Red Light Café, Atlanta, GA

Red Light Café is Atlanta's premiere listening room for Americana, Bluegrass, Country & Western, Folk, Blues, Jazz, Roots Rock, and everything in between — as well as host to some of the best Burlesque in the Southeast! Located between Midtown and Virginia Highlands in Atlanta, GA, Red Light Café is a casual, comfortable, smoking-free environment to enjoy live music & entertainment featuring a full bar (with a massive craft beer selection) and an ever-evolving menu of appetizers, entrées, soups, salads, desserts and more.

Red Light Café is Atlanta's premiere listening room for Americana, Bluegrass, Country & Western, Folk, Blues, Jazz, Roots Rock, and everything in between — including some of the best Comedy Shows and Burlesque in the Southeast! Located on the east side of Piedmont Park in Midtown Atlanta's Amsterdam Walk, Red Light Café is a cozy live entertainment and music venue with tables and seating for over 100 folks to enjoy an intimate show with a full bar and kitchen for drinks, appetizers and entrées.

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Take It All Off Broadway presented by The Savannah Sweet Tease Burlesque Revue

THU • APR 199 PM
$10 Adv – $15 Door
Doors @ 8 PM (ages 18+)

The Savannah Sweet Tease Burlesque Revue is putting a tantalizing twist on some of your favorite musical theater pieces with their new show: Taking It All Off Broadway!

Come out and watch this burlesque extravaganza, that will be a wonderful mix of show tunes and strip tease!

Featuring:

Jack N ThaCox
Luna Noir
Jane Holiday
Magnolia Minxxx
Rebel Belle
— Rita D'Lavane

Special Guest Star: Ursula Undress

Mistress of Ceremony: Ford Fatale

Kitten: Shrimp Etoufee


The Arcadian Wild + Steel City Jug Slammers + Cool Hand Hayes

FRI • APR 20 • 8 PM
$10 Adv – $15 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

An evening of Americana music brought to you by Nashville Folk Trio The Arcadian Wild, Birmingham Old-Time Pickers Steel City Jug Slammers, and Atlanta jack-of-all-trades Cool Hand Hayes.


Last Pasties Standing: Animal Style

SAT • APR 219 PM
$15 Adv – $20 Door
Doors @ 8 PM (ages 18+)

Sadie Hawkins presents Last Pasties Standing: the improv burlesque game show! Don't miss the excitement as these burlesque babes battle for bragging rights... it's a night of spur-of-the-moment striptease and silly, sexy fun!


Eclectic Music: Student Performance Showcase

SUN • APR 22 • 2 PM
NO COVER
Doors @ 1 PM

Come join Eclectic Music — an in-town music school — as they celebrate their students in this performance series showcasing their middle school, high school, and adult singer / songwriters, singer / guitarists, singer / pianists, rock musicians, and vocalists in this laid back, open mic style performance showcase!


Ben Farmer’s Music Student Open Mic Spring 2018

SUN • APR 22 • 6 PM
NO COVER
Doors @ 5:15 PM

Musician Ben Farmer curates a mix of Rock, Blues, and popular songs performed with his music students in this showcase of local talent.


Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up

MON • APR 23 • 8 PM
$5 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Join us for the Atlanta Songwriters Club Meet Up at Red Light Café, every second and fourth Mondays of the month! $5 at the door, starts at 8PM, and you can sign up to play a song if you'd like when you get here.


More Than A Spring Fling

TUE • APR 24 • 8 PM
$9 Adv – $12 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Are you ready for your heart to feel like Spring and FINALLY bloom from the winter gloom?? So is Fairshake. That's why they invite their long time buddy Mike Frazier and Friends (Avery Mandeville & Marigold) while they stop to smell the roses on their SPRING US national solo/acoustic tour. DO NOT forget the evening accompanied Atlanta's OWN Kyle Troop & the Heretics.


Jazz Jam w/ the Gordon Vernick Quartet

WED • APR 25 • 9 PM
$5 Door
Doors @ 8 PM

Every Wednesday, the Gordon Vernick Quartet perform a few numbers then invite other musicians and singers to join them on stage for a Jazz Jam Session. Whether you're a professional or amateur musician, you're welcome to sit in — everyone who wants to perform will be given a chance to play.


The 9th Annual Laughing Skull Comedy Festival — Thursday Show at Red Light Café

THU • APR 26 • 8 PM
$15 Adv – $20 Door
Doors @ 7:30 PM

After combing through nearly 1,000 submission videos, 60 of the best standup comedians from all over the country were invited to perform in the 9th Annual Laughing Skull Comedy Festival. See the nation's funniest up-and-coming comics try to win the hearts (and contracts) of the bookers from The Tonight Show, Just for Laughs, Comedy Central, Netflix, and more LIVE at Red Light Café.

