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It just so happened that these six artists got together for a show. COJOINED BY HAPPENSTANCE will feature drawings by Melvin Occasio, paintings by Ryan Nurse, dolls and quilts by Tia Umburger, puppets by Lisa Eidson, puppets and paintings by Stephen Edison and stained glass and wire figures by Michael Mariolis ("Harvey," XXX). The exhibit will integrate the art, attempting to draw connections within the works. Opening reception APRIL 7 from 7-11 p.m. with music by the Low Life Quartet. Show runs through April 29. Gallery hours are Sat. and Sun. 12-5 p.m. Youngblood Galleries, ADDRESS 404-629-0393.

Lots of pickin' and grinnin' will be going on as WRFG presents the 25th annual PEACHBLOSSOM BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL. The Reno Brothers headline the show, with appearances by the Barfields, Center Stage, Ramblin' Grass, Dixieliner and more. Proceeds benefit Community Radio WRFG. APRIL 7. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. $10-$18. Southern Polytechnic State University, Marietta. 404-523-3471.

SLAM CITY! kicks off National Poetry Month with DANIEL ROOP, Knoxville's three-time National Poetry Slam semifinalist. The 25-year-old pulls together social consciousness, hip-hop rhythms, pyrotechnic passion and poetic craft in his second CD The Ghost of Daniel Roop. APRIL 7. 8:30 p.m. bluemilk's Paradigm Artspace, 1123 Spring St. 404-815-6991.

Beer, beer, beer. That's what the sixth annual CLASSIC CITY BREW FEST is all about. More than 150 handcrafted beers from around the world just wait to be sampled at the Classic Center in Athens. Billed as the South's largest indoor brew fest, the event also offers food and musical entertainment. APRIL 7. 2:30-7 p.m. $17.75 in advance; $20 at the door. Proceeds benefit local charities. 300 N. Thomas St., downtown Athens. 706-254-BREW or

OUTKAST, LUDACRIS, SLIMM CALHOUN -- This tour already has made its case around the country for being the hip-hop show to see, so its climatic homecoming this weekend really should bring the venerable Fox's house down. In addition to conquering heroes OutKast, the most rightly celebrated rap act since Lauryn Hill (for whom they opened at the Fox two years ago), the show features OutKast protege Slimm Calhoun, whose noteworthy debut The Skinny finally gets released this week on OutKast's Aquemini Records. Rounding out the locals-done-good is former Hot 97.5 DJ Chris Luva Luva, whose rapping alter-ego Ludacris (see Show 'n' tell, p. 79) has exploded nationally with his Def Jam debut, Back for the First Time. Fox Theatre (Sarig)

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