Tons of red Georgia clay were trucked into the Cyclorama building in Grant Park from 1934-36 when WPA artisans created the diorama that accompanies “The Battle of Atlanta” painting. But damp conditions in the Cyclorama building led to rot and mold. In 1979, the earth was cleaned out and replaced with a wooden substructure and painted fiberglass. That diorama has been re-created at the Atlanta History Center, with a thin layer of red clay frosting. ALYSSA POINTER / ALYSSA.POINTER@AJC.COM
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Things to do in and around Atlanta: Feb. 15-23

FAIRS, FESTIVALS, ETC.

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

Universoul Circus. Through March 3. $16-$105. Old Turner Field Grey Lot, 150 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd., Atlanta. universoulcircus.com.

“Casablanca.” Part of the Strand Movie Series. 8 p.m. Feb. 15. $8-$9. Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre, 117 N. Park Square, Marietta. www.earlsmithstrand.org.

“Cyclorama: The Big Picture.” Featuring the fully restored cyclorama painting “The Battle of Atlanta.” Opening Feb. 22. $9-$21.50. Atlanta History Center, 130 W. Paces Ferry Road NW, Atlanta. 404-814-4000, atlantahistorycenter.com.

“Three Little Birds, ” a children’s musical, is based on the story by Cedella Marley and includes music by her father Bob Marley. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO BY PETER-DEAN-RICKARDS

PERFORMING ARTS

“Ever After.” The musical based on the hit film, which was inspired by the tale of Cinderella, opens the Alliance Theatre’s newly renovated Coca-Cola Stage. Through Feb. 17. $25-$80. Woodruff Arts Center, Memorial Arts Building, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 404-733-5000, alliancetheatre.org.

“Paul Bunyan and the Tall Tale Medicine Show.” Through March 10. $19.50. Center for Puppetry Arts, 1404 Spring St. NW, Atlanta. puppet.org.

“The Last Night of Ballyhoo.” Alfred Uhry’s character study of intra-ethnic bias and identity was commissioned for the 1996 Summer Olympics. Through Feb. 17. $15-$33. Stage Door Players at North DeKalb Cultural Arts Center, 5339 Chamblee-Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody. 770-396-1726, stagedoorplayers.net.

“An Octoroon.” The antebellum South collides with 21st-century cultural politics in this subversive take on a 19th-century melodrama. Through Feb. 24. $20-$40. Actor’s Express, 887 W. Marietta St., Atlanta. 404-607-7469, actors-express.com.

“Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds.” Musical written by the late reggae legend’s eldest daughter, Cedella Marley. Recommended for ages 3 and up. Through Feb. 24. $16-$31. Synchronicity Theatre at One Peachtree Pointe, 1545 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 404-484-8636, synchrotheatre.com.

“Romeo and Juliet.” Through Feb. 24. $15-$42. Atlanta Shakespeare Company at Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse, 499 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 404-874-5299, shakespearetavern.com.

“Porcelain.” Out Front Theatre Company presents the Southeastern premiere of a play that looks into the life of John, a 19-year-old gay Chinese-British man in London. Through Feb. 23. $15-$25. 999 Brady Ave. NW, Atlanta. outfronttheatre.com.

“I Love You Because.” Marietta Theatre Company is celebrating the season of love with a modern-day musical love story. Through Feb. 23. $25; dinner and show, $40. Lyric Studio on the Square, 12 Powder Springs St., Marietta. mariettatheatre.com.

Trevor Noah is at the Fox Theatre for a two-night run. (Photo by Jeff Schear/Getty Images for Comedy Central)

Trevor Noah. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15-16. $35-$125. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St., Atlanta. 404-881-2100, foxtheatre.org.

“The Wolves.” Follow the lives of a group of young women through their weekly Saturday morning pre-game soccer warmups. Through March 3. $27-$35. Horizon Theatre, 1083 Austin Ave., Atlanta. horizontheatre.com.

“Next to Normal.” This award-winning musical explores how one suburban household copes with family crisis and mental illness. Through Feb. 24. $40. Wallace Buice Theatre Company at Windmill Arts Center, 2823 Church St., Atlanta. wallacebuicetheatre.com.

“Fun Home.” Through Feb. 23. $31.80. Out of Box, 585 Cobb Parkway S., Suite C-1, Marietta. 678-653-4605, outofboxtheatre.com.

“The Wedding Singer.” Through Feb. 24. $33-$63. Atlanta Lyric Theatre, Jennie T. Anderson Theatre, 548 S. Marietta Parkway, Marietta. 404−377−9948, atlantalyrictheatre.com.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre. Feb. 21-24. $29-$89. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St., Atlanta. 404-881-2100, foxtheatre.org.

Steve Earleplayse City Winery in Atlanta.
Photo: Melissa Ruggieri/Atlanta Music Scene

MUSIC

Gino Vannelli. 8 p.m. Feb. 15. $44-$84. Center Stage, 1374 W. Peachtree St., Atlanta. www.centerstage-atlanta.com.

Steve Earle. 8 p.m. Feb. 15. $40-$50. City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta. 404-946-3791, citywinery.com/atlanta.

The Crystal Method. 9 p.m. Feb. 15. $22-$25. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta. www.variety-playhouse.com.