Hosted by: Damon Sumner

Lineup: Ellis Rodriguez | Emily Winter | Daniel Tirado | Becky Braunstein | Brent Terhune | Lucas Waterfill | Gary Curtis | Christine Medrano | Arielle Norman | Stephen Furey | Dez O'Neal | Eli Olsberg | Joe Kwaczala

Visit LaughingSkullComedyFestival.com for the complete schedule, lineups, comedian bios, and more!


The 9th Annual Laughing Skull Comedy Festival — Friday 8pm Show at Red Light Café

FRI • APR 27 • 8 PM
$15 Adv – $20 Door
Doors @ 7:30 PM

After combing through nearly 1,000 submission videos, 60 of the best standup comedians from all over the country were invited to perform in the 9th Annual Laughing Skull Comedy Festival. See the nation's funniest up-and-coming comics try to win the hearts (and contracts) of the bookers from The Tonight Show, Just for Laughs, Comedy Central, Netflix, and more LIVE at Red Light Café.

Hosted by: Joe Smith

Lineup: Trey Dunn | Rob Christensen | Gary Curtis | Steph Tolev | SallyAnn Hall | Jen O'Neill Smith | Samm Severin | Lucas Waterfill | Vinny Ward | Cherith Fuller

Visit LaughingSkullComedyFestival.com for the complete schedule, lineups, comedian bios, and more!


The 9th Annual Laughing Skull Comedy Festival — Friday 10:30pm Show at Red Light Café

FRI • APR 27 • 10:30 PM
$15 Adv – $20 Door
Doors @ 10 PM

After combing through nearly 1,000 submission videos, 60 of the best standup comedians from all over the country were invited to perform in the 9th Annual Laughing Skull Comedy Festival. See the nation's funniest up-and-coming comics try to win the hearts (and contracts) of the bookers from The Tonight Show, Just for Laughs, Comedy Central, Netflix, and more LIVE at Red Light Café.

Hosted by: Joe Smith

Lineup: Amy Miller | Caitlin Peluffo | Aaron Weber | Dez O'Neal | Jaffer Khan | Bryan Miller | Christine Medrano | Ellis Rodriguez | Harris Alterman

Visit LaughingSkullComedyFestival.com for the complete schedule, lineups, comedian bios, and more!


The 9th Annual Laughing Skull Comedy Festival — Saturday 8pm Show at Red Light Café

SAT • APR 28 • 8 PM
$15 Adv – $20 Door
Doors @ 7:30 PM

After combing through nearly 1,000 submission videos, 60 of the best standup comedians from all over the country were invited to perform in the 9th Annual Laughing Skull Comedy Festival. See the nation's funniest up-and-coming comics try to win the hearts (and contracts) of the bookers from The Tonight Show, Just for Laughs, Comedy Central, Netflix, and more LIVE at Red Light Café.

Hosted by: Kyle Gillis

Lineup: Greg Behrens | Matthew Broussard | Lisa Corrao | Camilla Cleese | Hans Kim | Fray Forde | Candice Thompson | Rob Christensen | Atsuko Okatsuka | Cat Alvarado | Ian Aber | Jen O'Neill Smith | Brent Terhune | Harris Alterman | Cherith Fuller

Visit LaughingSkullComedyFestival.com for the complete schedule, lineups, comedian bios, and more!


The 9th Annual Laughing Skull Comedy Festival — Saturday 10:30pm Show at Red Light Café

SAT • APR 28 • 10:30 PM
$15 Adv – $20 Door
Doors @ 10 PM

After combing through nearly 1,000 submission videos, 60 of the best standup comedians from all over the country were invited to perform in the 9th Annual Laughing Skull Comedy Festival. See the nation's funniest up-and-coming comics try to win the hearts (and contracts) of the bookers from The Tonight Show, Just for Laughs, Comedy Central, Netflix, and more LIVE at Red Light Café.

Hosted by: Kyle Gillis

Lineup: Daniel Webb | Steph Tolev | Teresa Lee | Joe Jelley | SallyAnn Hall | Amy Miller | Vinny Ward | Rocky Dale Davis | Arielle Norman | Brian Emond | Grant Cotter | Stephen Furey | Danielle Perez | Dan Weeks | Dusty Slay

Visit LaughingSkullComedyFestival.com for the complete schedule, lineups, comedian bios, and more!


Relayers

SUN • APR 29 • 8 PM
$7 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Relayers is a guitar trio featuring Micah Cadwell, Jimmy Galloway and Steve Rieck.


International Jazz Day 2018: Atlanta Jam

MON • APR 30 • 7 PM
$10 Adv – $20 Door
Doors @ 6:30 PM

Songbird Myrna Clayton & Friends Celebrate International Jazz Day with the WORLD and UNESCO, bringing together musicians and jazz lovers from across metro-Atlanta to celebrate jazz and highlight its important role as a form of communication that transcends differences. Jazz performers are invited to join in the celebration!

