Saturday, November 22nd

Hey guys! It's Saturday, today's a great day for comedy, music, and art, if you missed Fred Willard at Dad's Garage last night you have another chance to catch him tonight, there's also a pie competition at The Mammal Gallery, a bicycle scavenger hunt/food drive at The Spindle, Slayer at The Tabernacle, and Stevie Wonder at The Philips Arena playing Songs in the Key of Life straight through! That's not even a quarter of everything going on today, let me know what you guys get up to!

Poll: Where's the best place to celebrate Thanksgiving on your own?

Read: Wesley's Weekly Music Highlights

Plan: The ATLtoDo Weekly Digest

Comedy

Fred Willard is at Dad's Garage Theatre Company tonight performing with the usual improvisers. 8 and 10:30pm.

Manuel's Tavern hosts the Back Bar Comedy Show tonight at 10pm, free, featuring Max Fine, Tom Toast Russell, Kelly Skillman, Jen Lenny, Phoebe Clare Perry, Justin Clements, and John-Michael Bond.

The Brink Improv presents Scenes Against Humanity tonight at 9pm, a completely improvised comedy show inspired by Cards Against Humanity, the party game for horrible people. Tickets are $10 at the door, cash only.

Jesse Joyce is at the Laughing Skull Lounge tonight at 8 and 10:30pm, tickets are ~$20, repeat performances tomorrow. 18+

David Koechner is at The Atlanta Improv tonight at 8 and 10:30pm, tickets are ~$20. 21+

Jeremy Hotz is at The Punchline tonight at 6, 8 and 10pm, tickets are $20.

Movies

Fabrefaction Theatre Company (999 Brady Ave NW) hosts the 9th Annual Buried Alive Film Festival today and tomorrow, showcasing the best the world has to offer at this year's film festival for everything horror, weird , and wild. Check out the full schedule here.

Food

Buckhead: Holeman and Finch (2277 Peachtree Rd) hosts A Tasting of Buffalo Trace Spirits today at 12, a chance to try ten different bourbon and rye whiskies, as well as a H&F burger. Tickets are $100 and limited to 25 people.

Buckhead: Meehan's Public House (322 East Paces Ferry Rd) hosts the Buckhead Oysterfest today from 12-7pm, with live music and plenty of oysters. Tickets are $10 at the door, 21+.

Lenox: Lenox Mall (3393 Peachtree Rd) is the meeting point for the St Jude Give Thanks Walk today, raising funds for St Jude Children's Research Center. The walk started at 8am this morning, but there will be food trucks in the Lenox parking lot until 11am, including Tex's Tacos, Mac the Cheese, the ATL Burger Truck, and Chay J's.

Artistic

Downtown: The Georgia Freight Depot (65 MLK Jr Dr SE) hosts the 10th Annual Indie Craft Experience Holiday Shopping Spectaculartoday from 11am-6pm, with over 175 craft, vintage, and artisan food vendors.

West Midtown: The Goat Farm Arts Center (1200 Foster St NW) hosts Quiet Hounds: The Last Days of Snake Nation tonight at 8pm, an evening of song and the present day vivification of good southern narrative by David C. Rogers. Admission is $30.

Midtown: The Big House on Ponce (368 Ponce de Leon Ave) hosts the final performance of How to Survive Being Human: An Experiment in 3 Acts tonight at 8pm, a play about Anna, a woman whose anxiety can create lightning storms and stop time, Frog, a man who is struggling with his sudden transition from frog to human, and God on a beach...with a piña colada. Tickets are $15 at the door ($10 with student ID).

Downtown: The Mammal Gallery (91 Broad St SW) opens Lifespan Meets Morphology: A Dual Exhibition from Alex Miller and Kiki Zarrabi tonight at 7pm, The show is curated by Sydney Daniel, and will feature live music by DJ Ramzi S specially created to accompany the artwork. The exhibition will be on display through December 11th.

Old Fourth Ward: Whitespace (814 Edgewood Ave) hosts an Artist Talk & Book Signing with Richard Sexton today at 2pm, about his new publication Creole World.

