Fireworks light up downtown Atlanta's skyline during the July 4th celebration at Centennial Olympic Park. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM
Photo: HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM
Photo: HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

Things to do in and around Atlanta: June 28-July 6

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.

“Below Baldwin: How an Expansion Project Unearthed a

University’s Legacy of Slavery.” Screening and discussion of the documentary about the construction of the University of Georgia’s Baldwin Hall, where workers uncovered human remains on the site. DNA tests revealed that they were former slaves. 3 p.m. June 30Free. Auburn Avenue Research Library, 101 Auburn Ave. NE, Atlanta. afpls.org/aarl.

Dunwoody 4th of July Parade. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. July 4. Free. Parade spectators are encouraged to set up chairs along Mt. Vernon Highway and Dunwoody Village Parkway. 770-354-7653, dunwoodyga.org.

Centennial Olympic Park Fourth of July Celebration. 7 p.m. July 4. Free. Centennial Olympic Park, 265 Park Ave. W. NW, Atlanta. gwcca.org.

Fantastic Fourth Celebration. 9:30 p.m. July 1-7. Show admission included with $20-$40 per vehicle parking. 1000 Robert E. Lee Blvd. Stone Mountain, Stone Mountain Park, 1-800-401-2407, stonemountainpark.com.

Georgia Aquarium: Red, White, and Brew. 7-10 p.m. July 4. $65. Georgia Aquarium, 225 Baker St. NW, Atlanta. 404-581-4000, georgiaaquarium.org.

Fireworks in the Fourth Ward. 5-11 p.m. July 4. Free; or view it from the roof at Ponce City Market where tickets are $15-$75. Fourth Ward Historic Park, 680 Dallas St. NE, Atlanta. poncecitymarket.com.

SweetWater Fireworks and Big Green Egg Cookout. 4 p.m. July 3. Free; VIP options available. SweetWater Brewing Co., 195 Ottley Drive NE, Atlanta. sweetwaterbrew.com.

Salute to the Red, White and Blue. 3-11 p.m. July 4. Free. East Point Commons, 2757 East Point St., East Point. downtowneastpoint.com.

Decatur residents decorate bikes, strollers, skateboards and more for the annual Pied Piper Parade. CONTRIBUTED BY CITY OF DECATUR

Pied Piper Parade, Concert and Fireworks. 5:30-10 p.m. July 4. Free. Downtown Decatur, 113 Clairemont Ave., Decatur. visitdecaturgeorgia.com.

Stars and Stripes Celebration. 6:30-10 p.m. July 4. Free. Concourse Corporate Campus Lawn, 5 Concourse Parkway, Atlanta. 770-730-5600, spr.gs/fireworks.

4th in the Park Celebration. Marietta’s Independence Day celebration begins with a parade at 10 a.m. July 4, followed by free live concerts, museum tours, an arts and crafts show, food, carnival games and a fireworks finale. Parade begins at Roswell Street Baptist Church (774 Roswell St. NE) and travels west on Roswell Street, north on East Park Square past Glover Park and the Square, down Cherokee Street and ends at North Marietta Parkway. 39-75 E. Park Square, Marietta. mariettaga.gov.

Fireworks on the Fourth. 6-11 p.m. July 4. $25. Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre, 117 North Park Square, Marietta. earlsmithstrand.org.

July 4th Spectacular. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. July 4. Free. The Park at City Center, 101 Arnold Mill Road, Woodstock. woodstockga.gov.

Roswell Fireworks Extravaganza. 5:30-10:30 p.m. July 4. Free. Roswell High School, 11595 King Road, Roswell. 770-641-3727, roswellgov.com.

4th of July Fireworks Hike. 8-10 p.m. July 4. $20; $5 parking. Panola Mountain State Park, 2620 Highway 155 SW, Stockbridge. gastateparks.org/PanolaMountain.

The North American touring cast of "Come From Away," which plays the Fox Theatre June 25-30. Photo: Matthew Murphy

PERFORMING ARTS

“Five Guys Named Moe.” Through June 30. $18-$51. Theatrical Outfit, Balzer Theater at Herren’s, 84 Luckie St. NW, Atlanta. 678-528-1500, theatricaloutfit.org.

“Morningside.” Atlanta playwright Topher Payne creates a portrait of the women of an Atlanta neighborhood as they gather for a baby shower. Through June 29. $19-$22. OnStage Atlanta, 3041 North Decatur Road, Scottdale. onstageatlanta.com.

“Hands of Color.” A new identity challenges deep-rooted prejudice in a new play by Kimberly Monks. Through June 30. $25-$40. Synchronicity Theatre, Peachtree Pointe, 1545 Peachtree St., Atlanta. synchrotheatre.com.

