The Atlanta History Center exhibition “Barbecue Nation” explores the appeal of barbecue through American history and artifacts, including this 1940s photograph of a tobacco warehouse opening in Florida. CONTRIBUTED BY ATLANTA HISTORY CENTER
Photo: For the AJC
Photo: For the AJC

Things to do in and around Atlanta: June 14-22

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 Summer Beer Festival. 4-8 p.m. June 15. $40-$55. Historic Fourth War Park, 665 North Ave. NE, Atlanta. atlantasummerbeerfestival.com.

Family Food Fest Atlanta. The annual event is billed as a multicultural Father’s Day food tasting celebration. 3-6 p.m. June 16. $30, or $25 in advance; $20 for ages 12 and younger, or $15 in advance. Georgia Freight Depot, 65 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. familyfoodfestatlanta.com.

AthFest Music & Arts Festival. June 21-23. Free; nighttime Club Crawl wristbands $25. The fest is centered around Washington Street, Athens. athfest.com.

The Actor’s Express drama “Jump” features Cyrah Hill and Gil Eplan-Frankel. CONTRIBUTED BY CASEY GARDNER PHOTOGRAPHY
Photo: For the AJC

PERFORMING ARTS

“The Life of King Henry the Eighth.” Through June 16. $21-$42. Atlanta Shakespeare Company, Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse, 499 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 404-874-5299, shakespearetavern.com.

“Ain’t Misbehavin’.” Musical revue featuring the music of Thomas “Fats” Waller. Through June 16. $15-$33. Stage Door Players at North DeKalb Cultural Center, 5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody. stagedoorplayers.net.

“The Cake.” A baker is asked to bake a wedding cake for her best friend’s daughter, then learns that the intended is another bride. Through June 23. $32-$50. Horizon Theatre, 1083 Austin Ave. NE, Atlanta. 404-584-7450, horizontheatre.com.

»»RELATED: Read our review of Horizon Theatre’s “The Cake”

“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.

“Jump.” A bridge that spans a deep gorge draws tourists, joggers and more than a few wandering souls, including a young woman reeling from the death of her mother. Through June 23. $20-$40. Actor’s Express, 887 W. Marietta St., Atlanta. 404-607-7469, actors-express.com.

»»RELATED: Get the verdict on “Jump” at Actor’s Express

“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”

“Altar Boyz.” A boy band on a holy mission meets New York City. Through June 22. $25-$125. Marietta Theatre Company at the Lyric Studio on the Square, 12 Powder Springs St., Marietta. mariettatheatre.com.

“Oliver!” Presented by Atlanta Lyric Theatre. Through June 23. $33-$63. Jennie T. Anderson Theatre (at the Cobb Civic Center), 548 S. Marietta Parkway, Marietta. 404-377-9948. atlantalyrictheatre.com.

»»RELATED: Read our review of Atlanta Lyric Theatre’s “Oliver!”

Dave Chappelle. June 13-16. $69.50-$89.50. Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St. NW, Atlanta. www.tabernacleatl.com.

Hellzapoppin Circus Side Show. 7 p.m. June 19. $15. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.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. June 20-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.

Story Party: True Dating Stories Told Live. 7 p.m. June 21. $20. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

Tiffany Haddish all but confirms who bit Beyonce in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)
Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Tony Awards Pro

Tiffany Haddish. 8 p.m. June 22. $36-$121.50. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St., Atlanta. 404-881-2100, foxtheatre.org.

MUSIC

Josh Wolf. 7 p.m. June 14. $20-$30. City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta. 404-946-3791, citywinery.com/atlanta.

Dierks Bentley. 7 p.m. June 14. $40.25-$110. Ameris Bank Amphitheatre, 2200 Encore Parkway, Alpharetta. livenation.com.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra. 8 p.m. June 14. $23. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta. www.variety-playhouse.com.

Frankie Beverly and Maze will perform at Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park on June 15. 
Photo: Jemal Countess/Getty Images

Maze with Frankie Beverly. 7 p.m. June 15. $50-$99.50. Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park, 4469 Stella Drive, Atlanta. livenation.com.

Bone Thugs N Harmony. 8 p.m. June 15. $37. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta. www.variety-playhouse.com.

Hot 107.9 Birthday Bash. 7:30 p.m. June 15. $89-$189. State Farm Arena, 1 State Farm Drive, Atlanta. statefarmarena.com.

Jo Dee Messina. 7:30 p.m. June 15. $38-$48. Mill Town Music Hall, 1031 Alabama Ave., Bremen. 770-537-6455, www.milltownmusichall.com.

Wet Willie. 8 p.m. June 15. $15-$20. The Mill Amphitheater, 106 Temple St., Villa Rica. downtownvillarica.com.

Kool & the Gang. 7:30 p.m. June 15. $35-$58. Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater, 201 McIntosh Trail, Peachtree City. 1-877-725-8849, amphitheater.org.

Paul Gilbert. 8 p.m. June 16. $24-$34. City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta. 404-946-3791, citywinery.com/atlanta.

