Monday, July 1, 8:30 p.m.
Naked City: Glory
Warhorse Cafe at the Goat Farm Arts Center, 1200 Foster St. (Westside)
Give the Naked City your ear, and in return, they'll shower you with their tales of victory, prestige and greatness. This month, the Naked City performers will use the theme of "glory" as their creative impetus to do… whatever it is they'll decide to do in front of the mic. Come armed with your own sagas of triumph, or just come to bask in it all.
Deal nearby: Satto Thai & Sushi
Monday, July 1, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
"Celebrity Casserole" Chef Potluck
Sound Table, 483 Edgewood Ave. (Old Fourth Ward)
Ever wonder what it might be like if a whole bunch of Atlanta's best chefs decided to throw down in the same kitchen… and invite the rest of us peons to partake in the results? Quit your wonderin' and prepare to feast on a potluck like no other, with a seriously incredible lineup of participants—we're talking chefs from the likes of Miller Union, the Optimist, JCT Kitchen, Miso and more, plus music from Jeff Myers and Karl Injex. The cherry atop this gourmet sundae: it's for a good cause.
Wednesday, July 3, 8 p.m.
The Pinups, When You're Strange & Black Juju
Smith's Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. (Midtown)
A Bowie tribute band, a Doors tribute band and an Alice Cooper tribute band walk into a bar.... What happens next is anyone's guess, but we have a feeling the results might involve one hell of a party. Might as well just roll with it and get a head-start on your 4th festivities, no?
Deal nearby: Red Light Cafe
Thursday, July 4, 3 p.m.
Fourth Fest featuring Yacht Rock Revue
Cook Hall at the W Buckhead, 3377 Peachtree Road (Buckhead)
The best way to truly christen this summer? Donning one's leisure suit and gently swaying to the smooth '70s jams from these dudes. (Because nothing says summer like a Toto tribute, right?) Better yet: the Cook Hall patio happens to be an excellent vantage point to watch the Peachtree Road Race. All the better to enjoy your ice-cold cocktail.
Deal nearby: Czar Ice Bar
Thursday, July 4, noon to 9:30 p.m.
Red, White & 'Cue
Bone Lick BBQ, 1133 Huff Road (Westside)
Because nothing—nothing—says 'Murica like PBR, pulled pork and a Twinkie-eating competition. 'Nuff said.
Deal nearby: Corner Tavern (West Midtown)