Allnight January 29 2004

A quick guide to what's happening in nightlife each week.

Not Exactly a Stand-Up Guy

Richard Lewis, the man Mel Brooks once called "the Franz Kafka of modern-day comedy," brings his neurotic brand of stand-up to the Funny Farm Thurs.-Sat., Jan. 29-31. This is a high compliment from Brooks, the man who brought us Blazing Saddles, and The Producers.

These days (when not in therapy), Lewis schvitzes part time as Larry David's disagreeable sidekick on Curb Your Enthusiasm, in a hilarious supporting role where he and David compete for the cherished title of "Most Mindfucked." He also played a wacky rabbi on 7th Heaven, where he got to do rabbi stuff, and, more importantly, ogle Jessica Biel all day. (That's what we'd like to think, anyways.) Funny Farm, 608 Holcomb Bridge Road, 770-817-HAHA. www.funnyfarmcomedyclub.com. (Andrew Stewart)

Wear the Wright Stuff

Local designer Amy Wright is planning a most spectacular unveiling of her ballgowns Fri., Jan. 30. Models will be all dressed up with somewhere to go, so if you are not even dressed yet, but contemplating going out, hit up the party at Formosa. Titled "Mon Cour en Hiver" (My Heart in Winter), Wright's designs were born out of "ice, expression and heartache." DJ Gnosis will be warming the chilly atmosphere with his world music-flavored beats and 3Vodka will be doling out drink specials. Formosa, 255 Trinity Ave., 404-222-9925. www.formosanitelife.com. (Nikhil Swaminathan)

Taking Back the Night

Fri., Jan. 30-Sun., Feb. 1, nearly 100 of Atlanta's finest DJs, representing nearly all of the city's venues and collectives, donate their time over three days to show Atlanta nightlife is as multifaceted as a disco ball. The "Rally for Life" will also advocate that local nightlife industry issues not be treated as one-sided as the current City Council would like. Speakers from the ACLU will help shed new light on the issues facing the multi-hued late-night community. For a full lineup, visit www.rallyforlife.com. The Riviera, 1055 Peachtree St., 404-607-7277. www.therivieraclub.com. (Tony Ware)


Pablo, "King of Clubs," invites the public to get down and dirty, literally, descending into The Mark to celebrate his 30th birthday on Fri., Jan. 30. DJs J-Sol, Tim DeGroot and DJ Dirty 30 play classic rock, boogie breaks, hip-hop and house to make a rarified groove. The Mark, 79 Poplar St., 678-904-0050. www.themarkatlanta.com. (TW)

Definitely Not Like the Movie

Roll out and roll up Sat., Jan. 31 as Lifeform Project, Eastern Development and Crunky DJs Grant, Gnosis and Chris Case play the best of the Dirty South, dirty electro, gritty funk and retro groove at "Roller Ballin'." Roswell Roller Rink, 780 Old Roswell Road, 770-998-9701. www.roswellrollerrink.com. (TW)

Goin' Straight to Hell

Whoever thinks KISS stood for Knights in Satan's Service now has another good reason to think so. The dance party *KISS* that swept the hipster underground is relocating from Lenny's to Hell (at Masquerade) beginning Fri., Jan. 30. DJs Preston Craig and Rene will still be playing rock you can dance to, and you only have to be 18 to get in. Oh wait, one other change — the first couple weeks of the residency will be free. And the police are right next door if you get rowdy. Masquerade, 695 North Ave., 404-577-8178. www.masq.com. (NS)