A crowd lines up at the Plaza Theatre in 2014. David Tulis/AJC Special
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Attend a local film festival: 5 things to do this week in Atlanta

If last week’s rainy weather deterred you from going out and exploring the city, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to make up for it this week. 
From a film festival to a family-friendly puppet production, here are our top picks for things to do throughout metro Atlanta this week: 

Attend a film festival

Plaza Theatre will premiere four short films to showcase the work of local filmmakers in the horror, sci-fi and suspense genres this Tuesday during the Attack of the 50 Foot Film Festival. 

7 p.m. June 27. $11.34. Plaza Theatre, 1049 Ponce De Leon, Atlanta. Brownpapertickets.com.

Go for a swim

Relax at a hotel pool without booking a room. A handful of local hotels offer day passes that allow locals to cool off without being guests.

Read more: 5 ways to take a dive at Atlanta hotel pools − without booking a room 

#TreatYoSelf to a sno-cone

Cool off this week by treating yourself to a sno-cone. From downtown to Woodstock, there are plenty of options for enjoying an icy treat this summer. 

Check out our guide to acquiring shaved ice throughout metro Atlanta here.

“Cinderella Della Circus”

This production re-imagines Cinderella as a “poetic tightrope walker” in P.T. Barnum’s circus. 

Times vary. June 20-July 23. $19.50. Center for Puppetry Arts, 1404 Spring St., Atlanta. puppet.org.

Andy Warhol: Prints from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation

The High Museum’s newest exhibit on Andy Warhol spans four decades and features more than 250 pieces from the collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer.

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdsays-Thursdays and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Fridays, noon-5 p.m. Sundays. June 3-Sept. 3. Free (age 5 and under), $14.50 (age 6 and above). High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St., Atlanta. high.org.

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