A quick-and-dirty hat trick of things to do in the Dirty this weekend…
“The Allure of the Automobile”
WHAT: Walk it out like Andre 3000 to The High Museum for an evolution of roadsters “considered classics before the drastic change in production when cars were metal instead of plastic.” The exhibit runs through June 20 and features rare “rolling sculptures” from rocket-esque roadsters like the 1937 Dubonnet “Xenia,” to low-country-luxe 1948 Tucker Model 48 Torpedo.
WHY: In Atlanta, top-dollar rides are a dime-a-dozen; it’s worth the visit to see truly one-of-a-kind rides that show the art behind the artifice.
“Jimi Hendrix Art Show”
WHAT: Don’t avoid the purple haze lingering over Peachtree Street this weekend – embrace it. While The Fox Theater pays tribute to Jimi Hendrix’s brilliant discography at their “Experience Hendrix” concert, the Georgian Terrace highlights Jimi’s rare song manuscripts, watercolor pieces, and abstract paintings.
WHY: Hungry or not, it’s never a bad time to “feed your head” with artwork by Jimi and Jefferson Airplane’s Grace Slick; if that’s not enough you can always quench your thirst with the featured “Purple Haze” cocktail.
“Major Lazer at Masquerade”
WHAT: The Masquerade plays host to the bombastic British DJ duo Diplo & Switch’s brainchild Major Lazer. Lazer lost his arm in 1984 fighting off zombies for the sake of mankind, now with prosthetic laser limb in-tow is ready to raise the spirits of the living dead and give Atlanta one hell of a show.
WHY: The dancehall dons’ debut album Guns Don’t Kill People… Lazers Do is more than enough motivation to leave a limb on the dancefloor.