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Manuel's Tavern

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Call: (404) 525-3447 or visit manuelstavern.com
Poncey-Highland institution is a home away from home to the politicians, artists, and madmen it's drawn as clientele for decades. Full menu includes a variety of good burgers and organic eggs fresh from its rooftop coop. A renovation of the building and a refurbishment of the tavern is coming in 2016.

David Epstein-Range: Why Generationalists Triumph in a Specialized World

Monday June 24, 2019 07:00 pm EDT
  Plenty of experts argue that anyone who wants to develop a skill, play an instrument, or lead their field should start early, focus intensely, and rack up as many hours of deliberate practice as possible.But a closer look at research on the world’s top performers, shows that early specialization i...
Cost: Free

Michael D. Lemonick | The Perpetual Now: A Story of Amnesia, Memory, and Love

Monday March 11, 2019 07:00 pm EDT
Presented by A Cappella Books Mike Lemonick, Chief Opinion Editor at Scientific American and author, visits the Atlanta Science Festival. Join us to hear him share research from his latest book, "The Perpetual Now," where he'll tell the tale of a victim of profound, irreversible amnesia and how sh...
Cost: Free

Sara Bliss - Take the Leap: Change Your Career, Change Your Life

Monday March 4, 2019 07:00 pm EST
Presented by A Cappella Books This event has been rescheduled from its original date of January 29 to the new date of Monday, March 4. The conversation with Sara Bliss and Agatha Achindu will take place at the same location and time: Manuel's Tavern at 7 p.m. Thank you. Do you want to go for that ca...
Cost: Free

SuperProv Saturday!

Saturday February 2, 2019 08:00 pm EST
Categories: Improv Comedy The hottest improvisers in the city will be throwing hilarious passes and scoring hot comedy touchdowns right before your eyes. The roster includes Tommy Futch, Hannah Aslesen, Clint Sowell, Dave Biemiller and our very special guest QB Nick Gibbons from Adult Swim. Come thr...
Cost: $12-$15

Murder at Sleepaway Camp

Wednesday October 31, 2018 07:00 pm EDT
Camp Counselor Training Camp has begun! These fresh-eyed counselors have gathered to get ready for the new crop of campers who will be arriving before they know it. Unfortunately, these counselors have been assigned to Camp Robin Lake - ghoulishly nicknamed Camp "Red" Robin Lake after the series of ...
Cost: $25

Laughing Matters Improv at Manuel's Tavern

Saturday April 7, 2018 08:00 pm EDT
Join us as we take your suggestions and make hilarious magic with them.

Improvisational comedy with Atlanta's Longest Running Improv Troupe - Laughing Matters. Eat, Drink, Laugh at Manuel's Tavern.

Cost: $12-$15

ASL Jams Night

Saturday July 8, 2017 08:00 pm EDT
American Sign Language users and viewers from all corners of life come together to recite a poem, a song, a short skit or jokes. Eat, drink and mingle with deaf, hard of hearing and hearing people who know sign language. Aspiring signers are encouraged to join the festivities.
Cost: Free

What is your dog thinking?

Tuesday January 3, 2017 07:00 pm EST
Emory's Canine Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory uses awake, unrestrained fMRI studies to peek into the minds of man's best friend. Presented by the Atlanta Science Tavern, the meeting is preceded by dinner with attendees. Seating is first come, first served.
Cost: Free

Atlanta Santa Speedo Run

Friday December 11, 2015 07:00 pm EST
As the weather turns chilly, it’s no surprise that many Atlantans' thoughts turn to donning a Speedo and taking a run. Soon, hundreds of barely-clad brave hearts will have the chance to do just that when they join in the 7th annual Atlanta Santa Speedo Run, a 1.5-mile fun run and social event that...
Cost: $25

