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Thursday, September 1

If the long, hot days have you craving wintery, long nights, then Harmony with Nature: Ai-zome Textiles from Japan might just be the cure you seek. The exhibition of woven indigo tapestries by Takaaki Yatsuyanagi reflect the influence of the moon. Free. Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Through Oct. 28. Level 3 Robert W. Woodruff Library, Emory University, 540 Asbury Circle. 404-727-6861. web.library.emory.edu/libraries/schatten. (Felicia Feaster)

Friday, September 2

Those into jam-skating or missing the days of roller disco should strap on their roller skates this weekend and slide over to the 10th annual Skate-A-Thon. Celebrate your right to roll on eight wheels along with skaters from all over the United States with competitions and prizes, block parties and pool parties. Times and locations vary. Visit www.skate-a-thon.net. (Casey McIntyre)

Saturday, September 3

Comedian LEWIS BLACK appears at the Punchline tonight as part of a four-day engagement beginning Sept. 1. What will he pissed about this time? Well, Bush is still in office, a war continues to rage in Iraq, and Neal Boortz has a new -- and incredibly stupid -- book on the stands, so Mr. Black undoubtedly won't be at a loss for words. $27.50. Thurs., 8:30 p.m.; Fri., 8 and 10 p.m.; Sat., 7, 9 and 11 p.m.; Sun., 8 p.m. The Punchline, 280 Hilderbrand Drive. 404-252-LAFF. www.punchline.com. (Carlton Hargro)

Sunday, September 4

99X and three brands of alcohol are the main sponsors of WHISKEY FEST, a well-stocked wet bar of tribute groups. The Dave Matthews Cover Band (didn't they break up awhile back?) headlines the event with um, semi-lifelike performances from Tragic Kingdom (No Doubt), El Scorcho (Weezer), Desire (U2), and Big Gun (AC/DC). $10-$15. 4 p.m. Park Tavern, 500 10th St. 404-249-0001. www.thewhiskeyfest.com. (Lee Valentine Smith)

Monday, September 5

For a Labor Day day trip closer to home, Marietta's Glover Park hosts Art in the Park, a juried art show taking place over the weekend. The show spotlights more than 150 artists and their original work, including paintings, pottery, graphics, photography, sculptures and jewelry. Many artists are on hand to discuss their work, so ask questions and keep an eye out for the next Picasso. Free. Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Mon., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Marietta Square, North Park Square and East Park Square. 770-429-1115. www.mariettasquare.com. (CM)

Tuesday, September 6

Tonight, the Gwinnett Center offers some good old-fashioned violent fun. It's the WWE Smackdown. It's entertainment wrestling and you know the rest. $22-$45. 7:30 p.m. Arena at Gwinnett Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway. 404-249-6400. www.gwinnettcenter.com. (LB)

Wednesday, September 7

While we crank out our Cabbage Patch kids and Barbies for the landfill, highly trained Japanese craftsmen create treasured dolls depicting scenes from kabuki theater and Gosho Ningyo (aka Imperial Palace). Opening today, Dolls of Japan: Shapes of Prayer, Embodiments of Love offers a peek into the kind of craftsmanship that you rarely find in our own country. Free. Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Through Oct. 23. Level 3 Robert W. Woodruff Library, Emory University, 540 Asbury Circle. 404-727-6861. web.library.emory.edu/libraries/schatten. (FF)

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