Monday, September 2, 8:30 p.m.
Naked City: Pride

The Goat Farm, 1200 Foster St. (Westside)

Literary performance? Might sound like cardigans and elbow patches, but happily, no tweed is required at the monthly installment of Naked City, whose theme for September is "pride." Come armed with your best story/song/poem/dance--or just come to bask in all of the above.

Deal nearby: Ben's Brown Bag

Thursday, September 5, 7 p.m.
"Hidden Away: The Library at Night"

Dekalb County Public Library, 215 Sycamore St. (Decatur)

No stranger to performing in nontraditional venues, the Lucky Penny have in the past brought their work into the likes of, say, a cardboard house. This time, they're bringing a performance "designed to enchant children and adults alike" into that most sacred of hushed spaces: the library. It's free, it's open to all, but most importantly, it's most likely not quite like any dance performance you've ever witnessed before.

Deal nearby: Colbeh Persian Kitchen

Thursday, September 5, 8 p.m.
"Song of the Living Dead"

Dad's Garage at 7 Stages Theatre, 1105 Euclid Ave. (Little Five Points)

Forget pumpkin spice lattes, college football or your best pair of boots with the fur: our favorite telltale sign of fall is here in all its zombified glory. The hilarious, gory love story (and musical!) from Dad's Garage is back, taking the stage this week in all its bloody, braaaainy glory.

Deal nearby: Inman Perk