7th Annual Atlanta Santa Speedo Run

Friday December 11, 2015 07:00 pm EST
Blazesports America invites everyone to participate in the 7th annual Atlanta Santa Speedo Run, a 1.5-mile fun run and social event that raises funds for a different charity each year. Participants can register at Cost:

Laughing Matters

Friday December 4, 2015 07:00 pm EST
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Laughing Matters

Friday December 4, 2015 07:00 pm EST
Laughing Matters brings you the best in Family Friendly Improv Comedy at everyone's favorite neighborhood bar! We take your tasteful suggestions to create hilarious sketches and songs as you eat tasty food! Great for a date or celebration! With Tommy Futch, Emilio Perey, and more!
Cost: $15 at the door, $12 on line

Smut Slam

Wednesday November 4, 2015 07:00 pm EST
Write Club Atlanta co-presents the city’s first-ever Smut Slam. The storytelling series invites a few brave souls to publicly recount a five-minute sexual (duh) anecdote. Those wishing to participate sign up night-of and whichever eight to 10 names randomly drawn get to step up and bare all. No no...
Cost: $10

Nerd Nite: A Night Of Local Nonprofits

Wednesday October 14, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
Hey Nerds of Atlanta! Nerd Nite is back for October, and we've teamed up with Service Forward to bring you a super line-up of local nonprofit nerds to tell you all about nonprofit organizations in the greater Atlanta area. If you ever had a question about what a nonprofit organization is or how to b...
Cost: $5

Laughing Matters July show

Friday July 10, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
Cost: $12-$15

Brian Kirk

Wednesday July 8, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
Kirk discusses his new novel, We Are Monsters, a tale of self-hatred, self judgment, and the history behind the monstrous ways people treat the mentally-ill.
Cost: Free

Carapace Raconteurs Welcome Story District: North by Southeast

Friday June 12, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
A night of true personal stories, pairing a roster of fabulous tellers from Washington, D.C., with a handful of Atlanta's own in a lively, curated show that you won't want to miss. Capitol idea, right?
Cost: $15

Pate McMichael

Wednesday April 8, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
A book signing for Klandestine: How a Klan Lawyer and a checkbook Journalisy Helped James Earl Ray Cover Up His Crime.
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Back Bar Comedy Show

Friday January 16, 2015 07:00 pm EST
Every 3rd Saturday of the month Atlanta's favorite comics go to Atlanta's favorite bar, Manuel's Tavern. We got tots, shots, and jokes aplenty!This Month Feature furry funny man Ian Aber
Cost: FREE

Atlanta Jewish Film Festival Artist Call

Monday December 15, 2014 07:00 pm EST
The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival (AJFF) is putting out a call for artists with special interests in design, film, and theatre who will produce sets inspired by films featuring Jewish comedians. These sets will be used as photo booths at our event on February 7th and will continue to stay up through...
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Laughing Matters Monthly Manuel's Show!

Friday December 5, 2014 07:00 pm EST
Laughing Matters returns to Manuel's Tavern December 6th for our annual Holiday insanity! It's going to be tasteful so you can bring your parents, or your kids, but it's also going to be hilarious, so be there!
Cost: $12-$15

Two Wheel Tuesday (aka Beers and Bikes)

Monday November 17, 2014 07:00 pm EST
An informal gathering of cycling commuters and those interested in commuting by bicycle. Drop in and enjoy a beer or the libation of your choice.
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Laughing Matters Monthly Manuel's Show!

