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Out & About in Atlanta (July 11 - 17)

Compiled by Stan Washington | 7/11/2014, 11:44 a.m.
Your arts & entertainment calendar for metro Atlanta. This is an abbreviated listing. Listings may change without notice. Send your ...
July 25: NBAF Spotlight Series: The Lincoln Center Orchestra w/Wynton Marsalis. Symphony Hall. 8 p.m.

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Sept. 20: Whoopi Goldberg. Cobb Energy Center. 8 p.m.

Sept. 20: Whoopi Goldberg. Cobb Energy Center. 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. 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 8-13 Disney’s The Little Mermaid. Fox Theater. Times vary.

July 8 – Aug 13: “Same Time, Next Year”. Starring Phylicia Rashad and Kenny Leon. True Colors Theatre Company. Southwest Arts Performing Arts Theater. www.truecolorstheatre.org.

July 9 – Aug. 9: “Rocky Horror Show” Actors Express. 404-607-7469.

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: “Bull Durham” a new musical. Alliance Theatre Co. Woodruff Arts Center. www.alliancetheatre.org.

EXHIBITIONS

“Birds of Bali” Photos by Frank Sharp. Through Aug. 24. Fernbank Museum of Natural History, 767 Clifton RD. N.E. Atlanta. 404-929-6300.

“Fresh Blood” Mason Murer Gallery 10th Anniversary Exhibition. Through Aug. 2, 6-9 p.m. 199 Armour Drive. Masonmurer.com.

“Kongo Across The Waters.” Through Sept. 21. Jimmy Carter Presidential Library & Museum. 441 Freedom Parkway. Atlanta. 404-865-7100. www.jimmycarterlibrary.gov.

The Kinsey Collection, the world’s largest private collection of African American historical artifacts. Through July 15. The Atlanta History Center. Wells Fargo Free Admission Weekends are Saturdays and Sundays. Atlantahistorycenter.org.

“Dream Cars”, Through Sept. 7. The major exhibition of innovative automotive design will showcase 17 groundbreaking concept cars from across Europe and the U.S., including some of the rarest and most imaginative cars designed by Ferrari, Bugatti, General Motors and Porsche. 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: $3.00.

ATTRACTIONS/EVENTS

Atlanta Street Food Festival, July 12, noon – 8 p.m. Featured are the top food trucks in the Atlanta area. Piedmont Park. Adults: $10.50, Free: 12 & under.

Atlanta African Dance and Drum Festival, July 25-27. Classes in dance and drumming. Festival held in Morehouse College’s Archer Hall. Concert at Spelman College’s Baldwin Burroughs Theater. $15 in advance. Aaddf.org.

19th Annual Heritage Arts and Soul Festival, July 25 – 27. Underground Atlanta, 50 Alabama St. www.heritageartsfestival.net. Free.

Chattahoochee River Summer Splash, July 26. Morgan Falls Dam Park. Float in a kayak, canoe or raft and beat the heat in a six-mile, three hour journey down the Chattahoochee River. Free (excludes craft rental) nps.gov.

Ice Cream Festival, July 26, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Piedmont Park, Midtown Atlanta. Vendors and fun for the entire family. Free. Atlantaicecreamfestival.com

HATtitude featuring Howard Hewitt. The Amphitheater at Riverdale Town Center, 7200 Church St. Riverdale. 11 a.m. Fundraiser for children’s charity. $30 in adv. $40 door. Ticketalternative.com

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