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Highland Inn Ballroom Lounge

Call: (404) 874-5756 or visit www.thehighlandinn.com
Located in the basement of the eclectic Highland Inn, the Ballroom Lounge is one of the best hangouts in the area and hosts a regular rotation of worth-your-time bands. The venue has also begun hosting literary readings, author parties, and other bookish events.

Comedy in the Courtyard

Friday September 11, 2020 09:00 pm EDT
PLEASE NOTE: This is an outdoor show, so weather permitting. Social distancing will be enforced - see details below. MASKS ARE REQUIRED AT ALL TIMES. For the last three years we’ve hosted a weekly show at the Highland Inn Ballroom in the Poncey-Highlands neighborhood of Atlanta featuring a line-up...
Cost: $10-$60

Grrrls Nite Out

Saturday March 28, 2020 08:00 pm EDT
Spring is here, and so is another Grrrls Nite Out - four years strong and counting!! 

This month’s lineup is Callan McDowell, Patricia Forehand, Nia Moore, Brandyfunny Burney, and Olivia Cathcart!

Doors open at 7:30pm, show at 8pm $10 day of show

Cost: $5-$10

Alexander Herbert - What About Tomorrow

Thursday February 20, 2020 07:00 pm EST
From the Soviet era to Pussy Riot, author Alexander Herbert gives us a gritty look at an embattled dissident subculture in his new book, "What about Tomorrow? An Oral History of Russian Punk." The culmination of years of research, interviews, and travels, "What About Tomorrow?" is the first comprehe...
Cost: Free

Naomi McDougall Jones - The Wrong Kind of Women

Tuesday February 18, 2020 07:00 pm EST
Following her widely-praised TED Talk, actress, writer, and producer Naomi McDougall Jones provides a brutally honest look at the systemic exclusion of women in film and how, in response, women are making space in cinema for their voices to be heard. Jones will be in conversation with Jill Melanco...
Cost: Free

All Kinds of Ugly - A Celebration of the Work of Late Atlanta Crime Novelist Ralph Dennis

Tuesday February 11, 2020 07:00 pm EST
Please join us at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, February 11, at the Highland Inn Ballroom Lounge to celebrate the career of the late Atlanta crime novelist Ralph Dennis in honor of the release of his previously unpublished, 13th and final book featuring former cop and unofficial private eye Jim Hardman, "All K...
Cost: Free

Tommy Tomlinson, The Elephant in the Room

Thursday January 23, 2020 07:00 pm EST
Pulitzer Prize-nominated writer Tommy Tomlinson talks about his lifelong battle with his weight in his critically-acclaimed memoir The Elephant in the Room, the intimate story of his weight-loss. At the age of 50, he was 460 pounds, a size XXXXXXL, and at risk for heart disease, diabetes, and stroke...
Cost: Free

Holly George-Warren - Janis: Her Life and Music

Tuesday January 14, 2020 07:00 pm EST
From the author of the critically-acclaimed "A Man Called Destruction: The Life and Music of Alex Chilton," comes a blazingly intimate biography of Janis Joplin, establishing the Queen of Rock & Roll as the rule-breaking musical trailblazer and complicated, gender-bending rebel she was. Author Hol...
Cost: Free

Unruly Night of Political Misbehavin'

Thursday September 26, 2019 06:30 pm EDT
We’ve been working hard all year fighting attacks on abortion access across the country, and it’s time to relax and play. Let’s come together for a fun evening of games and community. We’ll gain inspiration from the stories of activists and badasses who have come before us. Come learn about the ac...
Cost: $10 -$15

John Doe Q&A and book signing

Sunday September 22, 2019 02:00 pm EDT
John Doe, the iconic singer, bass player and frontman of the band X signs copies of his latest book, More Fun In the New World: The Unmaking and Legacy of L.A. Punk. CL Music writer Chad Radford moderates a short Q&A. More details at A Cappella Books. X shares the stage with Squeeze later ...
Cost: Free

Reproductive Bits | Comedy Fundraiser

Thursday June 13, 2019 08:00 pm EDT
Categories: Fundraiser

Raise money to support organizations that know reproductive rights are more than just a women's issue while laughing away the stress of those rights being threatened.

