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Bhagavan Das, Beehive Co-op's Skip the Mall social and more

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NOVEMBER 30 FRIDAY

BHAGAVAN DAS (pictured), formerly Mike Riggs of Southern California, traded American suburbia for spiritual enlightenment long ago. A published author and prolific musician, Bhagavan Das is a master Kirtan artist (ecstatic yoga chanting) and world-music innovator. He infuses sacred Indian chanting with rock 'n' roll and worked with the Beastie Boys' Mike D on his most recent album, Now. Bhagavan Das performs at Kashi Atlanta tonight and leads a Naad yoga workshop Saturday. Performance: $30. 8 p.m. Workshop: $60. 4-7 p.m. 1681 McLendon Ave. 404-687-3353. www.kashiatlanta.org. (Debbie Michaud)

NOVEMBER 30 FRIDAY

Behind the glare and daze of Christmas shopping, a colony of busy workers is creating handcrafted art for Beehive Co-op's SKIP THE MALL holiday social. Local and regional designers such as Bloomin Lumen, Sarara Brazil, Blood and Just Add Honey sell funky lighting fixtures, organic jewelry, colorful clothing and natural teas. The Beehive artisans' eclectic handmade gifts help prevent a generic holiday packed with gift cards and mass-produced trinkets. Free. 5 p.m. Beehive Co-op, 1831-A Peachtree Road. 404-351-1166. www.beehiveco-op.com. (Stephanie Junca)

DECEMBER 1 SATURDAY

Wearing a red ribbon is only the beginning of recognizing World AIDS Day. Spruill Gallery presents THE LOST BOXES: MOURNING THE LOSS, a new installation by Terry S. Hardy. The AIDS Survival Project holds the black-tie benefit CALL TO ACTION: A SUSTAINING PRESENCE, A SUSTAINABLE PLATFORM to help erase the disease's stigma. Exhibit: Free. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 4681 Ashford Dunwoody Road. 770-394-4019. www.spruillarts.org. Benefit: $55-$210. Miller-Ward Alumni House, Emory University, 815 Houston Mill Road. 404-874-7926. www.aidssurvivalproject.org. (Helen Herbst)

NOV. 30-DEC. 24 A CHRISTMAS CAROL The Alliance Theatre presents the Charles Dickens classic. www.alliancetheatre.org.

DEC. 6-7 CHRISTMAS WITH THE ASO Features the Gwinnett Young Singers and the Morehouse College Glee Club. www.atlantasymphony.org.

DEC. 9 DANCE FIELDWORK SHOWCASE Co-sponsored by Several Dancers Core. www.arts.emory.edu.

DEC. 10 STAR 94 JINGLE JAM With Avril Lavigne, the Jonas Brothers and more. www.ticketmaster.com.

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