THINGS TO DO THIS MONTH...

May 2017

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May 3
Johns Creek Food Trucks Return
11 a.m.-2 p.m. Johns Creek’s Food Trucks return as Wheelin’ Wednesdays at the empty lot off of Johns Creek Parkway, 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

May 4
Milton’s ‘Cirque Olano’
7 p.m. May 4-6. Matinee 2 p.m. May 6. Milton High School will present “Cirque Olano,” a cautionary tale that illustrates ideas are not always as attractive or compelling as they might first seem. What people want or think they need are very often what they are better off without. Milton High School, 13025 Birmingham Highway, Milton.  www.miltontheatrecompany.com

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

Taste of Alpharetta
5 – 10 p.m. Taste of Alpharetta has become an annual tradition for festivalgoers, families and food connoisseurs. Dine at more than 60 restaurants in one night in Historic Downtown Alpharetta. Sample appetizers, entrees and desserts from the best restaurants in town. Samples are typically $1-3. Rock/folk/R&B bands performing. Top area chefs will compete on the culinary stage.  www.awesomealpharetta.com

May 5
Chris Stapleton with Brothers Osborne and Lucie Silvas
7 p.m. Second show Saturday, 6 p.m., May 6. Chris Stapleton with guests Brothers Osborne and Lucie Silvas will stop by Alpharetta as part of their All American Road Show. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park, 2200 Encore Parkway, Alpharetta www.vzwamp.com

May 6
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. 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

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. May’s performance features Webb Wilder. 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

“The Ugly Duckling”
10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Internationally recognized Lightwire Theater will perform an interpretation of the classic fairy tale through glow-in-the-dark puppets and dazzling visual effects. Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Ugly Duckling” celebrates differences and transformation. Tickets are $12. www.roswellgov.com  

Civil War Living History Weekend
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Barrington Hall holds its fifth annual, family-oriented Civil War Living History Weekend with encampments, dance demonstrations, concert, drills, 19th Century food and children’s activities. www.roswellgov.com

Milton Hometown Jubilee
4-9 p.m. The city of Milton and Crabapple Community Association will kick off the spring festival season with the second annual Milton Hometown Jubilee. Activities will include live music, food and drink pairings from a variety of local restaurants, shopping, old-fashioned games for kids and a firetruck pull. Historic downtown Crabapple at Broadwell Pavilion, 12615 Broadwell Road, Milton.
www.cityofmiltonga.us

May 12
Zac Brown Band
7 p.m. Second show Saturday, May 13, 6 p.m. Zac Brown Band will kick off its 2017 headlining North American concert tour on May 12 in their hometown at Atlanta’s Verizon Amphitheatre. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park, 2200 Encore Parkway, Alpharetta www.vzwamp.com

May 13
Family Music and Wellness Expo
9 a.m.-1 p.m. The second annual Family Music, Health, and Wellness Expo will offer free services, demonstrations and screenings with vendors onsite to answer questions. Face painting, inflatables and other activities will be available to children along with a local artist showcase. Riverside Park, 575 Riverside Road, Roswell. www.roswellgov.com

“Twinderella”
2 and 7 p.m. Get ready to hear the story of Cinderella’s long lost twin brother Bob. Bob’s evil stepfather and cruel stepbrothers force him to make dried herb wreaths and organize their sock drawers. A send-up of “Cinderella,” Twinderella is for actors and audiences alike with humor for all ages. Tickets are $8. Bill Johnson Community Activity Building, 10495 Woodstock Road, Roswell.
www.roswellgov.com

Johns Creek Symphony Concert
8 p.m. Johns Creek Symphony Orchestra presents “Sounds of Big Bands.” This concert features the Joe Gransden Big Band and the Georgia State University Jazz Ensemble special guest, jazz singer Carmen Bradford. Johns Creek United Methodist Church, 11180 Medlock Bridge Road, Johns Creek.
www.johnscreeksymphony.org

May 18
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.aliveafterfiveroswell.com

May 20
35th Annual Field Day
9:45 a.m.-2 p.m. Roswell is once again holding its free annual Field Day for all developmentally disabled persons ages 16 and up. Join for a day filled with entertainment, field games, food and prizes. Adult Recreation Center, 830 Grimes Bridge Road, Roswell. www.roswellgov.com

May 21
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

May 23
Georgia Brass Band
8-9 p.m. Fresh off a tour through Alabama and Tennessee, the Georgia Brass Band returns to Roswell for its final performance of the season. The program will feature a wide variety of works by prominent American composers, including John Williams, Edward MacDowell and John Philip Sousa. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest St., Roswell.
www.georgiabrassband.com

May 26
Fulton Golden Games Closing Ceremony
10 a.m. See the closing ceremonies for the Fulton Golden Games. The games are an annual collaborative effort by Johns Creek, Alpharetta, Sandy Springs, Roswell and Milton that provides a month-long series of Olympic-style events and activities (shot put, one-mile run, tennis, golf and bowling) for Fulton residents age 50 and older. Dorothy C. Benson Senior Mulitpurpose Complex, 6500 Vernon Woods Drive NE, Sandy Springs. www.johnscreekga.gov

May 27-29
Alpharetta Arts StreetFest
10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday-Monday. The StreetFest is a yearly celebration of the arts in Alpharetta’s historic district, presenting work of original artists from throughout the U.S. This colorful festival features live jazz and acoustical music, cultural arts performances, children’s activities and festival cuisine.
www.awesomealpharetta.com

May 29
Roswell Memorial Day Ceremony
10 a.m. Pay tribute to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for America’s freedom, with honor guard, color guard, guest speakers, military tributes and patriotic music. After the ceremony, enjoy a picnic on the grounds or on-site barbecue and a concert on the lawn. Roswell City Hall, 38 Hill St.
www.roswellmemorialday.com

Memorial Day in Alpharetta
9:30 a.m. Alpharetta’s annual observance of Memorial Day is a free tribute to honor fallen heroes. Alpharetta City Hall, 2 Park Plaza.
www.awesomealpharetta.com

May 31
Dave Matthews + Tim Reynolds
7 p.m. Since Dave Matthews Band is not touring this summer, the two musicians and longtime friends are instead taking the opportunity to play a rare series of stripped-down, acoustic dates together. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park, 2200 Encore Parkway, Alpharetta www.vzwamp.com

Looking Ahead to:

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

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