Monday, September 15th

Hey guys! Sorry this took so long today, there is so much coming up this week that it took me forever to get it all sorted out for the next six days, but by massive popular demand as well as today’s comprehensive list, check out my highlights for the rest of the week! I’ll come up with a catchy name for it later. There’s also my top music picks for the week, which should probably have been on the same page, but I wasn’t thinking and it’s definitely too late to do anything about it now…………

Today is the final day to get $75 4-day  Dragon*Con 2015 tickets! Tomorrow they go up to $100 for the whole thing.

Sweetwater Brewing Company (195 Ottley Dr) has Beer and Comedy Night tonight at 7pm, $10 admission gets you six beers and 8-10 stand-up comedians, hosted by Joe Pettis.

The East Atlanta Village Farmer’s Market Dine Out
is today, with meals from multiple EAV restaurants giving their proceeds to the East Atlanta farmer’s market to help them continue their policy of doubling SNAP dollars at the market.

The Low Museum (550 John Wesley Dobbs) has Drunk Critique No. 5 today at 6pm, “an informal evening of drinks and constructive discussion about your art peers’ artwork!” BYOB, but as usual there will probably be rainbow jello shots provided.

The Big House on Ponce (368 Ponce de Leon Ave) has Kirkwood Baller’s Club tonight at 8pm, “for those who are unfamiliar, Kirkwood Ballers Club is an open mic night o’ sorts, tailored for free and wild musical experimentation.” Everyone form Black Lips, Deerhunter, and Lyonnais spent some serious time at KBC in the early days. And over the years the event has hosted performances by King Khan, Girl Talk, Jana Hunter, and more.

The Shakespeare Tavern (499 Peachtree St) has The MisCast Cabaret tonight at 7:30pm, featuring actors from The Atlanta Shakespeare Company performing scenes and singing songs that they were never cast for. Admission is $30 and comes with food from Smoke Ring BBQ, free wine, a silent auction, and the performance. 100% of the funds raised will go to increasing actress’s salaries for the upcoming All Female Hamlet performance.

The Atlanta History Center (130 West Paces Ferry Rd) has Coming to America: Stories from Atlanta’s Immigrant Communities tonight at 7pm, a free event featuring “stories of those who have emigrated from their home countries to the United States. Their stories span the past half century and around the world — from as far as Poland, Vietnam, and Ethiopia; to right across the border in Mexico.”

Live Music

Top Pick: Small Black at The Earl, 9pm, $12 cover.

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Small Black described their latest album, Limits of Desire, as “A million dollar record on a very low budget,” a ten-song album that may as well be one long soothing chillwave song it blends together so masterfully, with drenched reverb and plenty of synthesizer. You’ll want to make sure you get to The Earl early enough to grab the couch in the back because you’ll want to relax straight into the floor otherwise.

Performing with: Calm White Noise, Phracture
Sounds like: Wild Nothing, Washed Out

Check out my top picks for the rest of the week here.

The Ruination at The 529, 9pm, $10 donation.
With: D/P/I, Party Party Partners
Sounds like: Dub reggae, down-tempo, hip hop.

Spirits & The Melchizedek Children (solo) at Yolkspace, 8pm, $5.
With: Bois, Suno Deko
Sounds like: Psychedelic dream pop

Antpile (Final show!) at The Wonderroot, 9pm, $5 cover.
With: Axis, Wire Method, Nurture, Under a Sky So Blue
Sounds like: Merchant ships, emo

The Pretty Reckless at The Masquerade Heaven, 7pm, $23.
With: Adelitas Way, Crash Midnight
Sounds like: Avril Lavigne, Paramore

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Sunday, September 14th

Hey guys! Are you hungry today? I hope so, because there are ample opportunities to eat, including a caramel apple making class, a chance to eat some “famous last meals,” and a meatball festival! If you aren’t hungry, there’s the final night of Tanz III at The Goat Farm, and the last night of the International Pop Overthrow at the Red Light Café.

The Goat Farm (1200 Foster St) has Tanz III: Cloth, a performance anthology with performances from Robert Spano (conductor of the ASO), Bosnian pianist Pedja Muzijevic, the ASO Percussion section, and glo. Admission is pay-what-you-can ($10 min), and there are repeat performances through Sunday. 8:30pm.

Piedmont Park has the 8th Annual Atlanta Arts Festival from 10-7pm today, with arts, food trucks, and live music.

Historic Fourth Ward Park (680 Dallas St) has Fall in the 4th Ward Tour of Homes today from 12-5pm.

Meet-Ups

The Urban Explorers are meeting at Café 458 at 10am on Sunday morning to explore the MLK complex and the Auburn Avenue district.

