Santa’s Got A Lot of Walking, Stumbling, and Ho, Ho, Ho’ing To Do This Weekend!

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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16th

Blair Crimmins and the Hookers Open for Chatham County Line at the Variety Playhouse
A local Atlanta favorite, Blair Crimmins and The Hookers, is opening for bluegrass band Chatham County Line on Friday night at the Variety Playhouse. Blair Crimmins and The Hookers play lively ragtime, Dixieland, and hot jazz infused with blues vocals that you just can’t help but dance (or tap your toe in time) to! This is an all-ages show. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and Blair Crimmins and the Hookers open at 8 p.m. Special dancing guest appearance by Davina and the Harlots. Tickets are $18.
Blair Crimmins & The Hookers

The Variety Playhouse
http://www.variety-playhouse.com
1099 Euclid Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 524-7354

Ho Ho Ho Down with The Dreaded Marco, Six Shot Revival, and SS Vendetta

If you want to hear Southern, gritty, nasty, and dirty rock ‘n’ roll this Friday night, head out to The Local Music Hall at Sidelines Marietta and catch a three band line up of The Dreaded Marco and Six Shot Revival with progressive ska punk band SS Vendetta. Under new ownership, this venue has undergone a huge renovation with a new kitchen, new roof, new parking lot, and new attitude! This is an all ages show. Doors open at 8 p.m. $10 cover charge at the door.

The Dreaded Marco

Six Shot Revival

SS Vendetta

The Local at Sidelines Marietta
http://thelocalatsidelines.com/
1440 Roswell Road
Marietta, GA 30065
(404) 579-1919

 

Fallen Arrows Presents: Vince Guaraldis’ A Charlie Brown Christmas at The Earl
Performance on both Friday & Saturday nights!
Quickly becoming a new Christmas tradition, T.T. Mahoney and Jeffrey Butzer and the Bicycle Eaters will be performing the musical soundtrack by Vince Guaraldis from the classic cartoon, “A Charlie Brown Christmas” at the Earl on Friday and Saturday nights accompanied by the cartoon playing on screen behind the musicians. There’s no better treat than to experience live musicians performing music to a beloved Christmas cartoon. This is the fourth year that they have presented their holiday love letter to Atlanta, speaking to the quiet longing and beautiful desperation that people feel at this time of year. Chad Shivers and Friends will open with another sixties gem: The Ventures Christmas album. Holiday baked goods, projections, and a homely bare Christmas tree will warm the Earl and your hearts for two nights of jazzy revelry. This year Butzer and Mahoney are joined by Robby Handley on bass. Perennially sold out, get your tickets early – $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Per the performers request, the venue will be non-smoking both nights. The show starts at 9 p.m.

The Earl
http://badearl.com/
East Atlanta Restaurant & Lounge
488 Flat Shoals Avenue
East Atlanta, GA 30316
info@badearl.com

Zombie Santa Walk
For those of you who miss the bloody mess that was Halloween, come out and add a little horror back to your holidays. The Zombie Santa Walk will start at Diesel Filling Station in the Virginia Highlands neighborhood of Atlanta. Come dressed as a Zombie Santa, elf, reindeer, or any other of Santa’s undead minions. Show up early to have someone help you with your zombie makeup, so you can put your best gorey foot forward! Speaking of foot, DJ Shoe will be provding the tunes for the evening. Diesel Filling Station will be collecting can goods for the Atlanta Community Food Bank during the event, so show up with 10 or more cans and get a free shot! There will be $3 shots and $5 drinks specials for everyone in costume. The Zombie Santa Walk starts at 8 p.m. and ends around midnight.

