A view of the food court at Ponce City Market.

Things to do in and around Atlanta on Wednesday May 30

Enjoy a range of mid-week events including the local premiere of a beloved gospel musical to a (possible) rainy-day run.


This gospel musical exploring African-American history and identity is now showing at the Southwest Arts Center. The play follows six black women in the South whose life experiences are woven into their hats. When the central character, Yolanda arrives in the South from Chicago after the death of her brother she gains strength from the stories of women in her circle and their connection to their headwear. Crowns. Through June 10. $25. Southwest Arts Center, 915 New Hope Road, Atlanta. 404-505-3224. www.dominonent.org.


In conjunction with General Assembly, the Atlanta Design Festival brings together architect/photographer Blake Burton and historian Jerry Hancock to discuss how they documented the adaptive reuse of the former Sears, Roebuck & Company warehouse into Ponce City Market. Signed copies of their book, Ponce City Market: The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of Atlanta’s Largest Building will be available for purchase. The History of Ponce City Market. 6:30 - 9 p.m. May 30. Free. General Assembly, 675 Ponce de Leon Avenue NE, 2nd floor, Atlanta.  https://generalassemb.ly/.


Join West Stride on the last Wednesday of the month for a 3-mile loop around the neighborhoods starting at Red Brick Brewing Co. Runners will have the chance to demo the latest Ride ISO shoes and other Saucony bestsellers. After the run, anyone with money and ID can enjoy brews from Red Brick. Runners get 50 percent off their bar tab. Event is rain or shine. Red Brick Run. 6:30 - 8 p.m. May 30. Free. Red Brick Brewing Co., 2323 Defoor Hills Rd NW, Atlanta. 404-467-1010. www.weststride.com.

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