Artist Sylvia Cohen adjusts one of her paintings during the ninth annual Piedmont Park Arts Festival on Saturday, August 18, 2018. STEVE SCHAEFER / SPECIAL TO THE AJC
Photo: Steve Schaefer
Photo: Steve Schaefer

Things to do in and around Atlanta: Aug. 9-17

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.

August Concert and Wing Festival. The Smithereens headline this year’s event. 5:30 p.m. Aug. 10. Free. Town Center Park, 330 Town Center Ave., Suwanee. suwanee.com.

Decatur BBQ Blues & Bluegrass Festival. The 19th annual event moves to a new location this year. 1-9 p.m. Aug. 10. $15; ages 12 and younger free. Legacy Park, 500 S. Columbia Drive, Decatur. decaturbbqfestival.com.

Dames and Dregs Beer Festival. 1-6 p.m. Aug. 10. $35-$50. Masquerade, 92 Pryor St. SW, Atlanta. damesanddregs.com.

Pub Crawl on the Beltline. Noon to 4 p.m. Aug. 10. $38. Atlanta Beltline Eastside Trail, 10th Street and Monroe Drive, Atlanta. atlantasportandsocialclub.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.

“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.

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PERFORMING ARTS

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

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Through Aug. 11. $20-$42. Atlanta Shakespeare Company, Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse, 499 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 404-874-5299, shakespearetavern.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”

“Laughter on the 23rd Floor.” Inspired by the Neil Simon’s experience as a young staff writer on Sid Caesar’s “Your Show of Shows.” Through Aug. 4. $33; senior citizen, student and youth discounts available. Stage Door Players at the North DeKalb Cultural Center, 5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody.770-396-1726, stagedoorplayers.net.

“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.

“East Texas Hot Links.” Greed, corruption and Jim Crow intertwine in the tense thriller set in 1955. Through Aug. 11. $20-$50. True Colors Theatre Company at Southwest Arts Center, 915 New Hope Road, Atlanta. truecolorstheatre.org.

»»RELATED: Read our review of “East Texas Hot Links”

“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.

"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.

“2 the Left: A Tribute to the Life of Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopes.” Aug. 1-11. $15-$45. Synchronicity Theatre, 1545 Peachtree St. NE #102, Atlanta. 404-484-8636, synchrotheatre.com.

»»RELATED: Read our preview of “2 the Left”

"Entertaining Lesbians." Out of Box kicks off its Beta Test Series with a developmental production of a new play by Topher Payne. Aug. 2-17. $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.

“Cats.” Aug. 6-11. $35-$145.25. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St., Atlanta. 404-881-2100, foxtheatre.org.

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

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - JUNE 07: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) Thomas Rhett performs on stage during day 2 for the 2019 CMA Music Festival on June 07, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
Photo: Jason Kempin/Getty Images

MUSIC

Tilian. 7 p.m. Aug. 9. $17. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

Andrew Belle. 8 p.m. Aug. 9. $16-$19. Terminal West, 887 W. Marietta St. NW, Atlanta. 404-876-5566, terminalwestatl.com.

The Claypool Lennon Delerium. 8 p.m. Aug. 9. $34-$165. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta. www.variety-playhouse.com.

Thomas Rhett. 7 p.m. Aug. 10. $30.50-$100.25. Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood, 2002 Lakewood Way, Atlanta. livenation.com.

Kidz Bop. 6 p.m. Aug. 10. $25-$95. Ameris Bank Amphitheatre, 2200 Encore Parkway, Alpharetta. livenation.com.

Dru Hill, Silk, Ginuwine. 7 p.m. Aug. 1o. $46-$66. Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre, 5239 Floyd Road, Mableton. mablehouse.org.

Godspeed You! Black Emperor. 8:30 p.m. Aug. 10. $29-$32. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta. www.variety-playhouse.com.

John Mayer. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 11. $59.50-$150. State Farm Arena, 1 State Farm Drive, Atlanta. statefarmarena.com.

Peter Frampton. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 11. $29.50-$129.50. Ameris Bank Amphitheatre, 2200 Encore Parkway, Alpharetta. livenation.com.

Lizz Wright will perform at Variety Playhouse Sept. 22. Photo: Jesse Kitt
Photo: Melissa Ruggieri/Atlanta Music Scene with Melissa Ruggieri

Lizz Wright. 8 p.m. Aug. 11-12.$40-$55. City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta. 404-946-3791, citywinery.com/atlanta.

Slash. 8 p.m. Aug. 12. $36.50-$75. Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St. NW, Atlanta. www.tabernacleatl.com.

Jill Scott. 8 p.m. Aug. 12. $47.50-$155.50. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St., Atlanta. 404-881-2100, foxtheatre.org.

Jonas Brothers. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 12. $29.95-$249.95. State Farm Arena, 1 State Farm Drive, Atlanta. statefarmarena.com.

Stick To Your Guns. 6 p.m. Aug. 13. $22. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

Overstreet. 7 p.m. Aug. 13. $12. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

Grace VanderWaal. 8 p.m. Aug. 14. $28. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta. www.variety-playhouse.com.

Chely Wright. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 14. $27.50-$32.50. Eddie’s Attic, 515-B N. McDonough St., Decatur. 1-877-987-6487, eddiesattic.com.

Bad Religion. 7 p.m. Aug. 14. $32.50. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

Khalid. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 14. $39.95-$79.95. State Farm Arena, 1 State Farm Drive, Atlanta. statefarmarena.com.

Bryan Ferry will return to Atlanta this summer.

Bryan Ferry. 8 p.m. Aug. 15. $45.50-$125.50. Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St. NW, Atlanta. www.tabernacleatl.com.

Breaking Benjamin, Chevelle, Three Days Grace, Diamante, Dorothy. 5:30 p. m. Aug. 15. $29.50-$110.50. Ameris Bank Amphitheatre, 2200 Encore Parkway, Alpharetta. livenation.com.

UB40. 8 p.m. Aug. 15. $41.50-$65. Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta. www.thebuckheadtheatreatl.com.

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.

Annie Clark (aka St. Vincent) plays the Ernie Ball Music Man signature guitar that was designed especially for her. It will be part of the Museum of Design Atlanta "Wood & WIre" exhibition.

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.

“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.

»»RELATED: Learn more about the three shows above in this roundup

“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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