AUGUST 10 THURSDAY
East Atlanta Village just keeps getting better. Starting last week, and continuing through October, the village hosts a Thursday evening FARMER'S MARKET. Last week, there were many locally grown goodies, including fresh tomatoes, flowers and herbs. The market takes place in the parking lot between the East Atlanta Antiques Bazaar and the Earl. Thursdays, 6-9 p.m. For questions and to participate, call 404-275-4064, or e-mail farmeav@Abright21st.com. (Besha Rodell)
AUGUST 11 FRIDAY
Hip-hop supergroups may be a thing of the past, but one marches on. The BOOT CAMP CLIK, which recently released its first new album in four years, performs at the Drunken Unicorn tonight. Since the Brooklyn MCs also have a string of solo albums to pull from, this promises to be a night of hot fire that even Dylan couldn't imagine. $15. 9:45 p.m. 736 Ponce De Leon Place. 404-870-0575. (Arjun Kulharya)
AUGUST 11 FRIDAY
Six months of decadence nears its end tonight with a last chance for CHOCOLATE AFTER DARK, a special viewing of Fernbank's Chocolate: The Exhibition. Sip on chocolate martinis and examine the mouth-watering exhibit exploring chocolate's rich history and culture. Still need more? Satisfy your sweet tooth at the Chocolate Shoppe with gourmet treats and accessories. Non-chocoholics beware: Approach the free samples with caution. $10-$12. Through Aug. 13., 6-10 p.m. Last entry at 9:15 p.m. 767 Clifton Road. 404-929-6300. www.fernbank.edu. (Debbie Michaud)
AUGUST 12 SATURDAY
Mike Geier (pictured above) has many guises -- session musician, songwriter, and leader of esoteric bands like Tongo Hiti and the Kingsized Orchestra. It's with the latter that Geier hosts the KINGSIZED ELVIS EXTRAVAGANZA, a popular biannual musical celebration of the king of rock and roll and celebrated connoisseur of Vegas showgirls and "Fool's Gold" sandwiches. $17.50. 8:30 p.m. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. 404-524-7354. www.variety-playhouse.com. (MR)
AUGUST 13 SUNDAY
THE 24-HOUR PLAYS returns to the Horizon Theatre, driving participating writers, directors, actors and designers to create and perform theatrical masterpieces within a matter of hours. Come see for yourself what comes of this creative tempest. It's kind of like Project Runway, but with plays. Who will be in, and who will be out? $12. 8 p.m. 1083 Austin Ave. 404-432-9847. www.jackintheblackbox.org. (DM)
AUGUST 14 MONDAY
Bacon-wrapped medjool dates with marcona almonds. Shrimp curry in buttered toast cups. Are you drooling yet? Well those are just the hors d'oeuvres. Drop in on chef Truex and chef Obunai's SUMMER REPAST to see what else is on the menu. The tasty course is part of Atlanta Community Food Bank's Simple Abundance cooking class series. All tuition benefits Atlanta's Table. How's that for icing on the cake? $55. 7-9 p.m. The Cook's Warehouse, Decatur. 108 W. Ponce de Leon Ave. 404-892-3333. www.acfb.org. (Shaundra Ward)
· AUG. 18-20 THE NERVE SERIES brings avant-garde experimental dance to The Beam. 404-373-4520.
· AUG. 18-20 FOLK FEST returns to Atlanta for its 13th year. www.slotinfolkart.com.
· AUG. 19 STAR TREK 40TH ANNIVERSARY EXTRAVAGANZA Local Trekkies gather to celebrate the sci-fi milestone. www.geocities.com/firiella_jevral/event.
· AUG. 19 THE DAY THE MUSIC NEVER STOPPED FESTIVAL celebrates the legacies of Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead. www.thedaycelebration.com.