7pm — Standards / Swing
8pm — Latin / World
9pm — Contemporary / Fusion


Art Amok Slam: Can't Sleep Poets Will Eat Me

TUE • MAY 1 • 8:30 PM
$5 Door
Doors @ 8 PM

Art Amok Slam Team is back once again at Red Light Café!! Come out and share your words, songs, limericks, haiku, knock-knock jokes or interpretive dance. Whatever you bring we want to hear it and see you! (As long as it's not homophobic, racist, sexist, misogynistic crap. Nobody wants to hear that.)

In partnership with Syrens of the South and Write Club Atlanta our slam winner will receive $50 and a showcase spot at Tease Tuesday!

First 10 will slam. Judges will have free entry. So, if you don't want to share then come and judge us as we will be slammin'!!!

Karen Garrabrant and Theresa Davis would like to say HEEEEYYYY in advance.


Jazz Jam w/ the Gordon Vernick Quartet

WED • MAY 2 • 9 PM
$5 Door
Doors @ 8 PM

Every Wednesday, the Gordon Vernick Quartet perform a few numbers then invite other musicians and singers to join them on stage for a Jazz Jam Session. Whether you're a professional or amateur musician, you're welcome to sit in — everyone who wants to perform will be given a chance to play.


Prayer Requests: A Stand-Up Comedy Cry for Help

THU • MAY 3 • 8:30 PM
$5 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 8 PM

A stand-up comedy show featuring the best comics from Atlanta and beyond (to be announced soon!) with headliner Mia Jackson! Hosted by Katherine Blanford and Powell Mansfield, who could for sure use your prayers.


Atlanta Magic Night! — Metro-Atlanta's favorite monthly evening of live magic, mentalism and comedy — celebrates it's 4th anniversary with performances by Mark Johnson, Paul Sponaugle, Joe M. Turner and Howie Marmer.


Merm-AID: A Benefit Gala for Rebecca Deshon

SUN • MAY 6 • 4 PM
$20 Suggested Donation
Doors @ 3:30 PM

Come join us in an amazing day of play in support of our magical, beautiful mermaid hoopstar, Rebecca DeShon!

Becca has had a challenging few years with health complications and the unavoidable bills that always accompany such. We are dedicated to helping our dear mer-friend with these challenges. 

We sincerely hope you'll join us for an afternoon and evening of entertainment and fellowship celebrating and benefitting Becca. We're counting on all of you to bring your own individual superstar qualities to make this an unforgettable event. 

The suggested donation for entry to Merm-AID is $20 per person. If you cannot afford this amount, please pay what you can. 100% of this event's proceeds will go directly to Becca. 

We will be holding a silent auction featuring the arts, talents, and treasures of our multi-faceted friends. We will also be selling raffle tickets throughout the event to an ongoing raffle for many little surprises. 

We are all well experienced in committing our own personal interpretations to our events, so please endeavor to join in our magical, undersea voyage theme. This is intended to be a gala, so we encourage you to don your most fantastic fins and finery!

Many of our musician friends will be donating their time and talents to entertain us. Donna Hopkins, Campbell Harrison, Samantha Alessi-Jones, Kate Moore, Richie Jones, Colin Gardner, Ralph Roddenbery, Jess Wells, John Marsh, Brian O'Neal, and Justin Boudreau will all hit the stage in different combinations throughout the day. And that's not even close to the entire list! Stay tuned for more amazing musician additions!

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NEW ADDITIONS! We will be welcoming Attuned Tarot to the festivities for readings. Also, the talents of Metropolitan Studios/Atlanta School of Burlesque will be on *full* display!

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If you would like to donate to the silent auction or the raffle, please send a private message to Molly Powell, one of our event organizers. Sparrow Honeycutt is available to talk to anyone interested in volunteering to help staff the event. 

Finally, please bring your friends - the more the merrier!


Tease Tuesday Burlesque: May Flowers

TUE • MAY 8 • 9 PM
$10 Adv – $15 Door – $20 VIP
Doors @ 8 PM (ages 18+)

Spice up your night the second Tuesday of each month with 10 amazing acts for only $10 at Tease Tuesday Burlesque! See some of the best performers in Atlanta and some amazing new up and coming acts as well! Burlesque, Singers, Acrobats, Jugglers, Aerialists... you never know what's gonna pop up in these Tuesday night shows! And don't worry, we'll be done before midnight since it's a school night!

VIP tickets are limited and include front row seats and gift bags.


Jazz Jam w/ the Gordon Vernick Quartet

WED • MAY 9 • 9 PM
$5 Door
Doors @ 8 PM

Every Wednesday, the Gordon Vernick Quartet perform a few numbers then invite other musicians and singers to join them on stage for a Jazz Jam Session. Whether you're a professional or amateur musician, you're welcome to sit in — everyone who wants to perform will be given a chance to play.


Juliana Finch 'Way Down' Album Release Tour w/ special guest Total Babe

FRI • MAY 11 • 8 PM
$12 Adv – $15 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

Celebrate the release of Juliana Finch's new album Way Down as her tour hits Atlanta with special guests Total Babe.