See & Do Short List August 08 2007 August 08 2007



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)


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)


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.