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The Supergirl Project, the Subdudes, Flicks on Fifth

Thursday, June 15

Judge Mablean Ephraim of "Divorce Court" fame, and Afeni Shakur, founder of the Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation, bring the HONORING UNSUNG FATHERS AWARDS to Atlanta for the first time today. The two-day celebration includes an opening reception in the Atlanta City Hall Atrium and a gala dinner at the Fox Theatre's Egyptian Ballroom, during which the winners will be announced. Reception: $100. Thurs., 7 p.m. 55 Trinity Ave. Dinner: $30-$65. Fri., 7 p.m. 660 Peachtree St. 404-221-8932. (Yvonne T. Prahbu)

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  • Helen Slater As Supergirl Front Near & Far 3

Saturday, June 17

Savannah Gallery broke its obsession with the group show by displaying Craig Drennen's solo exhibition THE SUPERGIRL PROJECT, which obsessively explores the 1984 film Supergirl. Rather than Pop Art pieces that reference the film, Drennen creates conceptual works that explore the film through the credits, which are handwritten onto simple notebook paper that is then redrawn or repainted on both sides. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 3096 Roswell Road. 404-816-0247. (Layla Bellows)


New Orleans' roots rockers THE SUBDUDES wrote the material for Behind the Levee -- their second CD since reforming in 2002 -- before Katrina. The album evokes a bygone era of patchouli-drenched parties and copping a feel through Tommy Malone's soulful vocals and slide guitar, John Magnie's wistful and snappy accordion and Steve Amedée's tambourine behind the swampy beat. $17.50. 8 p.m. Roxy Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road. 404-233-7699. (David Lee Simmons)

Sunday, June 18

Atlanta playwright Steve Yockey puts violent themes aside for his world premiere of ADORATION at Actor's Express, an exploration of the unpredictability of love that involves strawberries, feathers and elephants in designer clothing. 7 Stages' Melissa Foulger directs the Actor's Express 2005-2006 intern company. $5. Sun. and Mon., 7 p.m. 887 W. Marietta St. 404-875-1606. (Curt Holman)

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Monday, June 19

Formed more than 20 years ago in New York City, SONIC YOUTH is one of the godfathers of today's indie-rock scene, marking its transition from post-punk and hardcore to evocative, guitar-driven storytelling with the 1988 classic Daydream Nation. The quartet appears in Atlanta with Nashville punk teens Be Your Own Pet, who are on SY leader Thurston Moore's new imprint, Ecstatic Peace. $25. 8 p.m. Center Stage, 1374 W. Peachtree St. 404-885-1365. (MR)

Wednesday, June 21

Film festivals are like ice cream -- there's always room for more. FLICKS ON FIFTH is a free outdoor film festival, initially conjuring thoughts of Screen on the Green. However, its fare of recent releases, like tonight's screening of Failure to Launch, bears a strong resemblance to Coca-Cola's Summer Film Festival at the Fox. An added treat: The restaurants surrounding the Fifth Street screening area offer takeout during the event and there's free popcorn for all attendees. Free. Wednesdays, 9 p.m. Fifth Street between Spring and Williams streets. Through July 26. 404-894-2805 (CW)

Upcoming events

JUNE 22 JEFF FOXWORTHY begins tapings of "Jeff Foxworthy's Big Day Out" at the Alliance.

JUNE 22 PAUL VAN DYK plays eleven50.

JUNE 22 TOM JONES and Tower of Power play Chastain Park Amphitheatre.

JUNE 23-25 ATLANTA PRIDE FESTIVAL takes over Piedmont Park.

JUNE 27 THE UNHOLY ALLIANCE TOUR hits HiFi Buys Amphitheatre.

JUNE 27 SHERYL CROW plays the Fox Theatre.

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