Talk of the Town - Week at a Glance April 22 2000


Hibernation season is over. Shed your dull winter skin and slip on a set of spots or a tail for Animal Magic, a beastly ball with tunes to make you slither and shake from DJs Eric Zheno, Brett Long, Stig, Chris and others spinning for you live from the patio jungle at Karma. The best creatures of the night win special door prizes, so go wild. April 21 at 9 p.m. $12 before 2 a.m. 79 Poplar St. Call 678-362-6465 or 404-577-6967 for information.

font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="4" color="#330033">Workshops

More than 30 Georgia organizations and agencies have come together to highlight the 30th anniversary of Earth Day with Earth Day 2000 Unplugged: Workshops on Clean Energy Solutions, a series of workshops to educate the public on how energy use and conservation relates to the quality of our lives. It's not easy being green. Do your part. April 22 from noon-3 p.m. Magnolia Hall at Piedmont Park. Call 404-873-3173 for information.

font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="4" color="#330033">Art

The Echo Lounge, under suspicion of hosting rock 'n' roll mayhem, pleads guilty as charged due to the discovery of over 50 posters and photographs documenting visits from bands such as Jucifer, the Dead Kennedys, Superchunk and Pavement. Methane Studios and Frank Mullen/Matteblack join forces to bring this evidence to light at the Rock & Roll Evidence: You Were There exhibit April 26. You're summoned to appear for a night of live music and complimentary refreshments from 7-9 p.m. Artwork on display through May 3. 551 Flat Shoals Road. Call 404-681-3600 for information.

Light up your night April 22 at Eclectic Electric's Chandelier Show. This high-wattage display of one-of-a-kind chandeliers includes pieces by artists Alice Nisbet, Edie Morton, Dennis Primm and others who get a kick out of getting lit. Illuminated fashion by Janet Hansen, including designs with lights that respond to sound and motion, will also be on display. 8-10 p.m. The Club at Deux Plex, 1789 Cheshire Bridge Road. Call 404-733-5900 for information.

font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="4" color="#330033">Comedy

Actor, playwright and stand-up comedian Lewis Black brings his "Black humor" to the Punchline April 20-23. The political commentator from Comedy Central's The Daily Show is hot on the campaign trail, dissing presidential hopefuls with sarcastic fervor and ranting himself into a frenzy. Thurs. 8:30 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 8 and 10:30 p.m. $8-$14. The Punchline, 280 Hilderbrand Drive, Sandy Springs. Call 404-252-LAFF for information.

font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="4" color="#330033">Music

To critics, she's a whiny, quick-tempered brat. To fans, she's a misinterpreted soul-searcher. Either way, this girl can sing. The willowy Fiona Apple brings her sultry self to the Tabernacle April 20 for a show including songs from her latest release, When the Pawn ... , as well as favorites such as "Shadowboxer" and "Criminal". The Eels open. 8 p.m. $28.50-$31.50. 152 Luckie St. Call 404-659-9022 for information.

font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="4" color="#330033">Theater

Two women. An innocent first kiss. A brutal attack. Synchronicity Performance Group presents the 1999 Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation Media Award-winning drama Stop Kiss, a dramatic tale that explores the complicated terrain of sexuality and identity, and examines the way lives are forever altered by love and violence. April 21-May 7. Wed.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 7 p.m. $12-$15. 7 Stages' Back Stage Theatre, 1105 Euclid Ave. Call 404-523-7647 for information.

font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="4" color="#330033">Spoken Word

Thirteen of the Southeast's slamminest poets jump into the ring for Slam City!, the semifinal battle of words that will eliminate the tongue-tied from the loose of lip. Who will earn a spot on Atlanta's first National Poetry Slam Team? A black male flight attendant? A divorced mother of three? Roll with the punches April 20 under the stars at bluemilk's Paradigm Artspace. 8 p.m. 1123 Spring St. Call 404-815-6991 for information.

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