THINGS TO DO THIS MONTH...

June 2017

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JUNE 1

Alpharetta Food Truck Alley
5-9 p.m. Alpharetta’s Food Truck Alley on Thursday evenings offers a variety of six to eight rotating area food trucks along Old Roswell Street in the Historic District. Enjoy live music with dinner to start the weekend early every Thursday through October. www.awesomealpharetta.com

“Red Hot & Cole”
Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. Sundays at 3 and 8 p.m. Shows through June 18. “Red Hot & Cole” celebrates the American songwriter Cole Porter, whose music graced the stages of both Broadway and Hollywood. This two-act revue features 25 songs and traces Cole’s career from Indiana to the world stages of New York, London, Paris and Venice. Tickets start at $25. Cumming Playhouse, 101 School St., Cumming. www.playhousecumming.com

JUNE 3

Alpharetta Brew Moon Countryfest
6:30 p.m.-11 p.m. Celebrate summer with beer, wine and food from some of Alpharetta’s best restaurants. This event is rain or shine. $10 individuals, table of six $100, eight $130. Milton Avenue in Alpharetta. www.awesomealpharetta.com

Riverside Sounds Concert Series
7-9 p.m. The free Roswell Riverside Sounds Concert Series returns, with at least one live, outdoor performance each month. June’s performance features Ben Sollee. Dogs, food and alcohol are welcome. At least two food trucks will be on location from 6-9 p.m. Riverside Park, 575 Riverside Road, Roswell. www.roswellgov.com

Roswell Farmers & Artisans Market
8 a.m.-noon. The Roswell Farmers & Artisans Market offers fresh, local farm, ranch and artisan foods direct from producers, and much more every Saturday. City Hall, 38 Hill St., Roswell. www.roswellfam.com

Johns Creek Farmers Market
8 a.m.-noon, Saturdays through Aug. 26. Held at the Newtown Park Amphitheater, each market features more than 25 local farmers and vendors with organic and/or sustainable foods and produce. 3150 Old Alabama Road, Johns Creek. www.johnscreekga.gov

Alpharetta Farmers Market
8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturdays through Oct. 28. The Alpharetta Farmers Market features fruits, vegetables, natural meats, fresh flowers and herbs, and a variety of home goods. Old Canton Street in downtown Alpharetta. www.alpharetta.ga.us

Youth Fishing Derby
8 a.m. Bring your fishing gear, bait and other supplies for a morning of fishing in the pond. Prizes will be awarded for longest fish and most fish caught. For children aged 4 to 12 years. Brookside Office Park Lake, 3625 Brookside Parkway in Alpharetta. Pre-registration required. www.awesomealpharetta.com

JUNE 5-7

“Rumpelstilzkin”
Times vary. Adapted from the Brothers Grimm, this musical puppet adventure teaches the importance of making promises that one can keep and the perils of exaggerating the truth. Frisch’s hand-crafted marionettes will recreate this classic fairy tale. Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest St., Roswell. $5 individual tickets, $30 summer pass. www.roswellpuppets.com

JUNE 7

Wheelin’ Wednesdays
11 a.m.-2 p.m. Johns Creek’s Food Trucks return as Wheelin’ Wednesdays at the empty lot just south of 11300 Johns Creek Parkway. Sponsored by the Johns Creek Convention and Visitors Bureau, there are five Wheelin’ Wednesdays planned featuring at least four food trucks once a month through Oct. 4 www.johnscreekadvantage.org

JUNE 10

Roswell Lavender Festival
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Celebrate the seventh annual Roswell Lavender Festival, inspired by Barrington Hall’s own lavender queen, Evelyn Simpson. The festival is a celebration of all things lavender and will feature the many varieties, uses and folk remedies associated with this ancient plant. Free admission. Barrington Hall, 535 Barrington Drive, Roswell. www.roswellgov.com

Movies at Newtown Park
7 p.m. A free featured movie presented on a huge outdoor screen offers family fun for the summer season. Pre-show includes food trucks, an inflatable moonwalk, face painting, children’s activities and more. Film starts at dusk, pre-show activities start at 7 p.m. 3150 Old Alabama Road in Johns Creek.  www.johnscreekga.gov

JUNE 11

June Singing of the Sacred Harp
9:30 a.m. The longest running tradition in Alpharetta, an informal network of people gather to sing from the Sacred Harp and other shape note books. The singers will hold a covered lunch at the formal gardens on the South Lawn, and everyone is invited to bring a covered dish to share. Alpharetta City Hall, 2 Park Plaza. www.atlantasacredharp.org

