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Atlanta-based Yacht Rock Revue will play a free concert at the BB&T Atlanta Open's Stadium Court on Wednesday following the night matches. Photo contributed by Yacht Rock Revue. HANDOUT PHOTO - NOT FOR RESALE

What to do in Atlanta this week, weekend | July 16 - July 23

Get more updates on events going on around Atlanta Check out events going on for Battle of Atlanta through next week Check out our live music picks for the weekend, next week FAIRS, FESTIVALS, ETC. Atlanta Crabs & Beer Fest. 5 p.m. July 19. $10-$60. Red Brick Brewery, 2323 Defoor ...

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LAWRENCEVILLEChalk WalkOn July 19, the city of Lawrenceville invites you to unleash your inner child while your own kids do the same. All ages are invited to grab a giant chunk of chalk and draw all over the city’s sidewalks. Participants can compete to win prizes, with $100 going to ...

FALCONS STADIUM WORK-- June 30, 2014 Atlanta: Construction continued Monday, June 30, 2014 adjacent to the Georgia Dome as machinery towered high into the sky preparing the foundation for the new $1.2 billion Falcons stadium. 360 Architecture of Kansas City, MO is the lead architect and construction began in April of 2014. The new stadium groundbreaking ceremony took place on May 19, 2014. The new retractable-roof stadium will be just south of the Georgia Dome. The new stadium is set to open for the 2017 season. JOHN SPINK/JSPINK@AJC.COM

Gridlock Guy: Concert + construction + rush hour = traffic headache

Usually I use this column as a vehicle, no pun intended, to give commuting advice, warn of expected construction, or tips on how to make your commute easier. For the first time since I began to pen this weekly piece almost four years ago, I am here to advise you ...

Explore the south’s culinary treasures at the Atlanta Street Food Festival. More than 40 food trucks from all over the Southeast will set up shop in Piedmont Park.

Atlanta Street Food Festival July 12 in Piedmont Park

Atlanta Street Food Festival brings many of the city's favorite food trucks to Piedmont Park on Saturday, July 12, from noon to 8 p.m. The Festival will showcase over 40 Atlanta-area food trucks, a variety of local merchants and artisans, and live entertainment from some of the area’s favorite music ...

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ROSWELLCivil War Living History EncampmentCelebrate the weekend in historic style with a bit of live music and dancing — from the 1800s. Roswell marks the 150th anniversary of the Union’s occupation of the city with Civil War-era music and dance demonstrations. The city is also re-creating the arrest of nearly ...

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SMYRNAChattahoochee River Line Historic Area This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Atlanta, and members of the River Line Historic Area along the Chattahoochee want to remind us that the river snaking along the border of Cobb County played a key role in the city’s defense. One ...

Past meets public art: Roswell revisits sad Civil War saga two ways

Their arrival in town turned things upside down. On July 5, 1864, federal troops began a 12-day occupation of Roswell, home to three mills that were working overtime to produce cloth for Confederate uniforms and other vital military supplies. Much of the citizenry had already fled or was off fighting ...

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MARIETTABrews for MewsThere’s Good Mews, everyone! A fundraiser for the Good Mews Animals Foundation will take over the Red Hare Brewery in Marietta Saturday, with proceeds to benefit the organization’s local no-kill shelter for homeless, abandoned and abused cats. Red Hare will provide a wide selection of local brews, and ...

Kelly Curtis of Atlanta, runs with her daughter Mya, 5, in the 2014 Lil' Peach Dash in Piedmont Park Saturday, May 17, 2014.

Running the Peachtree: Getting your number and more last minute advice

It's almost time to run The Peachtree. Do you have your number yet? And do you know your start wave? If you have not picked up your race number for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race, today is the day to do it before 7 p.m. Be sure to pick ...

When is the watermelon festival in Cordele?

Watermelons are such a big deal in the south Georgia town that it devotes most of June to the fruit. So even though half of this month is gone, you can head on down to the Watermelon Capital of the World for plenty of events dedicated to watermelons. There’s a ...

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