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Atlanta Events in June 2011

Five Points: What's worth your while this month

1. Willie Nelson’s Country Throwdown
Nelson’s second annual outdoor tour comes to Coolray Field, home of the Gwinnett Braves (who will be away playing the Indianapolis Indians). The show features seven headliners, plus emerging artists on the Bluebird Cafe stage. (6/12)

2. Life in the Park
One winter day in the life of homeless buddies Humphrey and Constance. A musical drama written by Gary W. Heath and directed by North Atlanta High School grad Allen Worthy makes its world premiere at 14th Street Playhouse. (6/3–6/26)

3. Team Up!
Explore the science behind the sport at Imagine It! The Children’s Museum of Atlanta. Measure the speed of your fastball. Ride a snowboard down a virtual mountain. Make the perfect bounce pass. (6/11–9/11)

4. Puccini’s Madama Butterfly
The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra stages one of its Theater of a Concert performances, an innovative genre combining live music with visual elements such as film clips, lighting effects, art installations, and semistaged opera. (6/9, 6/11–6/12)

5. Bard Bash
The Shakespeare Tavern presents an “irreverent, hilarious, high-speed romp” through the complete works of William Shakespeare. Yes, that’s all thirty-seven plays and 154 sonnets—performed by three actors in two hours! Othello goes hip-hop, and Titus Andronicus hosts a cooking show. (6/16–7/31)

Little Five Points: Also on the calendar
1. The Monkees (6/3, Chastain Park)
2. Josh Groban (6/8, Gwinnett Center)
3. Rent by the Atlanta Lyric Theatre (6/10–6/26, The Strand)
4. The Swan House author Elizabeth Musser (6/14, Atlanta History Center)
5. AthFest (6/22–6/26, downtown Athens)
Photograph by Danny Clinch