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Alliance Francaise d'Atlanta - 1197 Peachtree St., Colony Square, Plaza Level Atlanta, GA 30361 $40-$60. 7 p.m.
Alliance Française's champagne and chocolate tasting is back with more fine European chocolates from Swiss and Belgian consulates. This delectable champagne and chocolate tasting is back with more fine European chocolates from Swiss and Belgian consulates. Guests will enjoy passed hors d'oeuvres from Petite Violette, macarons from Macaron Queen and champagne from Atlantic Wine along with live music.
Dad's Garage Theatre - 569 Ezzard St. S.E. Atlanta, GA 30307 $12.50-$20.50. 8 p.m.
Dad's Garage's new world premier show, U Up? examines dating, sex, and relationships in the age of social media. This two-person show, created by and starring Mark Kendall and Alison Hastings, uses comedy, drama, and movement in a fast-paced, sketch format. From first dates, to awkward music choices, to late-night bootie calls, to sexting— U Up? satirizes love in the digital age. This show takes the things that make you go "oooh" and makes you go "huh?" And it takes the things that make you go "wha?" and makes you go "hubba hubba." And of course, there will be plenty of sweet tunes and dance moves.
Ferst Center for the Arts - 349 Ferst Drive N.W. Atlanta, GA 30332 $26-$51. 8 p.m.
Center Stage - 1374 W. Peachtree St. N.W. Atlanta, Georgia 30309 $17-$25. 9 p.m.
While the political commentary and satire found on late-night TV frequently is softened down for easy digesting, comedian Hari Kondabolu wastes no time mincing words on stage. The Brooklyn-based stand-up’s penchant to frankly discussing race, class and Western politics has made him a popular figure among comedy clubs, festivals, NPR and more. Kondabolu has performed on “Conan,” “Late Night with David Letterman,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” and released his second album through Kill Rock Stars, Mainstream American Comic, last summer. Called “one of the most exciting political comics in stand-up today” by the New York Times, Kondabolu brings his comedic savvy to Center Stage alongside fellow New York comic Liz Miele and local jokesmith David Perdue.
529 - 529 Flat Shoals Ave. S.E. Atlanta, GA 30316 Donations. 9 p.m.
While his previous group iLLmont occasionally indulged in excess, Allen Thomas’ solo work finds him appreciating the moment from a distance. If his verses on “(This Ain’t) Another Rap Song” or “Retrograde Jam” are any indication, life isn’t always wine and roses. In fact, it can be quite painful. Even the beat on “Weatherman Theme,” one of the more lively tracks from Void Scrolls I, has a tragic quality about it. Perhaps that’s why the soulful, introspective sex jam “Got It, God,” featuring fellow local Yani Mo, feels so escapist — and necessary.