on Edgewood, there’s Easter Service at Sister Louisa’s Church (466 Edgewood) from 7-midnight tonight, stop in for a night of sangria, Easter eggs, and free drinks for the best Easter costume! As usual, there’s no cover. This is the place to be tonight.

Shows tonight:

  • Midnight at The Earl, $15, 9pm
  • Trinidad James at Masquerade Heaven, $10 at the door, $3 in advance. 7pm.
  • Cherub at Terminal West, $18, 9pm.

There’s also the regular Sunday stuff, plus all the ongoing events!

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I’m incredibly busy today (there’s a special place in hell for people who don’t regularly check and respond to their emails…) but if I wasn’t I’d be at Streets Alive, and then Church/Noni’s on Edgewood for the evening. Let me know what you guys get up to and what turns out to be fun!

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Saturday, April 19th

Hey guys!  It’s Record Store Day! It’s also National Park Week which means that there’s free entry to all national parks, although I don’t know where there are any around here. Go to Piedmont Park instead! It’s finally stopped raining, although I’m sure it’s still muddy.

Record Store Day today has loads of live bands playing outside Criminal Records and inside Wax ‘n’ Facts both in Little Five Points (Moreland/Euclid Ave intersection). There’s also stuff going on at Wuxtry in Decatur and Fantasyland in Buckhead.

If you’re already in Little Five and aren’t feeling like punishing yourself with Zestos, check out the Vegan Bake Sale at Dough Bakery (100 Hurt St) right by the Inman Park/Reynoldstown MARTA station. Proceeds go towards the Atlanta Vegan Fest 2014.

SweetWater 420 Festival continues today, with Sublime playing tonight, tickets start at $10, I can only imagine how trashed Centennial Olympic Park must be after all that rain yesterday. Wear boots!

The Georgia Renaissance Festival opens today in Fairburn and is open until June 8th. There’s usually a groupon on this kind of thing, so unless you really want to go I’d wait it out until that happens.

The Atlanta History Center (130 W. Paces Ferry) has free admission all weekend to see their new exhibit The Kinsey Collection, so if you haven’t seen it yet drop by!

The Oakhurst Earth Day Festival is today at 1pm in the Oakhurst Garden of the Wylde Center (435 Oakview Road) with a pirate themed parade, as well as music, a cake contest, craft activities, scavenger hunts, performances by local artists.

Paris on Ponce (718 Ponce) has their Great Easter Egg Hunt all day today, with 200 eggs hidden all around their store. “188 have delicious treats, 6 contain coupons for 15% off just about anything in the store, and 6 have a voucher for an Easter Basket packed full of the finest goodies”

Hopin the Park at Atlantic Station (1380 Atlantic Drive) is today until 4pm, a kid-oriented Easter celebration with face painting and lawn games and stuff like that.

Starting at 5pm and going until midnight, the MINT Gallery (636 N. Highland Ave) has a Broken Dance Party For Sexy Binaries, click the link for more details but I don’t know that it will help you that much.

Shows tonight:

  • The Love Language at 529, $10, 10pm
  • Tech N9ne at Masquerade Heaven, $30, 7pm.
  • Cloud Nothings at Masquerade Hell, $15, 9pm.
  • Bear Girl at Masquerade Purgatory, $10, 10pm.
  • The motet & Consider the Source at Terminal West, $15, 9pm
  • Sybaritic at Drunken Unicorn, $7, 9pm, 21+.
  • DJ ?uestlove at MJQ, $40, 11pm, 21+
  • Gunpowder Gray, Muuy Biien at Star Bar, $8, 10pm.
  • 500 Songs for Kids at The Earl, pwyw, 8:30pm.

Also:

Flying Square Heads Party at the Sound Table tonight at 11pm, with Djs Edo, Black Dominoes and Danny Greshmaker

Weedstock 420 at The Quad, EDM dance party to support Peachtree Norml. $15 or $20 after 2am. I think I only include Quad events at this point to groan at them.

There’s also the regular Saturday stuff, plus all the ongoing events!

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500 Songs for Kids was amazing last night, if you haven’t been yet you should go tonight, it’s their last night at The Earl. I’m going to be at RSD2014 in L5P today, and then maybe Cloud Nothings at the Masq afterwards, but I don’t usually have any money left by the time I leave Criminal Records.. Let me know what you guys get up to and what turns out to be fun!

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Tomorrow:

  • SweetWater 420 Festival is all weekend long in Centennial Olympic Park
  • The Great Atlanta Pot Festival is on Sunday in Candler Park
  • Streets Alive is also Sunday at Gordon White Park in the West End
  • All kinds of Easter brunch specials at pretty much every restaurant around.

