You may remember her as Edith Ann and Ernestine from "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In" during the late 1960s or, more recently, as one of the existential detectives in I Heart Huckabees. Either way, LILY TOMLIN's brought a smile to your face. Now, Tomlin brings her one-woman comedian routine to the Georgia Tech campus, with a reception to follow. $65-$75. 8 p.m. Ferst Center for the Arts, 349 Ferst Drive. 404-894-9600. www.ferstcenter.gatech.edu. (Sean Dettman)
FOR AGAINST sprouted from the unlikely art-punk scene of Lincoln, Neb., in the early '80s. After six years of silence, the group returns with Shade Side Sunny Side, a compelling new entry that bears witness to decades of shifting indie facades mashed into a distressed, morphine-pop dirge. The group's current lineup finds original guitarist Harry Dingman returning to the fold to craft a sound that marries jangling pop inflections with dramatic, existential yearning. Springhouse and Twin Tigers open. $8. 9 p.m. The Earl, 488 Flat Shoals Road. 404-522-3950. www.badearl.com. (Chad Radford)
When one says indie or independent CDs are hard to find, the statement does hold some truth. In that same vein, the ATLANTA INDIE MUSIC FESTIVAL wasn't plastered all over town and the World Wide Web. The underground fest features independent hip-hop artists that you've quite possibly never heard of, including Kidz in the Hall, the 54, Newberry Jam, Proton, ER, Mike Flo, Hollyweerd and T!KATZ. The after-party starts at 11 p.m. $5. 6 p.m. The Bench, 602-A Marietta St. 404-512-7671. www.atlantabench.com. (Samantha Mach)
Big wheels keep on turning, and TINA TURNER keeps on burning. To the delight of her legion of fans, this tour will be Turner's first stage show in eight years. Her two-day stop in Atlanta includes all the old classics, paired with new choreography and a top-notch band. Look forward to a show that proves the legendary diva's vocal majesty continues to reign. Through Nov. 10. $59.50-$152. Sun., 7 p.m.; Mon., 7:30 p.m. Philips Arena, 1 Philips Drive. 404-878-3000. www.philipsarena.com. (Caroline Burke)
NOV. 12 MAXWELL Returns to the spotlight at Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center. www.ticketmaster.com.
NOV. 14 CONOR OBERST AND THE MYSTIC VALLEY BAND Omaha, Neb.'s MVP brings his latest project to Variety Playhouse. www.variety-playhouse.com.
NOV. 15 ATLANTA DOWNHILL SOAPBOX CHALLENGE Revs up for year No. 3 at Starlight Six Drive-In. www.myspace.com/downhillchallenge.
NOV. 18 CINDERELLA Atlanta Opera's production of the Gioacchino Rossini classic opens at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. www.ticketmaster.com.