What to do in Atlanta | Aug. 19-26

Srija Vanam (left) dances during the 17th annual Festival of India at the Gwinnett Center in Duluth on Saturday, August 24, 2013. Sponsored by the India American Cultural Association and and other Indian community organizations, the festival included food, art and craft vendors, speakers on Indian culture and a dance and talent competition. JONATHAN PHILLIPS / SPECIAL

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Srija Vanam (left) dances during the 17th annual Festival of India at the Gwinnett Center in Duluth on Saturday, August 24, 2013. Sponsored by the India American Cultural Association and and other Indian community organizations, the festival included food, art and craft vendors, speakers on Indian culture and a dance and talent competition. JONATHAN PHILLIPS / SPECIAL

Pork, peaches, wine and beer are all on the menu at festivals in and around Atlanta and North Georgia this weekend, from downtown's Woodruff Park to Dahlonega.

FAIRS, FESTIVALS, ETC.

City of Kennesaw's Pigs & Peaches BBQ Festival. Aug. 21-22. Free. Adams Park, 2753 Watts Drive, Kennesaw. 770-422-9714, www.pigsandpeaches.com.

Festival of India. Commemorates India's freedom from the British, which happened in 1947. 11 a.m. Aug. 22. Gwinnett Convention Center, 6400  Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. www.gwinnettcenter.com.

Festival Peachtree Latino 2015. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Aug. 22.  Piedmont Park, 10th Street and Piedmont Avenue, Atlanta. www.festivalpeachtreelatino.com.

Dahlonega Wine Trail Weekend. Noon-5 p.m. Aug. 22; 12:30-5 p.m. Aug. 23. Weekend passports $30 per person, including a souvenir glass for the first 1,200 people. Dahlonega Visitors Center, 13 S. Park Street, Dahlonega. www.Dahlonega.org.

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Dog Show Off. 10:30 a.m. Aug. 22. Registration $25. Avalon, 2200 Avalon Blvd., Alpharetta. www.choa.orgwww.experienceavalon.com.

Meet the Past Festival: Margaret Mitchell. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 22. $8.50-$13. Margaret Mitchell House, 979 Crescent Ave. N.E., Atlanta. AtlantaHistoryCenter.com/Family.

12th Annual German Bierfest. 2-7 p.m. Aug. 22. $40; $35 in advance; $10 designated driver. Woodruff Park, 84 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. www.germanbierfest.com.

Health and Wellness Reggae Musik Festival. Noon-9 p.m. Aug. 23. Wren's Nest, 1050 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd., Atlanta. www.wrensnest.org/events_upcomingpast.php

The Don't Be A Bully Foundation & The Rolling Stampede Mustang Club Annual Charity Car/Bike Show. 12 p.m. Aug. 23. Free admission; $15 registration for entries. Jim R. Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Road, Marietta.www.dbabcarandbikeshow.eventbrite.com 

"Brain: The Inside Story." Through Aug. 23. $16-$18. Fernbank Museum of Natural History, 767 Clifton Road N.E. 404-929-6300, www.fernbankmuseum.org.

"Bruce Munro: Light in the Garden." A British artist famed for using light as an artistic medium, Munro will create six site-specific installations around the Atlanta Botanical Garden and its conservatories, some set to music. Runs through Oct. 3. $22.95, $15.95 ages 3-12 on Fridays-Saturdays; $19.95, $13.95 children on Wednesdays-Thursdays and Sundays. 1345 Piedmont Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 404-876-5859, atlantabotanicalgarden.org.

Hummingbird Banding Event. 8-11 a.m. Aug. 29. $5-$10. Smith-Gilbert Arboretum, 2382 Pine Mountain Road, Kennesaw. , www.smithgilbertgardens.com.

Grant Park Summer Shade Festival. Aug. 29-30. Grant Park, 840 Cherokee Ave. S.E,, Atlanta. www.summershadefestival.org.

"Frozen" Sing-along. Part of the Fox Theatre Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival. 1 p.m. Aug. 29. $10. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. foxtheatre.org.

PERFORMING ARTS

"Uprising." Through Aug. 23. $25-$35. Horizon Theatre Company, 1083 Austin Ave. N.E., Atlanta. www.horizontheatre.com.

" The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)." Through Aug. 23. $15-$39. Atlanta Shakespeare Company at the New American Shakespeare Tavern, 499 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. www.shakespearetavern.com.

