April 18, 2019 Cleveland - Aerial photo of Yonah Mountain Vineyards where solar panels (foreground right) were installed in Cleveland on Wednesday, April 18, 2019. Yonah Mountain Vineyards is the first winery in Georgia to implement a major solar power initiative with the goal of countering its carbon footprint. It is currently the only winery in the Southeast with a program of this size generating at least 60% of its total annual energy usage. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM
Photo: HYOSUB SHIN / AJC
Photo: HYOSUB SHIN / AJC

Things to do in and around Atlanta: Aug. 16-24

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.

Piedmont Park Arts Festival. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 17; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 18. Free. Piedmont Park, 1071 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta. piedmontparkartsfestival.com.

Taste of Johns Creek. Sample bites from more than 25 local restaurants. 4-9 p.m. Aug. 17. Free admission; samples $1-$4. Chattahoochee High School, 5230 Taylor Road, Johns Creek. tasteofjohnscreek.fun.

16th Annual German Bierfest. 2-7 p.m. Aug. 24. $35. Woodruff Park, 70 Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta. germanbierfest.com.

Summer Shade Festival. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Aug. 24; 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Aug. 25. Free. Grant Park, 840 Cherokee Ave. SE, Atlanta. summershadefestival.org.

Springer Mountain Farms Southern Wing Showdown. 1-5 p.m. Aug. 25. $55-$75. The Fairmont, 1429 Fairmont Ave. NW, Atlanta. southernwingshowdown.com.

ATL Wine + Spirits Fest. 6-10 p.m. Aug. 24. $49-$59. The Promenade at Piedmont Park, 1320 Monroe Drive NE, Atlanta. atlwineandspiritsfest.com.

Crush Fest Food & Wine Festival. Yonah Mountain Vineyards, a 197-acre family winery, will celebrate the 10th anniversary of its annual celebration of the harvest season, as the winery celebrates with wine tastings, live music, food trucks, an artisan market and the Festival’s signature event – a traditional barefoot grape stomping. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Aug. 24. $45; $40 in advance; general admission without the wine tastings is $25 and children under 16 are admitted for free. Yonah Mountain Vineyards, 1717 Ga. 255 S., Cleveland. yonahmountainvineyards.com.

Atlanta Tacos & Margs Crawl. Participating venues include City Tap Atlanta, Takorea, MidiCi, Taco Mac and more. Venues will have live entertainment and professional photography, and guests can download the event’s app to win giveaways. VIP tickets include early entry, access to an unlimited taco bar for an hour and margarita tastings. Noon Aug. 24. $19.99; $49.99 for VIP. 848 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. barcrawlnation.com/atlanta.

Slow Food Atlanta’s Ice Cream Social. The flavors will feature seasonal ingredients grown by local farmers from the Peachtree Road Farmers Market. Remember to bring your own spoon. 1-2:30 p.m. Aug. 24. $20; $25 at the door; $5 for children and $10 at the door. Cathedral of St. Philip, 2744 Peachtree Road NW, Atlanta. slowfoodatlanta.org/icecreamsocial.

Festival Peachtree Latino. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Aug. 25. Free. Piedmont Park, 400 Park Drive NE, Atlanta. festivalpeachtreelatinoatl.com.

Kevin Harry (in foreground) appears among the cast of the Actor’s Express musical “Head Over Heels.” CONTRIBUTED BY CASEY GARDNER PHOTOGRAPHY
Photo: For the AJC

PERFORMING ARTS

“The True Story of Pocahontas.” Through Sept. 1. $13-$25. Serenbe Playhouse, 8420 Atlanta Newnan Road, Chattahoochee Hills. serenbeplayhouse.com.

“Hair.” Serenbe Playhouse brings back this production to mark the 50th anniversary of Woodstock. Through Aug. 18. $35-$60. The Wildflower Meadow, 10950 Hutchesons Ferry Road, Chattahoochee Hills. serenbeplayhouse.com.

»»RELATED: Check out our review of Serenbe Playhouse’s “Hair”

“Sweet Water Taste.” Elijah Beckford, a prominent southern black undertaker, approaches his wealthy white cousin, Charlie Beckford, and demands to be buried in the “family cemetery.” Through Aug. 25. $27-$35. Horizon Theatre, 1083 Austin Ave. NE, Atlanta. horizontheatre.com.

“Head Over Heels.” This musical romp, featuring the songs of the Go-Gos and Belinda Carlisle, follows the royal family of mythical Arcadia on a madcap journey to save their kingdom. Through Aug. 25. $20-$40. Actor’s Express, 887 W. Marietta St., Atlanta. 404-607-7469, actors-express.com.

