FAT POSSUM RECORDS' JUKE JOINT CARAVAN -- Like a bare-ass whupin' out back in the shed, T-Model Ford, Paul "Wine" Jones and CeDell Davis bring the pain down from the Mississippi hills. Ain't no pretense or fancy-schmancy soloing anywhere near these three malcontent practitioners of the hill country blues championed by strip-mine blues label Fat Possum. Davis employs a kitchen knife in place of a guitar slide to eerie effect while the dandy gentleman Jones plays a more raucous house-rockin' style. And be sure to keep your eyes on T-Model Ford. Sure, he tries to come off with this "I'm just a poor old man" routine, but watch out -- he'll cut you. PlanetJam Cotton Club (Trammell)
For a cross-cultural mix you don't have to travel to Buford Highway. INNER FORMS interweaves traditional music and dance performances from India, Japan, Africa and the Middle East with video and film projections on JUNE 28 at eleven50. Along with the performances, DJ Suave will spin Asian underground, classic funk and world beat rhythms. 3-D glasses will be available to fully experience the video projections designed by producer Joe Leone. Partial proceeds will benefit the Bridging the Gap Project, which seeks to improve the lives of the ethnically diverse communities of Atlanta. Performances are 8:30 p.m., 10:30 p.m. and midnight. 1150 Peachtree St. $12.50 in advance, $15 at the door. www.innerforms.com.
The Appalachian trail begins in this north Georgia hamlet, and so does the inaugural DAHLONEGA FILM FESTIVAL taking place JUNE 28-JULY 1. Seeking to present independent and fringe films, Festival Director Michael Williams has succeeded in organizing 162 films (including One Blood Planet,XXX) from eight countries with more than 50 filmmakers in attendance. Director John Waters will join those willing to shell out $1000 bucks for breakfast and lunch for a semi-private salon, including a seminar, limited to 20 lucky few as part of a special fundraising event. For schedules and more information visit www.d-i-f-f.com.
Atlanta's very own, internationally celebrated, bad girl gone worse, the "LADY" BUNNY returns home bringing her one-"woman" show to the Metro Video Bar on JUNE 28-29. The off-beat diva is best known as the founder and emcee of New York City's annual Wigstock, a dragfest that attracts thousands. With outrageous outfits and great big wigs, the Bunny is sure to wiggle more than her nose. 1080 Peachtree St. Call for showtimes, 404-874-9869.
If you haven't had enough blond wigs, then step on over to the RENÉ RENÉ SUMMER FASHION SHOW held in honor of Marilyn Monroe's 75th birthday. On JUNE 28 models will strut their stuff in Marilyn-inspired gowns, evening and casual wear in blond wigs and Monroe make-up. Guests are invited to show up in their best Marilyn drag, and the top look-a-like will receive a gift certificate to the store. The show begins at 11:30 p.m. Crescent Room, 1136 Crescent Ave. 404-875-5252.