"Memphis." The Tony-winning musical is a co-production with Theatrical Outfit. Through Aug. 30. $30-$65. Aurora Theatre, 128 East Pike St., Lawrenceville. 678-226-6222, www.auroratheatre.comRead our review.

The Essential Theatre Play Festival. "Lillian Likes It," by Joshua Mikel, and "The Old Ship of Zion," by Columbus native Natalia Naman, in repertory. Through Aug. 23. $10-$25. West End Performing Arts Center, 945 Ralph D. Abernathy Blvd., Atlanta. www.essentialtheatre.comRead our reviews of "Lillian Likes It" and "The Old Ship of Zion."

"The Tortoise, the Hare, & Other Aesop's Fables." Through Sept. 20. $16.50 Center for Puppetry Arts, 1404 Spring St. N.W., Atlanta. www.puppet.org.

"Mama Bear." Through Aug. 23. $17-$25. Out of Box Theatre, Artisan Resource Center, 585 Cobb Parkway S., SuiteA-1, Marietta. www.outofboxtheatre.com.

"Peter Pan." Presented by Atlanta Lyric Theatre. Through Aug. 30. $38-$58. Cobb County Civic Center, 548 S. Marietta Parkway, Marietta. atlantalyrictheatre.com.

"Motown: The Musical." Through Aug. 23. $50-$150. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. 1-855-285-8499, foxtheatre.org/motownRead our review here.

MUSIC

Jason Eklund, horn, John Warren, clarinet. 8 p.m. Aug. 19. Free. Bailey Performance Center, Kennesaw State University, 488 Prillaman Way N.W., Kennesaw. arts.kennesaw.edu/music.

A2Z Andrew the Only with New Fad Zoo. Aug. 20. Smith's Olde Bar – The Music Room. $8 in advance. Smith's Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Road N.E., Atlanta. 404-875-1522, www.smithsoldebar.com.

Brave Baby with Repeat Repeat. 8:30 p.m. Aug. 20. $8-$10. Vinyl, 1374 W. Peachtree St., Atlanta. www.centerstage-atlanta.com.

Scott Miller. 8 p.m. Aug. 20. $17-$20. Eddie Owen Presents at Red Clay Music Foundry, 3116 Main St., Duluth. 404-478-2749, www.eddieowenpresents.com.

Marty Stuart. 7:15 and 9:30 p.m. $35. Eddie's Attic, 515-B N. McDonough St., Decatur. eddiesattic.com.

Griffin House. 8 p.m. Aug. 21. $18-$21. Eddie Owen Presents at Red Clay Music Foundry, 3116 Main St., Duluth. 404-478-2749, www.eddieowenpresents.com.

John Hiatt. 8 p.m. Aug. 21. $46.50. Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave. N.E., Atlanta. www.concertsinthegarden.org.

Jackson County Line, Jason Kenny Band. 9 p.m. Aug. 21. $12-$15. Steve's Live Music, 234 Hildebrand Drive, Sandy Springs. 404-444-2334, www.steveslivemusic.com.

Douglas Cameron Orchestra. 8 p.m. Aug. 21. $20-$35. Earl Smith Strand Theatre, 117 North Park Square, Marietta. www.earlsmithstrand.org.

Alabama Shakes with Lee Baines III and the Glory Fires. 7 p.m. Aug. 21. $35-$45. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, 2200 Encore Parkway, Alpharetta. www.vzwamp.com.

Lyle Lovett & His Large Band. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 21. $29.50-$79.50. Chastain Park Amphitheatre, 4469 Stella Drive N.W., Atlanta. www.classicchastain.com.

Nathan Angelo with The Icarus Account and Taylor Mathews. Aug. 21. (Doors open at 8 p.m.) $10 in advance. Smith's Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Road N.E., Atlanta. 404-875-1522, www.smithsoldebar.com.

Luke Bryan with Randy Houser and Dustin Lynch. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 21 and Aug. 22. $39.75-$69.75. Philips Arena, 1 Philips Drive, Atlanta. www.philipsarena.com.

Air Supply. 8 p.m. Aug. 22. Chastain Park Amphitheater. $19.50-65.50. Chastain Park Amphitheatre, 4469 Stella Drive N.W., Atlanta. www.classicchastain.com.

