Say it slowly: kuch-i-pud-i. No, it's not something you can find at adult novelty shop Starship Enterprises. The Indian art of kuchipudi is based on the principles of Guru Vempati, a brilliant choreographer who is given much credit for bringing the classical dance form back to life. The Academy of Kuchipudi Dance performs KUCHIPUDI DANCE DRAMA: A LOVE STORY OF KRISHNA AND RUKMINI. Free. 7 p.m. Rialto Center for the Arts, 80 Forsyth St. 404-413-9849. www.rialtocenter.org.