Monday, September 1st: Labor Day

Hey guys! Happy Labor day! It’s the final day of Dragon*Con, the last evening of the Atlanta Weekender, the end of Black Gay Pride Weekend, and unfortunately not too much else, I guess everyone is taking it easy this week.

It’s the first of the month, so here’s my once-a-month attention grabbing beg, if anybody has a few dollars to spare in return for what I do here every day, please send them my way so that I can pay my server bills, mailchimp bills, internet bills, and still be able to eat! Thank you so much for all of your support, it means a lot to me!

Art & Literature

The Low Museum (550 John Wesley Dobbs) has Videogramme No. 4 today at 7pm, an evening of short videos and discussion.

The Goat Farm Arts Center (1200 Foster St) has Naked City tonight, in the Warhorse. The theme this month is “Revolution. If you’ve never been, Naked City is “a monthly, crowd-sourced literary performance variety show. Your humble hosts show up with prizes, games, bits, snappy banter and a theme” and anybody can participate or just watch. $5+ donation, 9pm.

Beer, Food, & Comedy

SweetWater Brewing Company (195 Ottley Dr) has the Beer and Comedy Labor Day Extravaganza today at 7pm, $10 admission for six beers and a live stand up performance from a variety of stand-up comedians, possibly with a special celebrity guest to end the night!

The Park Tavern (500 10th St) has the WRFG Labor Day Blues BBQ from 1-8pm, a fundraiser for the excellent WRFG 89.3fm. $20 admission for live blues music and food from Fat Matts Rib Shack BBQ for sale.

Music

Taste Tester at 529, 9pm, donations.
With: Grey People, Twins, C Powers

SpaceMax Storage (1248 Zonolite Rd) has a New Wave/80s/Goth/Industrial record sale today at 1pm with 1,000+ records for sale, with records priced from $1-$40.

The Atlanta Weekender continues at Delightful Eatz today.

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Sunday, August 31st

Hey guys! Today is the third day of Dragon*Con, and the second day of so much stuff, plus there are tons of food festivals today

Music Festivals

The Slime Big Money Bug-Out Fest is at Eyedrum Art & Music Gallery (88 Forsyth St) today, starting at 8pm, featuring music from over twenty different bands, including  Tann Jones, magicicada, Raiden X, and Suffer Dragon today.

The Sound Table (483 Edgewood Ave) hosts The Atlanta Weekender all weekend long, a celebration of soul, house, and afrobeat. Tons of details about all the performers and various venues over the weekend are located at the link, but it’s $10 tonight at The Music Room from 10-3am, as well as a free portion at House in the Park (840 Cherokee Ave) during the day.

The Imagine Music Festival at The Masquerade Music Park, all day long. Highlights today include Ill Gates, a Neon Indian DJ set, and Shpongle.

Food Festivals

Panthersville Stadium (2817 Clifton Springs Rd) has the Atlanta Caribbean Jerk Festival today from 12-10pm, a celebration of Caribbean food and music, featuring local restaurants serving traditional Jamaican food, as well as arts and crafts, and games. $20 entry fee before 5pm, $25 after. [Website]

Smokebelly (128 East Andrews) has their Q and Brew Lawn Party today at 5pm, with live music, smoked bbq, and beer specials including $5 cocktails and $2 PBR.

East Atlanta Village Farmer’s Market (561 Flat Shoals Ave) has the Anything Grows celebration today, a tour of local gardens, markets, and eateries, “[meandering] through the neighborhood, highlighting native and exotic plants, farm animals, and community and urban gardening of all kinds. The evening will end in an optional garden party featuring beer and homemade pizza. ” 12pm, $15 for the pizza party, $35 for the tour, $45 for both.

The Buckhead Saloon (3227 Roswell Road) has the 10th Annual Beer & Whiskey Fest today from 2-11pm, featuring a selection of (duh) beer and whiskey. Very helpful description courtesy your friends at the Buckhead Saloon.

It’s not food, but The Decatur Book Festival also continues today

Art

Jortsfest Tunnel Painting Party is at the Krog Street Tunnel tomorrow from 6-midnight, show up and help paint the tunnel to advertise for Jortsfest. Painting materials and refreshments provided.

Oglethorpe University (4484 Peachtree St) is closing their exhibit Salvador Dali: Trilogy of Love today, featuring 14 lithographs from Salvador Dali. $5 admission, 12-5pm.

Comedy

The Brink Improv (141 New St) has The Soapbox Show: Improvised Comedy Inspired by True Stories tonight at 7pm, featuring Brian D Bradley, writer and producer of Scrubs. Free show.

