Thursday, May 22, 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Mise-En-Zine: DIY Film Screening
Phillip Rush Center, 1530 DeKalb Ave.
Atlanta and Cabbagetown legend Benjamin Smoke was infamous for his sultry, confronting vocals and bold, avant-garde attitude during his time as the front man of bands such as Smoke and Opal Foxx Quartet. The folks of the Atlanta Zine Fest will be airing a documentary showcasing his life alongside a series of shorts by local artists, zinesters and experimental filmmakers. ($5 suggested donation at the door.)
Thursday, May 22, 9 p.m.
Deer Bear Wolf presents: On Holiday Record Release
529, 529 Flat Shoals Ave. (East Atlanta)
After the release of their quarterly magazine last week, Deer Bear Wolf is ready to showcase another portion of their operation – music. Celebrate the release of On Holiday’s record alongside performances from Dark Room and Cousin Dan. Their tunes will be officially released on Deer Bear Wolf’s online store beginning June 3rd.
Deal nearby: Hodgepodge Coffehouse & Gallery
Friday, May 23 – Saturday, May 24
Star Community Bar, 437 Moreland Ave. (Little Five Points)
The Star Bar is celebrating Memorial Day weekend the only way they know how – with oodles of booze and a bevy of great tunes. Over fifteen different musical acts will be taking the stage over the course of the weekend, featuring everyone from Julea & Her Dear Johns on Friday to Truckstop Confidential on Saturday. Even better? There will be PBR, discounted whiskey, and BBQ abound. Gotta love ‘Mericah.
Deal nearby: Videodrome
Saturday, May 24, 8 p.m.
WRAStravaganza: A Celebration of 43 Years of Analog Freedom
Mammal Gallery, 91 Broad St. SW (Downtown)
If only all alumni events were like this: folks of WRAS years past will be gathering for an evening of musical talent to pay homage to Atlanta’s most beloved college radio station. (Which all of the proceeds from the evening will go towards saving.)
Deal nearby: Naan Stop
Sunday, May 25, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The Edge of the Edge, 673 Edgewood Ave.
Think that readings are all monocles and over-sized tweed jackets? Then, clearly you haven't been to LostintheLetters before. This avant-garde reading series will be playing host to a slew of Atlanta's best independent literary talent. This edition features Atlanta's own Bruce Covey, whose sixth book of poetry, Change Machine, was recently released by Noemi press.
Deal nearby: Noni’s Bar & Deli