OUT & ABOUT IN ATLANTA - August 22-28-2014
8/22/2014, 1:35 p.m.
Aug. 22. Boyz II Men/EnVogue, Chastain Park Amphitheater. 7 p.m.
Aug. 23: NBAF Spotlight Series: The Heath Brothers Quartet w/ Jeremy Peit. Rialto Center for the Arts. 8 p.m. $28-up. www.nbaf.org.
Aug. 24: Keith Urban. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, 7 p.m.
Aug. 24: Chicago and REO Speedwagon. Chastain Park Amphitheatre. 7:30 p.m. www.livenation.com
Aug. 27: Jay Leno, Cobb Performing Arts Centre, 8 pm. (No kids under 5.).
Aug. 28: Aerosmith/Slash. Phillips Arena. 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 5: Bounce TV Summer Music Festival Tour: Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Patti LaBelle and Reuben Studdar.
Sept. 11: NBAF Spotlight Series: The Jason Marsalis Quartet. Variety Playhouse. 8 p.m. $20 up. www.nbaf.org.
Sept. 13: Charlie Wilson, Chastain Park Amphitheater. 7:30 p.m. www.deltaclassicchastain.com
Sept. 18: NBAF Spotlight Series: The Marcus Roberts Trio Celebrates Monk and Trane. Center Stage Theater, 8 p.m. $20.00 up. www.nbaf.org
Sept. 18: Ricky Smiley and Friends, Atlanta Civic Center, 8 p.m.
Sept. 20: Whoopi Goldberg. Cobb Energy Centre. 8 p.m.
Sept. 21: Chris Isaak, Atlanta Botanical Garden, 7 p.m. www.concertsinthegarden.org.
Sept. 24: Experience Jimi Hendrick Tour: Billy Cox, Buddy Guy, Jonny Lang, Kenny Wayne, Eric Johnson, Rich Robinson, Doyle Bramhall II, Chris Layton, Eric Gales, and more. Cobb Energy Centre. 8 p.m. ticketmaster.com. 800.745.3000.
Sept. 26- 27-28: Outkast, Centennial Olympic Park. 5 p.m. www.outkastatlast.com
Sept. 27: Mint Condition/Tony Toni Tone/Teddy Riley w/Blackstreet. Wolfcreek Amphitheater. 7 p.m. ticketalternative.com
Oct. 1: One Direction, Georgia Dome. 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 3: Cirque du Soleil: AmaLuna. The Big Top Atlantic Station. www.cirquedusoleil.com/amaluna
Oct.13: WWE Raw, Phillips Arena. 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 15: Paul McCarthy, Phillips Arena. 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 26: Susan Boyle. Atlanta Symphony Hall. 8 p.m. 404.733.4848
Nov. 8: Aretha Franklin, The Fox Theatre. 8 p.m. www.ticketalternative.com.
Nov. 21 Celtic Thunder. Atlanta Symphony Hall. 8 p.m. 404.733.4848
THEATER/DANCE July 18-Aug. 31: “Right On”. World premiere by Darren Canady. Directed by Thom Jones. Horizon Theatre. Horizon Theatre.com. 404-584-7450.
Sept. 3 – Oct. 5: World premiere “Bull Durham” a new musical. Alliance Theatre Co. Woodruff Arts Center. www.alliancetheatre.org.
Sept. 26 – Oct. 19: “Native Guard” . History and memory collide in this staging of Pulitzer Prize winner and 19th U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trehewey’s searing stories. Hertz Stage, Alliance Theatre. www.alliancetheatre.org.
Films/Booksignings Vern Smith, “The Jones Men”, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2-5 p.m. Medu Bookstore, Greenbriar Mall, Atlanta. 404.346.3263.
BronzeLens Film Festival Screening, Sunday, Aug. 17. 4 p.m. “Finding Fela” Landmark Midtown Art Cinema. www.bronzelens.com
BronzeLens 5th Annual Film Festival, Oct. 22-26. www.bronzelens.com.
ATTRACTIONS/EVENTS Dragon Con, Aug. 29 – Sept. 1. Approximately 62,000 people are expected to attend this annual international pop culture convention held each Labor Day in Atlanta. The convention features more than 3,000 hours of comics, film, television, costuming, art, music and gaming over four days. Registration is required to attend the convention, but the kick-off parade (Saturday, Aug. 30, 10 a.m.) through downtown Atlanta is free and fun for the entire family. Registration is at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel. Participating hotels are: Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Marriott Marquis, Westin Atlanta, Atlanta Apparel Mart, Building 1. www.dragoncon.org.