Events and Performances taking place this Month
June 3 - September 2
High Museum of Art
The High will be the premiere U.S. venue for this playful exhibition celebrating the magical world of one of the most adored literary characters of all time. Featuring more than 200 works spanning over 90 years of Pooh history, the exhibition will explore the origins, creation and enduring legacy of the classic stories. More information at high.org.
June 6 - 10
Various Venues in Little 5 Points
Atlanta-based performing arts festival returns for its 6th installment, with 20 artist groups, 80 performances, plus free online content and auxiliary events. Among those performing will be dancers, comedians, storytellers, puppeteers, and more. The festival consists of live shows across five venues in and around Little Five Points throughout four jam-packed days.
June 8 - 24
Atlanta Lyric Theatre
Based on Disney's epic animated musical adventure and Edgar Rice Burrough's Tarzan of the Apes, Tarzan features heart-pumping music by rock legend, Phil Collins, and a book by Tony Awardwimnning playwright, David Henry Hwang. Highflying excitement and hits, like the Academy Award winning "You'll Be in My Heart," as well as "Son of Man" and "Two Worlds," make Tarzan an unforgettable theatrical experience. Visit atlantalyrictheatre.com.
Saturday. June 9
TUNES FROM THE TOMBS
Historic Oakland Cemetery
Tunes from the Tombs, Historic Oakland Cemetery's annual summer music festival, brings some of Atlanta's favorite bands to the city's most unique performance venue. Rock in Peace with cold drinks, the hottest food trucks, kid's activities, and much more. The festival runs from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m., with gates opening at noon. All proceeds from Tunes from the Tombs benefit Historic Oakland Foundation. Visit oaklandcemetery.com for ticket information.
Saturday. June 9
BROOKHAVEN BEER FEST
Summer is the time for beer and the 8th annual Brookhaven Beer Fest. This year's Beer Fest takes place on Saturday, June 9 from 3 - 8 pm at Brookhaven Park on Peachtree Rd. at Osborn. There will be over 150 beers and wines plus several of your favorite food trucks. For ticket visit SpiralEntertainment.com.
Friday, June 15
The Wrens Nest
Enjoy an evening of jazzy music with featured artist TC Carson, Chill with Me, along with David Cole and Main Street Blues on Friday, June 15, from 8:00 pm -11:00 pm at the Wren's Nest on 1050 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd. Tickets available at yesjazzmatters.org.
June 21 - 24
Center for Puppetry Arts
A lonely secretary remains in the office after hours. Alone in her little corner, she escapes into a glamorous world of fantasy created with photos and old film magazines. As imagination and reality collide, her romantic tale transforms into a Hitchcockian nightmare. This hilarious, internationally-acclaimed, one-woman tour de force explores the powerful, unpredictable grasp of dreams. Age 15+. Visit puppet.org.
Friday, June 23
Cinebash by the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival marries movies and immersive art installations while celebrating Jewish cinema through multimedia art forms. The inaugural event will blend food, music, and other production elements for an unforgettable evening. The 2018 edition of Cinebash pays tribute to Saul Bass, a Jewish-American graphic designer and Academy Award-winning filmmaker, best known for his motion picture title sequences, including Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo and Psycho. Tickets at cinebash.org.
Saturday, June 23
THE COMEDY GET DOWN
The Fox Theatre
The Comedy Get Down World Tour returns to Atlanta with an all-star lineup that includes Cedric 'The Entertainer,' Eddie Griffin, D.L. Hughley, and George Lopez. They have been breaking ground in the comedy business and bringing the laughs for decades. The Comedy Get Down is a once in a lifetime chance to see four members of comedy royalty come together for the comedy event of the year with two performances. Visit foxtheatre.org.
Saturday, June 23
AN EVENING WITH BILL MAHER
Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
For more than twenty years, Bill Maher has set the boundaries of where funny, political talk can go on American television. First on Politically Incorrect (Comedy Central & ABC) and for the last thirteen years on HBO's Real Time, Maher's combination of unflinching honesty and big laughs have garnered him 34 Emmy nominations. Tickets at cobbenergycentre.com.