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Out & About in Atlanta (May 2 - 8)

Compiled by Stan Washington | 5/2/2014, 3:54 p.m.
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July 19: A’ngela Wimbush, Original Blue Magic, Syleena Johnson, Melania Cormacho, Avery Sunshine, Klymaxx. The Amphitheater at Riverdale Town Center, 7200 Church St. Riverdale.

May 6-8: “Evita” Fox Theater, 660 Peachtree St.

May 7: Tyler Perry’s “Hell Hath No Fury Like A Woman Scorned”, Macon Centreplex Coliseum, Macon. TM.

May 16-18: Atlanta Ballet’s “Mayhem”. Cobb Energy Performance Arts Center. Atlantaballet.com

EXHIBITIONS

Now through July 15: The Kinsey Collection, the world’s largest private collection of African American historical artifacts. The Atlanta History Center. Wells Fargo Free Admission Weekends are Saturdays and Sundays, May 17 & 18, June 21 & 22.

Now through May 18: “Abelardo Morell: The Universe Next Door”. Stunning and creative photography from this world noted artist. High Museum of Art. www.high.org

Now until June 1: “Civil Rights Photography: 1956-1968. The works on display are a small selection of the collection, which numbers more than 250 photographs that document the social protest movement, from Rosa Parks’ arrest to the Freedom Rides to the march on Washington, D.C. The city of Atlanta – the birthplace of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – was a hub of civil rights activism and figures prominently in the collection. The photos rotate every six months. 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

Taste of Atlanta, May 6. Dining Out and Tasting Event: “Chef” movie premiere. Cinebistro @ Town Brookhaven. 1004 Town Blvd. Atlanta. 6:30 p.m.

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

*Atlanta Food & Wine Festival, May 29 – June 1. Different than Taste of Atlanta. More seminars and private tastings. Midtown. Headquarters: Loew’s Hotel. Atlfoodandwinefestival.com.

Old School Saturday, May 24, 9 p.m. Sheraton Atlanta Hotel, 165 Courtland St.

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, April 25 – 27, May 1 – 4. One of the best music festivals in the world. Partial line-up: Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, Boz Scaggs, Aaron Neville, Christina Alugeria, Phish, Robin Thicke, Trey Songz, Charlie Wilson, Alabama Shakes, Allen Toussaint, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Vampire Weekend, Bobby Womack, Branford Marsalis, Chaka Khan, Santana, Rebirth Brass Band, Irma Thomas, Mary Mary, Rance Allen. For full line-up: www.nojestfest.com

Saint Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival, April 30 – May 11.

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

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, now - 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.