Luba Lukova: Designing Justice
Runs June 3 to Sept. 3. Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA) has announced a new graphic design exhibition that addresses the essential themes of humanity and injustice. “Luba Lukova: Designing Justice” features works intended to help viewers develop empathetic understanding for social and cultural issues. MODA, 1315 Peachtree St., Atlanta 30309. Get details at museumofdesign.org.
The Miracle Worker
Runs June 8 through June 25. Gypsy Theatre Company presents the classic story of how the loving, persistent Anne Sullivan breaks through to communicate with a young Helen Keller, who has been the blind, deaf and mute since infancy. Tickets are $22 to $25 per person. Buford Community Center Theatre, 2200 Buford Hwy., Buford 30518. For more information or to buy tickets, visit bufordcommunitycenter.com.
“Lord Why Can’t I Do Right?”
Saturday, June 17, 3 p.m. & 8 p.m. This inspirational and comical musical will capture the hearts of audience members with relevant messages of love, family and salvation. Tickets are $27.50 to $32.50. Porter-Sanford III Performing Arts Center, 3181 Rainbow Dr., Decatur 30034. For more information, go to makeyoufamousentertainment.com.
An Evening with Alan Alda
Tuesday, June 27, 7:30 p.m. A Page from the Book Festival of the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta (MJCCA) welcomes back iconic actor, bestselling author and fan-favorite Alan Alda. He will present his book “If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face?: My Adventures in the Art and Science of Relating and Communicating.” Ticket prices include a copy of the book: $37 per person, $33 for MJCCA members. MJCCA, 5342 Tilly Mill Rd., Dunwoody 30338. More info at atlantajcc.org/bookfestival or by calling 678-812-4002.
Book Study Group: “Younger Next Year”
Runs June 7-July 12, Wednesdays, 2:30 p.m. Susan Longley, M.Ed., CPCC, leads a book study group based on the book “Younger Next Year” by Chris Crowley. Second-Ponce de Leon Baptist Church Family Life Center, 2715 Peachtree Rd., Atlanta, 30305. For more information, contact Susan Longley at email@example.com.
Camp McDonald Living History Event
Saturday, June 10, 9:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. The Southern Museum, in partnership with Friends of Camp McDonald, celebrates the anniversary of Camp McDonald. Visitors interact with costumed historians and learn about the experience of early Civil War army volunteers. There’ll be weapons demonstrations, activities and lectures. The Southern Museum, 2829 Cherokee St., Kennesaw 30144. Click on SouthernMuseum.org for details.
Mock Trial Jury Trip
Thursday, June 15, 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Serve as a jury member for a mock trial! Breakfast reception and non-kosher lunch included. Event is specifically for mature adults (50+) and is open to the community. Cost is $15 per person, $10 for Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta (MJCCA) members. Advance registration recommended. Prosecuting Attorneys’ Council of GA, Morrow; transportation provided from MJCCA. Get details at atlantajcc.org or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson’s “The Cosmic Perspective”
Thursday, June 15, 7:30 p.m. The Fox Theatre presents astrophysicist Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson. The Host of “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey,” and Director of the Hayden Planetarium will host an evening dedicated to the “The Cosmic Perspective.” Tickets range from $49 to $99 and are available at Ticketmaster.com, by calling 800-735-3000 or at the Cobb Energy Centre Box Office. VIP meet and greet tickets, $250, are available online only. Cobb Energy Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Pkwy., Atlanta 30339. More info at cobbenergycentre.com.
Holiday & Special Events
Good Neighbor Day Airshow & Open House
Saturday, June 10, 12-5 p.m. The 100th anniversary of Camp Gordon—DeKalb- Peachtree Airport will be celebrated at this year’s annual Good Neighbor Day Airshow. Helicopter and bi-plane rides available. Music provided by the Atlanta Blue Notes. Free admission, $10 per vehicle parking. Camp Gordon— DeKalb-Peachtree Airport, 2000 Airport Rd., Atlanta 30341. Details at pdkairshow.com.
This year, July 4 falls on a Tuesday. Many cities and venues in the area are planning celebrations, with parades and reworks, including:
Alpharetta—July 4, 6-10 p.m. Fireworks.
Atlanta—July 4. Centennial Olympic & SunTrust Parks.
Buford—July 4, 5 p.m. Fireworks.
Decatur—July 4, 6 p.m. Parade and reworks.
Duluth—July 3, 6-11 p.m. Music and reworks.
Dunwoody—July 4, 9 a.m. Parade.
Kennesaw—July 3, 6-10 p.m. Salute to America.
Lilburn—July 4, 5:30-10 p.m. Fireworks and more.
Marietta—July 4, 10 a.m. Parade at the Square.
Sandy Springs—July 2, 7-10:30 p.m. Fireworks.
Stone Mountain—July 1-4, 10:30 a.m-8 p.m.
Woodstock—July 4, 10 a.m. Parade and more.