Fall Arts Events 

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Gallery Bistro Spoken word. Featured poets and DJs. Fridays, 8 p.m. $3-$7. 4225 Snapfinger Woods Drive, Decatur. 404-284-4300.

Hidden Talent Bookstore Literary Cafe & Poetry Reading. Artist Showcase, book discussions, poetry readings and networking. First Friday of every month, 6-10 p.m. 1 Galleria Parkway, SE. 770-850-0200.

House of Poetry Love Jones w/ hosts Delwayne and Precious Love. Spoken-word artists, comedians and R&B singers. Taped for "Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam." Thur., Sat., 8:30 p.m. Continues through Dec. 16. $5. 1247 Concord Road, Smyrna. 770-444-0994.

Irish Bred Scribes and Vibes Poetry Suite. Weekly open mic. List opens 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, 9 p.m. Underground Atlanta. 404-429-0949.

Jake's Toadhouse Kodac's Beatnik Buffet w/ host Kodac Harrison. Third Wednesday of every month. 2272 Lawrenceville Highway, Decatur. 404-633-4111.

Java Monkey Java Monkey Speaks. Open mic w/ host Kodac Harrison. Sundays, 8 p.m. 205 E. Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur. 404-378-5002.

The Limelight Brain Food. Lyricism and music for the soul. Wednesdays. Continues through Dec. 7. 544 North Angier Street.

Lush Life Cafe Open-mic poetry show w/ host Phillipe. Wednesdays, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Continues through Dec. 2. Free. 1405 Ralph D. Abernathy Blvd. 404-758-8737.

The Mambo Room at Bridgetown Grill Friday Night Live. Organized Rhyme Family presents a neo soul, hip-hop spoken-word open mic. Cash prizes. Sign up begins 8:30 p.m. Fridays. Continues through Nov. 11. The Early Show. Comedy, live band showcase. No cover until 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, 5 p.m. Continues through Dec. 15. 689 Peachtree St. 404-873-5361.

The Mary Gay House Poetry Slam. NARAL Pro-Choice GA presents its first annual poetry slam. Proceeds benefit TORCH, a teen mentoring nonprofit organization. Thu., Aug. 26, 8 a.m.-11 p.m. $11. 716 Trinity Place, Decatur. 404-378-4538.

NCCI Open Mic, Open Mind. Positive and cultural spoken word, song and rap that airs on Cable Channel 25. No explicit lyrics. Every first Saturday 10 p.m. Free. 3901A Covington Highway, Decatur. 404-286-5869.

Red Light Cafe House of Poets. Poetry open mic and slam featuring hosts PhoenixYZ and Amanda Kail. Sign-up begins at 7:45 p.m. First Monday of every month, 8 p.m. Continues through Jan. 5. 553 Amsterdam Ave. 404-874-7828.

SafeHouse Spoken word and Conscious Hip-Hop. Features DJ Ox. Last Friday of every month, 9 p.m. $4. 89 Ellis St. 404-312-4392.

The Sequel Black Expressions. Open mic, spoken word and performance hosted by My Brothaz Keeper, showcasing GBLTQ youth of color. Sign up at 9:30 p.m., show begins at 10:30 p.m. 708 Spring St. 404-874-8125.

Tower II Cliterati. Grrl spoken word. Second Thursday of every month, 8 p.m.; Fourth Thursday of every month, 8 p.m. 735 Ralph McGill Blvd. 404-523-1535.

Wood Is Wonderful Art Gallery Spoken Word w/ host Ray "Slo" Jones. Sundays, 6-8 p.m. $3. 2312 Benjamin Mays Drive. 678-793-3250.

Words of Life Christian Bookstore Word of life speaks. Open mic. Sign up at 7:30 p.m. Fourth Saturday of every month, 7:45 p.m. Donations. 5251 Memorial Drive, Stone Mountain. 770-714-5035.

Theater: Openings
25 Years of Gilbert & Sullivan Atlanta Lyric Theatre presents a Gilbert & Sullivan musical journey featuring Georgia Tech's symphony orchestra and the Atlanta Festival singers. Opens Nov. 5. Nov. 5, 8 p.m.; Nov. 6, 8 p.m.; Nov. 7, 2 p.m. Robert Ferst Center for the Arts, Georgia Tech, 349 Ferst Drive. 404-894-9600.

43 Plays for 43 Presidents In honor of election time, Dad's Garage presents a remount of its most successful show ever. Mon., Nov. 1. Jimmy Carter Library & Museum, 441 Freedom Parkway. 404-865-7100.

9th Annual World Domination TheatreSports Tournament The best teams from around the world converge on Atlanta for the heaviest throw-down of improv skills in the Western hemisphere. Wed.-Sat. Continues through Sept. 4. Dad's Garage Theatre, 280 Elizabeth St. 404-523-3141.

Alive in Little Five Live late night talk show with host Tim Collier. First Saturday of every month, 11 p.m. Continues through May 1. 7 Stages, 1105 Euclid Ave. 404-523-7647.

The Apartment...aka The Men in 304 JBU Productions presents the story of four men who share an apartment and are all leading double lives. Opens Aug. 20. Aug. 20, 8 p.m.; Aug. 21, 8 p.m. $20.50-$23. Peachtree Playhouse, 878 Peachtree St. 404-875-1193.

Bye Bye Birdie Iconic 1950s rock star Conrad Birdie is drafted and teenage America goes mad. (Any resemblance to Elvis is purely intentional.) Opens Sept. 10. Fri., Sat., 8 p.m. Continues through Sept. 24. Cobb Playhouse and Studio, 4857 North Main St., Suite 240, Acworth. 770-565-3995.

Cafe Puttanesca A musical cabaret. Opens Oct. 15. Sundays, 5 p.m.; Saturdays, 8:30 p.m.; Wed.-Fri., 8 p.m. Continues through Nov. 28. Horizon Theatre, 1083 Austin Ave. 404-584-7450.

Chicago Broadway in Atlanta presents the steamy musical about a wannabe starlet who kills her husband. Opens Oct. 5. Oct. 5-9, 8p.m.; Oct. 9, 2 p.m. Oct. 10, 1 p.m., 6:30 p.m. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. 404-881-2100.

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