Roswell's Barrington Hall was built in 1839.

Things to do around Atlanta for Monday, May 14

If Wednesday is Hump Day, then what the heck is Monday?

How about Jumpstart Day? The weekend may just be a delicious fading memory, but that’s no excuse not to get out there and do something fun or enlightening on the first weekday.

Here are today’s highlights from around town.


Here’s your one-night-only chance to catch the Canadian hip hop artist who first found success writing and producing for stars like Drake and Travis Scott and now is making a name for himself as a performer. The Juno Award-nominated Breakthrough Artist of 2018 hit the Billboard Hot 100 for the first time as a lead artist back in November for “Wanted You” featuring Lil Uzi Vert. Also on Monday night’s bill: 88GLAM. It all goes down at the Buckhead Theatre, whose “revitalization” AJC music critic Melissa Ruggieri recently gave readers an up close and personal look at. With $7 million worth of renovations since Live Nation took over the venue’s operations last summer, it’s “No surprise,” Ruggieri wrote, “that Billboard magazine named the Buckhead Theatre one of the ‘20 Freshest (and Refreshed) Venues to Watch in 2018.’” $26.50-$36.50. 3110 Roswell Road, Atlanta.


One of three historic houses in Roswell that are open to the public, Barrington Hall is the only one with a formal garden. It was designed by Catherine King, wife of Roswell co-founder Barrington King, who built the Greek Revival-style home that was completed in 1842. Besides the formal East Garden, the grounds include the Top Garden and Eva’s Garden — that last one a nod to Barrington’s daughter, Eva, who tended it. On Monday mornings through Sept. 24, Barrington Hall’s staff horticulturalist will lead a free, 30-minute tour that includes gardening tips and information on restoration of the grounds. No reservations are necessary, but you must arrive by 9:30 a.m. 535 Barrington Drive, Roswell. 770-640-3855,


Thought to be the first U.S. museum to offer an overview of the worst Ebola outbreak in history, this exhibition at the CDC’s David J. Sencer Museum uses photos, artifacts and health care equipment to convey what it was like on the ground in West Africa in 2014 where more than 11,000 people died. Wrote Felicia Feaster in the AJC’s review of the exhibition: “With its mix of world-class photography; lab equipment; wooden tools used in local burials; the elaborate Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) donned by health workers in the field fighting Ebola; diaries of health workers and in-country briefings; audio testimony from CDC responders; and educational materials, among many other elements, the exhibition is a powerful multimedia testament to the global cooperation involved in defeating this crisis.” It runs through June 15. Free. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays; 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursdays; closed weekends and federal holidays. Free. 1600 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta. 404-639-0830,

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