A Dogwood is in full bloom during the 81st Annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival Saturday in Atlanta, Ga April 8, 2017. This year’s fest happens April 12-14.
Photo: Steve Schaefer/SPECIAL TO THE AJC
Photo: Steve Schaefer/SPECIAL TO THE AJC

Things to do in and around Atlanta: April 5-13

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.

Atlanta Film Festival. Through April 14. $10-$12 for individual screenings, $50 for opening and closing screenings, $125-$725 for badges. Various locations including Plaza Theatre, 1049 Ponce de Leon Ave., Atlanta and The Highland Inn, 644 N Highland Ave. NE, Atlanta. 404-352-4225, atlantafilmfestival.com.

»»RELATED: Read more about the Atlanta Film Festival, focusing on local productions

Downtown Seder Atlanta 2019 featuring David Broza, Speech (of Arrested Development), Ricky McKinnie (of Blind Boys of Alabama). 7 p.m. April 6. $70-$145. City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta. 404-946-3791, citywinery.com/atlanta.

The Sheep to Shawl event at the Atlanta History Center is one of many educational special events that is discounted to members.
Photo: Photo by Nicole Gallagher

Sheep to Shawl. A day of family fun that includes sheep shearing, wool dyeing, spinning and weaving, open-hearth cooking, blacksmithing, candle making, live music and more. 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. April 6. Included with general admission to the center: $21.50; $18.50 students and senior citizens; $9 ages 4-12. Atlanta History Center, 130 W. Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta. 404-814-4000, atlantahistorycenter.com.

Dad’s Garage Big Stupid Parking Lot Carnival. 1-6 p.m. April 6. $10; $55 with unlimited beer and carnival rides. Dad’s Garage, 569 Ezzard St. SE, Atlanta. dadsgarage.com.

Festival on Ponce. April 6-7. Free. Olmsted Linear Park, 1451 Ponce de Leon Ave., Atlanta. festivalonponce.com.

Atlanta Streets Alive. 2-6 p.m. April 7. Parade begins at the intersection of Peachtree Street and 16th Street at 1:30 p.m. atlantastreetsalive.com.

Atlanta Dogwood Festival. April 12-14. Free. Piedmont Park, along 10th Street and Piedmont Avenue, Atlanta. 404-817-6642, dogwood.org.

Big Shanty Festival. April 13-14. Free. Downtown Kennesaw, 2829 Cherokee St., Kennesaw. 770-423-1330, kennesaw-ga.gov.

Georgia Renaissance Festival. 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and Memorial Day. April 13-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.

Harold is a curious young boy who discovers his power to create anything he can imagine in the Center for Puppetry Arts' "Harold and the Purple Crayon."

PERFORMING ARTS

“Men With Money.” Set in an imagined 1950s Manhattan in which being gay is culturally accepted, the story follows three young bachelors, two gay and one straight, looking to marry their way from rags to riches. Through April 7. $20-$62. Aurora Theatre, 128 E. Pike St., Lawrenceville. 678-226-6222, auroratheatre.com.

»»REVIEW: Get the verdict on Aurora Theatre’s “Men With Money”

“Shenandoah.” The musical stars “American Idol” winner Taylor Hicks and “The X Factor” finalist Rachel Potter. Through April 7. $35-$70. Serenbe Playhouse, 10950 Hutchesons Ferry Road, Palmetto. 770-463-1110, serenbeplayhouse.com.

»»RELATED: Read Rodney Ho’s interview with “Shenandoah” star Taylor Hicks

“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”

“Angry, Raucous and Shamelessly Gorgeous.” This new Pearl Cleage play will premiere on the Alliance’s newly renovated Coca-Cola Stage. Through April 14. $10-$80. Alliance Theatre Company, Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. alliancetheatre.org.

