In the universe of the Atlanta underground club scene, The Shelter is the place to be this weekend. Atlanta’s original goth night Nocturnia returns Friday, and Saturday is the May the Fourth (Be with You) Star Wars theme party. Both events come from experienced party promoters and feature great DJ line-ups; it’s going to be a great weekend.
First, the weekend kicks off with Nocturnia on Friday, May 3. This original Atlanta goth night was resurrected in March 2012 and has been steadily growing new fans over the last year. DJs Moz and Davo will spin classic goth and industrial tunes for underground fans 21 and up. Update: In a last-minute change, DJ Jeniforever will now be spinning in place of DJ Dark Angel. Cover is $8. For more information about Nocturnia, check out the Facebook event page.
On Saturday night, Star Wars fans will not want to miss May the 4th (Be with You): Bash of the Empire. Last year, Mon Cherie hosted a May the 4th party at the Shelter with a burlesque spin. This year, party producers Markster Con and hosts CON*tourage have picked up the reins and immediately settled into a full gallop, promising the “bash of the empire”.
It wouldn’t feel like Star Wars without lights and lasers all over the place (much like the Stormtroopers aim). Provided by laser/lighting experts and fellow “space enthusiasts” Area 51 Presents, their show will blow the blast doors off The Shelter.
Stepping in for the Mos Eisly Cantina Band are DJs Nemesis and Ghost, who will play more than just that “one song.” Instead, expect to hear a mix of geek EDM, industrial, and 80s, and get ready to move like a Twi’lek dancer. Since the party is being held at The Shelter and not Jabba’s palace, you can dance the night away without having to worry about being cast into the rancor pit. Dancers Darth Roulette, Lucy “The Ewok” Purr, and Angie the Go-Go Wookie will keep the party going like it is the last night on Alderaan.
During a break from the dance floor, check out the works of guest artists Chris Hamer and Lucas artist Christian Waggoner. Photographers Trent Chau and Tobias Roybal will be on hand to get photographic evidence of all of the rebels and empire forces at temporary peace during this Bash of the Empire. A silent auction will be held in the Redrum, and all proceeds will directly benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. There will also be vendors, contests, and more.
May the 4th (Be with You): Bash of the Empire will take place at The Shelter on Saturday, May 4. Cover is $15. For more information, including info about the May the 4th pre-party at Diesel from noon to 8 p.m., visit the main website. You can also view the Facebook event page, join the Facebook group, and read about past CON*tourage events.
The Shelter is located at 2101 Tula St. NW 30309, where there is plenty of free parking. Doors open at 9 p.m. and close at 3 a.m. The Shelter is 21 and up.
For more information, visit the The Shelter online. You may also read about past events at The Shelter. Be sure to add The Atlanta Underground Club Scene on Facebook and follow on Twitter for all of the latest party info.