Exclusive Interview with Netherworld Haunted House Co-Founder

Netherworld’s Co-Founder tells us about this year’s haunted house and more…

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Netherworld’s new Stone Mountain location.

Last week, I visited Netherworld Atlanta, one of the most popular and top rated  haunted houses in the nation. During the visit, I went through both attractions “The Awakened” and “Subject:Unknown.” Each were entertaining in their own way; the attention to detail of each haunt was impressive, and the monsters are realistic and lifelike, whether in the haunted house or roaming the grounds.

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Citizens residing in “The Awakened”

Once you descend into the pitch black hallways, you’ll find creepy, old authentic furniture, “jail cells” where monsters hide in the shadows and jump at you, and visual illusions like the vortex tunnel. Netherworld is pulling out all the stops this year and it shows.

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I got a chance to sit down with the co-founder of Netherworld, Ben Armstrong, to find out what it has to offer at their new Stone Mountain location.

ABD: How are you enjoying the new location? Is there anything you can accomplish here that you couldn’t at the old one?

BA: First off, we own the building now and 9.5 acres of land. So, we’re able to do what we need to with the structure to fit our needs. It’s been good so far; we have offices now, we have room to do escape games, for our monster museum and we have a ton more backstage space allowing the haunts to expand. All very important things!

ABD: How long have you been in the haunting business? How’d you get started?

BA: I’ve been haunting since I was a little kid. My background actually is in television, I worked in TV in Tallahassee, Florida for 18 years. I hosted a late night horror show, and produced segments of the Jerry Lewis telethon. When I moved to Atlanta, I realized there were professional haunted houses, like it was a business. That’s also when I met my business partner Billy Messina. One year, the guy who did the haunts we both worked on said “he was done with them.” And that’s where the first Netherworld started.

ABD: What does Halloween mean to you?

BA: It’s a unique holiday and one of fun. With haunted houses, it becomes a tradition and groups of people get together, go, scream, have a good time. I love when I see people on social media like “We’re going to Netherworld!” and see them getting scared as they’re on the way.

ABD: How many people does it take to keep Netherworld going?

BA: This year it took a big staff because we moved and had to recreate something we’ve been doing for over 20 years. Now that we’re open, we have an even larger staff, about 400 people. Around 100 to 150 people will work on any given evening.

ABD: What have you learned from all the years of doing this? Have you stuck to the same plan or do you often change it up?

BA: If you ever stop learning, you stagnate. If you think you know it all about any subject, that’s a sign that you don’t. I learn new things every year, really every day.  Some little shadow in the corner you didn’t think twice about scares people a lot, or fascinates them. It’s like a movie where some little character that doesn’t seem important ends up becoming the most popular character to fans.

ABD: Tell us more about your haunts.

BA: We have two new haunts this year, “The Awakened” and “Subject: Unknown.” Conceptually “The Awakened” encompasses all the things Netherworld is about. You’ve got supernatural, monsters, mythology, ancient cities; the traditional things you’d expect to see in a haunted house. “Subject: Unknown” is more the science fiction end of the scale. There’s aliens, robots, dinosaurs.

ABD: What can returning fans look forward to in 2018?

BA: We have 3 escape games we’ll be doing year-round. We have a large “midway” area where you gather after exiting the haunts. There’s a gift shop, food, games, TONS of photo ops. People love to take pictures and our live monsters running around will pose or maybe just “show up” in your pics!

We’re going to be doing additional shows that we will announce soon like a glow-stick very dark version of the haunted house, the weekend after we close, November 4th. We’ll also be doing a Christmas and Valentine’s show.

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Be sure to check out the Netherworld Haunted House in Stone Mountain! It’s $23 on weekdays and $25 weekends and Halloween for “The Awakened.” For an extra $5 on weekdays, and $8 on weekends you can experience “Subject: Unknown” as well. For $55 on any night you will get a VIP Fast Pass which puts you to the front of line once you arrive.

For escape games book on the Netherworld site.

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During escape games you’ll have to work together.

 

ATL by Night Highlights October 12 – 14

My goodness, another exciting weekend in Atlanta! The fall cotillions aside, the city is a vibrant hub of events every day. In this article, I’m shining my light on events that are happening the weekend of Friday, October 12th to Sunday, October 14th. If you’re looking for events this weekend, check out my article I put out last week.

First off is Atlanta Pride Weekend! A celebration of Atlanta’s LGBTQ+ community begins with Femme, a celebration of women in music and art. Guests will be entertained with music, visual and performance artists by the likes of Amber Monson, Melissa Coffey, Bella Dorado, JayBella Banks, and XT Venus Valentine. That is going on at The Deep End on Friday, October 12th starting at 8pm.

You can also party down at the Georgia Aquarium at the with the official Kickoff Party. DJ Kevin Durard and VJ Mark Gordon will be your entertainment, along with aquatic residents. Someone please pet a turtle or stingray for me!

Drag yourself back to The Deep End Saturday morning for 2nd Annual BOTTOMS UP Drag Brunch + Social, featuring Brigitte Bidet, Taejah Thomas, and Molly Rimswell. Other fabulous things about Drag Brunch besides the performances: brunch buffet, bottomless Bloody Mary’s courtesy of Tito’s Vodka, the Lewks Photobooth, there will be gift bag giveaways and boys, boys, BOYS!

After you’ve recovered at brunch, get ready for the Peep Show starring Alaska Thunderfuck, star of RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars Season 2. This a “titillating cabaret” of performers trained in the art of seduction –featuring acts from Alaska Thunderfuck, Brigitte Bidet, LaLa Ri, John James, Molly Rimswell, Melissa Coffey,  Michael Robinson, Diego Serna, and PhaeMonae. Doors open at 9pm.

