Monday, January 20
MLK Day of Service
Fortunate enough to have the day off on Monday? Put your extra time to good use by honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s legacy with a day of service. From tree-planting to mural-painting, Hands On Atlanta has dozens of ideas for how you can get off the couch and get to doing some good in the community.
Monday, January 20, 8:30 p.m.
Catch-23: Comedy Deathmatch
The Earl, 488 Flat Shoals Ave. (East Atlanta)
Atlanta's Thunderdome of comedy is rearing its head once again for a night of hilarious people competing to come out on top. Who will emerge as the Tina Turner of the night? You'll have to hit up the Earl to find out, as the three teams of improv comedians face off in four rounds.
Deal nearby: The Graveyard Tavern
Tuesday, January 21, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Wake -n- Bake-Off
Argosy, 470 Flat Shoals Ave. (East Atlanta Village)
Beer and baking: could there ever be a more perfectly matched pair? Outside of hot tubs and time machines, we think not. Join Terrapin Beer in celebrating the release of their Imperial Oatmeal Coffee Stout with a bake-off, wherein restaurants like Kimball House, Empire State South, Octopus Bar and of course Argosy pit their beer-spiked baked goods against each other (for a great cause, no less).
Deal nearby: Hodgepodge Coffee House & Gallery
Wednesday, January 22, 9 p.m.
Scene Missing, Episode 6: John Hughes
Highland Inn Ballroom, 644 N. Highland Ave. (Poncey-Highland)
Indeed, reading series and storytelling nights have been popping up like prairie dogs around Atlanta—but how many of them will involve an entire night of writing and comedy inspired by the mind behind some of the greatest moments in cinematic history? Bueller? …Bueller? That's what we thought.
Deal nearby: Cafe 640
Wednesday, January 22, 8 p.m.
"The Book Club Play"
Horizon Theatre, 1083 Austin Ave. (Little Five Points)
After a sold-out run in 2013, this hilarious comedy production from Horizon is back again. See for yourself what happens when a gaggle of book-lovers are put under the magnifying glass—and enjoy it all from the sweet perch of the reserved Scoutmob section. (We recommend watching with a Tequila Mockingbird in hand.)
Deal nearby: Shujaa's BBQ