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).”
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.
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.
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.
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.
Smithereens Tribute at Smith’s Olde Bar, 8pm, $8 cover.
Featuring: Nine Times Blue & friends.
The Joy Kills at The Clermont Lounge, 10pm, $7 cover.
With: Dasher, The Neighbors, Cheap Art
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