Vocalist Sully Erna of Godsmack performs an acoustic show in 2004, the same year their acoustic EP, “The Other Side,” was released. (AP Photo/ Robert E. Klein)
Photo: ROBERT E. KLEIN/AP
Photo: ROBERT E. KLEIN/AP

Things to do in and around Atlanta on Thursday, Aug. 16

A few chances of rain and some sultry temps combine for a good-looking Thursday and a good time to catch some music, some baseball, some theater and some cats.

If you‘re looking for things to do, we’ve got ‘em.

GODSMACK AND SHINEDOWN AT LAKEWOOD

Head to the Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood for some heavy metal with an alternative attitude. Lawrence, Mass.,  ensemble Godsmack headlines, while  Shinedown opens the show. 7 p.m.; $25-$99.50.Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood, 2002 Lakewood Way, Atlanta. www.livenation.com

DIVINE FELINES: CATS OF EGYPT AT THE CARLOS MUSEUM

In ancient Egypt, cats ruled and dogs drooled. The Michael C. Carlos Museum on the Emory University campus gathers 90 objects from Egypt and elsewhere to show how. They explore “wild and domestic cats and dogs, feline and canine deities, animal burial practices, and luxury items decorated with feline and canine features.” $8; students, children ages 6-17, $6; free for children ages 5 and younger; Michael C. Carlos Museum, 571 S.Kilgo Circle, Atlanta. 404-727-4282, carlos.emory.edu.

BRAVES Vs ROCKIES AT SUNTRUST PARK

the first of three games against the Colorado team; 7:35 p.m.. . . Braves Vs Rockies, 7:35 p.m., $6-97; SunTrust Park, 755 Battery Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30339,  www.mlb.com/braves/ballpark

‘HOW BLACK MOTHERS SAY I LOVE YOU’ AT HORIZON THEATRE

Black daughters dealing with a mother’s mortality, with gender and sexuality and with each other, all are part of “How Black Mothers Say I Love You” at the intimate Horizon Theatre through Aug. 26. tickets start start at $25; Horizon Theatre, 1083 Austin Avenue, Atlanta; 404-523-1477, www.horizontheatre.com/

Don’t forget to check on the weather before you head out.

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