Fire up your Friday night with the explosive energy of rigorously trained Taiko drummers. The Ferst Center for the Arts presents TAO: THE MARTIAL ART OF DRUMMING. The drummers hail from diverse backgrounds – including a rock musician, gymnast and composer on the roster – creating a youthful, exhilarating interpretation of the traditional Japanese art form. With dazzling costumes, deafening drums and plenty of tightly muscled, shirtless performers, what's not to love? Catch the Atlanta premiere before the drumming gods pack up and move on to another destination in their expansive North American tour. $20-$46. 8 p.m. 349 Ferst Drive. 404-894-9600. www.ferstcenter.gatech.edu.