A crowd cheers on the Robinson's Racing Pigs during Snellville Days Saturday at Briscoe Park in Snellville, GA. STEVE SCHAEFER / SPECIAL TO THE AJC

Things to do in and around Atlanta: May 3-11

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.

WHOlanta 2019. Annual sci-fi convention focusing on “Doctor Who” and British media and culture. May 3-5. $65 for the weekend; $25 Friday, $40 Saturday; $35 Sunday; ages 6-12 $20; under age 6 free with paid adult. Hilton Atlanta Airport, 1031 Virginia Ave., Atlanta. WHOlanta.com.

Swing Into Spring Festival. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. May 4. Starr Park, 803 Forest Parkway, Forest Park. 404-363-2908, forestparkga.org.

DATE CHANGE: Cars & ‘Q for the Cause. It’s the 10th year for this barbecue and auto show to benefit the Georgia Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. 4-7 p.m. May 5 (moved from May 4). Tickets include dinner. $30-$50; under age 8 free. Choate Construction, 8200 Roberts Drive, Atlanta. www.carsnq.com.

Snellville Days Festival. May 4-5. Free. Briscoe Park, 2500 Sawyer Parkway, Snellville. 770-985-3535, snellvilledays.org.

Canton Festival of the Arts. May 4-5. Brown Park, 270 E. Marietta St., Canton. cantonartfestival.com.

May-retta Daze. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. May 4; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. May 5. Free. Glover Park at Historic Marietta Square, 50 N. Park Square NE, Marietta. 770-794-5601, mariettaga.gov.

Picnic in the Park. A benefit for Wholesome Wave Georgia. Get a picnic basket with dishes prepared by chefs at local restaurants including One Flew South, No. 246 and Muss and Turner’s, plus beverages, live music, farm booths and family-friendly activities. 1-4 p.m. May 5. $40 for a two-person picnic basket; $75 for a four-person basket. Adair Park I, 742 Catherine St. SW, Atlanta. www.wholesomewavegeorgia.org.

Harold is a curious young boy who discovers his power to create anything he can imagine in the Center for Puppetry Arts' "Harold and the Purple Crayon."

PERFORMING ARTS

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

“I Love to Eat.” William S. Murphey plays culinary expert James Beard in the one-man comedy. Through May 5. $15-$45. Theatrical Outfit, Balzer Theater at Herren’s, 84 Luckie St. NW, Atlanta. 678-528-1500, theatricaloutfit.org.

»»REVIEW: Get the verdict on Theatrical Outfit’s “I Love to Eat”

“Hamlet.” Through May 5. $15-$47. Atlanta Shakespeare Company, Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse, 499 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 404-874-5299, shakespearetavern.com.

“The Hero’s Wife.” Through May 5. $24-$38. Synchronicity Theatre, 1545 Peachtree St. (in the Peachtree Pointe complex), Atlanta. 404-484-8636, synchrotheatre.com.

Atlanta Opera: “La Traviata.” May 3 and 5. $38-$134. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. www.cobbenergycentre.com.

“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.

“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. May 3-12. 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. May 8-June 9. Serenbe Playhouse, 10950 Hutchesons Ferry Road, Palmetto. 770-463-1110, serenbeplayhouse.com.

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

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

Cage the Elephant performed during the Shaky Knees Music Festival in 2017 and will return this year. (DAVID BARNES / DAVID.BARNES@AJC.COM)

MUSIC

Shaky Knees Music Festival. May 3-5. Three-day general admission $189; single-day general admission $99; VIP tickets available. Central Park, 311 North Ave. NE, Atlanta. shakykneesfestival.com.

»»RELATED: Don’t miss our guide to navigating the Shaky Knees Fest

Yacht Rock Revue (“Purple Rain”). 8 p.m. May 3. $20-$55. Coca-Cola Roxy, 800 Battery Ave., Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, www.cocacolaroxy.com.

Smino. 8 p.m. May 3. $25-$35. Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta. www.thebuckheadtheatreatl.com.

Fidlar. 11 p.m. May 3. $24-$26. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta. www.variety-playhouse.com.

Al Green. 8 p.m. May 3. $50.50-$130.50. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St., Atlanta. 404-881-2100, foxtheatre.org.

Hillsong United. 7:30 p.m. May 3. $28.50-$78.50. State Farm Arena, 1 State Farm Drive, Atlanta. statefarmarena.com.

Riverside. 8 p.m. May 3. $22-$28. City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta. 404-946-3791, citywinery.com/atlanta.

India Arie. 8 p.m. May 3. $39.50-$95.50. Symphony Hall, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 404-733-5000, www.atlantasymphony.org.

Garbage. 8 p.m. May 3. $37-$67.50. Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St. NW, Atlanta. www.tabernacleatl.com.

Dublin's Fontaines D.C. open a late-night show at the Earl on May 3.
Photo: Partisan Records

Idles, Fontaines D.C. 11 p.m. May 3. Sold out. The EARL, 488 Flat Shoals Ave. SE, Atlanta. www.badearl.com.

Deerhunter. 11 p.m. May 4. Sold out. The EARL, 488 Flat Shoals Ave. SE, Atlanta. www.badearl.com.