Don’t forget the parades happening in conjunction with Pride Weekend: the Trans March is Saturday at 1:45pm, the Dyke March is Saturday at 6pm, and the Pride Parade is Sunday at 12pm sharp.

Atlanta Pride is putting on a free concert at Piedmont Park, too! Headliners are Bebe Rexha, Mike Posner, CeCe Peniston, Michele Malone, and Starlight Cabaret. That’s Saturday and Sunday, start times vary.

Paul Oakenfold is headlining Believe Music Hall on Friday, October 12th. The 2004 Grammy nominated DJ and world renowned entertainer is making a stop in Atlanta that night to promote his latest album “Pop Killer.” In addition, Ryan Michael, Founder of Unity Events, is doing support for Oakenfold on the main stage.

Don’t want to hang out in town for Pride Weekend but still looking for something unique? Think about heading up to Alpharetta for the Inner Quest Fest! The Inner Quest Church in Roswell/Alpharetta is holding a one-day festival that offers activities and gifts for the body and soul. Schedule of activities include: Reiki, reflexology, chair massage, color therapy and Sedona Release Method. Readings and healing are $15 each, or you can get a reading and a healing for $25. It’s been real crazy in the world, so you may catch me up there get some bad energy cut out of my auric fields.

Chalktoberfest is happening all weekend in Marietta. You can catch an array of talented artists creating chalk masterpieces on the streets of Marietta Square. It is an award-winning festival sponsored by the Marietta Cobb Museum of Art.

Keep celebrating, Atlanta!

 

 

 

 

ICON A Celebration of Rihanna + Sia

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This Saturday evening at The Deep End, ICON a Celebration of Rihanna + Sia will put on one of the best recurring entertainment shows in all of Atlanta. If you haven’t heard, this is a dance party and features performances to celebrity and music inspirations such as Lady Gaga, Janet + Michael Jackson, Madonna, Beyonce, Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera, to name a few.

Brandon Brandon, host of ICON a Celebration of, greeting the crowd at a past performance

Each month, The Deep End hosts the show and a rotating cast of performers put on a dazzling display of lip-syncing, dancing, aerial arts, burlesque, and sickening fashion to capture the essence of their inspirations as the music plays.  This September, the show is paying homage to Rihanna and Sia–two of the fiercest ladies in the music scene today! Last month was a celebration of Disco and it was AMAZING!

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If that’s not reason enough to come to The Deep End and see ICON then let me tell you the other reason to pull the drapes off the windows and sew yourself a cocktail dress: Shea Coulee of RuPaul’s Drag Race season 10! That’s right, Shea Couleé will be a featured performer in Saturday night’s event. If you haven’t been keeping tabs on Shea, she has skyrocketed on both social media and live performances  worldwide since her appearance on RPDR. Shea is one of a few RDPD former contestants that have and will be appearing in WUSSY Magazine events around town.

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Amongst the talented cast of local performers featured this month are Michael Robinson, Brigitte Bidet, Diego Serna, Dotte Com, T-Rex, Bella Dorado, PhaeMonae, and Porter Grubbs.  But wait there’s more! DJ La Superior of La Choloteca will be spinning uplifting tunes for the crowd and there’s even a photo booth by Savana Ogburn. Every ICON performance is an amazing journey in expression and creativity that captures the BEST of Atlanta and the wonderful LGBTQIA community it possesses.To say “it gave/gives me life” would be understatement–I hope you can make it out Saturday night to celebrate the city and its people that inspire us to come together. Incredibly straight people-friendly and diversity is highly encouraged at ICON.

Melissa Coffey

Tickets are still on sale for only $10 for general admission and $20 for the Meet & Greet with Shea Couleé.

Top Things To Do in Atlanta

Labor Day is a celebration of the American workforce and what better way to celebrate all of your hard work than to have one last hurrah for summer complete with good food, drink, and maybe even some music? Lucky for you, Atlanta has a lot of great options for you to enjoy your extended weekend. College football kicks off, Dragon Con is in town, and lots lots more. Read below for our top picks broken down by activity type:

Sports:

  • Chick-fil-a Kickoff game: Washington vs. Auburn- Saturday, Sept. 1st at 3:30pm at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
  • College Colors Kickoff Block Party: Celebrate the start to college football with the college colors bar crawl this Friday, August 31st. To find out more about tickets and participating bars and restaurants read our post.
  • Georgia Tech vs. Alcorn State: Georgia Tech football kicks off its 2018 season at Bobby Dodd Stadium this Saturday, September 1st at 12:30pm.
  • Atlanta Braves Games: The Braves will be hosting the Pittsburgh Pirates all weekend long at SunTrust Park. There will even be a Zedd concert after the game Friday night!
  • Soul Rise Classic 5K: Will take place Saturday, September 1st beginning across from the Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Registration is $30 and proceeds will benefit early childhood development at the YMCA and other local community non-profits.
  • Big Peach Sizzler 10K/5K: Will take place Monday September 3rd with the 10K starting at the Chamblee MARTA Station and the 5K beginning at the Brookhaven MARTA Station. Registration is $45 for the 5K and $55 for the 10K. All proceeds will support Miles for Cystic Fibrosis.
  • Hike and Hops at Stone Mountain: Explore Stone Mountain on a 5-6 mile hike ending with a German beer tasting at the Village Corner German Restaurant. Tickets include one beer and a giant pretzel. Hike takes place Sunday, September 2nd beginning at 10:45am. Click here for more info. P.S- Stone Mountain will be hosting extended light shows all Labor Day Weekend. Find out more here.

