This Monday kicks off a series of Master Classes involving in all theater and performing disciplines at the Strand Theatre on the Marietta Square. 
Photo: ANDY SHARP / AJC
Photo: ANDY SHARP / AJC

Things to do in and around Atlanta for Monday, June 25

Welcome to Monday. Permission granted to start taking your foot off the pedal a bit.

No, that’s not a horrible Atlanta traffic reference. Instead, it’s a nod to the fact that July Fourth is a little over a week away, which means it’s pretty much time to get into that holiday frame of mind (and that “festive” Hawaiian shirt).

Here are three things to do this Monday that will make it feel like a celebration.

“CRACKER IN CONCERT”

Atlanta had a soft spot in its heart for the alt-country-rockers even before they helped kickstart the inaugural Shaky Boots music festival back in 2015 . This show by David Lowery and Co. should provide a more intimate setting to revel in their hits like “Low” and “Teen Angst (What The World Needs Now).” 9:15 p.m. $32.50-$36. Eddie’s Attic, 515-B North McDonough St. Decatur. www.ticketfly.com

“THEATRE MASTER CLASS: DANCE PERFORMANCE”

Be there today as the historic theater at the heart of the Marietta Square launches an every-other-Monday series of master classes covering all the disciplines and age groups. Movie and Broadway musicals, film acting, magic, improv and more — all will get their due. This week, Jennifer Ugolick teaches a dance performance master class for kids ages 8-13. 3 p.m. $30. The Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre, 117 North Park Square, Marietta. 770-293-0080, www.earlsmithstrand.org

“ATLANTA BRAVES VS. CINCINNATI REDS”

So why should you go see the surprise team of this season (the frequently-in-first Bravos) take on the cellar-dwelling Reds? Well, if any day at the ballpark is great, a Monday is even better because there’s less traffic inside and outside the stadium. On top of that, it’s SunTrust Financial Confidence Night, when there’s all sorts of ticket discounts and seat upgrades available, discounts at certain concession stands and Community Heroes being honored on-field during the game (complete information here). 7:35 p.m. $7-$88. SunTrust Park, 755 Battery Avenue S.E., Atlanta. www.mlb.com/braves

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

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