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What are you doing this weekend? July 10-13
Reptiles, the Civil War, partying pandas, and … goo?
Still recovering from the 4th? So are we. But if you can pull yourself from the couch this weekend, you’ll find a beloved Disney princess, a ton of street food, Civil War history, a panda party, and two very different types of goo. (We promise that’s not as gross as it sounds.) P.S.—don’t forget about the World Cup finals on Sunday at 3 p.m.
The Little Mermaid
The Broadway show based on the Disney flick makes its Atlanta debut at the Fabulous Fox. Through Sunday. foxtheatre.org
The Atlanta Food Truck Festival
Come to Piedmont Park and eat some fried food. You’ll feel good about yourself, since the event benefits the Giving Kitchen, which provides crisis grants to chefs and workers in Atlanta’s food industry. (Check out our food truck guide for more on the city’s growing scene) Saturday, noon. atlantastreetfoodfestival.com
From Civil War to Civil Rights
The Cyclorama’s ongoing series includes a Radcliffe Bailey art installation at the city’s new Marietta Street gallery and a film screening at Cyclorama. Film: Colored Confederates and U.S. Colored Troops, Thursday, 7 p.m.; Exhibit: Art Against the Wall: The Battle of Atlanta at 150, Friday through October 5. atlantacyclorama.org
Malts & Vaults
Proof that adding beer can make a good thing better, two experts lead a tour of Oakland Cemetery that focuses on Atlanta’s brewing history. Friday, 7 p.m. oaklandcemetery.com
Panda Birthday Kickoff
Zoo Atlanta’s beloved panda twins, Mei Lun and Mei Huan, officially turn one on Tuesday, but the celebration starts this weekend with cupcakes and commemorative buttons. Saturday, 10 a.m. zooatlanta.org
Fernbank Museum of Natural History hosts an encounter with cold-blooded critters scaled, shelled, and slimy. Yes, there will be salamanders. Saturday, 10 a.m. fernbankmuseum.org
A week of programming commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Atlanta kicks off this weekend with performances, a book signing, tours, and a gala. Through July 20. batlevent.org
The Federal Occupation of Roswell
The Barrington Hall reenactment will show the 1864 Roswell occupation, a time when hundreds of women and children were deported up north. Saturday and Sunday. roswellgov.com
Goo Goo Dolls and Daughtry with Plain White T’s
Brace yourselves readers: “Iris” came out 16 years ago. Now that we’ve made you feel seriously old (sorry), feel free to reclaim your youth at this concert. Friday, 7 p.m. classicchastain.com
No, it isn’t a convention for the aforementioned band—the event focuses on professional makeup, prosthetics, and costuming, so if you want to learn how to perfect your Walking Dead zombie face before Dragon Con, this is the place to be. At Clayton State University. Saturday and Sunday. goo-con.com
Car Bike Show
Not really into fancy cars but really into Auto-Tune? Good news, T-Pain will be attending this event, sponsored by hip-hop radio station V-103. ATL’s own T.I. is also scheduled to appear. At Georgia World Congress Center. Saturday, noon. v103.cbslocal.com
For more things to do, check out the July event listings from our Summer Guide.