Thursday, August 28th

Hey guys! It’s the unofficial start of Dragon*Con today, (the thing officially kicks off tomorrow) as well as there being a surprise improv show with Colin Mochrie, and an art talk by the futurist Syd Mead who designed sets for Blade Runner and Aliens.

Learning & Reading

Rhodes Hall (1516 Peachtree St) has Strummin’ on the Porch at 6pm tonight, in cooperation with the Atlanta History Center’s Party with the Past program to present a free outdoor concert with She N She, an indie folk rock band from Augusta, Georgia, as well as the One Love Jamaican Food Truck, and beer and wine. Maybe this technically is not learning?

The High Museum of Art (1280 Peachtree St) has Conversations with Contemporary Artists: Syd Mead tonight from 7-8pm, Syd is a visual futurist who designs architectural renderings for people in real life as well as in movies such as Star Trek, Blade Runner, Aliens, and more. $15 tickets, $5 for students.

The Emory Math & Science Building (400 Dowman Dr.) hosts the 6th Annual Star Party tonight at 7pm, an astronomy convention that benefits the Alzheimer’s Foundeation of America and CosmoQuest. Tickets are $60, $45 for students.

Gold Gilded Parlos (537 Seminole Ave) has Bear Babes Bare All: A Housefire Reading as “Jamie Iredell, Laura Relyea, Parker Tettleton, and Riley Michael Parker, basking in the glow of the setting sun and baring their souls (and fangs) in the hopes to touch your innards (hearts/minds, mostly).”

Comedy

7 Stages (1105 Euclid Ave) hosts Improv with Colin Mochrie today at 8 and 10:30, as well as twice tomorrow night. Tickets are ~$25

The Shakespeare Tavern (499 Peachtree St) hosts Much Ado About Nerddom II: A Geeky Variety Show tonight at 10:30, a variety show featuring acts from Write Club, Three Quarter Ale, Ninja Puppet Productions, magic, burlesque, and more. $15 admission with a Dragon*Con badge, $20 without.

Ryan Singer at the Laughing Skull Lounge, 8pm, ~$18. Repeat shows through Sunday.

Andy Sandford is at the Atlanta Improv Club tonight at 8pm, with repeat performances through Saturday. Tickets are ~$18.

Art

Mindzai Creative (728 Ralph McGill Blvd) presents Querents tonight from 9-11pm, the first show in their new space, featuring 22 artists interpreting tarot cards. Free PBR, free admission, free parking.

The Big House on Ponce (368 Ponce de Leon) has an Improvisational Dance with Erin S Murray tonight at 7pm, the start of a bi-weekly dance workshop, $7 cash, every other Thursday.

Plaza Atlanta (1049 Ponce de Leon) is showing The Room by Tommy Wiseau tonight at 9:30, $10 tickets for a life-changing event. This will literally change your life. Bring plastic spoons.

Dance

Mary’s (1287 Glenwood Ave) has Twin Peaks Prom tonight at 8pm, featuring doo-wop and shoegaze music, a black lodge photo booth, readings from Laura Palmer’s Secret Diary, ad a Twin Peaks cast member costume contest.

The Edgewood Speakeasy (327 Edgewood) has The Deep End 16 tonight from 10-3am, a no cover dance party featuring deep house music all night long.

Live Music

PLUGGED IN is at The Mammal Gallery tonight at 6:30, after the SaveWRAS Rally. There’s a Q&A session about the events so far at 7:15, and music by 10th letter, OGxMACO, Father, and Zip kennedy, as well as a Sega Genesis Show-Down upstairs. $5 cover.

Rizzudo at The Earl, 9pm, $8 cover.
With: The Liverhearts, The Purkinje Shift

Salts at The 529, 9pm, $5 cover.
With: Multicult, Bodyfather, Power Take Off, Sur

Stereofeed at The Vinyl, 8pm, $10 cover.
With: The Strays of New York, Cinch

Smithereens Tribute at Smith’s Olde Bar, 8pm, $8 cover.
Featuring: Nine Times Blue & friends.

