This Week – Free N Funky April 9 – April 15th

Here is a list of funky and free Atlanta events for this week

Monday, April 9th

Open Mic Comedy

Star Bar
Doors 8:30 / Show 9:30
13 years of the best open mic comedy in the city.  Every damn week. Always free as fuck and has great local, national and super famous occasional drop in guests.

Andrew Young Presents: Memphis, Facing the Cross
Jimmy Carter Presidential Library
7pm through 9pm
This is a free screening of Ambassador Andrew Young’s first-person account of Martin Luther King’s final days and legacy in the moving, inspirational documentary. Ambassador Young will also be here to discuss the film.

Lisa See, The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane
Margaret Mitchell House
7pm through 9pm
In their remote mountain village, Li-yan and her family align their lives around the seasons and the farming of tea. For the Akha people, ensconced in ritual and routine, life goes on as it has for generations—until a stranger appears at the village gate in a jeep, the first automobile any of the villagers has ever seen.
$25 (Each ticket includes a paperback copy of The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane.)

Tuesday, April 10th

Date Night
Doors 8pm / Show 8:30pm
“Date Night showcases some of the best comics from ATL and around the country; which means it’s the perfect event for those who are in-love, looking-for-love, and wanting-to-be-made-love-to-by-hilarious-comedy. Also, it’s in the beautiful Brigantine Beer Parlor and Recreation Hall which is behind Argosy and adorned with a giant metal squid and is rockin a skiball machine!”  Cheap entry fee, eats and all i the EAV Village.
$5 per couple

Opening Day at Ponce City Farmers Market!
Ponce City Market
4pm through 8pm
Celebrate spring by visiting your favorite local farmers and vendors at the only farmers market on the Belt Line!  Buy vegetables and then walk home with them!
Join them for the start of another new season of locally and organically grown produce, artisan foods, and more! We’ll have live music, chef demos, good vibes, and fresh food!
FREE, unless you buy stuff and also parking

$4 Pint Night
Monday Night Brewing Company
4pm through 9pm
“Put the Tremendous back into your Tuesday at Monday Night! $4 pints…all night! No tour, no coupon, no ticket needed. Just a thirst for our fresh, delicious craft beer. We’re dog friendly too! Just off of I-75 and close to I-85 and downtown. Come by and see why Weekends Are Overrated.  “
FREE – You gotta buy the beer but no cover

Women Seeking Equal Pay – w4$
Red Bull – South Headquarters
8pm through 10pm
“Join Ladies Get Paid ATL and Lean In Atlanta for the kind of night where you laugh until you cry. Led by all-female improv group, Pretty Much Sisters, we’ll be exploring the serious topic of equal pay for all through comedy. Both lighthearted and heartfelt discussion on the topics of wage negotiation, gender discrimination, and office politics are on the agenda for the evening. If you’d like to get hands-on, there will be opportunities for role play and audience participation. (But not required, for all the introverts in the audience.)”
With performances from comedian Amber North, Pretty Much Sisters


Wednesday, April 11th

Judah Friedlander
Relapse Theatre
Doors 8pm Show 8pm
A longtime stand-up, you probably also know him as TV writer Frank on “30 Rock” and problematic songwriter Gordy on “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.” Fresh off his critically acclaimed Netflix stand-up special, America is the Greatest County in the United States, Friedlander is going out on tour and stopping by Atlanta for one night only (and if you’re near Athens, he’ll be at the 40 Watt this Tuesday).

3 Wine, 3 Cheese
Bellina Alimentari
6:30 pm through 7:30 pm
Experience Italy’s finest natural wines paired with artisanal cheeses. This expertly guided tasting will explore the many flavor combinations of wines paired alongside local cheeses. Enjoy a fun, interactive and delicious learning occasion.”  I used to think you had to go to Buckhead to be this fancy, but naw we doing this on Ponce now.

Thursday, April 12th

Seven Minutes in (Wild) Heaven
Wild Heaven Brewery
Doors 4pm Show 7pm
“Seven comics doing seven minute sets starting at 7PM– It’s Seven Minutes in [Wild] Heaven (…how clever are we?)! Open 4-11PM, beer available for purchase by the glass, all ages and dogs always welcome… although some of the comedy is more PG-13 than G. Just sayin… Join us!”  Great beer and comedy, but on a Thursday and in Decatur!

