3 fun things for June 11-13

Yacht Rock Revue at Variety Playhouse

The tribute band that specializes in being easy like Sunday morning readies for a two-night stand at Variety Playhouse. They’re dubbing the first night Summer Jams of the ’70s, which will likely include “Summer Breeze” and other have-a-nice-day era tunes that make you want to slip on mirrored sunglasses. Please Please Rock Me, Yacht Rock’s tribute to the Beatles, opens the evening. On Saturday, things go decidedly ’80s with the Reagan Rock Prom. Yacht Rock Revue delves into the lighter side of the decade. Expect some Huey Lewis and the News, Hall & Oates and Phil Collins. DJ Quasi Mandisco kicks off the evening with ’80s funk. Prom photos will be taken, and the best-dressed couple scores free passes to every Yacht Rock event for the rest of the year, plus free passes for themselves and 50 friends to the Yacht Rock Summer Concert Series July 2 at Park Tavern.

8:30 p.m. June 11 and 9 p.m. June 12. $20. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave., Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com


Sci Fi Summer Con Atlanta 2010 at Crowne Plaza Hotel Atlanta-Perimeter N.W.

If you can’t wait until Dragon Con to unleash the geek within, Sci Fi Summer Con offers an early nerd retreat. Vendors in the dealers room shill comics, T-shirts, posters and just about any geeky goody you can imagine. Other activities include guest speakers and panel discussions, costume contests, a dive-in movie by the pool featuring a screening of “2010,” Nerf gun wars, live music, dances and more.

6 p.m. June 11 to 6 p.m. June 13. $15-$20 per day; $35 three-day pass. Crowne Plaza Hotel Atlanta-Perimeter N.W., 6345 Powers Ferry Road, Atlanta. 770-955-1700, http://sfscon.tripod.com


Washing PAWS for a Cause at Hotel Palomar

Dog owners, especially those whose pooches are in need of a summer shower, are invited to bring their pets to the Hotel Palomar for a good washing. Eco-friendly doggie shampoos are $15 and take place on the hotel’s Alliance Patio. Refreshments will be served, and each dog scampers away with a free goody bag. Vendors will be on hand to answer canine health, wellness, care and training questions. All proceeds benefit the PAWS Atlanta no-kill animal shelter.

11 a.m.-2 p.m. June 12. $15 per dog wash. Hotel Palomar, 866 W. Peachtree St. N.W., Atlanta. 678-412-2400, www.pawsatlanta.org

Support real journalism. Support local journalism. Subscribe to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution today. See offers.

Your subscription to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution funds in-depth reporting and investigations that keep you informed. Thank you for supporting real journalism.