Shabazz Palaces is at The Basement at 9:30, $3 cover with RSVP.
With: Al Lover, The Different machine, deadCAT

The Joy Kills at The Clermont Lounge, 10pm, $7 cover.
With: Dasher, The Neighbors, Cheap Art

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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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Wednesday, August 27th

Hey guys! There are some fascinating talks being given today if you like to learn, there are also some great comedy events, and a show featuring Spirits & The Melchizedek Children at the Drunken Unicorn, congratulations to Jessie for winning the tickets in the giveaway, and thanks to everybody who entered and spread the news around!

Do you guys like the new banner? It doesn’t work well on small screens unfortunately, but I think it looks delightfully tacky.

Reading & Listening

The Institute for People and Technology (75 5th St) has Building a Tribe tonight, a lecture about Seth Godin’s idea. “Tribes are brands or organizations that have cultivated passionate followings. While it was originally thought that the advent of the Internet and the Information Age would bring about more uniformity and homogeneity, the opposite has happened. People are more interested in following their true passions, and tribes are their outlets.” Tickets are $20, or $15/students.

The Peoplestown Palace (116 Vanira Ave) have their final literary event of the year tonight, Peoplestown Palace Poetry Prose & Potluck 10. 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.

Manuel’s Tavern (602 North Highland) is hosting Nerd Nite 12 tonight at 8pm, the lecture topics this month are “The neuroscience of pleasant and sensual touch,” “Crisis of Terrible Comics: The Worst of DC and Marvel,” and “Sharks (with or without freakin’ lasers)!” $5 cover, and you’ll want to get there early if you want to sit down and eat/drink.

Food & Drinks

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The Little Vinyl Lounge (437 Moreland Ave) hosts The Drunken Snail: Indian Summer tonight at 6:30-8pm, a cocktail and food tasting event celebrating biodiversity, by Slow Food. Tickets are $25.

The Sound Table (483 Edgewood Ave) hosts the final night of the Junk Food Pop-Up Restaurant tonight from 7-11pm.

$$$: The Westside Provisions District (1100 Howell Mill Rd) hosts the Sundown Series Night 5 tonight from 6-9pm, with a family-style secret dinner with Rebecca Makkai, Author of “The Hundred-Year House.” The evening includes a private dinner with Rebecca, covert-themed cocktails, live music, a district-wide scavenger hunt and more! Tickets are $85 per person

Comedy

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Bone Lick BBQ (1133 Huff Rd) has the Meat Showcase at the MeatsPollo tonight, a $1 comedy show featuring Rob Haze and David Perdue, as well as all the usual BBQ and beer. 9pm.

Ryan Singer is at The Warren City Club (818 North Highland) tonight at 8pm, performing a free show, with several other comics beforehand.

Jay Leno is at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center tonight at 8pm, $50+.

Live Music

Midnight Masses at The Drunken Unicorn, 9pm, $10 cover. 18+
With: Spirits & The Melchizedek Children, White Woods

Palmat Sriracha House, 10pm, no cover.
With: Binary Boys, Del Venicci, Palm, Precious, comedy sets between bands.

Sol Cat at The Earl, 9pm, $12 cover.
With: Concord America, Lowbanks

Dead Gaze at The 529, 9pm, $8 cover.
With: Sheeba Darwin, Plague of Pilgrims

=> Also check out the recurring Wednesday events for 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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Tuesday, August 26th

Eating & Drinking

Henry’s Midtown (132 10th St) is celebrating their Henry’s Big Deck One Year Anniversary from 6-11 tonight, a $10 donation gets you a free drink as well as half-price appetizers, $5 wings, $5 burgers, and $2 tacos.

Joystick Gamebar (427 Edgewood) has Drink Beer for Charity tonight at 5pm, every Monday Night Brewing beer purchased donates $1 to the Atlanta Food Bank, as well as entering you into a raffle for a Dragon Con weekend pass.

SaltYard (1820 Peachtree) is celebrating National Dog Day today with dog-themed cocktails and dishes, as well as dog gift bags, with a portion of the night’s proceeds going towards the Dekalb Animal Shelter.

Diesel Filling Station (870 North Highland Ave) has the 2014 DragonCon Kick-off Party tonight at 7pm.

Reading & Singing

The Mammal Gallery has Mammal-Oke tonight at 7pm-2am, with karaoke, food, and drinks. $5 donation or bring food to share, $10 all-you-can-drink bar. All funds raised go to help Henry Detweiler attend a 12-week residency at the LungA School in Seyðisfjörður, Iceland this September!