All proceeds will go to Fair Fight Action, advocating for election reform and securing the voting rights of...
Cost: $12

Atlanta Fringe Presents: Krish Mohan's Politely Angry (Comedy)

Thursday June 6, 2019 09:30 pm EDT
Categories: Comedy Comedian Krish Mohan explores various social, political and philosophical issues, such as war culture, immigration, economics and more with his quick wit & quirky attitude. Described as "dangerously perceptive and honest, but somehow still loving and inclusive" by venues across th...
Cost: $10

Cyberpunk's Not Dead

Thursday June 6, 2019 08:00 pm EDT
Categories: Sci-Fi

The year is 22XX, one year after they replaced some numbers with letters. McKellen, who has a job only slightly more futuristic than yours, is pulled into a world of murder, espionage, and things with flashing LEDs on them.

A futuristic, comedy mystery from Phil Mann one of the ...
Cost: $10

The Lee Bros. Present Their Book Hotbox at 3rd Annual Global Growers Fundraiser

Wednesday April 24, 2019 07:00 pm EDT
Location: 

Highland Inn Ballroom Lounge 644 North Highland Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

Charleston's James Beard Award-winning food writers and cookbook authors The Lee Bros. will headline our third annual benefit for Global Growers. Matt Lee and Ted Lee will discuss their new book Hotbox: Inside Ca...
Cost: $45

Atlanta Film Festival: Wrap out with ATLFF at Highland Ballroom

Sunday April 14, 2019 09:00 pm EDT
We hate to say goodbye, but sadly it is that time. Cheers to 43 years and we will see you next year!
Cost: Entry open to Producer, Sponsor, Press, All-Access, Weekend 2 and Filmmaker badge-holders only.

Atlanta Film Festival: Sunday Night Hangout at Highland Ballroom

Sunday April 7, 2019 09:00 pm EDT
Join the cast and crew of The Reckoning as we finish out our opening weekend.
Cost: No Cover

Science Riot

Thursday March 14, 2019 07:30 pm EDT
Categories: Atlanta Science Festival

Take some scientists, teach them the basics of comedy writing, and put them onstage for a live audience performance. Real Science. Real Experts. Real Funny.

Cost: $15

The Brisket Belt: A Comedic Variety Show

Saturday January 12, 2019 08:00 pm EST
Categories: Comedy

HT Rosen and Amanda Marks Present:

The Brisket Belt Variety Show

We are back with a twisted schtick. In addition to stand-up comedy the Brisket Belt will be in true Catskills style with a variety of acts including magician Matt Baker and Roxie Roz Burlesque.

Featuring Stand-...
Cost: $20

New Year's Eve at The Highland Inn Ballroom: Frankenstein's Ball

Monday December 31, 2018 08:00 pm EST
Welcome to Frankenstein’s Ball, the first immersive event of its kind in Atlanta.

This sexy, innovative experience transports you to 19th Century Europe. For one night only, step into Frankenstein and Mary Shelly’s eccentric world of monsters, poets and madmen.

Like New York’s acclaimed Sleep No Mor...
Cost: $60, $175

Sunday Funday: Open-mic Comedy + Mimosas!

Sunday November 25, 2018 07:30 pm EST
Sunday Funday: Atlanta’s most fun open-mic comedy show!  Come see up-and-coming comics and first timers try out their best three minutes of comedy. Featuring the BUCKET OF CHANCE! Each comic puts their name in the bucket and waits till the get called up. It’s like the Price is Right but with cheap...
Cost: $5

Critical Crop Top Saves America - Live Comedy Show

Friday November 2, 2018 12:00 am EDT
Critical Crop Top Saves America will be hosted at the historic Highland Inn and Ballroom Lounge on Friday 11/2 at 8 p.m. and Sunday 11/4 at 7 p.m. The show’s central storyline focuses on a flawed band of superheroes who’ve come together to save America from herself. Audiences won’t be disappointed b...
Cost: $10 online; $15 at the door

Unruly Night of Political Misbehavin'

Friday October 19, 2018 07:00 pm EDT
Venue: Highland Inn Ballroom 644 North Highland Ave NE Atlanta Join us again for our annual night of games, activism, and political misbehavin' - this year with a 60s twist! With tons of amazing carnival style games we'll look at how far we've come since the social justice movements of the 60s, how ...
Cost: $10

APRIL RICHARDSON STAND-UP

Monday July 23, 2018 08:30 pm EDT
Guests are invited to an evening of stand-up comedy and a live recording. April Richardson, who’s rubbed elbows with the likes of Chelsea Handler, Millie De Chirico, and others, hosts a podcast titled SORDID DETAILS. Along with Richardson, he show will also feature stand-up from Chip Pope and Jen O’...
Cost: $10-$15

Scene and Song Presents Atlove Galore

Wednesday June 27, 2018 09:00 pm EDT
Guap, guap, get some chicken, guap, guap, get some bread because Scene & Song is bringing you original comedy, dance, music and burlesque celebrating women in Hip-Hop and R&B! All proceeds will go to the charity selected by our guest host: Black Girls Rock! Inc.—whose mission is to encourage...
Cost: $10

Scene and Song Presents "But I'm A Cheerlanta!"