»»RELATEDRead our review of “Head Over Heels”

"Spring Awakening." The Tony Award-winning coming-of-age musical. Through Aug. 24. $18-$24. OnStage Atlanta, 3041 N. Decatur Road, Scottdale. onstageatlanta.com.

“Children of Eden.” This musical about love, family and the power of forgiveness revisits the book of Genesis with music by Stephen Schwartz. Through Sept. 1. $24-$60. Aurora Theatre, 128 E. Pike St., Lawrenceville. 678-226-6222, auroratheatre.com.

"Entertaining Lesbians." Out of Box kicks off its Beta Test Series with a developmental production of a new play by Topher Payne. Through Aug. 17. $15.90-$23.32. 585 Cobb Parkway S., Suite C-1, Marietta. outofboxtheatre.com.

“Br’er Cotton.” A topical drama about race from Vanguard Repertory Company. 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays; 2:30 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays. Through Aug. 18. $25. Windmill Arts Center, 2823 Church St., East Point. 470-588-6244, vanguardrep.com.

“Grounded.” A one-woman show presented by Atlanta Theatre Club. Through August 17. $22. 8 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays. 7 Stages. 1105 Euclid Ave. (in Little Five Points), Atlanta. 404-523-7647, atlantatheatreclub.com/grounded.

“Babyshower for the Antichrist” and “Slaying Holofernes.” In rotating repertory through Aug. 25. $10-$25. Essential Theatre at West End Performing Arts Center, 945 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd. SW, Atlanta. essentialtheatre.com.

Theo Von. 7 and 9:30 p.m. Aug. 16. $28-$38. Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St. NW, Atlanta. www.tabernacleatl.com.

"The Wiggles" are touring the U.S. this summer, its biggest U.S. tour in six years.

MUSIC

Loose Ends. 8 p.m. Aug. 16; 7 and 10 p.m. Aug. 17. $35-$50. City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta. 404-946-3791, citywinery.com/atlanta.

Ace Frehley. 8:30 p.m. Aug. 16. $38-$63. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta. www.variety-playhouse.com.

Shawn James. 7 p.m. Aug. 16. $15. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

21 Savage. 9 p.m. Aug. 16. $55-$70. Coca-Cola Roxy, 800 Battery Ave., Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, www.cocacolaroxy.com.

Domani. 8 p.m. Aug. 16. $15-$18. Aisle 5, 1123 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta. aisle5atl.com.

Social Distortion & Flogging Molly. 6 p.m. Aug. 17. $49.50-$95. Coca-Cola Roxy, 800 Battery Ave., Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, www.cocacolaroxy.com.

Jeffrey Osborne, Jody Watley. 7 p.m. Aug. 17. $46-$66. Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre, 5239 Floyd Road, Mableton. mablehouse.org.

Reza: Edge of Illusion. 3 p.m. Aug. 18. $39-$59. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. www.cobbenergycentre.com.

The Wiggles. 6:30 p.m. Aug. 19. $40. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. www.cobbenergycentre.com.

Heart, Brandi Carlile, Elle King. 7 p.m. Aug. 19. $29.50-$350. Ameris Bank Amphitheatre, 2200 Encore Parkway, Alpharetta. livenation.com.

Live, Bush. 7 p.m. Aug. 20. $69.50. Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park, 4469 Stella Drive, Atlanta. livenation.com.

Gavin DeGraw. 8 p.m. Aug. 20. $37.50-$47.50. Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta. www.thebuckheadtheatreatl.com.

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

Lianne La Havas. 8 p.m. Aug. 20. $37.50-$40. Terminal West, 887 W. Marietta St. NW, Atlanta. 404-876-5566, terminalwestatl.com.

Backstreet Boys. 8 p.m. Aug. 21. $29-$125. State Farm Arena, 1 State Farm Drive, Atlanta. statefarmarena.com.

Bobaflex. 8:30 p.m. Aug. 21. $12. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com.

The Smashing Pumpkins, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds. 7 p.m. Aug. 21. $39.50 and up. Ameris Bank Amphitheatre, 2200 Encore Parkway, Alpharetta. livenation.com.

Summer Cannibals. 7 p.m. Aug. 21. $10. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

Mac Sabbath. 7 p.m. Aug. 21. $18. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

The Raconteurs. 8 p.m. Aug. 21-22. $59.50-$104.50. Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St. NW, Atlanta. www.tabernacleatl.com.

Pedro the Lion, mewithoutYou. 8 p.m. Aug. 22. $25-$30. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta. www.variety-playhouse.com.

Double Vision Revisited with Bob James, David Sanborn and Marcus Miller. 8 p.m. Aug. 22. $33-$63. Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park, 4469 Stella Drive, Atlanta. livenation.com.