Friday October 31, 2014 08:00 pm EDT
Laughing Matters returns to Manuel's Tavern November first for another family friendly improv show featuring two of our founding members Emilio Perey & Marc Farley!
Cost: $15

Eat, Drink, & B-Indie: Animation in Atlanta

Monday October 20, 2014 08:00 pm EDT
Atlanta Film Festival's monthly gathering — Eat, Drink, & B-Indie presented by Stella Artois — is the third Tuesday evening of every month. This month, we focus on the animation industry in Atlanta and hear from various groups and artists from Atlanta's important animation culture.
Cost: Free

The Back Bar Comedy Showcase

Friday October 17, 2014 08:00 pm EDT
It's Atlanta's favorite comics at Atlanta's favorite bar!After a day watching the Halloween parade in Little 5 points, how about you stumble on in to Manuel's for some booze, food, and a little stand up comedy. All your favorite local comics will be there like:Brian EmondSamm SeverinOlivia CathcartT...
Cost: FREE

Laughing Matters Comedy Improv

Friday September 5, 2014 08:00 pm EDT
Atlanta's Longest Running Improv Comedy is a funny family friendly night of laughs with a full menu of food and drink! Tommy Futch, Jamie Moore, Emilio Perey, Marc Farley and other Laughing Matters favorites take your tasteful suggestions and make 'em funny!
Cost: $15 at the Door, $12 on line

Metro Atlanta Bloggers Meetup

Tuesday August 19, 2014 08:00 pm EDT
For August, Amani Channel and Monique Johnson will be speaking about using video on your blog. They will cover the top five videos you should create today for your blog and nine steps on how to make a video. We'll be meeting in the North Avenue Room. There's plenty of free parking. The Meetup begins...
Cost: $5

Blazing Trails and Chasing Tale

Friday August 8, 2014 08:00 pm EDT
Ready for the most entertaining hour in Atlanta? The Bad Ass Storytelling Quartet performs on Saturday, August 9th at 8 PM at Manuel’s Tavern. Shannon MacNeal, Sarah Beth Nelson, Anthony Vinson, and Tracy Sue Walker present Blazing Trails and Chasing Tale - stories for adults. Tickets are $10 a...
Cost: $10

Girl Rising Documentary - RESULTS Atlanta

Tuesday July 22, 2014 08:00 pm EDT
Are you passionate about finding sustainable solutions to global poverty? Are you interested in understanding how this can be accomplished? RESULTS Atlanta, a non-profit advocacy group, will be holding a screening of Girl Rising, a documentary that follows nine girls from across the world in their ...
Cost: Free

Sharon Thomason

Monday June 2, 2014 08:00 pm EDT
Sharon Thomason will sign copies of her book Sing Them Over Again To Me, a memoir of loving and writing about classic country music. The book explores the role of country music of the late 1950s through the 1980s.
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Bees, Birds, and Four-Letter Words

Friday April 11, 2014 08:00 pm EDT
The Bad Ass Storytelling Quartet presents Bees, Birds, and Four-Letter Words – stories for adults. Shannon MacNeal, Sarah Beth Nelson, Anthony Vinson, and Tracy Sue Walker present stories of life, love, and laughter. Tickets are $10 at the door.
Cost: $10

American Afterlife book launch

Thursday March 13, 2014 08:00 pm EDT
Join the Carapace raconteurs and author Kate Sweeney for a party celebrating the launch of American Afterlife: Encounters in the Customs of Mourning (University of Georgia Press). It's a night of storytelling, festive memorial art from the Atlanta community, and more. A Cappella Books will sell book...
Cost: Free

Atlantans Club: Celebrate the Irish in Atlanta: Whiskey, History & More!

Friday February 28, 2014 07:00 pm EST
Join the Atlantans Club at Manuel's Tavern this Saturday as we celebrate the Irish in Atlanta: The History, Whiskey and More!Our special guests will be Dot Mears and Jay McLendon, the official historians of Atlanta's oldest civic association, the Hibernian Benevolent Society. Learn how Big Paddy Lyn...
Cost: FREE ENTRY (pay for your own food and beverages)

Annual Atlanta Open Orthographic Meet

Friday February 14, 2014 07:00 pm EST
Join in on the neighborhood spelling bee for folks 18 and up. The competition is free, but definitely tough. Defending champion, Tony Johnson of Newnan, will be on-hand to defend his title.
Cost: Free

