People 2 People: June 2, 2018

Things to do in and around Atlanta Tuesday, July 17

Enjoy some early week comedy or shorter lines at the Georgia Aquarium. Here’s some more details on ways you can make your Tuesday truly enjoyable.

“OPEN MIC COMEDY NIGHT AT MEEHAN’S PUBLIC HOUSE AT ATLANTIC STATION”

Head over to Meehan’s Public House at Atlantic Station and be entertained for free. Around 10 or 12 comics will help you laugh the night away. 8 p.m. Tuesday. The event is sponsored by Good People Brewing Company. (Currently scheduled for the first and third Tuesday of every month). Free attendance. Meehan’s Public House - Atlantic Station, 232 19th St NW, Atlanta. 404-249-7812 www.meehanspublichouse.com/location/atlantic-station

“IMAGINATION NIGHTS AT THE GEORGIA AQUARIUM”

Head to the Georgia Aquarium after 4 p.m. to enjoy shorter lines, smaller crowds – and a nicely reduced ticket price, with savings of over 30 percent off regular ticket prices. Imagination Night allows you to enjoy full access to the Aquarium, including the opportunity to view dolphin and sea lion presentations. Open Tuesday until 9 p.m. $26.95. Children 2 and under free. Note: tickets for Imagination Nights must be purchased online or by calling 404-581-4000.Georgia Aquarium, 225 Baker St. N.W., Atlanta. 404-581-4000, www.georgiaaquarium.org.

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Near the end of his life, in his 90s, illustrator E.H. Shepard created a few prints of the stoic, spare, black-and-white drawings that embodied the inimitable world of Winnie-the-Pooh, and added a few splashes of watercolor. CONTRIBUTED BY “WINNIE-THE-POOH: EXPLORING A CLASSIC”
Photo: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

“WINNIE-THE-POOH: EXPLORING A CLASSIC” AT THE HIGH MUSEUM OF ART”

The story of the birth and miraculous rise of the bear’s empire is part of a new exhibit at the High Museum of Art, “Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic.”

But Pooh had humble beginnings in a children’s book by A.A. Milne, with somewhat scruffy pen-and-ink drawings by E.H. Shepard.

The exhibit of more than 200 objects will include ore than 80 of E.H Shepard’s original pencil and pen-and-ink drawings for the four Pooh books, replicas of Christopher Robin Milne’s stuffed animals, which inspired characters in the stories and a handwritten 1926 letter from Milne to Shepard and photographs of the Milne family.

“Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic” Through Sept. 2. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday. $14.50, ages 6 and older; free for children 5 and younger and members. High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St., Atlanta. 404-733-4400, www.high.org.

MORE: Art review: A kinder, gentler time recalled in Winnie-the-Pooh exhibit

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