A notable piece of Atlanta streetscape history, the Auburn Ave. Rib Shack neon sign from the 1950s, is included in the Atlanta History Center exhibition “Barbecue Nation.” CONTRIBUTED BY ATLANTA HISTORY CENTER
Photo: For the AJC
Photo: For the AJC

Things to do in and around Atlanta for Monday, June 16

Weekend hangover? What weekend hangover?

Yeah, we know. Monday can be a drag, what with having to get back into the normal weekday routine.

So, don’t do it.

No, we’re not suggesting you play hooky from work or school. That would be wrong.

But nothing’s wrong with mixing in an hour or two (or three) of playtime with your more serious responsibilites today.

Here are a few ideas to get you started:


First it was a wonderful novel, then a delightful movie. Now The Weird Sisters Theater Project presents this live stage version of the story of a pair of 1920s London housewives who pool their money to rent a villa in Italy for a holiday. Through July 29. $15. Out of Box Theatre, 585 Cobb Parkway S., Marietta. www.theweirdsisters.org.


Spend some time in Hell with these rising heavy rockers from the U.K. who say they bring “relatable music to our fans and (aim) to represent the misfits of today’s youth.” Also on Monday night’s bill: If All Else Fails, Sleeping Bear and Atlanta’s own Ghost of Evergreen and Avail the Lost. Doors open 7 p.m. $8. Hell at the Masquerade, 50 Lower Alabama Street, N.W., Atlanta. 404-577-8178, www.masqueradeatlanta.com


Get in touch with your inner pig lover with this fascinating exhibition that covers the history of and enduring hold barbecue has in America. With historic photos, artifacts and oral histories from restaurants, festivals, community gatherings, and archives and museums from across the country, plus, ads, cookbooks, place settings and iconic items from classic ‘cue joints. Through June 2019. $21.50; senior citizens and students age 13 and older, $18; children ages 4-12, $9; free for ages 3 and younger. Atlanta History Center, 130 W. Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta. 404-814-4000, www.atlantahistorycenter.com

See what’s in store on the traffic and weather front before you head out

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