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Out & About in Atlanta (April 11 - 17)

Compiled by Stan Washington | 4/11/2014, 3:08 p.m.
April 12: The Whispers/ The O’Jays, hosted by J. Anthony Brown. Atlanta Civic Center. 8 p.m.

Now through April 13: “Go West! Art of the American Frontier from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West” The exhibition includes more than 250 paintings, sculpture, photographs and Native American artifacts from 1830 until 1930. High Museum of Art. www.high.org.

 Now Open: “Arms Race to Embrace: James Pate’s KKK Series, Kin Killin’ Kin. A visually stimulating exhibition addressing the epidemic of gun violence in urban communities nationwide. CAU Art Galleries, Trevor Arnett Hall, 2nd floor, 223 James P. Brawley Drive. SW. Atlanta.

Now Open. “Renee Stout: Tales of the Conjure Woman Exhibition.” Spelman Museum of Fine Art, Spelman College. Donation: $3.

ATTRACTIONS/EVENTS

Atlanta Dogwood Festival, April 11-13. One of the state’s favorite festivals for 78 years now. Food, music arts and crafts and great people watching. No dogs allowed.

Jazz @ 781, thru June 8: 12 week series at St. Mark United Methodist Church Chapel, 781 Peachtree St. 6:30 p.m.

Atlanta Botanical Garden, “Atlanta Blooms.” Through April 30. 1345 Piedmont Ave. NE. atlantabotanicalgarden.org.

Sweet Water 420 Fest, April 18-20. A kidzone. Five outdoor stages for music and comedy. Reggae legends Steel Pulse will headline Friday at (9:30 p.m). No re-entry without three day pass.

Atlanta Streets Alive – West End. On Sunday, April 20, 2-6 p.m. the streets in Historic West End will be closed to cars and opened to the people. AtlantastreetsAlive.com.

Garden Show In Buckhead, April 25-27. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. The Southeastern Horticulture Society is bringing the Southeastern Flower Show back into the community. Buckhead Theatre. Daily ticket: $15, 3-day pass: $20. Sehort.org.

Fiesta Atlanta, May 4. Atlanta’s premier Hispanic outdoor festival featuring music by international artists, Mexican folk dancing, a 5K race, youth soccer. Atlantaplanit.com.

72nd Annual Yaarab Shrine Circus & Fair. May 16 – 26. Jim Miller Park, Marietta, GA. www.circus2014.com.

Fernbank Museum of Natural History, “Whales: Giants of the Deep”, Through Aug. 24. 767 Clifton RD, NE. Atlanta. 404.929.6400. fernbankmuseum.org.

The Georgia Renaissance Festival, April 19-June 8. (Saturdays and Sundays) 6905 Virlyn B. Smith Road, Fairburn. GARenfest.com. 770.964.8575.

Teacher Appreciation Day. The High Museum is offering teachers and a guest free admission on these special Saturdays. Educators must bring school I.D., proof of educator status, or homeschool/non-traditional verification.  10 a.m.- 5 p.m. May 3.

Taste of Marietta, April 27. 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Food of course and music. Marietta Square. Free, but tastes range from 50 cents to $5. 770-429-1115. www.2012.tasteofmarietta.com.