Diesel Filling Station
http://dieselatlanta.com
870 North Highland Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30306
(404) 815-1820

Shriek Theatre Movie Night presents Rare Exports
Shriek Theater presents the movie Rare Exports at the dooGallery. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the movie starts at 10 p.m. $10 donation at the door for beverages and snacks. According to the Internet Movie Database (IMDb), Rare Exports is a 2010 movie about the events that take place on Christmas Eve in Finland during an archaeological dig and the aftermath of that dig. The best guarded Christmas secret is buried deep under the Korvatunturi mountains and is about to be dug up. So don’t cry and definitely don’t pout because this Christmas everyone will believe in Santa Claus! The dooGallery is the proprietor’s live-in home studio in the Reynoldstown neighborhood in an eclectic art warehouse community. (The gallery is only open when an event is taking place.)

Shriek Theater Movie Night

dooGallery
www.doogallery.com
205 Holtzclaw Street SE
Atlanta, GA 30316
(404) 913-6641
doogallery@yahoo.com

Flat Tires in Atlanta with Burns Like Fire; Junior, Dolan & Cash; and Expect Resistance at the Highlander
More bang for your punk rock dollars than you asked for – on Friday night, you can rock out and see four punk rock bands for a minimal donation of $10 which also get you a free Flat Tires CD!

Flat Tires
Burns Like Fire
Junior, Dolan and Cash
Expect Resistance

The Highlander
www.thehighlanderatlanta.com
931 Monroe Drive NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
(404) 872-0060

Atlanta Mess-Around Presents Peach Kelli Pop, Predator, and Black Lodge at 97 Estoria
Warm up on Friday night with Peach Kelli Pop, Predator, and Black Lodge at 97 Estoria. Peach Kelli Pop plays very flirty girlish, beach blanket bingo style surf music. Predator will hit it harder and bring a thrashing, angry punk rock vibe to the joint. Black Lodge will bring back the gloom with ominous synth lines and deadpan vocals with deep minimalistic bass.

97 Estoria
www.97estoria.com
727 Wylie Street
Atlanta, GA 30316
(404) 522-0966

Cyberaver – White Out Christmas
The last Cyberaver of 2011 is your best bet for a cheap night of dancing. Just $5 at the door or $2 if you are wearing Christmas themed clothing – all white, red & white, silver & white, or green & white costumes or clothing accepted. The DJ lineup is extensive with Noise Ordinace, Ninjaflash, Section 8, Mandy Thomas, Jennocyde, Sid Reflux, Pinky Pink, Trick & Treat, and KC Osborn spinning a variety of styles of dance music, including breaks, trance, electro, house, dubstep, drum & bass, and hardstyle. The CyberDoll GoGo Dancers will be there looking pretty and trying to show you up on the dance floor. There will be three full bars and free parking. 18 and up welcome; 21 to drink. Doors open at 10 p.m. and the party goes until 4 a.m.

Jungle Club Atlanta
www.jungleclubatlanta.com
2115 Faulkner Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
(404) 844-8800

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17th

The Discovery Channel is Taping Hot Rod Walt and the Psycho DeVilles at Dixie Tavern for Café Racer
EXTRA! EXTRA!! Read all about it – Atlanta’s most popular rockabilly band, Hot Rod Walt and the Psycho DeVilles, are being filmed at the Dixie Tavern in Marietta on Saturday night for the first episode of next seasons’ Café Racer on the Discovery Channel. They will be filming and featuring Hot Rod Walt and the Psycho DeVille’s new song “Ton-up” off their upcoming album, Rockabilly Rodeo. They need a big crowd out there for support and you may even get lucky enough to be featured on TV! Who wouldn’t want to be featured on a TV show about fast stripped-down bikes? 21 and up only. There’s a $3 cover charge. The band starts at 10:30 p.m. and the venue stays open until 3 a.m. So come out, get your rockabilly on, and maybe go down in infamy as you get your pretty mug on TV for Café Racer!

