Grave Digger, after Monster Jam in St Louis, MO, 2014
Photo: KAZ Vorpal
Photo: KAZ Vorpal

Things to do in and around Atlanta: Sept. 6-14

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.

Yellow Daisy Festival. More than 400 artists and crafters from 35 different states display their works. Sept. 5-8. Free; vehicle entry to the park is $20 for a one-day permit or you can get a $40 annual permit. Stone Mountain Park, 1000 Robert E. Lee Blvd., Stone Mountain. www.stonemountainpark.com.

Dahlonega Trail Fest. Sept. 6-8. Free. Dahlonega Square, 1 Public Square N., and Hancock Park, Hawkins Street, Dahlonega. dahlonegatrailfest.org.

Korean BBQ Festival. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sept. 7. Free admission. Blackburn Park, 3493 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Brookhaven. koreanbbqfestival.com.

Indie Craft Experience Fall Market. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 8. $5. Yaarab Temple, 400 Ponce de Leon Ave., Atlanta. ice-atlanta.com.

Atlanta Kosher BBQ Festival. The fest features more than 20 competition teams cooking kosher beef brisket, beef ribs, chicken and chili. They’ll also have live music, vendors, a kids area and a silent auction. 11:15 a.m. Sept. 8. Free; tasting tickets $1 each. City Green at City Springs Center, 1 Galambos Way, Sandy Springs. theatlantakosherbbq.com.

Atlanta Horror Film Festival. Sept. 12-14. $40. Synchronicity Theatre, One Peachtree Pointe, 1545 Peachtree St. NE, #102, Atlanta. 404-484-8636, atlantahorrorfilmfest.com.

Revolt Summit Atlanta. A 3-day experience that celebrates the power of hip-hop, offering master classes, panels, interactive music sessions, networking opportunities and more. Jermaine Dupri, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, T.I., Ester Dean, Jeezy and more are expected. Sept. 12-14. $249.50 (with discounts for groups and students); VIP $499.50. 787 Windsor St. SW, Atlanta. revoltsummit.com.

Monster Jam. 7 p.m. Sept. 13; 1 and 7 p.m. Sept. 14; 1 p.m. Sept. 15; pit party 10 a.m.-noon Sept. 14-15. $24-$79; pit party $20. Infinite Energy Arena, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. infiniteenergycenter.com.

Autrey Mill Family Farm Festival. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 14. Free. Autrey Mill Nature Preserve & Heritage Center, 9770 Autrey Mill Road, Johns Creek. 678-366-3511, autreymill.org.

Taste of Smyrna. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sept. 14. Free; food samples $1-$4. 2800 King St., Smyrna. smyrnacity.com.

Atlanta Arab Festival. A culinary tour of the Arabic world with a food court, shopping, music, dancing and cultural exchanges. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sept. 14; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 15. $5 (under age 12 free). Alif Institute, 3288 Marjan Drive, Atlanta. 770-936-8770, alifinstitute.org.

Maggie Birgel and Shaun MacLean star as Emily and George in Theatrical Outfit’s “Our Town.” Contributed by Casey Garner Photography
Photo: For the AJC

PERFORMING ARTS

“The Jungle Book.” Through Sept. 29. $18-$25. Serenbe Playhouse, 8420 Atlanta Newnan Road, Chattahoochee Hills. serenbeplayhouse.com.

"Our Town" and "The Laramie Project." Theatrical Outfit brings together two American classics, performing them in repertory with the same cast. Through Sept. 29 ("The Laramie Project" begins on Sept. 10). $15-$45. Theatrical Outfit, Balzer Theater at Herren’s, 84 Luckie St. NW, Atlanta. 678-528-1500, theatricaloutfit.org.

“Becoming Nancy.” The Alliance Theatre’s world premiere premiere of a musical set in 1979 about David Starr, a South London 12th-grader who loves Blondie and Kate Bush, who is cast as Nancy in his school musical, “Oliver!” Sept. 6-Oct. 6. $25-$85. Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 404-733-5000, alliancetheatre.org.

»»RELATED: Read more about “Becoming Nancy” and the rest of Atlanta’s fall theatrical season

“And That’s Why We Drink” live. 7 p.m. Sept. 7. $31.50-$71.50. Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta. www.thebuckheadtheatreatl.com.