»»RELATED: Get the verdict on Synchronicity Theatre’s “Hands of Color”

“The True Story of Pocahantas.” 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.

“Come From Away.” A musical about airplane passengers stranded in Gander, Newfoundland, following the 9/11 attacks, based on a true story. June 25-30. $31-$145.25. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St., Atlanta. 404-881-2100, foxtheatre.org.

“Driving Miss Daisy.” Georgia Ensemble Theatre presents the Alfred Uhry play in partnership with Oglethorpe University. June 28-July 21. $35. Conant Performing Arts Center at Oglethorpe University, 4484 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta. get.org.

Ali Wong. 7 p.m. June 29-30. $39.50-$79.50. Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St. NW, Atlanta. www.tabernacleatl.com.

Adam Sandler. 8 p.m. June 28. $51.50-$391.50. Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park, 4469 Stella Drive, Atlanta. livenation.com.

“Hair.” Serenbe Playhouse brings back this production to mark the 50th anniversary of Woodstock. July 3-Aug. 18. $35-$60. The Wildflower Meadow, 10950 Hutchesons Ferry Road, Chattahoochee Hills. serenbeplayhouse.com.

Faye Webster
Photo: Pierre Pastel

MUSIC

Ben Folds with the ASO. 8 p.m. June 28. $49.50-$109.50. Symphony Hall, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 404-733-5000, www.atlantasymphony.org.

Disrupt Festival with the Used, Thrice, Circa Survive. 1:30 p.m. June 28. $14.99-$59. Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood, 2002 Lakewood Way, Atlanta. livenation.com.

Coro Vocati: “Considering Matthew Shepard.” Atlanta chamber choir presents the Georgia premiere of this multimedia production, with special guest appearances by high school students from throughout metro Atlanta and members of the Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus, Atlanta Women’s Chorus and OurSong. 8 p.m. June 29. $20-$50. Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center, 1 Galambos Way, Sandy Springs. citysprings.com/events.

Keyshia Cole, K. Michelle. 7:30 p.m. June 29. $69-$125. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. www.cobbenergycentre.com.

She Wants Revenge. 8 p.m. June 29. $21-$26. Terminal West, 887 W. Marietta St. NW, Atlanta. 404-876-5566, terminalwestatl.com.

Faye Webster. 8 p.m. June 29. $10-$12. The EARL, 488 Flat Shoals Ave. SE, Atlanta. www.badearl.com.

Dead & Company. 7 p.m. June 29. $49.50-$179.50. Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood, 2002 Lakewood Way, Atlanta. livenation.com.

Tommy James & the Shondells. 8 p.m. June 29. $25-$90. Southern Ground Amphitheater, 301 LaFayette Ave., Fayetteville. southerngroundamp.com.

Common with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. 8 p.m. June 29. $29-$99. Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park, 4469 Stella Drive, Atlanta. livenation.com.

Damien Jurado. 7 p.m. June 29; 8 p.m. June 30. $20-$23. Eddie’s Attic, 515-B N. McDonough St., Decatur. 1-877-987-6487, eddiesattic.com.

The Neon Queen (alternative ABBA Experience). 8 p.m. June 30. $20. City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta. 404-946-3791, citywinery.com/atlanta.

“Weird Al” Yankovic. 8 p.m. June 30. $25-$65. Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park, 4469 Stella Drive, Atlanta. livenation.com.

Hugh Jackman. 7 p.m. July 3. $65.50-$221. State Farm Arena, 1 State Farm Drive, Atlanta. statefarmarena.com.

R&B recording artist Angie Stone will perform at City Winery in Atlanta. CONTRIBUTED
Photo: For the AJC

Angie Stone. 7 and 10 p.m. July 3; 6 p.m. July 4. $40-$55. City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta. 404-946-3791, citywinery.com/atlanta.

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.

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

“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. Opening June 29 with a lecture from guitar maker Paul Reed Smith of PRS Guitars 3-5 p.m. in Hill Auditorium at the High Museum of Art. Opening reception begins at 5 p.m. across the street at the Museum of Design Atlanta. Tickets for the lecture are $25; tickets for the reception are $30; combo ticket for the lecture and reception for $50. Through Sept. 29. Regular admission $4-$10. Museum of Design Atlanta, 1315 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. museumofdesign.org.

“The Pursuit of Everything: Maira Kalman’s Books for Children.” June 22-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”

“Michi Meko: Out Here by Myself.” Through June 22. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Free. Alan Avery Art Company, 656 Miami Circle NE, Atlanta. 404-237-0370, www.alanaveryartcompany.com.

“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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