Candler Park: Healium Center (344 Candler Park Dr) hosts Art to Provoke tonight from 6-11pm, an evenign of local musicians, body painters, live artists, food vendors, and surrealist art exhibitions. Tickets are $5 cash at the door, 21+

Decatur: Decatur Glassblowing (250 Freeman St) hosts the Decatur Glassblowing 2 Year Anniversary Party today at 5pm, with glass-blowing demonstrations, food, drinks, and music.

Other Stuff

Downtown: The Mammal Gallery (91 Broad St SW) hosts A Good Day to Pie, the inaugural pie making competition, judged by Kevin Clark of Homegrown. The night will also feature live music from Lily and the Tigers, as well as 100 Watt Horse. Anybody can enter, see the link for details.

Little Five Points: Criminal Records (1154 Euclid Ave) has an In-Store Performance by Moonbase today at 5pm, completely free, to promote their debut album Creation Myths.

Downtown: The Spindle ATL (480 John Wesley Dobbs Ave) hosts Cranksgiving 2014: A Pedal-Powered Food Drive Scavenger Hunt today at 1pm, to benefit the Atlanta Community Food Bank.

Lenox: Lenox Mall (3393 Peachtree Rd) is the meeting point for the St Jude Give Thanks Walk today. The walk starts at 8am and will raise funds for St Jude Children's Research Center. Afterwards there will be food trucks in the parking lot, including Tex's Tacos, Mac the Cheese, the ATL Burger Truck, and Chay J's.

Dancing

East Atlanta: The Basement (1245 Glenwood Ave) hosts Keep On Movin' tonight at 10pm, featuring 50s and 60s rock n roll, Motown, funk, girl groups, swing, big band, jump blues, and more. $7 cover.

Downtown: Studio No. 7 (393 Marietta St NW) hosts Pardon my French Againtonight from 8-2am, with "Apero" from 8-9, a French tradition consisting in gathering friends as an excuse get some drinks, followed by electro-swing & hip hop from 9-11, and DJ 100k from 11-2am. No cover, 21+. Dress up in your best French outfit!

Old Fourth Ward: the Sound Table (482 Edgewood Ave SE) hosts Wonder-Ful ATL with DJ Spinna tonight at 10pm, a tribute to Stevie Wonder. Admission is $15 at the door, 21+.

Live Music

Highlight: Scion Presents Slayer with Special Guests Suicidal Tendencies & Exodus (11/22)


Fully expecting the forefathers of early thrash to leave The Tabernacle in ruins after an ominous night of high-impact and oftentimes utterly chaotic speed metal. Enter with a dash of caution and a full head of steam, it will get loud.

Genre: Thrash metal
7:30pm, $50+ cover, All ages
Stevie Wonder at The Philips Arena, 7pm, $$$

Performing Songs in the Key of Life entirely.
Genre: Pop, RnB
Ruby Velle & the Soulphonics at The Music Room
8pm, $12 cover

Single Release Show
Genre: Soul, Pop, Funk

The Bastard Suns at The Masquerade Hell
7pm, $15 cover, all ages

With: Full Net
Genre: Punk, Ska, Reggae
Say Anything at The Masquerade Heaven
7pm, $25 cover, all ages, sold out.

With: Saves the Day, Reggie & the Full Effect
Genre: Indie rock, emo, punk
Who's Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute at The Variety Playhouse
8:30, $23 cover, all ages.

Genre: Pop

The Muffs at The Earl
9pm, $12 cover, 21+

Stomp and Stammer's 18th Birthday Blowout
With: Beach Day, Dasher
Genre: Punk, female vocalists, indie rock
Cinemechanica at The 529
9pm, $7 cover, 21+

With: Motherfucker, The Purkinje Shift
Genre: Post-hardcore, experimental, indie
Papadosio at Terminal West
9pm, $20 cover, 18+, Sold Out

With: TAUK, Asian Teacher Factory
Genre: Psychedelic, Jam, Electronic rock


=> Looking for food & drink specials, stand-up comedy, farmer's markets, and more? Check out the regular Saturday events list! <=


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