Ryan Singer at the Laughing Skull Lounge, 7:30, ~$18.

Dancing

Noni’s (357 Edgewood) has the Summer Finale of All Vinyl Everything tonight from 3-9pm, featuring music outside all afternoon, no cover.

Live Music

Mood Rings at The Earl, 8pm, $8 cover.
With: Part Time, Sea Lions

Colemania! is at The Mammal Gallery tonight at 7pm, performances in memory of Coleman Lewis, featuring performances by Cat Power Sun, Opening Scum, The 4th Ward Afro-Klexmer Orchestra, and more. $5 cover.

Drake vs Lil Wayne at Aaron’s Ampitheatre at Lakewood.

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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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Saturday, August 30th: Dragon*Con Parade Day

Hey guys! Today is the second day of Dragon*Con, and most importantly, the day of the Dragon*Con Parade! There’s easily 500+(?) people walking in this, dressed up as everything from a Storm Trooper to WoW characters to Gundam Wing Robots and everything in between. I take it back, if I said last Saturday was the busiest weekend so far it pales in comparison to this one.

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Dragon Con Parade: 10am in Downtown Atlanta. View the route here!

Other recommended Dragon*Con Events today:

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The Decatur Book Festival also continues today and tomorrow, some recommended events for today are:

Weekend-Long Music Festivals

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The Slime Big Money Bug-Out Fest is at Eyedrum Art & Music Gallery (88 Forsyth St) today and tomorrow, starting at 8pm, featuring music from over twenty different bands, including Ginko, Gurgle Twins, Suffer Bomb Damage, and MANS TRASH today. If you haven’t been to Eyedrum since they moved, it’s now in an incredibly cool formerly abandoned music store, which is a great place for a music festival.

The Sound Table (483 Edgewood Ave) hosts The Atlanta Weekender all weekend long, a celebration of soul, house, and afrobeat. Tons of details about all the performers and various venues over the weekend are located at the link, but there’s stuff at Erosol from 2-8pm, and The Sound Table, The Music Room, and Phaze A Gallery from 10-3am.

The Imagine Music Festival at The Masquerade Music Park, all weekend long, starting at 11am today. Highlights include Ethan Kath’s DJ set, Emancipator, and Beats Antique.

No Big Egos is at Union EAV (485 Flat Shoals) today and tomorrow, “Atlanta’s premier Indie Rock Festival,” featuring

Comedy

Ryan Singer at the Laughing Skull Lounge, 8 and 10:30, ~$18. Repeat show tomorrow at 7:30.

Andy Sandford is at the Atlanta Improv Club tonight at 8 and 10. Tickets are ~$18.

Art

The Stan McCollum Gallery (1000 Marietta St) is closing their What Work Are You Here For? exhibit, featuring work from Ernesto Torres, a Cuban artist and Atlanta resident who manipulates film stills to put them in a different context. 12-5pm

The Low Museum (550 JW Dobbs) has a Life Drawing Class today from 11-2, anybody of any skill level is welcome to attend, and they are asking for a $5-$10 donation to help fund future art classes.

Entertainment

Cypress St Pint & Plate (817 West Peachtree) has their Annual End of Summer Pig Roast from 11-5pm today, they’re roasting a 100lb whole pig, as well as selling their usual $3 SweetWater IPA, and will have live music on the patio.

The Elder Tree Public House (469 Flat Shoals) has the Atlanta Silverbacks vs Carolina RailHawks Watching Party at 7:30pm today.

Joystick Gamebar (427 Edgewood Ave) has another Edgewood pop-up shop today from 3-7pm, Pop The Trunk, a pop-up shop from CLASSIK.

Live Music

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The Polyphonic Spree at The Loft, 9pm, $20 cover. You’re pretty much only paying $1 per musician.

Sealions at The Earl, 9pm, $7 cover.
With: 100 Watt Horse, WhiteGold

The Wham Bam Bowie Band at The 529, 9pm, $10 cover.

An Evening of Acoustic Performances at Under the Couch, 7pm, $5 cover. Ft. Frutones, Streetparty in Liverpool, Anna Ballard, Billy Mack Collector, and Jammypants.

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Andrew Hammond at Dashboard Co-Op, 8pm, free show.
With: Kristen Hines.

No Big Egos is at Union EAV (485 Flat Shoals) today from 5-3am, “Atlanta’s premier Indie Rock Festival,” featuring ten bands as well as DJs and a grill. $10 cover.

