Hoodoo Moon performs in Tucker July 13.

Things to do July 13-15: Hoodoo Moon, Q Parker, bees and movies

The superstitious may be wary of Friday the 13th, but July 13 kicks off a fun weekend of delicious food, music, bees and airplanes.

From R&B to New Orleans funk, if music is on your mind you can see Q Parker at City Winery or Hoodoo Moon in Tucker.

People looking for a variety of options can visit the 10th Annual Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival or hit the pavement for the Crazy Wine Dash 5K run and 1K walk in Hampton.


R& B crooner Q Parker will be in concert July 13 at City Winery.

The concert is billed as a tribute to ’90s top hits.

Parker, of the group 112, will be joined by Algebra Blessett, Wingo of Jagged Edge, Y’Anna Crawley, Quinn, Jase of Soul for Real, Crystal Nicole, JK Howells, Darlene McCoy and Bluff City.

The show benefits the Q Parker Legacy Foundation.

8 p.m. July 13. $24-$32, plus fees. City Winery, 650 North Ave. NE, Suite 201 in Ponce City Market. www.citywinery.com/atlanta


Get ready for “Hoodoo Night” on July 13, featuring Atlanta-based band Hoodoo Moon. The band will dish out a full night of New Orleans funk and Detroit grooves at MoonShadow Tavern in Tucker. Hoodoo Moon features members of music scene mainstays Deep Blue Sun and The Squirrelheads, and has been a featured act at the Inman Park Festival and The Vista Room in Decatur. They will be headlining the Sautee Hoochee Coochee Blues Festival near Helen in September.

9 p.m. July 13. $5. Moonshadow Tavern, 3976 Lawrenceville Highway, Tucker. msttucker.com

>> Related: More Atlanta concerts this weekend


This hobby could keep you very bee-zy. Lanier Bee Barn is hosting a Beekeepers Boot Camp on July 14 in Commerce.

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People will participate in a one-day intensive learning experience. There will be classroom presentations and also hands-on in the apiary. Bring your gloves/veils if you want (you can purchase these from on site as well.) Topics include the biology of the honey bee, where and how to place a hive, feeding, extracting and what tools are needed.

Honeybees move around a hive om a backyard garden . HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM
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9 a.m.-5 p.m. July 14. $99 includes lunch. Class size is limited. Lanier Bee Barn, 742 Lords Mill Road, Commerce. 678-471-7758, www.lanierbeebarn.com


What’s better than the exhilaration after completing a 5K run or 1K walk?

Try participating in an event that includes nonstop dance music, a mechanical bull, photo booth, vendors, food trucks and wine. An ID is required for the wine.

The Crazy Wine Dash 5K will be held July 14 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton.

There are finishers’ medals, limited edition T-shirts and after-race fun. This is the first time the event has been held in Atlanta.

Event begins at 2:30 p.m. The race starts at 4:30 p.m. July 14. $49-$75. Atlanta Motor Speedway, 1500 Tara Place, Hampton. www.thecrazywinedash.com.


The 1986 aviation drama, “Top Gun,” starring Tom Cruise, Val Kilmer and Kelly McGillis, will be shown July 14 at the Aviation Wing of Marietta, which is partnering with Absolute Quality Interpreting Services.

Bring your lawn chair and watch the movie on a huge outdoor screen set up next to the nose of a F-14 Tomcat, the plane made famous by the movie. There will also be an F-14 pilot and Top Gun graduate to give a talk and answer questions. There will be food for sale and games. There will also be tours of some of the aircraft onsite.

The event is a fundraiser for the Aviation Wing of Marietta.

The movie may be rescheduled in the event of rain. Check the museum’s Facebook page for updates.

Movie buffs may want to see the flick now in preparation for Cruise’s “Top Gun: Maverick,” which comes out in 2019.

Event begins at 6 p.m. Movie starts 8:45 p.m. July 14. $8. Free for active duty military members and their families with ID. Tickets are available on site. Aviation Wing of Marietta, 555 Perrin Road, Marietta. brad@theaviationwing.com

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Don’t let the name fool you. The 10th annual Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival on July 15 is a foodie must-taste. Chef and restaurateur Ford Fry’s popular event will be held at Westside Provisions District.

Top chefs, mixologists and local farmers are teaming up to create tomato-based delights in support of Georgia Organics, a local non-profit connecting organic food from Georgia farms to families.

Live music by G. Love & Special Sauce and cool libations.

Guest chefs are Josh Habiger from Bastion in Nashville; Bobby Matos from State of Grace in Houston; Diego Galicia and Rico Torres from Mixtli in San Antonio; and Kevin Fink from Emmer & Rye in Austin.

1 p.m. July 15. $70-$75 .Westside Provisions District, 1198 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta. killertomatofest.com


The Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History will host Sistagraphy’s “The Silver Lens: 25 Years of Arts and Activism” exhibit , which runs from July 15 through September 23.

The opening event will be held from 3-5 p.m. on July 15.

Sistagraphy is a collective of African-American women photographers.

Exhibit runs July 15- Sept. 23. Free. Auburn Avenue Research Library, 101 Auburn Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 404-613-4001, www.afpls.org/aarl


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Bowling World Cup in Roswell

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