A noble knight stabs a bail of hay with her sword as she rides by during the 34th annual Georgia Renaissance Festival in Fairburn on Saturday, April 20, 2019. STEVE SCHAEFER / SPECIAL TO THE AJC

Things to do in and around Atlanta: April 26-May 4

FAIRS, FESTIVALS, ETC.

“Cyclorama: The Big Picture.” Featuring the fully restored cyclorama painting “The Battle of Atlanta.” $9-$21.50. Atlanta History Center, 130 W. Paces Ferry Road NW, Atlanta. 404-814-4000, atlantahistorycenter.com.

»»RELATED: Check out our podcast on the restoration of the Cyclorama

“Barbecue Nation.” Through Sept. 29. $9-$21.50. Atlanta History Center, 130 W. Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta. 404-814-4000, atlantahistorycenter.com.

Georgia Renaissance Festival. 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and Memorial Day. Through June 2. $20-$24; $10-$12 ages 6-12, free for ages 5 and younger. 6905 Virlyn B. Smith Road, Fairburn. 770-964-8575, garenfest.com.

Inman Park Festival. 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. April 27; 11 a.m.-7 p.m. April 28. Festival admission is free. Tour of homes preview: noon-4 p.m. April 26. Tour of Homes: noon-6 p.m. April 27-28. $20-$25. 770-635-3711, inmanparkfestival.org.

Smyrna Spring Jonquil Festival. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. April 27, noon-5 p.m. April 28. Free. Village Green, 2800 King St., Smyrna. 770-423-1330, smyrnaga.gov.

Bear on the Square Mountain Festival. April 27-28. On the square in downtown Dahlonega. www.bearonthesquare.org.

Swing Into Spring Festival. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. May 4. Starr Park, 803 Forest Parkway, Forest Park. 404-363-2908, forestparkga.org.

Cars & ‘Q for the Cause. It’s the 10th year for this barbecue and auto show to benefit the Georgia Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. 4-7 p.m. May 4. Tickets include dinner. $30-$50; under age 8 free. Choate Construction, 8200 Roberts Drive, Atlanta. www.carsnq.com.

Snellville Days Festival. May 4-5. Free. Briscoe Park, 2500 Sawyer Parkway, Snellville. 770-985-3535, snellvilledays.org.

Canton Festival of the Arts. May 4-5. Brown Park, 270 E. Marietta St., Canton. cantonartfestival.com.

May-retta Daze. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. May 4; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. May 5. Free. Glover Park at Historic Marietta Square, 50 N. Park Square NE, Marietta. 770-794-5601, mariettaga.gov.

Rachel Sorsa and Chase Peacock co-star in the musical “Bullets Over Broadway” at Georgia Ensemble Theatre. CONTRIBUTED BY CASEY GARDNER
Photo: For the AJC

PERFORMING ARTS

“Dear Evan Hansen.” Through April 27. $59-$239; very few tickets are available. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St., Atlanta. 855-285-8499, foxtheatre.org.

»»RELATED: Why we’re all so fascinated with “Evan Hansen’

“Harold and the Purple Crayon.” Through May 26. $25. Center for Puppetry Arts, 1404 Spring St. NW, Atlanta. puppet.org.

“Falsettos.” When Marvin leaves his wife Trina for a guy named Whizzer, they all determine to salvage something from the resulting fallout to form a new kind of family. Through April 28. $20-$45. Actor’s Express, 887 W. Marietta St., Atlanta. 404-607-7469, actors-express.com.

»»REVIEW: Get the verdict on the Actor’s Express production of “Falsettos”

“Approval Junkie.” A solo piece by TV and radio journalist Faith Salie. Through April 28. $20-$80. Alliance Theatre, Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 404-733-5000, alliancetheatre.org.

“I Love to Eat.” William S. Murphey plays culinary expert James Beard in the one-man comedy. Through May 5. $15-$45. Theatrical Outfit, Balzer Theater at Herren’s, 84 Luckie St. NW, Atlanta. 678-528-1500, theatricaloutfit.org.

»»REVIEW: Get the verdict on Theatrical Outfit’s “I Love to Eat”

“Hamlet.” Through May 5. $15-$47. Atlanta Shakespeare Company, Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse, 499 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 404-874-5299, shakespearetavern.com.

“The Hero’s Wife.” Through May 5. $24-$38. Synchronicity Theatre, 1545 Peachtree St. (in the Peachtree Pointe complex), Atlanta. 404-484-8636, synchrotheatre.com.

“Bullets Over Broadway: The Musical.” Based on the film by Woody Allen. Through April 28. $33-$52. Georgia Ensemble Theatre at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest St., Roswell. get.org.

»»REVIEW: Get the verdict on Georgia Ensemble Theatre’s “Bullets Over Broadway”

“You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown.” A family-friendly musical based on Charles Schulz’s classic comic characters. Through April 27. $25. Lyric Studio on the Square, 12 Powder Springs St., Marietta. mariettatheatre.com.