Manuel’s Tavern (602 North Highland Ave) has Carapace Raconteurs again tonight! This time the theme is Turning Point, anybody can share a five minute story relating to the theme, whether it’s funny, dramatic, sad, or anything else, go and share stories! 7:30pm.

Laughing & Laughing

The Hangar (151 Sampson St) has Delivery Room, at 8pm tonight, a dozen comics doing five minutes of brand new material. No cover, possibly free cookies.

Listening & Dancing

The Clean at The Earl, 8pm, $15 cover.
With: Boogarins
Sounds like: Lo-Fi, Post-Punk

Sonny & The Sunsets at The 529, 9pm, $8 cover.
With: Cheap Time, Landline

Fashion at The WonderRoot, 9pm, $5 cover.
With: Cosmoknox, Emily & The Complexes, Man Up Yancey

A Very Indie Show is at Studio No. 7 at 7:30, “Come discover your new favorite indie artists and new favorite show buddies. Artists curated by the group will be performing a whole different music experience.”

=> Also check out the recurring Tuesday events for 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!

If you’d like to send thanks my way, take a free ride with my Lyft affiliate link or Uber affiliate link, or donate a few dollars. I really appreciate it!

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Monday, August 25th

Hey guys! It’s the first day of the semester for students at Georgia State university, and presumably many other universities around the area, sorry this is running late today but this shouldn’t affect the 9:45 delivery time in the future that I’ve had down for the past week. Good luck to anybody starting university for the first time today!

Comedy

The Big House on Ponce (368 Ponce de Leon Ave) has Dottie: A Night of Solo Comedy From Loners and Rebels tonight at 9pm, a comedy show with only two rules, you can’t perform for more than five minutes, and you can’t perform stand-up. $5 cash cover and a cash bar.

Food

Dr. Bombay’s Underwater Tea Party (1645 McLendon Ave)has the monthly A Taste of India tonight at 7pm, an authentic three-course Indian dinner that benefits The Learning Tea’s scholarship program for young women in India. Tickets are $20.

Atlantic Grill (264 19th St) has Burger Madness Monday today from 11-4pm, with $6 hamburgers and $7 cheeseburgers.

Movies

Doctor Who Season Premier is at Atlantic Station Regal tonight at 7pm and 9:30pm, it looks like they’re both sold out online but I don’t know if that’s just because it’s the day of?

Other Stuff

The Panther Pop-Up Party is downtown at 171 Auburn Ave today from 4-7pm, with a DJ, new pop-up shops, and snacks from NaanStop. Check the website for a full list of shops.

Live Music

Red Sea at The Mammal Gallery,10pm, $5 cover.
With: Darto, Crater
Sounds like: Jazzy math rock.

Bishop Allen at The Earl, 9pm, $8 cover.
With: Jesse Marchant, Madeline
Sounds like: Indie pop

Crocodiles at The 529, 9pm, $10 cover.
With: SISU, Shantih Shantih
Sounds like: Lo-Fi garage rock,

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I was planning on seeing Doctor Who, but if that’s sold out it will probably turn into watching it projected onto a wall in my apartment evening. If I’m on campus I’ll probably stop by the Panther Pop-Up Party just to see what it’s like, and try to make it to the Big House comedy show tonight afterwards. 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!

If you’d like to send thanks my way, take a free ride with my Lyft affiliate link or Uber affiliate link, or donate a few dollars. I really appreciate it!

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Sunday, August 24th

Food & Beer

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Roswell Square has the 10th Annual Miss Mary’s Ice Cream Crankin’ from 2-4pm today, $6 per person gets you endless ice cream with over 100 homemade flavors, as well as ice cream eating contests and live music.

Diesel Filling Station (870 North Highland Ave NE) has Draft Beer: Thunderdome today from 12, as Red Brick Brewing and Red Hare Brewing face off to the death. A keg from each brewery will be opened at 12:30 and the first keg to be finished wins; winning brewery gets two tap handles at Diesel for the rest of the year.

Tacos & Tequillas (650 Ponce) is celebrating their Grand Opening Week this week, today they have $7 signature menu items, $7 pitchers, and $7 large margaritas.

