Pamper your pooch this weekend at PAWfest in Gwinnett.
Photo: Courtesy of True Photography/For the AJC
Photo: Courtesy of True Photography/For the AJC

Things to do in and around Atlanta: May 10-18

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.

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“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.

Decatur Lantern Parade. 8 p.m. May 10. Free. Downtown Decatur, 508 E. Howard Ave., Decatur. decaturlanternparade.com.

Gwinnett Humane Society’s PAWfest. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 11. Free. 210 Luckie St, Lawrenceville. pawfest.com.

Cherokee County Indian Festival & Mother’s Day Powwow. May 11-12. $15; ages 5 and younger $5; $20 weekend passes. Boling Park, 1200 Marietta Highway, Canton. 770-735-6275, www.rthunder.com.

Sweet Auburn Springfest. The 35th annual fest includes shopping, face painting, live music, food and freebies. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. May 11; 1-8 p.m. May 12. Free. 230 John Wesley Dobbs Ave., sweetauburn.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 11 and 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.

: Young dancers perform at the Marietta Greek Festival in Marietta. BRENDA J. TURNER_KACOM.COM.
Photo: Brenda J. Turner

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.

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.

“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.

Co-starring in the Aurora Theatre comedy “Native Gardens” are Cristian Gonzalez (from left), Fedra Ramirez-Olivares, Carolyn Cook and Bart Hansard. CONTRIBUTED BY DANIEL PARVIS
Photo: For the AJC

“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.

“Billy Elliot.” Tony Award-winning musical based on the hit film features a score by Elton John. Through May 12. City Springs Theatre at the Byers Theatre (at the Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center), 1 Galambos Way, Sandy Springs. 404-477-4365, cityspringstheatre.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.

“Amplifest.” A short play festival featuring the works of eight local playwrights opens the inaugural season for Merely Players Presents. Through May 12. $15-$20. Atlanta Cuban Club, 5797 New Peachtree Road, Doraville. www.merelyplayerspresents.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. May 10-19. $22. Out of Box Theatre, 585 Cobb Parkway S., Suite C-1, Marietta. outofboxtheatre.com.

“Newsies.” Presented by the Cobb County Center for Excellence in the Performing Arts. May 10-12. $20. Jennie T. Anderson Theater, Cobb Civic Center, 548 S. Marietta Parkway SE, Marietta. www.andersontheatre.org.

Former first lady Michelle Obama will make an Atlanta stop on her "Becoming" book tour

Michelle Obama. 8 p.m. May 11. $29.50-$179.50. State Farm Arena, 1 State Farm Drive, Atlanta. statefarmarena.com, www.becomingmichelleobama.com.

Tim Heidecker & Gregg Turkington. 8 p.m. May 11. $35. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta. www.variety-playhouse.com.

Eddie Izzard: “Wunderbar.” 8 p.m. May 11. $47-$68. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St., Atlanta. 404-881-2100, foxtheatre.org.

Xperimental Puppetry Theater. Local and national artists will present original films and live performances as well as an installation piece. May 16-19. $15. Center for Puppetry Arts, 1404 Spring St. NW, Atlanta. puppet.org.

TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 30: Singer-songwriter Bryan Adams performs during the closing ceremony of the Invictus Games 2017 at Air Canada Centre on September 30, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images for the Invictus Games Foundation )
Photo: Harry How

MUSIC

Bear’s Den. 8 p.m. May 10. $21. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta. www.variety-playhouse.com.

lovelytheband. 8 p.m. May 10. $20-$25. Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta. www.thebuckheadtheatreatl.com.

Johnnyswim. 8 p.m. May 11. $30-$35. Coca-Cola Roxy, 800 Battery Ave., Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, www.cocacolaroxy.com.

Jessie James Decker. 8 p.m. May 11. $35-$40. Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta. www.thebuckheadtheatreatl.com.

Thank You Scientist. 9 p.m. May 11. $16.50-$20. Aisle 5, 1123 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta. aisle5atl.com.

Blac Rabbit. 9:30 p.m. May 11. $10-$12. Drunken Unicorn, 736 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta. thedrunkenunicorn.net.

Rocktopia. 8 p.m. May 11. $35.50-$49.50. Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St. NW, Atlanta. www.tabernacleatl.com.

Bryan Adams. 8 p.m. May 11. $28.53-$405.50. Ameris Bank Amphitheatre, 2200 Encore Parkway, Alpharetta. livenation.com.

Anthony Hamilton. May 11. $64-$94. Wolf Creek Amphitheater, 3025 Merk Road SW, Atlanta. www.wolfcreekamphitheater.com.

Jagged Edge, 112, Avant. 8 p.m. May 11. $46-$76. Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre, 5239 Floyd Road, Mableton. mablehouse.org.

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

Marianas Trench. 7 p.m. May 12. $25. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

Greta Van Fleet. 8 p.m. May 12-13. $40.75-$50.75. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St., Atlanta. 404-881-2100, foxtheatre.org.

Decatur Civic Chorus: “The Aspects of Love.” A special Mother’s Day concert. 4-5:30 p.m. May 12. First Baptist Church of Decatur, 308 Clairemont Ave, Decatur. 770-722-3769, decaturcivicchorus.org.

Pup, Ratboys. 8:15 p.m. May 13. $16-$19. Terminal West, 887 W. Marietta St. NW, Atlanta. 404-876-5566, terminalwestatl.com.

R&B and soul singer Brian McKnight will be at City Winery.
Photo: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Brian McKnight. 7 and 10 p.m. May 13-14. Sold out ($68-$78). City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta. 404-946-3791, citywinery.com/atlanta.

Whitechapel, Dying Fetus. 5 p.m. May 13. $25-$30. Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta. www.thebuckheadtheatreatl.com..

Sum 41. 7 p.m. May 14. $39.50. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

Higher Brothers. 8 p.m. May 14. $20-$25. Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta. www.thebuckheadtheatreatl.com.

Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real. 8 p.m. May 13. $30-$45. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta. www.variety-playhouse.com.

Lil Pump, Lil Skies. 7 p.m. May 14. $39.50-$60. Coca-Cola Roxy, 800 Battery Ave., Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, www.cocacolaroxy.com.

The Drums. 9 p.m. May 15. $19-$21. Terminal West, 887 W. Marietta St. NW, Atlanta. 404-876-5566, terminalwestatl.com.

Sara Evans. 8 p.m. May 15. $60-$70. City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta. 404-946-3791, citywinery.com/atlanta.

Michael Schenker Fest. 8 p.m. May 16. $39.50-$76. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta. www.variety-playhouse.com.

Gunna. 8 p.m. May 16. $27.50-$45. Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St. NW, Atlanta. www.tabernacleatl.com.

Chris Young. May 16. $20-$69. Ameris Bank Amphitheatre, 2200 Encore Parkway, Alpharetta. livenation.com.

Ben Platt. 8 p.m. May 16. $45-$125. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. www.cobbenergycentre.com.

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

Artist Sarah Hobbs creates photographs about obsessive behaviors including “Untitled (Voluntary Mental Facility),” which is featured at Chastain Arts Center Gallery in a two-person exhibition with Susie Winton, “Perspectives of the Unexpected.”

VISUAL ARTS

“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

“Twilight Living.” Works by Atlanta photographer Sarah Hobbs. Through May 11. Free. Hathaway Gallery, 887 Howell Mill Road, NW, Suite 200, 470.428.2061, hathawaygallery.com.

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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