Sweetwater Brewery Presents: Chattahoochee Riverkeeper Save the Hooch Night. With The Bitteroots, The Wayward Souls, The Space Time Travelers and Mason Lutz and the Fuzz. Aug. 22. $15 in advance; $100 VIP Tables. Smith's Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Road N.E., Atlanta. 404-875-1522, www.smithsoldebar.com.

The Yacht Rock Revival. 7 p.m. Aug. 22. $35; $60 VIP. The Meadow in Piedmont Park and Park Tavern, 500 10th St. N.E. Atlanta.www.parktavern.com.

Yes and Toto. 7 p.m. Aug. 22. $29.50-$89.50. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, 2200 Encore Parkway, Alpharetta. www.vzwamp.com.

Joshua Fletcher with Matt Hires, Trae Vedder. 8:30 p.m. Aug. 22. $10-$12. Vinyl, 1374 W. Peachtree St., Atlanta. www.centerstage-atlanta.com.

Departure: The Journey Tribute Band. 8 p.m. Aug. 22. $18. Earl Smith Strand Theatre, 117 North Park Square, Marietta. www.earlsmithstrand.org.

Dan Andriano and Jeff Rosenstock with Pet Symmetry. 7 p.m. Aug. 22. $13. The Masquerade, 695 North Ave. N.E., Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

High On Fire, Pallbearer, Lucifer, Venomous Maximus. 7 p.m. Aug. 22. $17. The Masquerade, 695 North Ave. N.E., Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

Summer Stars Concert: The Randall Bramblett Band. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 22. Free; tables $40. The Art Place - Mountain View, 3330 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. www.theartplace.us.

Michelle Malone, Eliot Bronson, Laurie Ray, Failing Acts of Society, Kristen Beach. 8 p.m. Aug. 22. $20. Eddie Owen Presents at Red Clay Music Foundry, 3116 Main St., Duluth. 404-478-2749,www.eddieowenpresents.com.

Tall Tall Trees. 8 p.m. Aug. 22. $25. Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest St., Roswell. www.roswellgov.com.

Marco Antonio Solis, Camila. 8 p.m. Aug. 22. $62-$182. Gwinnett Arena, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. www.gwinnettcenter.com.

Melissa Etheridge. 8 p.m. Aug. 22. $67.50. Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave. N.E., Atlanta. www.concertsinthegarden.org.

Billy Joel tribute The Stranger featuring Mike Santoro. 8 p.m. Aug. 22. Free. Newtown Park Amphitheater, 3150 Old Alabama Road, Johns Creek. www.JohnsCreekGA.gov.

The Australian Pink Floyd Show. 8 p.m. Aug. 23. $22.50-$45.50. Chastain Park Amphitheatre, 4469 Stella Drive N.W., Atlanta. www.classicchastain.com.

Sleepwalkers. Aug. 24. $8 in advance. Smith's Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Road N.E., Atlanta. 404-875-1522, www.smithsoldebar.com.

Billy Bob Thornton and the Boxmasters. 8 p.m. Aug. 24. $26-$36. The Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road N.E., Atlanta. www.thebuckheadtheatre.com.

Tamia. 8 p.m. Aug. 26. Sold out ($25-$35). Center Stage, 1374 W. Peachtree St., Atlanta. www.centerstage-atlanta.com.

O.A.R. with Allen Stone and Brynn Elliot. 7 p.m. Aug. 25. $19.50-$35.50. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, 2200 Encore Parkway, Alpharetta. www.vzwamp.com.

Gladys Knight and the O'Jays. 8 p.m. Aug. 25. $45-$75. Chastain Park Amphitheatre, 4469 Stella Drive N.W., Atlanta. www.classicchastain.com.

Under the Sun Tour featuring Sugar Ray, Better Than Ezra, Uncle Kracker and Eve 6. 7 p.m. Aug. 26. $29.50-$49.50. Chastain Park Amphitheatre, 4469 Stella Drive N.W., Atlanta. www.classicchastain.com.

Tamia. 8 p.m. Aug. 26. $25-$35. Center Stage, 1374 W. Peachtree St., Atlanta. www.centerstage-atlanta.com.

MODOC. Aug. 27. $8 in advance.  Smith's Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Road N.E., Atlanta. 404-875-1522, www.smithsoldebar.com.

