Royce Bable’s ‘Not Here Right Now’

Currently seeking funding, his one-man show details his path from corporate operative to citizen of the world

Image WANDERER: Check out Royce Bable’s one-man show “Not Here Right Now” at Synchronicity Theatre on July 1.@QueendomaliAfter interning at Google in San Francisco and working for Nielsen in New York City, Royce Bable traded the monotony of corporate life for a one-way ticket to Southeast Asia. In his one-man-show Not Here Right Now, Bable recounts the experience of his eight-country adventure, ultimately encouraging audiences “to take meaningful and fulfilling risks to achieve happiness.” Funded by 165 people through Kickstarter, Not Here Right Now is the story of a millennial for millennials. $25. Sat., July 1, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Synchronicity Theatre, 1545 Peachtree St. N.E. 404-484-8636.

On July 19, 2014, the first Hebocon competition took place in Tokyo, henceforth starting the most unpredictable, now international robotics event. Hebocons, or “the robot contest for dummies,” are robot sumo wrestling competitions celebrating those who are technically enthusiastic but ultimately ungifted. The [{“source”:2,”source_dashboard_filter”:”discovery”,”action_history”:”First Atlanta Hebocon will continue the celebration, beginning with a four-hour session where attendees will partake in the skill of robot making, followed by a sumo tournament between the first 32 robots made. Free. 5 p.m.-12 a.m. Fri., June 30. The Mammal Gallery, 91 Broad St. S.W. 678-744-7095.

Argosy has organized its first ever drag show in support of Liliana Bakhtiari and her run for Atlanta City Council. The Inaugural Drag Show for Liliana for Atlanta has been arranged by Ellasaurus Rex and Brigitte Bidet and will feature some of Atlanta’s favorite drag performers like Biqtch Puddin’ and Geneva Blaus. Former “RuPaul’s Drag Race” contestants will also make appearances in support of Bakhtiari. $5-$7. 9 p.m. Thurs., June 29. Argosy, 470 Flat Shoals Ave. S.E. 404-577-0407.

Despite the reality of people of color’s contributions to the LGBTQ movement throughout history, racism in LGBTQ communities continues to be a problem. Stonewall Sit-Down: A Community Discussion will unpack issues like racism and anti-blackness, as well as representation and pinkwashing in queer communities. The discussion has been organized by Southern Fried Queer Pride and Spark Reproductive Justice Now and is specifically for LGBTQ folks. Food and refreshments will be served. Free. 6 p.m. Thurs., June 29. Little Five Points Center for Arts and Community. 1083 Austin Ave. N.E. 404-331-3250.

From the likes of Stevie Nicks to Beyonc̩, women have always been invaluable players in the music industry. To recognize and celebrate this fact, Nonsense ATL has organized Commotion: A Tribute to Women in Music, a dance party featuring women musicians across the decades. Curated by Kimber of Heyday and Nonsense EAV, tunes for the night will feature everything from the greats of pop music to more modern artists like Tove Lo and Lorde. $7-$10. 10 p.m. Fri., June 30. The Basement, 1245 Glenwood Ave S.E. 404-622-8686.

As silent discos sweep over nightlife across the world, Hush Hush is attempting its own “silent disco experiment” of silent discos in the daytime. Its next event is the independence day celebration, Hush Hush Red & Blue, which will include a six-DJ lineup, drink specials at the bars for registered guests and complementary shots at Neighbor’s Pub and Hand in Hand. $15-$25. 5 p.m. Sat., July 1. Neighbor’s Pub, 752 Highland Ave. N.E. 404-872-5440.

Improv meets slam poetry in Madmen and Poets, a collaboration between the poets and improvisers of Atlanta. The poets from Art Amok Slam and Java Monkey Slam will join ranks with improvisers from Dad’s Garage for a night of laughter, poetry and community. Proceeds from the event will benefit the slam poets in the city competing in the National Poetry Slam 2017. Performers include Nate Mask, Therese Davis, Cassidy Russell and Whittney Millsap. $10. 8 p.m. Fri., June 30. 7 Stages, 1105 Euclid Ave. N.E. 404-523-7647.

Though Atlanta is not often thought of as a hub for artists and artistic endeavors, the history of art in the city is a long and fascinating one. The Atlanta History Center has paired with the Margaret Mitchell House to organize Hidden Midtown: HeART of the City, an invitation for the people of Atlanta to explore how “the arts shaped the culture in this community.” $10-$15. 6:30 p.m. Thurs., June 29. Margaret Mitchell House, 979 Crescent Ave. N.E. 404-814-4000.

What happens to the Atlanta Botanical Garden after dark? Those attending Cocktails in the Garden will experience ABG’s beautiful installations and gardens with a cocktail in hand, a live DJ and a cash bar. The event will also include exclusive games and activities, as well as a special look at the ABG’s The Curious Garden. Free-$22. 6 p.m. Thurs., June 29. Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave. N.E. 404-876-5859.

Looking at the next Atlanta Comic Convention lineup, one wouldn’t guess the event only takes place over the course of a day. The convention features new, well-respected and legendary comic artists for comic lovers to meet and purchase from, as well as special guests from various entertainment worlds. For its second convention of the year, ACC will bring Roberto Yun Rodriguez, an animator for “Gravity Falls,” “Family Guy” and “Scooby Doo,” as well as DC and Marvel veteran Drew Geraci, whose work includes Captain Marvel, Avengers Assemble and Star Wars comics. $5. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun., July 2. Marriott Hotel-Century Center, 2000 Century Blvd. N.E. 706-837-4976.

As Atlanta transforms into “ATLwood” and its film industry grows, so do opportunities for actors, producers, directors and others in the film industry. To bring together industry veterans and hopefuls, Get Scene Studios has organized Georgia Film Night, a chance to meet and mix with fellow film lovers and watch films produced and shot in Atlanta. Get Scene Studios is an acting facility that offers a creative space for actors to develop their craft. Free. 7 p.m. Thurs., June 29. Get Scene, 451 Bishop St. N.W. 678-732-0753.

Spalding Nix’s summer show features Kyle “BlackCatTips” Brooks’ A Bowl Full of Happiness. Brooks is a Southern “folk street artist” known for his paintings and murals, as well as his unique storytelling ability. Using bright colors and found materials, Brooks has made a name for himself in the Atlanta art community. The show also feature the work of Edward Rice, Will Kay and Ben Smith. On view through Sept. 1. Spalding Nix Fine Art, 425 Peachtree Hills Ave. N.E. 404-841-7777.

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