Thursday July 13
If you kids are too young to remember what vinyl is and were therefore unable to wrap your head around the point of attending the June 1 Vinyl Show at New Street Gallery, here's a second chance to see what happens when artists paint music. 3Ten Haustudio hosts tonight's ATL-CD show, a group exhibition featuring the work of more than 100 artists who painted mini-masterpieces onto CDs. Opening reception: 7-10 p.m. Regular hours: Tues.-Sat., noon-5 p.m. 310 Peters St. 404-524-6541. www.haustudio.com. (Arjun Kulharya)
Saturday July 15
A dollar can't do a whole lot these days. The folks over at Arc The Finger Records realized that and have decided to put on a show for the broke folks. Gather your change from the couch cushions, because for just one buck you can see some of Atlanta's finest indie hip-hop. ATF labelmates Psyche Origami, Collective Efforts, Intellekt and Dirty Digits, and new label member Cadillac Jones perform tonight at the Masquerade as part of the Family Dollar Show. Word. 7 p.m. 695 North Ave. 404-577-8178. www.masq.com. (AK)
Dust off that leather jacket, and get that biker 'stache ready. Motorcycle enthusiasts are converging at the Lakewood Exhibition Center today and Sunday for the Atlanta Bike Fest. Indulge your inner Evel Knievel with motorcycle stunt shows, and your inner party kid with live music and parties. Oh, and get ready to deck your bike out: More than 200 motorcycle-related vendors will be there. Call for tickets and times. 2000 Lakewood Way. 877-245-3337. (AK)
Sunday July 16
Though the rush of zooming down the slopes of a roller coaster might be exhilarating, there's that pesky safety harness keeping you, well, safe. The skateboarders, BMX-ers and Moto-X athletes of Tony Hawk's Boom Boom Huck Jam Tour prefer to take their climbs and dives without the aid of a seatbelt or harness. Check out their leaps and dives while you take a few of your own at Six Flags Over Georgia. Free with park admission: $29.99-$49.99. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. 275 Riverside Parkway, Austell. 770-948-9290. www.boomboomhuckjam.com. (Colette Watkins)
Tuesday July 18
These days, Butch Walker's got a little synergy going. Atlanta's favorite rock producer/singer/songwriter is heavily involved with the "Rock Star: Supernova" TV series, is producing new albums for folks like Avril Lavigne, and just released The Rise and Fall of Butch Walker and the Let's Go Out Tonites. He's celebrating the latter with a two-night stand at Variety Playhouse. See Vibes. $18-$20. Tues.-Wed., 8:30 p.m. 1099 Euclid Ave. 404-524-7354. www.variety-playhouse.com. (Mosi Reeves)
Wednesday July 19
The ebony-and-ivory package of wit and sarcasm that is Atlanta's own Drew Thomas and Tim Miller co-headline the Punchline tonight. These are two of Atlanta's best working comedians and they're teaming up to prove how strong the city's local talent is with their performance tonight. It's not often that this comedy venue has local talents headline, so head on out to show your support. $12. 8:30 p.m. 280 Hilderbrand Drive. 404-252-5233. www.punchline.com. (Noah Gardenswartz)
· July 22-23 Care Bears Live brings a dose of cuteness to Philips Arena. www.philipsarena.com.
· July 24 Willie Nelson plays Chastain. www.livenation.com,/I>.
· July 24 Downtown Atlanta Restaurant Week begins. www.atlantadowntown.com.
· July 25 Mamma Mia hits the Fox Theatre. www.foxtheatre.org.
· July 26 The Beach Boys play Chastain. www.classicchastain.com.
· July 29 India.Arie plays Chastain. www.classicchastain.com.