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Things to do in and around Atlanta for Thursday, June 14

It will be a cooler, cloudy day Thursday, with a high of 87, making it a good time for sports, theater and the world of food. 

 Here are some fun activities as we count down the last week before summer officially begins: 

 THE ATLANTA DREAM AT McCAMISH PAVILION 

 The Atlanta Dream, featuring guard Tiffany Hayes, recently named the WNBA’s Eastern Conference Player of the Week, will go up against the Indiana Fever at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at McCamish Stadium on the Georgia Tech campus. $20 and up; 965 Fowler St NW, Atlanta. 877-977-7729; dream.wnba.com/ 

 THE LIFE AND DEATH OF KING JOHN, AT THE NEW AMERICAN SHAKESPEARE TAVERN 

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 This venerable theater-slash-drinking establishment describes the tale of King John this way: “It is a story of murder, betrayal, and religious intolerance at the highest levels of government. It is a story that questions the reason for and the price of war. In other words, it is a story for our time.” 

Previews begin Thursday: $15 general admission Thursday; $20 general admission, Friday, June 15; the show continues through July 1; The New American Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse, 499 Peachtree St NE; 404-874-5299; www.shakespearetavern.com/ 

 FOOD, OUR GLOBAL KITCHEN, AT THE FERNBANK MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY

 This exhibit, which opened June 9, will continue through Aug. 19. It features a recreated 16th century Aztec marketplace, signature dishes from around the world and smelling stations to demonstrate the aromas of the herbs and spices that make the world’s cuisines dinstinctive. 

 Free with admission to the museum: $20; 65 and older: $19; ages 3-12: $18. 767 Clifton Road NE; 404-929-6300; www.fernbankmuseum.org/ 

 See what’s in store for you weather-wise, and check the traffic, before you head out. 

 Looking for more? Listen to our weekly accessAtlanta podcast, which offers more ideas for things to do in and around Atlanta.

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