Best Bets | March 18 - March 25

The must-do events around Atlanta for the week, weekend

FAIRS, FESTIVALS, ETC.

Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival. March 22-23. Free; parking $5. Georgia International Horse Park, 1996 Centennial Olympic Parkway N.E., Conyers. www.conyerscherryblossomfest.com.

Art Crush Auction. 7-10 p.m. March 22. $40 in advance, $50 at the door. Paris on Ponce, 716 Ponce de Leon Place, Atlanta. artcrushauction.com.

"Orchid Daze: Lasting Impressions." Through April 13. $18.95; $12.95 ages 3-12. Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave. N.E., Atlanta. atlantabotanicalgarden.org.

"Whales: Giants of the Deep." The exhibition  also takes a look at New Zealand's Maori culture. Through Aug. 24. Fernbank Museum of Natural History, 767 Clifton Road N.E., Atlanta. 404-929-6400, fernbankmuseum.org.

"Seamus Heaney: The Music of What Happens." Through May 7. Free. Woodruff Library, 540 Asbury Circle. 404-727-6861, bit.ly/emory-heaney-exhibition.

"Atlanta Blooms." Through April 30. $18.95; $12.95 ages 3-12. Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave. N.E., Atlanta. atlantabotanicalgarden.org.

The Atlanta Fair. Through April 6. $1-$8; ride tickets $1.25. Turner Field Gray Parking Lot, 688 Central Ave. S.W., Atlanta. www.atlantafair.com.

Atlanta Jewish Music Festival. Through March 28. Prices range from free to $30. At various venues around Atlanta. Go to www.atlantajmf.org for the complete list of events.

Atlanta Francophonie Festival. Through March 30. Alliance Francaise d'Atlanta - Colony Square, 1197 Peachtree St. N.E.,Atlanta. Some events at the Goat Farm Arts Center, 1200 Foster St., Atlanta. www.francophonieatlanta.org.

Atlanta Science Festival. A week of science-related events taking place in various venues around metro Atlanta. March 22-29. Many events free. www.atlantasciencefestival.org. Read more here

Furry Weekend Atlanta. March 20-23. Events through downtown Atlanta. www.furryweekend.com.

MUSIC

The McLovins. March 21. $10 in advance. Smith's Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Road N.E., Atlanta. 404-875-1522, www.smithsoldebar.com.

Juliana Finch, Neil Cribbs Band. 7 p.m. March 21. $9-$16. Eddie Owen Presents at the Red Clay Theatre, 3116 Main St., Duluth. www.eddieowenpresents.com.

Bach Birthday Cycle with Timothy Albrecht, organ. 8 p.m. March 21. Free. Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, 1700 N. Decatur Road, Atlanta. 404-727-5050, arts.emory.edu.

Dumpstaphunk. 9 p.m. March 21. $15; $12 in advance. Terminal West, 887 W. Marchietta St. NW, Atlanta. www.terminalwestatl.com.

Marcia Ball. 8:30 p.m. March 21. $20-$22.50. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. N.E., Atlanta.
www.variety-playhouse.com.

Tyler the Creator. 9 p.m. March 21. $25. Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St. N.W., Atlanta. tabernacleatl.com.

Dave Hause, Northcote. 8 p.m. March 21. $10. Masquerade, 695 North Ave. N.E., Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

Terraplane Sun, Little Daylight and Flagship. 8:30 p.m. March 21. $10-$12. Vinyl, 1374 W. Peachtree St. N.W., Atlanta. www.centerstage-atlanta.com.

"Back to Back Bacharach." 7 p.m. March 21-22; 3 p.m. March 23. $10. Dunwoody United Methodist Church, 1548 Mount Vernon Road, Dunwoody. www.dunwoodyumc.org.

Cosmic Charlie. 8:30 p.m. March 22. $15-$20. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. N.E., Atlanta. www.variety-playhouse.com.

Cypress South, the Harringtons. 7 p.m. March 22. $15-$18. Eddie Owen Presents at the Red Clay Theatre, 3116 Main St., Duluth. www.eddieowenpresents.com.

George Strait. 7:30 p.m. March 22. $101.50-$79.50. Philips Arena, 1 Philips Drive, Atlanta. 404-878-3000, www.philipsarena.com.

Col. Bruce Hampton. March 22. Smith's Olde Bar - Music Room. $10 in advance. Smith's Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Road N.E., Atlanta. 404-875-1522, www.smithsoldebar.com.

Shawn Colvin and Steve Earle. 7 p.m. March 23. $25-$76.50. Atlanta Symphony Hall, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 404-733-5000, www.atlantasymphony.org.

Georgia Festival Chorus. 4 p.m. March 23. Free. Clairmont Presbyterian Church, 1994 Clairmont Road, Decatur. 404-234-3581, www.tgafc.org.

Atlanta’s Young Artists. Part of the Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta Family Series. 4 p.m. March 23. Free. Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University, 571 S. Kilgo Circle N.E., Atlanta. 404-727-5050, arts.emory.edu.

Antje Duveket. 7 p.m. March 23. $10. Eddie's Attic, 515 N. McDonough St., Decatur. 404-377-4976, www.eddiesattic.com.

Nate Currin. 9 p.m. March 23. $10. Eddie's Attic, 515 N. McDonough St., Decatur. 404-377-4976, www.eddiesattic.com.

The Ten Tenors. 8 p.m. March 24. $28-$68. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Pkwy., Atlanta. www.cobbenergycentre.com.

Mac Powell (of Third Day) and Scout Powell. A benefit for Refuge Road Productions. 7 p.m. March 25. $75. Eddie Owen Presents at the Red Clay Theatre, 3116 Main St., Duluth. www.eddieowenpresents.com.

Stevens Layne, Jeffrey Goldford, Corey White. 8 p.m. March 25. $8. Eddie's Attic, 515 N. McDonough St., Decatur. 404-377-4976, www.eddiesattic.com.

Miley Cyrus. 7 p.m. March 25. $39.50-$89.50. Philips Arena, 1 Philips Drive, Atlanta. 404-878-3000, www.philipsarena.com.

American Authors. 8 p.m. March 25. $15-$18. The Loft, 1374 W. Peachtree St. N.W., Atlanta. www.centerstage-atlanta.com.

India Shawn. 8 p.m. March 25. Vinyl. $10-$15. Vinyl, 1374 W. Peachtree St. N.W., Atlanta. www.centerstage-atlanta.com.

PERFORMING ARTS

"Modern Choreographic Voices." March 21-23. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. www.atlantaballet.com. Read more here

"Romeo & Juliet." Through March 30 (in repertory with "Taming of the Shrew" and "Much Ado About Nothing"). $15-$36. The New American Shakespeare Tavern, 499 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. 404-874-5299, www.shakespearetavern.com.

"Much Ado About Nothing." Through March 28 (in repertory with "Taming of the Shrew" and "Romeo & Juliet"). $15-$36. The New American Shakespeare Tavern, 499 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. 404-874-5299,
www.shakespearetavern.com.

"The Taming of the Shrew." Through March 29 (in repertory with "Romeo & Juliet" and "Much Ado About Nothing"). $15-$36. The New American Shakespeare Tavern, 499 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. 404-874-5299,
www.shakespearetavern.com.

"Weather Rocks." Through March 23. $16.50. Center for Puppetry Arts, 1404 Spring St. N.W., Atlanta. 404-873-3391, www.puppet.org.

"Race." By David Mamet. Through March 23. $15-$45. True Colors Theatre Company at Southwest Arts Center, 915 New Hope Road S.W., Atlanta. 1-877-725-8849, www.truecolorstheatre.org.

"Boeing Boeing." Through March 22. $12-23. OnStage Atlanta, 2969 E. Ponce De Leon Ave., Decatur. 404-897-1802, www.onstageatlanta.com.

"The Money in Uncle George's Suitcase." Through March 30. $12-$15. Act1 Theater, 180 Academy St., Alpharetta. 770-663-8989, www.act1theater.com.

"August: Osage County." Through March 23. $8-$14. Newnan Theatre Company, 24 First Ave., Newnan. newnantheatre.org.

"Elemeno Pea." Through April 13. $20-$30. Horizon Theatre Company, 1083 Austin Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 404-584-7450, www.horizontheatre.com.

"Hairspray The Musical." Through March 23. $12-$15. Atlanta Workshop Players, 8560 Holcomb Bridge Road, Alpharetta. 770-998-8111, atlantaworkshopplayers.com.

"Harvey." Through March 29. $10-$16. The Underground Theatre, 1911 Cliff Valley Way N.E., Atlanta. 404-634-5134 ext. 216, www.uuca.org/ut.

Roswell Dance Theatre: "Coppélia." 7:30 p.m. March 21; 2 p.m. March 22. $20. Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest St., Roswell. www.tysod.com.

"Miracle On South Division Street." March 21-April 13. $22-$27. Stage Door Players at North DeKalb Cultural Arts Center, 5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody. 770-396-1726, www.stagedoorplayers.net.

North Atlanta Contemporary Ensemble: "Journeys." 2 p.m. Mar 22. $15-$28. Gwinnett Performing Arts Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. www.gwinnettcenter.com.

North Atlanta Dance Theatre: "Romance." 7:30 p.m. Mar 22; 2:30 p.m. March 23. $15-$28. Gwinnett Performing Arts Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. www.gwinnettcenter.com.

"Little Women: The Musical." March 21-22. $18-$25. Sylvia Beard Theatre in Buford Community Center, 2200 Buford Highway, Buford. www.redphoenix.org.

Greg Behrendt. Through March 23. $20-$30. Laughing Skull Lounge, 878 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. 877-523-3288, laughingskulllounge.com.

"Art." Through March 29. $17-25. Out of Box Theatre at Artisan Resource Center, 585 Cobb Pky S, Marchietta. 678-653-4605, www.outofboxtheatre.com.

VISUAL ARTS

"Optic Chiasm: The Crossing Over of Art & Science." Open house and reception noon-5 p.m. March 22, admission is free. Regular run continues through May 4, with regular $5 admission. Oglethorpe University Museum of Art, 4484 Peachtree Road N.E., Atlanta. 404-364-8555, museum.oglethorpe.edu.

"Birds of Bali." Photos by Frank Sharp. Through Aug. 24. $16-$18. Fernbank Museum of Natural History, 767 Clifton Road N.E., Atlanta. 404-929-6300, www.fernbankmuseum.org.

"Hidden Heroes: The Genius of Everyday Things." Through May 11. $10 general admission. Museum of Design, 1315 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. www.museumofdesign.org.

"Abelardo Morell: The Universe Next Door." Through May 18. $12-$19.50. High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. 404-733-5000, www.high.org.

"Go West! Art of the American West from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West." Through April 13. $12-$19.50. High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. www.high.org.

"Bodies … The Exhibition." Ongoing. $16-$24. Premier Exhibition Center at Atlantic Station, 265 18th St., Atlanta. 866-866-8265, www.atlanticstation.com.