Atlanta Open Orthographic Meet (Spelling Bee)

Friday February 14, 2014 07:00 pm EST
Come join the 44th annual Atlanta Open Orthographic Meet, a local tradition where Atlanta’s amateur spellers and word lovers meet once a year. Come join us on Saturday, Feb. 15 at Manuel's Tavern. The spelling bee starts at 7 — come early for dinner and to make sure you get a seat. Compe...
Cost: Free

Laughing Matters Comedy

Friday January 31, 2014 07:00 pm EST
Laughing Matters, Atlanta's longest running improv troupe, will take your tasteful suggestions and turn them immediately into sketches and songs that will make you laugh. Because you're at Manuel's you can eat and drink from a full menu as you watch the show. Bring your date, your kids, your mom, he...
Cost: $12-$15

Laughing Matters Improv Comedy

Friday December 13, 2013 07:00 pm EST
Laughing Matters concludes is 2013 season at Manuel's on December 14. The comedians will embrace the holidays and take tasteful suggestions from the audience to inform our sketches and songs. You can eat and drink from a full menu during the show, the show is non smoking, and as always, it's great f...
Cost: $12-$15

Carapace Raconteurs: Guts and Glory

Monday November 25, 2013 07:00 pm EST
Bring a 5- to 7-minute story about the time you decided to go for the gold, do the Rocky thing, take the big, brave risk. Maybe you got mixed results – that’s OK, pure hero stories can be pretty dull. Or maybe you got exactly the prize you put yourself on the line for – hero stories can be mig...
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Charles McNair

Tuesday September 24, 2013 08:00 pm EDT
The author will read from his new novel, Pickett’s Charge.
Cost: Free

Carapace Raconteurs: Naked

Monday July 22, 2013 08:00 pm EDT
Tell a tale or just listen to the true, personal stories of others. Tonight's theme: Naked, as in stripped, without cover, exposed, indecent or not.
Cost: Free

Carapace Raconteurs

Tuesday May 28, 2013 12:00 am EDT
A feisty lineup of Carapace Raconteurs takes to the storytelling stage, sparked by the theme of Ultimatums." The ranting and regaling gets underway at 7:30 p.m. on Tues.
Cost: Free

Campaign to Elect Rob Welsh Meet & Greet

Thursday May 16, 2013 08:00 pm EDT
Come out to enjoy an evening with Rob Welsh as he embarks on his first election campaign to the Atlanta City Council! We hope you will join us and stand in support of this grassroots effort to make a better District 1. In order to move forward, together...we need you! Please pass this invite on to f...
Cost: FREE

My Mother has SOLE 3 Mile Family Fun Run & Walk

Friday May 10, 2013 08:00 pm EDT
The most SOLEful race is coming to Atlanta, Mother's Day weekend - My Mother has SOLE 3 Mile Family Fun Run. Kick off your Mother's Day weekend having healthy fun with your family. ONLY locally organized race Mother's Day weekend making an immediate positive impact on Atlanta families. ALL proceeds ...
Cost: $25.00

Deb Perelman

Wednesday February 27, 2013 07:00 pm EST
Deb Perelman wil talk about and sign her new book, The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook: Recipes and Wisdom From an Obsessive Home Cook.
Cost: Free

Atlanta Open Orthographic Meet

Friday February 15, 2013 07:00 pm EST
The 43rd Annual Atlanta Open Orthographic Meet (Spelling Bee) will be Sat., Feb. 16, in Manuel Tavern's event room. Come early for a table and to eat and drink. Anyone 18 years or older is eligible to compete. It is a written bee, so you don't need to stand in front of a crowd (until you are the nig...
Cost: Free

Martin Moran

Wednesday January 9, 2013 07:00 pm EST
Atlanta physician and medical historian Martin Moran signs copies of his newly released book, Atlanta's Living Legacy: A History of Grady Memorial Hospital and Its People, at Manuel's Tavern on Thursday, January 10. He explores Grady's history and its meaning for Atlanta in the context of changing p...
Cost: Free

