16 things to do this weekend in Atlanta

Sing-Along with Grease! 8 p.m. Friday, July 16. $10. Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre,

Sing-Along with Grease! 8 p.m. Friday, July 16. $10. Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre, 117 North Park Square, Marietta. 770-293-0080. earlsmithstrand.secure.force.com.

Watch the classic movie “Grease” with on-screen lyrics you can sing along to as well as a costume contest and themed drink specials. A pre-show concert on the Mighty Allen Theatre Organ starts at 7:30 p.m.

Southern Spirits. 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Friday, July 16. $15-$20. The Southern Museum, 2829 Cherokee St. NW, Kennesaw. 770-427-2117. Eventbrite.com.

If you’re age 21 or over, you can enjoy live music, adult beverages and light refreshments and a free commemorative glass as you explore the Southern Museum.

July Concert on the Green. 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, July 17. Free. Village Green, 100 Village Green Circle, Smyrna. smyrnaga.gov.

Dance and groove along to music from The Free, an upscale party band.

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DeKalb

NAMI DeKalb’s Multicultural Mental Health Fair. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, July 18. Free admission. Milam Park Pool Center, 3867 Norman Road, Clarkston. Allevents.in.

Receive mental health and general health screenings, learn about nutrition and mental health information, listen to live entertainment and speakers and more.

Village Cruisers Car Show. 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, July 17. $10 entry free, free admission for spectators. Stone Mountain First United Methodist Church, 5312 West Mountain St., Stone Mountain. 770-630-1727. Cms4.revize.com.

See cars of different makes, models and years or bring your own vehicle to show off.

Arlo McKinley. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 17. $20 and up. Eddie’s Attic, 515 B. North McDonough St., Decatur. 404-377-4976. Eventbrite.com.

Listen to music from Arlo McKinley, whose music is rooted in street soul, country, punk and gospel.

Radio Tucker Music Fest. 4 p.m.-10 a.m. Saturday, July 17. Tucker Brewing Company, 2003 S. Bibb St., Tucker. 833-752-2400. Untappd.com.

Celebrate the first anniversary of Radio Tucker with live music from The Bitteroots & Art Linton, live DJ sets and free prizes.

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North Fulton

Songs of Stage and Screen with the Atlanta Pops Orchestra. 4 p.m. Sunday, July 18. $20-$30. 770-594-6232. Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest St., Roswell. Roswellgov.com.

Bring the family to an Atlanta Pops Orchestra Concert featuring music from beloved classics to today’s popular favorites.

Blues Legend Bruce Katz. 7:30 p.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, July 17. $34. The Velvet Note main stage, 4075 Old Milton Parkway, Alpharetta. 855-583-5838. thevelvetnote.com.

Enjoy music from legendary keyboardist Bruce Katz, who has appeared on CDs with Delbert McClinton, John Hammond and more.

Nothing but Summer: Enjoy Seasonal Vegetables. 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 16. $55 plus taxes and fees. Publix Aprons Cooking School at Alpharetta Commons, 4305 State Bridge Road, Alpharetta. 770-751-8560. aprons-cooking-school-alpharetta-georgia.eventbrite studio.com.

Attend a demonstration-style cooking class to learn how to prepare dishes like watercress and asparagus soup and fresh artichoke and lump crab salad.

Peacock’s Plume Family Day. 3 p.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, July 17. $35-$45 per person. Painting with a Twist, 11770 Haynes Bridge Road #801, Alpharetta. 470-294-0051. Paintingwithatwist.com.

Paint a colorful peacock’s plume on your choice of a canvas or wooden plank.

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Gwinnett

Sunrise Splash Pad Yoga. 7:30 am.-8:30 a.m. Saturday, July 17. Free. E.E. Robinson Park, 650 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Sugar Hill. facebook.com.

Wake up with a beginner yoga lesson with certified instructors from Yoga in Daily Life Buford.

Sports on the Screen. Approximately 5 p.m. Saturday, July 17. Free. Peachtree Corners Town Green, 5140 Town Center Blvd., Peachtree Corners. peachtreecornersga.gov.