Music:

  • Zedd concert: At SunTrust Park after the Braves vs. Pirates game Friday, August 31st. Find tickets here.
  • Taste of Soul Atlanta- Food & Music Festival: A free festival taking place Saturday and Sunday, September 1st and 2nd across from the Mercedes-Benz Stadium. To find out more about the music, food, and activities check out their site.
  • Lynard Skynard- Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour: Saturday, September 1st at the Lakewood Amphitheatre.
  • Michael Jackson vs. Prince Silent Disco: Saturday, September 1st at 830pm at the Buckhead Theatre. Tickets start at $13.
  • House in the Park at Grant Park: Sunday, September 2nd beginning at 12pm. Tickets are $10.
  • Local Brews Local Grooves at the Tabernacle: Come to the Tabernacle Sunday, September 4th beginning at 4pm for a craft beer and music festival. Free pizza from Outsiders pizza will be provided as well as a selection of local craft breweries and live music. To find out more info such as a list of breweries, bands, and ticket prices click here.

Food:

  • Taste of Soul Atlanta- Food & Music Festival: A free festival taking place Saturday and Sunday, September 1st and 2nd across from the Mercedes-Benz Stadium. To find out more about the music, food, and activities check out their site.
  • Luau at Victory Sandwich Bar: Sunday, September 2nd beginning at 2pm Victory Sandwich Bar in Decatur will be hosting a luau complete with live music, a tiki bar, and an all you can eat buffet. And tickets are only $15!
  • 4th Annual Labor Day Pig Out at Avalon’s Oak Steakhouse: Tickets are $40 for adults and $20 for kids. Tickets include delicious food, and activities such as face painting, a photo booth, and lawn games. Beer, wine, and batch cocktails will also be available for purchase.
  • 33rd Annual Labor Day Blues & BBQ: Park Tavern will be hosting WRFG 89.3 FM’s annual BBQ Monday, September 3rd beginning at 1pm. Tickets are $15, for more info click here.
  • Local Brews Local Grooves at the Tabernacle: Come to the Tabernacle Sunday, September 4th beginning at 4pm for a craft beer and music festival. Free pizza from Outsiders pizza will be provided as well as a selection of local craft breweries and live music. To find out more info such as a list of breweries, bands, and ticket prices click here.

Social:

  • Dragon Con: Takes place August 30-September 3rd. Check out our guides to Dragon Con 2018.
  • Sky High Hot Air Balloon Festival: Head to Callaway gardens from August 31st-September 2nd to witness the beautiful hot air balloons illuminate the night! The weekend event will include tethered balloon rides, live music, food and drink specials, a kids zone, beach activities, a classic car show, disc dog demonstrations, and a photography class. To see the schedule of events click here. Adult ticket prices start at $24.95 and children’s prices begin at $14.95.
  • Pure Heat Community Festival: Celebrate Atlanta’s Black Pride this Sunday, September 2nd beginning at 12pm in Piedmont Park! The celebration will include market and food vendors, live music, and educational forums. The festival strives to bring awareness to the issues currently facing the LGBTQ community.

The Arts:

  • Fernbank Museum of Natural History: Is offering a Labor Day special of 15% off memberships! Use the code “LABOR 2018” at the checkout here.
  • Cirque du Soleil Corteo: Will be performing multiple shows over Labor Day weekend at the Infinite Energy Center. To find showtimes and tickets follow this link.
  • AJC Decatur Book Festival: Will take place August 31st-September 2nd in downtown Decatur. For more information and a schedule follow the link here.
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Best Events This Weekend in Atlanta: 5/11 – 5/13

Best Events This Weekend in Atlanta: 5/11 – 5/13

It’s going to be a wild weekend! We have the Shaky Beats music festival, Slingin’ Wings Festival, and the start of Dad’s Garage’s new show, “Benjamin Franklin: American Gigolo”. We’ll be at Shaky Beats so we hope to see you there!

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Art:

  • It’s the last week to catch Actor’s Express’ newest comedy: The Flower Room! The show will be ongoing from Wednesday-Sunday. It tells the story of an uptight academic that turns to writing lude novels to pay the bills.

Bars & Brews:

  • Still looking!

Clubs:

  • Still looking!

Comedy:

  • Come to Dad’s Garage to see the Hamilton-inspired show, Benjamin Franklin: American Gigolo. This will surely be the next great Founding Father story. Benjamin Franklin may have never been President of the United States, but his tale as King of the Players Club is a story worth telling. The show starts at 8pm and runs $12.50.
  • Drop Up Video is a live show that features the comedians riffing on the best and worst music videos we can find (think Mystery Science Theater 3000 meets a slightly drunk Pop-Up Video). Hosted by Atlanta-based comedian Justin Thompson, this show gathers an array of music videos to be screened and made fun of by touring and local comics. Plus free parking and a full bar!

Food and Drink:

  • Still looking!

Music:

