5 things to do: METZ - September 01 2017

What’s happening in Atlanta today

Tacos, Beers & Abortion 2017

Mother Bar & Restaurant - 447 Edgewood Ave. S.E. Atlanta, GA 30312 5:30 p.m.

Access Reproductive Care - Southeast heads to Mother once again for the National Network of Abortion Funds Taco or Beer Challenge. ARC - Southeast plans to raise $1,500 in support of everyone’s freedom to access reproductive services, so buy a taco, drink a beer, share a #ToBC17 selfie on social media or participate at home as long as you remember to put your money where your taco is.


One Musicfest Mayoral Forum

Loudermilk Conference Center - 40 Courtland St. Atlanta, GA 30303 Free w/ RSVP. 6 p.m.

Qualifying week has past, and 13 candidates still remain in the race to be Atlanta’s next mayor. Join One Musicfest, festival founder J. Carter, television host Shelley Wynters, Dr. Jocelyn Wilson and more than half of those on the ballot for a civic forum. Candidates Cathy Woolard, Ceaser Mitchell, John Eaves, Keisha Lance Bottoms, Kwanza Hall, Mary Norwood, Michael Sterling, Peter Arman and Vincent Fort are scheduled to participate. Atlanta tapper and activist Killer Mike moderates. Seating is limited.


Adrian Miller, The President’s Kitchen Cabinet

The Carter Center - 453 Freedom Parkway Atlanta, GA 30307 Free. 8 p.m.

Author Adrian Miller, aka the Soul Food Scholar, delves into the kitchen crews that kept U.S. presidents and their families fed. Miller highlights more than 150 black men and woman and their roles during the country’s defining moments.


Comedy and Cocktails

City Winery - 650 North Ave. Atlanta, GA 30308 $20. 7 p.m.

Glistening over the Beltline, Ponce City Market has become Atlanta’s new favorite market hub. Weekends might be its busiest days, but Wednesdays are gearing up to steal some of the limelight thanks to City Winery. The restaurant and bar packs an onsite winery and a sweet stage set to welcome late-night entertainment. City Winery’s Comedy and Cocktails is a monthly stand-up series featuring Atlanta’s fastest rising comedians captained by host Damon Sumner.


METZ two-night stand at 529

529 - 529 Flat Shoals Ave. S.E. Atlanta, GA 30316 $15-$17. 9 p.m.

Toronto noise rock trio METZ return to Atlanta Sept. 5-6 for a searing two-night stand. Touring in support of the group’s third LP, the Steve Albini-produced Strange Peace, singer and guitar player Alex Edkins, drummer Hayden Menzies and bass player Chris Slorach continue to hone their punishing brand of post-hardcore. “Cellophane,” Strange Peace’s first single, is an anthemic yet foreboding stomper, showcasing the band’s penchant for tightly wound discord. An absolutely exhilarating live act, METZ’s sets are brutal, nonstop blasts of disciplined dissonance. Edkin’s sneering vocals swoop amidst bass guitar twitches and pummeling drums, making for an oddly infectious sound and wholly captivating experience. With Death Stuff, Motherfucker, Vincas, Material Girls, DiCaprio and Maximum Busy Muscle.