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Wanna be a rock star?

Been noticing a sudden influx of out-of-town fashion sense, greasy palms and men with ponytails? This week, local musicians sample the allure of the big time in hopes that the wheelers-and-dealers from New York and L.A. are in town to see what they have to offer. Aside from the numerous showcases that put our city's music on display, the ATLANTIS MUSIC CONFERENCE features panel discussions with titles ranging from "A&R: Not Only How, But When and Why to Get Signed" to "How I Wrote That Song." $25, three-day wristband. Thurs.-Sat. Multiple times and venues.
-- Nikhil Swaminathan

Flock of flappers

If you've been hungry for a lavish Broadway musical but just can't seem to work out that trip to the Great White Way, the first national tour of THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE is happy to oblige. The 2002 Tony Award-winning adaptation of the 1967 film sets up shop at the Fox for an evening of singing, dancing and romantic misadventure set in Jazz Age-era Manhattan. Keep an eye out for those shockingly high hemlines, extreme bobs and other scandalous '20s fashions. $20-$55. Tues.-Fri. 8 p.m.; Sat. 2 and 8 p.m.; Sun. 2 and 7 p.m. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. 404-881-2000.
-- Steve Yockey

Visual arts
A cut above lawn gnomes

Emerging artists convert storage into week-long installation pieces in the return of SHEDSPACE. SONYA YONG JAMES hits Inman Park AUG. 2 with a woven-vine form and a thousand paper birds; MATT HAFFNER transforms a Mad Housers' shed in Peoplestown; HORMUZ MININA creates a video installation in East Lake; JOE PERAGINE unveils his work in College Park; and LISA TUTTLE invites poets to her finale in the West End. Continues though Aug. 30. Free. Sat. 6-9 p.m.
-- Heather Kuldell

What does "b" stand for?

B-boys and b-girls bounce into town AUG. 1-2 for BREAKLANTA IV. The two-day event celebrates hip-hop culture's four distinct areas of interest. To help you get a handle on the events, we've included this helpful guide:
DJ scratch battle: Musicians manipulate the speed of records on two turntables that play through the same speakers at the same time.
MC battle: Rappers come up with rhymes on the spot in front of a crowd. Rhymes are judged on delivery, clarity and cleverness.
Poppin battle: Breakdancing contest.
Graffiti battle: Art contest.
Special guests include DJs Faust and Shortee, as well as MC D.R.E.S. tha Beatnik. Please note that the after-party will be "crunk" and "off the chain" -- not "fun." $10-$20. Fri. 7 p.m.; Sat. 3 p.m. The Atrium, 5479 Memorial Drive, Stone Mountain. 404-505-9599.
-- HK


July 31 Thursday The numbers get all shook up at BINGO WITH THE KINGOS, where Elvis impersonators gyrate to the tune of a $200 jackpot. Piedmont Park sponsors the event, and all proceeds benefit park preservation and restoration projects. Bring your beads -- this month's theme is Mardi Gras. $10. 7 p.m. Magnolia Hall, 400 Park Drive. 404-875-7275. (Debbie Michaud)

Aug 1 Friday
Robert Anton Wilson's WILHELM REICH IN HELL puts a morbid twist on the even more morbid true story of infamous scientist Wilhelm Reich. Two equally controversial figures of history, Marquis de Sade and Leopold Masoch, dig Reich out of his grave only to coerce him into being tried again in the courts so that both life and death are hell for him. Continues through Aug. 30. $12. Thurs.-Sat. 8 p.m.; Sun. 6 p.m. Jack in the Black Box Theatre, 835 Wylie St. (Meiling Arounnarath)

Aug 2 Saturday
TANGLE OF TALES features three European folk tales brought to life by the award-winning Grey Seal Puppets. The Frog Prince, The Three Billy Goats Gruff and The Three Little Pigs are animated using an array of techniques. Good for ages 4 and up -- and so much better than television. $7-$12. 11 a.m.; 1 and 3 p.m. Center for Puppetry Arts, 1404 Spring St. 404-873-3391. (SY)

Aug 3 Sunday
Like a bad comb-over, it looks like Perry Farrell is once again trying to mask the fact that he's washed up worse than a 40-foot sperm whale on the shores of Chile. His baby, LOLLAPALOOZA, is back after a hiatus, and Jane's Addiction v. 3.0 headlines the very festival that aided their initial implosion 12 years ago. They'll be joined by Audioslave, Queens of the Stone Age and Jurassic 5. $58. Noon. HiFi Buys Amphitheatre, 2002 Lakewood Way. 404-443-5090. (Ed Beeson)

Aug 4 Monday
Art Mondays presents the opening of WHEN COLORS COLLIDE, which features DJs, nude drawings and group art stations. Artist Michi curates. Continues through Aug. 18. $3. Call for time. Apache Cafe, 64 Third St. 404-876-5436. (HK)

Aug 5 Tuesday
He loves girls, girls, girls. But it seems Jay-Z may have Beyonce Knowles "Crazy in Love" with him. How'd he pull that one off? Catch the ROCK THE MIC TOUR before the diva's honey drops off the bill, leaving 50 Cent to go it alone. $37.50-$49.50. 5 p.m. (doors). HiFi Buys Amphitheatre, 2002 Lakewood Way. 404-443-5090. (HK)

Aug 6 Wednesday
You can paint on canvas; you can wear canvas. So why not show art in a clothing store? Local artists Thaddeus Keeffe, Jonathan Bader, Jef Bredemeier and Colton Brown showcase their work at FIFTY-PERCENT COTTON/FIFTY-PERCENT ACRYLIC. Live electronic music by Chris Brann. $10. 8 p.m. Fab'rik, 1114 W. Peachtree St., 404-881-8223. (HK)

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