Susan Puckett

Monday January 7, 2013 07:00 pm EST
Jackson, Miss.-native and former AJC food editor Susan Puckett signs copies of her new book, Eat Drink Delta, on Tues., Jan. 8, at 7 p.m. at Manuel's Tavern. Puckett brings outsiders inside the Mississippi Delta region in this work that's part travel guide, part cookbook, and part photo essay. Searc...
Cost: Free

Move to Amend Barnstorming Tour - David Cobb Visit

Friday December 7, 2012 07:00 pm EST
Fiery speaker, lifelong activist, and Move to Amend spokesperson David Cobb will be in Atlanta on December 8th in an effort to build connections, inspire activism, and reveal the origins of corporate power in America. The tour culminates in a weekend-long Democracy Convergence in Gainesville where f...
Cost: Free - Donations are welcome

Carapace Raconteurs: Blindsided!

Monday November 26, 2012 07:00 pm EST
Caught off guard, taken by surprise, thrown-at from left field? Bring your five-minute story to Manuel’s Tavern about the time you didn’t see it coming.
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An Unruly Night of Political Misbehavin'!

Wednesday October 24, 2012 08:00 pm EDT
The Feminist Women's Health Center (FWHC) is proud to present: An Unruly Night of Political Misbehavin'! Each year, FWHC's hosts a fundraising event to provide funding for its vital community education and advocacy programs.
Cost: $10

Carapace: TABOO

Monday October 22, 2012 08:00 pm EDT
Raconteurs, bring your stories crafted around a forbidden thought, word or deed. Tell about the time you stepped out and went beyond acceptable norms. Maybe you ventured into a restricted zone socially, psychologically, or - feeling brave? -that other way.The best books get banned, Everyone loves an...
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Stephan Pastis

Monday October 8, 2012 08:00 pm EDT
Stephan Pastis, creator of Pearls Before Swine" comic strip
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Carapace Raconteurs: BROKEN PROMISES

Monday September 24, 2012 08:00 pm EDT
Bring your five-minute story of a pledge dishonored.
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S Minute Dating Age 40 and above

Tuesday September 4, 2012 08:00 pm EDT
Meet 8 or more single people at each meetup. Appetizers furnished, cash bar. Registration in Advance at http://www.8minutedating.com search Georgia events and select event desired. At least two events per month.
Cost: $35.00

Singles Meetup Age 40 and Over

Tuesday September 4, 2012 08:00 pm EDT
Join us for an evening you will not want to miss! You will meet 8 Single Professionals for comfortable one-on-one conversation plus be able to meet everyone else at both events, you’ll also be treated to delicious appetizers! And, we Guarantee you’ll meet someone you want to see again or your ne...
Cost: $35.00

Occupy Atlanta Moving Crew Legal Defense fundraiser

Wednesday July 25, 2012 08:00 pm EDT
Featuring poetryby Kimlee Davis and Frankie Sinn; music from Jason Fountain, Critter; belly dancing by Aviva and Lady Morrighan; rffle prizes including art by Occupiers, a bicycle, digital camera, movies, and more.
Cost: $8-$10

Village Capital Pitchfest

Wednesday June 13, 2012 08:00 pm EDT
Attention, Atlanta: do you want to meet the next generation of innovators?For the past ten weeks, 15 entrepreneurs in the Village Capital-Atlanta program have been working on building businesses that make a positive impact in Atlanta and beyond.Come to the Village Capital-Atlanta Final Pitchfest, Th...
Cost: Free

McCracken Poston

Monday March 12, 2012 08:00 pm EDT
The Common Cause Georgia Event Series kickoff, featuring former Georgia State Rep. McCracken Poston.
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Atlanta Open Orthographic Meet

