What can I do at Atlanta breweries besides drink?
Shakespeare on Draught
All the world’s a stage, including the back parking lot at Orpheus, where Shakespeare on Draught puts on “barely rehearsed, barely directed, kinda tipsy” shows. Heckling is encouraged, and if an actor forgets a line, everyone drinks. (Curtain at 8 p.m., but get there early—350 groundlings came out for Richard III this spring.) facebook.com/shakespeareondraught
Monday Night’s Garage
Mix books, booze, and beats and get Lit at what’s billed as Atlanta’s only “literary karaoke.” Imbibers sign up to read random book excerpts revolving around a monthly theme (June is “Game”—think sports or dating) over a playlist featuring John Coltrane and Kendrick Lamar. Cover charge is one book, for the group’s library exchange program or donated to charity. litatlanta.com
Try your hand at blacksmithing—or soap-making, embroidery, or taxidermy—with the Curiosity Club’s monthly demonstrations featuring local makers and artisans. This month, luthier Josh Davis will talk banjo-building and pluck a few tunes. The $10 entry fee goes to the Homestead Atlanta, a five-year-old nonprofit focusing on heritage skills education. thehomesteadatl.com
Beer & Comedy Night
Every other Monday, the nation’s longest-running brewery comedy show takes the stage at SweetWater, where $12 gets you two beers and stand-up from a mix of local and national artists, such as Mia Jackson, Ron White, and Iliza Shlesinger. Self-proclaimed Mayor of Atlanta Comedy Joe Pettis created Beer & Comedy night seven years ago. beerandcomedy.com