Yaarab Shrine's 74th Annual Shrine Circus is a popular annual family event that offers an affordable, safe, and wholesome environment for adults and children of all ages. In addition to the 25 (80-minute) circus performances under The Big Top, there are more than 40 exciting carnival rides and attractions, as well as lots of food such as hot wings, funnel cakes, cotton candy, fried Oreos, snow cones, elephant ears, and more. Circus goers can enjoy circus acts from around the world including high-flying trapeze acts, aerials and acrobats, elephants, and of course, world-famous Shrine clowns.  The Circus Midway and Flea Market begins Friday May 20, at 5:00pm and is open Monday through Friday at 5:00pm, 10:00am on Saturdays, and 12:00pm on Sundays.

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Celebrating 39 years of musical mastery, the festival returns to historic Piedmont Park with three days of music over Memorial Day Weekend. The Atlanta Jazz Festival is the perfect way to spend Memorial Day Weekend with family and friends. Audiences will enjoy a wide spectrum of styles from traditional straight-ahead jazz, Latin jazz and swing  to jazz flavored with neo-soul, hip-hop and R&B. Experience the stellar swing of saxophonist Benny Golson, soak up the sensuous stylings of Eliane Elias, and groove to the soulful rhythms of Jamison Ross. The festival offers music every day in May and culminates with the huge final weekend in Piedmont Park.  National and international musicians will perform on two stages. Admission to the festival is free.  Festival hours in Piedmont Park are Friday, May 27 from 6pm - 11 pm; Saturday, May 28 from 11am - 11pm and Sunday, May 29 from 11 am - 11 pm. 

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This popular neighborhood festival formerly known as the Midsummer Music and Food Festival is back this month on Friday, June 3 and Saturday, June 4.  The Gallop & Groove 5K will be held Saturday at 10:00 am.  Friday features musical performances by Galactic, Keller Williams and Blair Crimmins & the Hookers.  Saturday features Chris Robinson, the Revivalists, Lee Fields and more. Alcohol and food are available for purchase.

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The Carole King Musical tells the inspiring true story of King's remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation.  

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Oglethorpe University, Atlanta's oldest and most respected Adult Degree Program, introduces a new degree completion option. You can now transfer your previous credits earned and complete an Oglethorpe degree in as few as 30 credit hours. This is the perfect opportunity to finish what you started and earn the college degree you've always wanted.
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