Friday February 17, 2012 07:00 pm EST
The 42nd Annual Atlanta Open Orthographic Meet begins 7PM in the event room of Manuel’s Tavern. A free event for grownup spellers! Bring pen or pencil, sit, eat, drink, listen and spell, for the love of words. Come early to order food & drinks.
Cost: Free

The Unchained Tour

Saturday February 11, 2012 07:00 pm EST
The raffish raconteurs of The Unchained Tour arrive at Manuel’s Tavern Feb. 11-12 to regal with tales of humor and woe. Founded by best-selling author George Dawes Green, The Unchained Tour brings together a gaggle of storytellers who should be every bit as entertaining as “The Moth Radio Hour,” the...
Cost: $15

Occupy Atlanta Variety Show

Wednesday December 28, 2011 07:00 pm EST
Music, poetry, and belly dancing. Performances by Aviva, Stoni Taylor, Lady Morrighan, Shabaka 2012, Frankie Sinn, Swank Sinatra, and more!Raffle of art by Occupy Atlanta participants, a bicycle from our co-op, and other fabulous prizes. Proceeds benefit Occupy Atlanta Legal Fund.
Cost: $10 suggested donation includes raffle ticket

Adam Lazarus

Wednesday October 19, 2011 08:00 pm EDT
Discusses Super Bowl Monday.
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A Populist Gathering With Dr. Bob Bowman

Monday June 6, 2011 12:00 am EDT
Dinner will be ordered from the regular menu, and a 20% gratuity charge will apply. Please arrive by 5:00 pm if you will be joining us for dinner. From 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm, Dr. Bowman will speak on bringing about a populist government in the United States that 1. Follows the Constitution, 2. Honor...
Cost: $5.00 - $7.00 Donation

A Populist Gathering With Dr. Bob Bowman

Monday June 6, 2011 12:00 am EDT
Dinner will be ordered from the regular menu, and a 20% gratuity charge will apply. Please arrive by 5:00 pm if you will be joining us for dinner. From 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm, Dr. Bowman will speak on bringing about a populist government in the United States that 1. Follows the Constitution, 2. Honor...
Cost: $5.00 - $7.00 Donation

Diamond Lil

Friday May 20, 2011 12:00 am EDT
The Bentley Brothers comedy act opens for drag icon Diamond Lil.
Cost: $9

Diamond Lil

Friday May 20, 2011 12:00 am EDT
The Bentley Brothers comedy act opens for drag icon Diamond Lil.
Cost: $9

Atlanta Open Orthographic Meet

Saturday February 19, 2011 12:00 am EST
The Atlanta Open Orthographic Meet began in 1971 with a group of drinking buddies who hung out at the Stein Club in midtown Atlanta. The Stein Club closed after the 2000 contest and the bee moved to Manuel's Tavern in 2001. It's still going strong, 40 years after the original bar bet!
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Atlanta Santa Speedo Run

Saturday December 11, 2010 12:00 am EST
The annual Atlanta Speedo Run will again grace the streets of Virginia Highland's this year. Partcipants will be seen running through the streets of Virginia Highland in their speedos. In benefit, to raise money for children and young adults with illnesses for Camp Twin Lakes.
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Amnesty International Write-a-thon

Tuesday December 7, 2010 12:00 am EST
Your words have power. Your words can save lives. Use them to help prisoners of conscience and other people at risk of human rights abuses. Join the Global Write-a-thon, December 7, 2010.
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Unchained Tour of Georgia

Friday October 29, 2010 12:00 am EDT
A traveling sideshow of storytellers and musicians making its way around the state.
Cost: $15

Million Letter March to Stop Climate Change

Saturday October 2, 2010 12:00 am EDT
Eat, drink and take action! The Atlanta chapter of Citizens Climate Lobby will help launch the Million Letter March, a campaign to generate a million personal letters asking members of Congress to enact effective legislation to stop climate change. We need to do this because the fossil fuel industry...
Cost: Free
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