60 tons of sand turn Ponce de Leon Avenue into Decatur Beach at the Decatur Beach Party. $10; $6.50 in advance. Old Courthouse Square, 101 East Court Square, Decatur. 404-371-8386, www.decaturdba.com.
Contemporary Christian music converges on Stone Mountain at the annual Atlanta Fest. Stone Mountain Park, U.S. Highway 78 East, Exit 8. 770-498-5690, www.stone mountainpark.com.
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra opens season two at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre with Orff's "Carmina Burana." 8 p.m. $21-$59. 2200 Encore Parkway, Alpharetta. 404-733-5010, www.vzwamp.com.
Former "American Idol" finalist, former Marine and country singer Josh Gracin returns to town. 8 p.m. $30-$62.50. Villages Amphitheatre, 301 Lafayette Ave., Fayetteville. 770-460-0686, villagesamphitheater.com.
Through Aug. 23
"On the Beach" showcases color photography pioneer Richard Misrach's large-scale images of swimmers and sunbathers in Hawaii. High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St. N.E. 404-733-4570, www.high.org.
"Celebrate: The Splendor of Islamic Art and Culture" is a family day of music, art and more. Noon. Free with museum ticket. High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St. N.E. 404-733-4570, www.high.org.
Through July 31
Fairy King Oberon meddles with mortals in "A Midsummer Night's Dream." $15-$45. Georgia Shakespeare, Conant Performing Arts Center, 4484 Peachtree Road. 404-264-0020, www.gashakespeare.org.
Randel McGee and his guitar-playing Groark The Dragon is a ventriloquist act that has traveled the world. $4-$5. Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest St. 770-594-6232. www.roswellgov.com.
Through Sept. 6
"America I Am: the African American Imprint" celebrates 400 years of African-American contributions to the U.S. $5-$12. Atlanta Civic Center, 395 Piedmont Ave. 404-523-6275, www.atlantaciviccenter.com.
Through June 29
Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience is a workshop for active duty troops, veterans, military families. 6-8 p.m. Mondays. VA Medical Center, 1670 Clairmont Road, Decatur. 404-321-6111.
Back to the Chattahoochee River Race begins at 9 a.m. and the festival —- with live music, kids' activities and more—- is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Riverside Park, 575 Riverside Road, Roswell. 770-641-3705, www.roswellgov.com.
Relive the British Invasion of the '60s at "Beatlemania Now!" 2 and 8 p.m. $28-$73. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. 770-916-2800, www.cobbenergycentre.com.
Georgia resident, successful entrepreneur and country music legend Kenny Rogers performs. 8 p.m. $20-$75. Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre, 5239 Floyd Road, Mableton. 770-819-7765, www.mablehouse.org.
"Jazz Friday: The Nature of Landscape" is a group art show accompanied by music from the Bill VanDyke Ensemble. 6 p.m. dk Gallery, 25 West Park Square, Marietta. 770-427-5377, www.dkgallery.us.
The 6th Annual Juneteenth Celebration marks the anniversary of the end of slavery: the Emancipation Proclamation. 10 a.m. Free. Glover Park, 50 Park Square, Marietta. 770-794-5601, cobbnaacp.org.
Winners at the All American Soap Box Derby will represent Cobb County and Georgia in championships in Ohio in July. 9 a.m. Free. Marietta High School, 1711 Whitlock Ave. 678-794-8232, www.mariettakiwanis.org.
Juneteenth Celebration honors African-American history through song, word, dance, quilting and more. 10 a.m. Lawrenceville Female Seminary-Gwinnett History Museum, 455 S. Perry St. 770-822-5178.
Brantley Gilbert, from the Jackson County seat of Jefferson, effortlessly blends country and Southern rock.
9:30 p.m. $12-$100. Wild Bill's, 2075 Market St., Duluth. 678-473-1000, www.wildbillsatlanta.com.
June 19, July 17, Aug. 21
Symphony on the Green puts the Gwinnett Symphony Orchestra and Chorus in the great outdoors. 7 p.m. Free. Duluth Festival Center & Amphitheater, 3142 Hill St. 770-497-5312, www.gwinnettsymphony.org.
Contestants of all ages compete and audience members vote with quarters in the return of Lilburn Idol. 7 p.m. Free. Lilburn City Park, Main St. and Railroad Ave. 770-921-2210, www.cityoflilburn.com.
Movies Under the Stars at Mall of Georgia continues with "Kung Fu Panda." 6:30 p.m. Saturdays through Aug.22. Free. 3333 Buford Dr. Suite 3000, Buford. 678-482-8788, www.mallofgeorgia.com.
Hear tall tales, short stories and other works of imagination —- and a few real-life incidents —- at the Roswell Magnolia Storytelling Festival. Bulloch Hall, 180 Bulloch Ave. 770-992-1731, www.bullochhall.org.
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