Friday, January 29, 9 p.m.
Xanadu at the Plaza
Plaza Theatre, Poncey-Highland, 1049 Ponce de Leon Ave.
Roller skates. Glitter. Fringe. Olivia Newton John. A soundtrack by ELO. What’s not to love about cult classic film Xanadu? We've teamed up with WUSSY Mag and the Plaza Theatre to bring this so-bad-it’s-good gem to life with a singalong and a special appearance by Atlanta’s favorite rollergirls. Hosted by drag superstars Ellisorous Rex and Brigitte Bidet, featuring Kyra Mora, this is a Friday night roller disco we’re not going to miss. And you can only get tickets on Hand-Picked!
Deal nearby: Java Vino
Saturday, January 30, 12 p.m.
Kirkwood, Hosea L. Williams Dr. and Howard Ave.
Atlanta may be 500 miles from the bayou, but that’s no excuse to forego celebrating Mardi Gras. Kirkwood is hosting their very first Mardi Gras parade, complete with krewes, floats, beads, music, and hopefully a few hurricanes (the drink, not the disaster.) The parade starts at Hallman and Kirkwood, and ends at Hosea and Howard, pouring into a full-on street festival with bands and a true New Orleans-style party. Bons temps, y’all!
Deal nearby: Anna’s BBQ
Saturday, January 30, 1-5 p.m. & 7-11 p.m.
Atlanta Winter Beer Fest
The Masquerade, Old 4th Ward, 695 North Ave.
Atlanta sure does love beer and festivals, so whoever thought to put those two together in the middle of winter desires a high five. Featuring more than 150 beers from local Georgia breweries, as well as craft selections from around the country, this gorgeous, 60-degree-middle-of-winter weekend just got more awesome. The ticket includes admission, a souvenir cup, live music, and ALL THE BEER SAMPLES.
Deal nearby: Gekko Sushi
Saturday, January 30, 7 p.m.
Corpse Bride Screening
Center For Puppetry Arts, Midtown, 1404 Spring St.
It may be nice out this weekend, but we’ve got something for the indoor kids too. Tim Burton’s stop-motion animated musical fantasy is screening at the Center for Puppetry Arts as part of their film series, and it’s the perfect occasion to cuddle with a loved one and appreciate that the dead can fall in love too.
Deal nearby: Studio Oliver
Saturday, January 30, 9 p.m.
The Roast of Donald Trump
Highland Inn Ballroom, Poncey-Highland, 644 N Highland Ave.
Throughout the years, election season has proven to be a hotbed of one thing: fodder for comedy. From SNL to the Daily Show, comedians have always been the first to point out the absurdity coming from both sides of the aisle. Which is why we just can’t wait to see what kind of sick burns the funny folks of Atlanta have to bestow upon a certain presidential hopeful. Yep, Poncey-Highland is getting hot this weekend.
Deal nearby: San Francisco Coffee
Saturday, January 30, 10 p.m.
Keep on Movin’ Dance Party
The Basement, East Atlanta, 1245 Glenwood Ave.
It’s officially the most stylish dance party in America, and it takes place right here in our own EAV. Put on your slim-fitting tux and glossy loafers, or your slinky sequined gown and get thee to the Basement for ‘50s & ‘60s rock & roll, Motown, girl groups, funk, Stax, and more. You’ll be livin’ for the city in no time.
Deal nearby: Hodgepodge Coffeehouse & Gallery
Sunday, January 31, 5 p.m.
The Toxic Avenger
Horizon Theatre, Little 5 Points, 1083 Austin Ave.
What the world needs now is love, sweet love, even if it comes from an unlikely superhero who gained his powers from being dunked into a vat of toxic goo. Horizon Theatre mashed up the classic 1984 Troma film with the great American musical, and we get to watch as our hero Toxie cleans up New Jersey and tries to win the love of a blind librarian- and we’ve got your hookup right here.
Deal nearby: Cameli’s Pizza