Atlanta Botanical Garden’s Garden Lights, Holiday Nights. CONTRIBUTED BY JOEY IVANSCO
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Photo: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Things to do in and around Atlanta: Nov. 22-30

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

Stone Mountain Christmas. Through Jan. 5. $20 for parking or $40 for an annual pass. Tickets to Stone Mountain Christmas start at $29.95. Note: For Snow Mountain (featuring 18 lanes of daytime tubing fun) a separate ticket is required for two-hour tubing sessions and all-day access to play area at Snow Mountain. Snow Mountain tickets start at $34.95, and the attraction continues through Feb. 23. Combo packages start at $49.95. Discounts available online. Stone Mountain Park, 1000 Robert E. Lee Blvd., Stone Mountain. stonemountainpark.com.

“Winter Wonderland.” Decorated trees and displays showcase the diversity of celebrations, holidays, traditions and events from around the world. Nov. 22-Jan. 12. Museum admission $18-$20. Fernbank Museum of Natural History, 767 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta. www.fernbankmuseum.org.

Garden Lights, Holiday Nights. Through Jan. 11. $20-$45 admission depending on age and whether it’s a peak night: $16.95 adult or child admission after 9 p.m. Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave. NE. 404-876-5859, atlantabg.org.

Duluth Festival of Trees at the Southeastern Railway Museum. Nov. 16-Jan. 4. Included with museum admission: $10; $8 senior citizens; $7 ages 2-12; train rides $3 on operating days. Southeastern Railway Museum, 3595 Buford Highway, Duluth. 770-476-2013, train-museum.org.

Macy’s Atlanta Great Tree Lighting. The 72nd edition will include a musical backdrop from Lea Michele, CeCe Winans and Carly Pearce. 6:30 p.m. Nov. 24. Free. 393 Peachtree Road N.E., Atlanta. 404-231-2800, www.simon.com/mall/lenox-square.

The Lighting of Avalon. 1 p.m.-8 p.m. Nov. 24. Free. 400 Avalon Blvd. Alpharetta. 770-765-2000, experienceavalon.com.

Christmas at Callanwolde Designer Show House and Holiday Market. Nov. 29-Dec. 7. $10-$20. Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, 980 Briarcliff Road NE, Atlanta. 404-872-5338, callanwolde.org.

The Center for Puppetry Arts is hosting its annual production of the classic television special “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” through Dec. 30. CONTRIBUTED BY CLAY WALKER
Photo: For the AJC

PERFORMING ARTS

Kinetic Light DESCENT. Dancers Alice Sheppard and Laurel Lawson reimagine the Rodin sculpture of Greek mythological figures Venus and Andromeda as a love story for two women, moving together and apart in a landscape created through projections by Michael Maag. 8 p.m. Nov. 23. $10-$25. Ferst Center for the Arts at Georgia Tech, 349 Ferst Drive NW, Atlanta. 404-894-9600, arts.gatech.edu. “Conceal and Carry.” The father of a school shooting victim embarks on an all-night drive towards revenge. Through Nov. 23. Out of Hand Theatre, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave. #8500, Atlanta. 404-462-8836, outofhandtheater.com.

Cirque du Soleil: “Volta.” Through Jan. 5. $49-$275. Under the big top at Atlantic Station, 241 20th St., Atlanta. cirquedusoleil.com/volta.

»»RELATED: Take a look at our preview of “Volta”

“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.” Through Dec. 29. $15-$35. Center for Puppetry Arts, 1404 Spring St. NW, Atlanta. www.puppet.org.

“Downstairs.” A Hitchcockian thriller about casting out your demons and mending the past. Through Dec. 1. $20-$35. Actor’s Express, 887 W. Marietta St. NW, Atlanta. 404-607-7469. actors-express.com.

“Swell Party.” It’s 1932, and a tobacco heir returns to his family’s estate with a new wife. A party is thrown to introduce the newlyweds to society, but then the groom turns up dead in this Topher Payne comedy-mystery. Through Nov. 24. $18-$22. Process Theatre Co. at Onstage Atlanta, 3041 N. Decatur Road, Scottdale. theprocesstheatre.org, onstageatlanta.com.

“A Christmas Carol.” The Alliance Theatre’s 30th annual production Atlanta actor David de Vries returning in the role of Ebenezer Scrooge. Through Dec. 24. $25-$100; $17.50-$70 ages 17 and younger. Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 404-733-5000, alliancetheatre.org.

“Christmas Canteen 2019.” A nostalgic revue of classic holiday songs and hits. Through Dec. 23. $30-$80. Aurora Theatre, 128 E. Pike St., Lawrenceville. 678-226-6222, auroratheatre.com.

