See & Do Short List August 08 2007 August 08 2007
AUGUST 10 FRIDAY
See how Shakira got her shimmy-rific abs at this weekend's SOUTHERN FUSION FEST. It's three days of gyrating Arabian belly-dance and yoga instruction to educate about the art of tribal-dance choreography. The festival's gala event features a special screening of the musical documentary, 40 Days and 1001 Nights, inspired by filmmaker Tamalyn Dallal's 200 days in five Islamic countries. Prices vary. Fri., 9 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sat., 7:30 a.m.-midnight; Sun., 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Georgia World Congress Center, 285 Andrew Young International Blvd. 404-223-4000. www.southernfusion.net. (Trista Edwards)
AUGUST 12 SUNDAY
Ancient yogis believed their spiritual and physical rituals released them from the mind's limitations. Their traditions live on today at YOGAPALOOZA (left). From sun salutation, transition into downward-facing dog in the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area's tranquil surroundings. The open-air yoga fest features live acoustic music and giveaways. In addition to peace of mind, participants also receive free yoga mats. Free. 11:30 a.m. Meet-up: Crunch Fitness, 3101 Cobb Parkway. 770-955-3845. www.crunch.com/crunch/about/promotions.aspx. (Selena Lawson)
AUGUST 14 TUESDAY
Femme fatale is the name and Hollywood is the game when the sirens of the silver screen dominate tonight's double feature: an art-show/film-screening combo at the Plaza Theatre. The exhibit, STARLETS OF THE CENTURY: DEPICTIONS OF FAMOUS GIRLS ON FILM features work from local artists Kenny Holland and Jessica Elaine Blinkhorn. The 1950 film-noir classic SUNSET BOULEVARD starring Gloria Swanson follows Starlet's opening party. $6. Opening: 8 p.m. Screening: 9:30 p.m. 1049 Ponce de Leon Ave. 404-873-1939. www.plazaatlanta.com. (TE)
AUG. 16 THE DOOBIE BROTHERS AND PETER FRAMPTON Come alive at Chastain. www.ticketmaster.com.
AUG. 18 ALISON KRAUSS plays the Fox Theatre. www.foxtheatre.org.
AUG. 24-26 ATLANTA HIP-HOP FILM FESTIVAL The third annual event showcases films on artists from Biz Markie to the Wu Tang Clan. www.atlhiphopfilmfest.com.
AUG. 24-SEPT. 29 IRANIAN FILM FESTIVAL Opens its 10th year at the High Museum. www.high.org.