5 things to do: BBQ for Texas Dine Out - September 05 2017

What’s happening in Atlanta today

BBQ for Texas Dine Out

Sweet Auburn Barbecue - 656 N. Highland Ave. N.E. Atlanta, GA 30306 11 a.m.

Atlanta barbecue restaurants Sweet Auburn BBQ, Bone Lick BBQ, Community Q, D.B.A. BBQ, Grand Champion BBQ, Greater Good BBQ, B’s Cracklin’ BBQ, Heirloom Market BBQ and Smoke Ring will donate a portion of their proceeds from to GlobalGiving, a crowdfunding site that has a goal to raise $5 million to be used in Houston for local Hurricane Harvey relief and recovery efforts.


Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre - 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway Atlanta, GA 30339 $104-$339. 7:30 p.m.


Atlanta I Need A New Heart

The Highland Inn Ballroom Lounge - 644 N. Highland Ave. N.E. Atlanta, GA 30306 $8. 8 p.m.

This September marks the eighteenth anniversary of Stephin Merritts’ critically acclaimed, three-volume album 69 Love Songs. The album consists of exactly 69 songs chronicling all types of love, including “Yeah, Oh Yeah” about a husband murdering his wife. Ahhh, the joys of love. 1 AM Secret Show will host an all-out celebration of Merritt’s musical tome.

Hip Hop Trivia ATL

Slice - Piedmont - 75 Piedmont Ave N.E., Suite 150 Atlanta, GA 30303 Free. 8 p.m.

Question: Name the only weekly hip-hop trivia night in Atlanta where the answer to your question might be rubbing elbows with you at the bar? Hosted by Day 1 Radio’s Branden Peters and Maurice Garland, Hip-Hop Trivia at Slice on Piedmont has attracted notables ranging from legendary DITC producer Diamond D to Atlanta’s own Andre 3 Stacks. But this ain’t the see-and-be-seen crowd. Hip-hop heads and local industry heavies play to win in a kicked back atmosphere with theme nights and team names as creative as the trivia questions. The prize? A $50 bar tab, of course. Come through. A portion of the Sept. 6 proceeds will benefit Trae The Truth’s Angel By Nature foundation.

Madame Gandhi, Decoteau, OniDotCom, Taradactyl

Aisle 5 - 1123 Euclid Ave. N.E. Atlanta, GA 30307 $12-$15. 9 p.m.