Friday, April 18th

Hey guys! It’s Friday, it’s cold outside, but it’s almost the weekend. I don’t know what Atlanta did to have their spring privileges revoked. It’s also Good Friday(although not according to my hangover when I woke up).

Georgia Tech’s Earth Day Celebration (225 North Ave) is today, free and open to the public, featuring eco-friendly giveaways, recycling opportunities, a clothing swap, an office supply exchange, live music, and organic popcorn.

SweetWater 420 Fest kicks off today in Centennial Olympic Park, I don’t know what happens today because I’m pretty sure Sublime are playing tomorrow, but at the very least there’s beer. Tickets start around $10 and go up to over $100.

It’s Salsa Dance Night at the Fernbank Science Center (156 Heaton Park Drive) tonight, at 6:30 for $13, learn how to dance and drink martinis at the same time, then catch something at the IMAX after!

It’s also Half-Price Jazz Fridays at the High Museum this evening around 8, with live jazz music and half-price admission, plus extra late museum hours.

Tennessee Queer opens at The Plaza Theatre (1049 Ponce) tonight, about the “struggle of gay teens facing society’s not ready to embrace change.” The director will be there for a Q&A tonight and tomorrow after the movie, and tickets are $10.

The Alliance Theater (1280 Peachtree St) has Slam Poetry tonight at 7pm, sharing the best slam poetry from local poets. Free admission.

The WonderRoot (982 Memorial Drive) has WonderComedy with Gilbert Lawand, who recently opened for Aziz Ansari! $5, all ages, byob. 8:30pm.

At Java Vino tonight philosophy professor Dr. Shay Welch from Spelman College will be leading a philosophical discussion about Trauma and Desperation, followed by open mic poetry. Free coffee and snacks, 7pm.

The Masquerade (695 North Ave) has both a punk showcase and a hip hop showcase tonight! Punk starts at 6 in heaven for $12, and hip hop is $15 in purgatory at 7pm. Six punk bands or eleven hip hop artists, both shows are all ages.

Maiden Atlanta is tonight at Star Bar (437 Moreland Ave) with a local Iron Maiden cover band playing through Maiden’s first two albums in full. 9pm.

If you aren’t a metal fan, get down to the Variety Playhouse ( 1099 Euclid) around 8pm to see Beatlemania cover The Red Album from start to finish, $20 tickets at the door.

500 Songs for Kids is at The Earl (488 Flat Shoals) tonight again! Music starts at 8:20, and admission is pay-what-you-want, all going to charity! 21+, despite the name, non-smoking show. Belle and Sebastian are going to be there tonight!!

Victor Pons and Links Duo present Ampere 2.0 at The Goat Farm (1200 Foster St) tonight, which is “a solo percussion program comprised entirely of works for vibraphone and live electronics,” as well as solo works from both artists. $5 at the door, 8pm.

At 10pm Invent Room Pop is back at the Beep Beep Gallery (696 Charles Allen Drive) for their 36th installment, three solid years! Six musicians get their names pulled out of a hat and paired together to play. Always a ton of fun at the end of the night, right in the heart of Midtown.

The Village Theatre (349 Decatur St) has the Gentleman Callers Comedy Tour stopping there tonight, five comedians embarking on a ten city tour from New Orleans up to Pittsburgh and tonight’s their night in Atlanta. Tickets are $10, but you can get in for $5 with a college or military ID.

More shows tonight:

  • Protomartyr at the 529, $8, 10pm. A blend of post-punk, indie, and garage rock.
  • Violent Reaction at the Drunken Unicorn, $7, 9pm. Punk band, they look insane.
  • Future Rock at The Masquerade Hell, 9pm, $15, 18+.
  • Carl Dylan at Center Stage, 9pm, $12.
  • Conspirator at Terminal West, $15, 11:30pm.

There’s also the regular Friday stuff, plus all the ongoing events!

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I’m going to go to 500 Songs for Kids tonight and see how that goes, and then make my way back to Midtown for Invent Room Pop. Java Vino sounds cool though, and so does the Gentlemen Caller’s Comedy Show. Protomartyr will put on a great show, I’ve been listening to their new album all morning, if I leave 500 Songs for Kids early I might stop into the 529 and see them. Let me know what you guys get up to and what turns out to be fun!