“Singin’ in the Rain.” Through April 28. $38-$68. Atlanta Lyric Theatre, Jennie T. Anderson Theatre (at the Cobb Civic Center), 548 S. Marietta Parkway, Marietta. 404-377-9948, atlantalyrictheatre.com.

“Footloose.” Presented by Theatre Buford. Through April 28. $30-$35. Buford Community Center, 2200 Buford Highway, Buford. 770-945-6762, bufordcommunitycenter.com.

“Bright Star.” Musical by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell. Through April 28. $15-$18. Elm Street Cultural Arts, City Center Auditorium, 8534 Main St., Woodstock. elmstreetarts.org.

Emory Dance Company: “eight.” New works by emerging student choreographers. April 25-27. $6-$10. The Dance Studio of the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, 1700 N. Decatur Road, Atlanta.404-727-5050, dance.emory.edu.

Kathleen Madigan. 8 p.m. April 26-27. $35-$49.50. Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta. www.thebuckheadtheatreatl.com.

Musicals by Moonlight: “In the Heights.” Aurora Theatre presents a free outdoor performance of the Lin-Manuel Miranda musical. 6:30 p.m. April 27. Free. Lawrenceville Lawn, 210 Luckie St., Lawrenceville. auroratheatre.com.

Tenor Mario Chang performs the role of Alfredo in “La Traviata.”
Photo: For the AJC

Atlanta Opera: “La Traviata.” April 27 and 30, May 3 and 5. $38-$134. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. www.cobbenergycentre.com.

“Ride the Cyclone.” The Saint Cassian High School Chamber Choir’s ride on the Cyclone roller coaster ends with their to their tragic demise. A mechanical fortune teller invites each to tell the story of a life interrupted, with a special prize for the winner. May 1-26. $25-$85. Alliance Theatre at the Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. 404-733-4650, alliancetheatre.org.

“Love & Money.” Determined to donate almost everything she owns before her death, wealthy widow Cornelia Cunningham’s plan hits a snag when an ambitious young man arrives to claim his alleged inheritance. May 2-19. $25-$31. ART Station, 5384 Manor Drive, Stone Mountain. artstation.org.

“Native Gardens.” Neighbors clash in a dazzling new comedy about a battle for the backyard. May 2-June 2. $20-$50. Aurora Theatre, 128 E. Pike St., Lawrenceville. 678-226-6222, auroratheatre.com.

“Billy Elliot.” Tony Award-winning musical based on the hit film features a score by Elton John. May 3-12. City Springs Theatre at the Byers Theatre (at the Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center), 1 Galambos Way, Sandy Springs. 404-477-4365, cityspringstheatre.com.

“The Secretaries.” A new employee discovers that something is a little off about the members of the secretarial pool in this horror comedy, which explores the cultural expectations of femininity. May 1-26. $15-$25. Out Front Theatre, 999 Brady Ave., Atlanta. 404-448-2755, outfronttheatre.com.

MUSIC

Okilly Dokilly. 7 p.m. April 26. $15. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

NCT 127. 8 p.m. April 26. Sold out. Coca-Cola Roxy, 800 Battery Ave., Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, www.cocacolaroxy.com.

Dance Gavin Dance. 6 p.m. April 26. $23. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

City Winery Cabaret. 8 p.m. April 26. $20-$25. City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta. 404-946-3791, citywinery.com/atlanta.

In this undated handout supplied by Kensington Palace, cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, who performed Saturday, May 19, 2018, at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, poses for a photograph.
Photo: Lars Borges/Kensington Palace via Getty Images

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason joins the orchestra for Elgar’s Cello Concerto. April 26-28. $22-$98. Symphony Hall, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 404-733-5000, www.atlantasymphony.org.

Fantastic Negrito. 7 p.m. April 26. $18. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

Atlanta All‐Day Sacred Harp Singing. 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. April 27. Free. Rock Spring Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 1824 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. www.AtlantaSacredHarp.org.

The Johns Creek Chorale and Tapestry Women’s Chorus: “Walt’s Vault.” Celebrating music from Disney movies including “Beauty and the Beast,” “The Lion King,” and “Frozen.” 5 p.m. April 27. $10-$15. Johns Creek United Methodist Church, 11180 Medlock Bridge Road, Johns Creek. thejohnscreekchorale.com.

Freddy & Francine. 8 p.m. April 27. $25. Deer Hollow in Serenbe, 8455 Atlanta Newnan Road, Chattahoochee Hills. www.chatthillsmusic.com.

Over the Rhine. 8 p.m. April 27. $30-$40. City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta. 404-946-3791, citywinery.com/atlanta.

Of Montreal. 9 p.m. April 27. $23-$26. Terminal West, 887 W. Marietta St. NW, Atlanta. 404-876-5566, terminalwestatl.com.

Johnny Marr. 8 p.m. April 27. $29. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta. www.variety-playhouse.com.

Singer/poet Kodac Harrison will celebrate his 70th birthday with a show at Smith’s Olde Bar on April 27.
Photo: Allen Sullivan / AJC

Kodac Harrison. Atlanta musician and poet celebrates his 70th birthday with retrospective concert that revisits his long career and celebrates the release of a new two-CD set called “In Too Deep 2.” Expect lots of special guests. 6 p.m. April 27. $15; $10 in advance. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com.

