Thursday, January, 14, 8:30 p.m.
Bowie in Sweats
The Earl, East Atlanta, 488 Flat Shoals Ave.

A musical celebration of David Bowie that was supposed to be a birthday party is turning into a big ol’ tribute by local musicians Jed Drummond, Samuel B. Bell, T.T. Mahoney (you may recognize him as the organist form a certain church-themed karaoke night), Andrew Boehnlein, and Henry Buxbaum. We’re not sure if David Bowie ever wore sweats, but we bet these guys will, and we’ll love ‘em for it.

Deal nearby: Hodgepodge Coffeehouse & Gallery

Friday, January 15, 10 p.m.
Drake Dance Party
Downtown Players Club, Downtown, 98 Broad St.

On the other end of the spectrum from David Bowie is a dance party featuring only songs by Drake. You want Taylor Swift? You want them to play your Lady Gaga jam? You feelin’ some Niki Minaj? Too bad, bucko, this all Drake, all night. In fact, they’re giving out Drake face masks, so you know this is some serious business.

Deal nearby: Choo Choo Express

Friday, January 15, 10 p.m.
NonsenseEAV in Space
The Basement, East Atlanta, 1245 Glenwood Ave.

While this technically has nothing to do with David Bowie, we can’t think of a better way to celebrate his life than with our own little space oddity, right here in East Atlanta. Those merry mirthmakers over at Nonsense EAV are busting out the moon boots and setting a course for dance power that’ll blast us to the stratosphere. And the music to fuel the dance party? All cosmic- the stars will definitely look different on Friday night. (And we bet they’ll play at least a little bit of Bowie.)

Deal nearby: Cigar Village

Saturday, January 16, 7 p.m.
The Man who Fell to Earth Screening
Eyedrum Gallery, Downtown, 88 Forsyth St.

We all knew Bowie was an alien, and The Man Who Fell to Earth proved it. Eyedrum is screening the film, which was Bowie’s first starring film role, and we can’t wait to catch a glimpse of this cult science fiction classic. Perhaps we can watch it on several screens at once. (But we'll stay away from the rest of the earthly addictions.)

Deal nearby: Ebrik Coffee Room

Saturday, January 16, 7 p.m.
Search Engine, Closing Performance
Atlanta Contemporary, Westside, 535 Means St.

Back in the Secret Garden at Atlanta Contemporary is a man-made grassy meadow that’s been the venue for dance with a bit of audience participation since October. If you haven’t seen gloATL’s latest installation, this is your last chance. Weird and inventive, you might catch the dancers vacuuming dirt off the hillside in preparpation for the next performance. Yes, we think Bowie would approve.

Deal nearby: Mama Niki’s Pizza

Saturday, January 16, 10 p.m.
Blackout: Goth/Industrial Night
Club Famous, Toco Hills, 2947 N Druid Hills Rd.

Nothing screams “Goblin King” more than dancing all night to the darkest of dark wave. Add to that some goth, industrial, post punk, glam, and synthpop, and you’ve got yourself a dark, dark night- hopefully no one will steal your baby brother. We can’t be sure, but this sounds like the perfect opportunity for a magic dance.

Deal nearby: Petite Auberge