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Thursday, August 11

Legend has it that Jim Crow-era registrars required hopeful voters to pass the "jellybean test," in which they had to correctly guess the number of jellybeans in a jar. Coincidentally, whites tended to guess correctly while blacks did not. An interactive replica of this, as well as other anecdotes and artifacts are included in of ballots uncast: The African-American Struggle for the Right to Vote. The original exhibition commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 is currently on view at the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site. Free. Open daily, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Through Feb. 28. 501 Auburn Ave. 404-331-5190. www.nps.gov/malu. (Alejandro Leal)

Friday, August 12

Light Heavyweight boxer Donnell Wiggins (24-5-2, 14 KOs) puts his fists of fury on display tonight at Friday Night Fights. Other fighters on the card include local favorites Super Middleweight Brian "The Assassin" Norman and Cruiserweight Tom Nguyen. The evening also features four kickboxing matches. $15-$100. 7 p.m. EarthLink Live, 1374 W. Peachtree St. 404-885-1365. www.earthlinklive.com. (CW)

Saturday, August 13

No, it wasn't Whitesnake who set that club in Rhode Island on fire. That was the other '80s hair metal band, Great White, duh. Whitesnake was the group whose videos featured singer and frontman David Coverdale's hot girlfriend Tawny Kitaen slithering around on the hood of his car in a lacey get-up. That was in 1987. Nearly 20 years later, the serpent slides into Atlanta playing all of its greatest hits, spanning a 30-year career. $32.50. 8 p.m. The Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St. 404-659-9022. www.ticketmaster.com. (Chad Radford)

Sunday, August 14

Fun fact for the day: Kennesaw used to be called Big Shanty, and it was indeed marched upon during the Civil War. The 125th Ohio Volunteer Infantry re-enacts the march as part of the weekend-long DEPOT UNDER ATTACK at the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History. The interactive re-enactment offers folks a chance to ask soldiers questions about their period uniforms and peek into their tents, as well as view firing demonstrations. Free. Sat., 10 a.m.--4 p.m. Sun., noon--5 p.m. 2829 Cherokee St., Kennesaw. 770-427-2117. www.southernmuseum.org. (CM)

Monday, August 15

Downtown Atlanta Restaurant Week begins today, offering diners a choice of one three-course dinner for $20.05 per person, plus tip, or two casual dining meals for $20.05. Participating restaurants include Ray's in the City, Trader Vic's, Azio and even the veggie-friendly, not-so-downtown Lush. Daily through Aug. 21. For participating restaurants, visit www.atlantadowntown.com. (AL)

Tuesday, August 16

Eliza Doolittle begins her transformation from Cockney flower girl to high-society lady when Theater of the Stars' production of My Fair Lady opens tonight. Try to resist the urge to sing along to its memorable score, including "The Rain in Spain," and "I Could Have Danced All Night." $20-$56. 8 p.m. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. 404-817-8700. www.theaterofthestars.com. (CM)

Wednesday, August 17

Theatre in the Square kicks off its new season with the critically acclaimed piece of my heart. Based on the true stories of five Army nurses in Vietnam and a country-music singer booked to entertain the troops, the play offers glimpses into the life of each character both during and after the war. $18-$32. 8 p.m. Through Sept. 25. 11 Whitlock Ave., Marietta. 770-422-8369. www.theatreinthesquare.com. (CM)

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