“Secrets of a Soccer Mom.” Three women reluctantly take the field in a mothers vs. sons soccer game. Through April 14. $15-$33. Stage Door Players at North DeKalb Cultural Arts Center, 5339 Chamblee-Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody. 770-396-1726, stagedoorplayers.net.

“Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End.” Through April 14. $15-$35. Aurora Theatre, 128 E. Pike St., Lawrenceville. 678-226-6222, auroratheatre.com.

“Pipeline.” Nya Joseph is a dedicated, inner-city public high school teacher who she sends her only son to a private boarding school. Through April 21. $20-$45. Horizon Theatre, 1083 Austin Ave. NE, Atlanta. 404-584-7450, horizontheatre.com.

“Angry Fags.” Atlanta writer Topher Payne has updated his 2013 play for this new production. Through April 14. $15-$28. 7 Stages Theatre, 1105 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta. 404-523-7647, 7stages.org.

“The Tatischeff Café.” Theater Emory presents the premiere of John Ammerman’s homage to French filmmaker Jacques Tati. April 4-14. $15; $5 students. Mary Gray Munroe Theater, 605 Asbury Circle (in the Dobbs University Center on the Emory campus), Atlanta. 404-727-5050, theater.emory.edu.

Television and radio personality Faith Salie stars in  “Approval Junkie” at the Alliance Theatre. CONTRIBUTED BY SHARON SCHUSTER

“Approval Junkie.” A solo piece by TV and radio journalist Faith Salie. April 5-28. $20-$80. Alliance Theatre, Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 404-733-5000, alliancetheatre.org.

Tanz Farm presents “Black Hole: Trilogy and Triathlon.” 8:30 p.m. April 5-6. $25. Historic Rhodes Theatre, 62 S. Rhodes Center NW, Atlanta. gloatl.org.

Shen Yun. April 5-14. $85-$235. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. www.cobbenergycentre.com.

“I Love to Eat.” William S. Murphey plays culinary expert James Beard in the one-man comedy April 10-May 5. $15-$45. Theatrical Outfit, Balzer Theater at Herren’s, 84 Luckie St. NW, Atlanta. 678-528-1500, theatricaloutfit.org.

“Hamlet.” April 11-May 5. $15-$47. Atlanta Shakespeare Company, Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse, 499 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 404-874-5299, shakespearetavern.com.

“The Hero’s Wife.” April 11-May 5. $24-$38. Synchronicity Theatre, 1545 Peachtree St. (in the Peachtree Pointe complex), Atlanta. 404-484-8636, synchrotheatre.com.

Derek Hough. 8 p.m. April 12. $49.50-$85. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St., Atlanta. 404-881-2100, foxtheatre.org.

“Singin’ in the Rain.” April 12-28. $38-$68. Atlanta Lyric Theatre, Jennie T. Anderson Theatre (at the Cobb Civic Center), 548 S. Marietta Parkway, Marietta. 404-377-9948, atlantalyrictheatre.com.

Rosanne Cash, who three Grammy Awards for her 2014 album, “The River & the Thread,” performs at Center Stage in Atlanta on April 6. CONTRIBUTED

MUSIC

B2K. 8 p.m. April 4-5. $79.50-$286.50. State Farm Arena, 1 State Farm Drive, Atlanta. statefarmarena.com.

Guster. 8 p.m. April 5. $28.50-$55. Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St. NW, Atlanta. www.tabernacleatl.com.

John Prine. 8 p.m. April 5. $72.50-$102.50. Symphony Hall, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 404-733-5000, www.atlantasymphony.org.

Amanda Seales. 7 p.m. April 5. $35-$75. Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta. www.thebuckheadtheatreatl.com.

Dark Star Orchestra. April 5-6. $30-$35. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta. www.variety-playhouse.com.

Adventure Club. 8 p.m. April 6. $32.50-$50. Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St. NW, Atlanta. www.tabernacleatl.com.

