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FAIRS, FESTIVALS, ETC.

“Extreme Mammals: The Biggest, Smallest and Most Amazing Mammals of All Time.” Through Aug. 18. $15.50-$17.50. Fernbank Museum of Natural History, 767 Clifton Road N.E., Atlanta. 404-929-6300, www.fernbankmuseum.org.

“Imaginary Worlds: Plants Larger Than Life.” Through Oct. 31. $18.95; $12.95 ages 3-12. Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave. N.E., Atlanta. www.atlantabotanicalgarden.org.

Free Movies in Central Park Series. 7 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 15. Free. Atlantic Station, 171 17th St. N.W., Atlanta. atlanticstation.com.

2013 Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival. Through Aug. 29. $5-$10. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. 855-285-8499, www.foxtheatre.org.

Atlanta Gospelfest Music Health and Wellness Festival. July 26-27. Free admission; concerts $10-$55. Georgia International Convention Center, 2000 Convention Center Concourse, Atlanta. atlantagospelfest.homestead.com.

Red Brick 20th Anniversary Party. July 27. $25. Red Brick Brewing, Atlanta. www.redbrickbrewing.com. Read a preview of the event here.

Repticon Atlanta Reptile & Exotic Animal Show. July 27-28. $5-$10. Gwinnett County Fairgrounds, 2405 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville. 863-268-4273, www.repticon.com, www.gwinnettcountyfair.com.

Gwinnett Center International Film Festival. July 27- 28. $25-$65. Convention Center at Gwinnett Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. 770-813-7500, www.gwinnettcenter.com.

Atlanta Ice Cream Festival. 11 a.m. July 27. Free. Piedmont Park, 10th Street and Monroe Drive N.E., Atlanta. 678-964-5944, www.summerflavors.com.

Back to School Community Festival. Noon July 27. $5. Unity North Atlanta Church, 4255 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. 678-245-4622, www.unitynorth.org.

 

MUSIC

Barenaked Ladies, Ben Folds Five and Guster. 7 p.m. July 26. $15.75-$89.75. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, 2200 Encore Parkway, Alpharetta. 404-733-5010, www.vzwamp.com.

Church of the Atonement’s Free Concert Series. 7 p.m. July 26. Free. Episcopal Church of the Atonement, 4945 High Point Road N.E., Atlanta. atonement.episcopalatlanta.org.

Ted Howe Trio with Karla Harris: “James Bond Classics.” 7:30 p.m. July 26. $15. Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, 980 Briarcliff Road N.E., Atlanta. www.callanwolde.org.

Concerts in the Garden: Lyle Lovett. 8 p.m. July 26. $51.50. Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave. N.E., Atlanta. www.atlantabotanicalgarden.org.

Michelle Malone. 8 p.m. July 26. $12-$15. Steve’s Live Music, 234 Hilderbrand Drive, Sandy Springs. 404-418-6777, www.steveslivemusic.com.

Kurt Thomas Band. 8 p.m. July 26. $12. Eddie’s Attic, 515 N. McDonough St., Decatur. 404-377-4976, www.eddiesattic.com.

Will Turpin. 9 p.m. July 26. Free. Atlantic Station, 1380 Atlantic Drive N.W., Atlanta. www.atlanticstation.com.

Mark Wills. 9:30 p.m. July 26. $15-$50. Wild Bill’s, 2075 Market St., Duluth. , www.wildbillsatlanta.com.

Brandi Carlile, the Lone Bellow. 7:30 p.m. July 26. $49.50-$30. Chastain Park Amphitheatre, 4469 Stella Drive N.W., Atlanta. 404-233-2227, www.chastainseries.com.

Royal Thunder with The Locksmyth. 9 p.m. July 26. $10. The EARL, 488 Flat Shoals Ave. S.E., Atlanta. 404-522-3950, www.badearl.com.

Leopold and His Fiction. 7 p.m. July 26. $10. The Masquerade, 695 North Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 404-577-8178, www.masq.com.

