Kesha teams up with Macklemore for a nine-week tour that brings the two to the Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood today. Contributed by Melissa Ruggieri/AJC

Things to do in and around Atlanta on Thursday, Aug. 2

Cooler temperatures (and the likelihood of rain) shouldn’t curtail a good time Thursday.

Let us recommend some musical theater, an art show and why not risk an outdoor concert?

Macklemore returns to the metro area and teams up with Kesha for a concert today at Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood. DAVID BARNES / DAVID.BARNES@AJC.COM
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Kesha and Macklemore at Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood

The show goes on at Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood, rain or shine, so jump in, for the love of Kesha and Macklemore. According to AJC pop music writer Melissa Ruggieri, “The duo, who perform on the song ‘Good Old Days’ on Macklemore’s latest album,” are in the midst of a nine-week, 30-market tour together.

$30-$231; 2002 Lakewood Way, Atlanta; 404-443-5090;

UPCOMING CONCERTS: Tickets on sale for Atlanta concerts

‘Hairspray’ at the Legacy Theatre in Tyrone

The big-hair musical based on the John Waters movie will be presented through the weekend at the Legacy Theatre in Tyrone, Ga., in the south metro area. $25-$40; 12 and under: $15; 1175 Senoia Road, Suite C; Tyrone; 404-895-1473;

Jennifer Farnsworth paintings at Hodgepodge Coffeehouse

A new exhibit at an East Atlanta coffee shop is called Jazz Series in Black & White. On display are the acrylic-on-canvas works of New York artist (and Atlanta native) Jennifer Farnsworth, who paints such musicians as Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, McCoy Tyner, Sammy Davis Jr, Betty Carter and Wynton Marsalis.

The free show by Farnsworth, who is also a vocalist, opens Thursday and runs through the month of August at the Hodgepodge Coffeehouse; Monday-Saturday, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.; Hodgepodge Coffeehouse, 720 Moreland Ave.; 404- 622-8525;

Check the weather before heading out the door.

AJC Calendar: More things to do today and this weekend in Atlanta

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