Weekend roundup for Feb. 1-3

Anika, the Bach Bowl, Gringo Star, and more weekend happenings you don't want to miss

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DARK ARTS: ANIKA plays 529 on Friday, February 1.
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Welcome to another installment of CL’s weekend roundup podcast — Big Game weekend edition! Music Editor Chad Radford joins Will Cardwell, Jacob Chisenhall, and Guada Rodriguez to talk about their top picks for weekend events. If sportsball ain’t your thing, turn on, tune in, and check out some of these weekend recommendations.

Fri., Feb. 1
— Anika, Where.Are.We, Night Cleaner, TWINS (That Which Is Not Said) play 529. $15. 9 p.m.
Read Chad Radford’s feature story, “Anika: On the outside looking in.”

Holly Golightly & the Brokeoffs, the Deadlines, and Rare Birds play the Star Bar. $12. 9 p.m.

— K2 at the Bakery: Catalyst Arts Atlanta presents K2 by Patrick Meyers.
On the descent from an expedition to the peak of K2, a dangerous accident strands two climbers at 27,000 feet. Join Taylor and Harold on the icy high-altitude face of K2, the second highest and deadliest mountain in the world. The performance is staged in an environmentally immersive format in the Hangar space at the Bakery. Wander through the basecamp installation and warm up with a drink at camp Speakeasy. The Bakery. $15-$25 (sliding scale). 8 p.m. (through Feb. 9).

Pre INC! The Atlanta noise tradition returns! Check out nearly 20 sets from local and traveling noise artists (15 minutes sets each) before they embark on the pilgrimage to Miami for the International Noise Conference at Churchill’s. Moth Sweat, Dux, Soothsayer, THX 1312, Janet, and more perform at the Bakery. 9 p.m.-1 a.m.

— On the first Friday of each month, resident DJ Silk Wolf hosts an evening of punk, post-punk, darkwave, and new wave hits and deep cuts. The Deep End. No Cover. 10 p.m.

Sat., Feb. 2
Bigfoot, Elzig, Dusty Booze & the Baby Haters, and Lust play 529. $5 (suggested donation). 9 p.m.

The Atlanta Winter Beer Fest features tons of local beer, wine and cider, food trucks, and big heated tents with live music by DJ Qtip. Over 150 beers are featured, including beers from Georgia breweries and beyond. Atlantic Station. $45-$55. 1-5 p.m.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Because of Super Bowl weekend activities, the Wren's Nest paranormal investigation is closed Feb. 2, but will return next weekend, and they’re honoring anyone who pre-registered. 

Paranormal Investigation: The Wren's Nest. Every Saturday in February, the Wren’s Nest and the Southeastern Institute of Paranormal Research offer a chance to come face-to-face with the otherworldly visitors that are said to haunt the Wren’s Nest’s Victorian estate. Some reported ghoulies include a duo of young boys playing on the stairs as well as a ghastly woman who loves to entertain guests in the parlor. $50 (ticket includes dinner and a drink). 5-9 p.m.

Gringo Star, Jupiter Watts, A Drug Called Tradition. The reports of rock 'n roll's death have been greatly exaggerated. Many local groups do their part to keep rock off music's endangered list, but none carry the mantle quite like Gringo Star. The group's blend of psychedelic garage rock is a smooth modern take on a classic sound. This juxtaposition of old and new is in full force on its latest release Back to the City (Nevado Music), which marries elements of '50s doo wop with the band's contemporary garage rock leanings.
The Earl. With Jupiter Watts and A Drug Called Tradition. $12. 9 p.m.

Sun., Feb. 3
The Bach Bowl, Virtuoso organist Timothy Albrecht’s annual celebration of all things Johann Sebastian Bach returns to Emory University’s Emerson Hall at the Schwartz Center. The Vega Quartet, tenor Bradley Howard, and pianists Elena Cholakova, Don Saliers, William Ransom, and more perform a one-hour program featuring “Keyboard Concerto in C Minor,” “Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme,” "Trio Sonata from Musical Offering,” “Mein gläubiges herze,” and more. Free. 4 p.m. (plenty of time to take in some Bach before the Super Bowl kicks off). BONUS: Free parking at the Fishburne Drive and Oxford Road parking decks.

Have a great weekend!

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