See & Do

SATURDAY 06.09

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AUSTIN LOUNGE LIZARDS' DECATUR DEPOT BENEFIT -- Although the promoters are calling this a "Blues and Bluegrass" event, there will be plenty of rockin' when the hilarious Lizards take the stage. Decatur's streets will be blocked off for this fund raiser, and the music starts at 4 p.m. with a lineup that includes Cindy Lou Harrington & Showdown, Jan Smith, Hair of the Dog, Ray Chesna, Over the Wires and Cindy Craven. Proceeds will help restore the Depot. For more info, e-mail golleyr@aol.com. The Freight Room (Nicoll)

FUNDRAISER
As if you needed a reason to party, you get one anyway. The 16th annual PARTY WITH A PURPOSE benefiting the American Cancer Society will feature musical acts Collective Soul and Eve 6 this year at Lenox Square mall on JUNE 9. The tickets can be purchased ahead of time through Ticketmaster for $40. Money raised funds cancer research, patient services and educational programs for the early treatment and detection of cancer. 404-249-6400.

OPERA
If you're still looking for some Italian drama after the end of last season's "Sopranos," check out the Atlanta Opera's next in queue. Verdi's UN BALLO IN MASCHERA, or "The Masked Ball," struggles with friendship, betrayal and unfulfilled love like any good opera should. Beginning on JUNE 7 and finishing up JUNE 9-10 it'll have to be your fix until next season's installment of romance and intrigue. $18-$126. The Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. 404-817-8700.

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