Weekend Arts Agenda: Internet sensations headline the Fox April 28 2016
Plus, famous director, screenwriter, and actor Tommy Wiseau hosts Q&A sessions at Plaza Theatre.
YouTube sensations, video bloggers, and radio personalities, Dan Howell and Phil Lester, simply known as Dan and Phil, bring their talents to the live stage Fri., April 29, at 8 p.m. Widely known for their YouTube channel, Super Amazing Project, and their BBC Radio shows, like "Internet Takeover" and their self-titled show "Dan and Phil," the young UK-based comedy duo comes to Atlanta's iconic Fox Theatre as part of their current North American tour, The Amazing Tour is Not on Fire.
Dan and Phil's 43-city tour, based off of their New York Times and Amazon best-selling book, The Amazing Book is Not on Fire: The World of Dan and Phil, features live sketches, stand-up performances, a heavy use of anecdotes, audience interaction, and a loose storyline tying it all together.
======›› Journalist William Geroux, former writer for the New York Times and the Richmond Times-Dispatch, and author of Mathews Men: Seven Brothers and the War Against Hitler's U-Boats, stops by the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum for an artist talk and book signing Thurs., April 28, at 7 p.m. Set in 1942, Geroux's non-fiction piece follows the previously untold story of seven brothers from Mathews County, Virginia who were sent off to fight in World War II.
›› Director, screenwriter, producer, actor, and New Orleans native Tommy Wiseau visits the Plaza Theatre, Atlanta's oldest operating cinema, for a two-night Q&A session as part of the Love is Blind 2016 World Tour Fri., April 29 and Sat., April 30, at midnight. Wiseau is most notably known for directing The Room, a cult classic film that was bashed by critics, his 2004 documentary Homeless in America, and his 2007 sitcom "Neighbors." The highly anticipated sessions also feature screenings of "Neighbors," including new footage.
›› Hot Mic Comedy presents a unique event like no other. On Sat., April 30, at 8 p.m., the Highland Inn Ballroom Lounge hosts You Tell the Jokes & the Comic Pulls the String. Hosted by [https://twitter.com/ABearComedian?ref_src=twsrc^google|twcamp^serp|twgr^author|Ian Aber], as part of the Surrogates: A Stand-Up Comedy Experiment series, the one-of-a-kind performance pairs audience members with comedians. The comedians stay backstage and use ear pieces to tell their jokes to the selected audience members. The selected audience members take the main stage and deliver the punchlines. Comedians scheduled for the event include: Will Copeland, Anthony Driver, Paul Gallois, Travis Jones, Jen Lenny, Annie Lockwood, Julie Osborne, Joe Pettis, Bob Place, Nick Pupo, and Dan Weeks.
›› Auburn Avenue Research Library and the Hammonds House Museum welcome the month of May by teaming up to bring highly talented photographer Andrew Fuller to the Hammonds House Sun., May 1, at 3 p.m. to discuss his latest creation, Without Regard to Sex, Race, or Color: The Past, Present, and Future of One Historically Black College. Fuller's emotionally charged book and photo collection centered around Atlanta's Morris Brown College celebrates the school's robust history and peers into the historic college's future. Using essays from Robert E. James, Pellom McDaniels III, Amalia K. Amaki, and Loretta Parham as context, Fuller's book also explores issues of race, progress, and the overall future of pubic colleges in the U.S.
ONGOING/ALSO THIS WEEK
Choice at Atlanta Photography Group Gallery (Fri., April 29, at 6:30 p.m., and runs thru Sat., June 4)
Reverse Role Variety Show Fundraiser at Mammal Gallery (Fri., April 29, at 7 p.m.)
Driskell Prize Dinner at the High Museum of Art (Fri., April 29, from 7-10 p.m.)
Brandon Sadler Studio Visit at WonderRoot (Sat., April 30, from 2-3 p.m.)
Where Art Meets Tech at Eyedrum (Sat., April 30 from 7 p.m.-midnight)
Faith Salie Book Signing at SCADshow (Mon., May 2, at 7 p.m.)
Trans & Friends: A Project of the Feminist Outlawz at Charis Books (Mon., May 2, at 7 p.m.)
Naked City at the Goat Farms Art Center (Mon., May 2, at 8:30 p.m.)
Choice Critique with Nicole Jacobs at Atlanta Photography Group Gallery (Tues., May 3, from 7:30-9:30 p.m.)
Love/d Sex/ed at the Mammal Gallery (Runs thru Sat., May 7)
The New South at Kai Lin Art (Runs thru Sat., May 14, from noon-5 p.m.)
One Sunny Day After Another at WonderRoot (Runs thru Mon., May 30, from 7-9 p.m.)