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: June 21-29

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.

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
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PERFORMING ARTS

“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!”

“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.

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.

The national touring cast of "Come From Away."

“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.

MUSIC

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.

The Robert Cray Band and Marc Cohn featuring Blind Boys of Alabama will perform at the Fred on June 22, 2019. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

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.

The Woggles, Rod Hamdallah, Tiger! Tiger! A benefit to help pay the medical bills of the late Jeff Walls, a beloved Atlanta musician who was a member of Guadalcanal Diary and the Woggles. 6 p.m. June 23. $20. The EARL, 488 Flat Shoals Ave. SE, Atlanta. www.badearl.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. 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.

Get ready to samba with Bebel Gilberto at City Winery. Larry Busacca / Getty Images

Bebel Gilberto. 8 p.m. June 26. $35-$45. City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta. 404-946-3791, citywinery.com/atlanta.

Rick Springfield with the ASO. 8 p.m. June 27. $39.50-$109.50. Symphony Hall, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 404-733-5000, www.atlantasymphony.org.

Latrese Bush. 8 p.m. June 27. $20-$28. City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta. 404-946-3791, citywinery.com/atlanta.

Kristin Hersh. 8 p.m. June 27. $16-$26. Terminal West, 887 W. Marietta St. NW, Atlanta. 404-876-5566, terminalwestatl.com.

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.

LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 05: Keyshia Cole performs at Cobb Energy Centre on June 29. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for BET)
Photo: Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for BET

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.

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.

“S: He ate Mookie’s stinky sneaker for breakfast,” 2001, illustration for “What Pete Ate From A-Z (Really!)” (G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2001) , gouache on paper, 18 3/8 x 24 1/6 inches. Maira Kalman, courtesy of Julie Saul Gallery, New York. All rights reserved. Contributed by High Museum of Art
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VISUAL ARTS

“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 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.

“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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