DECEMBER 21 FRIDAY
Among underground soul heads, VIKTER DUPLAIX is a stellar singer/producer who makes soul, house, broken-beat and pop songs with ease. But even his fans must have been surprised when his sensuous ballad "Make a Baby" earned a 2008 Grammy nod. He celebrates with two DJ performances: tonight at Halo Lounge and again Saturday with an exclusive affair at Utopia & Ice Ultra Lounge for the ladies; unaccompanied men are not allowed. Friday: Price TBA. 10 p.m. 817 W. Peachtree St., Suite E-100. 404-962-7333. www.halolounge.com. Saturday: $15. 9 p.m. 840 Marietta St. 404-786-7410. www.utopiaatlanta.com. (Mosi Reeves)
DECEMBER 23 SUNDAY
When holiday dinners with the family make you want to scream, Agatha's – A Taste of Mystery helps to let off steam and fill the belly. The dinner theater's Food Network-themed holiday show, A HOLIDAY RECIPE FOR MURDER, brings Christmas to a hilarious boiling point in a whodunit murder mystery. The scene is set with Rachel Raisin, Emerald the Gassy, Paula Bean and Alton Brown 'n' Serve, and the question is: Who will end up on the chopping block? $62.50. Mon.-Thurs., Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Fri., 8 p.m.; Sun., 6 p.m. 161 Peachtree Center Ave. 404-584-2255. www.agathas.com. (Helen Herbst)
DEC. 29 CEDRIC THE ENTERTAINER Performs at the Atlanta Civic Center. www.atlantaciviccenter.com.
DEC. 29-30 COPENHAGEN BULL RIDING INVITATIONAL The world's top 45 bull riders come to the Gwinnett Center. www.pbrnow.com.
DEC. 30-31 WIDESPREAD PANIC Jams in another New Year's at Philips Arena. www.philipsarena.com.
DEC. 31 PEACH DROP 2008 Features country music star Miranda Lambert. www.peachdrop.com.