Parents, leave your kids at home because this weekend is full of r-rated entertainment from ghouls to girls to gritty prohibition era ragtime to bump ‘n’ grinding it on the dance floor – you are sure to find something naughty and scandalous to get into this weekend.
THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2012
Mon Cherie Presents Mad Lib-Ations at the Corner Tavern in Little Five Points
On Thursday night, you can get prizes for keeping your mind in the gutter with Mon Cherie Presents “Mad Lib-Ations,” where you will be able to play an adult form of Mad Libs with other tavern goers. The game happens at Corner Tavern in the Little Five Points neighborhood of Atlanta. There will be nine rounds of game play with three prizes per round. The last round will start at 11:30 p.m. DJ Rev Andy will be spinning your favorite alternative tunes all night long.
1174 Euclid Avenue
Black Daniels, Posey & The Party Pirates, Campaign, She Rides (RI) at The Highlander
Punk rock your night out with Black Daniels, Posey & The Party Pirates, Campaign, and She Rides (RI) at Midtown Music Hall located in the Highlander in the Virginia Highlands neighborhood of Atlanta. $5 cover.
931 Monroe Drive
Atlanta, GA 30308
Days of the Dead Atlanta Pre-Show Party with The First Jason
Get your pre-party on for the Days of the Dead II convention on Thursday night in Newnan! The first Jason Voorhees will host the Days of the Dead Atlanta pre-show party at Jekyll and Hyde’s Sports Bar in Newnan, Georgia. (The Days of the Dead con will be held in Newnan’s neighboring city of Peachtree City.) Atlanta’s own horror icon, Circus Envy, will emcee the event that starts off with a parade of costumes, Goddamn Zombie (band) playing their horror tunes, the first Jason, scary karaoke, and a midnight bikini zombie contest. The bar also has a room full of pool tables and BBQ. The party starts at 9 p.m. and goes until past midnight.
Jekyll & Hyde’s Sports Bar
10 The Boulevard, Suite 101
Newnan, GA 30263
Southern Fried Burlesque Festival
Starting Thursday night, the girls and their girls will be out in full force for the Southern Fried Burlesque Festival at the Courtyard Atlanta Decatur hotel. The fun starts on 6:30 p.m. on Thursday night with an open cocktail reception, a newbie burlesque talent showcase, and “Have Tassels Will Travel” – a one-woman improv play about the life and times of a burlesque star who traveled around the world as Satan’s Angel aka “The Devil’s Own Mistress,” who was the originator of fire tassel twirling. Friday will start early at 9 a.m. with vendors selling their burlesque, vaudeville, and variety star wares; along with classes being offered by performers, legends, and other industry professionals including movement, make-up, hair, and business; and then the evening’s Free Range Burlesque International Showcase with a bevy of beauties from around the world (including featured performances by Burlesque Legends Satan’s Angel, Shannon Doah, and Gabriella Maze; neo-burlesque stars Perle Noire, the Black Pearl and headlined by The Queen of the Quake, Miss Exotic World 2002, Kitten De Ville). There will be vendors and classes on Saturday as well, along with Southern Fried Burlesque Fest Pageant to see who’s the best in burlesque, vaudeville, and variety, topped off by the crowning of The Southern Fried Burlesque Queen. Performers will be competing to win categories, including Best Duet, Group, Variety, and the Southern Fried Burlesque King and Queen. The Pageant will also include a farewell performance by the first ever Southern Fried Burlesque Queen, Siren Santina. Later in the evening on Saturday, there will be the Southern Scorcher Showcase to see homegrown talent from all over the South, including a special performance by Sadie Hawkins from Blast-Off Burlesque and headlined by Atlanta native Vagina Jenkins. Sunday rounds out the fest with more vendors and lastly a Burlesque Legends panel where the audience can asks questions of the performers. All skill and interest levels are welcome to attend this festival, as well as supporters or admirers of the art of burlesque, and all genders are welcome to attend all the events and classes too!
Courtyard Atlanta Decatur
134 Clairemont Avenue
Decatur, GA 30030
FRIDAY, MARCH 9
Days of the Dead II Convention: The Dead Walk – Atlanta at Wyndham Peachtree in Peachtree City, GA
The most anticipated horror convention in the south is being held this weekend starting on Friday night and ending on Sunday. You will be able to see stand-up comedy by headliner “Rowdy” Roddy Piper (of Hell Comes to Frogtown, They Live, and Wrestling Superstar) on Friday night; screenings of horror movies, including the torture-ific Human Centipede II with its star Laurence Harvey; meet some zombies from the TV show The Walking Dead; see fans’ costumes; and meet other horror celebrities. For the full run down, check out my preview in TBB’s March mini mag or online:
Blair Crimmins and The Hookers at The Strand in Marietta
The addictive sounds of Blair Crimmins and The Hookers will be invading the Earl Smith Strand Theatre in Marietta this Friday night. Back by popular Marietta demand, this band will bring their brand of gritty ragtime and ‘20’s and ‘30’s swing back to their fans. Dress up in your prohibition era finest and get ready to dance the night away. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 the day of the show.
Earl Smith Strand Theatre
117 North Park Square NE
Marietta, GA 30060
Gentleman Jesse & His Men LP Release Show at The Earl
488 Flat Shoal Avenue
East Atlanta, GA 30316
Ritual’s Pirate Dance Party at The Shelter
If you have the guts for it, come out on Friday night for Ritual’s Pirate Party at The Shelter. All buccaneers, carousers, renegades, and scallywags are invited to hoist the Jolly Roger and get down to some booty shakin’ tunes spun by DJs Caz10 and Catt Ninetails. $10 cover charge. 21+ only. Free parking.
The Shelter Atlanta
2101 Tula Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30309
First Fridays by IRIS at the Jungle Club in Atlanta
Dance your Friday night away with First Fridays by IRIS at the Jungle Club in Atlanta. Boasting the very best in talent, sound, lighting, lasers and visuals, and stage performers. DJ’s will include Mark Instinct, AK1200, Heroes x Villians vs. Mayhem (tag team set), Eddie Gold, MANTIS, Supaphreshh, Bad Robotz, Sikora, NextofKin aka D-Lemma, MK Ultra, Ralph & Loui, and Eyeronik. There will be stilt walkers, confetti cannons, cryogenics, tons of decorations, go-go dancers, breakers, and girls! Dance to dubstep, drum & bass, electro, breaks, and house music. General admission is $15. 21+ only.
2115 Faulkner Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
Chamber of Horrors’ Rock ‘n’ Roll Torture Lounge at Days of the Dead Atlanta
Looking for an adults only party at Days of the Dead II con in Atlanta? Then hit up the Chamber of Horrors Rock ‘n’ Roll Torture Lounge on Friday for a night of punk and horror rock spun by DJ Reverend Andy, ambiance provided by the crew from Chamber of Horrors, and ghoulish gals spinning the Wheel of Torture to see if you can win prizes. This free party starts at 11:30 p.m. and goes until 2:30 a.m.
Wyndham Peachtree Hotel & Conference
2443 Highway 54 West
Peachtree City, GA 30269
SUNDAY, MARCH 11
The Walking Dead Viewing Party at Diesel Filling Station
Every Sunday, Diesel Filling Station in Atlanta hosts the Walking Dead viewing party. As always, they are hosting a canned food drive – bring in canned food items in order to trade for sponsored shots of Fireball or Jagermeister or for raffle tickets to win gory zombie prizes. Party starts at 7 p.m. The Walking Dead TV show starts at 9 p.m. and the party goes until the bar is closed.
Diesel Filling Station
870 North Highland Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30306