What's Good, ATL: Weekly Event Picks (9/18-9/24)

 La Choloteca (PHOTO: Rose Riot Photography)

La Choloteca (PHOTO: Rose Riot Photography)

With so many event invites clogging up our casual Facebook stalking, it can be difficult to filter out the good from the garbage. WUSSY is here to help you decide where to spend your money, time, and emotional labor -  so you don't have to reclaim it later. Here is our roundup of go-to events scheduled within the city limits this week. 

Every week includes at least one night for a Queer Day of Rest cause y'all look tired.

Click the names to read more about each event!

 

Monday, September 18

Queer Day of Rest

Unwind from all the Music Midtown madness by staying home for some Netflix and self-care. We recommend a binge of NBC's comedy The Good Place and a cold glass of Pedialyte. 

 

Tuesday, September 19

Maryoke @ Mary's

Atlanta is typically pretty quiet on Tuesday nights, unless you head out to EAV for Maryoke. Longtime emcee CJ will take good care of you as you're serenaded with classic bops ranging from Motown to Fleetwood Mac. Bring your A game, cause karaoke at Mary's is no joke! Never a cover! 10pm-2:30am

 

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Wednesday, September 20

Queer Youth Fest - Zine Workshop @ Healium Center

Queer Youth Fest presents a hands-on workshop to learn how to craft and conceptualize your own DIY zine. Atlanta artist Melanie Anne Paulos will lead this workshop, and all zines created will be on display at this year's Queer Youth Fest. $5 suggested donation, which includes supplies and materials. 6pm-10pm
 

Pop-Up Porch Party: A Fundraiser for Liliana Bakhtiari @ 8arm

Come out and support City Council District 5 candidate Liliana Bakhtiari at this 8arm fundraiser! Featuring DJ's Ree de la Vega (Chaka Khan Hacienda), Nena Linda, and ESME (La Choloteca). Suggested donation $5. 9pm-1am

 

Thursday, September 21

Bodies on Display @ Mammal Gallery

WUSSY loves porn! Bodies on Display is a two-day screening series featuring film/video, art, and discussion centered around pornography and erotic art. Check out the Facebook link for more information on the schedule. $5-7 suggested donation, 18+

 

La Choloteca's One Year Anniversary @ MJQ

Our favorite radical Latinx bbs are celebrating their first anniversary! We can't believe it's been a full year of awesome dance parties and community building. The night includes an impressive lineup of DJ's plus Tamales from Chicomecatl. Check out this interview we did with the creators last year. Feliz cumpleaños! 10pm-3am

 

 Deep South ft The Carry Nation (Via  Facebook )

Deep South ft The Carry Nation (Via Facebook)

Friday, September 22

The Other Show @ Jungle

This weekly showcase of alternative drag and campy queens is a must-see for any Atlanta drag fan. We recommend reserving a table and ordering a basket of tots as the perfect compliment to an A+ show. Starring Edie Cheezburger, Evah Destruction, Jaye Lish, and Mini Pearl Necklace! $5; 9pm-11pm
 

Saturday, September 23

DEEP SOUTH w/ The Carry Nation (NYC) @ Heretic

If you're in the mood to sweat and be sweated on, DEEP SOUTH dance party is back at Heretic for more. NYC DJ duo The Carry Nation will headline the night with Atlanta's own Robert Ansley! Dust off that leather harness and get ready for the carry! 10pm-3am
 

Sunday, September 24

AZF5: Atlanta Zine Fest @ Murmur

Happening in South Downtown Atlanta, this annual event includes workshops, zines, and DIY art galore. Go down and check out all the wonderful vendors and attend a workshop or two! The theme of the two-day festival this year is "Reality Schism" - sounds complicated. For more info on Saturday and Sunday programming, check out their website here