See & Do


BLACK CROWES, BEACHWOOD SPARKS -- Atlanta's favorite bad-boy rockers have revived their flagging career with a new label and creative inspiration from last year's high-profile -- albeit aborted -- tour with Zepp-meister Page. But don't look for a greatest hits show. For this tour, the Crowes are focusing almost exclusively on their new-ish Lions disc, which is a decidedly mixed blessing. The L.A.-based Beachwood Sparks work a dreamy "cosmic American music" C&W groove almost as well as Gram Parsons himself. Atlanta Civic Center (Horowitz)

Seasonal festival
Get there early or risk losing out on the massive selection of suds OCT. 20 at the GREAT DECATUR BEER FESTIVAL. The $20 admission fee includes a souvenir pint glass, which beer lovers can use to sample some 200 brews from France, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Zimbabwe, Germany (of course) and many other countries. Dogwood, Sweetwater and other local microbreweries are tapping kegs as well. Tasters are given just a smidge, but keep an eye out for those brewers who fudge the line and pour more. Live music in the gazebo keeps drinkers' spirits up, and limited edition T-shirts are on sale for $10. $20. noon-5 p.m. Downtown Decatur Square. 404-371-8262.

Photo event
Shutterbugs and palladium print lovers have their day OCT. 20 at CELEBRATION PARTY & SILENT AUCTION. Sponsored by Atlanta Celebrates Photography, the auction includes photos by Jerry Uelsmann and others, prints by local photographers, and cameras and accessories. GardenHouse Dance Company, various live musicians and fire sculptor Charlie Smith also will be on hand. $50-$75. 8-11 p.m. Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, 535 Means St. 404-885-9240.

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