The Weekend, January 21st + 22nd

Saturday, Jan 21st

Hey guys! Today, assuming it doesn’t rain, will be a great day to go out to Avondale Estates and hit up the record fair, and then afterwards get some drinks from Second Self Beer Company, who have free admission for the first 100 guests after 1pm. For the evening there’s several comedy and dance shows, and don’t miss Gringo Star at Star Bar performing their 10th anniversary show!

Don’t forget to check out the columns from our contributing writers below for even more exciting things going on this week!

Laugh: Comedy highlights for the week from Olivia

Listen: This Week in Music from AJ

Geek out: Nerdy South from Kris

Events

Avondale Town Cinema (108 N Avondale Rd) hosts Avondale Record Fair today from 10-3pm, with dozens of vendors selling thousands of records. There will be new and pre-loved lps, 45 rpm singles, rare 78s, vintage books, rock and roll collectibles, posters, action figures and more. $3 admission (cash only), vendors may be cash or credit.

Rialto Center for the Arts (80 Forsyth St NW) hosts Straighten Up and Fly Right: The Nat King Cole Tribute tonight at 8pm,  Ramsey Lewis and
John Pizzarelli have crafted a tribute to the titan of fifties vocal pop from his hits, along with those singular tracks of sophisticated cool jazz, that have influenced their own careers. Ticket link is broken but it doesn’t say it’s sold out so…

City Winery (650 North Ave) hosts the Atlanta Winter Wine Festival today from noon to 4pm, enjoy 50+ wines, small beer selection, live music and DJ Qtip in the awesome wine focused setting of City Wintery. Tickets are $50 advance, $60 at the door, 21+

Second Self Beer Company (1317 Logan Cir NW) is allowing free entry to the first 100 guests between 1pm-4pm today thanks to Millworks! There is also food from Poor Huey’s Hot Dog Company.

Comedy

Eventide Brewing (1015 Grant St SE) hosts What a Joke Atlanta tonight at 6pm The What a Joke Festival is a nation wide comedy festival in over 25 cities benefiting the ACLU. All the shows will be happening between January 18th-21st across the country and in Atlanta Andrew Michael and David Perdue are teaming up to bring you a night of great beer and great comedy all for a great cause. There is a finite number of tickets so grab one now before they sell out! $20 tickets. 21+

Highwire Comedy Co (451 bishop St NW) hosts Good Evening, Tonight at 10pm, Enjoy a late night comedy show that pays homage to the past, paves the way for the future, and keeps you up to date with the present. This week’s show features laugh-packed 5-minute stand up sets from graduates of the Joel Byars Comedy Class. $9.50 cover.

Dance

The Basement (1245 Glenwood Ave SE) hosts Silent Party ATL tonight at 9pm, Don a pair of headphones and jam out to trap, hip-hop, reggae, R&B and dance with a room full of music lovers, every attendee can choose which genre of music they prefer, with live DJs spinning each channel. It’s a unique experience to be part of a huge party that makes virtually no noise, $15 cover, 21+

The Little Vinyl Lounge (437 Moreland Ave NE) hosts A Twistin Rock and Roll Dance Party tonight at 10pm, Djs Dusty and Amy Booze spinning all your favorite dance hits from the 50s and 60s! With a special live performance by
Andrew and the DISAPYRAMIDS. 21+

Live Music

Gringo Star at Star Bar, with Woolly Bushmen, Sh’Booms, and DJ Poppin Pietro, 9pm, $10 cover. 21+

C L U T C H: Ron Shirley II at The Mammal Gallery, with Loner, Taylor Alxndr, Sequoyah Murray, and more. 9pm, Tickets are $8-$25.

Cinemechanica at The Earl, with Bodyfather and Day Old Man, 9pm. $10 tickets. 21+

Radfest 2017 at The Drunken Unicorn, 9pm, featuring many acts. Free admission, donations accepted.

Michael Cera Palin at WonderRoot, 8pm, with Liotta, Two Houses, AD.UL.T, and Pinkest. $5 cover. All ages, BYOB.

Tim Feeney at Eyedrum, with Magiciada. 8pm, $7 cover. All ages.

Sunday, Jan 22nd

Hey Guys! There’s a couple of interesting festivals going on today, including a mini Dragon Con downtown, and a Fermentation Festival in Decatur Square! There’s also a comedy show tonight at Joystick Gamebar presented by Nerdy South writer Kris, NerdLanta Live so don’t miss that! There’s also a Falcons game going on so pretty much every bar is gonna be packed by 3pm.

Events

Historic DeKalb Courthouse (101 E Court Sq) hosts Fermentation Fest 2017 today from 11am-4pm, a free, first-of-its-kind event in Atlanta, Fermentation Fest celebrates living foods and beverages and the artisans who produce them. There are lessons, tastings, shops, demonstrations, and all kinds of cool things. Kombucha, kimchi, sauerkraut, you can’t pass that up!  Brought to you by The Homestead Atlanta and Golda Kombucha, Fermentation Fest ATL lets you enjoy a day of flavor, family and fun – right in the Decatur Square!

GSU Student Center (44 Courtland St SE) hosts NiseCon today from 10am-6pm, sort of a miniature Dragon*con/MomoCon, with anime screenings, cosplay chess, a costume demonstration, game tournaments, and more. Free admission.

Terminal West (887 W Marietta St NW) hosts The ArtsATL Luminary Awards tonight at 6pm, the inaugural Luminary Awards ceremony where we will honor and celebrate success in Atlanta arts and culture in the areas of philanthropy, artistic innovation, community engagement, and catalytic dialogue. Take a look at the 2017 nominations and winners. Tickets are $20/students $35/general admission.

Brigantine Beer Parlor (470 Flat Shoals Ave, inside Argosy) hosts a screening of MC5: A True Testimonial tonight at 7pm, a documentary celebrating one of the most important bands in the history of rock and roll. No cover, 21+. View the trailer here

Space 2 (485 Edgewood Ave) hosts Soul Food Cypher: One Hundred tonight at 7pm, another edition of ‘One Hundred’ – freestyle rap and beats galore, this month welcoming back ATL-native and creative Divine Interface. Free entry, free food, all ages.

Comedy

Joystick Gamebar (427 Edgewood Ave SE) hosts NerdLanta Live tonight at 6:30pm, Atlanta’s only Live nerd culture talk show is Nerdlanta @ Joystick Gamebar! The 2nd & 4th Sunday of every month starting at 6:30pm.  Hosted by our very own Kristopher Bolz, along side Stephenie Allison, and Korey Epps. Featuring segments by the rest of the NerdLanta crew: Kristin Avery, Katie Teal Brittle and Amanda Goldstein Marks., featuring short films, guest interviews, and more! Free, 21+, and don’t miss Kris’s weekly column Nerdy South only on ATLtoDo!

Live Music

Koffin Kats at The Earl, with The Sideburners and The Casket Creatures. 9pm, $12 cover. 21+

Tonstartsbandht at The Mammal Gallery, with Pallas, Breathers, and Background. 9pm, cover ~$5.