The As Seen On TV team celebrates after winning the Over And Under competition during the Atlanta Field Day event in Historic Fourth Ward Park in 2018. The event returns on July 13. STEVE SCHAEFER / SPECIAL TO THE AJC
Photo: Steve Schaefer
Photo: Steve Schaefer

Things to do in and around Atlanta: July 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 Water Lantern Festival. 6-10:30 p.m. July 7. $25-$40. Jim R. Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Rd. SW, Marietta. waterlanternfestival.com.

Atlanta Comic Con. Noon-midnight July 12; 10 a.m.-midnight July 13; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 14. $30-$60. Georgia World Congress Center, 285 Andrew Young International Blvd. NW, Atlanta. atlantacomiccon.com.

Atlanta Field Day. 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. July 13. Historic 4th Ward Park, 665 North Ave. NE, Atlanta. atlfieldday.com.

Georgia Mountain Fair. The 69th annual fair showcases North Georgia’s rich history and culture with attractions, arts and crafts, carnival ride and musical performances from artists including Ricky Skaggs, Neal McCoy and Pam Tillis.10 a.m.-8 p.m. (concerts begin at 8 p.m. on select nights). July 19-27. $12-$90, children 12 and younger are free. Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, 1311 Music Hall Road, Hiawassee. 706-896-4191, georgiamountainfairgrounds.com.

Micah Patterson and Kaley Morrison star in "The True Story of Pocahontas" at Serenbe Playhouse.

PERFORMING ARTS

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

“As You Like It.” Through July 14. $20-$42. Atlanta Shakespeare Company, Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse, 499 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 404-874-5299, shakespearetavern.com.

“Max Makes a Million.” This family-friendly theatrical adaptation of Maira Kalman’s book follows the beat-poet dog Max Stravinsky on his quest to get from New York to Paris. Through July 21. $5-$15; free for ages 2 and under. Hertz Stage at Alliance Theatre at the Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. 404-733-4650, alliancetheatre.org.

“Driving Miss Daisy.” Georgia Ensemble Theatre presents the Alfred Uhry play in partnership with Oglethorpe University. Through July 21. $35. Conant Performing Arts Center at Oglethorpe University, 4484 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta. get.org.

“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.

“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.” July 11-Aug. 4. $33; senior citizen, student and youth discounts available. Stge Door Players at the North DeKalb Cultural Center, 5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody.770-396-1726, stagedoorplayers.net.

“Hairspray.” Tracy Turnblad heads to “The Corny Collins Show” in the Tony-winning musical based on the John Waters film. July 12-21. $30-$62. City Springs Theatre Company at the Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center’s Byers Theatre, 1 Galambos Way, Sandy Springs. cityspringstheatre.com.

Rob Thomas reurns to Atlanta  for a show at Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park on July 8.
Photo: Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for Samsung

MUSIC

Jeff Lynne’s ELO. 8 p.m. July 5. $49.50-$179.50. State Farm Arena, 1 State Farm Drive, Atlanta. statefarmarena.com.

Boyz II Men, En Vogue. 8 p.m. July 5. $35-$65. Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park, 4469 Stella Drive, Atlanta. livenation.com.

Eric B and Rakim. 8 p.m. July 5. $32.50-$59.50. Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St. NW, Atlanta. www.tabernacleatl.com.

The String Cheese Incident. 7:30 p.m. July 5-6. $39-$125. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St., Atlanta. 404-881-2100, foxtheatre.org.

Roni Size. 9 p.m. July 6. $20-$25. Aisle 5, 1123 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta. aisle5atl.com.

Awolnation, Cold War Kids. A post-game show following the Braves vs. Marlins, which begins at 4:10 p.m. July 6. Game tickets $20-$256. SunTrust Park, 755 Battery Ave., Atlanta. mlb.com/braves.

Boney James, Avery Sunshine, Alex Bugnon. 7 p.m. July 6. $46-$86. Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre, 5239 Floyd Road, Mableton. mablehouse.org.

Charly Bliss. 7 p.m. July 7. $15.50 in advance. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

Julie Dexter. 8 p.m. July 7. $18-$24. City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta. 404-946-3791, citywinery.com/atlanta.

Yeasayer. 9 p.m. July 8. $26. Terminal West, 887 W. Marietta St. NW, Atlanta. 404-876-5566, terminalwestatl.com.

Oleta Adams. 8 p.m. July 8. $44-$54. City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta. 404-946-3791, citywinery.com/atlanta.

Rob Thomas. 8 p.m. July 8. $35-$105. Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park, 4469 Stella Drive, Atlanta. livenation.com.

Sad Summer Nites. 10 p.m. July 8. $10. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

Sad Summer Festival with Mayday Parade, State Champs, The Main, Wonder Years, Mom Jeans. 5 p.m. July 8-9. $60. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

Jane Monheit. 8 p.m. July 9. $25-$35. City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta. 404-946-3791, citywinery.com/atlanta.

BERLIN, GERMANY - JULY 05: Wiz Khalifa will perform in Atlanta on July 9 at Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood. 
Photo: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images for HUGO

Wiz Khalifa with French Montana, Playboi Carti, Moneybagg Yo, more. 5 p.m. July 9. $29-$55. Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood, 2002 Lakewood Way, Atlanta. livenation.com.

Train, Goo Goo Dolls. 7 p.m. July 10. $29.50-$125. Ameris Bank Amphitheatre, 2200 Encore Parkway, Alpharetta. livenation.com.

The Marias. 9 p.m. July 10. $16. Aisle 5, 1123 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta. aisle5atl.com.

New Kids on the Block, Salt-N-Pepa, Naughty By Nature, Debbie Gibson and Tiffany. 7:30 p.m. July 11. $29.92-$249.95. State Farm Arena, 1 State Farm Drive, Atlanta. statefarmarena.com.

Taylor Hicks. 8 p.m. July 11. $24-$32. City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta. 404-946-3791, citywinery.com/atlanta.

Mystery Skulls. 7 p.m. July 11. $15. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

Built to Spill. 8:30 p.m. July 12-13. $36-$41. Terminal West, 887 W. Marietta St. NW, Atlanta. 404-876-5566, terminalwestatl.com.

Luke Combs. 7 p.m. July 12. $36-$76. Ameris Bank Amphitheatre, 2200 Encore Parkway, Alpharetta. livenation.com.

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

Dave Hollister. 7 and 10 p.m. July 12. $35-$45. City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta. 404-946-3791, citywinery.com/atlanta.

Departure (Journey tribute). 8 p.m. July 13. $20-$25. City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta. 404-946-3791, citywinery.com/atlanta.

Rarity. 9:30 p.m. July 13. $10-$12. Drunken Unicorn, 736 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta. thedrunkenunicorn.net.

The Connells. 8 p.m. July 13. $24-$27. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta. www.variety-playhouse.com.

Panteon Rococo. 8 p.m. July 13. $42.50-$54.50. Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta. www.thebuckheadtheatreatl.com.

Cover illustration for “Next Stop, Grand Central” (G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1999), gouache on paper, 13 1/4 x 11 1/16 inches. Maira Kalman, courtesy of Julie Saul Gallery, New York. All rights reserved. Contributed by High Museum of Art
Photo: For the AJC

VISUAL ARTS

“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.

“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”

“European Masterworks: The Phillips Collection.” Through July 14. 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 above; free for children 5 and younger and members. High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 404-733-4444, www.high.org.

“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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