  • The Shaky Beats music festival is here! All the best in EDM, right in your backyard. Check out their full schedule here, and get your tickets here! If you can’t make the festival, they have after-party shows too! We’ll be there so keep an eye out, and check out our festival advice!
  • Atlantic Station will be hosting Twilight Jazz from 7-9pm to celebrate the upcoming Atlanta Jazz Festival taking place in Piedmont Park on Memorial Day weekend – May 27-28th. As part of this celebration, they will be hosting some of Atlanta’s best jazz artists in their Central Park each Friday in May.
  • Steve Forbert will be coming to Eddie’s Attic in anticipation of his new album, “Flying at Night”. The album was recorded in collaboration with instrumentalist Anthony Crawford. Forbert has been playing guitar since the 70’s and has a catalog of hits, along with his Grammy nominated song “Any Old Time”. He was inducted into the Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame in 2010. Doors at 6pm.
  • The Stone Tribute Pilots will be playing at Smith’s Olde Bar from 7-9pm. Formed in late 2015, Stone Tribute Pilots (Brandon Kunka, Adam Goodhue, Bob Davis, Mike Hale) came together with a strong love for the music of Stone Temple Pilots, and a collective mourning of the death of frontman Scott Weiland. Get your tickets here.
  • The Star Bar celebrates National Twilight Zone Day with Last Chance Riders, Useless Against, and Flashback Flash! Come rock out in black and white.
  • Nova Scotia native and Atlanta resident Chelsea Shag will be celebrating the release of her new EP “Satellites” with a special show at Aisle 5. She has a late 60’s vibe with some funky flower power and skilled guitar. Opener is DAPPR.
  • Pat McGee will be on tour in Atlanta this weekend previewing songs from his highly anticipated new album. Pat McGee began his career in ’95 and has since shared the stage with The Who, Fleetwood Mac, and James Taylor. Come out for the rhythmic guitar and classic songwriting skill.
  • Roxinian (Smithsonian’s Alter Ego) will be playing Friday night at Venkman’s. Smithsonian is Atlanta’s premiere Smith’s tribute band, and on Friday they’ll be coming out under their alter ego to celebrate 11 years of Roxy Music.
  • Kill Paris and Leah Culver will be playing at Iris as part of their Keep Shakin (Shaky Beats) afterparty! The event is set to have tons of special surprise guests, so expect the unexpected.

Social:

  • The Fernbank Museum of Natural History is has its monthly Fernbank After Dark adult night with 21+ activities and drinks starting at 7pm! For this special Planes, Trains, & Automobiles edition they’ll have exhibits on transportation, self-guided tours of exhibits, and the usual 3D movies. Most exciting is Fernbank has its new WildWoods highline trail open for exploration from 7pm until dusk! Live music by Alex Guthrie all night.
  • Come out and celebrate summer with the Decatur Arts Alliance, Decatur Education Foundation, Color Wheel Studios, and Chantelle Rytter at the Decatur Lantern Parade! Gather at Color Wheel Studio after 8pm then parade downtown along with the Black Sheep Ensemble. Bring your own lantern or attend a workshop and make one with guidance! Info here.

Sports:

  • Still looking!

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Art:

  • It’s the last week to catch Actor’s Express’ newest comedy: The Flower Room! The show will be ongoing from Wednesday-Sunday. It tells the story of an uptight academic that turns to writing lude novels to pay the bills.
  • The High Museum of Art will have its third Monster Drawing Rally from 1-4pm! This event will feature over 50 Georgia artists drawing their most creative and wild imaginations. The artists will draw in three hour shifts, meaning the art will get mixed and matched with different styles and visions. Buy it after for $75 apiece!

Bars & Brews:

  • Still looking!

Clubs:

  • Back by popular demand, the Star Bar will be hosting its 80’s Dance Party with DJ Kahle! The dancing starts at 9pm.
  • Come out to the Basement for your fix of 90’s and 00’s nostalgia at their DANCE 90’s and 00’s Dance Party. That means sing-a-longs, hand holding, foot stomping, and general fun times. Make some friends in the EAV and party like there’s no 2012.

Comedy:

  • The “You Look Like” Comedy Roast Battle with host Ben Popkin comes to The Laughing Skull from 5-7pm! The battle is exactly what it sounds like. Round 1 features a “You Look Like” battle between 6 of ATL’s best comedians. Round 2 features a surprise guest speed roast. The Championship Round 3 returns to the “You Look Like” burn battle. Watch the battle of wits and burns!
  • Whole World Improv will have a special mom-friendly show: “I Love You, Mommy Dearest”! The show is completely improvised so you’ll still get all that Whole World charm. If you have a child be sure to show a picture at the door for free admission for Mother’s Day! The show starts at 8pm.

Food and Drink:

  • The Slingin’ Wings Festival is back in Brookhaven for tons of wings, brews, and live music! Join some of the wing eating contests or go the casual route with tailgate games. Your ticket gets you 4 wing vouchers (15 if you get the Wing Lover tickets) and additional wings are $1 a piece. More info here!

Music:

  • The Shaky Beats music festival is here! All the best in EDM, right in your backyard. Check out their full schedule here, and get your tickets here! If you can’t make the festival, they have after-party shows too! We’ll be there so keep an eye out, and check out our festival advice!
  • Questionable at Best will be performing the top Billboard Hits of 1983 for the Venkman’s early show. Get a reservation! Then the REMakes, an early R.E.M. tribute band, will be out at Venkman’s to cover R.E.M.’s earliest hits. Lead signer and guitar Geoff Melkonian and bass and back vocals Jeff Rosenberg have been playing 14 years. Come and live out the nostalgia.
  • Sonia Leigh will be playing at Eddie’s Attic at 8pm! She has a highly individual style and experience. She has a country upbringing and has written songs for Zac Brown Band and toured with Eric Church, and now comes back with her own independent grunge sound.
  • Lady Love & The Losing Streak will be playing at Aisle 5 at 9pm! Lady Love is a rock band from Atlanta. They are heavily influenced by the classics such as Led Zeppelin and The Rolling Stones. Opener The Brown Goose is a Tallahassee, FL band known for melodic alternative rock and high energy.

Social:

  • Head over to Atlantic Station’s Central Park for a special pre-Mother’s Day screening of Freaky Friday at 8:30pm! The movie starts at dusk but get there early to claim your seat. You can also bring your own blanket or lawn chair.

Sports:

Athleta in Atlantic Station will host a free all levels fitness class! Bring your own mat if you prefer; if not, Athleta has mats for you to borrow.  Arrive 15 minutes prior to class time to get checked in.

