Hey guys! It’s the start of an absolutely packed weekend, there’s Music Midtown and it’s pair of afterparties, the New Belgium Beer and Film Tour, new art at The Beep Beep Gallery, a half-dozen great music shows for anybody not going to Music Midtown, and of course it’s National Talk Like A Pirate Day today so be sure to stop in Krispy Kreme dressed like a pirate for your free doughnuts!
If all of this somehow isn’t enough to keep you entertained, check out the Creative Loafing Best of Atlanta 2014 List that came out yesterday! Congratulations to Warehouse for winning “Best Post-Punk,” Catlanta for “Best Indie Crafter" Midtown for “Best Neighborhood for Walking and Biking," and GSU for “Best College" (lol) as well as everybody else who won something!
Coming up: ATLToDo’s weekend highlights!
Weekly Poll: Who does the best wings in ATL? Results next Tuesday.
Music Midtown Stuff
Music Midtown starts today in Piedmont Park, with headliners Jack White and John Mayer, I just hope you weren’t planning on seeing both of them. Continues tomorrow with Zac Brown Band and Eminem headlining, see the full lineup here.
Apache Café (64 3rd St) hosts a Late Night Reggae Fest starting at 10:30pm, with headliners Black Diamond, admission is $7 with a Music Midtown wristband, and $10 otherwise.
The Atlanta Contemporary Arts Center (535 Means St NW) has Film Love presents: Cinema 16, May 1950 tonight at 7pm, revisiting a radical mid-century American film society with experimental animation, documentary, and surreal cinema, featuring films by Oskar Fischinger, John Huston, Sidney Peterson, and Lester F. Beck. $8 admission, $5/students.
Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark (830 Wiloughby Way NE) hosts the Atlanta New Belgium Clips, Beer, and Film Tour tonight at 7:30, featuring 18 varieties of New Belgium beer on tap and short films created by fans. The event is touring 21 cities over America, and for the Atlanta date 100% of the beer proceeds go to the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition.
Varuni Napoli (1540 Monroe Dr) is running a Music Midtown Special, $20 for a pint of SwetWater and one of their specialty pizzas, if you haven’t eaten here before I think they give Antico’s a good run for their money, it’s fantastic pizza.
Krispy Kreme is celebrating Talk Like A Pirate Day today, talk like a pirate and get a free doughnut, dress like a pirate and get a whole box for free! Can you dress like one and talk like one for a bakers dozen or would that be greedy?
The Beep Beep Gallery (696 Charles Allen Dr) opens Shining Moments, a new art gallery by Jason R Butcher, “[focusing] primarily on a series of plates that most closely represent daguerrotypes, but are actually a combination of etching and digital prints.” 7pm.
At 10pm, the Beep Beep Gallery (696 Charles Allen Drive) is having the 41st installment of Invent Room Pop, “Six musicians are invited to play in duos and trios determined at random, with names drawn out of a hat.” Always an interesting night at Invent Room Pop.
The WonderRoot (982 Memorial Dr) has WonderComedy with Dave Stone tonight at 9pm. Stone has previously performed at The Atlanta Improv, so this is a great opportunity to see him in a smaller more affordable venue. $5 admission, byob.
Does anybody have any feedback on how I can handle comedy better? YouTube links? IMDB pages? Let me know, Cain@ATLToDo.com
The Klaus Advanced Computing Building (266 Fest Dr) hosts HackGT, Georgia Tech’s national hackathon, with over 1,000 hackers in attendance and over $120k in prizes.
Tech Square (48 5th St NW) has Park(ing) Day today from 9am-2pm, as they “temporarily turn two parking spots in Tech Square into a miniature park complete with seats, shade, games, and some gourmet treats for sale from King of Pops and Doggy Dogg.”
Woodruff Park (91 Peachtree St) is the meeting point for the People’s Climate March from ATL To NYC, a caravan will be departing from at 8pm to New York to participate in the People’s Climate March on Sunday morning.
Famous Pub (2947 North Druid Hills) presents Icon 80’s: Pet Shop Boys Music Video Dance Party tonight at 10pm, 21+, $5 cover.
Top Pick: The Left Field Experiment at The 529.
YOUR MONTHLY DOSAGE OF MIND ALTERING BEATS AND PSYCHEDELIC HIP HOP.
"These days, with a flood of bland music drowning your ears on the daily, it’s good to know there are still some artists like producer and drummer Supa Dave West who have stressed quality over quantity. Working with greats like De La and Dilla, the Queens, NY dude now living in Georgia is steadily building a sturdy resume that will soon include his debut instrumental album Beat Boxing on Redefinition Records."
Uncle Snoop’s Army Presents: Gladiator School at The Masquerade, starts at $100, I don’t know, it’s Snoop Dogg, does anybody know?
Hawthorne Heights and Red Jumpsuit Apparatus at The Loft, 6pm, $15.
With: Senick, Famous Last Words, The Ongoing Concept, Everybody Run, Clay Cages
Sounds like: Senses Fail, Silverstein, Escape the Fate
Adron at The Mammal Gallery, 8pm, $25 cover.
This is the Kickstarter Backer Party for the Mammal Gallery’s fundraiser from a few months ago, if you donated $25 to that you are already on the guest list at the door with a +1, otherwise admission is $25.
With: Powerkompany, Chris Childs
Sounds like: Paper Bird, Hello Ocho
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=> Also check out the recurring Friday events for more! <=
NB: The 1am Secret Show is NOT at Smith’s Olde Bar tonight because of the Music Midtown afterparty; it’s at The Hangar instead.
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Remember how we all donated to help The Mammal Gallery rebuild their space downtown and now it’s super awesome and they do cool shit all the time? Lets do the same thing for Dad’s Garage, the beloved local theatre company who have been in Atlanta for 19 years! They’re trying to raise $116,000 to buy an old church and convert it into their new home, The House of Dad’s. Check out their Kickstarter filled with more information and funny videos here!
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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