Monday, April 7, 8 p.m.
Naked City: Hate

The Warhorse Café at the Goatfarm, 1200 Foster Street (Westside)

Does the term "literary performance" evoke images of cardigans and elbow patches? Happily, no tweed is required at the monthly installment of Naked City, whose theme for April is "hate." Come armed with your best story/song/poem/dance – or just come to bask in all of the above.

Deal nearby: Bone Lick Barbeque

Wednesday, April 9, 9 p.m.
Write Club Atlanta, Chapter 29: Without Representation

The Highland Ballroom, 644 North Highland Avenue

Lo, the monthly brain-battle is upon us again, this time with its crosshairs on the taxman. This month's challengers will be pitted against one another under the themes of work vs. play, rich vs. poor and left vs. right in Write Club Atlanta's monthly throwdown of words and sentences.

Deal nearby: Java Vino

Thursday, April 10, 8 p.m.

Mammal Gallery, 91 Broad Street SW

Ah, Album88: a sparkling oasis of obscure indie bands, Afrobeat, showtunes, television soundtracks, and so forth, in an otherwise somewhat arid, Rhianna-poxed desert of good radio stations. Celebrate the country's most powerful student-run radio station (it's true!) with live music (including Scoutmob faves Ringo Deathstarr) at the Mammal Gallery.

Deal nearby: NaanStop

Thursday, April 10, 8 p.m.
Vouched Presents: The Five Hundred

The Goatfarm, 1200 Foster Street (Westside)

You know that one longwinded buddy who takes twenty minutes to relay a brief anecdote? The folks taking the microphone at this shindig are pretty much the complete opposite. Each month, a group of intrepid writers is given one prompt and only 400-600 words to craft a story around it. They call themselves The Five Hundred, and a handful of them will be showing their stuff in the Goat Farm's Rodriguez Room in partnership with Vouched.

Deal nearby: Mama Niki’s Pizza