Votiv with 22’s at 7, Dead Ripe, Courtesy of Frank, Torn Between. 7 p.m. July 27. $8. The Masquerade, 695 North Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 404-577-8178, www.masq.com.

Angela Blesset with DJ Kemit, Delta Moon. 6 p.m. July 27. $8. The Masquerade, 695 North Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 404-577-8178, www.masq.com.

Keith Urban, Little Big Town and Dustin Lynch. July 27. $75-$30.50. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, 2200 Encore Parkway, Alpharetta. 404-733-5010, www.vzwamp.com.

Come. 9 p.m. July 27. $17; $15 in advance. The EARL, 488 Flat Shoals Ave. S.E., Atlanta. 404-522-3950, www.badearl.com.

Six Feet Under. July 27. $15. The Masquerade, 695 North Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 404-577-8178, www.masq.com.

The Sundogs. July 27. $10. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Road N.E., Atlanta. 404-875-1522, www.smithsoldebar.com.

Passafire. 7 p.m. July 27. $10. The Masquerade, 695 North Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 404-577-8178, www.masq.com.

Wind & Strings with Kim Waters, Karen Briggs and Jon Parks. 8 p.m. July 27. $55-$45. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 404-524-7354, www.variety-playhouse.com.

Slides on the Square with the Atlanta Trombone Ensemble — Slide by Slide. Noon July 27. Free. Glover Park, Marietta Square, 50 N. Park Square, Marietta. www.slidebyslide.org.

Capitol City Opera Company’s On the Light Side: Music from Around the World. 6:30 p.m. July 27. $35. Episcopal Church of the Atonement, 4945 High Point Road N.E., Sandy Springs. www.ccityopera.org.

The Guess Who. 7 p.m. July 27. $20-$30. Southern Ground Amphitheater, 301 Lafayette Ave., Fayetteville. southerngroundamp.com.

Jesse Tyler. 7 p.m. July 27. $10-$12. Steve’s Live Music, 234 Hilderbrand Drive, Sandy Springs. 404-418-6777, www.steveslivemusic.com.

Tylan from Girlyman. 7 p.m. July 27. $14-$18. Eddie’s Attic, 515 N. McDonough St., Decatur. 877-725-8849, www.eddiesattic.com.

The Dappled Grays. 7 p.m. July 27. $18; $15 in advance. Red Light Cafe, 553 Amsterdam Ave. N.E., Atlanta. redlightcafe.com.

Save a Breast Music Fest. 8 p.m. July 27. $20-$30. Eddie Owen Presents at the Red Clay Theatre, 3116 Main St., Duluth. 404-478-2749, www.eddieowenpresents.com.

Five Eight, James Hall. 9:30 p.m. July 27. $10-$14. Eddie’s Attic, 515 N. McDonough St., Decatur. www.eddiesattic.com.

Weird Al Yankovic. 8 p.m. July 28. $59.50-$27.50. Symphony Hall, 1280 Peachtree St. N.E. 404-733-4900, www.atlantasymphony.org.

OBN III’s. 8 p.m. July 28. $10; $8 in advance. The EARL, 488 Flat Shoals Ave. S.E., Atlanta. 404-522-3950, www.badearl.com.

Nobody’s Darlings with All The Locals, Kids, Marshall Seese and the Abandoned, Nicnos and Michael Magno Band. 7 p.m. July 28. $10; $8 in advance. Vinyl, 1374 W. Peachtree St. N.W., Atlanta. 404-885-1365, www.centerstage-atlanta.com.

Swear and Shake. 8 p.m. July 28. $8-$12. Eddie’s Attic, 515 N. McDonough St., Decatur. www.eddiesattic.com.

Kat Edmonson. 8 p.m. July 29. $22.50; $20 in advance. Eddie’s Attic, 515 N. McDonough St., Decatur. 404-377-4976, www.eddiesattic.com.

