Marietta is shutting down some streets for a weekend-long festival featuring all sorts of excitement, from crafts to cars and tot trots to tasty treats. The festivities kick off Saturday with a 1-mile fun run and continue with the Hubcaps and History classic car show. Sunday features the Military, Motorcycles & More Cruise-In to showcase military vehicles and a variety of bikes. Throughout the festival, browse arts and crafts from more than 75 vendors or entertain the kids with magic shows, interactive art stations and carnival games. Bring a blanket or chair to chill out on the square and listen local musicians from around the metro area.
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 16; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 17. Free. 50 Park Square, Marietta. 678-560-2466, mariettastreetfest.com.
Enjoy some of the best barbecue in the region Saturday on Lawrenceville Lawn, about two blocks from the courthouse square. Rock’n Ribville also lets you sample some of Kansas City’s best without crossing the Mississippi, since this an official Kansas City Barbeque Society-sponsored competition. See cookers compete for the top prizes for best chicken, ribs, pork and brisket. Let the kids loose in the Riblet Zone, filled with a variety of activities, before grabbing lunch, dinner and a snack from on-site vendors. Live music will be provided by Rodney Atkins, Adam Craig, Mia Green and Laughlin. A portion of the festival’s proceeds support the Lawrenceville Police Benevolent Fund.
Noon-8 p.m. Sept. 16. Free. Lawrenceville Lawn, 210 Luckie St., Lawrenceville. 678-407-6598, rocknribville.com.
Atlanta is no stranger to changing neighborhoods. Communities around the metro area have drastically reshaped themselves in the last 50 years and, though set in Chicago, “Clybourne Park” is a play that puts these issues at the forefront. Based loosely before and after the events of 1959 classic “Raisin in the Sun,” this play is split in two acts, one in 1959 and the other in 2009. The first revolves around neighbors’ reactions to an African-American family moving into the community, while the second features a white couple taking up residence and handling the force of gentrification. The play won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the 2012 Tony Award for Best Play.
8 p.m. Sept. 15-16; 3 p.m. Sept. 17. $15-$23. Act3 Playhouse, 6285-R Roswell Road, Sandy Springs. 770-241-1905, act3productions.org.