This Week In Atlanta // Recommended Shows and Events February 1 - 7

The 5th of July opens this Thursday night at the Atlanta Contemporary.

The 5th of July opens this Thursday night at the Atlanta Contemporary.



Tuesday, February 2


February Mammal's Only Open Mic @ The Mammal Gallery



Wednesday, February 3


Song Missing Presents THAT-LANTA GIRL IS POISON @ The Village Theatre

Comedy and Music Based on '90s R&B, featuring Chris Ledford, Noel Stephen and the Ponies, Jason Mallory, Jenny Nichols & Tiffany Williams , Zaida J Sanchez, Ashlee Haze, Beca Grimm, Rita Nicole Leslie, Lace Larrabee, Paul Gallois, Nicolette Emanuelle, Noah Kess, Aaron Akins, Chris Robinson, Nicole Hart, Emily Decker, Cherry Del Rosario, Jason Williams, Bryan Washington, and Tony Jenkins.

Black History Month Classics Night Kick Off w/ Special Musical Guest David Whild @ Tipple + Rose Tea Parlor and Apothecary

Poetry open mic featuring David Whild of the band Whild Peach, who has played guitar for and toured and written with Outkast and Goodie Mob.

Bleeding Expressions @ Downtown Players Club

A writers workshop for short story writers, poets, screenplay writers, novelists, essayists, bloggers and more.



Thursday, February 4


Opening: The 5th of July @ Atlanta Contemporary

A group exhibition includes a diverse range of materials and medias, such as painting, photo, video, ceramics, and large-scale sculpture by exhibiting artists Charles Harlan, Katherine Bernhardt, Lucas Blalock, Robin Cameron, Alex Da Corte, Charles Harlan, Tom Holmes, and Chris Wiley.

The Thicket at MWG CASTLEBERRY by Karen Hennessee @ Marcia Wood Gallery

Ladie's Night @ the Village Theatre



Friday, February 5


Waking Astronomer (album release), RBTS Win, Ancestor, TheyungMatthew, Divine Interface @ The EARL

Closing Reception - Mary Stuart Hall, The Topography of Text @ MINT




Saturday, February 6


I really like you 2 @ Paper Ghost Studio

Annual Valentines art show featuring artwork by Mike Lowery, Sarah Watts, Caleb Morris, Sarah Neuburger (the small object), Erin McManness (paper raven co), Barry Lee, Katrin Wiehle, Heather Lund, Dan Murdoch, Jason Frost (modern giant), Sarah Roberts (in the quiet hours), Josh Thompson, Angela Adkins, Chris Neuenschwander (noosh) and more.

Axis Mundi Opening Reception @ Collective One

Opening: MY FRIEND COURT "Paint Life Grand" @ Hodgepodge Coffee House

Hurricanes of Love + Faun and a Pan Flute + Adam Bruneau @ The Cleaners



Sunday, February 7


Cienfuegos – Bobby Flan – Pamela_ and her sons — Sapphogeist — Sean Seaton & Elijah Forrest @ Eyedrum Art & Music Gallery

This Week In Atlanta // Recommended Shows and Events January 25 - 31

Ladyfest Atlanta & Southern Fried Queer Pride present READING RAINBOW: Radical Literature Pop-Up this Saturday night at Murmur.

Ladyfest Atlanta & Southern Fried Queer Pride present READING RAINBOW: Radical Literature Pop-Up this Saturday night at Murmur.

Monday, January 25

DOT.S // 100 Watt Horse // Moses Nesh // Liminal Space @ 529

Vicious Circle Writers Group @ WonderRoot

Tuesday, January 26

Artist Talk: Sarah Emerson, "The Unbearable Flatness of Being" @ The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia

Carapace Raconteurs @ Venkman's

The theme for this month's storytelling open mic is "Obsessed."

Wednesday, January 27

ARTIST TALK with Mary Stuart Hall @ MINT

January Fireside @ Downtown Players Club

A pop up art salons for artists of varying disciplines to engage in non-hierarchical creative exchange, using the format of a regularly held dinner gathering, participants enjoy food, culture, conversation and collaboration.

WERC Presents Duos @ El Bar

Featuring Jeremy//Avalon x DJ Kerosene, Hourglass x DJ Empress Rah, Thrice Groove x Florista, and Xavier BLK x 100K.

Wake, Grammar Tree, Chew, Okinawa88 @ 529

FAREWELL AVERY w/ Uniform, GHB, Enoch Ramone Death Stuff @ The Earl

Thursday, January 28

Pre-INC Atlanta @ Eyedrum Art & Music Gallery

Pre-International Noise Conference 2016 featuring 15 minute sets, 17 acts back to back.

ART MEETS MUSIC: An exclusive event in support of Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta @ Westside Cultural Arts Center

Sorry, Mom! we're having a party @ The Sewing Room

Featuring Not Having Fun (punk af),GAHM (Awful Records), Culture Vulture (Savannah), Grand (Athens), and Undesirable People. (Detroit).

Friday, January 29


The Creatives Project exhibiting resident artists are: Namwon Choi, Molly Rose Freeman, Angus Galloway, Jason Kofke, Nick Madden, Megan Mosholder, and Spencer Murrill.

Fall Line Projects presents / Dinner and a Screening @ The Low Museum

West Side Social @ Westside Cultural Arts Center

A monthly creative social for Atlanta's artists and creatives, featuring new works, food, and music.

