Imaginary Worlds at Atlanta Botanical Garden

Things to do in and around Atlanta on Tuesday, May 29

 With a good chance of rain Tuesday, you may want to check out these cool happenings inside. 

A notable piece of Atlanta streetscape history, the Auburn Ave. Rib Shack neon sign from the 1950s, is included in the Atlanta History Center exhibition Barbecue Nation. CONTRIBUTED BY: Atlanta History Center


“Barbecue Nation.” If there is a cornerstone to “Barbecue Nation,” a new food-centric exhibition opening at the Atlanta History Center earlier in May, 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,  


“Ripcord.” Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire tells the story of reclusive Abby and her cheerful new roommate at a senior living facility, Marilyn. Through June 3. $16-$55. Aurora Theatre, 197 W. Crogan St., Lawrenceville. 678-226-6222,  

EBOLA: PEOPLE + PUBLIC HEALTH + POLITICAL WILL AT CDC MUSEUM  “Ebola: People + Public Health + Political Will.” Through June 15. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays; 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursdays; closed weekends and federal holidays. Free. David J. Sencer CDC Museum, 1600 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta. 404-639-0830,

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