Café Racer on the Discovery Channel
www.caferacertv.com

Psycho Devilles
http://www.psychodevilles.com

Dixie Tavern
www.dixietavern.com
2319 Windy Hill Road SE
Marietta, GA 30067
(770) 690-0090

Holiday Cheer Food &Wine Experience
The first annual Holiday Cheer Food & Wine Experience will be held at Dal Cuore Market & Restaurant in Johns Creek from noon until 3:30 p.m. on Saturday. The event will feature up to 90 wines for guests to try paired with your favorite holiday foods such as ham, beef tenderloin, turkey, brisket, barbeque, hearty stews, pasta, cornbread stuffing, sweet potato casserole, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, pecan pie, and chocolate mousse. Sample food and wine pairings all the while raising money for charity! 21 and up only. $20/person and everyone has a chance to win prizes during the event. Prizes include cases of wine, free Wine Gorilla wine club membership, dinner at Dal Cuore, dinner at Mia Ristorante Italiano, weekend getaways to Chateau Elan in Braselton, The Inn at Half-Mile Farm in Highlands, N.C., and Barnsley Gardens Resort in Adairsville. Best of all – any wine you taste will be offered at a special discount and may be ordered the day of the event with pick up available the following week.

Dal Cuore
http://www.dalcuorerestaurant.com
2100 Ray Moss Connector
Johns Creek, GA 30022
(678) 867-0854

Twisted Toyland™- 2011
Looking for a different type of gift for your lover this holiday season? Then come on out to Atlanta’s premier fetish shopping experience, Twisted Toyland™, which is celebrating its 10 year anniversary this year. There will be merchants and talented artists selling everything from cuffs to corsets, bedroom bondage toys to slap and tickle delights. A Sadistic Santa will be on hand to listen to bad girls and boys, so tell him what you really want for the holiday! There will be a photographer there to take pictures of you with or without Santa and his elves. Another Twisted Toyland™ tradition is Café Kink – where you can choose from a wide variety of homemade hot chili or delectable sweets to appease your appetite. Throughout the day, you will have the opportunity to get your boots blackened or your shoes shined so you’ll be looking sharp for those holiday parties. There will be demos of rope rigging, sensual flogging, classic caning, whip cracking, and so much more! There will also be raffles held all day long. All proceeds from admission and Café Kink will be donated to Atlanta Community Food Bank. $5 entry fee. This event will be held at the Jungle Club.

Twisted Toyland™
http://www.twistedtoyland.org/

Jungle Club Atlanta
www.jungleclubatlanta.com/
2115 Faulkner Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
(404) 844-8800

7th Annual Atlanta Dirty Southern Burners SantaCon 2011 – Toys for Tots
The 7th Annual Atlanta Dirty Southern Burners SantaCon 2011 – Toys for Tots takes place starting at 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Vortex Bar & Grill in the Little Five Points neighborhood of Atlanta. Hundreds of Santas will descend upon Little Five Points to sing carols, give out small gifts, drink and be merry, and donate new unwrapped presents to Toys for Tots. There will be a Toys for Tots drop off on the SantaCon route this year. Santas like to pub crawl, but there are rules to having the biggest Santa blast ever, so check the website out and join in the SantaCon-age – Spread Your Red! The event goes all night, winding down at about 3 a.m. This is a free event (except for whatever cash you want to spend on food or drinks at local bars and restaurants).

SantaCon
http://santacon.info/Atlanta-GA/

The Vortex Bar & Grill
http://www.thevortexbarandgrill.com/
438 Moreland Avenue
Atlanta, GA
(404) 688-1828

Highlands Santa Stumble
Ho, Ho, Ho – if you don’t want to join SantaCon, maybe you’ll take a Santa Stumble through Virginia Highlands neighborhood of Atlanta. There will be six participating bars in the Highlands ready to accommodate your Santa food and beverage needs. Dress in Santa or holiday themed costume and register and pay $20 at Diesel Filling Station from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. to enjoy six complimentary holiday drinks – one drink or shot at each bar. They will be collected new unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots as well. Participating bars with food and drink offerings include: Diesel – $3.50 Bud Light; $3.50 Bud Light at all bars; Neighbor’s Pub- 20% off all appetizers & small bites, $5.25 – Skinny Cocktail Menu: Jack Daniels, El Jimador Margarita, Bacardi Oakheart spiced rum, and all Absolut flavors; Hand in Hand – $5 well, $4 Fireballs; Limerick Junction – Mistletoe Mint Shots and $5 Bacardi; Dark Horse Tavern – $5.25 Barcardi Oakheart and 20% off Tapas; and Atkins Park is still to be determined. Ticket includes admission, hosted holiday drink at each bar, great food and drink specials, and a raffle at the stumble after party. The Highlands Santa Stumble goes until about 2 a.m.

