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Thursday, April 27

If the steamy weather has you thinking of sipping cool cocktails outdoors, then head to the Margaret Mitchell House, where the monthly MIDTOWN MIXER serves chill drinks to hip young professionals. If the alcohol isn't enough to ease your midweek tension, try one of the mini-massages that Blue Medspa is offering during the happy hour. $5-$10. 5:30-8:30 p.m. 990 Peachtree St. 404-814-2054. (Layla Bellows)

Friday, April 28

Brookhaven may be a far cry from sin city, but tonight the BATTLE AT BROOKHAVEN brings a slice of Vegas-style boxing to the quiet 'hood. Presented by Strong Arm Promotions, the evening includes seven bouts and features rising competitors Cedric Boswell, Frankie "El Gato" Figueroa, and female boxer Ijeoma Egbunine. $35-$125. 7-11 p.m. DeKalb Events Center, 3595 Clairmont Road. 404-441-7268. (LB)

Saturday, April 29

Remember how skateboarding was cool, and then it wasn't cool, and then it was subversively cool, and now it's mainstream? Well, one Atlanta institution has endured the ups and downs. Little Five Points' skate shop STRATOSPHERE celebrates its 20th anniversary today and its party includes all a little skater could ask for: live music, beer and barbecue. Free. Begins at 11 a.m. 1141 Euclid Ave. 404-521-3510. (LB)

Sunday, April 30

Despite a distinctive name inspired by a character from "The Simpsons," Chicago group FALL OUT BOY could have disappeared among a raft of similar-sounding bands. Its second album, From Under the Cork Tree, stood out because of its hit single, "Sugar, We're Going Down." Its current Black Clouds and Underdogs Tour includes pop-punk stars the All-American Rejects, Hawthorne Heights, From First to Last and October Fall. $28-$30. 6:30 p.m. Arena at Gwinnett Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway. 770-813-7500. (MR)

Monday, May 1

Think your salary's bad? Try living on $5.15 an hour -- the federal minimum wage. Author Barbara Ehrenreich did it in 1998 and lived to tell the tale in her book NICKEL AND DIMED. 7 Stages is currently presenting the stage adaptation, and if you're feeling low on dollars, tonight's pay-what-you-can performance is just the ticket for checking out the play on a dime. 8 p.m. Regular tickets and performances: $10-$20. Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 5 p.m. 1105 Euclid Ave. 404-523-7647. (LB)

Tuesday, May 2

If you only know tequila as the main ingredient in evenings of deep regret, it's time to expand your horizons. The SPRING TEQUILA DINNER at Agave is pairing premium Don Eduardo tequilas with a four-course menu that includes a green chili and potato soup, and swordfish steak. Rene Valdez, global director of tequilas for Brown-Forman, is on hand for the tasting. $65. 7 p.m. 242 Boulevard. 404-588-0006. (Besha Rodell)

Wednesday, May 3

With a career that's spanned 20 years, THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS are a band you've heard, even if you claim to have never heard them -- the band did the theme songs for "The Daily Show" and "Malcolm in the Middle." The nerd rockers perform at Variety Playhouse tonight. $25. 8 p.m. 1099 Euclid Ave. 404-524-7354. (TD)



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