Around Town
Events and Performances taking place this month

May 2 - June 2
NATIVE GARDENS
Aurora Theatre in Lawrenceville
Neighbors clash in a dazzling new comedy about a battle for the backyard. In one yard, Frank and Virginia – a well-established D.C. couple – trim a prize-worthy pristine garden. In the other, ambitious attorney Pablo moves in with his very pregnant wife and doctoral candidate Tania, a woman with a penchant for native flora. When a disagreement over the property line quickly escalates into a war, taste, class and entitlement push them all over the hedge. Visit AuroraTheatre.com for tickets.

Saturday-Sunday, May 11 & 12
TINY HOUSE FESTIVAL
Atlantic Station
The two-day event features more than 20 real tiny houses in a true-to-life tiny house neighborhood. Guests will be able to tour the movable Tiny Village and newly expanded Skoolie Spot, hear from micro-living experts, enjoy bites from local food trucks and sip on tasty beverages. All ages are welcome with interactive activities and games for the tiny attendees. Tickets available at AtlanticStation.com.

Sunday, May 12
SUNDAYS ON THE RIVER
Chattahoochee Nature Center
The Chattahoochee Nature Center in Roswell is offering great nighttime entertainment this summer. Their Sundays on the River Concerts series is held the second Sunday of each month. Come out to their opening night and see the fantastic Bluegrass stylings Lindsay Lou on Sunday, May 12. Visit chattnaturecenter.org for tickets.

Friday - Sunday, May 17 - 19
MARIETTA GREEK FESTIVAL
Greek Orthodox Church in Marietta
This popular festival brings all the aromas, sounds, tastes and traditions of Greece to your doorstep. Enjoy authentic Greek food and pastries, cooking demonstrations, church tours, music, and dancing with special audience participation. The festival takes place Friday through Sunday at the Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church 3431 Trickum Road in Marietta. Tickets available at MariettaGreekFestival.com.

Friday, May 24
CONCERTS IN THE GARDEN
Atlanta Botanical Garden
Concerts in the Garden is a summer concert series by Atlanta Botanical Garden. Enjoy Old Crow Medicine Friday, May 24. Bring blanket and chairs for general admission seating on the lawn. Other performances this summer include: Ricky Skaggs (June 2) and The Mighty O.A.R. (June 14). Tickets available at Atlantabg.org.

Friday - Monday, May 24 - 27
SALUTE TO THE TROOPS
Stone Mountain Park
Come to Stone Mountain Park Memorial Day Weekend for a special salute to the troops, extended fireworks finale, and the Lasershow Spectacular in Mountainvision® with breathtaking fire effects. Marvel as the skies above light up in a specially choreographed musical tribute honoring the brave men and women who protect our country. Active duty, veterans, and retired military personnel will receive one FREE All-Attractions Pass with valid ID. Visit stonemountainpark.com.

Saturday. May 25
BREW AT THE ZOO
Zoo Atlanta in Grant Park
One of Atlanta's favorite Memorial Day weekend festival traditions returns at Brew at the Zoo. Tickets include sampling of more than 70 beers, select wine sampling, and live music on stages throughout the Zoo. Brew at the Zoo is a 21-and-up event; guests under 21 will not be admitted.

Saturday - Sunday, June 1 & 2
BUTTERFLY FESTIVAL
Chattahoochee Nature Center
The "Butterfly Encounter Exhibit" allows visitors to the festival to hand-feed more than 250 free flying butterflies. Enjoy the show when masses of butterflies fly free and land on kids and flowers after their release in front of the Ben Brady Lakeside Pavilion. Learn about the ways you can help bring more butterflies to your garden. Featuring live music, entomology exhibits, arts and crafts, face painting, butterfly parades, food trucks and more. A great event to kick off summer and enjoy nature. Visit chattnaturecenter.org.

Monday - Sunday. June 3 - 9
FRINGE FESTIVAL
Heritage Hall Sandy Springs
The Atlanta Fringe Festival's 7th annual installment brings 23 performance groups from around the country putting up live theatre, dance, comedy, storytelling and more across six venues throughout four jam-packed days. This year's festival will also feature a free outdoor stage for family-friendly shows. Visit AtlantaFringe.org.

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