Following in the footsteps of Happy Days and other Broadway musicals of TV shows, the Appliance Theatre presents the world premiere of JACK BAUER: THE MUSICAL, a stage version of the hit Fox series "24." Highlights reportedly include the CTU agent crooning the tender ballad "This Hurts Me (More Than It Hurts You)" before torturing a suspected terrorist. Through April 31. $25-$30. Tues.-Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 2:30 and 8 p.m.; Sun., 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. 1280 Peachtree Ascent. 404-555-1234. www.appliancetheatre.org. (Curt Holman)
SankofaSpirit presents documentary "BLACK BEYOND BORDERS: CHASING THE AMERICAN DREAM IN SOUTH AFRICA," this month's offering for the Movies with a Mission film series, which counters the negative images of people of African descent prevalent in Hollywood. The tell-all film follows the journey of 12 modern-day Americans who uproot their lives and move to Africa in pursuit of their dreams, examining the trials and tribulations that come along with being an outsider in a foreign land. Free. 6 p.m. APEX Museum, 135 Auburn Ave. 404-523-2739. www.sankofaspirit.com. (Deaundra Cash)
Calling all movie buffs: Mint Gallery's upcoming show, WE ARE GOING TO EAT YOU: A COLLECTION OF ARTWORK INSPIRED BY THE WEIRD & WILD WORLD OF CULT CINEMA, features an unusual gallery of artwork from artists across the country who share a mutual love of all things film. Each piece – in a variety of media ranging from paintings to needlepoint – is either inspired by or pays homage to a film. Through April 19. Free. Opening reception, 8 p.m.; hours by appointment. 684 John Wesley Dobbs Ave., Unit B. 770-595-4248. www.mintgallery.org. (Alicia Wages)
Pace Academy Fine Arts Center hosts best-selling thriller novelist a trillion times over JOHN GRISHAM. Grisham speaks about his newest book, The Associate, and shares thoughts on writing his first nonfiction work, The Innocent Man. Proceeds from the evening benefit the Georgia Innocence Project, an organization dedicated to exonerating wrongfully convicted people. A VIP party with cocktails and food rounds out this literary event with a cause. All donations are tax-deductible. $30-$250. 6:30 p.m. 966 W. Paces Ferry Road. 404-373-4433. ga-innocenceproject.org. (Christie Jarrett)
APRIL 9 BONEY JAMES The urban jazz legend showers Symphony Hall with his smooth grooves. www.ticketmaster.com.
APRIL 10 DAN DEACON Frenzies up a crowd at the Masquerade. www.ticketalternative.com.
APRIL 11 JAY REATARD Hits up Lenny's Bar. www.lennysbar.com.
APRIL 13 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW Gigantic professional wrestlers in tiny outfits tear into each other at Philips Arena. www.ticketmaster.com.