Talk of the Town - Week at a Glance July 15 2000
How many bands are named after a vibrator, have songs about cocaine and under-age affairs and get mad props from hip-hop? One: Steely Dan. The Dan has a new album, their first in two decades, strong in their prog-rock jazz-fusion tradition. Walter Becker and Donald Fagen return with their latest supporting cast for two nights that are sure to be memorable. July 17-18. Chastain Amphitheater, 4469 Stella Drive. Call 404-733-5000 for more information.
Look what the cat dragged in ... again. Like a live episode of "Where Are They Now," get all your answers and more as fallen angels Poison prove that every rose still has its thorn and every career can still have a second dawn. Cinderella, Dokken and Slaughter make this a night to pack double-barreled lighters and double-fist some Coors. July 18. Lakewood Amphitheatre, 2002 Lakewood Way. Call 404-249-6400 for tickets and information.
uOur lips are sealed, but we hear that local favorites the B-52s are trading in the love shack for a first-class ticket on the time warp express, joining fellow pop rockers the Go-Gos and the Psychedelic Furs for a nostalgic trip back to the '70s and '80s with a performance at Lakewood Amphitheatre July 19. 7 p.m. $28-$40. 2002 Lakewood Way. Call 404-249-6400 for information.
Escape into the swinging nightclub scene of the 1940s with crooner Barry Manilow as your guide. Theater of the Stars presents Copacabana, the Latin-themed musical tale of love, jealousy and murder inspired by Manilow's Grammy Award-winning song. July 18-23. Tues.-Fri. 8 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 2 and 8 p.m. $18-$45. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. Call 404-817-8700 for information.
Funny That Way Theatre presents The Cyber Zone, an eclectic collection of computer-themed pieces written by novice playwrights and seasoned Atlanta playwright/director Deb Calabria. An ensemble cast takes you through a collage of diverse characters and skits including a satire of a Cyberholics Anonymous meeting, an Internet dominatrix and a computer blues singer all set in a parody of the 1960s cult classic "The Twilight Zone." July 13-29. Thurs.-Sat. 8 p.m. $6-$8. Studio B, 731 Highland Ave. Call 404-893-3344 for information.
A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, and a shot of Milk & Honey helps the groove come down. Lap it up July 18 at this gathering of artistic minds where musicians Wade Thompson, Kebbe Williams, Bryan Feldman and DJs Rasheed and Gnosis set up the sounds for an exhibit of visual arts by Wade Thompson and Matthew K. Manning. 9 p.m.-4 a.m. Nomenclature, 44 12th St. Call 404-874-6344 for information.
If you spent May in a haze, here's your chance to sneak a peek at the award winners and audience favorites of the 2000 Atlanta Film and Video Festival. IMAGE Film and Video presents Best of Atlanta Film & Video Festival July 17 featuring Moonshine, the Best Documentary winner directed by Kelley Riley about an old school North Carolina bootlegger. 8 p.m. $5-$6. High Museum of Art, Walter C. Hill Auditorium, 1280 Peachtree St. Call 404-352-4225 for information.
Georgia native Anne Rivers Siddons reads and discusses her latest Southern-fried novel Nora Nora about a young girl on the brink of womanhood growing up in a small town outside Atlanta in the 1960s. July 18. 7 p.m. The Margaret Mitchell House and Museum, 999 Peachtree St. Call 404-249-7012 for information.
?Fresh off his latest Moonshine release, Mixed Live, Carl Cox brings his world-renowned hard house mixing skills to Liquid Groove's Liquified Planet party, along with fellow Brit Dave Ralph's progressive house, and the progressive trance/house of former ATLien Kazell and Mistykiss. In the Drum And Bass Arena, members of London's Metalheadz and Atlanta's Fader Wars preside, while Garth, Jeno, Thomas and Markie keep the Wicked Sound Arena chill. July 15. 11 p.m. Studio Central, 150 Central Ave. For more information call 404-257-2515 or email liquidgroove@mind spring.com. Cox will appear at an in-store meet and greet at Wherehouse Music at 9 p.m. Wherehouse Music, 2099 Peachtree Road. Call 404-605-7132 for information.
Think you've seen some strange things at cinefest? Well, nothing you've seen could prepare you for what will likely take place at the cinefest benefit, featuring Pineal Ventana, the Getting Headstones, Pinkeye and the karaoke stylings of the former Ms. Marvel, Danger Woman July 14. $5. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Danger Woman begins at 8:45 p.m. Short films will be shown between acts. The Earl, 488 Flat Shoals Road. For more information call 404-352-4225 or visit www.theearl.com.