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Thursday, April 13

Heavy metal has a reputation as a genre obsessed with sex, drugs and Satan. But in the new documentary METAL: A HEADBANGER'S JOURNEY, anthropologist and metal fan Sam Dunn examines the culture's true mettle. For hardcore metal fans, this is an analysis of what fuels your music, with interviews ranging from Black Sabbath to Slipknot. For everyone else, consider this documentary everything you wanted to know about heavy metal but were afraid to ask. $10. 7:30 p.m. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. 404-817-9700. www.metalhistory.com. (Tom DeFreytas)

Friday, April 14

In town for one night only, HEAT 2006 is a grand Bollywood musical come to life, full of all the stars (think dreamy Ashkay Kumar and 1994 Ms. Universe Sushmita Sen). Why would all these big stars be spending their time on the stage instead of the screen? The worldwide touring musical benefits the Robin Raina Foundation, which provides underprivileged children in India with education, medical assistance and other critical needs. $60-$214. 8:30 p.m. Arena at Gwinnett Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. 404-249-6400. www.ticketmaster.com. www.rainafoundation.com. (Allison C. Keene)

Saturday, April 15

Kingston Downs hosts the 41st running of the ATLANTA STEEPLECHASE, which, in addition to its tremendous thundering thoroughbreds, features terrier races, hay rides, an air show, contests and art vendors. But perhaps the real reason we'll head out is to see the socialites in their scene-stealing hats. And for us regular folk, there's also plenty of tailgating fun. $25-$400; parking, $20 per vehicle. 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Kingston Downs, see website for directions. 404-237-7436. www.atlantasteeplechase.org. (ACK)

You may know KATT WILLIAMS from Friday After Next, or most recently MTV's "Wild 'N Out," but in either case, you should know him as straight-up funny. The man who made fake pimpin' popular with his character Money Mike will be at the Atlanta Civic Center for a night of comedy that will get your knee slapped instead of your face. $29.50-$50. 8 p.m. 395 Piedmont Ave. 404-523-6275. www.atlantaciviccenter.com. (NG)

Sunday, April 16

No one knows if Shangri-La ever really existed deep within the Himalayas. Though the Eden-like spot has never been discovered, that doesn't mean you can't see what it looks like. PORTALS TO SHANGRI-LA: MASTERPIECES FROM BUDDHIST MONGOLIA features artwork that explores the belief that Mongolia is a gateway to the mystical land. $5. Noon-5 p.m. Oglethorpe University Museum of Art, 4484 Peachtree Road. 404-364-8555. museum.oglethorpe.edu. (TD)

Monday, April 17

In the digital age, it can be easy to see those old-school animated Disney classics like Sleeping Beauty and even the newer Beauty and the Beast as lackluster prototypes for today's sleeker versions. But over at the Art Institute of Atlanta, WILL VINTON'S ANIMATION ART COLLECTION celebrates the artistry that goes into animation with works like Finding the Perfect Princess, which charts the laborious sketching process an animator uses when creating the perfect features for a character. Free. Through Aug. 6. Mon.-Thurs., 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 6600 Peachtree Dunwoody Road. 800-275-4242. www.aia.aii.edu. (LB)

Tuesday, April 18

Theatre Gael's current production, BOLD GIRLS, by Rona Munro, follows the lives of four women from Belfast who must deal with the absence of their husbands and boyfriends, all of whom are dead, missing or fighting as a result of the troubles in 1990 northern Ireland. At times political and at times comical, the play is haunted by the fact that the men so vital to the story never appear on stage. $16-$22. Through May 14. Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 5 p.m. 14th Street Playhouse, 173 14th St. 404-733-4750. www.theatregael.com. (TD)

Wednesday, April 19

Atlanta drag legend DIAMOND LIL celebrates the CD release of 1984's Diamond Lil Live at the Moonshadow Saloon with a special autograph signing. Apparently, in 1984, people listened to music on media other than CDs and iPods. Huh, go figure. Free. 8 p.m. Outwrite Bookstore & Coffeehouse, 991 Piedmont Ave. 404-607-0082. www.outwritebooks.com. (Heather Kuldell)

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