See & Do Short List May 30 2007 May 30 2007

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Photo credit: Courtesy: Duende Dance Theatre
Modern Atlanta Dance Festival 2007

Five longtime friends – two artists, an amateur filmmaker, a fiction writer and a club DJ – who met in Atlanta as kindergartners have cobbled together a local 'zine featuring advice on unorthodox date spots ("eroded trails of 40-ounces, rap snack bags, and cellophane cigar wrappers") and a guide for surviving in the wild ("If a bear approaches, appear larger than you are"). Tonight's A PLUS PLUS RELEASE PARTY, at Midtown's charmingly indie Beep Beep Gallery, should be similarly divergent. Free. 7:30 p.m. 696 Charles Allen Drive. 404-229-3320. www.beepbeepgallery.com. (Mara Shalhoup)


Turning 30 doesn't make most people want to dance, but Nicole Wesley has choreographed a whole piece about it for this weekend's MODERN ATLANTA DANCE FESTIVAL. Full Radius Dance also draws on an unexpected source for inspiration in "Sideshow," a piece based on "freaks and human oddities" displayed in circuses. The annual festival also showcases performances by Duende Dance Theater (above ) and Good Moves Moving On. Through June 3. Free-$15. Sat., 8:30 p.m.; Sun., 7 p.m. Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta, Morris and Rae Frank Theater, 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody. 770-395-2654. www.atlantajcc.org. (Taylor Barnes)


Chances are if you've played Ultimate, or maybe just tossed the disc at Piedmont Park, you know how pleasant the Frisbee experience is. Disc golf, the neohippie's new excuse to drop the bong and head outdoors, is claiming more fans every day. The ATLANTA DISC GOLF OPEN hosts amateurs (at Central Park in Forsyth) and pros (at the more challenging East Roswell Park) alike at more than 36 holes each day. You'll dig it, man. Free. Sat., 10:30 a.m.; Sun., 9 a.m. Amateur competition: 2300 Keith Bridge Road, Cumming. Professional competition: 9000 Fouts Road, Roswell. 770-641-3705. www.discgolfatlanta.com. (Brian Gilton)


99X, the Atlanta station that plays "everything alternative" in mainstream rock, brings back its annual BIG DAY OUT music festival today. The main stage features Plain White T's, the Bravery, Satellite Party (Perry Farrell's latest attempt to recapture his former Jane's Addiction fame), Cake and Interpol. The side stage includes the Cinematics, Madina Lake and the Almost. Chris Cornell, who's fronted the behemoths Soundgarden and Audioslave during his 20-year career (and who will release a new solo album June 5), caps a long afternoon of rock 'n' roll antics. $9.97-$50. Noon. HiFi Buys Amphitheatre, 2002 Lakewood Ave. 404-443-5090. www.99x.com. (Mosi Reeves)


In Ungodly: A True Tale of Unprecedented Evil, AJC investigative reporter BILL OSINSKI chronicles the story of Dwight York and his religious cult, the Nuwaubians, and how York used the group to carry out what many consider the nation's largest child-molestation conviction. York started his work in New York and ultimately landed in Georgia's Putnam County. This weekend Osinski makes the first in a series of local appearances throughout June and July. Free. 2-4 p.m. Saturday: Barnes & Noble Buckhead, 2900 Peachtree Road, Suite 310. 404-261-3968. Sunday: Barnes & Noble Edgewood, 1217 Caroline St. 404-522-0215. www.bn.com. (David Lee Simmons)

JUNE 7 JOHN CLEARY rocks Smith's Olde Bar. www.smithsoldebar.com.

JUNE 7-10 AVP ATLANTA OPEN Professional beach volleyball comes to Atlantic Station. www.avp.com.

JUNE 8 WILD BILL'S FIGHT NIGHT With former UFC heavyweight champ Andrei "the Pit Bull" Arlovski. www.wildbillsatlanta.com.

JUNE 9 BREWS & BOOZE Creative Loafing's annual beer festival returns to Woodruff Park. atlanta.creativeloafing.com/beerfest07.