. . . of Tease, Tattoos, Terror and Theater!
You may still be reeling from an awesome Labor Day weekend, but it’s time to start planning for the post Labor Day weekend fun! Here’s a list of where to be and be seen this weekend.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8
Ink 4 Pink Presents “Vaudeville Villains” at The Basement
Start your weekend early on Thursday night with Ink 4 Pink presents “Vaudeville Villains” at The Basement in East Atlanta. Ink 4 Pink is an Atlanta-based breast cancer advocacy group that works within the tattoo and art community to raise money and awareness for breast cancer research, treatment, prevention and a cure – all while showcasing great talented, philanthropic artists and musicians! “Vaudeville Villains” will feature burlesque performers, musicians, devilish art, and a custom circus-style sideshow! Burlesque performances by Kittie Katrina, D’Lilah D’Lite, and Sweet Christina. Music from The Goddamn Gallows, Hell Fire Revival, Jayke Orvis & The Broken Band, and James Hunnicutt. Custom sideshow by Ringmaster Captain Stab-Tuggo and Maybelle the Southern Belle from Hell. The Sugar Dolls will also be on hand with drunken cupcakes if you need to take care of your sweet tooth. Nearly 30 artists will be selling custom art for this breast cancer benefit and there will be a lot of raffle prize gift certificates from several of Atlanta’s favorite local tattoo parlors, hair salons, restaurants and more!
Doors open at 9pm. There is a $10 cover charge (21+ only). All proceeds from the $10 door cover, art, and raffle sales goes to Ink 4 Pink.
1245 Glenwood Ave SE
Atlanta, GA (East Atlanta Village)
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9
Blast Off Burlesque’s “World Tour” at 7 Stages
Kick your weekend off on Friday with Blast Off Burlesque’s “World Tour” which launches at 7 Stages in Little Five Points. This “World Tour” promises to explore destinations, fantasy trips, modes of transportation, sightseeing, roadside attractions, and more. So, you know, it’ll be like your second long vacation weekend wrapped up in a tour of burlesque babes and their special guests, including Chien Hong from Lion Dance Troupe, Chico from Dames Aflame, and the return of Mr. Bigfoot 2.0. They’re already packed, so what are you waiting for? They also have two Saturday shows in case you need another time.
Friday, September 9 at 9 PM (doors at 8 PM)
Saturday, September 10 at 7:30 PM (doors at 6:30 PM) and second show at 10:30 PM (doors at 9:45 PM)
Coach (General Admission): $18 advance, $20 at door
Business Class (front row seating behind First Class): $25 advance only
First Class (VIP tables up front): $100 advance only
7 Stages Theatre
1055 Euclid Ave
Atlanta, GA (Little Five Points)
World Premiere of “Dear God No!” Movie at The Plaza Theater
If you are not looking for glitz and glamour, but guts and gore, then go see the World Premiere of “Dear God No!” at the Plaza Theater on Saturday night. Full of bikers, beards, boobs, and blood, this is NOT a movie premiere for “sissies, minors, and those with heart conditions.” The film focuses on “The Impalers,” an outlaw biker gang, who’s tri-state murder and rape rampage ends in a gang war with rival biker gang, “Satan’s Own.” The surviving Impalers from that bloody massacre, end up seeking refuge in a cabin deep in the North Georgia mountains. They picked the wrong house and a living nightmare of depravity and violence ensues, but a captive innocent young girl may hold the key to the twisted nightmares and secrets locked in the basement and the flesh-eating killing machine out in the forest. This film has not yet been rated. Local talent was used in the making of this movie. The movie costs $10 and starts at 9:30 p.m. 100 uncensored posters will be given away. After the movie, take your ticket stub to The Little Vinyl Lounge (under The Star Bar) for the cast after-party. There will be drink specials there and DJ Dusty Booze from 11:15 p.m.-2:30 a.m.
The Plaza Theatre
1049 Ponce De Leon Ave
Kingsized Trio at Ray’s on the River
For those of you looking for a nice date night with dinner, a romantic view of the Chattahoochee river, and a serenade, then go to Ray’s on the River and see the Kingsized Trio perform. Lead singer “Big Mike” will croon the classics with the help of Rich Rowlinson on piano and Father Tim Delaney on upright bass. The entertainment goes from 8 p.m. until 11:30 p.m. so it would be perfect for a night ending with dessert or cocktails. This fine dining establishment serves fresh seafood, prime steaks, and organic chicken. Business casual dress code is required. No cover charge for the restaurant. Valet and self-parking available.
Ray’s on the River
6700 Powers Ferry Rd
Sandy Springs, GA
High Museum’s “Atlanta’s High Connection: Art Partners & Young Patrons Kick Off Event” event at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center
Looking for an inexpensive night to network with other art lovers? Then go to the High Museum’s “Atlanta’s High Connection: Art Partners & Young Patrons Kick Off Event” event at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center. This is an annual High Connection event membership drive for Art Partners (AP) and Young Patrons (YP, ages 20-39). At this time, current members are allowed to bring friends to enjoy a free evening of networking, contemporary art, and music. It’s also a great way to get introduced to Atlanta’s art community, become involved, and show support for Atlanta’s High Museum of Art. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres will be provided by Genki Noodles & Sushi and The Little Cake Bakery will be sharing mini-cupcakes. Wine and beer will be available for purchase. Any current AP or YP member who brings a non-member will receive a complimentary glass of wine or soft drink. Special gifts and discounted memberships will be offered to potential new members. Entertainment and door prizes will be offered to the AP or YP who brings the most new members. Art Partners membership is an enhancement/additional fee added on to a current High Museum of Art membership. AP membership benefits include, private home and studio tours, onsite museum events and educational programs, book club, High Museum volunteer opportunities, fundraising events, and more. (AP membership is High Museum of Art membership amount plus AP Individual is $40, Dual is $70.) Young Patrons membership is an extension of the High Museum membership (which is included at the YP price). YP membership benefits include full museum membership for two adults, four one-time complimentary guest passes, monthly socials, discounted entry into signature events, access to all Art Partners programming, invitation to special previews, volunteer opportunities, and reciprocal membership at participating art museums. (YP membership is $150.)
