Few can create appealing noise, let alone rhythm, with a combination of Zippo lighters, ladders and brooms. In STOMP, presented by Theater of the Stars at the Fox Theatre, an eight-member international cast of percussionists does just that. Using ingenuity and lots of energy, the group mixes comedy with matches, trash cans and more to prove that a junkyard can be just as entertaining as an instrument shop. Through Feb. 1. $20-$52. Wed.-Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 5 and 9 p.m.; Sun., 1:30 and 6 p.m. 660 Peachtree St. 404-817-8700. www.ticketmaster.com. (Lizzy Encarnacao)
FRINGE FACTORY DJs Vikki V and Suzy Q celebrate their one-year anniversary of throwing pretty much the most extravagant monthly soul, garage-rock and psychedelic parties Atlanta has seen in a good, long while. For this go-around, they've called back several guest DJs who have torn it up at previous Fringe Factory functions, including Kurt Wood (the Woggles), Matt K (Double Dynamite), Boss Jonezy and Gran Lusso (Southern Soul Soundsystem), and Chris Devoe. $7. 9 p.m. Highland Inn Ballroom Lounge, 644 N. Highland Ave. 404-874-5756. www.myspace.com/highlandinnloungeatlanta. (Chad Radford)
Prepare to be terrified. Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah are all back in the United States, thanks to the folks at Silver Scream Spook Show. GIANT MONSTERS ALL-OUT ATTACK conjures up a night of monsters and mayhem, with the ladies from Blast-Off Burlesque dancing in the face of destruction. Get geared up for the pre-movie costume contest and Godzilla himself in a live giant-monster battle. $7-$10. Matinee, 1 p.m.; late show, 10 p.m. Plaza Theatre, 1049 Ponce de Leon Ave. 404-873-1939. www.silverscreamspookshow.com. (Gloria Love)
FEB. 4 ANDREW BIRD The multi-instrumentalist hits up Variety Playhouse. www.variety-playhouse.com.
FEB. 5 TIM AND ERIC AWESOME SHOW, GREAT JOB! Adult Swim's live program invades Variety Playhouse. www.variety-playhouse.com.
FEB. 6 YONDER MOUNTAIN STRING BAND Stops by the Tabernacle. www.ticketmaster.com.
FEB. 7 ART PAPERS AUCTION The annual silent auction features works by internationally acclaimed and emerging artists at Mason Murer Fine Art. www.artpapers.org.