AUGUST 3 THURSDAY
Atlanta may not have a Fashion Week like New York, but it definitely has its fair share of runway-chic shops. Twelve local fashion boutiques bring the Atlanta catwalk to life today to support AID Atlanta with the URBAN CHIC fashion event. Models donning duds from Bill Hallman, Fab'rik and Kaleidoscope, among others, will sashay on stage at Compound as DJ Lamar spins and Q100's Burt Weiss hosts. $100-$125. 7 p.m. Compound, 100 Brady Ave. 404-870-7732. www.compoundatl.com. (Colette Watkins)
AUGUST 4 FRIDAY
One night. Two fundraisers. Eleven bands. Countless ways to support the family of Justin Parker, who lost both his legs in a traffic accident last month. Together, the JUSTIN PARKER BLUE RIBBON BENEFIT at the Star Bar and ATLANTA ROLLERGIRLS FULL CONTACT MUSICAL CHAIRS at the Earl offer a silent auction, skate demo, live music and more. Come on out and show some love. Blue Ribbon Benefit: $5. 4 p.m. 437 Moreland Ave. 404-681-9018. www.starbar.net. Full Contact Musical Chairs: $5. 9 p.m. 488 Flat Shoals Ave. 404-522-3950. www.myspace.com/justinparkerfund. (Mara Shalhoup)
AUGUST 6 SUNDAY
By now you've no doubt heard the endless comparisons of MUSE to Radiohead. Muse lead singer Matthew Bellamy does sound a bit like Thom Yorke, but the similarities end there. In fact, the latter hasn't been this loud since "Creep." Make no mistake, Muse is a rising powerhouse in its own right, delivering progressive, atmospheric hard rock that is sure to bring the house down when it plays the Tabernacle tonight. $26.50. 8 p.m. The Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St. 404-659-9022. www.ticketmaster.com. (Chase Mitchell)
AUGUST 6 SUNDAY
Bass Pro Shops' 17th annual TRUCK BUCK SHOOT-OUT FINALS could keep Ted Nugent entertained for hours. Watch experienced deer hunters compete in a pellet-rifle competition for a brand new pickup or ATV. The shoot-out completes a sportsman's fantasy weekend with snake presentations, bow demonstrations and a birds of prey display. Camouflage not required, but an orange vest may come in handy once the shooting starts. Free. 3 p.m. Bass Pro Shops, 5900 Sugarloaf Parkway. 678-847-5500. www.basspro.com. (Debbie Michaud)
AUGUST 8 TUESDAY
As frontman of Soda Stereo, one of the most successful rock en Español bands from the '80s and '90s, GUSTAVO CERATI (pictured above) transcended cultures with his abstract lyrics and progressive rock riffs. Since the band's breakup a decade ago, Cerati has released a slew of rock/electronica material. His latest album, Ahi Vamos, returns him to the progressive rock of his Soda years. $35. 8 p.m. Roxy Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road. 404-233-7699. www.ticketmaster.com. (Alejandro Leal)
AUGUST 9 WEDNESDAY
If you and Mariah Carey go back like babies and pacifiers, you won't want to miss Mimi's Atlanta show. That's right, all you "lambs" out there, this diva's here for one night only with THE ADVENTURES OF MIMI: THE VOICE, THE HITS, THE TOUR. Word on the streets is, she'll be performing some classics live for the first time ever. Dancehall sensation/hydroponics advocate Sean Paul opens. $29.50-$129. 8 p.m. Philips Arena, 1 Philips Drive. 404-878-3000. www.philipsarena.com. (Shaundra Ward)
· AUG. 6-SEPT. 24 TURNED FUNNY, A Theatre in the Square production about the life of journalist and author Celestine Sibley. www.theatreinthesquare.com.
· AUG. 11 CENSOR ME! BENEFIT: Atlanta All Stars youth and volunteers explore censorship through art. www.atlallstars.org.
· AUG. 12 KISS 104.1's FLASHBACK FESTIVAL rolls into HiFi Buys Amphitheatre. kiss1041fm.com.
· AUG. 9-13 CLARINETFEST: Join the International Clarinet Association for performances and exhibitions. www.clarinet.org.
· AUG. 13 24-HOUR PLAYS has artists write, produce, direct and perform their plays in only 24 hours. www.jackintheblackbox.org.