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Marietta StreetFest
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Visitors peruse antiques and handcrafted arts around the Historic Marietta Square for Marietta StreetFest.

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(co)Lab Summit.  Sunday, Sept. 22, Monday, Sept. 23. (co)lab summit is a conference where today’s executives and tomorrow’s leaders from our business, education and civic communities connect, communicate and collaborate on issues vital to a thriving Atlanta region. Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta,colabsummit.com. More info on ajc.com

North Georgia State Fair. Through Sept. 29. Admission $5-$7; ride tickets extra. Jim R. Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Road S.W., Marietta. www.northgeorgiastatefair.com.

Tyrone Founders Day. Sept. 20-22. Handley Park Sports Complex, 100 Handley Road, Tyrone. 770-487-4694, tyrone.org.

Hapeville Happy Days Festival. Sept. 20-21. Jess Lucas Y-Teen Park, 680 S. Central Ave., Hapeville. www.hapeville.org.

East Atlanta Strut. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sept. 21. Free. East Atlanta Village, Falt Shoals and Glenwood avenues, Atlanta. eastatlantastrut.com.

Marietta StreetFest. 9 a.m. Sept. 21. Free. Glover Park, 50 N. Park Square, Marietta. www.mariettaga.gov.

Sandy Springs Festival. Sept. 21-22. $5; $2  ages 6-17. Two-day passes $7; $3 for youth. Heritage Green, 6075 Sandy Springs Circle N.E., Sandy Springs. 404-851-9111, heritagesandysprings.org.

East Cobber Parade & Festival. 10 a.m. Sept. 21. Free. Fountains of Olde Town Shopping Center, 736 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. 770-640-7070.

Japanfest. 10 a.m. Sept. 21-22. $8. Gwinnett Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. 404-842-1400, www.gwinnettcenter.com.

Shakerag Arts and Crafts Festival. Sept. 21-22. Shakerag Knoll, 191 McIntosh Trail, Peachtree City. 770-631-2525, www.peachtree-city.org.

Suwanee Day Festival. 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Sept. 21. Free. Suwanee Town Center Park, Buford Highway and Lawrenceville Suwanee Road, Suwanee. 770-945-8996, www.suwanee.com.

“The Muppet Movie” Sing-Along. 4 p.m. Sept. 21. $15. Center for Puppetry Arts, 1404 Spring St. N.W., Atlanta. 404-873-3391, www.puppet.org.

Bat Night. 4:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 21. $4-$5. Cochran Mill Nature Center, 6300 Cochran Mill Road, Palmetto. 770-306-0914, cochranmillnaturecenter.org.

Blessing of the Animals. 10 a.m. Sept. 21. Free. Living Hope Church and Open Arms Christian Child Development Center, 3450 Stilesboro Road, Kennesaw. 770-425-6726, www.livinghopega.com.

Fourth annual Honeybee Festival. 11 a.m. Sept. 21. $3-$5. Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center, 2020 Clean Water Drive, Buford. 770-904-3500, www.gwinnettehc.org.

Fourth annual International Fall Festival. Sept. 21-22. $1. 1765 Woodstock Road, Roswell. 404-457-7462, www.stmaryofegypt.org.

Gwinnett Animal Hospital’s 40th anniversary celebration and open house. 1 p.m. Sept. 21. Free. 2184 McGee Road Southwest, Snellville. 770-972-0447, www.GwinnettAnimalHospital.com.

Furkids Animal Shelter’s annual open house. 11 a.m. Sept. 22. Free. Furkids Animal Shelter, 2650 Pleasantdale Road, Atlanta. 770-613-0009, www.furkids.org.

Atlanta Hungarian Festival. This is the inaugural year for this festival. Noon-4 p.m. Sept. 22. Free. Agnes Scott College, 141 E. College Ave., Decatur. 678-461-0109, www.agnesscott.edu.

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MUSIC

Music Midtown. Sept. 20-21. $50-$110; $250 VIP; $1000 Super VIP. Piedmont Park, 400 Park Drive N.E., Atlanta. www.musicmidtown.com.

Big Boi. 7 p.m. Sept. 20. $26.50.  The Masquerade, 695 North Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 404-577-8178, www.masq.com.

Roxie Watson. 8 p.m. Sept. 20. $15; $12 online. Steve’s Live Music, 234 Hilderbrand Drive, Sandy Springs. 404-418-6777, www.steveslivemusic.com.

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra: “A Trip Around the World.” 8 p.m. Sept. 20. $25-$35. Chastain Park Amphitheater, 4469 Stella Drive N.W., Atlanta. www.classicchastain.com.

Tommy Womack, Ben Reel, Michael C. Smith. 8 p.m. Sept. 20. $15; $12 in advance. Red Light Cafe, 553 Amsterdam Ave. N.E., Atlanta. redlightcafe.com.