Paper Bird, Judson Claiborne. 8:30 p.m. July 29. $10; $8 in advance. The EARL, 488 Flat Shoals Ave. S.E., Atlanta. 404-522-3950, www.badearl.com.

 

PERFORMING ARTS

TheatreSports. Dad’s Garage’s longest-running improv show is a competition between two teams. 10:30 p.m. Saturdays. $14-$21. Dad’s Garage Theatre, 280 Elizabeth St. N.E., Suite C-101, Atlanta. 404-523-3141, www.dadsgarage.com.

“Peachtree Battle.” Long-running Atlanta-based show. Through Aug. 25. $26-$35. Ansley Park Playhouse, 1545 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. 404-875-1193, www.ansleyparkplayhouse.com.

“Murder at the Stonevault Museum.” Through July 31. $65-$68.50. Agatha’s: A Taste of Mystery Dinner Theatre, 161 Peachtree Center Ave. N.E., Atlanta. www.agathas.com.

“The Velveteen Rabbit.” Presented by Serenbe Playhouse. Through July 27. $10-$15. The Grange Creek in Serenbe, 10642 Serenbe Lane, Chattahoochee Hills. 770-463-1110, www.serenbeplayhouse.com.

“Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat.” Through July 28. $16.50. Center for Puppetry Arts, 1404 Spring St. N.W., Atlanta. 404-873-3391, www.puppet.org.

“Shakin’ the Rafters.” Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre presents a gospel musical conceived and directed by David H. Bell (“Gut Bucket Blues”).  Through Aug. 4. $20-$35. 14th Street Playhouse, 173 14th St. N.E., Atlanta 1-877-725-8849, www.truecolorstheatre.org.

“I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change.” Through July 28. $16-$20. The New Depot Players, 910 Center St., Conyers. 678-374-3224, www.thenewdepotplayers.com.

“Cabaret.” Through July 28. $12-$15. New London Theatre, 2338 Henry Clower Blvd., Snellville. 770-559-1484, www.newlondontheatre.org.

Essential Theatre’s 15th annual New Play Festival. “Mysterious Connections” is a “fantasy drama” about two lonely women, written by Essential artistic director Peter Hardy and directed by Ellen McQueen. Hardy directs this year’s winner of the Essential Theatre Playwriting Award, “Stray Dogs,” penned by Atlanta actor Matthew Myers. Katie Grant Shalin’s “Swimming with Jellyfish” is a dysfunctional family drama, directed by local actor Bill Murphey. Through Aug. 11. $10-$23. Actor’s Express, 887 W. Marietta St., Atlanta. 1-866-811-4111, www.essentialtheatre.com.

“All Shook Up.” Through July 28. $14-$17.50. Southside Theatre Guild, 20 W. Campbellton St., Fairburn. www.stgplays.com.

“Every Tongue Confess.” By Marcus Gardley. Through Aug. 25. $20-$30. Horizon Theatre Company, 1083 Austin Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 404-584-7450, www.horizontheatre.com.

“Once Upon a Mattress.” Through Aug. 4. $12-$27. Stage Door Players at North DeKalb Cultural Center, 5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody. 770-396-1726, www.stagedoorplayers.net.

“Tarzan.” Through July 30. $15-$25. Legacy Theatre, 1175 Senoia Road, Tyrone. 404-895-1473, www.thelegacytheatre.org.

“Young Frankenstein.” The musical by Mel Brooks. Through Aug. 17. $13-$23. OnStage Atlanta, 2969 E. Ponce De Leon Ave., Decatur. 404-897-1802, www.onstageatlanta.com.

“Treasure Island.” Presented by Gypsy Theatre Company. Through Aug. 11. $20-$30. The Cumming Playhouse, 101 School St., Cumming. 770-781-9178, www.playhousecumming.com.

“Arsenic and Old Lace.” Through July 27. $14. The Pumphouse Players, 114 W. Main St., Cartersville. 770-387-2610, www.pumphouseplayers.com.

