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Things to do in and around Atlanta on Wednesday, July 11

For a mid-week lift, skip dinner at home for a food truck night, attend a laugh fest in the park or take in a performance from one of the most well-known names in classical music. 

FOOD TRUCKS IN BLACKBURN PARK

This popular Wednesday night event returns to Blackburn park with eight to 10 dining trucks, a beer and wine tent, live entertainment and activities for kids. There is limited seating available. Picnic blankets and lawn chairs are encouraged. Parking is free. 6 - 9 pm., Wednesdays through Oct. 3. Free. Blackburn Park, 3493 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Brookhaven. www.facebook.com/events/322419514955550.

LUDOVICO EINAUDI: ESSENTIAL EINAUDI

Italian pianist and composer, Ludovico Einaudi is one of the most respected classical artists in the world. Known for his genre crossing music which includes rock, pop, folk, electronic and more, Einaudi makes a stop in Atlanta at Symphony Hall during his 2018 North American tour. Einaudi will perform songs from his critically acclaimed albums as well as his 2015 studio album “Elements’ inspired by nature, matter, sound and color.  8 p.m., Wed., July 11. $29 - 90. Atlanta Symphony Hall, 1280 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta. 404-733-5000. www.atlantasymphony.org

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IMPROV IN THE PARK

On the first Wednesday of the month,  Whole World Improv and Atlantic Station join forces to bring you free laughter in the park. This week, it takes place on the second Wednesday due to the holiday. The show is located in Central Park and is appropriate for all ages. Bring a blanket. 8 - 9 p.m., first Wednesday of the month. Free. 1380 Atlantic Drive NW, Atlanta. 404-410-4010. www.facebook.com/events

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