Alchemy 2014 has their Theme Camp and Newbie Symposium today at 2pm at South Bend Park (1955 Compton Dr SE), if you don’t already know Alchemy is Atlanta’s version of Burning Man.

Food

ModernTribe (171 Auburn Ave) has a Fancy Caramel Apple Making Class today from 1-4pm, $8 includes a caramel apple and a tasting of artisan honey from the Georgia Tech Urban Bee Farm. Reserve a time here.

Ecco (40 7th St) has Famous Last Meals today from 6:30-10pm, a chance to experience the last meals of famous people, including Hendrix, Abraham Lincoln, and Elvis Presley. Click the link for the full menu of choices. $52 including tax+tip.

The Wrecking Bar Brewpub has a Sunday Afternoon Fish Fry today from 1-4pm, $35 admission goes to helping the Freedom Farmer’s Market at the Carter Center.

The end of Midtown Restaurant Week is today, so if there were any restaurants you wanted to check out, this is your last chance! I personally like the look of the FLiP and the Ecco dinner menus.

Make it to Whole Foods Market (2111 Briarcliff Road) between 11-2pm and experience the Taste of Rosh Hashanah with free kosher samples of food and wine.

The Atlanta Meatball Festival is out in Sandy Springs today, Belle Isle Square (4967 Roswell Road) from 2-6pm, admission is $45 which is a lot of money but uh, it’s a meatball festival.

Live Music

Top Pick: MC Frontalot at The Vinyl, 8pm, $12 cover.

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"MC Frontalot is the godfather of Nerdcore Hip-Hop and still its final boss. He tours nationally and internationally with his live band since 2006, and is the star of the 2008 documentary Nerdcore Rising."

Check out his Transformers music video/song “I’ll Form the Head" on YouTube, but only if you’re prepared to have it stuck in your head for the rest of the day.

With: Dr. Awkard, Corn Mo.
Sounds like: MC Lars, MC Chris, Jonathan Coulton

The Red Light Cafe (552 Amsterdam Ave) hosts the final day of the International Pop Overthrow ATLANTA tonight at 8pm, $10 cover. Headliner tonight is The Sunset District.

Death of Kings at The Masquerade Purgatory, 7pm, donations.
Steve Barrentine Memorial Show.
With: Order of the Owl, Demonaut, Iron Whip, Crawl
Sounds like: Metal, metal, metal.

Full of Hell at The Mammal Gallery, 8pm, $10 cover.
With: Noisem, Sadistic Ritual, PDC

It’s also the final Unplugged in the Park of the year at Park Tavern around 8pm on Sunday night, with live music from Tonic, and as usual half-priced sushi after 10pm.

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Saturday, September 13th

Hey guys! It’s a packed Saturday with lots to do, lets just hope it doesn’t rain and storm…

Art

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The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center (525 Means St) has ART PARTY tonight starting at 7pm, a multimedia event featuring newly unveiled artwork, entertainment, food and drinks, and more. Tickets are $60 at the door.

Piedmont Park (400 Park Drive) has the 8th Annual Atlanta Arts Festival today starting at 10am, with food trucks, arts and crafts, and live music including Today The Moon, Tomorrow The Sun.

The Low Museum (550 John Wesley Dobbs Ave) has a Life Drawing Class from 11-2pm today, for a $5-$10 donation you can learn to draw still-life drawings. See the link for a list of suggested supplies.

Craft

Ambient + Studio (585 Well St) hosts the Salvage Fall 2014 today from 11-6pm, a curated vintage show featuring clothes, decor, home goods, furniture, books, and more. Admission is $5 cash to browse vintage goods and home-made stuff, plus food, a photo booth, a DJ, and more.

The Root City Market Pop-Up on the BeltLine is Saturday from 10-3pm, with goods ranging from art, jewelry, home decor and gifts, plus music, food trucks, and king of pops.

If you can make it down to Athens, The Max Canada (243 Washington St) has a Moonlight Gypsy Market from 7-midnight, “featuring: outsider, weirdo, macabre, erotic, abstract, etc… artists, crafters, junk vendors, and performers.”

Outside & Exercise

Peachtree Bikes (2905 Peachtree Road) has the Gold Shield Foundation’s Light Up The Night Ride at 7pm, a charity bike ride to support firefighters and police officers. Put lights on your bike and join the ride! $25 donation, $5/kids.

Piedmont Park (1320 Monroe Dr) has a free kickboxing/martial arts class at 11am this morning at the gazebo, open to everybody.

Historic Oakland Cemetary (248 Oakland Ave SE) has Malts & Vaults of Oakland: Where Beer Meets History today at 7pm, a walking tour of the history of brewing. Admission is $10, or $5/students.

