May 13 Wednesday
HERMON HITSON and the Buckboard Express bring the mid-'60s soul, rock and psychedelic R&B party to East Atlanta for a set of Hitson's original numbers, mostly covering his album You Are Too Much for the Human Heart, with such classics as "Yes You Did," "Bad Girl" and "Walking in the Park." DJ Agent 45 will be on hand spinning a collection of rare soul and deep funk 45s from a variety of artists from the Peach State and far beyond. $7. 9 p.m. 529, 529 Flat Shoals Ave. 404-228-6769. www.529atl.com. (Chad Radford)
May 16 Saturday
Head over to Twain's for SPRINGFEST, a "musical extravaganza of historical proportions." Decatur's favorite brewpub will pack an outdoor stage with 14 bands, including Grinder Nova, Mystery Men? and Old Custer, and provide tasty barbecue and beer for the masses out on the patio. If the beer buzz, springtime sunshine or a charitable soul has you feeling extra generous, take the time to bid on a selection of donated goods from local artists and stores at the silent auction. All proceeds benefit Atlanta Community Food Bank. $10. 1-10 p.m. 211 E. Trinity Place, Decatur. 404-373-0063. www.twains.net. (Alicia Wages)
May 16 Saturday
If you fell in love the first time you saw somebody move "like they were from another planet" (yes, that's a reference to Step Up 2: The Streets), check out the B-BOY BREAKDANCE BIRTHDAY BASH, where the H.B.O. Crew and Staybattlin.com battle it out. There will be some 1-on-1 B-boy dance action with music by DJ Ethical and DJ Alpha Trion. Free-$10. 3 p.m. Relapse Theatre, 380 14th St. 404-541-9911. www.relapsecomedy.com. (Gloria Love)
MAY 21 KEYSHIA COLE AND KERI HILSON Pop songstresses perform at the Fox Theatre. www.ticketmaster.com.
MAY 21-25 MONDOHOMO The South's biggest and baddest queer festival converges on Eyedrum. www.mondohomo.com.
MAY 23-24 ATLANTA JAZZ FESTIVAL 31 Days of Jazz culminates in Grant Park. www.atlantafestivals.com.
MAY 23-24 DECATUR ARTS FESTIVAL Decatur's heaviest hitter returns for a weekend of readings, music and dance performances. www.decaturartsfestival.com.