“The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley.” A “Pride & Prejudice”-inspired family event. Nov. 27-Dec. 29. $15-$51. 678-528-1500, theatricaloutfit.org.

Emory Dance Company fall concert. The concert features work by Emory faculty members Julio Medina and Lori Teague along with guest artists Dafi Altabeb, Jessica Bertram and Kristin O’Neal. Nov. 21-23. $8-$15. Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, 1700 N. Decatur Road, Atlanta. 404-727-5050, arts.emory.edu.

“The Elf on the Shelf.” Noon and 5 p.m. Nov. 23. $35.50-$65.60. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. www.cobbenergycentre.com.

PJ Masks Live! Save the Day. 2 p.m. Nov. 24. $32.50-$47.50. Atlanta Symphony Hall, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. atlantasymphony.org.

The Hip Hop Nutcracker. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 29. $31-plus. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. www.cobbenergycentre.com.

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - NOVEMBER 13: (FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY) Miranda Lambert performs onstage during the 53rd annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 13, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images,)
Photo: Terry Wyatt/Getty Images,

MUSIC

The Avett Brothers. 8 p.m. Nov. 21-22. $75-$89.50. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 1-855-285-8499, foxtheatre.org.

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Emanuel Ax join the orchestra for Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 1. 8 p.m. Nov. 21 and 23. $22-$98. Atlanta Symphony Hall, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. atlantasymphony.org.

As I Lay Dying. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 22. $27.50-$35. Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta. www.thebuckheadtheatreatl.com.

Dave East. 7 p.m. Nov. 22. $12. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

Freehat, Buzzard Cult, Mr. Christian. 9 p.m. Nov. 22. $8. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com.

Jaden & Willow. 8 p.m. Nov. 22. $32.50-$40. Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St. NW, Atlanta. www.tabernacleatl.com.

Kidz Bop. 7 p.m. Nov. 22. $12.69-$55. Coca-Cola Roxy, 800 Battery Ave., Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, www.cocacolaroxy.com.

Miranda Lambert. 7 p.m. Nov. 22. $59.75-$114. Infinite Energy Arena, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. infiniteenergycenter.com.

Lee McKinney. 6:30 p.m. Nov. 22. $16. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

Pigface. 8 p.m. Nov. 22. $29.50. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

Peachtree Peppers, Flannel Nation, House of Thomas. 8:30 p.m. Nov. 22. $10. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com.

Arin Ray. 7 p.m. Nov. 22. $20. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

Travis Tritt, Charlie Daniels Band. 7 p.m. Nov. 23. $39.75-$85. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 1-855-285-8499, foxtheatre.org.

Regina Belle. 8 p.m. Nov. 23. $40-$55. City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta. 404-946-3791, citywinery.com/atlanta.

Chelsea Grin. 6 p.m. Nov. 23. $20. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

Highly Suspect. 8 p.m. Nov. 23. $33.50-$52.50. Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St. NW, Atlanta. www.tabernacleatl.com.

Immature, Ray J, Day 26, B5, J Holiday. 8 p.m. Nov. 23. $46-$157. Gateway Center Arena, 2330 Convention Center Concourse, College Park. arenagatewaycenter.com.

Thomas Fountain. 9:30 p.m. Nov. 23. $12. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com.

From Indian Lakes. 9 p.m. Nov. 23. $15. Aisle 5, 1123 Euclid Ave, Atlanta. www.aisle5atl.com.

Bayside. 6:30 p.m. Nov. 24. $23. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

The Graduates. 7 p.m. Nov. 24. $10. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com.

Mannheim Steamroller. 2 and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 24. $45-$105. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 1-855-285-8499, foxtheatre.org.

Strumbrush, Student Driver, Dart, Old Sweater, Buggin’ Out. 6 p.m. Nov. 24. $10. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com.

Matt Wertz. 8 p.m. Nov. 24. $22-$28. City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta. 404-946-3791, citywinery.com/atlanta.

Beach Bunny. 8 p.m. Nov. 25. $12.50. Drunken Unicorn, 736 Ponce de Leon Place NE, Atlanta. thedrunkenunicorn.net.

Mikal Cronin. 8 p.m. Nov. 25. $17-$20. The EARL, 488 Flat Shoals Ave. SE, Atlanta. www.badearl.com.

Freddie Gibbs. 8 p.m. Nov. 25. $26. Center Stage, 1374 W. Peachtree St., Atlanta. www.centerstage-atlanta.com.

Sara Bareilles. 8 p.m. Nov. 26. $35-$95. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 1-855-285-8499, foxtheatre.org.

Blacktop Mojo. 6:30 p.m. Nov. 26. $15. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

Calico Vision, Wesdaruler & Louie Larceny, Kudzu Samurai. 8 p.m. Nov. 26. $8. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com.