Hungry Ear Coffeehouse. Heidi Pollyea, Cyndi Craven, Nancy Gerber, Margot Bernstein, and Rhonda Lashbrooks perform tunes from female singer-songwriters of the 1970s. $5 suggested donation at the door and canned goods for the Community Assistance Center (OurCAC.org) appreciated. BYOB (beer, wine and spirits welcome). Northwest Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 1025 Mt. Vernon Highway NW, Sandy Springs. nwuuc.org/hungry-ear.

Rosanne Cash. 8 p.m. April 6. $40-$65. Center Stage, 1374 W. Peachtree St., Atlanta. www.centerstage-atlanta.com.

Kodak Black, YNW Melly, 147 Calboy, Sniper Gang. 9 p.m. April 6. $42.50-$79.50. Coca-Cola Roxy, 800 Battery Ave., Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, www.cocacolaroxy.com.

Veil of Maya, Intervals. 5:30 p.m. April 6. $17.50. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

Gene Simmons and Kiss will bring the band’s farewell tour to State Farm Arena on April 7.

Kiss. 7:30 p.m. April 7. $29.50-$250. State Farm Arena, 1 State Farm Drive, Atlanta. statefarmarena.com.

Alec Benjamin. 8 p.m. April 7. $23-$26. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta. www.variety-playhouse.com.

Rival Sons. 7 p.m. April 9. $25. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

The Bouncing Souls. 6 p.m. April 10. $27.50. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

¿Teo? 7 p.m. April 10. $16. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

Todd Rundgren. 8 p.m. April 10-11. $39.75-$55.50. Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta. www.thebuckheadtheatreatl.com.

RaeLynn. 8 p.m. April 11. $38.50-$45. Coca-Cola Roxy, 800 Battery Ave., Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, www.cocacolaroxy.com.

Children of Bodom. 6 p.m. April 11. $25. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

The Plot in You. 7 p.m. April 11. $18. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

Bad Suns. 8 p.m. April 12. $20-$25. Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta. www.thebuckheadtheatreatl.com.

Joan Osborne. 8 p.m. April 12. $38-$50. City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta. 404-946-3791, citywinery.com/atlanta.

Inductee Joan Baez speaks onstage at the 32nd Annual Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony in 2017 in New York City. She’ll perform at Atlanta Symphony Hall on April 12.
Photo: Mike Coppola/Getty Images

Joan Baez. 8 p.m. April 12. $39.50-$125. Symphony Hall, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 404-733-5000, www.atlantasymphony.org.

Jamey Johnson. 8 p.m. April 12. $26.50-$76.50. Coca-Cola Roxy, 800 Battery Ave., Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, www.cocacolaroxy.com.

DMX. 8 p.m. April 12. $33-$45. Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St. NW, Atlanta. www.tabernacleatl.com.

Delta Sleep. 8:30 p.m. April 13. $15. Drunken Unicorn, 736 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta. thedrunkenunicorn.net.

Zomboy. 9 p.m. April 13. $25-$30. Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta. www.thebuckheadtheatreatl.com.

Framing Hanley. 7 p.m. April 13. $10-plus. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

Artist Fahamu Pecou unites contemporary commentary on endemic violence against black men with African spiritual traditions in his solo show "DO or DIE: Affect, Ritual, Resistance" which includes the work "The Return."
Photo: HANDOUT

VISUAL ARTS

“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.

2019 Atlanta Biennial: “A Thousand Tomorrows.” Through April 7. Free. Atlanta Contemporary, 535 Means St., Atlanta. 404-688-1970, atlantacontemporary.org.

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

Rocio Rodriguez: “Thirty Years on Paper.” Through April 6. $5-$8. Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, 75 Bennett St., Atlanta. mocaga.org.

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.

“Christopher Anderson: Approximate Joy” and “Mona Kuhn: She Disappeared Into Complete Silence.” Through April 6. Jackson Fine Art, 3115 E. Shadowlawn Ave. NE, Atlanta. jacksonfineart.com.

“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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