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Art:

  • It’s the last week to catch Actor’s Express’ newest comedy: The Flower Room! The show will be ongoing from Wednesday-Sunday. It tells the story of an uptight academic that turns to writing lude novels to pay the bills.
  • Head over to Atlantic Station for Mother’s Day Art at the Station! Central Park will be opening up an Art at the Station standup with beer, wine, and cocktails for the older crowd and fun activities for children 6 and older! Everyone will be painting a rainbow giraffe! Get your ticket here and use the promo code Pink40 for 40% off!

Bars & Brews:

  • Still looking!

Clubs:

  • Still looking!

Comedy:

  • Still looking!

Food and Drink:

  • Still looking!

Music:

  • The Shaky Beats music festival is here! All the best in EDM, right in your backyard. Check out their full schedule here, and get your tickets here! If you can’t make the festival, they have after-party shows too! We’ll be there so keep an eye out, and check out our festival advice!
  • Come to Venkman’s for Bottomless Mimosa Brunch with the Coley High Trio at 12:30pm! The Coley High Trio features Jim Coley on upright bass and vocals, Slappy on guitar and vocals, and Tony James on percussion. Coley High Trio features a rotating cast of guest musicians as well. Get yourself some great food and listen to some great tunes!

Social:

  • Take your mom out to the Atlanta Zoo on Mother’s Day! Pay your standard child or child general admission ticket and your mother gets in free! Buy tickets online or in person.

Sports:

Athleta welcomes you to its 11am all-levels Bootcamp Workout class! Bring your own mat or use the provided mats at Athleta. Be sure to arrive 15 minutes prior to class time to get checked in.

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Best Events This Week in Atlanta: 5/7 – 5/10

Best Events This week in Atlanta: 5/7-5/10

We’re back with our weekly posts! We took a week to get our Calendar up and running, but now it’s looking nice and full for the week. Don’t worry, we’re going to keep these Best Events posts coming each week! It’s Shaky Beats week, but there’s plenty of music to get yourself hyped up – like Breathe Carolina at Opera. Not into EDM? Well the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra has its free concert in the park! You can also check out the cast of Whose Line is it Anyway at the Tabernacle on Tuesday, or the open of Benjamin Franklin: American Gigolo for some laughs!

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Art:

  • Still looking!

Bars & Brews:

  • Still looking!

Clubs:

  • Still looking!

Comedy:

  • Still looking!

Food and Drink:

  • Still looking!

Music:

  • Butcher Brown is playing at Aisle 5 at 9pm. Butcher is a progressive jazz band reminiscent of those from the 60’s and 70’s. They add tones of modern funk and hip-hop to their music for a new twist. The opener is Visitors – an instrumental collaboration based in improvisation and mixed-meter rhythm.

Social:

  • Dad’s Garage is hosting their monthly game night starting at 7pm! They’ll have board games and video games, plus plenty of drinks for everyone. It’s free to come out and play so be sure to stop by and bring friends!
  • Come out to the All the Nerdy Ladies Meet-Up at Joystick! Ever feel like there are no other nerdy girls around? Well here’s your answer – All the Nerdy Ladies is a relaxed social hour open to everyone to come by and chat. The meet-up is from 7-10pm.

Sports:

  • Still looking!

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Art:

  • Still looking!

Bars & Brews:

  • Still looking!

Clubs:

  • Still looking!

Comedy:

  • Come out to the Tabernacle to see the crew of Whose Line is it Anyway on stage! Jeff Davis, Joel Murray, Ryan Stiles, and Greg Proops will be coming out with special guest Dave Foley. Get your tickets here. Doors open at 6:30pm, show at 7:30.

Food and Drink:

  • Still looking!

Music:

  • The Hot Club of Cowtown will be playing at Eddie’s Attic! The trio features a fiddle, a guitar and a bass. The group plays a combination of hot jazz and western swing, and recently has been playing a surge of acoustic styled folk and blues. Come see the Texas trio in action! Doors at 6:30pm, show at 8pm.

Social:

  • Still looking!

Sports:

  • Still looking!

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Art:

  • It’s the last week to catch Actor’s Express’ newest comedy: The Flower Room! The show will be ongoing from Wednesday-Sunday. It tells the story of an uptight academic that turns to writing lude novels to pay the bills.

Bars & Brews:

  • Still looking!

Clubs:

  • Still looking!

Comedy:

  • Still looking!

Food and Drink:

  • Still looking!

Music:

  • Brendan James will be playing at Eddie’s Attic! Brendan is a piano-based singer-songwriter. He’s just released his fifth album “Simplify” which is an elegant and emotionally direct collection of jams. He’s been featured on shows such as Private Practice, American Idol, Bones, So You Think You Can Dance, and One Tree Hill. Doors at 6:30, show at 7:30pm.

Social:

  • Still looking!

Sports:

  • Still looking!

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Art:

  • Intro to Watercolor is an ongoing workshop taught by local artist Crystal Desai. Students will learn about watercolor materials and techniques, as well as styles from realism to abstraction.
  • It’s the last week to catch Actor’s Express’ newest comedy: The Flower Room! The show will be ongoing from Wednesday-Sunday. It tells the story of an uptight academic that turns to writing lude novels to pay the bills.

Bars & Brews:

  • Still looking!

Clubs:

  • ContrastATL is holding its pre-Shaky Beats Techno and Future Industrial House night at 9pm. UUEIRD is exploring some deep and dark dance music in the forefront of the industrial EDM sub-genre. Your lineup includes Shift Mojo, Asesame, and CANVAS. Come out to Edgewood Speakeasy to dance like it’s 2020.
  • Come out to Opera to check out Breathe Carolina! The EDM duo hails from Denver and is comprised of David Schmitt and Tommy Cooperman. Breathe Carolina has had radio hits as well as huge hits within the EDM community. Come out and you’re guaranteed a solid show, Opera always kills it with EDM.

