Oysters, alcohol come together at annual event

I can't think of two things that mix better than hard liquor and shellfish. OK, that's definitely not true, but it doesn't mean that when one or both are consumed in relative moderation, they can't add up to a pretty good time.

After all, that's what'll fill your belly at this weekend's Oysterfest, which features live music from Cowboy Mouth (a Louisiana-based band with a string of '90s hits and a still-rabid cult following) and the hilariously-named Gringo Star.

Best of all, the annual outdoor event makes its home at Park Tavern, an Atlanta hotspot famous for its photogenic clientele. (Translation, singles: Hot people drink there.)

The two-day festival of rock, booze and aphrodesiac-laced seafood arrives Saturday (and continues through Sunday) at the tavern, 500 10th St. N.E., Atlanta. Doors open at noon, and oysters will be served beginning at 1 p.m.

For more information, call 404-249-0001 or visit www.parktavern.com.

Dude looks like a lady?

The upcoming Lionheart Theatre production "Leading Ladies" makes use of not one, but two tried-and-true mathmatical formulas for theatrical comedy: 1.) Mistaken identities = Hilarious shenanigans, and 2.) Guys + women's clothing = Automatic laughs.

Directed by Sophie Gatins, "Ladies" tells the story of Florence, an extremely wealthy old lady dead-set on finding her long-lost British nephews before she kicks the bucket.

Leo and Jack, two down-on-their-luck actors, decide to pose as the rich woman's kin so they can weasel their way into the will. But unfortunately for them, it turns out that Florence's forgotten family members are actually long-lost NIECES, which of course requires the determined pair of con men to don dresses in order to keep up the charade.

Sound fun? Good, because you have a chance to be part of the cast. Auditions will be held at 7:30 p.m. tonight, as well as 2 p.m. Saturday, at the Norcross Community and Cultural Arts Center, 10 Britt Ave., Norcross.

The producers are looking for two women in their 20s or 30s, as well as one in her 60s or above. They're also looking for five men of all ages, but remember, two of the male roles require a British accent. And a propensity for cross-dressing.

Tryouts will consist of cold readings from the script, and monologues are appreciated but not required. Planned performance dates are May 2-4, 9-11 and 16-18.

For more information, call 770-885-0425 or visit www.lionhearttheatre.org.