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April 7 Thursday
What happens when an Arab and a Jew cross the street? We don't know, but Comedy For Peace, co-sponsored by Emory Hillel and the Arab Cultural Association, aims to provide a fresh perspective on the conflict in the Middle East through laughter. Hopefully the jokes will have punch lines better than ours. Free. 7 p.m. Emory's Harland Cinema, 605 Asbury Circle. 404-870-7686. www.comedy4peace.org. (Rebecca Ford)

April 8 Friday
It's the Braves home opener against the New York Mets, and as if that weren't enough to get us sun-starved city folk out to Turner Field, Turner South sweetens the deal with its "My South Rocks" concert series. Every Friday before home games, a "Southern-rooted" band will perform at Turner Stadium and conclude before the game begins. Tonight is Zac Brown and Francisco Vidal. $1-$53. 6 p.m. Turner Stadium, 755 Hank Aaron Drive. 404-522-7630. www.atlantabraves.com. (Erin Haber)

April 9 Saturday
Artists R. Land, Chris Verene, Robert Sherer, Cindy Zarrilli, Alice Nisbet, LiShinault and others band together this evening for the Butler bash auction at PushPush Theater. The evening of music, art and auctions benefits the family of Todd Butler, a popular local artist and musician who died last year from complications of Behcet's disease, an autoimmune disorder. Additional proceeds benefit a foundation for Behcet's disease. Free, donations accepted. 7-11 p.m. 121 New St., Decatur. 404-377-6332. www.pushpushtheater.com. (Layla Bellows)

April 10 Sunday
Seriously, guys, we tried. We tried really, really hard to find an event for you today that did not include the acronym AJC. But a little bird told us that the Atlanta Journal-Constitution International auto show is really worth checking out. A full nine days (it started April 9 and lasts through April 17), the auto show is an enthusiast's dream come true, featuring everything from Mazdas to Maseratis, including special debuts from BMW, Corvette and others. Concept vehicles and stunts on low-tech BMX bikes help elevate it from your typical ooh-and-ahh fare to a veritable Disney-style attraction. $5-$10. Hours vary. Georgia World Congress Center, 285 Andrew Young International Blvd. 770-206-7118. www.ajcautoshow.com. (LB)

April 11 Monday
Parlez-vous Francais? It's OK if not - there will be subtitles. Georgia Tech hosts Tournees, a series featuring recent French cinema, kicking off today with Etre et Avoir. The documentary about a one-room schoolhouse is comprised of pint-sized stories of the school's 12 children, ages 3 to 11, and the single teacher who instructs them. Other films include Costa-Gavras' Amen and Eric Rohmer's The Lady and the Duke. Free. All films screen at 7 p.m. Days vary, through April 21. Global Learning Center, Technology Square, 85 5th St. 404-894-0063. www.film.gatech.edu/series.htm. (Anisa Lewis)

April 12 Tuesday
Once affectionately called "little idiot" for providing underground techno with a face, Moby tours supporting Hotel, his latest attempt to cash in again on the cunningly orchestrated success of 1999's pop-friendly Play (the tracks from which were licensed to umpteen commercials). While the somewhat forgettable Hotel does away with the stomping blues-and-breakbeats formula, Moby in concert is still likely to deliver pounding beats, mercurial guitar and reverent, transcendent melody. See Vibes, p. 87. $30. 8 p.m. Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St. 404-659-9022. www.atlantaconcerts.com/tabernacle.html. (Tony Ware)

April 13 Wednesday
Artists Donald Judd, Scott Burton and Richard Tuttle excel at keeping it simple, as evidenced in the Museum of Design's exhibit Design (Isn't Equal To, Greater Than, Less Than) Art. Exploring the reduction of form to its utmost simplicity, this show exhibits minimalist and post-minimalist functional objects. Free. Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Through July 9. 285 Peachtree Center Ave., Marquis II Tower. 404-688-2467. www.museumofdesign.org. (Jaiye Andrews)

We're hoping she'll dish about her own affairs as well: liz smith, whose famed Newsday gossip column is currently in jeopardy, signs copies of her latest book, Dishing: Great Dish - and Dishes - from America's Most Beloved Gossip Columnist, at the Margaret Mitchell House. Drop by at noon for the Center for Southern Literature's "Lunch with Liz," or that evening for the standard author lecture. Reservations required. Lunch with Liz: $45. Noon. Author's lecture: $8. 7 p.m. 990 Peachtree St. 770-578-3502. www.gwtw.org. (LB)

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