Festival, food: The Atlanta Bar-B-Q Festival is the best way for meat lovers to kick off the weekend, bringing together more than 50 amateur and competitive barbecue teams from across the region. It starts at 7 p.m. Sept. 14 and then again at noon on Sept. 15.
Music: Jazz vocalist Gregory Porter will play cuts from his newest album, “Be Good,” at the the Jazz 91.9 WCLK Jazz Night at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Fest Center for the Arts at Georgia Tech.
Music: Hometown favorites The Indigo Girls play the Atlanta Botanical Gardens’ Concert in the Garden. The show starts at 8 p.m. Sept. 14.
Stage: Born into a Hasidic family in post-World War II Brooklyn, Asher Lev’s artistic genius threatens to estrange him from his parents and his observant Jewish community in Theatrical Outfit’s “My Name is Asher Lev.” It continues through Sept. 16 at the Balzer Theater at Herren’s.