Parkway Drive, Killswitch Engine. 6:30 p.m. May 4. $34.50-$49.50. Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St. NW, Atlanta. www.tabernacleatl.com.

Eric Roberson. 7 and 10 p.m. May 4; 7 p.m. May 5. $40-$50. City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta. 404-946-3791, citywinery.com/atlanta.

Tom Jones. 8 p.m. May 5. $59.50-$129.50. Symphony Hall, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 404-733-5000, www.atlantasymphony.org.

In This Moment, Sevendust, Light The Torch. 7 p.m. May 5. Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St. NW, Atlanta. www.tabernacleatl.com.

Blackpink. 8 p.m. May 5. $79-$279. Infinite Energy Arena, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. 770-626-2464, www.infiniteenergycenter.com.

Franklin Pond Chamber Music and Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra’s Chamber Players: “Fall into Spring Concert.” 6 p.m. May 5. Free. Rich Auditorium, Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 404-252-3479, www.franklinpond.org.

Hands Like Houses. 7 p.m. May 5. $15. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

Uli Jon Roth. 7 p.m. May 6. $25-$30. City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta. 404-946-3791,  citywinery.com/atlanta.

The Strumbellas. 8 p.m. May 6. $23-$26. Terminal West, 887 W. Marietta St. NW, Atlanta. 404-876-5566, terminalwestatl.com.

Meshuggah. 8 p.m. May 6. $36-$45. Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta. www.thebuckheadtheatreatl.com.

Kali Uchis and Jorja Smith team up for a show at the Coca-Cola Roxy.

Jorja Smith, Kali Uchis. 7 p.m. May 6. $39.50-$79.50. Coca-Cola Roxy, 800 Battery Ave., Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, www.cocacolaroxy.com.

DeKalb Symphony Orchestra. Violist Yinzi Kong is the featured soloist for a performance of Hindemith’s “Der Schwanendreher.” Also on the program is Mendelssohn’s Symphony No.5 (“Reformation”) and Bach’s Fantasia and Fugue, arranged by Elgar. 8 p.m. May 7. The public is invited to meet the conductor at the 7 p.m. pre-concert conversation. Marvin Cole Auditorium at Georgia State University, Clarkston Campus, 555 N Indian Creek Drive, Clarkston. 678-891-3565, www.dekalbsymphony.org.

Architects, Thy Art is Murder, While She Sleeps. 7:30 p.m. May 7. Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta. www.thebuckheadtheatreatl.com.

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

Mariza. 8 p.m. May 7. $50-$65. City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta. 404-946-3791,  citywinery.com/atlanta.

Bea Miller. 9 p.m. May 7. Sold out. Terminal West, 887 W. Marietta St. NW, Atlanta. 404-876-5566, terminalwestatl.com.

Shinedown. 8:30 p.m. May 7-8. $52.50-$75.50. Coca-Cola Roxy, 800 Battery Ave., Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, www.cocacolaroxy.com.

Judas Priest. 7:30 p.m. May 8. $35-$150. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St., Atlanta. 404-881-2100, foxtheatre.org.

Herb Alpert and Lani Hall. 8 p.m. May 8. $55-$65. City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta. 404-946-3791, citywinery.com/atlanta.

Secrets. 7 p.m. May 9. $13.The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

Evanescence. 8 p.m. May 9. $59.50-$125.50. Coca-Cola Roxy, 800 Battery Ave., Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, www.cocacolaroxy.com.

Railroad Earth. 8 p.m. May 9. $27.50-$32. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta. www.variety-playhouse.com.

Lizzo, seen here at the 2019 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on April 21, 2019, plays a sold-out show at the Tabernacle on May 9.
Photo: Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Coachella

Lizzo. 8 p.m. May 9. $29.50-$49.50. Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St. NW, Atlanta. www.tabernacleatl.com.

Black Stone Cherry, Tyler Bryant & the Shakedown. 8 p.m. May 9. $20-$25. Center Stage, 1374 W. Peachtree St., Atlanta. www.centerstage-atlanta.com.

Carol Albert. 8 p.m. May 9. $20-$26. City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta. 404-946-3791, citywinery.com/atlanta.

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.

“European Masterworks: The Phillips Collection” at the High Museum of Art focuses on the fascinating juxtaposition of works from a variety of eras and artists drawn from Washington, D.C.’s Phillips Collection. Contributed by The Phillips Collection
Photo: For the AJC

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.

“Louder than Words.” Works that focus on conveying ideas and meaning through nonverbal means. Through May 5. Free. Bernard A. Zuckerman Museum of Art, 492 Prillaman Way, Kennesaw. 470-578-3223, arts.kennesaw.edu/zuckerman.

Frank Sharp: “Australia & New Zealand.” Photos from down under by local photographer Frank Sharp. Through April 30. Tucker-Reid H. Cofer Library, 5234 Lavista Road, Tucker. dekalblibrary.org/branches/tuck.

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

Fahamu Pecou: “Do or Die: Affect, Ritual, Resistance.” Through April 28. $6-$8. Michael C. Carlos Museum, 571 S. Kilgo Circle NE, Atlanta. carlos.emory.edu.

“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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