Food & Drink

The SweetWater Brewing Company (195 Ottley Dr) has Camp Fest today at 6:30pm, an adult summer camp with food trucks, live music, smores, arts and crafts, and of course plenty of SweetWater beer. Tickets are $35, or $60 for VIP which includes a full bar and a private air-conditioned room.

Whole Foods Market (2111 Briarcliff Road) has the Giving Grill from 11:30-2:30, get a tasty burger, portabello,  chicken garden kabobs, plus a side of watermelon and drink for just $5, proceeds will be donated to the Whole Kids Foundation to fund school gardens, salad bars and nutrition education for teachers.

King Plow Arts Center (887 West Marietta St) has the James Beard Foundation’s Taste America today from 10-3pm, featuring top Atlanta culinary chefs from Cakes and Ale, St. Cecilia, Spice to Table, Kevin Rathbun Steak, and more.

Seven Lamps (3400 Around Lenox Rd) has Bo Ssam Supper tonight, serving smoked and slow-roasted Pork Belly Bo Ssam with spicy cucumber kimchee, fermented Belgian endive, traditional Ssam sauce, white grape aigre-doux, mole roja, red leaf lettuce and corn tortillas and a 1/2 dozen oysters. $20/person.

Performances

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The 7 Stages Theatre (1105 Euclid Ave) has White Rabbit Red Rabbit tonight at 8pm, a performance where the actor walks onto the stage having never seen the script before. Each night is “a powerful, original and unforgettable [as the] audience joins a different unsuspecting performer on a journey into the unknown; stumbling upon the humorous, frightening and utterly personal.” $20.

The Variety Playhouse (1099 Euclid Ave) presents Good Gracious #2, a variety show featuring the Packway Handle Band, author Kate Sweeney, Dad’s Garage improv, ragtime jazz, poetry, dance, and more. 7:30pm, $17.

The Goat Farm (1200 Foster St) has Tanz III: Cloth, a performance anthology with performances from Robert Spano (conductor of the ASO), Bosnian pianist Pedja Muzijevic, the ASO Percussion section, and glo. Admission is pay-what-you-can ($10 min), and there are repeat performances through Sunday. 8:30pm.

The Rialto Center for the Arts (80 Forsyth St) has Alice in Wonderland: Belly Dance Evolution at 8pm tonight, the theatrical tale reimagined through the lens of world fusion dance!

Comedy

The Best of Atlanta Comedy Showcase is at The Laughing Skull Lounge tonight at 8 & 10:30pm, with a repeat performance tomorrow. ~$20.

Michael McDonald is at the Atlanta Improv Comedy Club tonight at 8 and 10:30pm. Tickets are $20. 16+

Kevin Nealon is at The Punchline tonight at 6, 8 and 10pm, tickets are $35. You might know him from SNL (‘86-‘95) or Weeds.

Live Music

Top Pick: The Star Bar hosts the International Pop Overthrow ATLANTA

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Tonight at 8pm the IPO day II is at Star Bar, a multi-city pop music festival celebrating it’s 16th year in major International markets, featuring the best of the pop and rock scene from each city. The Atlanta headliner tonight is The Notorious TBA.

$10 admission, 21+.

Diarrhea Planet at The Masquerade Purgatory, 8pm, $15 cover.
Sounds like: Parquet Courts, Bad Sports, emo punk

Irreversible at The 529, 9pm, $8 cover.
With: Bodyfather, Degradations, Romanian Air Space
Sounds like: Ambient metal, psychedelic sludge, screaming vocals.

The Mammal Gallery has The Journey tonight from 10-3am, “a musical Journey that will take you away in its wings to a world of LOVE, PEACE and UNITY." $10 cover, 21+. Check the link for the full DJ lineup.

The One Musicfest 2014 is at Aaron’s Ampitheatre today starting at noon, featuring Kendrick Lamar, Nas, Amel Larrieux, Method Man, Redman, Alice Smith, Daley and more.

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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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Friday, September 12th

Hey guys! It’s Friday, there’s a ton of stuff going on including the Castleberry Hill Art Stroll tonight, Monster Wrestling at The Masquerade, a music battle at Under the Couch, the opening of several art galleries, and another Goat Farm Night of Weird Music event at The Mammal Gallery!

» Check out the weekend highlights or top music picks for the week to help plan your weekend!

Cool Stuff

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The Masquerade Hell (695 North Ave NE) hosts Monstrosity Championship Wrestling tonight at 9pm, show up to see such matchups as Wolf Man vs Nature Boy, Frankenstein vs Zombies, and more.

Under the Couch (350 Ferst Dr) has The Summit tonight at 6:30, a 1v1 beatbox battle, a 1v1 dance battle, and a track-a-thon, which is like a hack-a-thon to see who can produce the best track in one night.