Wednesday May 23, 2018 09:00 pm EDT
Pour a glass of Milk and come on down from Brokeback Mountain because the greatest performers in Atlanta are bringing you a night of jokes and music about their favorite LGBTQ movies in their own private Idaho: the Highland Ballroom! Proceeds from the show will also go to the charity selected by ...
Cost: $10

Critical Crop Top Enters the Multiverse

Friday May 11, 2018 08:00 pm EDT
<br>Critical Crop Top continues 2018 with a new live sketch show titled “Critical Crop Top Enters the Multiverse.” Written, directed and performed by returning CCT ensemble members as well as some new faces, the show features a perfect blend of comedy and music. CCT’s new show will exp...
Cost: $10

Scene and Song Presents WakandAtlanta!

Wednesday March 28, 2018 09:00 pm EDT
Atlantans Perform Original Music, Comedy, and Writing About Black Panther. The sun will never set on the Wakandan empire but we've got one night only for this show so get your vibranium, ingest your Heart-Shaped Herb and come to the Highland Ballroom for an incredible night of live Black Panther-the...
Cost: $10

Scene and Song presents Magic Missilanta

Wednesday February 21, 2018 09:00 pm EST
Fire up your illithid-powered Spelljammer and make your way down to the Virginia Highlands. From Dragonlance to Dark Sun, we're bringing you a night of music, burlesque, comedy and magic celebrating our favorite fantasy tabletop role-playing game.

Doors open at 8 p.m.

Cost: $10

Dark Side of The Room Show

Thursday February 8, 2018 08:00 pm EST
We're at Highland Ballroom and we have got more guests, music, and comedy. In the Dark Side improv show we take a classic movie (i.e. Jaws, Star Wars) and improvise the stories of what the black people were doing during that movie. The show is about celebrating the diversity in improv and comedy. ...
Cost: $10

Scene and Song Presents ATLet's Go Crazy!

Wednesday January 24, 2018 09:00 pm EST
<br>Scene and Song Presents ATLet's Go Crazy!

Atlantans Perform Music and Comedy Celebrating Prince!

Location: Highland Inn Ballroom Lounge 644 North Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306 Date: January 24th Showtime: 9PM » Doors Open @ 8PM Price: $10 Ages: 18+

HOST: Chris Ledford

PROD...
Cost: $10

A Celebration of Denis Johnson

Tuesday January 16, 2018 07:00 pm EST
<br>The many and varied works of Denis Johnson have had an honored place on the shelves of A Cappella since the day we opened, almost 30 years ago. Fortunately, there is again cause to celebrate: shortly before he died, Johnson completed his second collection of short stories: The La...
Cost: Free

The Brisket Belt Show: A Stand-up Comedy Hanukkah Special

Saturday December 16, 2017 08:00 pm EST
Categories: Stand-up Comedy<br><br>HT Rosen and Amanda Marks Present:

The Brisket Belt Show: A Stand-up Comedy Hanukkah Special 

A portion of the proceeds from The Brisket Belt Show will be donated to Rebecca's Tent Women's Shelter at Shearith Israel. 

Hosted by:

Ro...
Cost: $15

A Write Club Carol

Wednesday December 13, 2017 09:00 pm EST
Categories: Live Lit<br><br>Write Club Atlanta is back at the Ballroom, with all of the yelling and drinking you expect of the season!

WRITE CLUB is: 6 WRITERS competing in 3 BOUTS of 2 OPPOSING TOPICS lasting no more than

7 MINUTES apiece wherein YOU THE AUDIENCE decid...
Cost: $10

Dark Side of the Room Holiday Show!

Saturday December 9, 2017 08:00 pm EST

We're at Highland Ballroom and we have got more guests, music, and comedy!

