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Thursday, February 16

Criminal Records may not have any inmates to entertain, but they do have a guest musician performing today. Local singer/songwriter Shawn Mullins stops by to promote his new CD, Beautiful Wreck. Our very own Atlanta boy is singing a few tracks to whet our appetite just before he heads out on a nationwide tour. Free. 6 p.m. Criminal Records, 466 Moreland Ave. 404-215-9511. (Tom DeFreytas)

Hasidic reggae singer Matisyahu is one of 2005's surprise successes. He sold more than 100,000 copies of Live at Stubbs, an album recorded at the Austin, Texas, venue, and drew an expansive audience ranging from savvy pop listeners to jam-band followers. His most recent tour is a prelude to the forthcoming release of his new album, Youth. Though he played in Atlanta last November, the popular guy's upcoming concert at the Tabernacle is sold out. 8 p.m. Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St. 404-659-9022. (MR)

Friday, February 17

Some changes have taken place at the High Museum recently, but that doesn't mean it's done away with traditions. Check out all its newest acquisitions and the soon-to-be-closed special exhibition Andrew Wyeth: Memory and Magic while listening to trumpeter Scotty Barnhart tonight as part of the High's monthly Friday Jazz series. $15. 5-10 p.m. 1280 Peachtree St. 404-733-5000. (TD)

Saturday, February 18

What if Cinderella and Rumpelstiltskin met? Or if the gingerbread man was mistakenly made of cheese? The Alliance Theatre's The Stinky Cheese Man are traditional kids fairy tales rewired in comic form. Be ready to check your love for the old stories at the door. $15-$20. Sat.-Sun., 1 and 3:30 p.m. Through March 5. Alliance Theatre, 1280 Peachtree St. 404-733-5000. (Allison Keene)

Sunday, February 19

Today is the last chance to check out MAHALIA: A GOSPEL MUSICAL. Presented by Theatrical Outfit in celebration of Black History Month, the play recounts the life and music of gospel legend Mahalia Jackson. A renaissance woman, Jackson was best known for her music, but was also a consummate businesswoman and active in the Civil Rights Movement. $37.80. 2:30 p.m. Balzer Theatre at Herren's, 84 Luckie St. 678-528-1500. (Layla Bellows)

Monday, February 20

If blues legend Robert Johnson could do it all over again, would he still sell his soul to the devil to become a great musician? Come on in my kitchen places Johnson back at the site of his deal, where he finds current African-American celebrities who are less than satisfied with the outcome of their own bargains for fame. Tonight's performance is pay-what-you-can, so please don't sell your soul to buy a ticket. 8 p.m. Regular price: $10-$32. Regular hours: Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 5 p.m. No performance Feb. 19. Through March 12. 1105 Euclid Ave. 404-523-7647. (AK)

Tuesday, February 21

For most men, seeing a woman in fine lingerie is like looking at a piece of art. And for most women, it's a fine art just getting into one of those sets. But for crafty Shannon Mulkey of Revamp Designs, there is literal art lurking in every elastic strap and piece of lace. Her creative reconstruction of lingerie as installation and framed art is currently on view at T-Shirt Construction Co. Tues.-Fri., 1-7 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Through mid-March. 674 Highland Ave. 404-377-1310. (LB)

Wednesday, February 22

I Am Not Myself These Days is Josh Kilmer-Purcell's memoir recounting his life as an advertising copywriter by day and drag queen Aquadisiac by night. Along the way, Kilmer-Purcell moves in with his boyfriend, who happens to be a male escort and eventually becomes addicted to crack. The author is reading from and signing his book this evening at Outwrite. Free. 8 p.m. 991 Piedmont Ave. 404-607-0082. (LB)

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