Toubab Krewe. 8 p.m. Sept. 20. $15; $12 in advance. Terminal West, 887 W. Marietta St. N.W., Atlanta. www.terminalwestatl.com.

Man Man. 9 p.m. Sept. 20. $16 in advance. The Masquerade, 695 North Ave. N.E., Atlanta. www.masq.com.

Daughter, Bear’s Den. 8:30 p.m. Sept. 20. $20; $18 in advance. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 404-524-7354, www.variety-playhouse.com

Wax Tailor. 8 p.m. Sept. 20. $15. The Masquerade, 695 North Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 404-577-8178, www.masq.com.

Dan Baird & Homemade Sin. Sept. 20. $15. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Road N.E., Atlanta. 404-875-1522, www.smithsoldebar.com.

Icon For Hire. 7 p.m. Sept. 20. $15. Vinyl, 1374 W. Peachtree St. N.W., Atlanta. 404-885-1365, www.centerstage-atlanta.com.

Michael Levine and Friends Benefit for the Atlanta Community Food Bank. 8 p.m. Sept. 21. $10 suggested donation. Steve’s Live Music, 234 Hilderbrand Drive, Sandy Springs. 404-418-6777, www.steveslivemusic.com.

An Evening with Squat Reunion Show. 8 p.m. Sept. 21. $10; $7 in advance. Red Light Cafe, 553 Amsterdam Ave. N.E., Atlanta. redlightcafe.com.

Chris Cagle. 9:30 p.m. Sept. 21. $20-$50. Wild Bill’s, 2075 Market St., Duluth. www.wildbillsatlanta.com.

Heston. Album release show. 9:30 p.m. Sept. 21. $17-$22. Center Stage, 1374 W. Peachtree St. N.W., Atlanta. 404-885-1365, www.centerstage-atlanta.com.

Adam Klein and the Wild Fires. 10 p.m. Sept. 21. Free. The EARL, 488 Flat Shoals Ave. S.E., Atlanta. 404-522-3950, www.badearl.com.

Headphone Disco present ‘Silent Disco.’ Sept. 21. $10. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Road N.E., Atlanta. 404-875-1522, www.smithsoldebar.com.

Okkervil River. 8:30 p.m. Sept. 21. $25; $20 in advance. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 404-524-7354, www.variety-playhouse.com

Said the Whale, Vernon Oak, Ethos, The Seam. 7 p.m. Sept. 21. $10. The Masquerade, 695 North Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 404-577-8178, www.masq.com.

Monster Energy Rock Allegiance Tour featuring Volbeat and HIM. 7 p.m. Sept. 22. $39.50.  Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St. N.W., Atlanta. 404-659-9022, tabernacleatl.com.

Billy Cobham Spectrum. 8 p.m. Sept. 22. $35; $32.50 in advance. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 404-524-7354, www.variety-playhouse.com

Vader with Vital Remains, Sacrificial, Slaughter, Execration, Extremely Rotten. 7 p.m. Sept. 22. $15. The Masquerade, 695 North Ave. N.E., Atlanta. www.masq.com.

Kennesaw State University Faculty String Trio. 8 p.m. Sept. 23. $8-$10. Bailey Performance Center, 1000 Chastain Road N.W., Kennesaw. 770-423-6650, baileycenter.kennesaw.edu.

Gold Fields. Sept. 23. $10. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Road N.E., Atlanta. 404-875-1522, www.smithsoldebar.com.

Alt-J. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 23. $26.50. Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St. N.W., Atlanta. 404-659-9022, tabernacleatl.com.

The Pretty Reckless. 6:30 p.m. Sept. 23. $16. The Masquerade, 695 North Ave. N.E., Atlanta. www.masq.com.

Corb Lund. Sept. 24. $12. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Road N.E., Atlanta. 404-875-1522, www.smithsoldebar.com.

The Technicolors, Jule Vera. 7 p.m. Sept. 24. $10. The Masquerade, 695 North Ave. N.E., Atlanta. www.masq.com.

Dope, Soil, Leaving Eden. 6:30 p.m. Sept. 24. $13. The Masquerade, 695 North Ave. N.E., Atlanta. www.masq.com.

DeKalb Symphony Orchestra. 8 p.m. Sept. 24. $22. Cole Auditorium, Georgia Perimeter College, Fine Arts Building, Clarkston. 678-891-3565, www.dekalbsymphony.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.

Discovery Days. 10 a.m. Tuesdays through Oct. 18. $11.50. Center for Puppetry Arts, 1404 Spring St. N.W., Atlanta. 404-873-3391, www.puppet.org.

 

PERFORMING ARTS

“Somewhere Over the Rainbow ... Someone Dies.” Through Nov. 6. $65-$68.50. Agatha’s: A Taste of Mystery Dinner Theatre, 161 Peachtree Center Ave. N.E., Atlanta. www.agathas.com.

