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FIRST FRIDAY COOLER COUP Featuring PEABODY HEIGHTS BREWERY

Friday, September 1.
7PM-10PM. FREE.

Eigthbar, Atomic Books.

This First Friday we'll be featuring Peabody Heights Brewery. That means Happy Hour prices on their beer all night.

EIGHTBAR HAS EXTENDED HOURS FOR THIS FIRST FRIDAY (open til 11PM).

We'll also have some giveaways - starting at 7pm!

And, there will be snacks from the Modern Cook Shop-Fells Point! Don't be late, food goes fast!

What the hell is a "Cooler Coup"?
You know how tap houses like to have "tap takeovers" where they highlight a particular brewery? Well, Eightbar is a bottleshop - so we have no taps. Instead, we have a Cooler Coup. Geddit?

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HAMPDENFEST 2017

FREE! Saturday, September 9. 11AM7PM
The Avenue (36th St.) Hampden, Baltimore.

Baltimore's best free neighborhood festival! 3 stages of bands. Toilet races! And more!
More info.
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NICOLE GEORGES w/ special guest LIZ PRINCE

Wednesday, September 13.
7PM-9PM. FREE.
Atomic Books.

Cartoonist Nicole J. Georges will be here to show, talk about and discuss her new autobiographical graphic novel, Fetch: How A Bad Dog Brought Me Home (Mariner Books)
Also, special guest Liz Prince (Tomboy, Be Your Own Backing Band, Alone Forever) will also be here, reading, showing and discussing her comics too!

This event is being hosted by POW Feminist Book Club.

About Fetch:
When Nicole Georges was sixteen she adopted Beija, a dysfunctional shar-pei/corgi mix—a troublesome combination of tiny and attack, just like teenaged Nicole herself. For the next fifteen years, Beija would be the one constant in her life. Through depression, relationships gone awry, and an unmoored young adulthood played out against the backdrop of the Portland punk scene, Beija was there, wearing her “Don’t Pet Me” bandana.

Georges’s gorgeous graphic novel FETCH: How a Bad Dog Brought Me Home chronicles their symbiotic, codependent relationship and probes what it means to care for and be responsible to another living thing—a living thing that occasionally lunges at toddlers. Nicole turns to vets, dog whisperers, and even a pet psychic for help, but it is the moments of accommodation, adaption, and compassion that sustain them. Nicole never successfully taught Beija “sit,” but in the end, Beija taught Nicole how to stay.

“Nicole Georges makes my favorite art about love and vulnerability. More than a tribute to a canine best friend, Fetch maps Georges's journey from teen to adult with heartbreaking honesty and tender joy. I am in awe of Georges's uncanny ability to transport me right into her world of moldy crusty punk houses and glorious vegan lesbian barbecues. Funny, gorgeous, and true.” - Jill Soloway, creator of Transparent

“From feral child to leader of the pack, Nicole Georges comes to know a thing or two about dogs, and incidentally, about herself. Her luminous, lyrical drawings of animals are charged with strange insight, and add a potent nonverbal element to the narrative of Georges’ youth. Fetch combines the best qualities of diary comics—particularity and granular detail—with the zoomed out view of someone who has completed an arduous, mythic, and expansive journey.” - Alison Bechdel, author of Fun Home and Are You My Mother?

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PICTURING PRINCE with STEVE PARKE

Thursday, September 14.
7PM-9PM. FREE.
Atomic Books.

STEVE PARKE started working with Prince in 1988, after a mutual friend showed Prince some of Steve's photorealistic paintings. He designed everything from album covers and merchandise to sets for Prince's tours and videos.

Somewhere in all of this, he became Paisley Park's official art director. He began photographing Prince at the request of the star himself, and continued to do so for the next several years.

The images in this new book, Picturing Prince (Cassell), are the arresting results of this collaboration.

Steve will be giving a slideshow talk about his work with Prince and signing copies of this beautiful new book.

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LIVE AT THE SAFARI CLUB with Shawna Kenny & Rich Dolinger

Saturday, September 16.
7PM-9PM. FREE.
Atomic Books.

To celebrate the release of their new book, Live at the Safari Club: A People's History of HarDCore (Rare Bird Books), authors Shawna Kelley and Rich Dolinger will be giving a slide show presentation.

Live at the Safari Club is the uncensored oral history of a notorious underground punk venue in the nation’s capital, told by the very bands, fans, zinesters, promoters, graffiti artists, scenesters, senators’ kids and activists who made it happen.

From 1988 to 1997, the Safari Club was Washington, DC’s version of New York’s iconic CBGBs. An Ethiopian restaurant by day turned Go-Go club on Saturday nights, this windowless dive deep in the heart of the city then known as the “murder capital of the world” transformed into an all-ages venue every Sunday afternoon. New York bands Sick of it All, Murphy's Law, Bold, Earth Crisis and Gorilla Biscuits played their first DC shows on the Safari’s tiny mirrored stage. Southern California’s Chain of Strength, Insted, and Strife all breezed through at least once, while local legends Ignition, Kingface, Swiz, Battery, Damnation A.D. and Government Issue screamed for change.

"I spent much of the late 80s and 90s on tour with Fugazi and it seemed like something was always brewing back in DC while I was away. . . . Seeing the images in the book and learning more about the Safari makes me regret having missed the action, but also thrilled to know that kids will always find a way to make that action happen. It can’t be stopped!" -Ian MacKaye

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ATOMIC MUSIC CLUB

The 3rd Wednesday of each month.
7:00PM - 9PM. Eightbar,
Atomic Books.
Hampden, Baltimore.
3620 Falls Rd.

Check the Atomic Books Music Club Facebook Group for more information.

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EIGHTBAR DRAWING CLUB

The 4th Wednesday of each month.
7:00PM - 9PM. Eightbar,
Atomic Books.
Hampden, Baltimore.
3620 Falls Rd.

Check the Eightbar Drawing Club Club Facebook Group for more information.

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ATOMIC READING CLUB

The LAST Tuesday of each month.
7:00PM - 9PM. Eightbar,
Atomic Books.
Hampden, Baltimore.
3620 Falls Rd.

Our 2017 reading list.

Check the Atomic Reading Club Facebook Group for more information.

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ATOMIC COMICS KLATCH

The LAST Saturday of each month.
4-7PM. Eightbar,
Atomic Books.
Hampden, Baltimore.
3620 Falls Rd.

$5 for a pack of 5 new comics and happy hour prices at Eightbar.

More info.

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Atomic Fiction Series