Talk of the Town - Week at a Glance July 08 2000
Metalheads unite at the Georgia Dome when headliners Metallica join guests Kid Rock and Korn for a heavy kick of high voltage sound July 7. These bad boys of rock will be up to their usual raw antics, so keep your eyes peeled for barely covered babes and flying bottles of 100 proof. 4 p.m. $65. Call 404-249-6400 for information.
Get ready to shake your bonbon because Latin pop sensation Ricky Martin brings his la vida loca livin' self to Philips Arena July 10. The Broadway-styled show will include hits from Martin's self-titled album and plenty of gyrating to get your juices flowing. 8 p.m. $47-$87. One Philips Drive. Call 404-878-3000 for information.
On a lighter note ... the Classic Chastain Concert Series continues its summer lineup of music greats with performances by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, joined by special guests Nanci Griffith July 7 and Michael Feinstein July 8. Pack a feast, grab a friend and treat yourself to a night of aural pleasures. Chastain Park Amphitheatre, 4469 Stella Drive. July 8. $19-$42. 404-733-5000.
Take a trip back to the good 'ol days of bebop rock as Theater of the Stars presents The Buddy Holly Story at the Fox Theatre. Atlanta native Van Iden Zeiler performs live renditions of Holly's greatest hits such as "Peggy Sue," "Oh Boy," and "That'll Be the Day" in a celebration of the singer's brief but awesome career. July 11-16. 660 Peachtree St. Tues.-Fri. 8 p.m., Sat. and Sun. 2 and 8 p.m. $18-$45. Call 404-817-8700 for information.
The Harry Potter hype continues with the release of book four in the best-selling series, Harry Potter and the Doomspell Tournament, due out 12:01 a.m. on July 8. Local book vendors are jumping on the bandwagon with a plethora of Harry-inspired festivities to entice and entertain. Barnes & Noble Perimeter (770-396-1200) welcomes the midnight hour with contests, games, giveaways, free coffee and entertainment. All 13 Chapter 11 Bookstores (www.chapter11books.com) host a Harry Potter Pajama Party with theme snacks such as lightning bolt cookies and prize drawings. Hobbit Hall welcomes the release with magic shows, lightening-bolt face painting, Buck Beak relay race, flying broomsticks and more starting at 10 a.m. Hobbit Hall, 120 Bulloch Ave., Roswell. Call 770-587-0907 for information.
The High Museum of Art Folk Art and Photography Galleries presents Local Heroes: Paintings and Sculpture by Sam Doyle, the first major exhibition of paintings and sculptural works by the self-taught artist. On display July ct. 14. 30 John Wesley Dobbs Ave. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Call 404-733-HIGH for information.
Atlanta's visual, literary, performing and digital artists get a shot at international exposure thanks to bluemilk's all new Internet television variety show premiering July 8. The bluemilk Show will feature live music, theater, dance, pope painting, puppet wrestling, gallery openings and film screenings transmitted live across the information superhighway via live Internet broadcasting and streaming video content. Check it out live or log on to www.ibtv.net/ram/ bluemilkshow.ram. Live broadcasts will continue every Saturday night throughout the summer. 10-11:30 p.m. Paradigm Artspace, 1123 Spring St. Call 404-815-8911 for information.
The largest baseball interactive fan event in the nation, the John Hancock All-Star FanFest, is coming to A-town for the first time ever July 7-11. Turn up the heat on a simulated Mark McGwire in The Bullpen, a high-tech pitching cage; Practice your best Skip Carey imitation in the Fantasy Play-by-Play station; or create your own team in the Cyber Ballpark. The event takes place at the Georgia World Congress Center, 4421 Paradise Circle. $8-$14. Call 404-249-6400 or 404-522-7630 for information. Major League Baseball's annual All-Star week culminates with the All-Star game July 11 at Turner Field with hometown heroes Terry Mulholland and Greg Maddux taking part in the show. See our special pull-out section for a full list of All-Star activities.