Comedy:

  • Come out to the Laughing Skull Lounge for Comedy Clubhouse! Comedians Andrew George and Bob Place host the Comedy Clubhouse this Thursday! Comedians will get 5 minutes to do 3 things: Prepare material, crowd work, and improv on a topic from “The Wheel”. Meanwhile Andrew and Bob will chime in with commentary, tags, premises, and jokes. Get your tickets here!

Food and Drink:

  • Still looking!

Music:

  • The Wonder Years are a Philly band made up of old friends, playing rock and roll music like they mean it. They’ve played in 30 countries and now they’re bringing their talents to the Masquerade. Get your tickets here. Show starts at 6pm.
  • Amanda Anne Platt and The Honeycutters are coming to Eddie’s Attic as part of a tour with their new self-titled album. They have an old-school country attitude with influences of rock and folk. Platt has been universally praised along with the rest of the Honeycutters. Doors open at 6, show starts at 7pm.
  • Head to the Atlanta Beltline’s Historic Fourth Ward Park at 7:30pm for an evening show with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Assistant Conductor Stephen Mulligan and Associate Concertmaster Justin Bruns will lead the ASO in a program featuring Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, Rossini’s Overture to L’italiana in Algeri and Mendelssohn’s Symphony No.4, “Italian.” This event is going to be phenomenal, and it’s totally free! For the non-classically inclined, Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons is one of the most impressive pieces to hear live. See it, hear it, love it!
  • Venkman’s Free Early Show will feature the Atlanta Latin Jazz Orchestra. The Atlanta Latin Jazz Orchestra is Atlanta’s newest sound. Legendary music from Tito Puente, Dizzy Gillespie, and Perez Prado plus the newest Latin JAzz Big Band hits will keep you on your feet. The Orchestra is led by the talented Rob Opitz so you’ll be in good hands all night.
  • The Lil Smokies will be playing at Smith’s Olde Bar at 8pm. With their roots submerged in the thick buttery mud of traditional bluegrass, The Lil Smokies have sonically blossomed into a leading player in the progressive acoustic sphere, creating a new and wholly unique, melody driven sound of their own. The Montana quintet has recently won Best Band from the International Bluegrass Music Association.
  • CHEE will be playing at Aisle 5 at 9pm. South African producer CHEE has a unique hybrid design due to his heavy dancefloor drum&bass sound mixed with raw rap. Come too for Shield, Hiku, and Houman.
  • Lindsay Lou will be playing at Eddie’s Attic at 9pm. Lindsay has been featured in festivals from Scotland to California with their deep grooves. Come for the soul and intensity, stay for the themes and intimacy.

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Atlanta Piedmont Park

Best Events This Weekend in Atlanta: 4/27 – 4/29

Best Events This Weekend in Atlanta: 4/27 – 4/29

There’s a whole lot going on this weekend! We have the Inman Park Festival, the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival, the Dad’s Garage World Domination Improv tournament, Atlanta Burger Week, and ZooPaws! Plus the grand opening of the Atlanta Beltline Center! Just so much to do!

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Art:

  • The Inman Park Festival is this weekend and includes a wonderful “Tour of Homes”. The tour is self-conducted and allows you to meander through some of the most beautiful homes and buildings in the Inman Park area. The tour runs Friday from 12-4pm. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 starting on Friday. Get your tickets online or at various neighborhood locations! The tour locations are all listed at the page here.

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  • The Basement (1245 Glenwood Ave SE) will feature Abduction – a concert series and dance party from 10pm onward. They’ll have live performances from Digigost, JohnBoy and Surround Sound, Q, Platipus Jones, Slim Dynamite, and more. Get your tickets here.

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Food and Drink:

  • It’s Atlanta Burger Week! 40+ restaurants, $5 burgers, Monday to Sunday. Eat your hearts out Atlanta. But actually, you may need a coronary bypass after this. Your best resource for the burger week? Right here on ATL by Day.

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Art:

  • The Inman Park Festival is this weekend and includes a wonderful “Tour of Homes”. The tour is self-conducted and allows you to meander through some of the most beautiful homes and buildings in the Inman Park area. The tour runs Friday from 12-6pm. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 starting on Friday. Get your tickets online or at various neighborhood locations! The tour locations are all listed at the page here.
  • Mass Collective (364 Nelson St. NW) will feature an Intro to Welding Class specializing in MIG Safety and Basics courtesy of instructor Bria Sativa Aguayo. The 4 hour course will cover fundamentals of prepping and joining stock metal with welding. You’ll get experience with angle grinders, welders, and safety tool setup. The course runs $115 but is well worth the expense for those interested in welding.
  • Mark Warren will be at Posman Books in Ponce City Market (675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE) to sign copies of his new book Adobe Moon from 1-3pm. Adobe Moon is the first in a trilogy exploring the life and history of Wyatt Earp, written with expansive research on Mark’s part.

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  • Live! At the Battery (825 Battery Ave SE) will hold their 2nd annual Sound Off Silent Disco! You’ll be set with an LED headset flipping through 3 styles of music for a unique dance experience. Doors open at 8pm, and at 9pm the bar will open up. You can also get food from their new menu until midnight. Get the headset alone for $10 or with 5 drink tickets for $40 here. Having been to a few of these myself, they’re hit or miss and difficult to get right but I have faith that Live! will pull it off.
  • The Basement (1245 Glenwood Ave SE) will have their Keep On Movin’ Dance Party from 10pm onward. Electric Western Records’ Jacob Jones and Reno Bo will be playing Motown, soul, and ‘50s & ‘60s Rock & Roll! Get your tickets here for $7 in advance, $10 night-of.

