Marietta Greek Festival
Photo: Courtesy of Marietta Greek Festival, Inc./For the AJC
Photo: Courtesy of Marietta Greek Festival, Inc./For the AJC

Things to do in and around Atlanta: May 17-25

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.

Marietta Greek Festival. 3-11 p.m. May 17; 10 a.m.-11 p.m. May 18; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 19. $5; ages 12 and younger free. Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church, 3431 Trickum Road, Marietta. mariettagreekfestival.com.

Roswell Mimosa Festival. 1-5 p.m. May 18. $50-$60. Mimosa Hall & Bulloch Hall, 127 Bulloch Ave., Roswell. atlantawinefestivals.com.

Kirkwood Spring Fling. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. May 18. Festival is free; tour of homes (May 18-19), $20. Bessie Branham Park, 2051 Delano Drive NE, Atlanta. kirkwoodfling.com.

Dahlonega Arts, Wine & Jazz Festival. In addition to the artists market and the wine garden (16 tastings for $30), there will be live jazz on the Hancock Park Pavilion Stage. For parking options, go to dahlonegadda.org. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. May 18; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 19. Free. On the historic square in downtown Dahlonega. chestateeartists.org.

Kelly and Jessica from the B98.5 Morning Show were at Walgreens in Marietta Saturday.

Yaarab Shrine Circus and Fair. May 18-27. $7; free for ages 10 and younger. Admission to a sneak peek ride-a-thon, which begins at 5 p.m. May 17, is $10 per person and does not include circus performances. Jim Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Road SW, Marietta. www.2019shrinecircus.com.

Decatur Arts Festival. Hear live musical performances, watch improvisational and stand-up comedy, attend literary events and see the work of more than 150 creatives. May 24-26. Free. Downtown Decatur, 101 E. Court Square, Decatur. 404-371-9583, decaturartsfestival.com.

Military vehicle riding experience. Guests of all ages can touch and explore the vehicles and aircraft on display. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. May 25. Museum admission is $5 (free for children under age 5 and active military and their families). Humvee rides are $8 per person and armored vehicle rides are $15 per person. The Aviation Wing, 555 Perrin Road, Marietta. theaviationwing.com.

Brew at the Zoo. Enjoy more than 70 different brews as well as a selection of wines among the exotic wildlife at Zoo Atlanta. 5:30-9:30 p.m. May 25. $55; $125 for a VIP experience. Zoo Atlanta, 800 Cherokee Ave. SE, Atlanta. zooatlanta.org.

The Alliance Theatre cast of the musical “Ride the Cyclone” includes Chaz Duffy (from left), Tiffany Tatreau, Scott Redmond, Lillian Castillo and Kholby Wardell. CONTRIBUTED BY CHRIS HELTON
Photo: For the AJC

PERFORMING ARTS

“Harold and the Purple Crayon.” Through May 26. $25. Center for Puppetry Arts, 1404 Spring St. NW, Atlanta. puppet.org.

“Ride the Cyclone.” The Saint Cassian High School Chamber Choir’s ride on the Cyclone roller coaster ends with their tragic demise. A mechanical fortune teller invites each to tell the story of a life interrupted. Through May 26. $25-$85. Alliance Theatre at the Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. 404-733-4650, alliancetheatre.org.

»»RELATED: Read our review of “Ride the Cyclone”

“Love & Money.” Determined to donate almost everything she owns before her death, wealthy widow Cornelia Cunningham’s plan hits a snag when an ambitious young man arrives to claim his alleged inheritance. Through May 19. $25-$31. ART Station, 5384 Manor Drive, Stone Mountain. artstation.org.

“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.

“The Secretaries.” A new employee discovers that something is a little off about the members of the secretarial pool in this horror comedy, which explores the cultural expectations of femininity. Through May 26. $15-$25. Out Front Theatre, 999 Brady Ave., Atlanta. 404-448-2755, outfronttheatre.com.

“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.

“A Public Education.” Exploring the interactions of five complicated, deeply human teachers and one troubled student. Through May 19. $22. Out of Box Theatre, 585 Cobb Parkway S., Suite C-1, Marietta. outofboxtheatre.com.

Xperimental Puppetry Theater. Local and national artists will present original films and live performances as well as an installation piece. Through May 19. $15. Center for Puppetry Arts, 1404 Spring St. NW, Atlanta. puppet.org.