In the Dark Side improv show we take a classic movie (i.e. Jaws, Star Wars) and improvise the stories of what the black people were doing during that movie. The show is about celebrating the diversity in improv and comedy...
Cost: $10

Dark Side of The Room

Thursday November 9, 2017 08:00 pm EST
Categories: Comedy, African American, Improv The Dark Side of The Room improv show takes a classic movie (i.e. Jaws, Star Wars) and improvise the stories of what the black people were doing during that movie. The show is about celebrating the diversity in improv and comedy. Let’s face it Atlanta i...
Cost: $10

Resurgens Fest 2017

Thursday November 2, 2017 08:00 pm EDT
On an optimistic whim, comedian and showrunner extraordinaire Joe Pettis created the Hotlanta Comedy Fest last year: a three-day shindig featuring all-local comedians. The fest returns this year with a new name and venue. Rebranded as Resurgens Fest, Pettis and more than 80 homegrown comics will per...
Cost: $10-$30

#QueerisLife Comedy and Open Mic Night

Friday October 20, 2017 06:30 pm EDT
Oct 20th, 2017- #QueerisLife Comedy and Open Mic NightDoors Open and Sign Up starts at 6:30pm

The Highland Ballroom and LoungeAddress: 644 North Highland Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30306Hosted by Julie OsborneFeaturing Comedians:

Dedrick Flynn Andrew Markle Cherith Fuller Sam Gordon Powell Mansfield

 ...
Cost: $15.00

Halloweenies! Comedy and Costumes and Hotdogs oh my!

Thursday October 19, 2017 07:00 pm EDT
Halloween is the best holiday. Hot dogs are the best food (fight me). That's pretty much all there is to get folks. A curated comedy showcase where all the performers get (are forced) to perform in their favorite costume. The crew will be serving up the finest Hot Doggies (and veggie doggies) throug...
Cost: $10

Roast of Stranger Things

Friday October 13, 2017 08:30 pm EDT
Stranger Things fans welcome, but beware! Things are sure to get heated as Atlanta's favorite comics play the characters before the release of season two in this adult-friendly roast.
Cost: $7

The Story Collider: Identity

Tuesday October 3, 2017 08:00 pm EDT
A slew of mostly scientists take the stage at Atlanta's newest reading series. The Story Collider provides a platform to share personal stories about science. The launch lineup features writer/storyteller/performer Mauree Culberson, mathematician Lew Lefton, behavioral neuroscientist Joe Normandin, ...
Cost: $10

Drop Up Video

Friday September 15, 2017 10:00 pm EDT
Mystery Science Theatre meets Pop Up Video in this newfangled version of standup comedy. Music videos will play live as local comedians provide witty commentary in real time. The lineup includes Paige Bowman, Katie Hughes, Fray Forde, Ed Dinzole and more. Justin Thompson hosts.

Tickets

Cost: $5

The Dark Side of the Room

Friday September 15, 2017 08:00 pm EDT
This improv show features African Americans' music, stand up, and poetry in a celebration of diversity and blackness.
Cost: $10

Laughs Trump Hate: Charlottesville

Friday September 8, 2017 08:30 pm EDT
It’s impossible to be apolitical in today’s world. Many comedians are becoming more political in their act and in much louder actions. Three of ATL’s finest jokesmiths, Paige Bowman, Cherith Fuller and Jen O’Neill Smith, started their new semi-regular comedy showcase earlier this year with the goal ...
Cost: $10

Late Late Breakfast - Highland Ballroom 7/30

Sunday July 30, 2017 02:00 pm EDT
All the way from Chicago, Late Late Breakfast is the perfect comedy show for a drunken, weird Sunday afternoon. Hosted and co-created by lovable scamps Tyler Jackson and Danny Maupin, Late Late Breakfast is a fast-paced mixed-format standup show that the Chicago Reader simply called "Chaos." Every...
Cost: $5

Laughs Trump Hate: National Immigration Law Center

Friday July 14, 2017 07:30 pm EDT
Produced by Cherith Fuller, Jen O'Neill Smith, and Paige Bowman, Laughs Trump Hate is a comedy show series to benefit those negatively affected by the election. July's show benefits the National Immigration Law Center (NILC), one of the leading organizations in the U.S. exclusively dedicated to defe...
Cost: $10

Stand Up for Planned Parenthood

Thursday June 15, 2017 08:00 pm EDT
A night of laughs goes to a good cause in Stand Up for Planned Parenthood. Lace Larrabee, Amber North and Stephanie & Travis Jones will bring humor to key issues in women's reproductive rights and make fun of the patriarchy while they're at it. The event is organized by the Planned Parenthood Young ...
Cost: $25-$100

Stand Up for Planned Parenthood 2017

Thursday June 15, 2017 08:00 pm EDT
Planned Parenthood Young Professionals Council is hosting an evening of laughs and Good Food Truck love this Spring in the form of our very own comedy show! Proceeds from the "Stand Up for Planned Parenthood" event will benefit Planned Parenthood Southeast (PPSE) which means this is fun for a good c...
Cost: $25

