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.
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.