Delbert McClinton. 8 p.m. Feb. 16. $40-$45. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta. www.variety-playhouse.com.

TobyMac. 7 p.m. Feb. 16. $22-$93.75. Infinite Energy Arena, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. 770-626-2464, infiniteenergycenter.com.

Dylan Scott. 9 p.m. Feb. 16. $25-$33.50. Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta. www.thebuckheadtheatreatl.com.

Switchfoot. 7:15 p.m. Feb. 16. $38.50. Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St. NW, Atlanta. www.tabernacleatl.com.

Al DiMeola. 7 and 10 p.m. Feb. 16. $45-$60. City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta. 404-946-3791, citywinery.com/atlanta.

Sons of Serendip. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16. $15-$50. Clayton State University, 2000 Clayton State Blvd., Morrow. clayton.edu/spiveyhall.

Sarah Brightman. 7 p.m. Feb. 17. $53.75-$253.75. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St., Atlanta. 404-881-2100, foxtheatre.org.

Andrew von Oeyen, piano. 3 p.m. Feb. 17. $15-$50. Clayton State University, 2000 Clayton State Blvd., Morrow. clayton.edu/spiveyhall.

Michael Bublé. 8 p.m. Feb. 17. $65-$149.50. Infinite Energy Arena, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. 770-626-2464, infiniteenergycenter.com.

Spafford. 8 p.m. Feb. 17. $29-$90. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta. www.variety-playhouse.com.

Alan Walker. 8 p.m. Feb. 18. $30-$35. Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta. www.thebuckheadtheatreatl.com.

Anderson.Paak. 8 p.m. Feb. 18. $45-$55. Coca-Cola Roxy, 800 Battery Ave., Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, www.cocacolaroxy.com.

James Blake posing for a portrait at the SLS Hotel in Los Angeles to promote his latest album "Assume Form." (Photo by Rebecca Cabage/Invision/AP)
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James Blake. 8 p.m. Feb. 18. $38.50-$59.50. Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St. NW, Atlanta. www.tabernacleatl.com.

The Wailers. 7 p.m. Feb. 19. $22. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive S.W., Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

Tommy Emmanuel. 8 p.m. Feb. 19-20. $30-$40. City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta. 404-946-3791, citywinery.com/atlanta.

Tesla. 8 p.m. Feb. 20. $40.50-$59.50. Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta. www.thebuckheadtheatreatl.com.

WiFisFuneral and Robb Bank$. 7 p.m. Feb. 21. $20. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive S.W., Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

Rainbow Kitten Surprise. 8 p.m. Feb. 21-22. $32.50-$145. Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St. NW, Atlanta. www.tabernacleatl.com.

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Robert Spano leads the orchestra for a performance of Mozart’s Symphony No. 41 (“Jupiter”) and Verdi’s “Four Sacred Pieces.” Feb. 21 and 23. $22-$98. Symphony Hall, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 404-733-5000, www.atlantasymphony.org.

Can’t Swim. 8 p.m. Feb. 22. $14. Drunken Unicorn, 736 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta. thedrunkenunicorn.net.

Christopher Cross. 9 p.m. Feb. 22. $35-$90. Center Stage, 1374 W. Peachtree St., Atlanta. www.centerstage-atlanta.com.

The Black Jacket Symphony: Music of Queen. 8 p.m. Feb. 22. $25-$65. Symphony Hall, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 404-733-5000, www.atlantasymphony.org.

Kasey Chambers. 8 p.m. Feb. 22. $26-$46. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta. www.variety-playhouse.com.

Jay Critch. 7 p.m. Feb. 22. $16. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive S.W., Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

Johns Creek Chorale’s Tapestry Women’s Chorus. Midwinter concert. 5 p.m. Feb. 23. $10-$15. Johns Creek United Methodist Church, 11180 Medlock Bridge Road, Johns Creek 678 513-1219, thejohnscreekchorale.com.

Justin Hayward of the classic rock band the Moody Blues, seen here in 2014, is at Center Stage on Feb. 23. CONTRIBUTED BY OWEN SWEENEY/INVISION/AP
Photo: Owen Sweeney

Justin Hayward. 8 p.m. Feb. 23. $39.50-$46.50. Center Stage, 1374 W. Peachtree St., Atlanta. www.centerstage-atlanta.com.

Bob Schneider. 8 p.m. Feb. 23. $24-$30. City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta. 404-946-3791, citywinery.com/atlanta.

The Aces. 9 p.m. Feb. 23. $15-$18. Aisle 5, 1123 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta. aisle5atl.com.

The Pump and Dump Show: Parentally Incorrect Tour. 8 p.m. Feb. 23. $36. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta. www.variety-playhouse.com.

VISUAL ARTS

“Against the Tide” by Suellen Parker, Sandra Lee Phipps and V. Elizabeth Turk. Opening reception 7-10 p.m. Feb. 15. Through March 23. Whitespace, 814 Edgewood Ave., Atlanta. 404-688-1892, www.whitespace814.com.

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

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.

“Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors.” Through Feb. 17. Sold out. High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 404-733-4444, www.high.org.

“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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