Five galleries along Buckhead's Gallery Row will participate in a fund-raiser for CARE, the Atlanta-based international emergency relief and development program. Anthony Ardavin, Bender Fine Art, Sportsman's Gallery, Timothy Tew and Vespermann Glass Gallery will host simultaneous openings and will raffle donated works by artists including Anna Carll and Chris Bilton on Sept. 8 from 6-9 p.m. See Arts Agenda for a complete list of openings.
Everyone's favorite father figure, Bill Cosby, comes to Atlanta for a one-night-only performance Sept. 10. This star of television, theater and stage will have you rolling with his family high jinks and keen observations of everyday faux pas. 8 p.m. $25-$150. Atlanta Civic Center, 395 Piedmont Ave. Call 404-658-7159 for information.
Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey is raising the roof on a whole new kind of circus. Kaleidoscape combines contemporary theatrical production with the tradition of a classic American circus for an up close and personal big top experience. The two-hour event will include a live orchestra, the Golden Statues, Pipo the white-faced clown, jugglers, acrobats and more, all performing under three tents with plush velvet seats and sofas no more than 50 feet away from the circus ring. Sept. 6-10. Wed.-Sat. 7:30 p.m., Sat. 2 p.m., Sun. 1:30 and 6:30 p.m. $25-$55. Centennial Olympic Park. Call 404-249-6400 or go to www.BarnumsKaleidoscape.com for information.
The musical comedy I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change by Joe DiPietro and Jimmy Roberts opens Sept. 8 at the Horizon Theater. Take a jaunt through the dating jungle and explore the truths and myths of contemporary relationships. Wed., Thurs. and Fri. 8 p.m., Sat. 8:30 p.m., Sun. 5 p.m. $16-$25. 1083 Austin Ave. Call 404-584-7450 for information.
Head west with Fernbank's latest IMAX feature, Adventures in Wild California. This virtual expedition through the untouched wilderness will take audiences down an icy mountain face with snowboarders, swimming through the ocean with otters, riding massive swells of water and air with surfers of ocean and sky. Sept. 5-March 4. Mon.-Sat. 11 a.m., 1, 3 and 5 p.m. Sun. 1, 3 and 5 p.m. $4.95-$6.95. Fernbank Museum of Natural History, 767 Clifton Road. Call 404-929-6400 for information.
It's tech-house versus trance as this Wednesday night offers two of the most talented, original DJs from across the Atlantic, a rare treat for Atlanta. At the Crescent Room spins Mr. C, formerly of the Shamen, whose "Subterrain" event at London's The End features a mix of techno, electro and acid-etched basslines. And over at the Chamber spins Rolling Stone's "Hot DJ," Paul van Dyk, whose style of trance has helped build up the breakdown of acid-washed melodic manipulation and symphonic sweep. Sept. 6. The Crescent Room is located at 1136 Crescent Ave. For more information call 404-875-5252. The Chamber is located at 2115 Faulkner Road. For more information call 404-248-1612.
Celebrate medieval, Renaissance and modern British culture at the 25th annual Olde English Festival Sept. 8-10. This charity event will feature live entertainment including Musica Festiva and the Garlandia Ensemble, performances by Mardine the Fire-eating Juggling Queen, readings of "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" by Atlanta actor Tom Key and a giant flea market with arts and crafts, jewelry and fashions. Fri. 6-10 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Sun. noon-6 p.m. $2-$4. St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, 1790 LaVista Road. Call 404-634-3336 for information.