This week there's Dragon*Con, Song Missing, The AJC Decatur Book Festival, and House in the Park to look forward to, as well as live music performances from The Joy Formidable, The Orb, and more. .

Friday, September 4th

Honestly covering Dragon*Con could be a whole website on its own that I just don't have the time or knowledge to do, there is just so much of it. John Lewis is talking at GaTech, and Sidebar has a brand new comedy show tonight, the book festival kicks off, you can read it all below without me summarizing it and making you read it twice.

Weekend-Long Parties

Dragon*Con starts today and runs through Monday, the biggest, bestest, most anticipated nerd festival in the South (I made that up but it seems true). There are way way way too many events to even try to cover all of them, but I can't recommend enough that you just walk downtown today (do not drive) and check out some of the costumes from folks wandering around, there's plenty of fun to be had even for those of us not attending.

The AJC Decatur Book Festival starts today and runs through Sunday, although the majority of events are on the weekend, the largest independent book festival in the country and one of the five largest overall.

Atlanta's Black Pride Celebration continues today and runs through Monday with all kinds of stuff going on, all based around the Midtown area, check the link for full details

The Atlanta Weekender also carries on tonight, a weekend-long dance party centered around the Edgewood club district with The Sound Table & The Music Room. Check the link for details on all the events, I think all are 21+, with events running through Monday


Sidebar (79 Poplar St) hosts First Friday Funny tonight at 9pm, a new comedy show hosted by Damon Sumner, no cover, right around the corner from the Dragon*Con madness!

Adam Cayton-Holland at The Atlanta Improv, 7:45 and 10:15pm, $20 cover. 21+


The Ferst Center for the Arts hosts Congressman John Lewis tonight at 6pm giving a speech, the event is free and open to anyone in the immediate or extended Georgia Tech community.

Skwirlhaus (327 Sisson Ave) hosts Corian Ellisor, Bubba Carr, and Jerylann Warner performing three dances tonight starting at 8pm. Limited parking, take Marta to East Lake station.

Live Music

Uncle Van & The Buzzards of Fuzz with RRest at The Earl, 9pm, $7 cover. 21+

Wake with The Kill Fist, DT, and Louis Larceny at 529, 9pm, donations. 21+


Comedy Highlights

Beer and Comedy, a new show at Smith's Olde Bar, Sean Patton at The Hangar, and more...

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