July 2009

Five Points: What’s Worth Your While This Month

1. Diana Krall
A summer night becomes even sultrier when Grammy Award–winning, platinum-selling jazz star Diana Krall steps to the piano at Chastain Park Amphitheatre. Her set will include songs from her new bossa nova–infused album, Quiet Nights, which debuted at number three on the Billboard 200 earlier this year. (7/11)

2. Bastille Day
Commemorate the storming of the Bastille by donning your best beret and heading over to Huff Harrington Fine Art for a free fete with Gallic music, morsels, wine, and new works by artists such as Pascal Bouterin. (7/14)

3. Legally Blonde: The Musical
How will the tale of Elle Woods, sorority sister turned Harvard law student, translate to stage? If you’re a fan of the big-screen hit, all you need to know is that there will be a “Bend and Snap” number. See if it “works every time!” when this Theater of the Stars production brings its Cosmo-girl chutzpah to the Fox. (7/14–19)

4. World Football Challenge: AC Milan vs. Club America
What most of the world considers real football hits the Georgia Dome for game three of the four-club, six-city World Football Challenge. AC Milan (owned by Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi) takes on Mexico City–based Club America for two periods of world-class soccer. (7/22)

5. Star Wars and More
How appropriate that an evening concert under a sky twinkling with Ursa Major and Virgo should be dedicated to the great balls of fire composing those constellations. The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s tribute to the heavens—which includes Strauss’s Also Sprach Zarathustra, famed movie composer John Williams’s Star Wars suite, and Holst’s The Planets—will commence at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park. (7/11)

Little Five Points: Also on the calendar

1. Beyoncé
(7/1, Philips Arena)

2. Fantastic Fourth Celebration, laser show and fireworks
(7/3–5, Stone Mountain Park)

3. Fourth of July Celebration, live music and fireworks
(7/4, Centennial Olympic Park)

4. Peachtree Road Race
(7/4, Lenox Square to Piedmont Park)

5. Rascal Flatts, with Darius Rucker
(7/31, Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood)