Events and Performances taking place this month
Saturday, July 13
ATLANTA FIELD DAY
Historic Fourth Ward Park
Atlanta Field Day is a throwback to grade school, built with adults in mind. They've got all the classic events like tug of war, relay races, obstacle courses, etc. plus some surprises throughout the day. Teams will earn points in each event to add up to your total for the day. Grab some friends, start your team (8 or more people) and gear up for the competition of the summer! Visit atlfieldday.com.
Saturday, July 13
Come face-to-face with table after table of live reptiles and amphibians, including pythons and other large snakes, geckos, tortoises, lizards, iguanas, and many more! This popular annual event offers a unique opportunity to interact with and learn more about these ecologically-important creatures. Visit fernbankmuseum.org.
Thursday-Saturday, July 11-13
Atlanta Shortsfest held at the Synchronicity Theatre, showcases a diverse mix of short films by ultra-talented filmmakers from across the globe. Featuring a variety of genres with a running time under 45 minutes. Visit atlantashortfest.com.
Sunday, July 14
SUNDAYS ON THE RIVER CONCERT
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 and see jazz pianist Joe Alterman on Sunday, July 14. At only 29 years old, Alterman has already released four critically-acclaimed albums and played some of the best venues in the country. Visit chattnaturecenter.org for tickets.
Sunday, July 14
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
Actress Mary Badham, who portrayed Scout Finch in the original "To Kill a Mockingbird" film, will visit the Fox Theatre for a question and answer session on Sunday, July 14 at the Marquee Club. Prior to the screening of the film â€“ which is part of the Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival series â€“ guests will have the opportunity to ask the actress questions about the film, its impact and how she continues to spread knowledge about social injustice to future generations. This special event will be moderated by Chris Escobar, executive director for the Atlanta Film Society. For ticket information visit FoxTheatre.org or call 855-285-8499.
Sunday, July 21
THE EARL 20TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY
The EARL in East Atlanta
Come on out to The EARL in downtown East Atlanta to celebrate their 20th Anniversary! The EARL is an Atlanta institution for great music, drinks and bar food. National acts and the best emerging artists from Atlanta's music scene perform nightly to packed crowds. Tag Team and Dang Dang Dang will be performing. Free admission, no cover. Visit badearl.com.
July 30 - September 1
OLD MACDONALD'S FARM
Center for Puppetry Arts
Playing as part of the Center's Theater for the Very Young Initiative, Old MacDonald's Farm is an interactive show that will allow junior farmers to sing, dance and wiggle along with more than a dozen animal puppets and farmhands. The Suzi Bass award-winning show is recommended for ages two and older. Visit puppet.org.
Saturday, August 3
COBB COUNTY INT'L FESTIVAL
Jim R. Miller Park
The 2019 Cobb County International Festival will feature a wide variety of local and international music and art, eclectic dancing, delicious culinary options, imaginative crafts, beautiful jewelry, kids' corner and many other vendors. It will also give local businesses the chance to foster economic growth. Countries around the world will be represented at this family-friendly event. The 30,000-square-foot facility allows for 3,600 people inside and room for 2,500 more people on the plaza, midway and kids' corner. Visit cobbcounty.org.
Wednesday, August 14
TASTE OF HELEN
Festhalle, Helen, GA
Take a short drive up to Helen, GA, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains on the Chattahoochee River, for Taste of Helen. Enjoy culinary tastes from top area restaurants, live music and libations! Event takes place Wednesday, August 14 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm. Go to helenchamber.com or call (770) 878-1908 for ticket information.