Where "Star Wars" meets "Dukes of Hazzard," that's the world of "Lawrenceburg," a new comedy mashup from Dad's Garage Theatre. CONTRIBUTED: DAD'S GARAGE THEATRE

Things to do in and around Atlanta for Thursday, Sept. 13

Foul weather is coming, but not yet.

While you’re waiting for Hurricane Florence to arrive, keep yourself amused with comedy, food and a “Star Wars” drama from a parallel universe.

NOSH CULINARY SHOWCASE AT NORTH EVENT CENTER

Black Restaurant Week hosts Nosh, an inaugural culinary showcase featuring Atlanta’s premiere black chefs, caterers and bartenders, preparing dishes from the African diaspora; 6-10 p.m.; $40 to $350; North Event Center, 595 North Ave., Atlanta; www.atlbrw.com

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‘LAWRENCEBURG’ AT DAD’S GARAGE THEATRE

According to the irreverent Dad’s Garage Theatre, “Lawrenceburg” takes place where “Star Wars” meets “Dukes of Hazzard.” Written by Travis Sharp, it’s a “brand-new take on a beloved movie, now presented smothered and covered in Southern charm;” 8 p.m.,  $17.50-$27.50; Dad’s Garage Theatre, 569 Ezzard St.; 404-523-3141; dadsgarage.com

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BEST OF ATLANTA COMEDY SHOWCASE AT LAUGHING SKULL LOUNGE

The 'Best of Atlanta Comedy Showcase' features 10 comedians each doing their best 10 minutes of material. The comedians are a mix of touring professionals and Atlanta natives. 8 p.m.; $20-25; $17 general admission; 878 Peachtree St., NE, Atlanta; 404-369-1017; laughingskulllounge.com/

Check out the weather before you go, in case Florence turns back in our direction.

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