Laughs Trump Hate: A Comedy Show

Thursday January 12, 2017 07:00 pm EST
Laugh through the pain at a stand-up show benefitting the Southern Poverty Law Center put on by local comedy queens Paige Bowman, Cherith Fuller, and Jen O'Neill Smith and hosted by CL 2017 Person to Watch David Perdue. Shaunak Godkhindi, Ismael Loutfi, Holly Lynnea, Amber North, Dedrick Flynn, and ...
Cost: $10

CL's Fiction Contest Party

Wednesday January 11, 2017 07:00 pm EST
Hear ye, hear ye! It’s once again time to unveil the winners of Creative Loafing’s annual Fiction Contest. Three lucky (and talented) scribes put forth their best narratives with the theme “fair.” Meet us at the Highland Inn Ballroom Lounge for live readings and a cash bar. Once they’ve mo...
Cost: Donations

Grrrls Nite Out

Thursday December 29, 2016 07:00 pm EST
This is the end of the year show and its gonna be The Dopeness! Here's another ballerific lineup: Amanda Goldstein Marks, Ann Marie Lowman, Brian Emond, Samm Severin, Genesis Gonzalez, Julie Osborne, and Amber North as headliner. Proceeds go to the Boys and Girls Clubs of America!
Cost: $5-$10

A Very Very X-Mas Eve Eve Comedy Special Special

Thursday December 22, 2016 07:00 pm EST
We’re still recovering from Thanksgiving with the fam, and now they want us for Christmas, too? 1UP Comedy is here to support everyone who wants to get away for just one night with a Christmas Eve Eve special, promising double the laughs and double the fun. SweetWater Beer and Comedy’s Joe Petti...
Cost: $5 suggested donation

Hey 2016, Get Outta Towne! - a holiday comedy show

Monday December 19, 2016 07:00 pm EST
Travis Jones, the Cardigan Party Improv, Change Purse, the Tipsy Zone, and the Outta Towne sketch team come together to wish 2016 farewell (or fare-unwell). Bid on cool items in a charity raffle. All proceeds from ticket sales and the raffle will go to Beloved Atlanta and the ACLU.
Cost: $12

Bleux Stockings Society, Volume 8: Otherness

Sunday November 20, 2016 07:00 pm EST
As we recover from #ElectionNight2016, Bleux Stockings Society returns to tackle something many Americans have been feeling their whole lives and felt particularly during campaign season: otherness. Tawny Powell, Christeene Alcosiba, Stephanie Morey, Anïsa Lewis, and more will read. The Peach Coven...
Cost: $10

Write Club Atlanta: Our National Nightmare

Tuesday November 8, 2016 07:00 pm EST
The longest election season in the history of man has finally ended. Recover from the fallout a Write Club returns to the Highland Inn Ballroom Lounge with three rounds of head-to-heads: three covering right and one each on privilege, wrong, and left. The lineup features Mauree Culberson, Jon Carr, ...
Cost: $10

Red Clay Comedy Fest

Thursday September 29, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
The Red Clay Comedy Festival returns for a second year, this time as the official comedy partner for Project Pabst. The festival features the unique and laugh-out-loud hilarious comedians from all over the country. This year's headliners include Clayton English (9 p.m., Sept. 29, Relapse Theater) an...
Cost: $10-$100

News Flash: Comedy You Can Turn To

Monday September 26, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
Andrew Michael and Paige Bowman bring you Atlanta's best comics and writers going head-to-head to one up each other with jokes about today's headlines. It's like SNL's Weekend Update but faster, funnier, and free of Colin Jost's smarm. Each round's winner will return in a final battle because there ...
Cost: $5

Roast of Harry Potter

Wednesday September 21, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
Not even defeating the most powerful dark wizard of all time can keep you safe from the wrath of Atlanta's comics. For this roast of the Boy Who Lived, 1UP Comedy will break out their best robes and portray some of Hogwarts' most familiar faces.
Cost: $8-$10

Grrrls Nite Out

Thursday September 15, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
Four female comics and one male comedian walk into a bar … or at least that’s the setup for this Friday’s Grrrls Night Out. Now in its sixth iteration, the 18+ event was initially started to celebrate women in stand-up and bring an all-female comedy lineup to Atlanta, though it now designates ...
Cost: $5-$10

Dashboard Light Track 1: Our First Time

Tuesday September 13, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
While Write Club is on break, get your reading series fix with Dashboard Light. Bleux Stockings Society's Rita Nicole Leslie, Scene Missing/Song Missing's Jason Pierce Mallory, CL's very own Beca Grimm, and more local wordy talent will share what the soundtrack was going the first time they made swe...
Cost: $10