Not Another D&D Podcast. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 10. $26.50-$59. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta. www.variety-playhouse.com.

“Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.” Georgia Ensemble Theatre takes on Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize-winning drama from 1955. Sept. 12-29. $24-$38 Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest St., Roswell. get.org.

Jim Jefferies. 8 p.m. Sept. 14. $42.50-$52.50. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. www.cobbenergycentre.com.

Gucci Mane performs during the annual Hot 107.9 Birthday Bash at State Farm Arena in Atlanta on Saturday, June 15, 2019. Robb Cohen Photography & Video /RobbsPhotos.com

MUSIC

ProgPower USA. Sept. 4-7. $95-$210. Center Stage, 1374 W. Peachtree St., Atlanta. www.centerstage-atlanta.com.

Toxic Foxtrot, Close Enough, The Long Deaf Pig Dog. 9 p.m. Sept. 5. $8. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com.

Babymetal, Avatar. 9 p.m. Sept. 6. $49.50-$99.50. Coca-Cola Roxy, 800 Battery Ave., Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, www.cocacolaroxy.com.

Spencer Crandall. 9:30 p.m. Sept. 6. $10. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com.

Gipsy Kings. 8 p.m. Sept. 6. $33-$82. Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park, 4469 Stella Drive, Atlanta. livenation.com.

Northlane, Erra. 6 p.m. Sept. 6. $18. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

One Musicfest. With Gucci Mane, Rae Sremmurd, Tory Lanez, Rick Ross, Ari Lennox, DMX, Wu-Tang Clan and Busta Rhymes. Noon Sept. 7-8. $149 tw0-day pass; $75 single day ticket. Centennial Olympic Park, 235 Andrew Young International Blvd. NW, Atlanta. onemusicfest.com.

Del & Dawg featuring Del McCoury and David Grisman. 8:30 p.m. Sept. 7. $38-$71. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta. www.variety-playhouse.com.

The B-52’s, OMD, Berlin. 8 p.m. Sept. 7. $40-$125. Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park, 4469 Stella Drive, Atlanta. livenation.com.

»»RELATED: Check out our list of notable fall pop concerts coming this fall

Freddy Chops, Heart Fortress, The Newsreels, Joe Garner. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 9. $10. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com.

The Jacksons. 8 p.m. Sept. 7. $39.50-$109.50. Wolf Creek Amphitheater, 3025 Merk Road SW, Atlanta. wolfcreekamphitheater.com.

City Silos, Vauner, Tyler Jarvis. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8. $8. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com.

Angels & Airwaves. 6:30 p.m. Sept. 9. $35. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

Phantogram, Bob Moses. 7 p.m. Sept. 9. $43-$69.50. Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St. NW, Atlanta. www.tabernacleatl.com.

Mike Phillips. 8 p.m. Sept. 10. $20-$30. City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta. 404-946-3791, citywinery.com/atlanta.

Daniel Caesar. 8 p.m. Sept. 10. $29.50-$79.50. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St., Atlanta. 404-881-2100, foxtheatre.org.

Burna Boy. 8 p.m. Sept. 10. $35. Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta. www.thebuckheadtheatreatl.com.

J Balvin. 8 p.m. Sept. 11. $39.95-$350. Infinite Energy Arena, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. infiniteenergycenter.com.

Buddy Guy. 8 p.m. Sept. 11. $38.50-$123.50. Symphony Hall, 1280 Peachtree St., Atanta. 404-733-5000, www.atlantasymphony.org.

Flying Lotus. 7 p.m. Sept. 11. $35. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta. www.variety-playhouse.com.

Daniela Mercury. 8 p.m. Sept. 11. $35-$49.50. Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta. www.thebuckheadtheatreatl.com.

The Pietasters. 7 p.m. Sept. 11. $15. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

The Green. 7 p.m. Sept. 12. $20. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

Kelly Willis and Bruce Robison. 8 p.m. Sept. 12. $27. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com.

Indigo Girls with the ASO. 8 p.m. Sept. 12-13. $39.50-$109.50. Symphony Hall, 1280 Peachtree St., Atanta. 404-733-5000, www.atlantasymphony.org.

