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Theater
Down the rabbit hole

"I am here! Dali is here!" These are the words that rescue a simple secretary from her bland everyday existence in Synchronicity Performance Group's LOBSTER ALICE, which has its Southeastern premiere AUG. 15. The idea of Salvador Dali running around a major animation studio creating his own Alice in Wonderland should be enough of a surrealist enticement to drag anyone to the theater. But for non-drug-users, the production also offers 1940s period styling, snappy dialogue, a delicious love triangle and a gyrating glow-in-the-dark caterpillar. Actually, the gyrating glow-in-the-dark caterpillar should appeal to everyone on some level. $15-$20. Thurs.-Sat. 8 p.m.; Sun. 7 p.m. Through Sept. 14. 7 Stages Back Stage Theatre, 1105 Euclid Ave. 404-325-5168. www.7stages.org.
-- Steve Yockey


Live music
Long live the King

Whether Elvis has truly left the building, loyal fans and pop-culture junkies alike gather to celebrate his legacy on the anniversary of his death. Here in Atlanta, the Echo Lounge chimes in with ELVIS' DEATH DAY SHOW AUG. 16. Horn-driven dance band KINGSIZED performs two shows (with Elvis covers) -- the first a family-friendly version, the second for the 21-and-up set. The later show adds the DAMES A'FLAME BURLESQUE, who are sure to help everyone get over their intense mourning. $10. Sat. 7 (all ages) and 10:30 p.m. (21 and up). Echo Lounge, 551 Flat Shoals Ave. 404-681-3600. www.echostatic.com.
-- SY


Live music
Go funk yourself

GEORGE CLINTON AND PARLIAMENT/FUNKADELIC brings the noise and da funk to ON THE BRICKS. Despite being older than many grandfathers, Clinton's still the freshest motherfunker to ever exist, and his decades-long recording career is still very much alive. Catch him AUG. 15 before he returns to his home planet. Also performing: scrappy blues-rockers the NORTH MISSISSIPPI ALLSTARS, the Kevn Kinney Band and Michael Tolcher. $3. 5:30 p.m. (gates). Centennial Olympic Park, 220 International Blvd. 404-222-7275. www.onthebricks.com.
-- Heather Kuldell


Art & Technology
Digital communion

The computerati congregate AUG. 15 for FLASHBANG V5, an interactive display of digital animation, websites, games and other fascinating hands-on applications. Local and international work is featured on two large screens and on various computers scattered throughout the exhibition. Electronic music by RICHARD DEVINE, SUNDAY MUNICH and various local acts enhances the technosphere. $16. 7 p.m. Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, 535 Means St. 404-688-1970. www.flashbangonline.com
-- HK

SHORTLIST


Aug. 14 Thursday
Whether you're mixing it up in the crowd, relaxing in a corner with a martini or checking out System 22 in the upstairs VIP loft, HUSTLER satisfies in that dirty kind of way. Underground house and lounge music shake things up, and the Hustler Girls are bound to make a naughty appearance. C'mon. You know you like it. $10. 10 p.m. (21 and up). Lava Lounge, 57 13th St. 404-873-4202. www.lavaloungeatlanta.com. (SY)

Aug. 15 Friday
At the 10TH ANNUAL FOLK FEST, 85 galleries display Southern pottery, outsider, antique and anonymous art, and various new discoveries. Opening night includes a meet-the-artists reception. $7-$15. Fri. 5-10 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. North Atlanta Trade Center, 1700 Jeurgens Court, Norcross. 770-932-1000. www.slotinfolkart.com. (HK)

Aug. 16 Saturday
Miss Hedwig, the iconoclastic transsexual rocker, and her band finally say goodbye to Atlanta as the rambunctious summer run of the rock musical HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH -- a stint that included two extensions and live concert performances around the city. $26.75. 8 p.m. Actor's Express Theatre, King Plow Arts Center, 887 W. Marietta St., Suite J-107. 404-875-1606. www.actorsexpress.com. (SY)

Aug. 17 Sunday
RAW Gallery kicks off its RAW SUNDAYS art-show parties with collaboration between R. Land and children from the East Atlanta Kids Club. Proceeds from art sales benefit the kids. Hubcap City plays two sets at 7 and 9 p.m., followed by DJs. Free. 5 p.m.-midnight. RAW Gallery, 543 Stokeswood Ave. 678-296-1561. www.rawgallery.biz. (HK)

Aug. 18 Monday
LIBERTINES co-songwriters Pete Doherty and Carl Barat are having a spat. The bluesy, boozy punk band was scheduled to tour America, but Doherty was strung out. So Barat and the rest left him in England. Now Doherty claims he's got a new band, also called the Libertines. So much for the hype. $10-$12. 8 p.m. (doors). Cotton Club, 152 Luckie St. 404-249-6400. www.atlantaconcerts.com. (Nikhil Swaminathan)

Aug. 19 Tuesday
Seven professional skateboarders + an empty warehouse + five loads of found materials + three photographers + two art directors = one extreme art book. DIPTYCH documents the structures, stunts and scabs after three days spent in an impromptu skate park. Catch the Diptych book tour as it rolls into Eyedrum. $3 donation. 8 p.m. 290 MLK Jr. Drive, 404-522-0655. www.eyedrum.org. (Tray Butler)

Aug. 20 Wednesday
Apparently rock 'n' roll's come a long way in the last 50 years, what with the ASO lending its epic sophistication to the seminal licks and on-stage antics of aging institutions CHUCK BERRY and LITTLE RICHARD. "Johnny B. Goode" for strings? "Tutti Frutti" with woodwind accompaniment? Hard to believe this was once the devil's music. $23-$44. 8 p.m. Chastain Park Amphitheatre, 4469 Stella Drive. 404-733-5000. www.classicchastain.com. (Hobart Rowland)

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