Things to do this Weekend - Jan 16th to 19th

Thursday, January 16 Rich Vos at Laughing Skull Lounge at 8PM. Vos is a "comic's comic" who is quick, off-the-cuff and appeals to all types of audiences, best represented by his extensive resume of television and radio appearances. He has two Comedy Central Half-Hour Specials and appeared in two other Comedy Central specials. He was a regular guest on "Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn," and has been a regular guest on "The Opie and Anthony Show" for the past 10 years. Friday, January 17 Friday Jazz featuring the Laura Coyle Quintet at the High Museum of Jazz, from 5PM-10PM. The High Museum of Art is pleased to present the Laura Coyle Quintet for January's Friday Jazz artist. Friday Jazz is an evening of art and music every third Friday of the month. Free with museum admission and free to members. All Wieland Pavilion galleries will be open. Whiskey Blue at W Atlanta - Buckhead is opening its doors for another Full Moon Party! Join us on the rooftop for a telescope view of the sky, and $5 Full Moon Shots on Friday, January 17th, at 9PM.

The Bar Exam: ATL'S Definitive Talent Competition, Open-Mic & Showcase. January 17th marks our 1 year anniversary!! We'll be recapping 2013 by bringing back a few of our previous winners and headliners. For the first time ever, musical director Marc Mays (Cee-Lo, Outkast, Goodie Mob) will be leading our LIVE HOUSE BAND with a few of Atlanta's brightest singers. Also, 2 famed HBO Def Poets will be blessing the audience with new spoken word. Saturday, January 18 As a stand-up comic, his comedy specials, "Billy Gardell: Halftime," premiered on Comedy Central and "Billy Gardell Presents Road Dogs" premiered on Showtime. In addition he makes regular appearances on "NFL Today" on CBS Sports. Doors open at 8PM at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center. Mental Bootcamp for Bad Habits - Featuring Former Navy SEAL. Get the mental toughness to manage life's challenges such as relationships, job stress, family/kids, and more without overindulging in alcohol, food, or other "escapes" commonly used to cope with an unfulfilled life. Join us at this interactive and motivating one-day workshop.

Backyard Fruit Forest . Join Robby Astrove, Atlanta's fruit and nut tree expert to learn about fruit trees and other perennial fruits and berries perfect for the home garden, farm, or community site. This hands-on workshop will cover site selection and design, what fruits and berries do well in Atlanta, how to best care for them, tree care best practices, and a planting demonstration. Perfectly timed a week before the ALFI Fruit Tree Sale, this workshop will provide confidence and know-how to start and expand your food forest. *Please bring a shovel, gloves, and wear comfortable work clothes.* Sunday, January 19 Great Southern Beer Competition Kickoff Party from 1PM-4PM. To celebrate the competition, a unique opportunity for home brewers to showcase their best beers, we're throwing a Kickoff Party at Monday Night Brewing. But you don't have to be a home brewer to party with us. You've just gotta love beer.

Tickets will give you a souvenir pint glass, including access to the event, live entertainment, and chances to win a variety of prizes. Attendees will also receive 6 complimentary tastings of Monday Night Brewing beer, brewery tours and beer-based food pairings. Sunday Assembly Atlanta--Celebration of Life, Helping Others, and Wonder . Join us for our Sunday Assembly Atlanta's second meeting! We will have foot-stomping fun sing-a-longs, inspiring poetry, and a great talk by Dr. Richard Blue, motivational speaker who specializes in positive psychology. He will be starting our new year off on the right foot by giving us practical advice about how to combat negative thinking and develop a more positive mindset to improve our relationships and lives. Professional Bull Riders Built Ford Tough Series at the Gwinnett Center. Doors open at 2PM. Every event begins with pyrotechnics, explosions, and flames.