Perfect Strangers

Monday September 12, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
Andre Castenell, Laura Scott, Ben Bowlin, Robert Shelton, and many others will take the stage for a night of improv based on audience members' questions and their own lives. Viewers will drop random questions into a bucket, and the performers pick a question and turn it into a story for the rest of ...
Cost: $5

Grrrls Nite Out

Wednesday July 6, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
Come see the ultimate ladies' show, with Laura Austin, Shannon Kelley, Kenzie Carolyn Rowland and her Ladylike friends, Amanda Goldstein Marks, Matthew English, and Storhm Artiste closing the night out! All proceeds will be donated to a Crowdrise fund for the Orlando shooting victims' funeral costs ...
Cost: $10

DUNGEON: Rumble

Monday July 4, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
Come watch as comedy adventures into a fantasy land! Atlanta's best comedians match wits with the mysterious Dungeon Master in a stage show that will make the audience laugh, gasp and cheer. Doors open at 8 p.m.
Cost: $5

Surrogates Comedy

Friday June 24, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
Special Guests and some audience members are selected and paired with some of Atlanta's best Stand Up Comedians and outfitted with an ear piece and put on stage to act out a stand up comedy routine being fed to them line by line by a comedian back stage.
Cost: $10

News Flash: Comedy You Can Count On

Monday June 20, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
Come see Atlanta's best comics go head-to-head as they try to write the best jokes about today's headlines - like SNL's Weekend Update but faster, funnier, and free of Colin Jost's smarm.
Cost: $5

Brunchlines

Saturday June 11, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
For June, BrunchLines is teaming up with the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival to bring you the best comics from all over! Ticket price includes brunch, a mimosa, and a great show!
Cost: $10

Write Club: Yellraiser 5

Tuesday June 7, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
Atlanta’s resident badass reading series and four-time CL Best of Atlanta winner, Write Club, pits scribes against each other in true wars of words. In three rounds, dueling wordsmiths face off with opposing themes — remember vs. forget, past vs. future, near vs. far — to win bragging rights, ...
Cost: $10

Hip V. Swag 5: The Best of Hip V. Swag

Thursday May 19, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
This comedy showcase of underground Atlanta comics always has something for everyone. If you haven't been to any of the other sold out Hip V. Swag shows, then this is the one for you!
Cost: $10-$15

Ladyfest Atlanta - Comedy Show

Wednesday May 18, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
Enjoy a night of laughs with Ladyfest Atlanta, starring Tae Eady, Laura S. Lewis, Hayley Ellman, Dani Herd, Kite Hale, Jil Pasiecnik, and Jen Lenny.
Cost: Free

Quit This Town: Record & Art Show

Saturday May 7, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
Looking for new tunes and/or decor? Come out to Reactionary Printing’s record and art show at the Highland Inn Ballroom. Sponsored by El Myr, Savage Pizza, and Clipper Ship Tattoo, the ballroom will be filled with vendors offering up their best artworks and record collections, all available for pu...
Cost: Free

Grrrls Nite Out

Wednesday May 4, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
Grrrls Nite Out is a stand-up comedy show featuring the region's top female comedians.
Cost: $10

Schlitz and Giggles Comedy Showcase

Wednesday April 13, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
Hosted by Mo Arora, the Schlitz and Giggles Comedy Showcase returns, but this time at the Highland Inn Ballroom, with scheduled performances by Max Fine, Julie Osborne, Jen O'Neill Smith, Kareem Plug Chapman, Trae Crowder, and Corey Ryan Forrester.
Cost: $10

Schlitz and Giggles Stand Up Comedy Showcase With Jenn Snyder

Wednesday March 23, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
Hosted by Jen O'Neill Smith, Schlitz and Giggles Stand Up Comedy Showcase presents special guest and headliner Jenn Snyder. Other comedians scheduled to perform include Will Copeland, Dan Immke, AK Bjorn, Michael Rowland, Piper Ruhmkorff, and Mo Arora.
Cost: $10

ATLABYRINTH

Tuesday March 22, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
Hosted by Lauren Vogelbaum, Scene Missing presents ATLABYRINTH, featuring orriginal music, writing, and comedy about '80s fantasy movies. ATLABYRINTH's lineup includes Gina Rickicki, Noel Hart, Frances Chang, Liz Grofic, Laura Scott, Annie Lockwood, Nick Tecosky, Ellaree Yeagley, Jason Mallory, and ...
Cost: $10