Kacey Musgraves, Humming House. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 27. Sold out ($36-$38). The Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road N.E., Atlanta. www.thebuckheadtheatre.com.

Asha Bhosle, Talat Aziz. 8 p.m. Aug. 28. $41.20-$114.90. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. 1-855-285-8499, foxtheatre.org.

The Mavericks, Los Lobos. 8 p.m. Aug. 28. $45. Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave. N.E., Atlanta. www.concertsinthegarden.org.

Melissa Ferrick. 7 and 9:30 p.m. Aug. 28. $23.50-$28.50. Eddie's Attic, 515-B N. McDonough St., Decatur. eddiesattic.com.

Boyz II Men with Bell Biv Devoe. 8 p.m. Aug. 28. $35.50-$89.50. Chastain Park Amphitheatre, 4469 Stella Drive N.W., Atlanta. www.classicchastain.com.

Planet of the Abts featuring members of Gov't Mule. Aug. 28. $12 in advance.  Smith's Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Road N.E., Atlanta. 404-875-1522, www.smithsoldebar.com.

Lily Rose and Trey Broussard with David Cone. Aug. 29. $8 in advance. Smith's Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Road N.E., Atlanta. 404-875-1522, www.smithsoldebar.com.

Rick Springfield with Loverboy and the Romantics. 7 p.m. Aug. 29. $29.50-$79.50. Chastain Park Amphitheatre, 4469 Stella Drive N.W., Atlanta. www.classicchastain.com.

Keb' Mo'. Aug. 29. $25-$75. Symphony Hall, Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. 404-733-4900, www.atlantasymphony.org.

Grown Folks Music Festival. With Deniece Williams, Ken Ford and Glenn Jones. 6 p.m. Aug. 29. Mable House Amphitheatre, 5239 Floyd Road, Mableton. www.grownfolksmusicfestival.com.

Imagine Music Festival. Aug. 29-30. $89-$299. Historic Fourth Ward Park and the Masquerade Music Park, North and N. Angier avenues, Atlanta. imaginefestival.com.

VISUAL ARTS

"The Waters and the Wild": Alen MacWeeney Photographs of Ireland. Includes images inspired by the poetry of W.B. Yeats. Aug. 22-Jan. 3. $6-$8. Michael C. Carlos Museum, 571 S. Kilgo Circle N.E., Atlanta. www.carlos.emory.edu.

"Outside In." Graffiti artists with an Atlanta connection. Through Sept. 25. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays; noon-5 p.m. Saturdays. Free. Mason Fine Art, 415 Plasters Ave., Atlanta. 404-879-1500, www.masonfineartandevents.com. Read our review here.

"Chinese Master Artist I-Hsiung Ju." Through Oct. 18. $12; $10 senior citizens, students and military; free for kids under 10. Millennium Gate Museum, 395 17th St. N.W., Atlanta. 404-881-0900, www.thegateatlanta.com. Read our review here.

"Filming the Camps, John Ford, Samuel Fuller, George Stevens: From Hollywood to Nuremberg." Through Nov. 20. $16.50 adults, $13 seniors 65+, students 13+, $11 youth 4-12, free for members and children under 4. Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry Road, NW. 404-814-4000, www.atlantahistorycenter.comRead our review here.

"Alex Katz, This Is Now." Through Sept. 6. $19.50, adults; $16.50, students and seniors; $12, ages 6-17; free, children 5 and younger and members. High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. 404-733-4444, www.high.orgRead our review of "Alex Katz, This Is Now" here.

"Seriously Silly! The Art & Whimsy of Mo Willems." Through Jan. 10. $12-$19.50. High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. high.orgRead more about Mo Willems here.

"Los Trompos" ("The Spinning Tops"). An installation from Mexican designers Ignacio Cadena and Héctor Esrawe featuring more than 40 three-dimensional, larger-than-life tops/rides in a variety of colors and shapes. Through Nov. 29. Free. Outside the High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. www.high.orgRead more about Los Trompos here.

"Bobby Jones: The Game of Life." Through Nov. 30. Free. Schatten Gallery at the Robert Woodruff Library, Emory University, 540 Asbury Circle, Atlanta. web.library.emory.edu 

"Bodies … The Exhibition." Ongoing. $16-$24. Premier Exhibition Center at Atlantic Station, 265 18th St., Atlanta. 866-866-8265, www.atlanticstation.com.