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Spanish Harlem Orchestra, Atlanta Wine Festival and more

FEBRUARY 24 SATURDAY

The Grammy-winning SPANISH HARLEM ORCHESTRA updates old-time Latin dance music for a new generation, playing a brassy mix of salsa and swing. The combo visits the Rialto Center for the Arts tonight to promote its upcoming CD, United We Swing. Scheduled for a May 15 release on Six Degrees Records, the album features appearances from fans such as Paul Simon and Willie Torres. $26-$52. 8 p.m. 80 Forsyth St. 404-651-4727. www.rialtocenter.org. (Mosi Reeves)

FEBRUARY 24 SATURDAY

Do the terms vertical tasting, single-vineyard comparison and large-format bottling send your heart aflutter? Is there a wine geek inside of you just aching to swirl and spit with your brethren? The 2007 ATLANTA FINE WINE FESTIVAL offers all of the above as well as, you know, regular drinking. The event benefits Hospice Atlanta and features a charity auction, an array of rare and vintage high-end wines and champagnes, and food from some of Atlanta's finest restaurants, including SAGA and Restaurant Eugene. $100-$120. 2-6 p.m. Mason Murer Fine Art, 199 Armour Drive. 404-520-3113. www.atlantafinewinefestival.com. (Besha Rodell)

FEBRUARY 24 SATURDAY

Americans have out-cycled the French in the Tour de France for the last two decades. Tonight, Georgia Bikes, a nonprofit dedicated to improving Georgia's bicycling conditions, attempts to out-drink them as well with its TOUR DE BEER. This year's event takes place at the 40,000-barrel Sweetwater Brewery and features the Commitaphobics, a cover band that plays all the '80s, '90s and more recent hits you know every word to when you've got a good buzz. $20-$30. 7-10 p.m. 195 Ottley Drive. 404-691-2537. www.georgiabikes.org. (Renee Strevens)

Upcoming

MARCH 1 BILLY JOEL tickles the ivories at Philips Arena. www.livenation.com.

MARCH 3 TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSES occur two to four times a year. Tonight's is visible in Atlanta and best viewed through Fernbank's observatory telescope. fsc.fernbank.edu/lunar.html.

MARCH 3 INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCE COMPETITION celebrates diversity with traditional performances from Turkey, Ireland, Africa and more. www.folkdancecompetition.org.

MARCH 4 ATLANTA HOCKEY FOR HOPE benefits Operation Hope Then Faith, and features celebrity guests Alan Thicke, Dave Coulier and Brendan Fehr. www.operationhopethenfaith.org.

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