Woodruff Park (91 Peachtree St) is the meeting point for The Mobile Social’s Saying Goodbye to the Summer Ride at 6:30, an 8-10 mile ride that ends at The Pullman in Kirkwood. The Atlanta Bicycle Coalition will be on site signing people up, being an ABC member gets you a free beer at Th Pullman, as well as a discount at the Ice Cream place across the road, and loads of other places. You do not have to be a member to participate.

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The Mammal Gallery (91 Broad S SW) has A Night of Weird Music tonight at 8pm, with psychedelic music from Sun Araw, celtic folk from Weyes BloodThe PPP Variety Show, and much more. $10 admission.

Westside Cultural Arts Center (760 10th St NW) has The Humane Event 2014, the 5th annual Atlanta Humane Society benefit, featuring food, cocktails, live music and dancing, and a silent auction. Tickets are $75 and include an open bar.

Performances

Wrecking Bar Brewpub (292 Moreland Ave NE) has Prime Time 2: Jumping The Shark by Blast-Off Burlesque, tickets are $18, with a repeat performance tomorrow night. 9pm.

The Goat Farm (1200 Foster St) has Tanz III: Cloth, a performance anthology with performances from Robert Spano (conductor of the ASO), Bosnian pianist Pedja Muzijevic, the ASO Percussion section, and glo. Admission is pay-what-you-can ($10 min), and there are repeat performances through Sunday. 8:30pm.

Books and Movies

Atlantic Station is screening A Place at the Table tonight at 7:30pm, a documentary by the creators of Food, Inc., which “tells the powerful stories of three American families who face hunger in a nation with more than enough food.” It’s Hunger Action Month this month!

Modern Now (659 Auburn Ave NE) has the release of Luke Usry’s poetry collection The Dandelion Killer tonight at 7pm, a free event with wine, snacks, poetry, and a chance to get a copy of the book signed by the author.

Comedy

The Village Theatre (349 Decatur St) is hosting the Underwear Comedy Party tonight at 11pm, with some of Atlanta’s best stand-up comedians performing in their underwear. Admission is $10, or free if you show up in your underwear too.

Michael McDonald is at the Atlanta Improv Comedy Club tonight at 8 and 10:30pm, with repeat performances tomorrow. Tickets are $20. 16+

Kevin Nealon is at The Punchline tonight at 8 and 10pm, tickets are $35. You might know him from SNL (‘86-‘95) or Weeds.

Art

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The 9 Ace Gallery (322 Peters St SW) opens a new gallery Defragment, featuring experimental paintings by Marc Brotherton. The gallery is open from 7-10pm tonight, and by appointment only after that.

Sandler Hudson Gallery (1000 Marietta St NW) is opening This Message Has No Content tonight from 7-9pm, a solo exhibition of works by P. Seth Thompson, who’s influences range from quantum physics to 80’s cinema.

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MINT Gallery (636 North Highland Ave NE) has the Tchoup Vintage Anniversary Party tonight from 7-10pm, with a Tchoup Vintage pop-up booth, artwork, a full bar, live music, and everybody who shows up will receive a free copy of the Holiday ‘14 Lookbook. Free.

Elliott Street Deli & Pub (51 Elliott St SW) has a Glass Blowing Demonstration at 8pm, with live music from Bird City Revolutionaries, as part of the Castleberry Hill Art Stroll

Live Music

Top Pick: The Liverhearts at The 529, 9pm, $5 cover.

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The Liverhearts are a no-nonsense rock band. The only description I can find that they’ve written about themselves anywhere is (always in caps) “WE PLAY ROCK.” They remind me of the sharp vocals Mark E Smith of The Fall is famous for, with a similarly sparse, aggressive post-punk sound. Their indieATL sessions are fantastic, give them a listen!

With: Brain Box, Bruce Joyner and Atomic Clock
Sounds like: The Fall, Pop. 1280

Check out my top picks for the rest of the week here.

The Star Bar hosts the first of three days of the International Pop Overthrow ATLANTA tonight at 8pm, $10 cover. “IPO is a multi-city pop music festival celebrating it’s 16th year in major International markets like Liverpool, London, Vancouver, Toronto, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Boston, San Francisco, Phoenix, Detroit, Atlanta, Portland, Nashville and Austin.” The headliner tonight is Kenny Howes & The Wow.

DJ Shadow & Cut Chemist at The Loft, 9pm, $30 cover.
Sounds like: The best dance party you’ve ever been to.

Whitespace presents an Esoteric Lore Musical  Showcase tonight at 7pm.

Ed Sheeran at the Gwinnett Center, 7pm, $$.