Herobust I'm Aloud EP Release Party @ Terminal West

Saturday, January 30

READING RAINBOW: Radical Literature Pop-Up @ Murmur

Ladyfest Atlanta & Southern Fried Queer Pride present an evening of literature, zine making, and open mic readings.

Personal Politics Exhibition Opening Reception @ The Hudgens Center for the Arts

Featuring works by: Jamaal Barber, Jessica Caldas, Alfred Conteh, Drek Davis, Jessica Scott Felder, Shanequa Gay, Deborah R. Grayson, Carlton D. Mackey, Masud Olufani, Iman Person, and Dante Yarbrough.

The Black Man Simulator by Deigratia Daniels @ Eyedrum Art & Music Gallery

Using virtual reality and augmented reality techniques, similar to what are used to create video games, the Black Man Simulator will walk people through experiences black men commonly face.

Dizzy Youth Workshop Series: Coloring Book, Storybook @ Hodgepodge Coffee House

At this workshop curated by Grace Thornton, kids will use markers, crayons, and colored pencils to fill in a custom coloring book Murmur has created with drawings donated by local artists including Ashley Anderson, Jason Murphy, Jeremiah McCleary, and Becky Furey.

Atlanta Explained @ The Village Theatre

Presented by the Atlanta Banana.

WRAY (Birmingham) & SEA GHOST w/ Sleep Dance & Really Sorry @ The Mammal Gallery

Tedo Stone | Oak House | Sydney Eloise & The Palms @ The EARL

Dromez ~ Rin Larping ~ Chelsea Dunn ~ Celines @ Cherubs' Den

Sunday, January 31

Ladylike, a variety show @ The Village Theatre

A variety show created by women, for women.

Dude, Where's My Poetry? @ 193 Woodrow St.

Featuring readers Jeanne Davis, Hannah Lawless and Alx Johns with musical guests JJ Posway and Evan Tyor of Scooterbabe.


 Featuring The Compartmentalizationists, Tag Team, A Drug Called Tradition, Sisters of Your Sunshine Vapor, and Nest Egg.


This Week In Atlanta // Recommended Shows and Events January 18 - 24

The 5th of July opens this Friday at Atlanta Contemporary.

The 5th of July opens this Friday at Atlanta Contemporary.


Monday, January 18


Drunk Critique No.13 @ The Low Museum

Open Circuit Sessions w/ Michael Jordan, Kevin Spears and Pinkerton @ Aisle 5

SUBSONICS, Debbey Richardson (Magic Bone), DJ Jared Swilley @ 529



Tuesday, January 19


DES ARK, Jock Gang, Man Up Yancey @ 529



Wednesday, January 20


Bleux Stockings Society, Volume 1: Comfort @ Downtown Players Club

A slightly-curated platform for cis women, trans women and non-binary folks to perform their written work in a safe, constructive environment.

Creating A Musician Coalition for Social Justice @ The Mammal Gallery

A meeting of musicians to discuss our roles in shaping cultural expression, evaluating responsibilites and allyship, along with aligning our resources to assist ourselves and the soldiers fighting in the struggles for social justice.



Thursday, January 21


MEMORIAL DRIVE: Nexus Contemporary Art Center @ Robert W. Woodruff Library

An examination of the history of the organization (now the Atlanta Contemporary) and its role in the city’s cultural development.

Writers Exchange @ Eyedrum Art & Music Gallery

Stories on the Edge of Night 2016 @ Highland Inn Ballroom Lounge

Femignome / Slow Parade / Due Diligence (NY) / Fuiste @ The Mammal Gallery

shampoo ~ beverly tender ~ floral print ~ pretty boy @ 529



Friday, January 22


OPENING: The 5th of July @ Atlanta Contemporary

This show is about the day after – the day after the neighborhood block parties; the day after when the smoke and smell of sulfur linger and when the remaining food on the picnic table bakes in the morning sun – the buildup and the break down. 

CALLANWOLDE ARTS FESTIVAL 2016 @ Callanwolde Fine Arts Center

A two-day indoor festival located in one of the most distinctive historic properties in Atlanta featuring approximately 80 painters, photographers, sculptors, metalwork, glass artists, jewelers and more.

PATTERNS OF FLIGHT Artist Talk & Closing Reception @ Gallery 72

The Creatives Project exhibiting resident artists are: Namwon Choi, Molly Rose Freeman, Angus Galloway, Jason Kofke, Nick Madden, Megan Mosholder, and Spencer Murrill.

Radfest 7 (maybe 8?) w/ Nurse, Slugga, Dux, Alexa Lima, Caesium Mine, Ritual Knife @ 529

DIP ))) Jack Toft ))) Frank Hurricane! ))) Suntrust Band of America @ The Cleaners

Newark Wilder~Pop Weirdos~Denizen~Spines~Lea Lea @ WonderRoot



Saturday, January 23


Wunderkindred II @ The Mammal Gallery

Featuring art and music from Athens.

Josh Dean <~> Cosmic Trigger <~> Peter Webb @ The Cleaners

Glen Iris-The People-Springwild @ The EARL





Sunday, January 24


Grrrls Nite Out @ Highland Inn Ballroom Lounge

An all-female comedy showcase.