JUNE 22 FRIDAY
Tonight the Atlanta Photography Group Gallery opens UNEMBEDDED (pictured), a startling look at the war in Iraq through the eyes of independent freelance photographers Ghaith Abdul-Ahad, Kael Alford, Thorne Anderson and Rita Leistner. The exhibition documents the chaos many Americans read about but few truly comprehend. Alford offers some insight with an artist's introduction at tonight's event. Through July 28. Free. Opening reception: 7 p.m. Regular hours: Wed.-Sat., noon-4 p.m. Tula Art Center, 75 Bennett St. 404-605-0605. www.apgphoto.org. (Debbie Michaud)
JUNE 24 SUNDAY
It's time to get down and dirty for a clean cause. During MUDDY BUDDY, more than 800 teams traffic a six-mile obstacle course ending in a 50-foot-long, sticky mud pit at the Georgia International Horse Park. Kids also have a chance to play in the slop at the mini-Muddy Buddy. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Challenged Athletes Foundation. $10-$130. 8 a.m. 1996 Centennial Olympic Parkway, Conyers. 818-707-8867. www.muddybuddy.com. (Glenn LaFollette)
JUNE 28 THE CAT EMPIRE Plays the Roxy. www.ticketmaster.com.
JUNE 28-JULY 1 MONDOHOMO Celebrates queer indie culture with art, film, music and more. www.mondohomo.com.
JULY 4 PEACHTREE ROAD RACE 55,000 runners compete in Atlanta's trademark 10K. www.atlantatrackclub.org.
JULY 4 FOURTH OF JULY AT LENOX SQUARE Thousands celebrate America's independence at the Southeast's largest fireworks show. www.lenoxsquare.com.