The ATL Collective Presents: Paul McCartney's "Ram"
Elliott Street Pub, 51 Elliott St. (Castleberry Hill)
Our favorite roving band of minstrels, the ever-changing lineup of the ATL Collective, are heading to our favorite dive bar in town, with well-worn copies of Paul McCartney's "Ram" clutched tightly at their sides. The crew of cover artists will perform the 1971 album in its entirety, from start to finish, and they'll do it in the delightfully divey, cozy, off-the-beaten-path environs of Elliott Street.
Deal nearby: Dinner for Two at Smoke Ring BBQ
Friday, January 24, 9 p.m.
Blair Crimmins and the Hookers
The Earl, 488 Flat Shoals Ave. (East Atlanta Village)
Dust off those dancing shoes and give your gams a good stretch, because Blair Crimmins and his merry band of cool cats are once again taking the stage of the Earl to give us all a night of ragtime goodness.
Deal nearby: The Graveyard Tavern
Saturday, January 25, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Day One of the Atlanta Winter Beer Festival
The Masquerade, 695 North Ave. (Old Fourth Ward)
Around 300 different kinds of suds will be up for grabs, from those near and dear to ATL (Three Taverns, Blue Tarp and Wrecking Bar, to name a few) to breweries from afar, hauling their sweet craft nectar from locales as far as California and even from across the pond (hej, Kopparberg Cider). Let's give 'em a warm ATL welcome, shall we?
Deal nearby: Gekko Sushi
Saturday, January 25, 8:30 p.m.
Big Mike Geier's Elvis Royale
Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. (Little Five Points)
A Vegas-esque spectacular-spectacular that celebrates all things Elvis, complete with burlesque, a
Deal nearby: Shujaa's BBQ
Saturday, January 25, 8 p.m.
Shakespeare Follie: 4-Year Anniversary Show
The Arts Exchange, 750 Kalb St. (Grant Park)
We never knew how exquisitely ripe for comedy that old bard really was—until the Shakespeare Follies came into our lives and essentially convinced us that Billy Shakes was pretty much the Louis C.K. of his time. Join this raucous crew of thespians for an evening of their favorite picks from the past four years of performing hilarious riffs on Shakespearean classics, complete with burlesque, dance and more.
Deal nearby: Tequila Dinner for Two at Mezcalito's