The Downtown music venue, art space, and burgeoning community center has become one of the most exciting additions to South Broad Street in recent years. On the nights when the Mammal Gallery hosts a show, the street springs to life, animated with music and modest crowds of people admiring the colorful murals from urban renewal program Elevate.
Art punk group Material Girls, tropical new wave band Flamingo Shadow, and vapor funk artist Monte Qarlo will perform downstairs while over a dozen local digital artists show their work upstairs at the 2nd annual Sweater Summer Light Art Party. Gallery opens at 8pm. Music starts at 9pm.
Born of an intense need to escape the most depressing depths of winter, Sweater Summer gives attendees an opportunity to travel to a tropical wonderland full of fruity booze, badass art, and filthy, sweaty dancing.
Bounce is back and will be spinningÂ New Orleans bounce, Miami booty bass and 90s hip-hop all night long. Come out for a twerkshop with professional dancer Remedy, followed by a dance party spun by Divine Interface, Mctrill and LillieSmall$, and dance performance by Remedy's Femme Fatale.
This is event is 18+.
We are celebrating 6 years of IS Studio.Â This is the first installment of several art shows by IS Studio. We would like to celebrate our anniversary by featuring artists in our community. Each event will feature a print of select artists and T-shirts will be available for sale to the public as a wearable medium of their art.
This event is freeÂ to the public and a great opportunity to plug in to the art community in Atlanta.Â
Color Me Tone
Leigh Ann Culver
We hope to see you there.
Rayvon Pettis and the Big Dumb come down from Nashville to remind us Atlantans that we live in the gat dam south. Ryan Keef comes out from Alabama to remind us ATLiens that Alabama will always be weirder than Georgia. Slow Parade travels from Decatur, where it is supposedly greater (perhaps that is in reference to sidewalk quality or cost of coffee?) Ben Trickey reps the Moon, which is that big thang in the sky. Special Guest DJ Dollar Llama spins weird records from Goodwill all night long.
Sock Hop is a two-day festival celebrating local music & visual arts.
7:00 Yams Club
8:30 The Callous Daoboys
9:30 Monte Qarlo
10:00 Taylor Alxndr
7:00 Valium Housewife
7:30 Seal Pup
8:00 Fat Spirit (VA)
9:30 Travis Bickle
10:00 Jay AmericanaÂ
10:30 Young Bull (NC)
SWEET TEA is a queer variety show lighting up The Mammal Gallery for one night only, featuring Sir Cumcision, Jalapeno Pussy, RRRuby Fiasco, Ernest HemminGay and more. Proceeds go to the GSU Alliance For Sexual and Gender Diversity. TAYLOR ALXNDR and Molly Rimswell will host this celebration of queer and trans art.Â
Â The Mammal Gallery 91 Broad St SW
Amy Carpenter shares her dating experiences in a one-woman comedy show. Special opening guests include local funny folks Paige Bowman, Cherith Fuller and Vas Sanchez.
Mon.-Tues., Oct. 2-3, 8 p.m.
The Mammal Gallery presents a two-day screening series on pornography. It seeks to demystify and destigmatize portrayals of the human body regardless of gender and sexuality. The event will include discussions and screenings.
See (and hear) abstract art through a new perception with the final event of theÂ Atlanterium AV Festival, a festival dedicated to providing a unique experience for audiovisual artists through nontraditional workspaces. Audiovisual artists explore and present their kinetic abstract art for two hours in a 20-foot dome at the Mammal Gallery.
Brooklyn-based filmmaker Julie Orlick brings the cast and crew of her 10-minute film, "Silent Lovers," to Atlanta for a premiere party. "Silent Lovers" follows a mime as he tries to break free from a diamond prison to relish in freedom, expression and sexuality. As the mime tried to escape, Queen Bettie's identity "is torn and twisted through her mime's attempts at escape." Gracie Patchouli JÃÂ¸o provides live musical accompaniment. The evening ends with performance by local band Loudermilk & Moon.
Alto sax man Jeff Crompton is a true Atlanta gem. When flanked by drummer Bob Stagner of Chattanooga's Shaking Ray Levis and standup bass player Evan Lipson, the group delves into a whirling, psychedelic dirge of hard bop and avant-garde jazz trips to the outer limits. Crompton's compositional elements are strong, and his nods to traditional style are clearly on display. But when the Trio's collective subconscious takes over, there's no telling how far out they'll go. The music is Southern by design and interdimensional in nature - driven by a level of silent telepathy that only years of experience and a deep understanding of music can foster.
- Chad Radford
Heightened Senses highlights the universal accessibility of art by featuring visual art, music and performances that will communicate through all the senses. Deaf and hearing artists Alexis Borochoff Kennedy, Annie Rai, Amy Efron and Elizabeth Mayton present their visual pieces. The American Sign Language (ASL) poetry slam and storytelling opportunity, open to all, emphasizes movement and body language, adding depth to the poems. Natalie Jane Hill, Curt Castle and others perform live music not just to be heard, but also felt and the lyrics seen on screen. Interpreters will be present throughout the night to promote conversation and connection.
- Ilana Ander
For six days after the initial Destroy Rebuild event, artists and non-artists came together to build new pieces from the dregs of destroyed works. The final products will be on display at the closing reception of phase III. Purchase a $10 tote bag for all-you-can-stuff art and supplies.
Too often Atlanta's electronic music landscape feels scattered, as DJs and producers outside of the EDM circuit don't typically have an established home among punk clubs and dive bars. Lee Heikkila and Carter Sinquefield, two local electronic artists who perform as AGYN and Kobwe, respectively, are bringing together the city's unsung electronic talent with GNR Records. The pair curate artist lineups under a broad umbrella, focusing on club music and all of its permutations. GNR Records kicks off its first of many showcases with performances from NO EYES, Tekkenkonkreet and more that coincide with the release of a cassette compilation featuring the performers.
- Paul DeMerritt