Park Festivals

Grant Park hosts the Summer Shade Festival today from 10-10, as well as tomorrow, featuring over 30 bands, food trucks, artist tents, a kids zone, and more.

Grant Park also hosts the Edible & Medicinal Plant Ramble from 5-7pm tonight, “to discover how many of the plants in your favorite park – or even your backyard – have medicinal properties or simply taste great.”

The 14th Annual Festival Peachtree Latino is at Piedmont Park all day today with music, food, and more.

Other Stuff

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Octane Coffee (437 Memorial Drive) has PechaKucha Night 23 tonight at 6pm, seven presentations will be given in the Pecha Kucha style of showing 20 slides for 20 seconds each, leaving no room for fluff. Octane will be offering a limited menu of food, as well as their signature coffee.

Villains Wicked Heroes (903 Peachtree St) has the Megatron Pre*Con Party today from 2-8pm, featuring a Steampunk DJ, Storm Troopers from the 501st Legion, and half-off food if you come in a D*Con costume.

Comedy

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The House with Eyes (1450 Van Vleck Ave) has the Holy Shit Comedy Show tonight at 8:30, hosted by Joe Pettis, featuring Matt Ward and other local comedians, followed by drunk trivia.

The Brink Improv (141 New St) has The Soapbox Show: Improvised Comedy Inspired by True Stories tonight at 7pm, featuring Casper Kelly from Adult Swim tonight. Free show.

Charlie Viracola is at The Punchline tonight only at 8pm. Tickets are ~$15.

Duncan Trussell is at the Laughing Skull Lounge tonight at 7pm. You might know him from The Joe Rogan Experience. Tickets are ~$20.

Live Music

Bear in Heaven at The Earl, 8pm, $16 cover.
With: Young Magic, Weeknight
Moved from Terminal West, all tickets will be honored but the event is 21+

Last day to enter to win tickets to see Spirits and the Melchizedek Children at the Drunken Unicorn on Wednesday, August 27th! I’ll pick a winner around 9am tomorrow.

=> Also check out the recurring Sunday events for more! <=

If you’d like to submit events or corrections for the recurring events, please send them in to my email address below.—————————————————————————————————————

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!

If you’d like to send thanks my way, take a free ride with my Lyft affiliate link or Uber affiliate link, or donate a few dollars. I really appreciate it!

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Saturday, August 23rd

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!

Art Galleries

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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.

Educational

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.

Performance

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.

Crafting

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.

Comedy

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.

Festivals

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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.

Dancing

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.

Concerts

Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics at The Earl, 9pm, $12 cover.
With: Claws

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!

=> Also check out the recurring Saturday events for more! <=

If you’d like to submit events or corrections for the recurring events, please send them in to my email address below.—————————————————————————————————————

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!

If you’d like to send thanks my way, take a free ride with my Lyft affiliate link or Uber affiliate link, or donate a few dollars. I really appreciate it!

Be sure to follow me on TwitterTumblr, or Facebook, put me in your RSS reader, or sign up for daily emails, whatever works best for you! As always, remember that ATLToDo.com will have the most up-to-date version of the list, so check back frequently!

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Friday, August 22nd

Hey guys! It’s the start of a packed weekend, there’s a lot of comedy and art tonight including a repeat performance from the Atlanta Ballet’s Wabi Sabi ensemble, WonderComedy at the WonderRoot, and an extra special Free Spin at Octane Coffee! Also, tomorrow is the August Weekend of Good

Food

Atlanta Food Truck Park has Fashion Friday today from 5-9pm, showcasing local artisans and mobile boutiques, the first 50 guests to arrive at the park will receive a complimentary gift bag.

Tacos & Tequillas (650 Ponce) is celebrating their Grand Opening Week this week, today they have live music at 7pm, $5 appetizers, $4 wine, $2.50 beer, and $4.00 Margaritas.

Art

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." Repeat performance tomorrow night. 8pm, cash donation entry fee.

Studio No. 7 Bar + Lounge (393 Marietta St) has Art House! tonight at 9pm, a one-night art exhibit by Fabian Williams with music by DJ 100k.

The High Museum of Art (1280 Piedmont Ave NE) presents Wabi Sabi tonight at 8pm, a dance performance featuring work by some of the most in-demand, emerging choreographers in the industry. Free with garden admission.

