Festival, food: The third annual Taste of Johns Creek offers food samples from more than 45 of the city’s restaurants, along with children’s activities and live musical entertainment. 6-9 p.m. Aug. 27 at Chattahoochee High School.
Stage: Newlywed Suzanna fixes her best friend Max up with her husband’s beautiful but odd co-worker in the Actor’s Express production of “Becky Shaw.” Previews Aug. 27-28, $15; gala opening Aug. 29. Through Sept. 25.
Music: Former 10,000 Maniacs vocalist Natalie Merchant brings her current solo tour to the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre at 8 p.m. Aug. 27.
CANCELED: Guitarist Jonny Lang has canceled his performance at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Refunds at point of purchase.
Comedy: John Caparulo, one of the regular comedians on the panel for TV’s “Chelsea Lately,” will be at the Punchline in Sandy Springs Aug. 27-28.
Film festival: Atlanta Underground Film Festival explores the outer reaches of cinema Aug. 27-29. At several venues, including Eyedrum in downtown Atlanta.
Movies: “Takers” stars Atlanta’s T.I. (along with Idris Elba, Chris Brown and Matt Dillon) in a tale of a group of bank robbers and an armored car heist
Festival: Grant Park Summer Shade Festival includes the Corks & Forks event, which brings together some of the city’s top chefs. 8 a.m.-11 p.m. Aug. 28; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Aug. 29. In Grant Park, Atlanta.
Music: Wild Bill’s in Duluth celebrates seven years with Birthday Bash 7, with music from Bill Gentry. 8 p.m. Aug. 28. Music:
Music: Banks & Shane are joined by Jim Durand to pay homage to one of the greatest folk outfits of all time with their “Kingston Trio Tribute.” 8 p.m. Aug. 28 at the Earl Smith Strand Theatre, Marietta.
Music: Atlanta-formed, California-based Sound Tribe Sector Nine will be joined by Big Boi, Disco Biscuits and more for a show that gets under way at 5 p.m. Aug. 28 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Alpharetta.
Festival: Read all about it at the Suwanee Festival of Books. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 28; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 29 at Suwanee Town Center Park
Festival: Big Haynes Creek Wildlife Festival celebrates the great outdoors beginning at 10 a.m. Aug. 28 and 29 at the Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers.
Festival: Quench your thirst at the 7th Annual German Bierfest. It starts at 2 p.m. Aug. 28 at Woodruff Park in downtown Atlanta.
Film: The Earl Smith Strand Theatre in Marietta will have a screening of “Wings,” the 1929 silent film that won the very first best picture Oscar. It stars Clara Bow, Buddy Rogers and Richard Arlen. 2:30 p.m. Aug. 29.
Stage: It’s the final day for Theater of the Stars’ touring production of “The Sound of Music” at the Fox Theatre.
Music: Hightide Blues and Life ‘n Limb perform as part of the Unplugged in the Park series. 6 p.m. Aug. 29 at Park Tavern, on the edge of Atlanta’s Piedmont Park.
Sports, kids: On the Atlanta Braves’ All Star Sundays get autographs from Braves alumni or enjoy entertainment and interactive games before the game. After the game kids ages 4-14 get to run the bases on the field. 1:30 p.m. Free with game ticket: $6-$78. At Turner Field, Atlanta.
Tasty treats: Banish the summertime heat at the 6th annual Miss Mary’s Ice Cream Crankin’ at 2 p.m. Aug. 29 at the Roswell Town Square.