Many people view clowns with a mixture of curiosity and fear, which is also the way people feel watching Adult Swim's "Squidbillies." So it's only fitting the show's Ben Prisk, as well as several other Atlanta cartoonists and painters, is teaming up with the Alcove Gallery for CARTOON MADNESS IV: CIRCUS. The night includes live performers (yes, clowns) and musical guest Greasepaint, and should be just the thing to bring back that love for the circus you felt when you were a grubby little kid with a candy apple stuffed in your mouth. $5 suggested donation. 7 p.m.-midnight. 2852 E. College Ave., Decatur. 404-663-0159. www.alcovearts.com.