Thursday, June 8
Straight from Sydney, Australia, comes the retro heavy-metal thump of WOLFMOTHER. The trio's eponymous album debuted in the top 30 of the Billboard album charts last month, and now it's coming to Atlanta to win some new converts. Opening for Wolfmother is New York space rockers Psychic Ills. $13-$15. 8 p.m. The Loft, 1374 W. Peachtree St. 404-885-1365. www.theloftatl.com. (MR)
Thursday, June 8
Though it won't end with the famous rodent gasping for breath like street magician David Blaine, MICKEY'S MAGIC SHOW does promise illusions elaborate enough to blow the kiddies' minds. A crew comprised mainly of Vegas veterans designed the lights, sets and costumes to echo a Sin City spectacular. But not to worry, parents: Minnie will surely have less skin on display than your average Vegas assistant. $17-$52. Thurs., 7 p.m.; Fri., 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m., 2 and 5 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. 404-817-8700. www.foxtheatre.org. (CM)
Saturday, June 10
If you haven't dropped by Decatur Square recently, you haven't noticed the giant boxed-off construction area around the MARTA station that hides the businesses that are still very much open. The once prime location now feels closed off, and frankly, business has been hurting. To let everybody know that Sage, Siam, Sushi Avenue and Raging Burrito are indeed operating, Birdi's (who's also open) hosts a BATTLE OF THE BANDS with So Fa, Code Blue, Ion Avenue and more. Free. 4 p.m. 115 Sycamore St. 404-371-9906. (Heather Kuldell)
Sunday, June 11
To most, porcelain is that breakable stuff that sat, untouchable, in Granny's china cabinet. But artist Joanna Stecker sees in the fine ceramic much more than a plate and teacup. Her current exhibition, INTIMATE PATTERNS, at Decatur's Seen Gallery, is installation art that fills an entire room with the graceful and undulating shapes that adorn Stecker's work, which includes unique objects like a porcelain pillow -- on which we don't recommend trying to lay your head. Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sat., noon-9 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m. 321 W. Hill St., Suite 7-A. 404-377-0733. www.theseengallery.com. (Layla Bellows)
Monday, June 12
If you're unable to make it to SeaWorld this summer to see lovable dolphins up close and personal, the DOLPHINS documentary at Fernbank Museum's IMAX theater might make for an alternate trip. The film captures bottlenose dolphins and Atlantic spotted dolphins in their natural habit along with the white sand beaches and beautiful waters of the Bahamas all the way to the seas of Patagonia. The documentary is narrated by Pierce Brosnan and features the music of Sting. $6-$10. Times vary, check website or call for details. 767 Clifton Road. 404-929-6400. www.fernbankmuseum.org. (Colette Watkins)
Wednesday, June 14
With the dog days of summer coming up, a cuddly piece of fur probably doesn't seem so enticing -- until you see the fur on FERN. The charming, 2-year-old white and brown long-haired female cat comes complete with a plume tail and inquisitive green eyes. Currently a resident of Atlanta Pet Rescue and Adoption's Midtown shelter, word on the street is that Fern prefers the company of canines to that of her fellow felines. Visit her or any other Atlanta Pet Rescue and Adoption animal Tues.-Fri., noon a.m.-3 p.m.; Sat., 1-4 p.m. 720 14th St. 404-815-6680. www.atlantapetrescue.org. (LB)
· JUNE 16 DAVE CHAPPELLE begins his four-night run at the Tabernacle. www.atlantaconcerts.com/tabernacle.html.
· JUNE 17 THE NEW CARS and BLONDIE play at Chastain Park Amphitheatre. www.atlantaconcerts.com/chastain.html.
· JUNE 17 CL presents its first BEER FEST at Woodruff Park. atlanta.creativeloafing.com/beerfest.
· JUNE 18 FATHER'S DAY Don't forget Dad's gift and check next week's paper for ways to celebrate.
· JUNE 19 SONIC YOUTH plays Center Stage. www.earthlinklive.com.