Quincy Jones

Tuesday March 22, 2016 12:00 am EDT
Experience a special evening of comedy and fundraising to help support comic, Quincy Jones. Diagnosed with stage 4 mesothelioma, Quincy was told that he would only have one year to live. Join local comedians as we raise money to help him fulfill his dream of recording a special.
Cost: $15-$20

We Wrote a Book: An Anthology of Stories Release Party

Friday March 18, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
Online, fiction-fiction challenge publication, The Five Hundred, has made it to print. They're having a release party for We Wrote a Book: An Anthology of Stories, featuring the work of more than 40 authors.
Cost: Free

Out of Bounds Comedy Show

Thursday March 17, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
Highwire Comedy takes brings its Livewire sketch comedy to the Highland Inn Ballroom Lounge, featuring wry satirical commentary about the relationship between psychodemographic factors and perceived stigmatization.
Cost: $10-$12

Roast of Batman

Friday March 11, 2016 07:00 pm EST
Comedians dress up as characters from the Batman series and perform a Comedy Central-style roast the DC superhero.
Cost: $8

Double Team Comedy

Thursday March 10, 2016 07:00 pm EST
Hosted by Justin Clements and Justin Thompson, comedians pair up for double-stuffed performances, featuring acts from: David Perdue and Andrew Michael, Jen Lenny and Samm Severin, Brian Emond and Craig Hoelzer, Cherith Fuller and Andrew Markle, Will Copeland and Ismael Loutfi, and Olive Lynch and Wi...
Cost: $5-$10

Write Club Atlanta Chapter 54: Girls Just Wanna Draw Blood

Tuesday March 8, 2016 07:00 pm EST
This month's all-female-identifying combatants include: Stephanie Morey, Theresa Davis, Rita Nicole Leslie, Gina Rickicki, Alayna Huft Tucker, and Cherry DelRosario.
Cost: $10

Dungeon: Resilient

Monday February 29, 2016 07:00 pm EST
Dungeon is comedy, Dungeons & Dragons Style. Intrepid players face off against devious Dungeon Master Remi Treuer in adventures that will make you laugh, gasp, and cheer. Dungeon is a unique comedy variety show marrying stand-up comedy and anything-goes fantasy adventure.
Cost: $6

Grrrls Nite Out

Saturday January 23, 2016 07:00 pm EST
Atlanta-based comedian Amber North hosts Grrrls Nite Out, an all-female comedy show, featuring local comics Kite Hale, Jen O’Neill Smith, Hayley Ellman, Cherith Fuller, Jen Lenny, Ann Marie Lowman, Paige Bowman, Annie Lockwood, Olive Lynch, and Samm Severin. “Grrrls Nite Out is a take on the ‘...
Cost: $10

Business as Usual

Friday January 22, 2016 07:00 pm EST
The Highland Inn Ballroom Lounge hosts an evening of blue-collar stand-up comedy and variety performances. On Sat., Jan. 23, Kyle Gillis leads Business as Usual, a regular comedy showcase covering topics from “workplace horror stories” to “helpful PowerPoint presentations.” Gillis, with the ...
Cost: $5-$10

Highwire Comedy Co. presents: The Farce Awakens

Thursday December 17, 2015 07:00 pm EST
Livewire, Highwire's sketch team, takes on the George Lucas legacy in celebration of all things Star Wars. An improv act opens. A cash bar with also be available.
Cost: $10

A Very Merry WRITE CLUB [Holiday] 5

Tuesday December 8, 2015 07:00 pm EST
WRITE CLUB presents another installment in its fierce three-rounded series — but duh, this time there's a festive twist. Plan to hear opposing (yet seasonal) takes from Suehyla El-Attar versus Topher Payne, Mauree Culberson versus Megan Leahy, and Myke Johns versus Chris Alonzo.
Cost: $10

Perfect Strangers! Ask Us Anything!

Monday December 7, 2015 07:00 pm EST
The new improv group takes questions from the crowd to inspire real-life anecdotes and scenes formed around them.
Cost: $5

Fricative

Friday November 13, 2015 07:00 pm EST
Experience language liberated from linear bondage in this series of dadaist-era sound poems. Not entirely music but more than noise, “fricative” transforms actors into an onomatopoetic orchestra, and won the 2008 Cincinnati Entertainment Award for “Best Alternative Theatre Performance.” This...
Cost: Tickets $12 online via www.AtlantaFringe.org, $15 at the door ($12 with 2015 Atlanta Fringe button)