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Thursday, September 11th

Hey guys! Things finally are picking up for the week, with the start of the affordable-for-us-plebs run of Tanz III at The Goat Farm, Ben Palmer’s Picture show returning to The Laughing Skull, and a half-dozen amazing music shows throughout the city. It’s also the final night of Stop Making Sense being played at The Plaza tonight at 7pm and 9:15.

Thank you so much to everybody who has sent in feedback on some of the new changes to the music section this week, please continue to send in feedback related to that or anything else, via Twitter or to my email address, Cain@ATLToDo.com!

Entertainment

The Goat Farm (1200 Foster St) has Tanz III: Cloth, a performance anthology with performances from Robert Spano (conductor of the ASO), Bosnian pianist Pedja Muzijevic, the ASO Percussion section, and glo. Admission is pay-what-you-can ($10 min), and there are repeat performances through Sunday. 8:30pm.

Zoo Atlanta (800 Cherokee Ave) has Wild on the Rocks presented by Groupon tonight from 6-9pm, tickets include admission to the zoo after hours, live music, food trucks, and a free drink.

Social Awareness

Eyedrum Art & Music Gallery (88 Forsyth St) presents The Word Bitch tonight at 8pm, “a syde-show symposium of poets, performers, and musicians exploring the boisterous, the bone-tingling, the bellicose, and the banal in:: THE WORD BITCH.”

The Low Museum (550 John Wesley Dobbs Ave) hasa Queen Bee Empire screening at 7pm tonight, “an evening of voyeuristic (and X-rated!) delight! As we will be indulging in a particularly raunchy screening of Australian Director, Samuel Shanahoy’s Queen Bee Empire!” Followed by a Q&A with the director, and a dance party at Noni’s.

Food & Beer

Grindhouse Killer Burgers (1842 Piedmont Ave) has Crafty Hour from 5-7pm today, if you order the featured craft beer you get 20% off food.

Fado Irish Pub (273 Buckhead Ave) has a Craft Beer Dinner from 7:30-9:30, for $25 you get a sampling of beers from Wild Heaven brewery, as well as homemade dinner with local meat, bread, and cheese.

Comedy

Top Pick: Ben Palmer’s Picture Show at The Laughing Skull Lounge, $10 cover, 10pm, 18+.

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A comedy show mixed with stock photos. “We can assure you, what Palmer lacks in descriptive passion, he more than makes up for in show hilarity.” Tonight the show has a featured guest Rob HaZe, who has previously opened for Dave Chapelle! Tickets are $10, I went last time he was here at the Laughing Skull and I can’t recommend it enough!

The Laughing Skull Lounge presents the Best of Atlanta Showcase to Benefit AID Atlanta at 8pm tonight, eight of Atlanta’s local comics perform their best jokes, ten minutes at a time. Tickets are $20. 18+

Michael McDonald is at the Atlanta Improv Comedy Club tonight at 8pm, with repeat performances through Saturday. Tickets are $20. 16+

Live Music

Top Pick: Eternal Summers at The Drunken Unicorn, 9pm, $8 cover. 18+

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As the name suggests, Eternal Summers are perfect summer music, fuzzy, lighthearted, with beautiful female vocals and just the right amount of jangle in their guitars and reverb on their snares. Facebook | Pitchfork

Opening act: Antbrain
Sounds like: Dream pop, Bleeding Rainbow, Eagulls

Check out my top picks for the rest of the week here.

Total Slacker at The 529, 9pm, $10 cover.
With: Paws, Flashlights
Sounds like: Garage pop, beach fossils, Fuzz.

IndieATL Presents: Warehouse at The Star Bar, 9:30pm, no cover.
With: Yamin Semali, Landline, Breathers
Sounds like: jazz punk, shoegaze

Whirr at The Masquerade Purgatory, 7pm, $12 cover.
With: Cloakroom
Sounds like: Slowdive, My Bloody Valentine

Mad Caddies at The Masquerade Hell, 7pm, $22 cover.
With: Beauregard & The Downright
Sounds like: Ska punk, Fat Wreck Chords.

Rob Garza (Thievery Corporation) at Terminal West, 10pm, $20 cover, 18+
With: JackLNDN
Sounds like: Downtempo, triphop, Massive Attack

Ruby Velle’s 30th Birthday Tropical Soul Dance Party at the Sound Table, I think no cover(?), 21+.

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I’m going to see Stop Making Sense and then go to Ben Palmer’s Picture Show for the second time, possibly followed by The Drunken Unicorn, The 529, or the Star Bar, I can’t decide which set of bands I want to see more! 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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Wednesday, September 10th

Hey guys! It’s a low-key Wednesday this week, although there is some great music tonight, and another edition of Write Club to keep everybody entertained, plus all the usual Wednesday stuff on the Recurring Events list!