Cannibal Corpse. 6:30 p.m. Nov. 26. $26.50. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

K. Michelle. 8 p.m. Nov. 26. $39.50-$67. Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St. NW, Atlanta. www.tabernacleatl.com.

Bela Fleck & the Flecktones. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 27. $25.50-$152.50. Atlanta Symphony Hall, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. atlantasymphony.org.

Gesaffelstein. 8 p.m. Nov. 27. $45-$75. Coca-Cola Roxy, 800 Battery Ave., Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, www.cocacolaroxy.com.

Mr. Monday & Friends: Thanksgiving edition with Regnault Monday, Odiee, Freya Rae. 8:30 p.m. Nov. 27. $10. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com.

PJ Morton. 8 p.m. Nov. 27. $30-$45. Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St. NW, Atlanta. www.tabernacleatl.com.

Chaka Khan headlines the Black Friday R&B Megafest at State Farm Arena. (Photo by Don Arnold/Getty Images)
Photo: Don Arnold/Getty Images

Black Friday R&B Megafest. With Chaka Khan, Jeffrey Osborne, Stephanie Mills and more. 6 p.m. Nov. 29. $85-$155. State Farm Arena, 1 State Farm Drive, Atlanta. statefarmarena.com.

Glenn Phillips. The 20th annual after-Thanksgiving show. Sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Nov. 29. $20; $15 in advance. Red Light Cafe. 553 Amsterdam Ave. NE, Atlanta. 404-874-7828, redlightcafe.com.

Cattle Decapitation, Atheist. 7 p.m. Nov. 29. $20. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

Xavier Omar. 9 p.m. Nov. 29. $21.50-$31.50. Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta. www.thebuckheadtheatreatl.com.

Puddles Pity Party & Friends Holiday Jubilee. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 29. $20-$75. Center Stage, 1374 W. Peachtree St., Atlanta. www.centerstage-atlanta.com.

Young M.A. 7 p.m. Nov. 29. $22.50. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

Collective Soul. With Like Machines. 8 p.m. Nov. 29. $50. Also, 8 p.m. Nov. 30 with Hero the Band. $40-$163. Coca-Cola Roxy, 800 Battery Ave. SE, Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, cocacolaroxy.com.

Blackberry Smoke. 8 p.m. Nov. 29-30. $46-$75. Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St. NW, Atlanta. www.tabernacleatl.com.

Snoh Aalegra. 8 p.m. Nov. 30. $24.50-$28. Center Stage, 1374 W. Peachtree St., Atlanta. www.centerstage-atlanta.com.

Frankly Scarlet. 9:30 p.m. Nov. 30. $10. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com.

JR Ward. 6 p.m. Nov. 30. $10. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com.

Shawn Mullins. 8 p.m. Nov. 30. $25-$47. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta. www.variety-playhouse.com.

Will Downing. With Calvin Richardson, Mike Phillips and MC Lightfoot. 8 p.m. Nov. 30. $39-$100. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. www.cobbenergycentre.com.

Mother’s Finest. 8 p.m. Nov. 30. $30-$47.50. Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta. www.thebuckheadtheatreatl.com.

“Home Alone” in concert with ASO. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 30; and 3 p.m. Dec. 1. $39.50-$69.50. Atlanta Symphony Hall, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. atlantasymphony.org.

Savannah College of Art and Design MFA grad Ervin A. Johnson is featured in a solo show “In Honor: Monoliths” at Arnika Dawkins Gallery.
Photo: Contributed by Arnika Dawkins Gallery

VISUAL ARTS

“Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings.” Through Feb. 2. $14.50, ages 6 and above; free, children 5 and younger and members. High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St., N.E., Atlanta 404.733.4444, www.high.org.

»»REVIEW: Read our review of “Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings”

“#InHonor: Monoliths.” Through Feb. 7. Free. Arnika Dawkins Gallery, 4600 Cascade Road, Atlanta. 404-333-0312, adawkinsgallery.com.

“Mildred Thompson: The Atlanta Years, 1986-2003.” Through Dec. 7. Free. Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, 350 Spelman Lane, 404-270-5607, museum.spelman.edu.

Romare Bearden: “Profile.” A lyrical, impressionist portrait of Bearden’s life and the experience of African Americans during the Great Migration from the South. Through Feb. 2. $14.50. High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St., Atlanta. 404-733-4400, www.high.org.

“Any Great Change: The Centennial of the 19th Amendment.” Commemorating the upcoming 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Through Jan. 31, 2021. $9-$21.50. Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry Road NW, Atlanta. 404-814-4000, atlantahistorycenter.com.

Georgia Working Artist Project exhibitions. Cosmo Whyte, Nov. 16-Jan. 11. Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, 75 Bennett St., Atlanta. 404-367-8700, www.mocaga.org.

“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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