APRIL 27 FRIDAY
The 2007 MTVU CAMPUS INVASION benefits a most worthy cause: the Save Darfur Coalition, a group of humanitarian and activist agencies mobilized in response to Sudan's ongoing civil war. Despite the conscientious premise, the rappers performing make decidedly unconscious music. Rick Ross is an avatar of the "cocaine rap" movement, while Fabolous, Rich Boy, the Pack and Atlanta artists Crime Mob (pictured), Shop Boyz and R&B singer Monica celebrate life's pop excesses. Let's hope that when they chant along to Ross' "Hustlin'," students will remember what they're partying for. $19. 4:30 p.m. HiFi Buys Amphitheatre, 2002 Lakewood Way. 404-443-5090. http://www.mtvu.com/uconnect/campus_invasion_tour/2007/atlanta.jhtml. (Mosi Reeves)
APRIL 28 SATURDAY
Georgians who can't make their way to Lake Wobegon can delight in having Lake Wobegon come to them when Garrison Keillor brings his popular "A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION" public-radio program to Columbus for a live performance of the two-hour show at RiverCenter for the Performing Arts. The program, which boasts 4 million listeners, airs locally on WABE-FM (90.1), Saturdays at 6 p.m. and Sundays at 10 a.m. $40-$65. 7:30 p.m. RiverCenter, 900 Broadway St., Columbus. 888-332-5200. www.rivercenter.org. (David Lee Simmons)
APRIL 29 SUNDAY
Serenbe, a community south of Atlanta designed to include 80 percent greenspace, looping country roads and tree-canopied horse trails, invites Atlantans to rediscover spring at its second annual MAY DAY CELEBRATION. Vendors such as Ecomeme, Tiffany Morring and Serenbe's own organic farms peddle their wares alongside maypole dancers and Matt Janke's art exhibit at StudioSwan Gallery. But the day's highlight remains a rock session with the godfather of jam bands himself, Col. Bruce Hampton. Free. 1-8 p.m. 9226 Selborne Way, Palmetto. 770-463-9997. www.serenbe.com. (Renee Strevens)
APRIL 29 SUNDAY
Fashion is all about the unexpected, and that's exactly what you can expect to see at STARLET CRAZE, the English Design Laboratory's spring fashion show. EDL, a local fashion-design school, educates tweens and teens about fashion's ins and outs. The show features 25 young designers, all 17 and under, as well as a silent auction with original T-shirts and accessories designed by EDL students to benefit the school. Free-$30. 3-6 p.m. Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, 535 Means St. 770-924-2977. www.englishdesignlab.com/StarletCraze.htm. (Ellis Jones)
MAY 4 RICKY MARTIN's hips won't lie during his Arena at Gwinnett Center performance. www.livenation.com.
MAY 5 ZACH GALIFIANAKIS The wide-eyed, bearded comedian performs at the Roxy. www.ticketmaster.com.
MAY 9 JABARI ASIM, deputy editor of the Washington Post Book World and author of The N Word: Who Can Say It, Who Shouldn't, and Why visits the Decatur Library. www.georgiacenterforthebook.org.
MAY 12 ANNIE LEIBOVITZ: A PHOTOGRAPHER'S LIFE, 1990-2005 opens its five-month run at the High Museum. www.high.org.