Comedy

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The WonderRoot (982 Memorial Dr) presents WonderComedy tonight at 9pm. $5 cover, BYOB.

Duncan Trussell is at the Laughing Skull Lounge tonight at 8 and 10:30m, with repeat performances through Sunday. 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, with repeat performances tomorrow. 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 8 and 10pm, with repeat performances tomorrow. Tickets are ~$25.

Other

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Octane Coffee (1009 Marietta St) has August Free Spin tonight at 9pm, funk/soul/disco tracks being spun entirely on vinyl in the coolest coffee shop/bar around! This is the last night for Ivan Cáceres/Transformer Ivan spinning as he prepares to move from Atlanta, so if you’ve been before and want to say goodbye, be sure to stop in!

The Music Room (327 Edgewood Ave) and the Edgewood Speakeasy are hosting Death From Below tonight at 9pm, with some great music including classic indie and house, with some new tunes thrown in. Runs until 3am, no cover. “A night for music lovers who want to dance their asses off.”

Georgia Tech (Clough Auditorium 152) is hosting a Hungry Hungry Hackers meet and greet event tonight from 7-10pm, with some great lectures about security and hacking, with topics including “car hacking” and “SEing by the Numbers: Abusing Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs.” Free and open to the public, no registration required.

Tomorrow: Community Bucket is celebrating their two-year anniversary with the The August Weekend of Good, registration this month only costs $15 to help out either Concrete Jungle or The Atlanta Toolbank from 9:45-12:30, followed by a relaxing afternoon at Monday Night Brewing with food provided by the Doggy Dogg Food Cart. If you’re interested, register today using the link provided.

Live Music

Sara Rachele is at the Little Vinyl Lounge tonight at 9pm and midnight for an intimate acoustic performance to celebrate the release of her new album, accompanied with photography from the Chelsea Hotel and
Sounds like: Neko Case, Fleetwood Mac

Eskmo at Terminal West, 10pm, $15 cover.
With: Robot Koch, 10th Letter

Thumpers at The Drunken Unicorn, 9pm, $10 cover. 18+
With: Sun Club, Calm White Noise

Pls Pls at The Earl, 9pm, $8 cover
With: Von Grey, Fox Grin

Campaign at The Mammal Gallery, 9pm, $5 cover. 18+
With: Ganges Phalanges, Karbomb, Crab Legs, Shelf Life

Reverend Andy Presents: A Rock ‘N’ Roll Riot at The Masquerade Purgatory Stage tonight at 9pm. $15 cover, 18+.
Featuring: Atomic Boogie, The Chameleon Queen, Musee du Coeur

Bowmania: Tribute to John Bowman at the 529, 9pm, $5 cover.
Featuring: Kebbi Williams & The Wolfpack, Spirits and the Melchizedek Children, Mother Fucking Tourettes, Voegtlin/Murphy/Mallart Trio, Suffer Bomb Damage.

Enter to win tickets to see Spirits and the Melchizedek Children at the Drunken Unicorn on Wednesday, August 27th!

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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!

If you’d like to send thanks my way, take a free ride with my Lyft affiliate link or Uber affiliate link, or donate a few dollars. I really appreciate it!

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Thursday, August 21st

Art

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The Spruill Gallery (4681 Ashford Dunwoody Road) hosts the opening reception for Did You See That?! Stories of Urban Oddities from 6-9pm, the exhibit, in conjunction with Atlanta Celebrates Photography, displays “a subtle commentary on the anomalies often missed in everyday life. From the odd attraction on the side of a highway to street performers; from public art to the delicate beauty found in architecture, Steinman captures evolving lifestyles present in the unnoticed and overlooked people, places and things that have become a part of our lives.”

{Poem 88} (1100 Howell Mill Rd) has Water Ways tonight from 7-9, a multimedia installation by the artist collective By Ways. “The work investigates the sensory, geographical and storied nature of water.”

The Atlanta Botanical Gardens (1345 Piedmont Ave NE) presents Wabi Sabi tonight at 6pm, a dance performance featuring work by some of the most in-demand, emerging choreographers in the industry. Free with garden admission.