“Give My Regards to Broadway.” Through Aug. 11. $18. Alpharetta Presbyterian Church, 180 Academy St., Alpharetta. 770-663-8989, www.act1theater.com.

“Les Misérables.” Through Sept. 8. $30-$40; Wednesday matinees $20. Aurora Theatre, 128 East Pike St., Lawrenceville. 678-226-6222, www.auroratheatre.com.

“Spring Awakening.” Through July 28. $10. Newnan Theatre Company, 24 First Ave., Newnan, 770-683-6282, www.newnantheatre.org.

W. Kamau Bell. 8:30 p.m. July 26. $27.50; $25 in advance. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 404-524-7354, www.variety-playhouse.com.

“Fiddler on the Roof.” July 26-27. $10-$15. Smyrna First United Methodist Church, 1315 Concord Road S.E., Smyrna. 770-436-4108, Ext. 215; www.smyrnafumc.org.

Broadway in the Park: “Shrek the Musical.” Presented by Suwanee Performing Arts. 7 p.m. July 26-27. Free, but donations requested. Suwanee Town Center Park, Buford Highway and Lawrenceville Suwanee Road, Suwanee. 678-482-6333, www.suwaneeperformingarts.com.

“The Beaux Stratagem.” July 26-28. $15. New Dawn Theater Company, 3087 Main St., Duluth. 678-887-5015, www.newdawntheatercompany.com.

Yannis Pappas. July 26-28. $20. The Punchline, 280 Hilderbrand Drive N.E., Sandy Springs. 404-252-5233, www.punchline.com.

“Spotlight on Kids.” July 26-28. $10. Earl Smith Strand Theatre, 117 N. Park Square, Marietta. 770-293-0080, www.EarlSmithStrand.org.

Tom Simmons. Through July 28. $15-$25. Laughing Skull Lounge, 878 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. 877-523-3288, laughingskulllounge.com.

“Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical.” July 26-Aug. 11. $20-$25. The Wildflower Meadow at Serenbe, 9065 Selborne Lane, Chattahoochee Hills. 770-463-1110, www.serenbeplayhouse.com.

“Waiting for Godot.” Presented by Fulham and Clapham. Through Aug. 11. $5. Fabrefaction Theatre Company, 999 Brady Ave. N.W., Atlanta. fulhamandclapham.tumblr.com.

 

VISUAL ARTS

“Girl with a Pearl Earring: Dutch Paintings from the Mauritshuis.” Through Sept. 29. $12-$19.50. High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. 404-733-4200, www.high.org.

“Drawing Inside the Perimeter.” Through Sept. 22. $12-$19.50. High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. 404-733-4200, www.high.org.

“Project Mah Jongg.” Through Sept. 15. $12. $8 senior citizens; $6 students. The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, 1440 Spring St. N.W., Atlanta. www.thebreman.org.

The Hudgens Prize Finalist’s Exhibition. Through Sept. 7. $3-$5. Jacqueline Casey Hudgens Center for the Arts, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. 770-623-6002, thehudgens.org.

“XYZ: Alternative Voices in Game Design.” Through Sept. 2. $5-$10. Museum of Design Atlanta, 1315 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. www.museumofdesign.org. Read a preview of the event here.

Spruill Arts Student & Faculty Juried Exhibition. Through Aug. 17. Spruill Center Gallery, 4681 Ashford Dunwoody Road N.E., Atlanta. 770-394-4019, www.spruillgallery.blogspot.com.

“Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition.” Through Aug. 18. $16-$24; $16 ages 4-12; $22 senior citizens; $30 combo ticket with “Bodies … The Exhibition.” Premier Exhibition Center, Atlantic Station, 265 18th St., Atlanta. 1-866-866-8265, www.atlanticstation.com.

“Bodies … The Exhibition.” Ongoing. $16-$24. Premier Exhibition Center at Atlantic Station, 265 18th St., Atlanta. 866-866-8265, www.atlanticstation.com.

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