Labor Day weekend Atlanta events calendar

Things to do in Atlanta Aug 29 to Sept 1, 2014

FAIRS, FESTIVALS, ETC.

WRFG Labor Day Blues Barbecue. 1-8 p.m. Monday Sept. 1. $20. Park Tavern, 500 10th St. N.E., Atlanta. www.wrfg.org, www.parktavern.com.

Art in the Park Arts and Crafts Festival, Marietta. Aug. 30-Sept. 1. Free. Glover Park, Marietta Square, 50 N. Park Square, Marietta. www.artparkmarietta.com.

Dragon Con. Aug. 29-Sept. 1. At Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Hilton Atlanta, Sheraton Atlanta Hotel and Westin Peachtree Plaza in downtown Atlanta, www.dragoncon.org. Dragon Con 2014 preview and visitor guide from the AJC

Atlanta Journal-Constitution Decatur Book Festival. Aug. 29-31. Free. Downtown Decatur. For schedules, maps and must-see events, go to AccessAtlanta's AJC Decatur Book Festival Guide

Atlanta Black Gay Pride 2013. Aug. 27-Sept. 1. Events take place at various venues in downtown and Midtown Atlanta. www.atlantaprideweekend.com.

Atlanta Braves Youth Baseball Classic, Alpharetta. Young baseball teams from  across the Southeast compete in a round robin/bracket style tournament. Friday, Aug. 29-Sunday, Aug. 31. Wills Park, 1755 Old Milton Parkway, Alpharetta. See the schedule on atlantabraves.com. Directions

Seafood & Beer Festival. In addition to seafood and beverages, celebrity Frank Ski has been invited to perform a birthday tribute to Michael Jackson. Noon to 10 p.m. Aug. 30. $5 per person; ages 12 and under free. Riverdale Town Center, 7200 Church St., Riverdale. www.riverdaleculture.com.

9th Annual Beer & Whiskey Fest. Aug. 31. $20. Buckhead Saloon, 3227 Roswell Road, Atlanta, 30305, www.beerandwhiskeyfest.com

Smoky Mountain Folk Festival, Aug. 29-30, features traditional music and dance of the southern Appalachian region, Lake Junaluska, N.C. www.lakejunaluska.com/sm-folk-festival.

Heritage Festival in Blairsville. Aug. 30-31. Celebrate mountain heritage and enjoy live music and the mountain vistas. One block south of the Town Square,
Blairsville, on U.S. 19 /129. unioncountyhistory.org/Home/MusicHeritageEvents/HeritageFestival.html

EVENT SEARCH, MOVIE TIMES

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ATTRACTIONS

"Imaginary Worlds: A New Kingdom of Plant Giants.” Through Oct. 31. $18.95; $12.95 ages 3-12; younger than 3 free. Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave. N.E., Atlanta. atlantabotanicalgarden.org.

College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience. 250 Marietta St NW, Atlanta, GA 30313, www.cfbhall.com

Atlanta Civil Rights Museum, Center for Civil and Human Rights, 100 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd, Ivan Allen Jr Blvd, Atlanta, GA 30313. civilandhumanrights.org

SkyView Atlanta Ferris Wheel, 168 Luckie St NW, Atlanta, Ga 30303. skyviewatlanta.com

MUSIC

Tickets on sale this week from Music Scene blog

Paula Deen Live. Aug. 26. Woodruff Arts Center. TM.

An Evening with Jay Leno. 8 p.m. Aug. 27. Cobb Energy Centre. $53-$200. TM.

Aerosmith with Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 28. Philips Arena. $49.50-$149.50. LN.

OMG Music Festival. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 28. Variety Playhouse. $25-$145. TM.

Autumn Attics. Aug. 28. Smith’s Olde Bar - Music Room. $10 adv. TA.

The Features. 9 p.m. Aug. 29. Vinyl. $12-$14. TA.

Last Waltz Ensemble. Aug. 29. Smith’s Olde Bar - Music Room. $10 adv. TA.

Kudzu Kings with the Sundogs. 9 p.m. Aug. 29. The Loft. $12-$15. TA.

Indecision. Aug. 30. Smith’s Olde Bar - Music Room. $15 adv. TA.

Chris Tucker. 8 p.m. Aug. 30. Fox Theatre. $48-$68. www.foxtheatre.org .

The Western Sizzlers and the El Caminos. Aug. 30. Smith’s Olde Bar - Atlanta Room. $10 adv. www.ticketweb.com .

Heffron Drive. 8 p.m. Aug. 30.Variety Playhouse. $25-$30. TM.

Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys. 4 p.m. Aug. 31. Serenbe Stables. $10. www.brownpapertickets.com .

Drake vs. Lil Wayne. 7 p.m. Aug. 31. Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood. $29.50-$133.50. LN.

Jennifer Nettles. 8 p.m. Aug. 31. Chastain Park Amphitheatre. $35-$50. LN.

PERFORMING ARTS

“Right On.” Through Aug. 31. $20-$30. Horizon Theatre Company, 1083 Austin Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 404- 584-7450, www.horizontheatre.com.

Nick DiPaolo. Aug. 21-23. $25. Atlanta Improv Comedy Club, 56 E. Andrews Drive N.W., Atlanta. 678-244-3612, www.theimprovatlanta.com.

“The Savannah Disputation.” Aug. 21-Sept. 7. $20-$35. Theatrical Outfit at the Balzer Theatre at Herren’s, 84 Luckie St. N.W., Atlanta. 877-725-8849, www.theatricaloutfit.org

“Doubt, A Parable.” Aug. 22-Sept. 6. $17-$25. Out of Box Theatre, 585 Cobb Parkway S., Marietta. 678-653-4605, www.outofboxtheatre.com.

“August: Osage County.” Aug. 22-31. $12-$15. Marietta Players, 11 Whitlock Ave., Marietta. 678-224-8095, www.mariettaplayers.com.

“Shakespeare Follies.” 15 acts of dance/burlesque, music, vaudeville and circus arts compete. Aug. 23. $20 in advance. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Road N.E., Atlanta. 404-875-1522, www.smithsoldebar.com.

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