Falling In Reverse, Ice Nine Kills, From Ashes to New, New Years Day. 7 p.m. April 28. $27.50-$35. Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta. www.thebuckheadtheatreatl.com.

Sidhu Moose Wala. 8 p.m. April 28. $40. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

Radney Foster. 8 p.m. April 28. $22.50-$25. Eddie’s Attic, 515-B N. McDonough St., Decatur. 1-877-987-6487, eddiesattic.com.

Hellogoodbye. 7 p.m. April 29. $15. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

Health. 7 p.m. April 30. $20. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

King Dude. 9:30 p.m. April 30. $13-$15. Drunken Unicorn, 736 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta. thedrunkenunicorn.net.

Indigo Girls. 8 p.m. April 30. Sold out. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta. www.variety-playhouse.com.

FJK. 8:30 p.m. May 1. $30-$35. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta. www.variety-playhouse.com.

Liz Phair  comes to Terminal West on May 2. Robb Cohen Photography & Video /www.RobbsPhotos.com
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Liz Phair. 8 p.m. May 2. $26-$29. Terminal West, 887 W. Marietta St. NW, Atlanta. 404-876-5566, terminalwestatl.com.

Shaky Knees Music Festival. May 3-5. Three-day general admission $189; single-day general admission $99; VIP tickets available. Central Park, 311 North Ave. NE, Atlanta. shakykneesfestival.com.

»»RELATED: Don’t miss our guide to navigating the Shaky Knees Fest

Yacht Rock Revue (“Purple Rain”). 8 p.m. May 3. $20-$55. Coca-Cola Roxy, 800 Battery Ave., Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, www.cocacolaroxy.com.

Smino. 8 p.m. May 3. $25-$35. Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta. www.thebuckheadtheatreatl.com.

Fidlar. 11 p.m. May 3. $24-$26. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta. www.variety-playhouse.com.

Rev. Al Green plays the Fox Theatre on May. 3.
Photo: Patrick Semansky/AP

Al Green. 8 p.m. May 3. $50.50-$130.50. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St., Atlanta. 404-881-2100, foxtheatre.org.

Hillsong United. 7:30 p.m. May 3. $28.50-$78.50. State Farm Arena, 1 State Farm Drive, Atlanta. statefarmarena.com.

Riverside. 8 p.m. May 3. $22-$28. City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta. 404-946-3791, citywinery.com/atlanta.

India Arie. 8 p.m. May 3. $39.50-$95.50. Symphony Hall, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 404-733-5000, www.atlantasymphony.org.

Garbage. 8 p.m. May 3. $37-$67.50. Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St. NW, Atlanta. www.tabernacleatl.com.

British quintet Idles will play a late night show at the EARL after an afternoon slot at the Shaky Knees Music Festival on May 3.
Photo: Tom Ham

Idles, Fontaines D.C. 11 p.m. May 3. Sold out. The EARL, 488 Flat Shoals Ave. SE, Atlanta. www.badearl.com.

Deerhunter. 11 p.m. May 4. Sold out. The EARL, 488 Flat Shoals Ave. SE, Atlanta. www.badearl.com.

Parkway Drive, Killswitch Engine. 6:30 p.m. May 4. $34.50-$49.50. Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St. NW, Atlanta. www.tabernacleatl.com.

Eric Roberson. 7 and 10 p.m. May 4; 7 p.m. May 5. $40-$50. City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta. 404-946-3791, citywinery.com/atlanta.

VISUAL ARTS

“Twilight Living.” Works by Atlanta photographer Sarah Hobbs. Through May 11. Free. Hathaway Gallery, 887 Howell Mill Road, NW, Suite 200, 470.428.2061, hathawaygallery.com.

“Louder than Words.” Works that focus on conveying ideas and meaning through nonverbal means. Through May 5. Free. Bernard A. Zuckerman Museum of Art, 492 Prillaman Way, Kennesaw. 470-578-3223, arts.kennesaw.edu/zuckerman.

Frank Sharp: “Australia & New Zealand.” Photos from down under by local photographer Frank Sharp. Through April 30. Tucker-Reid H. Cofer Library, 5234 Lavista Road, Tucker. dekalblibrary.org/branches/tuck.

Frank Sharp: “Panama Caribbean Trip.” Through June 6. Pinckneyville Park Community Center, 4650 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, Berkeley Lake. bit.ly/PinckneyvilleRecCenter.

Fahamu Pecou: “Do or Die: Affect, Ritual, Resistance.” Through April 28. $6-$8. Michael C. Carlos Museum, 571 S. Kilgo Circle NE, Atlanta. carlos.emory.edu.

“Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: World of Myth and Magic.” Explore how Jim Henson, Brian Froud, Frank Oz and others created “The Dark Crystal’s” mythical world of Thra. Museum admission is $12.50, but it’s free with a ticket to the Center’s Family Series shows. Center for Puppetry Arts, 1404 Spring St. NW, Atlanta. www.puppet.org.

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