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Things to do in and around Atlanta on Tuesday, Sept. 4

Tuesday may be your first day back after a long weekend, but there’s plenty of fun ways to enjoy your day - from taking in some comedy to catching an Atlanta Braves game to visiting and even playing one of the many pianos set up around the city this month.

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

Ronald Acuna Jr. #13 of the Atlanta Braves high fives teammates after defeating the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on August 26, 2018 in Miami, Florida. All players across MLB will wear nicknames on their backs as well as colorful, non-traditional uniforms featuring alternate designs inspired by youth-league uniforms during Players Weekend. (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images)

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ATLANTA BRAVES VS. BOSTON RED SOX

Enjoy this incredible season with a match up against the Boston Red Sox. There’s even a promotional Babe Ruth Boston Braves bobblehead giveaway. $9-$231. 7:35 p.m. Tuesday, SunTrust Park, 755 Battery Ave. S.E., Atlanta. www.mlb.com/braves

Pianos for Peace Festival file photo. CONTRIBUTED (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

‘PIANOS FOR PEACE’ FESTIVAL

Pianos For Peace launched its annual outdoor festival and community arts program on Saturday with a public unveiling of 50 painted pianos.The festival will continue through Sept. 22.

You can see, play and enjoy the pianos while on display in public parks and high-traffic locations throughout metro Atlanta.

The collection of donated pianos has been hand-painted by local volunteer artists in collaboration with Fulton County Arts and Culture as well as students and art teachers at Atlanta Public Schools. After the three-week festival, the colorful pianos will be donated to local schools, nursing homes, healthcare facilities, community centers and other organizations in need.

The 50 Pianos for Peace locations include the following partners: Center for Civil and Human Rights, the King Center, Piedmont Park, Rialto Center for the Arts, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, five along the Beltline, and 10 MARTA stations. A full list of the 50 locations is at PianosForPeace.org

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Malek Jandali, a classical composer and part-time Atlantan, spearheads an event called Pianos for Peace, in which pianos will be placed in parks and other outdoor public places, to promote the unifying effects of music.CONTRIBUTED (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Malek Jandali, founder and CEO of Pianos For Peace, says the goal of the festival is to use music to unite. An Atlanta based classical composer, pianist and a peace activist who wants to use what he calls the “soft power” of art to make the arts accessible to all and bring unity to our community. “We welcome everyone to our symphony for peace. Together, we’re building peace through music and education.”

Jandali went onto say, “as an Atlanta local charity, we transform lives and impact communities through our year-round art programs. It’s about beauty, truth and preserving our common shared American and human values.”

Still looking for ideas? Listen to the accessAtlanta podcast, for stories on cultural activities around town and a handful of ideas for entertainment, at accessAtlanta.com.

And don’t forget: check the weather before you leave home.

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