The first weekend in 2012 and Atlanta people already have plans to dance their pants off! Don’t worry after you lose your pants on Sunday, I’ll let you know where to caftan up on Monday. We got ya covered!
FRIDAY, JANUARY 6th
Mon Cherie Presents Murder on the Orient Express at the Shelter
Start your Chinese New Year off right with Mon Cherie’s “Bon Voyage – World Destination Tour Parties” in the orient. After a white hot “Va-Va Voom Winter Wonderland Burlesque Show” in December, Cherie’s grand voyage heads on over to the orient for “Murder on the Orient Express.” Players in the sexy murder mystery game include, Chad Sanborn as Detective Axe, Stormy Knight, Katarina Laveaux, Fonda Lingue, Mina, Marilynn Chen, Frankie Sin, and Tora Torrid. The night plans to offer up entertainment in the form of erotic Asian shows and a murder mystery scavenger hunt. A crew of conductors will host the event and attendees are encouraged to doll up in Asian inspired outfits, Japanese geisha wear, or vintage detective style. In between performances DJ 313 and Rev Andy will spin industrial dance and dub step tunes to get your heart pounding and body groovin’. So, grab your passports and get ready to take a trip on the Orient Express. There will be raffle tickets and vendor goods for sale. Sponsored vendor items will be raffled off at the end of the night. Doors open at 9 p.m., show starts at 10 p.m. The Shelter offers free parking. 21 and up only. $5 cover charge.
(Future Mon Cherie “First Fridays” events will rotate between “Bon Voyage – World Tour Destination Parties” and “Va-Va Voom – Titillating, Tantalizing Burlesque Show” at the Shelter.)
2101 Tula Street
Atlanta, GA 30309
Electrohurtz 3rd Annual New Year’s Redeux at The Jungle Club
If you missed ringing in the New Year properly or want to do it again – hit the Jungle Club up on Friday night. Drink, dance, and be merry with VJ/DJ Anthony and DJ Jennocide spinning ‘80’s, retro, electro, IDM, house, and any dark danceable beat from the ‘80’s until now! There will be a free champagne toast at midnight. So, “Spank in the New Year Right” with an erotic city surprise just after midnight and sexy fetish girl stage shows at 1 a.m. The party starts at 10 p.m. and goes until 3 a.m. 18+ to enter; 21 to drink. The Jungle Club has free parking. $5 cover before midnight if you are wearing white. $7 in non-white attire or after midnight. No backpacks or outside alcohol allowed. $5 re-entry fee.
Jungle Club Atlanta
2115 Faulkner Road
Atlanta, GA 30324
SATURDAY, JANUARY 7th
New Computer with Entertainment and B-R-A-N-E-S at 529
People’s sunny 2012 outlooks got you feeling dark and downright gothy? Then head on over to East Atlanta on Saturday night to get your dark electro party fix on at 529 with Entertainment, B-R-A-N-E-S, and New Computer. Don’t miss this show if you love haunting goth vocals with synth kicks and electro notes. $7 cover gets you in to see three bands in the ultra hipster EAV neighborhood, so go show those hipster kids what hip was before it was ironic. 21+ only.
529 Flat Shoals Avenue
East Atlanta, GA 30316
SUNDAY, JANUARY 8th
The No Pants Subway Ride Atlanta 2012
Yes, this does exist! The No Pants Subway Ride is a global event started by Improv Everywhere in 2002 in New York. Last year more than 3,500 people from 48 cities participated in the 10th annual No Pants Subway Ride. Atlanta’s No Pants Subway Ride is an event staged by Gobi Lumberjacks annually in January. (This is the fourth year that people in Atlanta have participated in this event.) So, if you are brave and want to ditch those britches, meet the other crazy people willing to lose their pants in the name of comedy at the white arch near Underground Atlanta on Sunday at 3 p.m. (This is across Peachtree Street from MARTA’s Five Points station.) Remember to arrive at the meeting place with pants on and bring a bag to store them in for later. The Gobi Lumberjacks will let participants know when to drop their drawers. There are only two rules: (1) You have to be willing to ride pants less on a train and (2) you can come up with a “character” reason for doing so. Please remember to bring cash or credit/debit card for the ride. MARTA rules must be obeyed during your train ride (I’m pretty sure that pantsless and in jail is NOT the way you want to spend your Sunday afternoon).
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Five Points MARTA Station
30 Alabama Street SW
Atlanta, GA 30303
MONDAY, JANUARY 9th
Night of 1,000 Mrs. Ropers at Sister Louisa’s Church of the Living Room and Ping Pong Emporium
The weekend may be over, but the party continues! So put those pants back on and cover up with a caftan (or muumuu) and get ready to show the world your best Mrs. Roper at Sister Louisa’s Church of the Living Room and Ping Pong Emporium. Sister Louisa’s slogan is “Church (it’s a bar!).” Get it? Wink, wink, nudge, nudge. If for some reason you don’t know who Mrs. Roper was, well then let me explain (and hopefully hilarity ensues in your mind about the possibilities of bringing a caftan back in style). Mrs. Roper was the warm hearted landlady from Three’s Company (a late ‘70’s to early ‘80’s tv show) who loved to laugh and try to bed her stick in the mud husband Stanley. (He often left her frustrated.) She was known for wearing kooky caftans, bold bright colored jewelry, and her bright red curly hair. The only requirement to attend this Roper loving event is that YOU MUST WEAR A CAFTAN. This is a non-negotiable requirement of the newly formed Mrs. Roper Social Club. Feel free to wear wigs, hats, big jewelry, and whatever footwear you like, but YOU MUST HAVE A CAFTAN ON. (The main Mrs. Roper says that you might be able to find a caftan at Ross, Goodwill, or an Auntie.) She also dictates that if not in caftan, you can dress as stick in the mud Stanley or the more fun Mr. Furley (polyester shirt paired with a neckerchief). Mrs. Roper’s mission is to make this a true social club where Mrs. Roper outings happen every 4 to 6 weeks. These events or outings may include bowling, karaoke, getting pedicures, playing putt putt, picnics, going to the gun range, and many other possibilities – ALL IN CAFTANS! With this newly formed social club, Mrs. Roper #1 is requesting, but not requiring, a $2-5 donation for a “Roper Room Fun Fund” so that participants can receive a “Member in Good Standing of the International Order of Mrs. Ropers” ready-to-frame certificate, a button to wear, and a fund to help defray the expenses for Members Only events which may include HIRING A MARIACHI BAND to follow shopping Ropers romping around the Virginia Highlands neighborhood or bar hopping in East Atlanta (tentatively set for maybe spring or summer). A donation is not required to participate in this event, but if you would like to donate, Pay Pal “Roper Room Fun Fund” at [email protected] (P.S. Remember to take care of your caftan sleeves when playing ping pong or risk getting pinged by one of Sister Louisa’s pong balls!) The night starts at 8:30 p.m. and goes until the last Mrs. Roper leaves the building.
Night of 1,000 Mrs. Ropers
Sister Louisa’s Church of the Living Room and Ping Pong Emporium
466 Edgewood Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30312