Dark Side of The Room Anniversary Show!
Dad’s Garage
7pm through 10pm
The Dark Side of the Room Show is celebrating it’s two year anniversary.
Special Guests: Theresa Davis, Okorie Johnson,Jayme Alilaw
Featured Guest Improvisers: Atkins Estimond,Jayme Alilaw,Maged Roushdi,Leslie Johnson,Freddy Boyd,Red Pill Players

Friday, April 13th

Studio Ghibli Series
Landmark’s Midtown Art Cinema
Friday, the 13th through Thursday, April 19th
A week of Japanese animation starting with “Spirited Away” and “Nausicca Of The Valley Of The Wind” with showings of Studio Ghibi collection through April 16th.  Landmark has that cold AC and you can wine and or beer it up. Bring glasses, subtitles
$ varies

Mermaids Are Real
321 Nelson St SW, Atlanta, GA 30313
7p – 10pm
Mermaids are Real // An Underwater Photography Experience
“Clothed only in the water that surrounds them, they play together beneath waves and foam. If seeing is believing, prepare to believe that mermaids are real.
Photographer Perry Julien invites you to explore the seldom seen world of the mermaids through his underwater photography.
Part of the Castleberry Hill Second Friday Art Stroll. Complimentary wine, sushi, cupcakes, and an evening of spectacle. Bring your sense of wonder.” Mermaids are the new vampires, so get on it.

Movie Night: The Love Witch
7pm through 10pm
“The Love Witch is a 2016 American horror comedy film written and directed by Anna Biller, about a modern-day witch who uses spells and magic to get men to fall in love with her with disastrous results. Shot in Los Angeles and Eureka, California, it premiered at the International Film Festival Rotterdam. In May 2016, it was acquired for distribution at the Cannes Marché du Film by Oscilloscope Laboratories. The Love Witch was shot on 35mm film, and printed from an original cut negative.The film has received positive reviews for its playful tribute to 1960s horror and Technicolor films, combined with its serious inquiry into contemporary gender roles. Each ATL CRAFT Movie night has a brief discussion of the film afterward.
Popcorn and drinks are provided but feel free to bring your own! Chair seating is limited, yoga mats are provided.“
The movie is played on a projector, so doors will be closed and locked by 7:30, so be ontime

The Other Show
Midtown Tavern
9:30 pm through 11:30 pm
Settling into their new home at Midtown Tavern, The Other Show returns.  A mash of glam, camp, vamp and tramp drag that packed out the Jungle Room for years.  Weekly starting the 13th.

Saturday April 14th

I Am Big Bird
Center for Puppetry Arts
7pm through 10pm
Directed by Dave LaMattina, Chad N. Walker
2014 / 90 Minutes / Documentary
Ages 18 & Up
This loving portrait peels away the layers of Big Bird and as the yellow feathers give way to grey hair, it is the man, not the puppet, who will steal your heart.”
$12.50 (Admission to Museum included in price) – so get there early

Plant Sale at Oxford Farmers Market
Oxford Farms
“Are you ready to plant your garden? Are you looking for organic transplants? Look no further! We will have lots of lettuce, kale, tomatoes, herbs and more! Located between the USPS and Oxford City Hall on Emory St. (hwy 81).”  It’s OTP but I hear this is a great and cheap place to buy organic plants and as long as you plant them in the city, it balances out.
FREE, unless you buy stuff.

Michael Rowland
Relapse Theatre
Doors 7:30 pm Show 8pm
A good comedy scene is all about helping locals grow. Supporting your local scene means giving opportunities to feature and headline. Michael Rowland is one of ATL’s greatest and Relapse is giving him the opportunity to headline. Hell yeah. Here’s to giving more the same.

Also, The Dogwood festival is this weekend, so avoid Midtown.

Ian Aber

Author: Ian Aber

Ian Aber is a writer and stand up comedian out of Atlanta Georgia, His comedic style mixes stand up and fast paced story telling, drawing the audience into his outsider view of the world. Smart. Engaging. Energetic and Sweaty are all words used to describe him. Ian is one of the producers of Date Night, every second Tuesday at Argosy, Teen Dream: A High School Themed Variety Show, Back Story : Comedic Storytelling and Conversation every Thursday at Relapse Theatre at 8pm and Surrogates : You Tell The Jokes & The Comedian Pulls The Strings monthly at Relapse Theatre.