The Highland Inn Ballroom hosts Write Club Atlanta 40: Blood Harvest tonight at 9pm, a writing battle with rise vs fall, bend vs break, and art vs commerce, $10 cover at the door and the proceeds go to a charity chosen by the winner. If you’ve never been before and want to check it out in advance, try the free Write Club Atlanta Podcast!

Piedmont Park has the 4th Annual Candlelight Vigil to remember lives lost to suicide on World Suicide Prevention Day, with speakers, a candlelight vigil, and music by Brendan Trinkle. 8pm, rain or shine.

Paris on Ponce (716 Ponce de Leon) has the Paris on Ponce Bridal Bazaar tonight at 6pm, “an exclusive, fun, vintage, eclectic, unique, fanciful, offbeat and alternative Bridal Bazaar” featuring tasty food, creative desserts, specialty drinks and entertainment from from Thimblerig Circus and Chad Sanborn. $20.

Decatur Market and Gallery (153 Ponce de Leon Pl) has An Introduction to WonderRoot at 6pm tonight, a chance to learn about all the programs offered for artists at them new WonderRoot location. Free.

The Goat Farm (1200 Foster St) has a preview of Tanz III: Cloth, a performance anthology with performances from Robert Spano (conductor of the ASO), Bosnian pianist Pedja Muzijevic, the ASO Percussion section, and glo. Admission is $75 tonight, but it’s pay-what-you-can ($10 min) tomorrow through Sunday. 8:30pm.

Live Music

Top Pick: Mr. Elevator & The Brain Hotel at Star Bar, 10pm, $8 cover.

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These guys just played Meltasia over the weekend, if you like early ’60s psychedelic music you have to check them out, their use of the Hammond organ gives them a great vintage psychedelic sound that isn’t like anything out there at the moment.

Opening acts: Froth, Corners, Wyatt Blair
Sounds like: Arthur Brown, psychedelica, B-3 organs.
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Check out my top picks for the rest of the week here.

The Kopecky Family Band at The Vinyl, 8pm, $12 cover.
With: Coin
Sounds like: The Lighthouse and the Whaler, Hey Marseilles

The Mammal Gallery hosts Pretty Singers & Rowdy Pickers: An Evening of Appalachian and Folk Music tonight at 9pm, featuring Casey Hood from Lily and the Tigers, as well as Rattler Snake, Moses Nesh, and Dylan Valvo.

Dirty Rotten Imbeciles at The Masquerade Hell, 7:30pm, $16 cover.
With: Anger Within, Rotten Stitches
Sounds like: Suicidal Tendencies, Metallica

Nekrofilth at The 529, 9pm, $5 cover.
With: Mangled, Waste Layer
Sounds like: death metal, thrash metal

Three Doors Down Acoustic Set at The Tabernacle, $45+.

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Tuesday, September 9th

Hey guys! There’s lots of music today, as well as the Farm Burger Meat Up at the Movies event, and an Electro-swing party, plus all the regular events!

The Troy Moore Library (25 Park Place) has a lecture called Fusing Art & Science: Improving Public Engagement through Successful Collaborations today at 2pm, “a discussion about social impact on ecosystems, wildlife and tourism, and how certain social dynamics and municipal practices contribute to marine debris.” Free and open to the public.

Famous Pub & Sports Palace (2947 N. Druid Hills) hosts Stories on the Square Decatur tonight at 7:30, an open-mic storytelling event with the theme School Daze.

The Plaza Atlanta (1049 Ponce de Leon) hosts Farm Burger’s Meat Up at the Movies tonight at 7pm, if you like burgers this is the place to be. Admission is $25, which gets you three different hamburgers, a $15 Farm Burger gift certificate, admission to the George Motz documentary Hamburger America, and a meat-and-greet reception after the film. 21+.

Highland Inn Ballroom (644 North Highland Ave) has the Improv Road Show Back to School Show tonight at 7:30, short-form improvised sketch comedy in the style of Who’s Line. $5 cover.

Dancing

The Suite Lounge (357 Luckie St) has Madame Noctourne’s Electroswing Anniversaire at 9pm, with electroswing music from 9-3am.

Fashion at Union EAV, 9pm, free show.
With: Surrogates, Jorge Arana Trio, Psychedubasaurus Rex

Live Music

Top Pick: Ty Segall at The Earl with two shows, at 6:30 and 10:30, $17

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Ty’s new album Manipulator is one of my favorite albums of the year already, Pitchfork gave it a 7.8 and described it “as if each component—from the British Invasion-inspired melodies to the glam-rock affectations to the berserker guitar solos—was carefully measured out in beakers and test tubes before being mixed together." In my opinion this could be one of the best shows of the year, the opening band Want are fantastic as well.