Diesel Filling Station
http://dieselatlanta.com/
870 North Highland Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30306
(404) 815-1820

5th Annual Tits for Toys Burlesque Show
Sugar plums will dance out of your mind and onto the stage at the Syrens of the South Production of Tits for Toys Burlesque Show. Entry into the show is half off if you bring in a new unwrapped toy worth at least $5 for the Toys for Tots toy drive. Opening up the event, there will be a Tease U Student Showcase. These ladies are students in a local burlesque studio and have been working hard for their very first performance. After the newbies cherries are popped, stay for the main acts – Fonda Lingue, Jacqueline Trade, Katherine Lashe, Kittie Katrina, Lah Lah Luscious, Lola LeSoleil, Miss Pearl E. White, Rosie Palms, Ruby Redmayne, Talloolah Love, and from Knoxville, Tenn. – Salome Cabaret’s Kisa von Teasa, and from North Carolina – Seila d’Katzmeow! The grand finale will be performed by burlesque legend, Gabriella Maze, who is coming out of retirement for her first performance in nearly 30 years. Admission for the Tits for Toys for Tots Show is $20 or $10 with a new unwrapped toy. The show starts at 7 p.m. and goes until 11:30 p.m.

Syrens of the South
http://www.syrensofthesouth.com
The Five Spot
http://www.fivespot-atl.com
1123 Euclid Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 223-1100

Rocking Around the Christmas Tree
Looking for a different kind of Christmas party? Then check out the Nine Inch Neils (Neil Diamond tribute band) and The Jagged Stones (Rolling Stones tribute band) as they ring in the holiday season at the Rocking Around the Christmas Tree bash this Saturday at House of Rock in Atlanta. Your ticket includes a Chick-fil-A sandwich, sodas, and access to a dessert bar. For those who are 21 and older, you can enjoy up to two complimentary glasses of beer or wine. The entry fee is a $7 suggested donation plus one can of food (can food benefits the Lutheran Community Food Ministry). Methane Studios, creators of limited-edition concert posters will have some of their work up for silent auction. This is an all ages show that starts at 7 p.m.

Nine Inch Neils
www.facebook.com/NineInchNeils

House of Rock (in the basement at the Redeemer Lutheran church)
www.houseoftherock.org
731 Peachtree St. Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30308
(404) 874-8664

Davina & The Harlots Christmas Cabaret!
Davina and the Harlots presents “The Desperate Housewives of the North Pole” as they tell the story of poor Mrs. Claus at the newly renovated Inn Ballroom Lounge. They will even be debuting two new Harlots! DJ Doctor Q will be spinning the night’s musical delights to keep your toes tapping and body rockin’. There will be special guest appearances by Blair Crimmins, Jessica “Sugar” Cayne Urick, Aqualencia Litre, Ninja Puppet Theater, and St. Mikel the Mediocre Santa! This show promises you a good time full of music, comedy, prizes, pictures with Santa, and girls that shimmy in their skivvies. 21 and up only. $15 cover charge, but $12 if you bring a winter coat to donate to the less fortunate. Non-smoking venue. $5 will get you a naughty picture on Santa’s lap. Show starts at 8 p.m. and runs until about 11 p.m.

Davina & The Harlots
http://www.facebook.com/Davina.and.The.Harlots

The Highland Inn Ballroom
http://www.thehighlandinn.com/highlandballroom/
644 N. Highland Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30306
(404) 874-5756 ext. 450