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Things to do in and around Atlanta on Wednesday, August 15

Wednesday brings several entertainment options including Evanescence at Chastain, a film screening and community conversation and more.

MAYNARD HOLBROOK JACKSON, JR.: REFLECTIONS ON HIS LEGACY:

Learn more about the legacy of the first African American Mayor in “The City too Busy to Hate.” This event will screen the documentary film about Maynard Jackson, Jr. who helped transform Atlanta into one of the most progressive cities in the south. The screening will be followed by a community conversation on the value of civic leadership as an ever-changing social and cultural climate. 6 - 9 p.m., Aug. 15, Free. National Center for Civil and Human Rights, 100 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd, Atlanta. 678-999-8990. civilandhumanrights.org.

EVANESCENCE AND LINDSEY STERLING

Let Evanescence, the crew from Little Rock, Arkansas, bring you back to life when their summer tour comes to Atlanta. The group burst onto the scene in 2003 with the hit single “Bring Me to Life” from their debut Album “Fallen.” The song would become one of the most iconic rock songs of the era and singer/pianist Amy Lee has been credited with inspiring an entire generation of female rockers. The band’s latest album “Synthesis” — their first since 2011 — was released last year and features a re-imagined version of “Bring Me to Life” replacing the drums and guitars with a string arrangement as well as orchestral versions of their other songs. 7 - 10 p.m., Aug. 15. $59 - $99. State Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park, 4469 Stella Drive, Atlanta. livenation.com.

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YOGA ON THE SQUARE: COLONY SQUARE

Join Dancing Dogs Yoga for an hour of yoga outdoors on the square. The event takes place each Wednesday with an instructor from one of three local studios including Dancing Dogs Yoga, CorePower Yoga and Exhale Spa. Check the schedule to find out who is on the roster. The series runs through September. 6 -7 p.m. Aug. 15. Free. Colony Square, 1197 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. colonysquaremidtown.com.

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