With: Wand (both shows).
Sounds like: glam rock, psychedelic, lo-fi.

Check out my top picks for the rest of the week here.

Dog Bite at The Mammal Gallery, 9pm, $5 cover.
With: Paperhaus, Shampoo
Sounds like: Minks, shoegaze, dream pop

Pinback at Terminal West, 9pm, $17 cover. Performing ‘Summer in Abaddon’ in its entirety.
With: Tera Melos
Sounds like: American Football, indie pop

Black Cobra at The 529, 9pm, $12 cover.
With: Lo-Pan, Lazer/Wulf
Sounds like: Stoner metal, The Melvins

Kings of Leon at Aaron’s Ampitheatre, 7pm, $$$.

Jason Mraz at The Fox Theatre, $22+ 8pm.

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Monday, September 8th

Hey guys! I’ve added a few extra things into today’s post, including a couple of things coming up later in the week that I expect will sell out, and some “top picks” for music for the rest of the week, I hope they’re helpful! As usual, all feedback is welcomed.

Coming up: these will sell out, so get your tickets now!

Art

Thomas Dean’s Fine Art (690 Miami Circle NE, ste 905) opens their new gallery Mark English in Atlanta, featuring works by award-winning artist Mark English, who has created illustrations for Sports Illustrated, Time, and the US Parks Service, among others.

Food

The Brick Store Pub (125 East Court Square) has The Great Decatur Grilled Cheese Off today at 6pm, a competition to see who can cook the best grilled cheese between five professional chefs, plus pairings.

Cameli’s Gourmet Pizza Joint (699 Ponce) has Eat Pizza During Psychobilly Freakout tonight at 8pm, as Reverend Andy takes control of the stereo to play some of the best psychobilly rock ‘n’ roll tunes for your pizza-eating pleasure.

Other

The Glenwood (1263 Glenwood Ave SE) has Melee Mondays tonight at 9pm, a Super Smash Bros Melee tournament on the big screen, with pitcher and shot specials, as well as beer pong and shuffleboard.

Java Lords (1105 Euclid Ave) is the meeting point for the September Midnight Full Moon Ride: Harvest Moon tonight at 11:45, come dressed as farmers and partake in a group bike ride/social.

The Earl (488 Flat Shoals Ave) has Catch 23: Atlanta’s Friendliest Comedy Deathmatch tonight at 9pm, “Three teams of improvisers battle it out in four rounds. They each have 23 minutes to use over the course of the night - no more; no less - with nothing but a 1 minute warning to guide them. Each scene is judged on a ten point scale with five points given by the audience and five by a hell judge.” $5 cover.

Live Music

Top Pick: White Lung at The 529, 9pm, $10 cover.

White Lung’s newest album, Deep Fantasy, came out a few months ago, it’s a non-stop unapologetic punk album that doesn’t let up for the entire 30 minutes it spins for. Pitchfork gave it “Best new music” and for a good reason, this is one of the best female-led punk albums of the year. Check out In Your Home on YouTube.

With: Mormon Crosses, Ganges Phalanges
Sounds like: Feminist punk, Perfect Pussy.

Check out my top picks for the rest of the week here.

Red Sea at The Mammal Gallery (top floor), 9pm, $5 cover.
With: Ava Luna, Celestial Shore, TV Dinner.
Sounds like: Joy Division, James Chance, post punk.

How to Dress Well at Terminal West, 8pm, $15 cover. 18+
With: Suno Deko
Sounds like: Downtempo pop, contemporary rnb.

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Sunday, September 7th

Hey guys! As the weekend wraps up, so does Curious Encounters at 7 Stages, The Yellow Daisy Festival at Stone Mountain, and Meltasia at Cherokee Farms, but there’s plenty of other things to do today if you’re not quite ready for the weekend to be over!

Weekend-Long Events

7 Stages Theatre (1105 Euclid Ave) opens their Curious Encounters Festival of Interactive Performance today,  as “Atlanta’s contemporary, ground-breaking artists and ensembles create original performances that play with the notion of interactive art.” Each night there will be six different performances, they start at 7pm today and repeat through Sunday. $20 at the door, $15/adv. [Facebook]

Stone Mountain Park (1000 Robert E Lee Drive) has the Stone Mountain Yellow Daisy Festival all weekend long, a celebration of arts and crafts, featuring quilts, paintings, glass blowing, live performing, and food vendors. Runs through Sunday. $10 to park, free admission.

Outside Fun

The Atlanta Food Truck Park (1850 Howell Mill Road) has Tailgating at the ATL Food Truck Park today from 11:30-7pm, with the big game on two large screens, free beer, and food trucks.

