Okay, so St. Patrick’s Day weekend is upon us and I know that not everyone wants to drink and drown his or her shamrocks in tall glasses of Guinness or Jameson. What’s a bah humbug, non-Irish soul to do this weekend besides try to avoid the Friday night traffic that President Obama and his aides will be bringing into our dear city? Rock out, of course!
FRIDAY, MARCH 16th
Colin Hay at the Variety Playhouse
Colin Hay is probably best known as the lead singer for Men at Work, the platinum selling Australian band that topped worldwide charts in the ‘80’s. You may remember their classic anthems, such as “Down Under,” “Who Can It Be Now?” and “Overkill.” Following the bands success, Hay moved to Los Angeles in 1989 and has since made 11 solo albums. His resurgence back into mainstream popularity has the popular show Scrubs and the movie Garden State to thank for inclusion on both soundtracks and a guest spot on Scrubs. He is currently on tour for his 2011 album, Gathering Mercury. Colin Hay was one of my all time favorite shows in 2011 and I really look forward to hearing his antecdotes, singer-songwriter style, and amazing voice again this year! If you get a chance, I’d highly recommend that you not miss this show!
1099 Euclid Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30307
El Caminos CD Release Party for Get to the Top at The Star Bar
Head on out to The Star Bar on Friday night if you need a great night of rock ‘n’ roll. Little 5 Points Rock Star Orchestra and The F’n Heartbreaks will open up for The El Caminos CD release party. All bands have a punk rock sound, except The F’n Heartbreaks, which offer up a ‘60’s style harmonizing girl trio with synchronized dance moves backed by several talented musicians. The El Caminos are reminiscent of the good ol’ punk rock days when The Ramones held the top spot in everyone’s hearts. After The El Caminos play, Jade Lemons & The Crimson Lust will headline and close the show. CDs, stickers, t-shirts and other merch items will be available for sale. Doors open at 8 p.m. The first band will go on at 9:30 p.m. $8 cover charge at the door.
437 Moreland Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30307
Cineprov! Presents Leprechaun In The Hood
Movie night mockery for St. Patrick’s Day weekend will begin on Friday night with Cineprov! ripping into Leprechaun In The Hood. The movie will be screened at The Relapse Theatre. Bar opens at 7 p.m. and show starts at 8 p.m. Popcorn is also for sale. Tickets are $10; students and military (with ID) are $5.
380 14th Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
ALL WEEEKEND: FRIDAY, MARCH 16 – SUNDAY, MARCH 18th
MomoCon is a convention showcasing panels, contests, workshops, fans, and industry professionals from Japanese animation, video games, analog games, costuming, comic books, American animation, and pop-culture. MomoCon is a great family event, appropriate for all ages, with three full days of events and features, along with thousands of fans!
Friday, March 16th: 5 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Saturday, March 17th: 10 a.m. – 2 a.m.
Sunday, March 18th: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
265 Peachtree Center Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30303
SATURDAY , MARCH 17th
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Have a safe and wonderful day – may the luck of the Irish be with you!!
St. Patty’s Day Parties!
SUNDAY, MARCH 18th
The Walking Dead Season 2 Finale Viewing Party at Diesel Filling Station
The season two finale of The Walking Dead will happen this Sunday, March 18th at 9 p.m. on AMC. Because the season two finale is approaching at rapid pace, much faster than your average walker, Diesel Filling Station is enforcing a mandatory quarantine of all the living during its viewing party for the season two finale of The Walking Dead. Lock down is from 7 p.m. until midnight at Diesel Filling Station in the Virginia Highlands neighborhood of Atlanta. The Society of Zombie Assassins along with a special guest – a key The Walking Dead cast member – will be securing the building from zombie attacks. This event takes the quarantine one step further and in an effort to reserve generator power, only the ATM and televisions will be operational. Rations or meals will be prepared outside on the grill and all purchases must be paid in cash. The limited food menu will include burgers, hot dogs, snowballs, and chips – anything that the Diesel crew was able to scavenge around town while avoiding the hungry zombie hordes. Unlike perishable food, the Diesel crew knows that beer is important to the survival of mankind. With this in mind, the full beer menu will be available, along with copious amounts of Jagermeister and Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey. Survivors are asked to bring in canned food items to help stockpile the compound for the Atlanta Community Food Bank. In exchange, Diesel will provide one raffle ticket per canned item of food donated. Raffle items include zombie survival items as well as rare The Walking Dead memorabilia.
Diesel Filling Station
870 North Highland Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30306