Queen + Adam Lambert. 8 p.m. Aug. 22. $59.50-$195. State Farm Arena, 1 State Farm Drive, Atlanta. statefarmarena.com.

The Molly Ringwalds. 8 p.m. Aug. 23. $17.50-$20. Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta. www.thebuckheadtheatreatl.com.

Jeezy. 9 p.m. Aug. 23. $63. Coca-Cola Roxy, 800 Battery Ave., Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, www.cocacolaroxy.com.

Dionne Warwick will vist the Fox with Peabo Bryson and Deniece Williams in August 2019. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Dionne Warwick, Peabo Bryson, Deniece Williams. 8 p.m. Aug. 23. $74-$204. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St., Atlanta. 404-881-2100, foxtheatre.org.

Marco Antonio Solis. 8 p.m. Aug. 24. $39.50-$129. Infinite Energy Arena, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. infiniteenergycenter.com.

Mike Farris. 8 p.m. Aug. 24. $25. Under the Stars in Serenbe, 837 Middleton Way, Chattahoochee Hills. chatthillsmusic.com.

A Pale Horse Named Death. 7 p.m. Aug. 24. $13. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

5th Annual Streetzfest with 2 Chainz. The lineup also includes Jacquees, Yella Beezy, Megan Thee Stallion, Money Bagg Yo, Lightskin Keisha, Lil Keed, Trouble, Saweetie, Skooly, YFN Lucci, Pop Lord, Flipp Dinero. 6 p.m. Aug. 24. $31-$130. Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood, 2002 Lakewood Way, Atlanta. livenation.com.

Googoosh & Martik. 8:30 p.m. Aug. 24. $55-$175. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. www.cobbenergycentre.com.

Lil Duval. 8 p.m. Aug. 24. $49.50-$65. Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St. NW, Atlanta. www.tabernacleatl.com.

Red Zeppelin. 9:30 p.m. Aug. 24. $10. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com.

Truckstop Confidential, Boxcar Radio, Slim Chance & the Convicts. 9:30 p.m. Aug. 24. $8. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com.

VISUAL ARTS

“Finster Forward: Art by Howard Finster and the Finster Fest Artists He Inspires.” Curated by Howard Pousner, the longtime Atlanta arts writer and editor who has organized the Finster Fest artist market since 2017. Through Aug. 21. Main Street Gallery, 51 N. Main St., Clayton. 706-782-2440, www.mainstreetgallery.net.

“Refuge or Refusal.” Created by the Museum of History and Holocaust Education at Kennesaw State University in 2018, this exhibit is a view into five key moments which emerged as turning points in U.S. immigration policy. Through Sept. 12. Free. Clarkston Library, 951 N. Indian Creek Drive, Clarkston. dekalblibrary.org.

“Any Great Change: The Centennial of the 19th Amendment.” Commemorating the upcoming 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Aug. 16-Jan. 31, 2021. $9-$21.50. Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry Road NW, Atlanta. 404-814-4000, atlantahistorycenter.com.

“Kaleidoscope Katrantzou: Mary Katrantzou, 10 Years in Fashion.” Through Sept. 22. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Wednesdays and Fridays-Saturdays; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursdays; noon-5 p.m. Sundays. Closed Labor Day. $5-$20. SCAD FASH, 1600 Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta. 404-253-3132, scadfash.org.

»»RELATED: Read our review of “Kaleidoscope Katrantzou”

“Wire & Wood: Designing Iconic Guitars.” This exhibition explores the basics of guitar design while also considering how some guitars have become icons. It includes guitars played by Bo Diddley, Kurt Cobain, James Hetfield, Jack White and St. Vincent. Through Sept. 29. $4-$10. Museum of Design Atlanta, 1315 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. museumofdesign.org.

“Of Origins and Belonging, Drawn From Atlanta.” Through Sept. 29. High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St., Atlanta. 404-733-4400, www.high.org.

Georgia Working Artist Project exhibitions. Krista Clark, through Aug. 24. Myra Greene, Sept. 11-Nov. 2. Cosmo Whyte, Nov. 16-Jan. 11. Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, 75 Bennett St., Atlanta. 404-367-8700, www.mocaga.org.

“Recent Drawings.” Through Aug. 31. Sandler Hudson Gallery, 1000 Marietta St., Atlanta. 404-817-3300, www.sandlerhudson.com.

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“The Pursuit of Everything: Maira Kalman’s Books for Children.” Through Sept 15. $14.50. High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 404-733-4444, high.org.

“Strange Light: The Photography of Clarence John Laughlin.” Through Nov. 10. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays and Saturdays; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Fridays; noon-5 p.m. Sundays. $14.50, ages 6 and older; free for children 5 and younger and members. High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 404-733-4444, high.org.

»»RELATED: Read our review of the High Museum’s “Strange Light”

“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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