Kick off the festival weekend on Thursday night (May 30) at Destination Delicious with a road trip through the South. CONTRIBUTED BY RAFTERMEN / AFWF
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Things to do in and around Atlanta: May 31-June 15

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.

Georgia Renaissance Festival. 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and Memorial Day. Through June 2. $20-$24; $10-$12 ages 6-12, free for ages 5 and younger. 6905 Virlyn B. Smith Road, Fairburn. 770-964-8575, garenfest.com.

Atlanta Food and Wine Festival. Through June 2. Passes $75-$1,800; tasting tent passes are $100 per day. The Loews Atlanta Hotel at 11th and Peachtree streets is the official host hotel. The tasting tents will be at Historic Old Fourth Ward Park near the Beltline. 404-474-7330, atlfoodandwinefestival.com.

»»RELATED: Find out more in our guide to the Atlanta Food and Wine Festival

Candler Park Music and Food Festival. The music lineup includes Greensky Bluegrass, Dispatch, Stephen Marley, Dr. Dog, Larkin Poe and more. Food vendors include the King of Pops, the Pup Truck, Yumbii, Sweet Auburn Barbecue and Soul Vegetarian. May 31-June 1. Single day tickets $40; weekend pass $50. Candler Park, 1500 McLendon Ave., Atlanta. candlerparkmusicfestival.com.

Virginia-Highland Summerfest. June 1-2. Free. Virginia Avenue between North Highland Avenue and Park Drive, Atlanta. vahisummerfest.org.

Parker Lewis, age 2 checks out a Malachite butterfly at the Butterfly Encounter during The Flying Colors Butterfly Festival in Roswell, GA June 3, 2018. STEVE SCHAEFER / SPECIAL TO THE AJC
Photo: Steve Schaefer

Flying Colors Butterfly Festival. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 1; noon-5 p.m. June 2. $12; $8 members. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. chattnaturecenter.org.

»»RELATED: Check out our podcast on the Flying Colors Butterly Festival at the link below

Atlanta Moon Ride. Nighttime bike ride benefits Bert’s Big Adventure. 7 p.m. pre-party and ride at 11 p.m. June 7. $35; VIP $95. Piedmont Park, 10th Street and Monroe Drive, Atlanta. atlantamoonride.com.

Peachtree Corners Festival. June 7-9. Free. 6236 Crooked Creek Road, Peachtree Corners. peachtreecornersfestival.com.

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

Horizon Theatre’s topical comedy “The Cake” features Parris Sarter (from left), Marcie Millard and Rhyn McLemore Saver. CONTRIBUTED BY CASEY GARDNER PHOTOGRAPHY
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PERFORMING ARTS

“Native Gardens.” Neighbors clash in a dazzling new comedy about a battle for the backyard. Through June 2. $20-$50. Aurora Theatre, 128 E. Pike St., Lawrenceville. 678-226-6222, auroratheatre.com.

»»RELATED: Read our review of “Native Gardens”

“Ragtime.” Tony Award-winning musical based on E.L. Doctorow’s acclaimed novel. Through June 9. Serenbe Playhouse, 10950 Hutchesons Ferry Road, Palmetto. 770-463-1110, serenbeplayhouse.com.

“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.

“Morningside.” Atlanta playwright Topher Payne creates a portrait of the women of an Atlanta neighborhood as they gather for a baby shower. May 31-June 29. $19-$22. OnStage Atlanta, 3041 North Decatur Road, Scottdale. onstageatlanta.com.

“Pride & Joy: The Marvin Gaye Musical.” June 6-9. $38.75-$102.75. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St., Atlanta. 404-881-2100, foxtheatre.org.

“Hands of Color.” A new identity challenges deep-rooted prejudice in a new play by Kimberly Monks. June 7-30. $25-$40. Synchronicity Theatre, Peachtree Pointe, 1545 Peachtree St., Atlanta. synchrotheatre.com.