Bring a cooler or buy food and drink from a nearby restaurant before watching Atlanta United vs. New England. If you’d like your tailgating to be more comfortable, bring chairs, blankets and a small table.

Seoul of the South Korean Food Tour. 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. Saturday, July 17. $50. Starts at Explore Gwinnett office, 6500 Sugarloaf Parkway Suite 200, Duluth. eventbrite.com.

Visit four local restaurants and bakeries to learn about Korean culture as well as the food you try.

Concerts to Cure at Coolray Field. 8 p.m. Friday, July 16 and Saturday, July 17. $55 and up. Coolray Field, 2500 Buford Drive, Lawrenceville. 678-277-0340. Milb.com.

Listen to music from The Disco Biscuits, who are known as innovators of the experimental, electronic jam band scene.

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Just like someone who discovered a fresh, plentiful fishing hole, Webster won’t spill the beans on where the state’s most beautiful and mesmerizing waterfalls are located. You’ll just have to go out on the trails and find them yourself.","_id":"U7XYSOXP3VEKPCQBYAMUYANBXY","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1625767829431,"type":"text","content":"Webster, who is a trail boss for the Over the Hill Hiking Group, says the need for secrecy is even more important now that “we have all these nontraditional hikers since the pandemic. They don’t carry backpacks and they throw water bottles and dirty diapers on the trail. 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Award-winning lifestyle, travel and tourism photographer Kevin Garrett says with a little planning and creativity, anyone can get a stunning photo. He recommends putting the shutter speed on as slow as possible and to set the camera on a tripod or on a rock. Early morning and dusk are the optimal times for a dramatic shot.","_id":"5ACSBJNMYJAILP7TME2WQDSAQY","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1625767829437,"type":"text","content":"“You’ve taken all this time to travel — to hike deep into the woods — to get to the waterfall, you don’t want to just take one shot from one angle. Take it from above, below, get as close to the waterfall as you safely can and try not to get your camera wet,” he says. “Get vertical shots, horizontal. A zoom lens is not an excuse to be lazy. 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Maybe not the first one, but the next one may be.”","_id":"GL737NN5WVE7DIJ6GQ7IXOO33U","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1625767829443,"type":"text","content":"Although some of the federal parks allow swimming in the basins, the state parks do not allow it. “You cannot swim in a state park’s waterfall pools but if someone tries it elsewhere, it is very dangerous. High falls, in particular, have tricky rocks and holes and rocks that you don’t see. It’s so easy to slip or get your foot caught. Stay on the trails,” she says. 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The hike is relatively easy — about a half-mile paved trail — and there is a small charge. The twin falls plunge more than 150 feet, and the easiest trail is about a mile roundtrip. The falls are near Helen, which also boasts three other popular waterfalls — Dukes Creek Falls (with a drop of almost 200 feet), Raven Cliff Falls (about 40 feet tall) and DeSoto Falls (about 80 feet tall). Anna Ruby Falls Road, Helen. 706-878-1448. fs.usda.gov/conf.","_id":"YLIZMEEZU5AFDMI2QF4MHBQFKM","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1625767829450,"type":"text","content":"Tarbor Falls is one of Ozboyd’s favorites with a 50-foot sheer drop. 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Smith-Gilbert Gardens, 2382 Pine Mountain Road NW, Kennesaw. 770-919-0248. smithgilbertgardens.com.","_id":"HP7Y4HRLJJBIDMDXILESGKLG2U","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1625756131094,"type":"text","content":"Visit Smith-Gilbert Gardens and stop by the Butterfly House to see hundreds of butterflies.","_id":"3WJPXALPWJBIVATNMJYN7USY7E","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1625756131095,"type":"text","content":"DeKalb","_id":"FL5ZF7ES55HODGRX2L336THOGM","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1625756131096,"type":"text","content":"Fernbank After Dark. 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Friday, July 9. $21.95 visitors, $16.95 members. 