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Live music: 16 things to do this weekend in metro Atlanta

If you love music, you're in luck with several events scheduled throughout metro Atlanta this weekend. 

Choose from a jazz concert or festival, '80s throwback music, Schoolhouse Rock performance and more, or put one of the many non-music events on your weekend calendar.

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Check out the following 16 things to do this weekend in metro Atlanta:


The second race in this year's Kennesaw Grand Prix, the Dream Dash, gets underway on Saturday, June 8.
Photo: From Kennesaw Grand Prix's Facebook page/For the AJC

Dream Dash. 7:30 a.m. 1-mile Fun Run, 8 a.m. 5K, 8:55 a.m. Tot Trot. Saturday, June 8. $25 5K, $15 1-Mile Fun Run, free Tot Trot. Main Street and Swift Cantrell Park, Kennesaw.

Hit the road for the second race in the Kennesaw Grand Prix 5K Series of six races. Each has a fun atmosphere with music and information on health, nutrition and exercise. The Dream Dash takes you on a fast, flat course that has gentle hills.

Jazz on the Lawn. 7-9 p.m. Saturday, June 8. $25 VIP table for two, $10 individual chair/no table, $5 general lawn admission. The Georgia Power Pavilion at The Battery Atlanta, 800 Battery Ave., Atlanta. 404-494-1150.

St. James Live presents Jazz on the Lawn with music by saxophonist Jeff Kashiwa.

The 17th annual Georgia Celebrates Quilts Show will feature a raffling of Celebration, a quilt created by 69 members of the East Cobb Quilters Guild.

Georgia Celebrates Quilts. Continues from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, June 7 and Saturday, June 8. $10. Cobb County Civic Center, 548 Marietta Parkway, Marietta.

The 17th Biennial Quilt Show and Market will feature 344 quilts along with a block party area that showcases works of art by Georgia's young people. Handmade ribbons and cash prizes will be awarded.

"The Lightning Thief: A Percy Jackson Musical." 8 p.m. Friday, June 7, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, June 8 and 1 p.m. Sunday, June 9. $45 and up. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. 770-916-2800.

This musical adaptation of Rick Riordan's best-selling novel tells the story of Percy Jackson, a son of Poseidon who's on a quest to prevent a war between the gods.

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Chamblee Rocks! Summer Concert Series. 6:30-10 p.m. Friday, June 7. Free. City Hall Park, 5468 Peachtree Road, Chamblee.

Bring a blanket or folding chair and travel back to the '80s with tunes from Electric Avenue.

Movies in the Moonlight. 7:30-11 p.m. Friday, June 7. Free. Skyland Park, 2600 Skyland Drive, Brookhaven.

Relax as you and your family watch "How to Train Your Dragon: A Hidden World," which is the first in Brookhaven's Movies in the Moonlight series. Concessions will be available for purchase.

Dunwoody Restaurant Week gives you the chance to score specials as you try new or favorite restaurants.
Photo: From Dunwoody's Facebook page/For the AJC

Dunwoody Restaurant Week. Saturday, June 8-Saturday, June 15 at participating restaurants.

Dunwoody's eighth annual Restaurant Week gets underway Saturday, giving you the perfect chance to try a new restaurant or dish. Participating restaurants will offer specialty menus as well as prix fixe menus of $10, $15 or $25 for lunch and/or $20, $30 or $45 for dinner.

Sing! Noon-4 p.m. Saturday, June 8. Free. Decatur Bandstand, behind the Historic DeKalb Courthouse.

Music for all ages will be featured, including performances by choirs, instrumentalists and more. A community sing will wrap up the performances at 3:30 p.m.

North Fulton

Roswell Lavender Festival. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, June 8. Free admission. Grounds of Barrington Hall, 535 Barrington Drive, Roswell. 770-640-3855.

Celebrate all things lavender with demonstrations, live music from local bands, children's activities, yoga classes, shopping and more.

North Point Mall Carnival. 5-10:30 p.m. Friday, June 7, 1-11 p.m. Saturday, June 8 and Sunday, June 9. Wristbands $18 on weekdays and $22 on weekends, or buy tickets starting at four for $5. North Point Mall, 1000 North Point Circle, Alpharetta. 770-740-9273.

Head to the parking lot at JC Penney and the food court, where you and the kids can have a blast with 21 carnival rides, 15 games and four food wagons.

"Schoolhouse Rock Live!" 8 p.m. Friday, June 7 and 2 p.m. Saturday, June 8 and Sunday, June 9 plus additional dates. $17-$20. ACT1 Theater, Alpharetta Presbyterian Church, 180 Academy St., Alpharetta. 770-663-8989.

"Conjunction Junction, What's Your Function?' Enjoy selections from the 1970's cartoon series that taught history, math, grammar and other subjects through fun songs.

Balsam Range with the Atlanta Pops Ensemble. 8 p.m. Saturday, June 8. $30, with discounts for seniors, military and students. Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest St., Roswell. 770-594-6232.

Balsam Range, an award-winning bluegrass act, has partnered with the Atlanta Pops Orchestra Ensemble to create Mountain Overture, which merges the rustic with the symphonic.


Get festive all weekend long at the Peachtree Corners Festival in Gwinnett.
Photo: Courtesy of Peachtree Corners Festival, Inc./For the AJC

Peachtree Corners Festival. 7-10 p.m. Friday, June 7, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, June 8 and noon-5 p.m. Sunday, June 9. Free. 6075 The Corners Parkway, Peachtree Corners, Norcross. 770-367-3167.

The 9th annual festival features free concerts by Tom Petty and Fleetwood Mac tribute bands, arts and crafts vendors, food, a car show and children's activities.

"Wonder." 8 p.m. Friday, June 7. Free. Duluth Town Green, 3142 Hill St. NW., Duluth.

Watch "Wonder," starring Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson, outside on Duluth Town Green as part of the Flicks on the Bricks series. Kids can enjoy playing on inflatables before or after the movie.

Suwanee Jazz Festival. 6 p.m. Saturday, June 8. Free. Suwanee Town Center Park, 330 Town Center Ave., Suwanee.

Join in the fun at the second annual Suwanee Jazz Fest with solo and group jazz artists and plenty to eat and drink.

GrinningElk Atlanta Guitar Show. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, June 8 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, June 9. General admission $20, kids 12 and under free, VIP $200, Meet and Greet $70. Infinite Energy Forum, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth.

Browse your way through 50,000 square feet of sought-after guitars at GrinningElk, the largest guitar exhibition show in the Southeast.