“Altar Boyz.” A boy band on a holy mission meets New York City. June 7-22. $25-$125. Marietta Theatre Company at the Lyric Studio on the Square, 12 Powder Springs St., Marietta. mariettatheatre.com.

“The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical.” June 7-9. $45-$87. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. www.cobbenergycentre.com.

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

Dean Felber, from left, Darius Rucker, Jim Sonefeld, and Mark Bryan, of Hootie & the Blowfish, pose for a portrait at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, S.C. The band is returning with a tour and album 25 years after “Cracked Rear View” launched the South Carolina-based rock band.
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MUSIC

Vivian Green. 7 and 10 p.m. May 31. Sold out ($35-$50). City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta. 404-946-3791, citywinery.com/atlanta.

New Found Glory. 6:30 p.m. May 31. $26. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

Coheed and Cambria, Mastodon. 6:30 p.m. May 31. $49.50-$89.50. Coca-Cola Roxy, 800 Battery Ave., Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, www.cocacolaroxy.com.

Betty Who. 9 p.m. May 31. $22-$100. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta. www.variety-playhouse.com.

Trey Anastasio Band. 8 p.m. May 31-June 1. $49.50-$69.50. Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St. NW, Atlanta. www.tabernacleatl.com.

500 Songs for Kids. May 31-June 1. Pay what you want. The EARL, 488 Flat Shoals Ave. SE, Atlanta. www.badearl.com.

Hungry Ear Coffeehouse: Bill Kahler, Matthew Kahler, Jeff Silver, and Jim McCaffrey. 8 p.m. June 1. $5 suggested donation at the door and canned goods for the Community Assistance Center (OurCAC.org) appreciated. BYOB (beer, wine and spirits welcome). Northwest Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 1025 Mount Vernon Highway NW, Sandy Springs. nwuuc.org/hungry-ear.

Hootie & The Blowfish, Barenaked Ladies. 7:30 p.m. June 1. $29.50-$129.50. Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood, 2002 Lakewood Way, Atlanta. livenation.com.

Blackbear. 8 p.m. June 1. $32.50-$55. Coca-Cola Roxy, 800 Battery Ave., Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, www.cocacolaroxy.com.

Will Downing, Norman Brown, Lindsey Webster and Mike Phillips. 7 p.m. June 1. $46-$81. Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre, 5239 Floyd Road, Mableton. mablehouse.org.

Walter Beasley. 8 p.m. June 1. $30-$45. City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta. 404-946-3791, citywinery.com/atlanta.

Rodrigo y Gabriela, Justin Townes Earle. 8 p.m. June 1. $34.25-$74.25. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St., Atlanta. 404-881-2100, foxtheatre.org.

Guitar Shed’s Kids Summer Recital. Noon June 1. $10. City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta. 404-946-3791, citywinery.com/atlanta.

Cherokee Chorale: “Days of Wine and Roses.” An evening of American songbook classics by Cole Porter, Johnny Mercer and more. 5 p.m. June 1; 3 p.m. June 2. $15; $5 students. Reinhardt University’s Falany Performing Arts Center, 7300 Reinhardt College Parkway, Waleska. www.cherokeechorale.org.

LANY. 8 p.m. June 2. $35-$45. Coca-Cola Roxy, 800 Battery Ave., Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, www.cocacolaroxy.com.

Weyes Blood. 8 p.m. June 3. Sold out. The EARL, 488 Flat Shoals Ave. SE, Atlanta. www.badearl.com.

Philip Bailey of Earth, Wind & Fire performs at City Winery on June 3.
Photo: Hyosub Shin, hshin@ajc.com

Philip Bailey. 8 p.m. June 3. $45.25-$60.25. City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta. 404-946-3791, citywinery.com/atlanta.

The Musical Box perform “A Genesis Extravaganza.” 8 p.m. June 4. $29-$74. Center Stage, 1374 W. Peachtree St., Atlanta. www.centerstage-atlanta.com.

Tav Falco’s Panther Burns. 7 p.m. June 4. $15. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

Joanne Shaw Taylor. 8 p.m. June 5. $25. City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta. 404-946-3791, citywinery.com/atlanta.