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Next few days:

  • SweetWater 420 Festival is all weekend long in Centennial Olympic Park, with Sublime headlining tomorrow.
  • The GA Rennaisance Festival starts on Sunday in Fairburn.
  • Record Store Day is tomorrow with live music all day long in Little Five Points.
  • The Great Atlanta Pot Festivalis on Sunday in Candler Park
  • Streets Alive is also Sunday at Gordon White Park in the West End

Thursday, April 17th

Hey guys! It’s April 17th, popularly known as “If You Haven’t Done Your Taxes By Now I Hope You Like Prison Food Day,” There’s lots going on today and it looks like that cold weather has passed, so get out there and enjoy yourself!

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The next Nerd Nite ATL is at Smoke Ring (309 Nelson St) tonight. This time the talks are “Is Grandpa a Cyborg? Brain Machine Interfaces as Health Solutions,” “How Saved by the Bell RUINED MY LIFE,” and “Disease Overload: Resetting What You Think You Know About Cancer.” The photo above is from last Nerd Nite, and it looks like a lot of fun, so make sure you go tonight! 8pm, $5 cover. Thanks to Sarah and Jess from LadyFlashback for the photograph!

If you’re a Georgia State student, get down to 44 Courtland St (between the University Center and the Courtyard) for live music and $2 food trucks from 4-7pm. No word on which food trucks will be there, but for $2 you can’t really go wrong.

Party With the Past is at Smith Family Farm (130 West Paces Ferry Rd) tonight at 6pm, focusing on the culture and history of Southern food, as told by Brys Stephens, followed by food tastings from his new book, The New Southern Table.

The Plaza Atlanta (1049 Ponce) has Atlanta’s Largest Toga Party tonight at 7:30, they’re showing Animal House, and it seems like there’s going to be a keg. Wear a toga!

Louis Katz is performing standup at The Hangar (151 Sampson St) tonight, followed by open mic. Check out a clip of him here on HBO (nsfw audio). Katz goes on at 8, and open mic starts at 9:30. The cover is pay-what-you-want with a suggested donation of $5-$10, and no drink minimum!

Doug Stanhope performs again tonight at the Atlanta Improv Comedy Club (56 E. Andrews Drive). Here’s a clip of him talking about reality shows, I think this guy’s hilarious, if you like cynical comedians check this guy out. $25, 8pm.

The Goat Farm (1200 Foster St) has a performance by the GaTech Laptop Orchestra & New Music Ensemble tonight at 8pm, featuring “music crafted through facial recognition technology, a video game that doubles as a platform for live improvisation, and a genetic algorithm with which both laptops and live instrumentalists can interact.” No cover.

Tonight the Sound Table (483 Edgewood Avenue) has a listening party for the Under the Skin OST at 8pm. It’s free to attend, but if you RSVP to skin@thesoundtable.com you get entered into a drawing for a vinyl copy of the soundtrack, a signed poster, or movie tickets.

Smith’s Olde Bar (1578 Piedmont Avenue)has a benefit show for the American Cancer Society tonight at 8pm. Penny Western and The Digits are both playing, and the $12 cover goes to the ACS.

500 Songs for Kids is back at The Earl (488 Flat Shoals) tonight! Music starts at 8:20, and admission is pay-what-you-want, all going to charity! 21+, despite the name, non-smoking show.

At 8:30 The Mammal Gallery has Springtime Fertility Rituals for Easter, featuring live music from four bands, as well as a Zombie Jesus Costume Contest, an Easter egg hunt, and a video confessional booth. Togas encouraged! $5, all ages.

More shows:

  • Nerd Rage at the Drunken Unicorn, $5, 11pm.
  • Bad Veins at The Masquerade purgatory, $12, 7pm.
  • Passafire at Masquerade Hell, $15, 7pm.
  • Wild Child at The Vinyl, $12, 8pm.
  • Heyrocco, Chief Scout, Dana Swimmer, and Lowbanks at The WonderRoot, $5, 9pm. (Lowbanks were awesome last time they were at the 529, go see them!)
  • Sealions at 529, $5, 10pm.
  • Random Rab at Terminal West, 10pm, $15.
  • McNifficent 7 at Smith’s Olde Bar, 7pm, $8.

There’s also the regular Thursday stuff, plus all the ongoing events that haven’t been updated in a while, I really will get around to it soon though!

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It’s my birthday today! I’m going to go to trivia at Villains for a bit, and when I inevitably end up 143 points behind after only three rounds I’ll probably go to 500 Songs for Kids, or maybe The Goat Farm. Smith’s Olde Bar is always a fun time, get there and camp out for the McNifficent 7 and then go to the ACS benefit show afterwards! Doug Stanhope is definitely the best choice for people willing to spend $25, and Nerd Nite seems like a blast if those topics caught your eye.  Let me know what you guys get up to and what turns out to be fun!