The National, with frontman Matt Berninger, returns to Atlanta for a sold out show at the Coca-Cola Roxy Theatre on June 16. Photo: Melissa Ruggieri/AJC
Photo: Melissa Ruggieri/Atlanta Music Scene with Melissa Ruggieri

The National. 8 p.m. June 16. Sold out. Coca-Cola Roxy, 800 Battery Ave., Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, www.cocacolaroxy.com.

K. Flay. 8 p.m. June 16. $24. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta. www.variety-playhouse.com.

DeKalb Symphony Orchestra: “Lyrical Melodies.” Annual free Community Concert will feature Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s Anastasia Agapova performing Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto. The program will also include Rachmaninoff’s “Vocalise” and Smetana’s “The Moldau.” 8 p.m. June 18. Free. First Baptist Church of Decatur, 308 Clairemont Ave., Decatur. dekalbsymphony.org.

Rickie Lee Jones. 8 p.m. June 18. $50-$60. City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta. 404-946-3791, citywinery.com/atlanta.

Spirit Adrift. 7 p.m. June 18. $12. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

Enanitos Verdes, Hombres G. 8 p.m. June 18. $59-$129. Coca-Cola Roxy, 800 Battery Ave., Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, www.cocacolaroxy.com.

Dennis Lloyd. 8 p.m. June 19. $20-$60. Terminal West, 887 W. Marietta St. NW, Atlanta. 404-876-5566, terminalwestatl.com.

Jimmie Vaughan. 8 p.m. June 19. Sold out ($40-$50). City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta. 404-946-3791, citywinery.com/atlanta.

The dashing Luis Miguel returns to Atlanta this summer.

Luis Miguel. 8:30 p.m. June 19. $39.95-$500. Infinite Energy Arena, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. 770-626-2464, www.infiniteenergycenter.com.

J.I.D. 8 p.m. June 19. $25-$30. Center Stage, 1374 W. Peachtree St., Atlanta. www.centerstage-atlanta.com.

The Purple Madness (Prince tribute). 8 p.m. June 20. $24-$34. City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta. 404-946-3791, citywinery.com/atlanta.

Todd Snider. 8 p.m. June 21. $23-$39. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta. www.variety-playhouse.com.

Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers with the ASO. 8 p.m. June 21. $39.50-$119.50. Symphony Hall, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 404-733-5000, www.atlantasymphony.org.

Chase Atlantic. 8 p.m. June 21. $18-$25. Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta. www.thebuckheadtheatreatl.com.

Junior Brown. 8 p.m. June 21. $24-$34. City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta. 404-946-3791, citywinery.com/atlanta.

ATL Collective relives “Queen — A Night at the Opera.” 8 p.m. June 22. $12-$25. Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta. www.thebuckheadtheatreatl.com.

Cavetown. 7 p.m. June 22. $18. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

Tim McGraw and Jon Meacham. The authors of “Songs of America: Patriotism, Protest, and the Music That Made a Nation” talk about creating the book, and McGraw will perform acoustic version of some of the songs. Ticket includes a copy of the book. 8 p.m. June 22. $89.50-$249.50. Coca-Cola Roxy, 800 Battery Ave., Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, www.cocacolaroxy.com.

JoJo Siwa. 6:30 p.m. June 22. $39.50-$89.50. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. www.cobbenergycentre.com.

Robert Cray Band, Marc Cohn, Blind Boys of Alabama, Shemekia Copeland. 7:30 p.m. June 22. $30-$45. The Fred, 201 McIntosh Trail, Peachtree City. www.amphitheater.org.

Gregory Porter, Ken Ford, Kathy Kosins. 7 p.m. June 22. $46-$86. Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre, 5239 Floyd Road, Mableton. mablehouse.org.

Perry Farrell. 7:30 p.m. June 22. $53.50. City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta. 404-946-3791, citywinery.com/atlanta.

Freaknik Festival 2019. With Uncle Luke, Project Pat, Da Brat, Adina Howard, Foxy Brown, DJ Unk, Bun B, Kilo Ali, Lil Scrappy, Twista and Pastor Troy. 1 p.m. June 22. $51-$135. Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood, 2002 Lakewood Way, Atlanta. livenation.com.

Bowling for Soup, Reel Big Fish. 7 p.m. June 23. $30.50-$34.50. Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta. www.thebuckheadtheatreatl.com.

Billie Eilish performs onstage at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on April 20, 2019 in Indio, Calif. The young singer will also play Cadence Bank Amphitheatre on June 23 and at Music Midtown in September. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Coachella)

Billie Eilish. 7:30 p.m. June 23. $55.19-$80.69. Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park, 4469 Stella Drive, Atlanta. livenation.com.

Monifah, Russell Taylor. 8 p.m. June 24. $20-$26. City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta. 404-946-3791, citywinery.com/atlanta.

Son Volt. 8 p.m. June 25. $23-$43. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta. www.variety-playhouse.com.

Static-X, Devildriver. 6 p.m. June 25. $20. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

VISUAL ARTS

“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 out 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.

Spotlight on Artists 4. Works by Melonie Weatherford, Elizabeth Stallings, Grace Arledge, Laurenthia Mesh, Karen Phillips, and Katrina Yurko. Through June 16. Kudzu Art Zone, 116 Carlyle St., Norcross. 770-840-9844, kudzuartzone.org.

“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 

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