The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center
535 Means St NW
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10
Mon Cherie’s Rockabilly Lounge “Flying Saucers Rock N’ Roll & Burlesque Show” at The Masquerade
Get ready for an out of this world rockabilly experience with Mon Cherie’s Rockabilly Lounge “Flying Saucers Rock N’ Roll & Burlesque Show” at The Masquerade this Saturday night. One of Atlanta’s most beloved rockabilly bands, The Psycho DeVilles, will get you off your saucers to shake your atomic dance things! Also, throughout the night Garage 71 Deejay Reverend Andy will spin psychobilly freakout to keep your body movin’. Mon Cherie’s Pin-Up Beauties will even welcome you with free jello shots! Outer space titillating teases will be performed by Evil Sarah, The Chameleon Queen, Stormy Knight, Fonda Lingue, and Scarlett Page. There will be in-club stores, sponsors and even a rawkin’ raffle where you could win prizes including a Lux deVille hand bag, gift certificates for local services – tattoos and hair styling, hand crafted jewelry, hats and fleurs, massage candles, and more. All the kool kats and kittens will be there!
Doors open at 9pm. There is a $10 cover charge (18+ allowed, 21+ to drink).
695 North Avenue NE
Atlanta Underground Market
Wait, foodie! Were you about to forget dinner before going to Mon Cherie’s Rockabilly Lounge? Well, I have a special secret for you! On Saturday, The Atlanta Underground Market will feature 30-40 local food artisans in a food market. It’s going to be kind of like those “Taste of…” events. Drooling yet? The catch is that you have to sign up for a membership. It’s a food club where you acknowledge that the food has not been inspected by a health department and will hold no one liable for any harm. Membership is free and NECESSARY to get into the event. This is a private invite-only event (after you sign up) and costs $3 to attend. The location of the Atlanta Underground Market will be emailed to you the night before the event.
The 16th Annual Reynoldstown Wheelbarrow Festival at Lang-Carson Park
On Saturday, the community of Reynoldstown is hosting The 16th Annual Reynoldstown Wheelbarrow Festival from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. There will be food, art, bands, beer, and fun – all to benefit the revitalization and public safety of the residents and community! There will be a Wheelbarrow Race 5K to benefit the Reynoldstown Civic Improvement League (a non-profit organization responsible for neighborhood revitalization), AM 1690-sponsored Artist Market, a Health Fair (FREE health screening and education), and Wheelbarrow Jr. (family fun with the kids). Music includes Wade in the Rhythm, Ruination, 3052 Dub Collective, Shark Week, 4th Ward Afro Klezmer Orchestra, Sol Junky, Little Tybee, The Dante Harmon Band, Beverly “Guitar” Watkins and the Shadows, Atlanta Funk Society, Noot D’ Noot, and Colonel Bruce Hampton featuring Grant Green Jr. Even though the event is named “Wheelbarrow Festival,” there will be no wheelbarrow races (or anything to really do with wheelbarrows at all) at this event.
Reynoldstown, Atlanta, GA – Lang Carson Park
100 Flat Shoals Ave
ONGOING THEATER EVENTS
“Into The Woods” at the Alliance Theatre
Have you encountered one of those weird eyeballs with the cell phone QR scannable barcode on it while walking around town? Creepy, huh? Well, it’s for the Alliance Theatre’s production of the Tony Award-Winning Musical, “Into The Woods.” This musical is based on a book written by James Lapine and set to music with lyrics by Broadway legend Stephen Sondheim. “Into The Woods” is filled with romance and magic as it explores a world of adult implications in fairytales. Magic beans create ladders, Prince Charming is one glass slipper away, and wishes still come true – but be careful what you wish for! “Into The Woods” combines the plot of fairytales with the unexpected consequences of dreams that come true. The production is a special project of the Alliance Theatre’s education engagement program utilizing non-professional high school musicians from Atlanta high schools and features a unique collaboration with the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra and the Atlanta Federation of Musicians. The run time is approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes with one 15-minute intermission. Recommended for ages 10 and up. Performances are held Tuesday through Sunday nights with matinees on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets start at $25 per person. This production runs until October 2.
1280 Peachtree St NE
“Spring Awakening” by Actors Express at The King Plow Arts Center
Need some sex, theater, and rock’n’roll in your life? Then head on over to see “Spring Awakening” by the Actors Express at the King Plow Arts Center. This musical explores the raw emotions of teenage friends trying to explore sex in all its varieties. “Spring Awakening” was the 2007 Tony Award-Winner for Best Musical. The music for this play is by Duncan Sheik (remember that really popular late-90’s radio song “Barely Breathing”? That’s him!). The book and lyrics were done by Steven Sater.
Performances are held nightly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday (no performances of this musical on Mondays and Tuesdays). Tickets start at $26 per person. This production runs until October 1.
King Plow Arts Center
887 West Marietta St