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Weekend best bets: June 3-5

Nick Arapoglou and Mary Nye Bennett in the Horizon Theatre Company production of "Avenue Q." Photo: Horiaon Theatre Company

Nick Arapoglou and Mary Nye Bennett in the Horizon Theatre Company production of "Avenue Q." Photo: Horiaon Theatre Company

FRIDAY
Movie: Earl Smith Strand Theatre in Marietta screens the 2002 film “Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood” at 8 p.m. June 3.

Festival: Check out the ink at the 15th Annual Atlanta Tattoo Festival. The fest begins at 3 p.m. June 3-4 and noon June 5 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Atlanta-Perimeter

Stage: “Monty Python’s Spamalot” is a musical take on the classic film comedy “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” with a sensibility that’s every bit as irreverent. Shows are at 8 p.m. June 3; 2 and 8 p.m. June 4; and 1:30 and 7 p.m. June 5 at the Fox Theatre.

Music: Reggae greats Toots & the Maytals perform at Variety Playhouse at 8:30 p.m. June 3.

Stage: “Mrs. John Marsh —The World Knew Her as Margaret Mitchell” is a one-woman play by Melita Easters starring Tennessee-based actress and former Miss Mississippi Kandace Christian. It continues through June 19 at Ansley Park Playhouse.

Stage: Serenbe Playhouse presents “Ordinary Days,” the Southeastern premiere of new musical that tells the story of four young New Yorkers. It continues through June 25 in the Serenbe community.

Stage: Imagine finding the most perfect man in the world — muscular, beautiful and unable to speak — nearly naked on a street corner in New Orleans’ French Quarter. That’s what happens to two drag queens in Jim Grimsley’s “Mr. Universe,” which returns to the main stage at 7 Stages.  The show continues through June 19.

Stage: Pinch ’n Ouch Theatre presents the regional premiere of “Tape,” a play by Stephen Belber. Friends Jon and Vince reunite on the eve of Jon’s first film premiering at a local festival. The night should be a triumph for Jon, but Vince never let go of an incident involving a mutual high school girlfriend, and has chosen tonight to resolve it once and for all. It continues through June 5 at 7 Stages in Little Five Points.

Stage: Clifton Guterman and Actor’s Express Artistic Director Freddie Ashley star in “The Judas Kiss,” David Hare’s take on the relationship between Oscar Wilde and Lord Alfred Douglas, as Wilde faces trial on indecency charges. It continues through June 11 at Actor’s Express in the King Plow Arts Center in Atlanta.

Stage: The neighbors are nice on “Avenue Q,” the only address you can afford when you’re fresh out of college, out of a job, or just trying to find your way in life. Horizon Theatre Company presents this upbeat, puppet-filled musical for grown-ups. It  continues through July 3 at the company’s facility between Little Five Points and Inman Park.

Stage: In the heart of an Italian-American neighborhood in Hoboken, New Jersey, Sunday dinner at the Gianelli’s house is the main attraction in Aurora Theatre’s “Over the River and Through the Woods.” It continues through June 5 at the theater’s Lawrenceville home.

Stage: Stage Door Players present “A Grand Night for Singing,” a Rodgers and Hammerstein revue. It continues through June 5 at North DeKalb Cultural Arts Center in Dunwoody.

Stage: Kenny Leon and Jasmine Guy star in Sam Shepard’s “Fool for Love,” a tale of obsession, love, denial and the relationship between two people who can’t live with or without each other. Presented by True Colors Theatre Company through June 11 at the Balzer Theater at Herren’s in downtown Atlanta.

SATURDAY
Recreation, outdoors: At the National Trails Day Celebration at Panola Mountain State Park in Stockbridge, hikers will be guided through wetlands to upland forest and be able to view stunning outcrops. Be prepared for all weather conditions and bring good hiking boots. 9 a.m. June 4. Meet at the nature center 30 minutes before program begins. Register in advance. $10; $5 parking.

Festival, pets: Mutts & More Festival offers a day of entertainment for families and their pets presented by the Humane Society of Forsyth County, Petco Foundation and Rucker Pet. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. June 4, $1; Bark After Dark, with music and dining, starts at 7 p.m., $10. The event takes place at the Cumming Fairgrounds.

Music: A reunion show  for Atlanta quartet Metroscene, a band that spent the early years of this young millennium exploring the eccentric edges of Brit pop. 8 p.m. June 4 at Little Tree Studios in Avondale Estates.

Festival: The 28th annual Virginia-Highland Summerfest includes music from Ed Roland and the Sweet Tea Project, the Whiskey Gentry and Nathan Beaver (June 4); and Marcy Playground and the Freddy Jones Band (June 5). There will also be a 5K run, lots of original art and a Kidsfest area. On Virginia Avenue between North Highland Avenue and Park Drive.

Festival: Have an anachronistic good time at the Georgia Renaissance Festival. This annual time-traveling fest offers jesters, jousting, juggling and more. It runs Saturdays and Sundays (and Memorial Day) through June 5.

Music: Miranda Lambert is one of country music’s brightest talents, a critical favorite who finally broke big with “White Liar” (a No. 2 country hit) and “The House That Built Me” (her first No. 1), both from her third and latest album, “Revolution.” With Josh Kelley and Ashton Shepherd. At 7:30 p.m. June 4 at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Alpharetta.

Festival, music: 97.1 The River Wing ‘N Rock Fest brings a bonanza of wings, beer and tribute bands to Woodstock City Park 12:30-9:30 p.m. June 4.

SUNDAY
Music: In recent years, the aging B.B. King spends a lot of time seated during his shows, but even from a chair at center stage, he and his trusty six-string, Lucille, are a commanding presence. The brilliant Chicago blues innovator and electric blues pioneer Buddy Guy is generally credited as one of Jimi Hendrix’s prime inspirations. The two guitar greats take the stage at Chastain Park Amphitheatre at 8 p.m. June 5.

This is just a selective list of events happening around town, so if there’s something going on this weekend that you’re excited about and you don’t see it here, please feel free to share the info in the comments.
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Wow Man...

June 4th, 2011
10:06 pm

Would someone please tell me why the air show at Peachtree=Dekalb was not on this list. Just wondering