5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: July 17-23

Peach inspired dishes, RuPaul’s Drag Race live, and Venus Williams at the Atlanta Open


Photograph by Galdones Photography

When: July 21, 4–7 p.m.
Where: Peachtree Center
Cost: $70, free for kids younger than 12
Details: Feast on peach-inspired dishes from pizzas to pastries to pork and pair with a peach-infused craft brew or wine. Alongside local farmers, chefs and mixologists from well-known restaurants such as Tiny Lou’s, Miller Union, and Wrecking Bar will participate in the event, which benefits Piggy Bank, a nonprofit that protects endangered breeds of heritage pigs.

RuPaul's Drag Race

Photograph courtesy of RuPaul's Drag Race

RuPaul’s Drag Race: Season 11 Tour
When: July 20, 8 p.m.
Where: Center Stage
Cost: $40–$130
Details: Your favorite season 11 queens from the Emmy award-winning RuPaul’s Drag Race—including Silky Nutmeg Ganache, Plastique Tiara, and Yvie Oddly—are coming to Atlanta to flaunt their glamorous looks.

BB&T Atlanta Open

Photograph courtesy of BB&T Atlanta Open

BB&T Atlanta Open
When: July 20–28
Where: Atlantic Station
Cost: $10–$80+ for single session
Details: Catch Venus Williams, John Isner, and the Bryan brothers competing on the court. This is the 16th year of the series and Atlanta will be the first event stop, leading up to the U.S. Open.

Jennifer Lopez It’s My Party Tour
When: July 22, 8 p.m.
Where: State Farm Arena
Cost: $50–$250+
Details: Get “On the Floor” and “Let’s Get Loud” for this concert, as J Lo is bringing her hottest songs from the past two decades to Atlanta.

Head over Heels: ‘80s Musical
When: July 17–August 25
Where: Actor’s Express Theatre
Cost: $20–$45
Details: This musical comedy from Broadway highlights the hits from the all-women ‘80s band the Go-Go’s, including “We Got the Beat” and “Our Lips are Sealed.” The play follows the royal family of Arcadia as they fight to save their kingdom from extinction.