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Donnell Rawlings, Paperback Dreams and more

NOVEMBER 19 Wednesday

Let the suave sounds of BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE get you into the groove. Melodies, both instrumental and with vox, at a moderate tempo with a solid beat will keep your foot tapping and your hips swaying all night long. Three albums deep and still going, this 19-member group promises a show of holistic energy that only BSS could bring. $22.50-$25. 8 p.m. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. 404-524-7354. www.variety-playhouse.com. (Caroline Burke)

November 21 Friday

Ashy Larry from "Chappelle's Show" is coming to Roswell's Funny Farm Comedy Club. DONNELL RAWLINGS, writer and performer on the much loved comedy show, possesses a knack for observational humor sure to please any crowd. Producers found Rawling's wit so inspiring, they asked him to host "The Lost Episodes" of "Chappelle's Show" after Dave left. 21 and up. Through Nov. 23. $15-$20. Fri.-Sat., 8 and 10:30 p.m.; Sun., 8 p.m. 608 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell. 770-817-4242. www.funnyfarmcomedyclub.com. (Mary Moore)

November 21 Friday

Celebrating 12 years of irreverent music criticism, local rag Stomp & Stammer hosts its ANNIVERSARY PARTY, a two-night bash of rock 'n' roll sounds both young and old. On Friday, local acts the Coathangers, All the Saints and Noot d' Noot get the party started. The following night the Booze opens for an evening of spectral and melancholy rock with the Reigning Sound and Mary Weiss, singer for legendary girl group the Shangri-Las. Through Nov. 22. Friday, free; Saturday, $18. Fri., 9:30 p.m.; Sat., 8 p.m. The Earl, 488 Flat Shoals Road. 404-522-3950. www.badearl.com. (Chad Radford)

November 21 Friday

For lovers of all books – well, except best-seller lists and talk-show throwaways – comes PAPERBACK DREAMS: AN ODE TO INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORES, a documentary that tells the story of two independent-bookstore owners as they endeavor to survive through the sine wave of small-business ownership. Presented by local independents A Cappella, Blue Elephant, Charis, Eagle Eye, Little Shop of Stories and Outwrite, the screening will be followed by an informal panel discussion moderated by the film's director and producer, Alex Beckstead, and that includes Daren Wand, executive director of the AJC Decatur Book Festival. Free. 7 p.m. PushPush Theater, 121 New St., No. 4, Decatur. 404-377-6332. www.paperbackdreams.com. (Sean Dettman)

Upcoming

NOV. 28 MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER Heralds the holiday season at the Fox Theatre. www.ticketmaster.com.

NOV. 28 THE SANTALAND DIARIES David Sedaris' holiday observations through the eyes of Crumpet the Macy's elf return to Horizon Theatre's stage. www.horizontheatre.com.

NOV. 28 INVASION: CHRISTMAS CAROL Dad's Garage Theatre divides and conquers the quintessential Christmas play. www.dadsgarage.com.

DEC. 2 RAY DAVIES The former Kinks frontman visits Variety Playhouse. www.variety-playhouse.com.

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