Comics

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Criminal Records (1154 Euclid) hosts Criminal Comic Book Club tonight at 7:30, and they’re reading The Goon by Eric Powell.

Food & Drinks

Java Vino (579 North Highland) has their August Local Beer Tasting tonight at 7pm, with the guys from My Friend’s Growler Shop over in Grant Park. $5 for five samples.

Tacos & Tequillas (650 Ponce) is celebrating their Grand Opening Week this week, today they’re giving 20% off your check if you show your Loyalty VIP card, and have live music at 7pm.

Comedy

Duncan Trussell is at the Laughing Skull Lounge tonight at 8pm, with repeat performances through Sunday. You might know him from The Joe Rogan Experience. Tickets are ~$20.

Nick DiPaolo is at the Atlanta Improv Comedy Club tonight at 8pm, with repeat performances through Saturday. 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 8pm, with repeat performances through Saturday. Tickets are ~$25.

Live Music

White Violet at The Earl, 9pm, $8 cover.
With: Tedo Stone, Blue Blood

Get Damned at 529, 9pm, free event.
With: Dead Register, Priors, Telestrion

Meth Dad at Ammazza Edgewood, 9pm
With: Cousin Dan, Treekeeper, Ba-kuura

Wicked Pretty at The WonderRoot, 9pm, $5 cover.
With: Hard Girls, Broadcaster, Kidbrat

YOU. at Noni’s, 9pm, free/donations.
With: Twins, Anticipation.

Next Stop: Hip Hop Showcase at Masquerade Purgatory, 7pm, $12.

Stairway to Star Bar Led Zeppelin Tribute Showtonight at The Star Bar, 9pm, free show.
Featuring: Ruby Velle, Abby Wren, Judith Franklin

=> Also check out the recurring Thursday events for 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!

If you’d like to send thanks my way, take a free ride with my Lyft affiliate link or Uber affiliate link, or donate a few dollars. I really appreciate it!

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Wednesday, August 20th

Hey guys! It’s birthday day today, Scene Missing turns one, and Mellow Mushroom turns 40, there are celebrations for both, as well as lots of other food and music events.

Comics

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The Highland Inn Ballroom Lounge (664 North Highland Ave NE) has Scene Missing Presents: The Atlantable Hulk tonight at 9pm, featuring writing, comedy, and other performances based on comic book movies. It’s their one-year anniversary performance, so in addition to all the performances there will be a comic book costume contest, for a chance to win a Magneto robot sculpture, and the first ten people to arrive in costume will receive a “Heroes of Scene Missing” T-Shirt. $10 admission.

Studio No. 7 Bar + Lounge (393 Marietta St) has Gin & Comics tonight at 7pm, a celebration of gin… and comics. This week the discussion is about how you got into comics, and the Batman saga, plus themed gin cocktails.

Food

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Mellow Mushroom is celebrating their 40th birthday with 1974 prices, including $2.50 small cheese pizzas, 30¢ soda, 75¢ PBR, Michelob, and Budweiser. There’s also a grand prize of a VIP trip to Amsterdam being given away, with $50k spending money

the Sound Table. (483 Edgewood Ave) has Junk Food: A Sneak Preview, their newest popup dinner, from 6-midnight tonight. Check the FB page for some of the delicious looking things they’re cooking.

Chipotle (718 Ponce de Leon Ave) has Eat for Charity today from 6-10, for the Atlanta Boys and Girls Club. Anything you order will give 50% to the cause, as long as you show them the flyer either on your phone or printed out.

Tacos & Tequillas (650 Ponce) is celebrating their Grand Opening Week this week, today they’re selling 12ox draft beer for $1.75 all day.

Live Music

Mammabear at The Earl, 9pm, $5 cover.
With: The Mighty Stef, Coma Girls

The Offspring at The Masquerade Music Park, 5:30pm, ~$45
With: Bad Religion, Pennywise, Stiff Little Fingers
Sounds like: Warped Tour Punk

Cum Stain at 529, 9pm, $5 cover.
With: Sete Star Sept, Globsters
Sounds like: Lo-fi, grunge, punk

Blunt Fang at The Mammal Gallery, 8pm, $5 cover. 18+
With: REKchampa, Feast of Violet, Fit of Body, Snowbride
Sounds like: Darkwave, hip hop.

