5 things to do: Resurgens Fest 2017 - November 01 2017
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The Masquerade - 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive S.W. Atlanta, GA 30303 $26.50. 7 p.m.
Hip-hop is led by those with stamina and vitality. New Orleans-born king of twang and low riders is bringing just that when Curren$y, luminary of gutter Southern hip-hop and all things mixtape culture, makes a stop in Atlanta on his Pilot Talk Trilogy tour. One of the original members of Young Money Cash Money Billionaires (YMCMB) is back perform songs from throughout his career leading up to his latest single "In The Lot." The show is a celebration of Curren$y's 15 years in the game, and for any self-respecting fan of Southern hip-hop, this one is not to be missed.
7 Stages Theatre - 1105 Euclid Ave. N.E. Atlanta, GA 30307 $27. 8 p.m.
This 18+ event features Liquid Sky transforming Atlanta's underground, interactive dance party into a scandalous theatrical production. Friends and lovers are welcome to witness fixations including romantic relationships, eroticism, gender, sensual appetites, and sexual fantasies through the lens of professional aerialists and modern dancers.
Royal Peacock - 186 Auburn Ave. Atlanta, GA 30303 Free w/ RSVP. 7 p.m.
Award-winning artist Kenya Robinson and Atlanta community organizer and activist Avery Jackson host an interactive conversation on historic Auburn Avenue about life outside the "money machine." The pair will discuss financial issues respective to their fields. The event is the first in Creative Capital's series that pairs awardees with nontraditional art leaders to foster interactive community discussions.
Mason Fine Art and Events - 415 Plasters Ave. N.E. Atlanta, GA 30324 Free. 6 p.m.
See Me As I Am is a photography series focused on the Habesha (Ethiopian and Eritrean) community in Atlanta. Photographer Shine Huang, an immigrant himself, describes the series as a cultural learning process. Huang photographed more than 30 families for the exhibit.
Highland Inn Ballroom Lounge - 644 N. Highland Ave. N.E. Atlanta, GA 30306 $10-$30. 8 p.m.
On an optimistic whim, comedian and showrunner extraordinaire Joe Pettis created the Hotlanta Comedy Fest last year: a three-day shindig featuring all-local comedians. The fest returns this year with a new name and venue. Rebranded as Resurgens Fest, Pettis and more than 80 homegrown comics will perform Thursday through Saturday at the Highland Ballroom for seven individually themed stand-up showcases. This year will also feature improv in the cozy Highland courtyard and put ticket sales to very good use with all proceeds going to the Women's Resource Center to End Domestic Violence. Individual, daily, and full weekend passes are on sale now.