WRITE CLUB ATLANTA Chapter 49: SCREAM MACHINE

Tuesday October 13, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
The literature bloodsport features three rounds of two opposing writers with two opposing ideas, this time themed around Halloween and like, spooky stuff. Round 49 features the following writers and topics: Nicki Salcedo: CRY vs. Christina Lee: WHISPER, Gavin Godfrey: CRADLE vs. Beca Grimm: GRAVE, a...
Cost: $10

Southern Gothic Novel: The Aberdeen, Mississippi Sex-Slave Incident

Friday July 17, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
NY Drama Desk Award-nominated writer/performer doing 2-nights of US tour with his ‘flawlessly executed’ (NY Times) one-hour comedy play.
Cost: $10

Billy Wayne Davis

Monday June 29, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
Davis headlines with Travis Jones, Erin Dewey Lennox and John Michael-Bond.
Cost: $10

Caleb Synan's Going Away Show

Thursday June 25, 2015 12:00 am EDT
Thursday night is a very special, and bittersweet, show at the Highland Inn Ballroom. Atlanta staple Caleb Synan is moving to Los Angeles next month and he's having a special Going Away Show" before he leaves. Synan has long been a regular at the Atlanta Improv
Cost: $7

A Diary in 13 Pages

Friday May 8, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
An adventure of interactive
Cost: $15

Loaded Guns: The Markey Moose Club

Thursday February 26, 2015 07:00 pm EST
The Markey Moose Club was every kid's favorite show back in the day... But what ever happened to the Mooseketeers? Turns out they never left the show, and have been stuck in an endless loop of Markey's own hellish design. Come see all the fun they're having at Twinhead's latest in their series of a...
Cost: $10

Scene Missing Presents RAISING ATLANTIZONA

Tuesday February 24, 2015 07:00 pm EST
Pour yourself a White Russian, steal some diapers for Nathan Jr, and bury that suitcase full of money in the snow because Scene Missing is bringing you a night of music, comedy, and writing—all based on the movies of the Coen brothers!
Cost: $10

Loose Change 5.1 Issue Release Party

Thursday February 19, 2015 07:00 pm EST
Refreshments with readings by Laura Carter, Bruce Covey and Megan Volpert.
Cost: Free

Scene Missing Presents WHEDON NEED NO EDUCATION

Wednesday January 28, 2015 12:00 am EST
Alert the Watchers' Council, hop in your Firefly-class vessel, grab your bleach-blonde vampire boyfriend, open that letter from Bad Horse the Thoroughbred of Sin, and rent out your Cabin in the Woods because Scene Missing is bringing you a night of music, comedy, and writing all based on the works o...
Cost: $10

Scene Missing Presents HAN SHOT FIRSTMAS

Wednesday December 17, 2014 12:00 am EST
Consult your Wookiepedia, adjust your lightsaber crystal, and break out your nicest metal bikini because we're bringing you a night of writing, music, comedy, and cabaret based on Star Wars movies.
Cost: $10

There Is No Atlanta, Only Zuul

Tuesday October 21, 2014 08:00 pm EDT
Scene Missing Presents There Is No Atlanta, Only Zuul: writing, comedy, and other performances based on movies about ghosts! Bringing you the best essays, stand-up comedy, and musical performances celebrating movies about phantoms, wraiths, spirits, apparitions, and poltergeists!
Cost: $10

Gary Shteyngart

Wednesday October 8, 2014 08:00 pm EDT
A Cappella Books hosts Gary Shteyngart for a Ballroom Book Bash. Thomas Mullen will host. Shteyngart presents the memoir Little Failure, in which he shares his American immigrant experience, moving back and forth through time and memory with self-deprecating humor, moving insights, and literary brav...
Cost: $17 (included paperback copy of the book)

Warrior Women in Wonderland

Friday September 19, 2014 08:00 pm EDT
Calling all fire-starters, cross-dressers for a cause, and queens of our book-loving hearts**Rose Metal Press, 421 Atlanta, and Little, Brown, in conjunction with Vouched Books, invite you to celebrate a veritable hat trick of hot new releases: Two chapbooks by William Todd Seabrook: The Imagination...
Cost: Free

Paintings for Brian Eno

Wednesday September 17, 2014 08:00 pm EDT
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Us Conductors (Sean Michaels) book release

Wednesday July 2, 2014 08:00 pm EDT
With his first novel, Us Conductors, music journalist Sean Michaels crafts a fictional biography of Leon Theremin and the love of his life, Clara Rockmore. Theremin is celebrated as the inventor of the Theremin, one of the first electronic musical instruments. His true life’s story is filled with ...
Cost: Free
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