4-8 p.m. Saturday, May 18. Free. Grove Park at 709 Hortense Place N.W., Atlanta. http://atlantafestivals.com/events/
•Neighborhood Jazz at McClathchey Park
Takana Miyamoto from Japan is a multi award-winning, internationally acclaimed concert pianist, composer and music producer. After graduating from Berklee College of Music with film scoring and jazz composition degrees, Takana relocated to New York City where she started her international career as a concert pianist. She holds a master’s degree in music from Georgia State University, and was awarded the US permanent residency based on her contribution to the music industry. Awards and honors include; Randy Edman Jazz Piano Competition (1st place/US/’98), ‘Atlanta’s Best Jazz Act’ (’05 & 06 / Creative Loafing), ‘Most Influential women in GA (’03/as a composer)’, ranking 5th in Billboard Jazz chart. (‘Promises Made’ album, co-produced with a Grammy-nominated saxophonist Kirk Whalum)
4-7 p.m. Sunday, May 19. Free. McClathchey Park, 152 Westminster N.E., Atlanta. http://atlantafestivals.com/events/
Georgia Renaissance Festival
Costumed characters roam the 32-acre “kingdom” presided over by Henry VIII. Runs through June 2 in Fairburn. Knights in armor and maidens faire, entertainment including unique shows and a World Bazaar full of treasures created by more than 150 artisans who demonstrate their crafts. Juggling, music, comedic storytelling and feats of physical skill. The Royal Petting Zoo and medieval amusement park rides, Jousting Tournament of Kings, animal show.
10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. weekends and Memorial Day, through June 2. $19.95; $17.95 senior citizens; $8.95 ages 6-12. Free parking. 6905 Virlyn B. Smith Road, Fairburn. 770-964-8575, www.garenfest.com.