Empire State South (999 Peachtree St) has Summer Movies on the Boccee Court tonight at 9pm, where they will be showing Jiro Dreams of Sushi. It’s not written in the description but they often have free popcorn!

Comedy

Rich Shydner is at the Laughing Skull Lounge tonight, at 7pm. ~$20 admission.

Live Music

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The Parklife Festival is at Atlantic Station today, tickets are $30 at the door for headliners Jake Bugg and The Lone Bellow, as well as The Wild Feathers, LP, The Weeks, and The Shadowboxers. First band goes on at 2.

The Meltasia Music Festival is today through Sunday, a music festival with camping, art, and swimming! Highlights today include White Mystery, Mr. Elevator and the Brain Hotel, and Black Linen. $125/three days.

Savoy at Terminal West, 8pm, $17 cover.
With: Bright Lights

Parachute at The Loft, 9pm, $20 cover.
With: Matt Wertz

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I think I’m going to see Jiro Dreams of Sushi tonight, but apart from that I’m just having a low-key day. It will be hard to top the Beltline Lantern parade from yesterday! 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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Saturday, September 6th

Hey guys! There are a lot of big music events going on today, as well as the BeltLine Lantern parade,the Drive-Invasion, and the start of Midtown Restaurant week!

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The Atlanta BeltLine Lantern Parade is tonight at 7:30, featuring over 10,000 people walking the Beltline from Irwin/Dekalb to Piedmont Park with live music, lanterns, dancing, and more.

The 5Arts Fest is today from 12-9pm in Little Five Points, “a  Wonderland of Artistic Expression.”

Turner Field Green Lot (755 Hank Aaron Dr) is hosting the Official World Famous Drive Invasion today, with twelve bands, three drive-in movies (including Jaws), food trucks, cars, and the evnet is cooler & grill friendly, so you can bring your own BBQ food. $25 tickets.

Aaron’s Ampitheatre at Lakewood (2002 Lakewood Way) has Community Day at Lakewood Ampitheatre from 11-4pm today, featuring live entertainment, food trucks, bounce houses, and vendors. Free.

Weekend-Long Events

7 Stages Theatre (1105 Euclid Ave) opens their Curious Encounters Festival of Interactive Performance today,  as “Atlanta’s contemporary, ground-breaking artists and ensembles create original performances that play with the notion of interactive art.” Each night there will be six different performances, they start at 7pm today and repeat through Sunday. $20 at the door, $15/adv. [Facebook]

Stone Mountain Park (1000 Robert E Lee Drive) has the Stone Mountain Yellow Daisy Festival all weekend long, a celebration of arts and crafts, featuring quilts, paintings, glass blowing, live performing, and food vendors. Runs through Sunday. $10 to park, free admission.

Food & Drink

Turner Field (755 Hank Aaron Dr) hosts the Great Atlanta Beer Fest today from 3-8pm, with over 200 beers, college football, live music, and games. Tickets are $50 at the gate.

Midtown Restaurant Week kicks off today with more than 40 participating restaurants offering menus priced at $15, $25, and $35.  Runs through next Sunday.

Comedy

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John Hodgeman is at Erikson Clock at 8pm, tickets are $25. Sold out.

Rich Shydner is at the Laughing Skull Lounge tonight, at 8 and 10:30, with repeat performances tomorrow. ~$20 admission.

Clayton English is at the Atlanta Improv Club tonight at 8 and 10:30. ~$25 admission.

Tammy Pescatelli is at The Punchline tonight at 6, 8 and 10, ~$20 admission.

Live Music

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The Meltasia Music Festival is today through Sunday, a music festival with camping, art, and swimming! Highlights today include Black Lips, Gringo Star, Predator, GG King, and GHB. $125/three days.

The Goat Farm Arts Center presents A Night of Weird Music in Castleberry Hill, at Elliott Street Pub, featuring Chris Childs, Aalborg Group, Mans Trash, Polish Nails, and Guerilla Toss. NOT at the Goat Farm. 9pm, $6 cover.

Jortsfest 2014 is at Under the Couch today, starting at 4pm, a free, all-ages music festival, featuring music by 12 bands, including Surrogates, The Merry Go Rounds, Muuy Biien, and Sex BBQ, with headliners Shelf Life.

The Revivalists at Terminal West, 9pm, $15 cover.
With: Stop Light Observations

The Young at 529, 9pm, $7 cover.
With: Sleep Therapy, Pinecones

Seagulls at The Basement, 9pm, $7 cover. 18+
With: SHEHEHE, New Junk City, Guts for Glory, Scars and Stripes

Lectures on the Apocalypse at The Highlander, 10pm, no cover.
With: Dark overlord, Overwhelmed

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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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