Aug. 1 Friday
Prom's in August this year. Wordsmiths Books hosts the BLACK AND RED PROM in celebration of Stephenie Meyer's Breaking Dawn, the fourth book in her critically acclaimed Twilight series. Ghoulish games, fiendish food and daunting (alcohol-free) drinks will be available, as well as a chance at prizes from Wordsmiths and Hot Topic. The Wayne Fishell Experiment will perform live music until the midnight book release. Be sure to show your school spirit and wear your Breaking Dawn High School colors: black and red. Free; RSVP to email@example.com. 10 p.m. 545 N. McDonough St., Decatur. 404-378-7166. www.wordsmithsbooks.com. (Matthew Claiborne)
Aug. 3 Sunday
Birmingham, Ala.'s resident viola and violin player LADONNA SMITH is a seminal Southerner on the American improv/avant-garde music scene. She returns to Eyedrum to perform with Russian poet Misha Feigin along with a handful of Atlanta improv fixtures, including Roger Ruzow and Robert Cheatham. The show promises to be an exercise in abstract communication as elements of intuitive, lyrical and musical poetry collide. Tongues on Fire Tent Revival and Prophetic Re-Adjustment Music Society also perform. $5. 8:30 p.m. Eyedrum Art & Music Gallery, 290 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Suite 8. 404-522-0655. www.eyedrum.org. (Chad Radford)
AUG. 8 LUPE FIASCO The Chi-Town hip-hopper performs at the Tabernacle. www.livenation.com.
AUG. 8-9 CHRISTOPHER TITUS Brings his End of the World Tour to the Funny Farm. www.funnyfarmcomedyclub.com.
AUG. 9 LISA LAMPANELLI The Queen of Mean marches into the Tabernacle. www.livenation.com.
AUG. 12 ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL Local metal group Mastodon joins forces with headliners Slipknot and Disturbed. www.ticketmaster.com.