=> 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.—————————————————————————————————————

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, August 29th: Dragon Con Day I

Hey guys! It’s the official start of Dragon*Con today, the largest(?) science fiction convention in the south? I made all of that up, but it might be true, and it certainly feels like it is. The convention runs through Monday, and you need a badge to get in to most of it, but there is a free parade on Saturday morning, and of course you can always people watch downtown.

I can’t find a solid schedule of events, I presume because there’s just so much going on, but here’s their “What to do” page, if anybody has any really solid recommendations for the next few days please send them in, but today don’t miss

  • How NOT to Make a Movie at 11:30am
  • Klingon Karaoke at 8:30pm
  • MST3K Night II: The Medieval Boogaloo at 10pm
  • Tons more, honestly there’s so much that appeals to so many different people that I could never hope to pick out everything that sounded interesting.

Literature

The Art Institute of Atlanta Decatur hosts Eyedrum Periodically Live at 9pm, an evening of poetry, fiction, and strange things out loud. Anybody is welcome to come and share something.

The AJC Decatur Book Festival starts today and runs until Sunday, although the bulk of the activities are on Saturday. Check here for the full schedule, it’s a little overwhelming. The main website is slightly friendlier, I’ll have some highlights for tomorrow and Sunday but since there are only four things happening today it didn’t seem worth it.

Food & Drinks

The Artmore Hotel (1302 West Peachtree) has their final BBQ Friday tonight from 5-7pm, buy a drink from the bar and enjoy discounted brats and burgers in the cocktail garden.

The Andrews Entertainment District (56 East Andrews Dr) has the 6th Annual Buckhead Bar Bash today from 6-midnight, tickets include a buffet from 6-8pm, complimentary shots, food and drink specials, and admission to all participating bars. $25.

Park Tavern (500 10th St) has the Annual Atlanta Wine Tasting Event today from 6pm, “a casual evening of savoring fine wines” whether you’re a novice or a connoisseur.

Art & Entertainment

The Center For Puppetry Arts (1404 Spring St) has the 2014 National Puppet Slam today at 8pm continuing until Sunday,three nights of adults-only puppetry performances featuring national and local puppet acts. Tickets are $15-$25.

The Mammal Gallery (91 Broad St SW) has August Bliss tonight at 9pm, featuring live music, art, dancing, and more, from all all-female lineup. $5 cover.

Gallery 72 (72 Marietta St) has the opening night of the Walthall Fellowship Exhibition from 7-9pm, which displays “11 Atlanta artists in their last stage of the prestigious 2014 Walthall Fellowship through a collaborative exhibition.”

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.

Woodruff Park (91 Peachtree St) is the meeting point for the Dragon*Con Edition of Critical Mass at 6pm today, a 10-15 mile scenic ride through the city in a group that is for anybody no matter what your bike skill level is.

Comedy

The Village Theatre (349 Decatur St) has Captain’s Log tonight at 10:30, an improvised Star Trek show. Tickets are $7 but if you show up in a Star Trek costume you get in for free

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

Ryan Singer at the Laughing Skull Lounge, 8 and 10:30, ~$18. Repeat shows through Sunday.

Andy Sandford is at the Atlanta Improv Club tonight at 8 and 10, with repeat performances tomorrow. Tickets are ~$18.

Dancing

The Edgewood Speakeasy has Disco*Roboto tonight at 10pm, with electro, disco, and more, as well as celebrating Michael Jackson’s birthday, all MJ attire is encouraged. No cover, runs until 4am.

The Sound Table (483 Edgewood Ave) hosts The Atlanta Weekender all weekend long, a celebration of soul, house, and afrobeat. Tons of details about all the performers and various venues over the weekend are located at the link, but it’s $10 tonight at The Sound Table

Live Music

The Blasters at The Earl, 9pm, $25 cover.
With: The Forty-Fives, Grinder Nova

The Mike Eagle Show at The 529, 9pm, $8 cover
Featuring: 4-ize, Marq Spekt, Clayton English, Dillon Maurer

Kudzu Kings at The Loft, 8pm, $18 cover.
With: The Sundogs, The Holy Ghost Electric Show

The Features at The Vinyl, 9pm, $14 cover.
With: Kick the Robot

Narrator at The WonderRoot, 9pm, $5 cover.
With: Brothers, Woven In

Capital Arms at Smith’s Olde Bar, 8pm, $8 cover.
With: Bear Girl, ExWhy, Must be the Holy Ghosts

Hood Internet at The Graveyard Tavern, 10pm, $5
With: Kid Cedek

=> Also check out the recurring Friday 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!

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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

=> Also check out the recurring Thursday 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!

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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! <=

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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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! <=

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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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!

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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!

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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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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