Yngwie Malmsteen. 7 p.m. June 6. $30. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

Florence + the Machine. 7:30 p.m. June 6. $39.50-$109.50. Ameris Bank Amphitheatre, 2200 Encore Parkway, Alpharetta. livenation.com.

Local Natives. 8 p.m. June 6. $30-$36.50. Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta. www.thebuckheadtheatreatl.com.

Lyfe Jennings. June 6-7. $45-$60. City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta. 404-946-3791, citywinery.com/atlanta.

Thundercat opens for Anderon.Paak at Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park.
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Anderson.Paak, Noname, Thundercat. 7:30 p.m. June 7. $31.50-$59.50. Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park, 4469 Stella Drive, Atlanta. livenation.com.

Felice Brothers. 7 and 9:15 p.m. June 7. $20-$25. Eddie’s Attic, 515-B N. McDonough St., Decatur. 1-877-987-6487, eddiesattic.com.

Klymaxx, Joyce Irby. 8 p.m. June 8. $26-$34. City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta. 404-946-3791, citywinery.com/atlanta.

Ariana Grande. 8 p.m. June 8. $34.95-$179.95. State Farm Arena, 1 State Farm Drive, Atlanta. statefarmarena.com.

Roxie Watson. 7 p.m. June 8. $19-$25. Eddie’s Attic, 515-B N. McDonough St., Decatur. 1-877-987-6487, eddiesattic.com.

Slushii. 8 p.m. June 8. $22-$25. Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta. www.thebuckheadtheatreatl.com.

Tycoon Music Festival with Kendrick Lamar, Chris Brown, Trey Songz. 5 p.m. June 8. $51-$511. Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood, 2002 Lakewood Way, Atlanta. livenation.com.

EnParejaDos. 8 p.m. June 8. $45-$125. Coca-Cola Roxy, 800 Battery Ave., Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, www.cocacolaroxy.com.

Stryper. 7 p.m. June 8. $25. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

Trinidad Cardona. 7 p.m. June 8. $12. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

Josh Rouse. 6 p.m. June 9. $20-$25. Eddie’s Attic, 515-B N. McDonough St., Decatur. 1-877-987-6487, eddiesattic.com.

Steve Earle & the Dukes. 8 p.m. June 9. $37.50-$89.50. Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta. www.thebuckheadtheatreatl.com.

Sundays on the River: Freddy & Francine. 7 p.m. May 12. $16-$20. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. chattnaturecenter.org.

Geographer. 7 p.m. June 10. $13. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

Dylan LeBlanc. 7 p.m. June 12. $15-$18. The EARL, 488 Flat Shoals Ave. SE, Atlanta. www.badearl.com.

Brit Floyd: 40 Years of “The Wall.” 8 p.m. June 12. $35-$175. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St., Atlanta. 404-881-2100, foxtheatre.org.

Robin Latimore. 8 p.m. June 13. $18. City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta. 404-946-3791, citywinery.com/atlanta.

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 will play Ameris Bank Amphitheatre in Alpharetta on June 14, 2019. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

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

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

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.

Lesser-known Louisiana photographer Clarence John Laughlin, often described as a Southern surrealist, is the subject of a solo exhibition at the High Museum of Art, “Strange Light: The Photography of Clarence John Laughlin,” which includes the silver gelatin print “The Ghostly Arch (#2),” (1948). Contributed by High Museum of Art
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VISUAL ARTS

“Strange Light: The Photography of Clarence John Laughlin.” Through November 10, 2019. 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.

“Bed.” Group show curated by two NYC artists examining the idea of “bed.” Through June 1. Noon-6 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays. Marcia Wood Gallery, 263 Walker St., Atlanta. 404-827-0030, marciawoodgallery.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.

Frank Sharp: “Panama Caribbean Trip.” Through June 6. Pinckneyville Park Community Center, 4650 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, Berkeley Lake. bit.ly/PinckneyvilleRecCenter.

“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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