Woodruff Arts Center presents AN EVENING WITH DAVID SEDARIS. Join the comedian and best-selling author of books such as Naked and Me Talk Pretty One Day for a one-night-only performance of satirical sidesplitting. APRIL 16 at 7:30 p.m. $15. Alliance Stage, 1280 Peachtree St. 404-733-5000.
KELLY JOE PHELPS -- Seemingly plucked out of a time warp, the 30-ish Seattle-based Phelps plays deep Delta and Appalachian music, and sings in a world-weary slur making him sound like the genuine article. His deliberate, melancholic tunes and sorrowful lap-steel obscure a dry, witty and offbeat sense of humor, which, along with the comfy venue, makes this a rich and slightly surreal experience. Red Light Cafe (Horowitz)