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March 30-April 5

Thursday, March 30

The past hangs heavily over New York photographer Christine Callahan's images of the neglected, overgrown husk of her grandmother's Fort Lauderdale home, where the Christmas tree and cards are still up in May, testifying to her grandfather's inability to deal with his wife's death. Part of galerie MC's current exhibition, PLACEplace, the psychologically murky images contrast sharply with Susan Kravitz's charming survey of America, from Eagle Scouts to pro-choice rallies. Free. Wed.-Sat., noon-6 p.m. Through April 8. 845 Spring St. 404-876-1444. (Felicia Feaster)

Friday, March 31

The SECOND CITY COMEDY TROUPE, the leading talent importer for "Saturday Night Live" (think Bill Murray, Mike Myers and Julia Louis-Dreyfus), arrives at the Rialto Center for the Performing Arts today for a one-night-only showcase of sketches, songs and improvisation. Take this opportunity to see the potential next generation of "SNL." Anyone who has seen the TV show lately knows it could use some new talent. $32-$56. 8 p.m. 80 Forsyth St. 404-651-4727. (Tom DeFreytas)

Comedian HENRY CHO describes himself as "an Asian with a Southern accent." His unique humor and background has propelled him from stand-up to larger roles: Not only is the Korean-Tennessean about to film Material Girls with Hilary Duff, he also recently signed on to do a sitcom based on his own life for ABC. He begins three nights of stand-up comedy tonight at the Punchline. $16.50-$19.50. Fri., 8 and 10 p.m.; Sat., 7, 9 and 11 p.m.; Sun., 7:30 p.m. 280 Hilderbrand Drive. 404-252-5233. (TD)

Saturday, April 1

Propelled by gravity, soapbox cars can reach upward of 30 miles per hour. So you might not want to stand too close to the track at the first-ever APRIL FOOL'S DOWNHILL CHALLENGE. Check out some of the city's most daring soapbox derby drivers as they dash toward their destiny set to a backdrop of live music, DJs and beer from the Atlanta Brewing Company. $5. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Starlight Six Drive-In, 2000 Moreland Ave. (Coley Ward)

Sunday, April 2

Louisa May Alcott's LITTLE WOMEN is one of those tales of love and loss and female bonding that mothers and daughters love. And men, well, they fall asleep at the mere mention of the title. So grab the ladies of the family and check out the final night of the Atlanta run of Broadway Across America's musical version, starring venerable Broadway actress Maureen McGovern. $19-$51. 1 and 6:30 p.m. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. 404-817-8700. (Layla Bellows)

Monday, April 3

The Nazis didn't end their quest for ethnic cleansing with those of Jewish descent. Germans with mental and physical disabilities, Poles, Russians, Jehovah's Witnesses and homosexuals also were targets. The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum's current exhibit, NAZI PERSECUTION OF HOMOSEXUALS 1933-1945, which opens April 2, explores this side of the Holocaust through photographs and a timeline of events leading up to the persecution. $2-$10. Through June 29. Mon.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fri., 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sun., 1-5 p.m. 1440 Spring St. 678-222-3700. (LB)

Tuesday, April 4

We know that with bathing suit season imminent, you were probably planning to stay in and eat a lean meal. But if you're considering a splurge, tonight is the night to do it. South City Kitchen in Vinings is hosting ATLANTA'S TABLE SUPPER CLUB, where 20 percent of the tab is donated to the Atlanta Community Food Bank's efforts to reuse excess prepared food from area restaurants. Reservations are required. Visit for more info. Restaurant opens at 5 p.m. 1675 Cumberland Parkway, Suite 401. 770-435-0700. (LB)

Wednesday, April 5

For mainstream music fans, GRETCHEN WILSON is the new Shania Twain, a country music singer who records songs with crossover appeal like "Redneck Woman." But you won't find a lot of Vegas-style costumes and choreographed dance routines when Wilson hits town with her Redneck Revolution Tour. She prides herself on making straight-up country music, with plenty of allusions to working-class life, getting "jacked up" in bars and eating fried chicken. $20-$42.50. 7:30 p.m. Arena at Gwinnett Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway. 770-813-7500. (MR)


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