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Art
Spray on
DJs, graffiti artists, filmmakers and photographers are all making the scene under one roof with COLLECTIVE ARTS FROM THE STREETZ, the second Underground Art Project celebration of the funky and the fresh. It opens MARCH 20 with a union of street culture and graf artists including Hense, Born and Totem bringing the Krylon indoors, and DJ Hakim and MD2020 spinning funk, hip-hop and downtempo. $5. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Exhibit continues through April 1. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Defoor Centre, 1710 Defoor Ave. 404-849-3569. www.tastenetwork.org.-- Felicia Feaster

Live music
Do the funky chicken
As weather patterns warm up, you can bet your booty that a multitude of music festivals will start to pop up around town. On MARCH 20, two such fests -- FUNKJAZZ KAFE and the second annual CHICKEN RAID -- kick off and promise to serve up good times in two completely different ways. FunkJazz offers a mellow/soulful/jazzy experience, but the days when the Kafe was considered an underground event are long gone. Don't ask who's playing; the show's music lineup is always kept hush-hush. And while the Chicken Raid may not be a food-centric soiree, it's still finger-lickin' good! Created to celebrate the memory of Atlanta bluesman Frank Edwards, the two-day affair features performances by Mudcat (pictured), Cora Mae Bryant, Little Brother (not the rap crew) and many more. FunkJazz Kafe: $22-$30. 10 p.m. Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St. 404-659-9022. www.funkjazzkafe.com. Chicken Raid: $25. 1 p.m.-3 a.m March 20-21. Northside Tavern, 1058 Howell Mill Road. 404-874-8745. www.northsidetavern.com. -- Carlton Hargro

Sports
Wrestlemania
The most punk of all punk bands in Atlanta is clearly CLOBBER (pictured), a trio of really pissed marionettes that scream-sing along with the best of them. Or is that the worst of them? They even trash their stage. On MARCH 18, the tiny trio performs at THE DAY AFTER ST. PATRICK'S DAY MASSACRE, where Platinum Championship Wrestlers will take to the squared circle. Touting such wrestling names as "White Trash Princess" Miss Dixie and "Stripper Boy" Johnny Daze, it's sure to quench any wrestling thirst left over from last Sunday's "Wrestlemania XX." $5. 8:15 p.m. Atlanta World Wrestling Alliance and Pro Wrestling School of WWA4, 4375 Commerce Drive. 404-217-9849. www.platinumchampionship.com.-- Heather Kuldell

Live music
They do charge
Get ready for some hot, imminently marketable action as BRITNEY SPEARS struts into town MARCH 23 with her Onyx Hotel Tour 2004. Love her or hate her, she's the definition of sexy. And the house will be full of screaming fans that can't get enough ... faux marriages, lip-synching and all. It's OK to hate the game, but quit hatin' the playa. And speaking of playas, Ms. Spears will be joined by "milkshaker" KELIS. Her low-slung jeans and bass beats are a perfect compliment in this night of unavoidable torso-baring gyrations. Together, they're sure to bring the boys to the yard. And they're like, it's better than yours. $40.50-$76. 7:30 p.m. Philips Arena, 1 Philips Drive. www.philipsarena.com.-- Steve Yockey

Short List

March 18 - Thursday
Ballethnic blends African dance and ballet in a family-friendly presentation of THE LEOPARD TALE, choreographed by company co-founder Waverly Lucas. $22-$52. 7:30 p.m. Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 2 and 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m. Continues through March 21. Ferst Center for the Arts, 349 Ferst Drive. 404-894-9600. www.ballethnic.org. (HK)

March 19 - Friday
Emory unleashes yet another cinematic treasure trove on ravenous no-talkie aficionados in SILENT HEAVEN 5 boasting rare Japanese early cinema like 1933's Passing Fancy and a 1930 Soviet propaganda film Salt for Svanetia whose bizarro Bunuelian imagery has to be seen to be believed. Free. Continues through March 21. See website for schedule. Emory University, White Hall 206, 480 Kilgo Circle. 404-727-6761. www.events.emory.edu. (FF)

VisionQuest's MEDEA: THE FURY -- a wild-sounding retelling of the Medea and Jason myth, featuring puppet monsters, kung fu fighting and funky dance moves -- has relocated from the Art Farm to 7 Stages Back Stage theater. $16-$20. Thurs.-Sun., 8 p.m. Continues through April 4. 1105 Euclid Ave. 678-318-1433. www.VisionQuest Theater.com (Curt Holman)

March 20 - Saturday
Trinket collectors unite! AMERICAN CRAFT COUNCIL ATLANTA SHOW brings some 250 crafters to peddle their goods, including hand-blown glass ceramics, jewelry, clothing and more. $9-$16. 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through March 21. Georgia World Congress Center, Building C, 285 Andrew Young International Blvd. 800-836-3470. www.craftcouncil.org. (HK)

March 21 - Sunday
We'll do anything to get all dolled up, especially if it's for a good cause. 360 Degrees Salon & Spa and United Cerebral Palsy of Georgia are throwing 360 DEGREES OF A DIFFERENCE, a fundraising gala hosted by comedian Darran Howard and with music by the Heit. $50. 6-9:30 p.m. Georgian Terrace Hotel, 659 Peachtree St. 404-870-0007. www.360salonspa.com. (Salina Joseph)

March 22 - Monday
Release your inner Axl Rose and let the serpentine shake again! Rock out at METAL-SOME MONDAYS KARAOKE. $4. 10:30 p.m. Mondays. 10 High, 816 N. Highland Ave. 404-873-3607. www.tenhighclub.com. (HK)

March 23 - Tuesday
Native Georgian JOEL GODARD -- you know, that crazy announcer guy on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" -- landed a gig narrating travel guide series "Europe In Context." He and author Robert S. Wayne sign the first two books of the series. Free. 7 p.m. Borders Books Music & Cafe, 4475 Roswell Road, Marietta. 770-565-0947. www.bordersstores.com. (SJ)

March 24 - Wednesday
Theater Emory presents THE GREAT NICKELODEON SHOW, which recreates a nickelodeon theater, a place where movies and piano shared the stage with vaudeville acts -- like back your grandparents walked through snow and ice with no shoes. $5. 8 p.m. Emory Performing Arts Studio, 1804 N. Decatur Road. 404-727-5050. www.events.emory.edu. (HK)

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