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It’s a strange oversight in a retrospective that hinges on viewers registering shifts in style and content over his career.","_id":"OXKFGATLJJECREXED7WIT77RJM","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1625665643730,"type":"text","content":"The artist pivots again in early works like “King Shabazz” from 1991 in a busy, collaged style (my least favorite phase of Palmer’s many iterations) and then again with the bold color-blocked works of Black strength and resilience in the gorgeous diptych painting “Be a Warrior” (2020) of a contemporary Black man juxtaposed with a traditional African mask. That phase moves Palmer’s content from the real, lived world, into an iconic, spiritual dimension of Afrofuturism and imagined worlds where Palmer significantly depicts women with as much strength as men.","owner":"sponsored":false,"id":"ajc","address":,"syndication":,"caption":""Man Next" by Atlanta-based artist Charly Palmer. 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In many works, including a video in the rear gallery space, that humanistic approach is orchestrated to Atlantan Okorie “OKCello” Johnson’s musical compositions which accompany the video or can be activated with QR codes attached to key artworks.","_id":"4DIY5I2JXRHRJBGOOIUPOPTCC4","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1625665643734,"type":"text","content":"Those later works draw their seductive presence from a juxtaposition of powerful Black bodies with intense color-blocked backgrounds that recall Amy Sherald and Fahamu Pecou.","_id":"P3VYC5DRQZHNPAETO2PAN6L7WY","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1625665643736,"type":"text","content":"“Departure” proves Palmer’s mettle as an undeniably expert storyteller and illustrator. 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At the time, the two of them (along with Kent) were working on “Million Dollar Quartet.”","_id":"5C7DM3TQZ5A5BCQARB5DYQLO2M","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1625588052231,"type":"text","content":"“We were goofing around backstage one night, and the three of us suddenly started in on ‘Barbara Ann,’ and I have to admit it sounded pretty good,” Wood notes.","_id":"Y3AGZLTS7RCFRJ6ZZ4JEPA5DUY","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1625588052232,"type":"text","content":"“It was neat, just singing harmony like that, and it sort of planted the thought in our heads about putting this together,” Damiano adds. “The Beach Boys have so many cool songs, and we’re playing them with such a great group of musicians, so it’s been a lot of fun.”","_id":"UXOOS2IBONDCBJG2PH66J7S4SM","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1625588052233,"type":"text","content":"Both performers also remember defining moments from their childhoods when they first became Beach Boys fans. In Wood’s case, it might have been a bit more indirect. 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Curtis Mills, a property owner inclined toward historical preservation, owned seven acres outside of Milton, and had come to a Matilda’s show and liked what he saw.","_id":"UZRBTD2XKZGTZO3DMRMXFQJXOM","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1624310787971,"type":"text","content":"Friends and fans held fundraisers, and the Potters moved the old tenant shack in its entirety to Mills’ land at the corner of Birmingham Highway (which is not really a highway) and Hickory Flat Road, about 35 miles north of downtown Atlanta.","_id":"OU5RWF62H5CKZNKMZBNHKKCBGA","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"type":"text","content":"It is now in its third season in what everyone on site calls “pretty much the middle of nowhere.”","_id":"5QDQ45WZVJHBXLTPIGOFBJSWYQ","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1624310787974,"type":"text","content":"“Our second season was COVID,” says Potter. “We lost the first 10 concerts. 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M.J., her hair pulled back in a loose bun, sits smiling and nodding in a chair well off to the side, where she can take in the whole scene that she and Paul have created: the happy, mellow crowd; the tables covered in candles, wine glasses and food; the fairy lights strung overhead; the small stage.","_id":"M3KU7RUMRVF5NPCJ3DAVEJDKKY","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1624310787976,"type":"text","content":"Her plans for the future are not complicated in the least.","_id":"O4UXYVD47FENVJFEEHF5KD5UXM","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1624310787977,"type":"text","content":"“I hope it just goes on and on and on,” she says.","_id":"2O7PBV7UERBR5HHN4VWSUGNUFQ","additional_properties":"comments":[],"_id":"LWTZ2UA25NBXZO4HBWSZDKH2CI","type":"divider","_id":"DWBDVLIYPZDSPCQYXCPJPQ32DU","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1624310787979,"type":"text","content":"CONCERT PREVIEW","_id":"ZMJN3DLSIBBHZATREPR3GT3E6A","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1624310787980,"type":"text","content":"Matilda’s Under the Pines. 8 p.m. every Saturday through October. 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