4 of the hottest Atlanta underground parties this weekend

  • Lauren Booker
  • For the AJC
9:53 a.m. Friday, June 16, 2017 Atlanta Events
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A party goer dances to the music at The Basement.

With the official first day of summer right around the corner (next week), it's the perfect time to seize the moment and bask in the warm weather in Atlanta.

This weekend, a wave of enticing parties will be hitting the city that might just make you want to step out and indulge in the nightlife scene.

From artsy get-togethers to hopping club parties, here's your guide to the hottest underground parties happening in Atlanta.

10 p.m. Thursday, June 17

Opium Atlanta

960 Spring St. NW, Atlanta

Music Type: EDM

Opium Atlanta will be hosting a music-filled event spotlighting the electrifying sounds of Dutch DJ and producer Don Diablo throughout the night. Diablo, who has worked with artists such as Diplo and Kelis, will be blasting remixed hits for the party goers. It's free for those over 21 to get in before 11 p.m., and the high-powered music night will last until 3 a.m.

7 p.m. Friday, June 16

Alley Cat Music Club

258 Auburn Ave. NE, Apt. 4 Atlanta

Music Type: TBA

Come for the art and stay for the party at the Atlanta Art Garden this Friday being organized by Rastagraphy. The Alley Cat Music Club will be transformed into an indoor gallery showcasing digital art, a live mural, photography, fine arts and a performance piece. Pair your art viewing experience with a cold beer that will be flowing throughout the night until 11:30 p.m. You might even event want to dance along to the tunes performed by the live musicians. Pre sale tickets can be bought on Eventbrite for $5, and VIP tickets that include a free beer are selling for $7.

June 20, 2015 -- ATLANTA -- The crowd responding to Ludacris performing at the Hot 107.9 "Birthday Bash 20" at Philips Arena on Saturday. (Akili-Casundria Ramsess/Special to the AJC)

10 p.m. Saturday, June 17

Compound

1008 Brady Ave., Atlanta

Music Type: Hip-hop

Hip-hop group Migos will be in attendance at the Birthday Bash After Party hosted by AG Entertainment, Inc. this Saturday. The star-studded affair is the sequel to the highly-anticipated Hot 107.9 Birthday Bash featuring Migos, Fat Joe, Remy Ma, B.O.B. and Lil Uzi Verti. Already, free RSVP tickets are sold out. General admission is $30 and can be bought online at Eventbrite. Party with celebrities at the Compound until 3:00 a.m.

ATLANTA, GA - JULY 22: Gucci Mane and Keyshia Ka'oir performs on stage at Gucci and Friends Homecoming Concert at Fox Theatre on July 22, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Atlantic Records)

10 p.m. Saturday, June 17

The Basement

1245 Glenwood Ave.  SE, Atlanta

Music type: Old school jams

Only Dirty South classics will be spinning at the #GirlsLoveGucci party hosted by the Sparks Brothers. Jams hailing from Atlanta, Memphis, New Orleans and Miami will be exclusively mixed by women DJs Ohso, Princess Cut and Hourglass. Plan to hear music from East Atlanta hip-hop star Gucci Mane at least once during the event since the party was named  after him. Come as you are and ready to party til 2:45 a.m., because there is no dress code and no holds. Grab your ticket on Eventbrite in advance for $10.

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