“A View From the Bridge.” Arthur Miller’s classic of familial conflict. Through May 26. $20-$30. Marietta’s New Theatre in the Square, 11 Whitlock Ave., Marietta. 770-426-4800, www.theatreinthesquare.net.

»»RELATED: Read our review of “A View From the Bridge”

“Anne of the Thousand Days.” Maxwell Anderson’s 1948 telling of the story of Anne Boleyn, second wife of Henry VIII and mother of Elizabeth I. Through May 25. $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. May 24-June 16. $15-$33. Stage Door Players at North DeKalb Cultural Center, 5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody. stagedoorplayers.net.

MUSIC

Pile, C.H.E.W. 8 p.m. May 17. $12-$15. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

The Producers. 8 p.m. May 17-18. $30-$38. City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta. 404-946-3791, citywinery.com/atlanta.

Dennis DeYoung. 8 p.m. May 17. $35-$45. The Fred, 201 McIntosh Trail, Peachtree City. www.amphitheater.org.

Amanda Palmer. 7:30 p.m. May 17. $29-$49. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. www.cobbenergycentre.com.

RBRM. New Edition’s Ronnie DeVoe, Bobby Brown, Ricky Bell and Mike Bivins. 8 p.m. May 17. $38-$158. Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park, 4469 Stella Drive, Atlanta. livenation.com.

Christian Nodal. 8 p.m. May 18. $50-$140. Coca-Cola Roxy, 800 Battery Ave., Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, www.cocacolaroxy.com.

Perturbator. 9 p.m. May 18. $21-$26. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta. www.variety-playhouse.com.

Lady Lamb. 9 p.m. May 18. $16-$18. Aisle 5, 1123 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta. aisle5atl.com.

Superorganism. 8 p.m. May 18. $18-$21. Terminal West, 887 W. Marietta St. NW, Atlanta. 404-876-5566, terminalwestatl.com.

The 1975, from Manchester, England, will play Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park. (Dave Ma)
Photo: Dave Ma

The 1975. 7 p.m. May 18. $29.50-$59.50. Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park, 4469 Stella Drive, Atlanta. livenation.com.

Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band, Penny & Sparrow. 8 p.m. May 19. $30-$150. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta. www.variety-playhouse.com.

Con Funk Shun, Bar-Kays, Brick. 5 p.m. May 19. $38-$58. Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre, 5239 Floyd Road, Mableton. mablehouse.org.

Leon. 8 p.m. May 20. $16-$18. Aisle 5, 1123 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta. aisle5atl.com.

Nick Waterhouse. 8 p.m. May 20. $16-$21. Terminal West, 887 W. Marietta St. NW, Atlanta. 404-876-5566, terminalwestatl.com.

J. Holiday. 8 p.m. May 20. $30-$38. City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta. 404-946-3791, citywinery.com/atlanta.

Art Alexakis (Everclear), Chris Collingwood (Fountains of Wayne), Max Collins (Eve 6), John Wazniak (Marcy Playground). 8 p.m. May 21. $36-$299. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta. www.variety-playhouse.com.

Basement. 6 p.m. May 21. $20. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

Nitzer Ebb. 8 p.m. May 21. $25-$30. Terminal West, 887 W. Marietta St. NW, Atlanta. 404-876-5566, terminalwestatl.com.

The Veer Union. 7 p.m. May 23. $12. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

Animals as Leaders. 7 p.m. May 23. $24. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

Talkin’ All That Jazz: The Jazz and Hip-Hop Fusion Concert. 8 p.m. May 23. $20-$25. City Winery. www.citywinery.com/atlanta.

Departure (Journey tribute) and Head Games (Foreigner tribute). 8 p.m. May 24. $12.50-$25. Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta. www.thebuckheadtheatreatl.com.

Rascal Flatts will play Ameris Bank Amphitheatre.
Photo: Mark DeLong

Old Crow Medicine Show, Amythyst Kiah. 8 p.m. May 24. $53.50. Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. 404-876-5859. atlantabg.org.

Crash Test Dummies. 8 p.m. May 24. $31-$46. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta. www.variety-playhouse.com.

Zapp, S.O.S. Band. 7 p.m. May 25. $41-$86. Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre, 5239 Floyd Road, Mableton. mablehouse.org.

Rascal Flatts. 7:30 p.m. May 25. $39.75-$99.50. Ameris Bank Amphitheatre, 2200 Encore Parkway, Alpharetta. livenation.com.

VISUAL ARTS

“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.

“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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