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What to see, hear and do this week, June 15–21

Editor’s Note: Every week we’re striving to help you get the most out of our city by helping you plan the week ahead. For more events happening in Atlanta, check out our calendar page.

ART + DESIGN

Juneteenth. A family-friendly program commemorating the end of slavery in the United States includes activities, immersive theater performances, crafts and free museum admission. June 17. Atlanta History Center.

Sascha Braunig: Bad Latch. The Canada native’s latest abstract paintings and drawings utilize vivid colors in hypnotic patterns. Through July 30. Atlanta Contemporary Art Center.

MUSIC

Gladys Knight. The legendary singer and native Atlantan performs an outdoor concert at the Botanical Garden. June 18 at 7 p.m. Atlanta Botanical Garden.

A Performance in the Park with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. ASO assistant conductor Joseph Young leads the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in a free outdoor concert at Piedmont Park with a program of popular favorites by Tchaikovsky, Haydn, Brahms and David Bowie. June 15 at 7:30 p.m. Piedmont Park.

THEATER

Phantasmagoria. Atlanta Fringe presents the popular New Orleans-based theater troupe specializing in Grand Guignol-style tales of horror. June 15–18. 7 Stages.

Incorruptible. OnStage Atlanta presents a new production of Michael Hollinger’s off-Broadway comedy set at a monastery during the Dark Ages. Through June 25. OnStage Atlanta.

BOOKS

Karcheik Sims-Alvarado, Atlanta and the Civil Rights Movement, 19441968. The author discusses her new book and its pictorial history of the Civil Rights movement in Atlanta. June 17 at 11 a.m. Atlanta History Center.

Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, The Cosmic Perspective. The renowned astrophysicist gives a family-friendly multimedia presentation on the cosmos followed by a Q&A with the audience. June 15 at 7:30 p.m. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.

DANCE

Muse /A Presents MaryGrace Phillips and Clara Guyton. Dancers MaryGrace Phillips and Clara Guyton perform new work in celebration of the fourth edition of Atlanta-based literary journal Muse /A. June 16 at 7 p.m. 417 Woodward Avenue SE.

Curio with the Lucky Penny. ArtsATL leads a tour of the innovative Work Room space created by Luminary Award-winning dance organization Lucky Penny. June 15 at 7:30 p.m. Work Room.

FILM

Grave of the Fireflies. The Landmark screens Isao Takahata’s 1988 animated film about the end of World War II in Japan as seen through the eyes of two children. June 17–18. Landmark Midtown Art Cinema.

Clint Eastwood Film Festival. The historic Plaza Theatre screens a series of classic films starring or directed by the Hollywood actor. June 16–22. Plaza Theatre.

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