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Things to do in and around Atlanta on Tuesday, May 22

With a good chance of rain on Tuesday, this is a good day to enjoy some fun inside. Here’s a look at a fun exhibit at the Atlanta History Center and two concerts. 


“Barbecue Nation.” If there is a cornerstone to “Barbecue Nation,” a new food-centric exhibition opening at the Atlanta History Center on May 5, it is the idea that barbecue is a truly American food. Meat cooked with smoke and fire is indigenous to North America and inextricable from the United States we know today. Across 3,300 feet of exhibition space, “Barbecue Nation” is a diverse celebration of that fact and how it came to be. Through June 16, 2019. $21.50; senior citizens and students age 13 and older, $18; children ages 4-12, $9; free for children under 4. Opening day activities are free with paid general admission. Atlanta History Center, 130 W. Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta. 404-814-4000,


The 20-year-old singer-songwriter behind the breakout debut, “American Teen,” is actually a Georgia native – he was born in Fort Stewart – but grew up around the world with a military mom. Songs such as “Young Dumb & Broke” and “Love Lies” have escalated his profile to the point of headlining arenas. The animal lover is also donating $1 donation from every ticket to local animal shelters at each tour stop. 

 With PrettyMuch. 8 p.m. $30.95-$60.95. Infinite Energy Arena, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. 770-626-2464,

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In the wake of their historical Grammy win for Best Reggae Album as the Producer and Artist for “Strictly Roots,” which was released under their own independent label CTBC Music Group, Morgan Heritage delivers another eclectic mix. The creation of this album with recording sessions taking place across 3 different continents highlights the groups effort of taking Reggae music to the 4 corners of the Earth. 8 p.m..-10 p.m. $20-$28. City Winery at 650 North Avenue, Ponce City Market, Atlanta.

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