Chastain Park is the place to be tonight for rock and folk-punk music lovers.
Photo: Melissa Ruggieri/Atlanta Music Scene with Melissa Ruggieri
Photo: Melissa Ruggieri/Atlanta Music Scene with Melissa Ruggieri

Things to do in and around Atlanta for Wednesday, July 18

Hump Day!

Yeah, we know. You’re tired of hearing about it. But not as tired as you are of trying to slog through it with no rewards along the way.

That’s why we’re here. Here are a few suggestions for fun and interesting things to do this Hu -- er, this Wednesday. 


It’s 1983 all over again! And yes, that’s a good thing -- especially if you pretend there’s no Internet or Wifi yet and actually pay attention to the music here. The Violent Femmes, the folk punkers from Milwaukee who first hit it big with “Kiss Off” and “Gone Daddy Gone”  play one night only here with that other rock band from Liverpool. 8 p.m. $35-$55. State Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park, 4469 Stella Drive NW, Atlanta.


Continuing education is a good thing, right? Come to this happening tapas bar at Krog Street Market for an introduction to tequila styles, information on its history, mythology, flavor notes and more. Includes a taste testing and complimentary bar snacks. 7 p.m. $35 (does not include tax and gratuity). Bar Mercado, 99 V Krog Street N.E., Atlanta. Reservations: or call 404-480-4866.


A group exhibition inspired by the works of Italian artist and Synaesthesia proficient (that means art that stimulates all the senses) Massimo Meda, Ultra Violet also will include original landscapes by Mario Jung and “pop art portraiture” from Federico Lopez. And it all will be displayed in a black light room to “enhance the sensory experience.” Monday-July 30. Free. R Alexander Fine Art, 5650 Peachtree Parkway, Peachtree Corners. 770-609-8662,

Check out what’s happening on the traffic and weather front before heading out

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