8 Things to do in Atlanta This June

BY Irina Talty | June 7, 2019 | Lifestyle

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THROUGH 6/22
Michi Meko

Now’s your chance to see award-winning Atlanta-based artist Michi Meko’s new exhibition, Out Here by Myself. His stunning pieces fuse Southern influence and urban subcultures to create powerful mixed-media artworks. Times vary, free, Alan Avery Art Company, Buckhead, alanaveryartcompany.com

6/8
Rock the Cure
Nosh on barbecue and jam to Journey cover band Departure while raising money for Type 1 diabetes research at this 13th annual affair. (Since its inception, Rock the Cure has raised over $875,000.) 7:30pm, tickets $100, SweetWater Brewing Company, Midtown, jdrfrockthecure.org

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6/3-7 & 14-16
Art Gone Wild
Simultaneously support the arts and wildlife by paying a visit to Zoo Atlanta’s Art Gone Wild, where visitors have the unique opportunity to watch artists in action as they craft artwork influenced by the animals. Plus, select pieces will be available for purchase later in the week. Times vary, memberships from $109, Zoo Atlanta, Grant Park, zooatlanta.org

6/5
Kristy Woodson Harvey
Internationally best-selling author Kristy Woodson Harvey makes an appearance for Atlanta History Center to discuss her Peachtree Bluff novels and her newest tome in the series, The Southern Side of Paradise ($16, Gallery Books), which debuted in May. 7pm, Sustaining membership $160, Margaret Mitchell House, Midtown, atlantahistorycenter.com

6/8
Provisions With a Purpose
March of Dimes’ inaugural Provisions With a Purpose is the perfect opportunity for Atlanta’s foodies to sample scrumptious offerings from the city’s top restos—think American Cut, O-Ku and more—while mingling with world-class Atlanta athletes, all in the name of NICU fundraising. 7pm, tickets $250, College Football Hall of Fame, Downtown, marchofdimes.org

6/14-15
Casablanca in Concert
What’s better than watching Casablanca, one of the greatest American films of all time, on the big screen? Listening to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s performance of the film’s score alongside the projection, of course. Calling all cinephiles—this experience is bound to leave you breathless. 8pm, tickets from $40, Atlanta Symphony Hall, Midtown, atlantasymphony.org

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6/20-7/21
Max Makes a Million
The hit children’s book Max Makes a Million takes the stage in Alliance Theatre’s adaptation of this charming story following a dog’s quest to get to Paris. The play collaborates with the High Museum of Art’s exhibition, The Pursuit of Everything: Maira Kalman’s Books for Children, open June 22 through Sept. 15. Times vary, tickets $15, Alliance Theater, Midtown, alliancetheatre.org

Photography Courtesy Of: “PRETTY DON’T MAKE YOU PERFECT... YOU ONLY SEE THE SURFACE” BY MICHI MEKO © COURTESY OF ALAN AVERY ART COMPANY; MAX MAKES A MILLION PHOTO COURTESY OF ALLIANCE THEATRE