For the second year, Atlanta arts organizations WonderRoot and gloATL combined their collective forces for the fundraiser Wonderglo on Saturday night. The event attempts to rethink the typical - and typically stuffy - approach to the arts benefit by transforming the W Midtown with art installations and experiences. Dinner was served in the main ballroom on tables created by artists as gloATL dancers interacted with the crowd, sometimes popping their heads up through openings in the tables. There were live and silent auctions of art works during dinner, and, throughout the hotel, dancers poised on platforms and lay splayed across staircases, a multi-part video installation of filmmaker Micha Stansell's collaboration with glo "the search for the exceptional" was a beautiful use of space, and on the top floor, Soul Food Cypher warmed up the crowd with some freestyle before DJ Vicki Powell got the after-party started. WonderRoot Executive Director Chris Appleton says the 2013 event was an even bigger success than last year's.
May 5, 2013 - The inaugural Shaky Knees Music Festival took place this past weekend in the Historic Fourth Ward Park and Masquerade Music Park. With three separate stages and a 28-band lineup that included Band of Horses, the Lumineers, Drive-By Truckers, and Dr. Dog, the persistent downpour did little to dissuade fans from donning their rain parkas and Wellingtons and trekking around in the mud for the two-day event. Food trucks and vendors were on the sidelines as the crowd moved from stage to stage in a well choreographed and perfectly timed transition between musical acts.
May 3, 2013 - Last Friday night saw monsters and deviants come out in full glory as a night of Monstrosity Championship Wrestling got underway at Famous Pub in Toco Hills. The match-ups included the Executioner vs. DarkMon, Luigi vs. El Monstruo Asesino, Fred Yehi vs. Supernatural, Dragula vs. the Kentucky Wolfman. For the title match and battle for the championship belt, The Phantom took on Papa Marco. Mayhem and madness surrounded the ring as surprise visitors, coffins, and general monstrosity unfolded. In between rounds and finishing off the night, Andrew and the Disapyramids performed some monstrous acts of their own. Catch the next battle this Saturday, May 11 at Art-B-Que in Avondale Estates.