Out & About (July 5-11 Edition)

Compiled by David Norwood II (The Atlanta Voice Intern) | 7/3/2013, 6 a.m.

(This is a selected list of events and entertainment activities in metro Atlanta. Times and locations are subject to change. See the full calendar at: theatlantavoice.com).

PERFORMANCES July 6: Maxwell, Chastain Park Amphitheater, 8 p.m.

July 10: Summer Soul Jam (Manhattans, Stylistics), Chastain Park Amphitheater, 8 p.m.

July 12: Lil’ Wayne, T.I. and Future, Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood, 7 p.m.

July 12: The Carolina Chocolate Drops & Keller Williams, Atlanta Botanical Garden, 8 p.m.

July 13: FunkJazz Kafe, The Tabernacle, 8 p.m. 

July 13: Heads of State with After 7, Al B. Sure and Color Me Badd, Chastain Park Amphitheatre, 8 p.m.

July 18: Jill Scott, Chastain Park Amphitheater, 8 p.m.

July 18: Midnight, I-Wayne, Little Hero, Pzed, Droop Lion, Jesse Jendah and Errol Moore, Variety Playhouse, 8 p.m.

July 19: Anita Baker, Chastain Park Amphitheater, 8 p.m.

July 19: Living Colour, Variety Playhouse, 8:30 p.m.

July 20: The Manhattans, Riverdale Town Center, 8 p.m.

July 26: W. Kamau Bell, Variety Playhouse, 8:30 p.m.

August 1: Ludacris, The Tabernacle, 8 p.m.

August 3: K-Ci & Jo Jo, Wolf Creek Amphitheater, 7 p.m.

August 16: Sunset Jazz (Will Downing, Najee) Chastain Park Amphitheatre, 8 p.m.

August 31: Toni Braxton, Chastain Park Amphitheater, 8 p.m.

September 7: Diana Ross, Chastain Park Amphitheater, 8 p.m.

Septermber 27: Lionel Richie, Chastain Park Amphitheater, 8 p.m.

October 16: Gary Clark Jr., The Tabernacle, 8 p.m.



July 9 Through August 4: “Shakin’ the Rafters”, 14th Street Playhouse, 8 p.m.


“Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello: How the Word is Passed Down.” Through July 7. Atlanta History Center. 404.814.4000. www.atlantahistorycenter.com

“Rashid Johnson: Message to Our Folks” Works by Chicago artist specializing in tributes to soul and hip-hop icons. Through September 8, High Museum of Art. 404.733.4444. www.high.org.


Love Jones Sundays, Marlee’s Coffee and Tea House, 349 Decatur, Atlanta, 5-8 p.m. 

East Side Steppin’, third Friday of each month, Porter Sanford Performing Arts Center.  

Sweet Georgia’s Juke Joint, 200 Peachtree Street, various artists (including Nat George, Toni Byrd, Kenny Banks, The Jacob Deaton Trio, Milkshake Mayfield, The Soul Cartel, The Breeze Kings). 

Super Funny Tuesdays @ Kat’s Café, 970 Piedmont Ave NE.

Open Mic Night, Friday nights, The Green Room Actor’s Lounge, 25-D Bennett Street (off Peachtee in Buckhead). For more information, call 404-351-4736.

First Fridays at Footprints Café, with Atlanta’s Top DJ MIX MASTER DAVID playing the best Reggae | Oldies | Soca | R&B | Top 40, 706 Grayson Hwy., Lawrenceville