Chevelle at The Tabernacle, 7:30pm, $40+
Sounds like: Breaking Benjamin, Staind

Enter to win tickets to see Spirits and the Melchizedek Children at the Drunken Unicorn on Wednesday, August 27th!

=> Also check out the recurring Wednesday events for more! <=

If you’d like to submit events or corrections for the recurring events, please send them in to my email address below.—————————————————————————————————————

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!

If you’d like to send thanks my way, take a free ride with my Lyft affiliate link or Uber affiliate link, or donate a few dollars. I really appreciate it!

Be sure to follow me on TwitterTumblr, or Facebook, put me in your RSS reader, or sign up for daily emails, whatever works best for you! As always, remember that ATLToDo.com will have the most up-to-date version of the list, so check back frequently!

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Tuesday, August 19th

Hey guys! Today there’s the third annual Beer Geek Carnival at Cypress, an outside circus complete with fire eaters, jugglers, and carnival food like deep fried snickers bars, as well as a pair of writer’s exchange programs, and some great live music!

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Coming up next week: Atlanta psychedelic dream-pop band Spirits and the Melchizedek Children are playing The Drunken Unicorn on Wednesday, August 27th. If you like Sigur Rós and My Bloody Valentine then you should give these guys a listen, they put on a great show last time I saw them. For a chance to win a pair of tickets to see them open for Midnight Masses next Wednesday, enter here and I’ll announce the winner on Monday, August 25th. Thanks to Spirits for supplying the tickets!

Here’s the list for today:

Comedy

The 529 (529 Flat Shoals Ave) has Skirmish: A Comedy Show/Battle at 8pm, pitting stand-up comedians against improv comics. Each team performs for 45 minutes and then the winner competes against a new challenger next month.

Food

Cypress Street Pint & Plate (817 West Peachtree St) has their Third Annual Beer Geek Carnival from 7-11pm tonight, with the Imperial OPA Circus taking over the Cypress patio with their fire eaters, jugglers, stilt walkers, and more, plus classic carnival foods.

Zocalo (187 10th St) is celebrating the Chile Relleno Festival all day with a variety of modern twists on the traditional dish.

Tacos & Tequillas (650 Ponce) is celebrating their Grand Opening Week this week, today they’re selling tacos for $2 all day.

Writing

The Goat Farm (1200 Foster St) has the Eyedrum Writer’s Exchange tonight, writers new and old are encouraged to come along and share their work out loud for ten minutes, and then receive five minutes of observation, analysis, and critique from the audience. 8pm.

Java Vino (579 North Highland Ave NE) hosts the Vicious Circle Writer’s Group tonight at 7pm.  Bring in any piece of writing under 2k words to share and critique with fellow writers. “You  You don’t have to bring your writing to participate, but it’s always more fun if you do!”

Art

The Warhorse Cafe (1200 Foster St, inside the Goat Farm) presents Feed: A Conversation Series tonight with the topic “The Artist Who Never Lies” with moderators Maggie Davis and Andrew Alexander. 7:30, free.

Live Music

Zex at 529, 10:30pm, $6 cover.
With: Vacant Future, Paradox, Dernier Combat
Sounds like: Dinos Boys, oi!

James Margolis at Java Monkey, 8pm, no cover.
Sounds like: Acoustic soul,

Garrott Odom at The Mammal Gallery, 8pm, $5 cover.
With: Jowin, iLLmont
Sounds like: Southern hip hop

Think Never at The Music Room, 9pm, no cover.
With: poison Coats, Mike LaSage
Sounds like: California garage rock

OneRepublic & Christina Perri at Aaron’s Ampitheatre, 7pm, $45+

=> Also check out the recurring Tuesday events for more! <=

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Zex sound promising, and so does Skirmish, so that’s a solid night at 529. The Beer Geek Carnival sounds like it could be pretty spectacular too though. 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!

If you’d like to send thanks my way, take a free ride with my Lyft affiliate link or Uber affiliate link, or donate a few dollars. I really appreciate it!

Be sure to follow me on TwitterTumblr, or Facebook, put me in your RSS reader, or sign up for daily emails, whatever works best for you! As always, remember that ATLToDo.com will have the most up-to-date version of the list, so check back frequently!

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