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  • City Winery (650 North Avenue) will hold its Rosé All Day Tasting Party from 1-3pm. You’ll get light bites of cheese and charcuterie and twelves rosés from around the world.
  • It’s Atlanta Burger Week! 40+ restaurants, $5 burgers, Monday to Sunday. Eat your hearts out Atlanta. But actually, you may need a coronary bypass after this. Your best resource for the burger week? Right here on ATL by Day.

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  • The Atlanta Beltline Center (112 Krog St.) opens this weekend! Come visit from 10am-7pm to see the new center in the Atlanta Beltline Partnership’s Stoveworks. To celebrate, it will offer great deals to the public including a Supporter Perks program where a $25 donation between 1-3pm gets you food and beverages from Bar Mercado, Varuni Napoli, Honeysuckle Gelato, Recess, and King of Pops along with Beltline merch and a year of discounts from local businesses. The center itself will be funded by philanthropy and will have Beltline info, merchandise, and programming.
  • Zoo Atlanta and the Atlanta Humane Society will team up for ZooPaws! Grant Park outside the zoo’s front gates will be full of puppies just waiting to be adopted by you. Come out from 10am-2:30pm to see local boutique, boarding, and wellness vendors, food trucks, and get special Zoo Atlanta incentives for families adopting their pets. Adoption fees and policies are controlled by the Humane Society. Unfortunately, you’ll have to leave your current pets at home.
  • The Inman Park Festival will take place this weekend! The festival includes a parade at 2pm on Saturday, live music, and a whole bunch of dance! You can also check out the Arts and Crafts Market and Street Market. Check out our article so you don’t miss a beat.
  • For added emphasis, check out the Inman Park Festival Parade! It’ll start at Edgewood and Euclid at 2pm and will progress to Austin Avenue in Little 5 Points.
  • Up for something a little different? Well come out for the 10th Annual Gnome March World Record Attempt! Last year they had 315 gnomes, but they’re gonna need 479 gnomes to show those Brits who’s boss. If you don’t have your own gnome costume, they’ll have a pop-up Gnome Depot to purchase your gear. The march starts at Gnome Corner (Waddel St. & Edgewood Ave), and will run from 1:30-3:30pm!

Sports:

  • The House of Artists Foundation will be putting on the Celebrate Autism! Fantastic Movie Run 10k. Come out to First United Methodist Church in Powder Springs (4329 Marietta St.) at 7am for a nice run, followed by a post-run celebration from 8am-1pm. They encourage you dressing up as characters from movies, books, and TV. Register here!
  • Atlantic Station is holding the Girls on the Run 5k! The race will be a celebration of women’s health, wellness, and growth. The run kicks off with an expo at 7am and the run begins at 8am. Sign up to run here and volunteer here.
  • Come out to the Battery (800 Battery Ave SE) for RaceTrac’s Run for Research 5k in support of The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research! The event will have free food, prizes, and music. The theme of the race is crazy socks, so get your wildest pairs on under your running shoes. Registration opens at 7am, followed by a 1k at 8am and a 5k at 8:30am. Register here!
  • The Chamblee Fun Mud Run is on! Head over to Chamblee Middle School (3601 Sexton Woods Dr.) for a 2.5 mile obstacle course full of mud and excitement. The event begins at 8:30am, but get there by 8:15am for staging. There will be wash-off stations, music, and giveaways. You’ll get muddy so dress right! Register here.
  • Athleta in Atlantic Station (265 18th St. NW) will be putting on a free body flow fitness class from 9-10am. Register here.
  • Our own Atlanta United FC is going up against Montreal Impact FC at Mercedes Benz Stadium at 1pm! Get tickets here, watch it at a sports bar, or hold a viewing party!

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Art:

  • The Inman Park Festival is this weekend and includes a wonderful “Tour of Homes”. The tour is self-conducted and allows you to meander through some of the most beautiful homes and buildings in the Inman Park area. The tour runs Friday from 12-6pm. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 starting on Friday. Get your tickets online or at various neighborhood locations! The tour locations are all listed at the page here.
  • Mass Collective (364 Nelson St. NW) will feature an Advanced Welding Class  at noon specializing in MIG Welding courtesy of instructor Bria Sativa Aguayo. The 5 hour course will cover techniques of prepping and joining stock metal with welding. You’ll get experience with angle grinders, welders, and safety tool setup. The course runs $150 but is well worth the expense for those interested in welding. If metal isn’t your thing, you can also attend the Hand Carved Spoons course at 2pm to teach you how to carve spoons from wood over the course of 3 hours. That course costs $85 and is remarkably educational regarding wood types, carving tools, and finishing techniques.

Bars & Brews:

  • Still looking!

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  • The 3rd Annual Food-O-Rama O4W will be coming to the Beltline’s Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark (830 Willoughby Way NE)! The festival will host food trucks from all over, craft beers and drinks, local art, and live music. There’s no fee to enter so just come by! The festival starts at 11am.
  • Eventide Brewing (1015 Grant St SE) is holding some public tasting room hours on Sunday with a pop-up from OK-YAKI! Come by and get some good food and great beer.
  • It’s Atlanta Burger Week! 40+ restaurants, $5 burgers, Monday to Sunday. Eat your hearts out Atlanta. But actually, you may need a coronary bypass after this. Your best resource for the burger week? Right here on ATL by Day.

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Atlanta Traffic

Best Events This Week in Atlanta: 4/23- 4/26

Best Events This week in Atlanta: 4/23-4/26

This is a week for comedy! Be on the lookout starting Thursday for the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival and Dad’s Garage’s World Domination Improv Tournament. Also BURGER WEEK. See your best resource right here. We’re getting this post out a bit late this week due to some upcoming site changes, so stay posted! I can’t say too much, but you’re gonna love it.

