5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: August 1-7

Concerts, craft beer, and chicken wings

Kesha Macklemore Atlanta
Macklemore and Kesha perform during the Billboard Music Awards.

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Kesha and Macklemore
Where: Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
When: August 2, 7 p.m.
Cost: $30-$50+
Details: Grab a few friends and get ready to dance as the pop chart toppers arrive in Atlanta for one of the final stops on their summer “The Adventures of Kesha and Macklemore” tour. The duo most recently teamed up for the hit single, “Good Old Days.”

Black Nerd
Where: Dad’s Garage
When: August 2-4, 8 p.m.
Cost: $17.50-$33.50
Details: It’s the last weekend to catch Jon Carr’s comedy, which Dad’s Garage bills as “Atlanta meets Dragon Con,” about a Spider-Man and Star Wars-loving black man who doesn’t always live up to his family’s expectations.

Tie One On: Monday Night Brewing’s 7th Anniversary
Where: Monday Night Garage
When: August 4, 2-10 p.m. (VIP starts at 12 p.m.); August 5, 12:30-7 p.m.
Cost: $10-$70
Details: The local craft beer favorite will spend the entire weekend celebrating their 7th anniversary with plenty of limited-run beers, including their anniversary brew Tie 7 On, a double dry-hopped IPA. The party also features live music and food-for-purchase from Doggy Dogg, Okyaki, Say Cheese Sweetcakes, and more.

Southern Wing Showdown
Where: The Fairmont
When: August 5, 2-5 p.m. (VIP starts at 1 p.m.)
Cost: GA: $55; VIP: $65
Details: Indulge in chicken wing samples from 30 different Southern restaurants, including Canoe, Ladybird, Bhojanic, and more. A ticket also craft beer, wine, and cocktail tastings. The event, which is put on by Taste of Atlanta and Springer Mountain Farms chicken, benefits Angel Flight and Second Helpings Atlanta.

Punchline Comedy Night at Avalon

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The Punchline Comedy Night at Avalon
Where: Palmer Plaza at Avalon
When: August 6, 7:30-9 p.m.
Cost: Free
Details: Until October, on every first Monday of the month, Avalon hosts free comedy nights. Enjoy live stand-up, drinks specials at Coletta’s walk-up bar, and lots of laughs. The headliner for August will be Bone Hampton, and the event is recommended for ages 13 and older.

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