“Twelfth Night.” Through Sept. 29. $15-$36. The New American Shakespeare Tavern, 499 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. 404-874-5299, www.shakespeare
tavern.com.

“Troilus and Cressida.” Through Sept. 28. $15-$36. The New American Shakespeare Tavern, 499 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. 404-874-5299, www.shakespearetavern.com.

“Harmony: A New Musical.” By Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman. Through Oct. 6. $30-$75. Alliance Theatre, 1280 Peachtree St. N.E.,Atlanta.404-733-5000, www.alliancetheatre.org.

“Trash.” By Johnny Drago. Through Sept. 28. $15-$23. OnStage Atlanta, 2969 E. Ponce De Leon Ave., Decatur. 404-245-4205, www.onstageatlanta.com.

“Peter Rabbit.” Through Sept. 22. $16.50. Center for Puppetry Arts, 1404 Spring St. N.W., Atlanta. 404-873-3391, www.puppet.org.

“Almost Heaven: John Denver’s America.” Through Sept. 22. $15 - $39. Georgia Ensemble Theatre, 950 Forrest St., Roswell. www.get.org.

“The Guys.” Through Oct. 6. $20-$35. Theatrical Outfit, the Balzer Theater at Herren’s, 84 Luckie St. N.W., Atlanta. 678-528-1500, www.theatrical outfit.org.

“Third Country.” Inspired by real life events in Clarkston, playwright Suehyla El-Attar looks at a community in transition. Sept. 20-Oct. 20. $20-$30. Horizon Theatre Company, 1083 Austin Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 404-622-2235 ext. 268, www.horizontheatre.com.

“Tyler Perry’s Hell Hath No Fury Like A Woman Scorned.” Sept. 20. $40. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. www.cobbenergycentre.com.

“A Few Good Men.” Through Sept. 28. $10-23. Act 3 Playhouse, 6285 Roswell Road N.E., Sandy Springs. www.act3productions.org.

“Bright Ideas.” A dark comedy about the competitive and cutthroat world of modern parenting. Through Sept. 28.$20-$25. Out of Box Theatre at the Artisan Resource Center, 585 Cobb Parkway S., Marietta. 678-653-4605, www.outofboxtheatre.com.

“’night Mother.” Sept. 26-Oct. 6. $8-$14. Newnan Theatre Company, 24 1st Ave., Newnan. 770-683-6282, www.newnantheatre.org.

Jeanne Robertson. 8 p.m. Sept. 21. $32-$42. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. www.cobbenergycentre.com.

Russell Brand. 8 p.m. Sept. 28. $37. Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St. N.W., Atlanta. 404-659-9022, tabernacleatl.com.

Joe DeRosa. Sept. 20-21. $20. Improv Comedy Club & Dinner Theatre, 56 E. Andrews Drive N.W., Atlanta. 678-244-3612, www.TheImprovAtlanta.com.

Sarah Colonna. Sept. 20-22. $20. The Punchline, 280 Hilderbrand Drive N.E., Atlanta. 404-252-5233, www.punchline.com.

“The Mousetrap.” An Agatha Christie murder mystery. Sept. 20-29. $12-$15. Cherokee Theatre Company, Downtown Canton Theatre, 171 E. Main St., Canton. www.cherokeetheatre.org.

“Tyler Perry’s Madea and the Neighbors from Hell.” 8 p.m. Sept. 22-24. $40. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. www.cobbenergycentre.com.

 

VISUAL ARTS

“Barrique: Wine, Design & Social Change.” Through Oct. 13. $5-$10. Museum of Design Atlanta, 1315 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. 404-979-6455, www.museumofdesign.org.

“A Rose on Peachtree: Photography, Videography & Artifacts.” Opening 6-9 p.m. Sept. 20. Through Oct. 11. Free. Atlanta Preservation Center, 327 St Paul Ave. S.E., Atlanta. 404-688-3353, www.preserveatlanta.com.

“Picasso, Braque & Léger: 20th Century Modern Masters.” Through Dec. 8. $5. Oglethorpe University Museum of Art, 4484 Peachtree Road N.E., Atlanta. 404-364-8555, museum.oglethorpe.edu.

“Haddon Sundblom: Santa Paintings.” Through Dec. 8. $5. Oglethorpe University Museum of Art, 4484 Peachtree Road N.E., Atlanta. 404-364-8555, museum.oglethorpe.edu.

“Antichità, Teatro, Magnificenza: Renaissance and Baroque Images of Rome.” Through  Nov. 17. $6-$8. Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University, 571 S. Kilgo Circle N.E., Atlanta. 404-727-4282, www.carlos.emory.edu.

“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.

“Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition.” Ongoing.Currently booking through Feb. 28. $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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