Voodoo Threauxdown with Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Galactic, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, New Breed Brass Band and more at Chastain Park.

Things to do in and around Atlanta Aug. 17-19: Lalah Hathaway,New Orleans jazz and Cobb history


The Cobb County Library Foundation is sponsoring a free summer concert series at Sewell Mill Library and Cultural Center.

The next show will feature jazz performers Will Scruggs and the Kennesaw State University Jazz Combo at 7 p.m., Friday.

The concert series runs through Sept. 21., with classical performances from the Wheeler Quartet and the Georgia Symphony Orchestra Quartet.

Sewell Mill Summer concert series. 7 p.m. Aug. 17. Free. Sewell Mill Library and Cultural Center, 2051 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. https://bit.ly/2P6o1Et


Want to learn more about African-American history in Cobb County?

Join the Marietta Museum of History as it continues its Diverse Cobb series, which focuses on local black history.

Classes are led by Michael Thomas, a Marietta native, with assistance from museum staff and guest speakers.

Saturday’s topic is preservation of family photos, artifacts with a scanning session and discussion. Bring your family photos, papers and artifacts to scan, share and save.

African-American history in Cobb. 10:30 a.m. Aug. 18. $10. Free for museum members. Marietta Museum of History, 1 Depot St. N.E. Marietta. 770-794-5710. www.mariettahistory.org

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Five-time Grammy winner Lalah Hathaway will perform Saturday at the Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre.

HOUSTON, TX - FEBRUARY 03: Recording artist Lalah Hathaway performs onstage during the BET Presents Super Bowl Gospel Celebration at Lakewood Church on February 3, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Marcus Ingram/Getty Images for BET)
Photo: Marcus Ingram/Getty Images for BET

Guests include Eric Roberson and Algebra Blessett.

Hathaway is the daughter of Grammy-winning soul singer Donny Hathaway and has had such hits as “Heaven Knows,” “Angel” and “That Was Then.”

Lalah Hathaway. 7 p.m.Aug. 18. $48.70-$91.10 (tables sold out). Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre, 5239 Floyd Rd. Mableton. 770-819-7765. www.mablehouse.org.


The Big Easy come to the Big A as Trombone Shorty brings his heels kicking New Orleans’ sound to State Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park on Aug. 19.

The lineup includes Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Galactic,  New Breed Brass Band , Cyril Neville and Walter Wolfman Washington.

Trombone Shorty’s Voodoo Threauxdown. 7 p.m. Aug. 19. Start at $25. State Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park, 4469 Stella Drive,  Atlanta. 404-233-2227. www.chastainseries.com

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