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Food and Drink:

  • It’s Atlanta Burger Week! 40+ restaurants, $5 burgers, Monday to Sunday. Eat your hearts out Atlanta. But actually, you may need a coronary bypass after this. Your best resource for the burger week? Right here on ATL by Day.
  • Devil’s Backbone Brewing Company of Lexington VA is throwing a Trail Magic Beer Dinner, in which they’ll be providing a 5 course dinner and beers at Bluetop (5362 Peachtree Rd) in Chamblee. The dinner starts at 5:30pm and runs $70 but sounds absolutely delicious! Get your tickets here.

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Art:

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Comedy:

  • Whole World Improv Theater (1216 Spring St. NW) will hold an Improv 101 class from 7-9pm. This is part of an 8 week course to teach you improv and scene study, so you’ll be learning a ton for the cost of $230. Toss in the free tickets to Whole World Shows, and that’s a damn good deal. See more info for sign-ups here.

Food and Drink:

  • It’s Atlanta Burger Week! 40+ restaurants, $5 burgers, Monday to Sunday. Eat your hearts out Atlanta. But actually, you may need a coronary bypass after this. Your best resource for the burger week? Right here on ATL by Day.

Music:

  • Septymber will be playing at Smith’s Olde Bar (1578 Piedmont Ave NE) at 7pm with openers Miki Fiki and Jacque Jordan. Septymber is a rap, scat, and soul singer. Tickets run $7 advance, $10 day-of.
  • Hadag Nahash will be playing at City Winery (650 North Avenue) from 8-10pm. Hadag Nahash means Snake Fish, and is one of the most successful Israeli pop acts today incorporating jazz, electro, rock, and Middle Eastern sounds.
  • Dead Horses will be playing at Eddie’s Attic (515 N McDonough St.) with opener Kate Rhudy. It’ll be a night of contemporary indie folk, so get your denim on. The show starts at 9pm, see tickets here for $12-16.

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Art:

  • Still looking!

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Clubs:

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Comedy:

  • Dad’s Garage is has their World Domination Improv Festival this weekend and Richard Kickers will be kicking it off with the World Dom Kick Off Jam! Come out at 8pm, the show is free!
  • Joystick Gamebar (427 Edgewood Ave SE) will feature Enigma: An Improv Game Show at 10pm. This game show gives you a chance to play along with improv comedians through a twisted game of imagination!

Food and Drink:

  • It’s Atlanta Burger Week! 40+ restaurants, $5 burgers, Monday to Sunday. Eat your hearts out Atlanta. But actually, you may need a coronary bypass after this. Your best resource for the burger week? Right here on ATL by Day.
  • Bellina Alimentari at Ponce City Market (675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE) will hold a filled pasta making class from 6:30-8:30pm. They’ll teach you how to make authentic rolled pasta and sealed ravioli! Then you get to take home and eat your fresh pasta. All this for $54 – get your tickets here.

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Bars & Brews:

  • Still looking!

Clubs:

  • Still looking!

Comedy:

Food and Drink:

  • It’s Atlanta Burger Week! 40+ restaurants, $5 burgers, Monday to Sunday. Eat your hearts out Atlanta. But actually, you may need a coronary bypass after this. Your best resource for the burger week? Right here on ATL by Day.

Music:

Social:

Sports:

  • Still looking!

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Atlanta Piedmont Park

Best Events This Weekend in Atlanta: 4/20 – 4/22

Best Events This Weekend in Atlanta: 4/20 – 4/22

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  • Fernbank Museum will host a special “Sensory Friendly” screening of the new movie, Backyard Wilderness 2D in recognition of Autism Awareness Month. The lights will be brighter and the sound will be lower and guests should feel comfortable talking, moving around and even leaving their seats. A special quiet area will be available upon request. The screening starts at 9am. See tickets here.
  • Atlantic Station will hold its Earth Day Marketplace, featuring upcycled and eco-friendly products. The market will run from 11am-4pm.
  • Ponce City Market’s Skyline Park (rooftop amusement park) will celebrate Spring and Earth Day with their Spring Fling. The event starts early, but the adult portion begins at 4pm. One Tree Planted will plant one tree per attendee, and guests can pick where they want their tree planted! Daytime admission is $10, and night admission is $15.

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Art:

  • Still looking!

Comedy:

  • Come to Dad’s Garage (569 Ezzard St. SE) to preview an improv class, for free, from 5-6:30pm. Space is limited, so you’ll need to RSVP through their site’s calendar. It’s a no-strings-attached way to sample the improv lifestyle!
  • NerdLanta Live! will be at Joystick Gamebar (427 Edgewood Ave SE). It’s Atlanta’s only late night nerd talk show, and host Kris Bolz brings geek and pop culture news, guests, reviews, and prizes galore. Doors open at 8:30pm and the show starts at 9pm. Check out their upcoming events page to see what’s in store.

Food and Drink:

  • The Cherry Blossom Salon (695 Somerset Terrace NE) will host a free event with a local artist pop up from 5-8pm. All donations will go directly to the Atlanta Humane Society. Pours will be sponsored by Unknown Brewing Co, Second Self, and Eventide. Pasta and appetizers will be provided by Saba. Plus a silent auction!

Nightlife:

  • Still looking!

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Social:

  • Still looking!

Sports:

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Atlanta Traffic

This Week: 4/16 – 4/19

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  • Atlanta Beltline CEO Brian McGowan will be hosting “Go Global“, a networking opportunity and walking tour of the Beltline’s Eastside trail. McGowan will use this tour to discuss the value of the Beltline as an economic development opportunity. Join him and other local activists from 5-7pm, starting at New Realm Brewing (550 Somerset Terrace NE).

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