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Wednesday, April 16th

Hey guys! It’s half way through the week, with a big weekend coming up, Sweetwater 420fest coming up, amongst other things. Today’s the big day for the announcement of Atlanta’s MLS team! Here’s what’s going on today!

From 3-6pm at the corner of Luckie St and Marietta St (by Centennial Olympic Park) the MLS Announcement Celebration is going on, with games, food trucks, and fans partying! Stop by and hear the video announcement.

10th & Piedmont (991 Piedmont Ave) has Cider House Rules tonight, $5 or $10 gets you a slider & cider pairing, including crabcake sliders paired with Angry Orchard Apple Cider, barbecue pulled-pork sliders paired with Jack’s Hard Cider Original, and more. This deal is until the 29th of April, and sound delicious.

At 7pm the Atlanta History Center ( 130 W. Paces Ferry Road) has An Evening with Gina and Pat Neely, two southern chefs talking about the recipes in their newest cookbook. Arrive early and you can try some of the recipes! $10 cover.

At The Hard Rock Café (215 Peachtree St) tonight from 5-7pm you can Sing for your Supper. Customers who get on stage and perform a song with the house band will get a free dinner entrée! Karaoke for a cause!

Doug Stanhope is doing standup at the Atlanta Improv Comedy Club & Dinner Theater ( 56 E. Andrews Drive) tonight and tomorrow at 8pm. Tickets are $25, you know you want to see this guy (nsfw audio)!

It’s Charlie Chaplin's birthday tonight, so Prohibition (56 East Andrews Drive) is having a birthday celebration starting at 5pm.

Shows tonight:

The Mammal Gallery (91 S Broad St) has a Dance Like Kate Bush Party tonight, 9pm, with performances by Red Sea, Suffer Dragons, and Linear Downfall. $5 cover.

Mother has their weekly free dance party tonight at 10pm, MOVE!. 21+.

The Music Room (327 Edgewood Ave) has their monthly Open Soul Party tonight at 9pm.

There’s also the regular Wednesday stuff, plus all the ongoing events that haven’t been updated in a while, I really will get around to it soon though!

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I think I’m going to see Doug Stanhope tomorrow night because I’m so busy today, you should definitely check him out if you like stand up and aren’t afraid to be offended. I’m gonna try to drop by the MLS celebration for a little bit today though. Let me know what you guys get up to and what turns out to be fun!

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Tuesday, April 15th: Tax Day Edition

Hey guys! It’s the 15th of April, taxes are due at midnight tonight! Get them done in time and celebrate with free small fries at Arbys with this coupon and half-priced drinks at Sonic!

If you’d rather celebrate a little more locally (and who can blame you):

  • Ra Sushi (1080 Peachtree St) has happy hour early, from 3pm-midnight today
  • Park 75 (75 14th St) has Tax-free day, 8% off everything on the menu.
  • Steel Restaurant ( 950 W. Peachtree) has $10.99 Bento boxes until 2:30pm.

It’s kind of a quiet day today. Isn’t there a lunar eclipse tonight? A full moon in April is called a pink moon, so lets all spin some Nick Drake.

The Margaret Mitchell House has author Frances Maye speaking tonight at 7pm, about “the power of landscape, the idea of home, and the lasting force of a chaotic and loving family.” $10, free for AHC members.

The Earl (488 Flat Shoals Ave) is showing the Bobby Bare Jr film Don’t Follow Me, I’m Lost tonight at 7pm, cover is $10.

Gipsy Kings at Chastain Park Apmitheatre tonight at 8pm for $$. Pretty much the perfect music for weather that’s the exact opposite of today.

The Goat Farm (1200 Foster St) has their Writer’s Exchange tonight at 8pm, presented by Eyedrum. Anyone can come and share their work for up to 10 minutes and receive feedback for work in any genre.

The Mammal Gallery (91 s Broad St) has KSU’s Senior Dance Exhibition at 8pm tonight, the KSU Seniors will be showing off their contemporary dancing skills. Starts at 8pm, doors at 7:30. $5 cover.

At 9pm, The 529 is holding the Rent Party Comedy Show that might be free? Cover under $10 if there is one.`

The Quad ( 714 Spring St) has their weekly dance party at 10pm-5am(!!). $5 before midnight, $10 after. (Does anybody go to this? I can put it in the regular Tuesday stuff if they do.)

the Sound Table (482 Edgewood Ave SE) has Ployd DJ’ing from 10pm for their Service. show, no cover, 21+.

There’s also the regular Tuesday stuff, plus all the ongoing events that haven’t been updated in a while, I really will get around to it soon though!

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It’s a quiet night with not too much going on, let me know what you guys get up to and what turns out to be fun!

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