“Revival” benefit with Drive-by Truckers, Drivin N Cryin, Michelle Malone, Dodd & the Councilmen. 7 p.m. Sept. 13. $35-$75. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St., Atlanta. 404-881-2100, foxtheatre.org.

Rumours (Fleetwood Mac tribute). 8 p.m. Sept. 13. $20-$25. Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta. www.thebuckheadtheatreatl.com.

Bleached. 8 p.m. Sept. 14. $15. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

Steel Pulse. 8 p.m. Sept. 14. $27-$47. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta. www.variety-playhouse.com.

Charles Johnson, Yellow Roses. 6:30 p.m. Sept. 14. $10. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com.

Lynyrd Skynyrd. 7 p.m. Sept. 14. $29.50-$350. Ameris Bank Amphitheatre, 2200 Encore Parkway, Alpharetta. livenation.com.

Vanessa Williams with the ASO. 7 p.m. Sept. 14. $39.50-$109.50. Symphony Hall, 1280 Peachtree St., Atanta. 404-733-5000, www.atlantasymphony.org.

Music Midtown. With headliners Travis Scott, Panic! At the Disco, Cardi B, Billie Eilish and Vampire Weekend. Noon Sept. 14-15. $165 for a two-day general admission pass, $305 two-day general admission plus, $600 for two-day VIP and $1,250 for two-day Super VIP. Piedmont Park, 12th Street and Piedmont Avenue, Atlanta. www.musicmidtown.com.

“Profile/Part I, The Twenties, Mecklenberg County, School Bell Time” (1978), collage on board by Romare Bearden. © Romare Bearden Foundation/VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo by Paul Takeuchi.
Photo: For the AJC

VISUAL ARTS

“Mildred Thompson: The Atlanta Years, 1986-2003.” Sept. 11-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. Sept. 14-Feb. 2. $14.50. High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St., Atlanta. 404-733-4400, www.high.org.

Sonya Yong James: “Loud Magic.” Sept. 6-Oct. 19. Free. Whitepsace Gallery, 814 Edgewood Ave., Atlanta. 404-688-1892, whitespace814.com.

»»RELATED: Find out more about the show above and see more visual arts highlights coming this fall

“Refuge or Refusal.” Created by the Museum of History and Holocaust Education at Kennesaw State University in 2018, this exhibit is a view into five key moments which emerged as turning points in U.S. immigration policy. Through Sept. 12. Free. Clarkston Library, 951 N. Indian Creek Drive, Clarkston. dekalblibrary.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.

“Spotlight on Artists: Group 6.” Works by Anne Labaire, Brenda Ehly, Carole Chalmers, John Fronza, Paul DiRito and Sharon Boudreaux. Through Sept. 7. Kudzu Art Zone, 116 Carlyle St., Norcross. 770-840-9844, kudzuartzone.org.

“Kaleidoscope Katrantzou: Mary Katrantzou, 10 Years in Fashion.” Through Sept. 22. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Wednesdays and Fridays-Saturdays; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursdays; noon-5 p.m. Sundays. Closed Labor Day. $5-$20. SCAD FASH, 1600 Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta. 404-253-3132, scadfash.org.

»»RELATED: Read our review of “Kaleidoscope Katrantzou”

“Wire & Wood: Designing Iconic Guitars.” This exhibition explores the basics of guitar design while also considering how some guitars have become icons. It includes guitars played by Bo Diddley, Kurt Cobain, James Hetfield, Jack White and St. Vincent. Through Sept. 29. $4-$10. Museum of Design Atlanta, 1315 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. museumofdesign.org.

“Of Origins and Belonging, Drawn From Atlanta.” Through Sept. 29. High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St., Atlanta. 404-733-4400, www.high.org.

Georgia Working Artist Project exhibitions. Myra Greene, Sept. 11-Nov. 2. Cosmo Whyte, Nov. 16-Jan. 11. Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, 75 Bennett St., Atlanta. 404-367-8700, www.mocaga.org.

»»RELATED: Learn more about the two shows above in this roundup

“The Pursuit of Everything: Maira Kalman’s Books for Children.” Through Sept. 15. $14.50. High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 404-733-4444, high.org.

“Strange Light: The Photography of Clarence John Laughlin.” Through Nov. 10. 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 our review of the High Museum’s “Strange Light”

“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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