MARCH 29 THURSDAY
With hundreds of years traveled in the rocky, uphill battle against racism in the United States, there's still more to talk about. The good news: With the help of nonprofits such as the Matthew's House Project, progressive thinkers such as Morehouse College professor Walter Earl Fluker continue to keep the forum open. Fluker speaks tonight on "Howard Thurman and the Anatomy of Hate and Violence" as part of ERASING HATE, a touring lecture series devoted to engaging audiences in conversations about racial divisions. Free. 7:30 p.m. Borders, 3637 Peachtree Road. 404-237-0707. www.erasinghate.com. (Renee Strevens)
MARCH 29 THURSDAY
Shapely senoritas, red taffeta and satin swirls all move to the rhythm of the tango at this weekend's third annual ATLANTA TANGO FESTIVAL. Experts lead workshops such as "Sophisticated Toes" and "Elegant, Delicious Sequences in Social Tango" during the day to help both seasoned and novice dancers tweak their skills and explore the dance's nuances. Milongas (tango dance parties) take over the evenings and last until the early morning. Through April 1. $8-$35. Thurs., 6:30 p.m.-1 a.m.; Fri., 2 p.m.-2 a.m.; Sat., 12:30 p.m.-5 a.m.; Sun., 1 p.m.-until. Holiday Inn Select, 130 Clairemont Ave., Decatur. 404-371-0204. www.atlantatangofestival.com. (Zoe Britton)
MARCH 31 SATURDAY
Readers and eaters support adult literacy with book-related food art at the Literacy Volunteers of Atlanta's 2007 EDIBLE BOOK FESTIVAL. Pudding can be the paint or marmalade the medium, but the artsy edibles must capture literature on the canvas, or, rather, the plate. The wordy dishes are judged and digested at Decatur's Little Shop of Stories. Register entries online before the event. Free. 2:30-5 p.m. 515 N. McDonough St. 404-377-7323. www.lvama.org/sponsorship/ediblebookfest.html. (Laura McMillan)
APRIL 6 THE DECEMBERISTS wax poetic on stage at the Tabernacle. www.ticketmaster.com.
APRIL 10 STUART WOODS, award-winning author and Georgia native, presents his most recent release, Fresh Disasters, at the Center for Southern Literature. www.gwtw.org.
APRIL 12 SEAGRAM'S LIVE TOUR brings Clipse, Grammy winner Mya and up-and-comer Jovan Dais to Atlanta. www.seagramsginlive.com.
APRIL 12-15 29TH ANNUAL SPRING ATLANTA HOME SHOW features more than 350 exhibitors showcasing the latest home trends. www.atlantahomeshow.com.