Last weekend, the underground scene experienced new events and new venues, and club goers came out in droves to events like Ascension. While some are probably still be recovering, it's never too early to start planning the coming weekend. This Friday and Saturday, two established events return that are sure to be a good time: Nectar and Infestation 3 - Halfway to D*Con.
This Friday, February 28 at Jungle is Nectar, Atlanta's indoor burn/theme event. Since December 2011, Nectar has offered the best of both the club and burn experiences: art, music, radical self-expression, and indoor climate control!
This edition of Nectar is Cirque du Bass, featuring Calvertron (Cardiff, UK), Mantis, Nextakin, Kry, Ju^2, and Scot-O-Matic. Circus performers, aerialists, and Go-Go dancers will be performing all night. There will also be vendors, bodypainting by Davis Ison, and an art show from Amanda Leigh of Tanglefire Design. While fire spinning is not allowed indoors, light-up poi, hoops, and other flow toys are highly encouraged.
Jungle is located at 2115 Faulkner Rd NE, Atlanta, 30324. Doors open at 10 p.m. and close at 3 a.m. Tickets can be purchased online in advance for a discount; door cover is $12 for 21 and up until midnight, $15 after; or $15 for 18 and up. For more information, check out the Facebook event page.
Did you realize that it is only six months until Dragon Con? Back for the third year in a row, Infestation: Halfway to D*Con will take place at Famous Pub this Saturday, March 1. Infestation is the ultimate homage to the popular culture fan convention hosted every Labor Day weekend in Atlanta. It gives fans and cosplayers alike the chance to "infest" the club scene and have a con-like party experience a full six months before con. Music will be covered by past official Dragon Con DJs Spider and VJ Anthony and special guest DJ JoHn C (resident, Bar Sinister/Hollywood). There will also be Go-Go dancers keeping the party going all night long, and event photographer Trent Chau will be there to capture the whole shindig. There will be a costume contest at midnight, so cosplayers get ready to battle it out D*C style!
Famous Pub is located at 2947 N Druid Hills Rd NE, Atlanta, 30329. Doors open at 9 p.m. and close at 3 a.m. Tickets can be purchased online in advance for a discount; door cover is $13 until midnight, $15 after--cash only. 21 and up. For more information, www.InfestationAtlanta.com. You can also check out the Facebook event page.