JUNE 12-17

“The Comical Adventures of Old Mother Hubbard”
Times vary. Paul Mesner Puppets brings the traditional story of Old Mother Hubbard to life as she looks out for her best friend, who never fails to delight her with his antics. The story is a comic poem on the love between a dog and master. Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest St., Roswell. $5 individual tickets, $30 summer pass. www.roswellpuppets.com

JUNE 13

Drake House & Drake Closet Fashion Show
5:30-9:30 p.m. The Sandy Springs/Perimeter Chamber of Commerce Women’s Business Network will present the fifth annual SSPC Fashion Show and Networking Fundraiser for The Drake Closet, a boutique benefiting The Drake House. UPS World Headquarters, 55 Glenlake Parkway NE, Atlanta, 30328. Minimum donation is $30 for Sandy Springs/Perimeter Chamber of Commerce members; $35 for nonmembers. Food and wine bar will be provided. www.thedrakehouse.org

JUNE 15

Alive in Roswell

5-9 p.m. Start the weekend early the third Thursday of every month with a free family-friendly festival held concurrently on historic Canton Street and historic Roswell Square. Free regular trolley service connects the two venues.  www.aliveinroswell.com

Small Business Symposium
10 a.m.-6-30 p.m. The city of Milton will be hosting their first Small Business Symposium. More information about registration and the location will be available on their website. www.cityofmiltonga.us

JUNE 15-17

Luke Bryan with Brett Eldredge and Lauren Alaina
Concert at 7 p.m., doors open at 6 p.m. Two-Time CMA and ACM Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan announced he will kick-off a brand new “Huntin’, Fishin’, And Lovin’ Every Day Tour” that will swing by Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre. General admission $77, $26 for lawn. www.vzwamp.com

JUNE 19-24

“The Fairy Circus”
Times vary. Featuring more than 20 hand-crafted marionettes, “The Fairy Circus” is a showcase for turn-of-the-century-style trick puppetry. The puppets will dance, play instruments, juggle, contort, transform, and fly through the air, all to the music of favorite composers. Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest St., Roswell. $5 individual tickets, $30 summer pass. www.roswellpuppets.com

JUNE 23

Chicago and The Doobie Brothers
Concert at 7:30 p.m., doors open at 6:30 p.m. Rock bands Chicago and The Doobie Brothers will be performing live in Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre as part of their North American summer tour. Tickets start at $40, $25 for lawn. www.vzwamp.com

JUNE 24

Johnny Counterfit
3 and 8 p.m. showings. See voice impressionist-comedian Johnny Counterfit, straight from Nashville, live as he recreates the singing voices of traditional country music superstars, Hollywood legends and prominent comedians. Some of his impressions include Johnny Cash, Buck Owens, John Wayne and Ronald Reagan. Tickets start at $25. Cumming Playhouse, 101 School St., Cumming.
www.playhousecumming.com

Alpharetta Art in the Park
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This monthly outdoor market through Sept. 23 features local artists creating handcrafted work including pottery, woodwork, metal work, jewelry, clothing and more. Main Street and Milton Avenue.  www.awesomealpharetta.com

JUNE 26 - JULY 1

“Robin Hood”
Times vary. Explore the wilds of Sherwood Forest in this retelling of the classic Robin Hood tale. When the Sheriff of Nottingham begins demolishing woodland homes as part of a grand castle-expansion scheme, the starry-eyed Robin sees his chance to fight back and fulfill his dream of becoming a hero. Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest St., Roswell. $5 individual tickets, $30 summer pass. www.roswellpuppets.com

Looking Ahead to: July

JULY 4

Fireworks and Festivities in Alpharetta
6 p.m. Bring a chair or blanket, pets or a picnic and celebrate Independence Day with family and friends. Wills Park, 1825 Old Milton Parkway, Alpharetta. www.awesomealpharetta.com

Barbecue & Bluegrass
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Enjoy barbecue and bluegrass music in the backyard of Barrington Hall, just in time for the 4th of July. Admission is free. There will be a children’s area. 535 Barrington Drive, Roswell. www.roswellgov.com

JULY 3-4

July 4 Celebration at Cumming Fairgrounds
Celebrate Independence Day early at the fairgrounds with a dance contest, children’s activities and food vendors on July 3 from 6 to 11 p.m. and fireworks at 9:30 p.m. July 4 kicks off with the famous Steam Engine Parade at 10 a.m. Free admission and parking. Cumming Fairgrounds, 235 Castleberry Road, Cumming. www.cummingfair.net

JULY 5-8

“Beauty and the Beast”
Times vary. National Marionette Theatre’s retelling of this classic tale features hand-crafted marionettes, painted scenery and a classical music score. Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest St., Roswell. $5 individual tickets, $30 summer pass. www.roswellpuppets.com

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