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Out & About in Atlanta (June 27- July 3)

Compiled by Stan Washington | 6/27/2014, 5:25 p.m.
Your arts & entertainment calendar for metro Atlanta. This is an abbreviated listing. Listings may change without notice. Send your ...
July 26: MC Hammer, Original P Funk Band, Sugar Hill Gang, Jalil & Ecstacy. Wolfcreek Amphitheater. Doors open 5 p.m.

Aug. 24: Chicago and REO Speedwagon. Chastain Park Amphitheatre. 7:30 p.m. www.livenation.com

September 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. 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

June 6-28: “Steel Magnolias”, Onstage Atlanta, 2969 E. Ponce de Leon Ave. Decatur. 404.897-1802. Onstageatlanta.com.

June 19 – 29: “C.S. Lewis On Stage.” Adapted and performed by Tom Key. Theatrical Outfit. www.theatricaloutfit. 877-725-8849.

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

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.

ATTRACTIONS/EVENTS

Harlem Fine Arts Show, June 26-29. Opening night will benefit the National Black Arts Festival, and begin at 6 p.m. (with VIP guests admitted at 5:30 p.m.). Highlight exhibitors during the four-day event will include Woodrow Nash, Stuart McClean, Basil Watson, Colin Thompson, Maeva Fouche, and the Memphis-based WaterKolours gallery. Grand Atrium, 200 Peachtree St. www.hfas.org.

Atlanta Braves’ Postgame Fireworks, July 4. Turner Field. Free.

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

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.