Things to do in and around Atlanta for Thursday, July 12

We’re deep into summer now, and one day away from a bad luck Friday, so enjoy your Thursday before hunkering down and avoiding mirrors, black cats and cracks in the sidewalk.

May we suggest celebrating today’s brief respite from rising temperatures with some theater, some music and a little free outdoor cinema?


The Weird Sisters Theatre Project presents “Enchanted April,” the story of two London housewives going for a girls trip to Italy. Hilarity ensues. Today’s preview comes at a lower price, $10; all other shows through July 29, $15. Out of Box Theatre, 585 Cobb Parkway S., Marietta; 678-653-4605;


The country singer Maggie Rose Durante, belting out songs since age 16, got her start with a Kings of Leon cover tune, and ruffled feathers in 2014 with a bro-country answer song called “The Girl in the Truck.” In her new funktastic live-in-the-studio recording “Smooth,” she channels Bonnie Raitt. 8 p.m. (doors at 6 p.m.), July 12; $15; City Winery, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE., Atlanta; 404-956-3791;


Opera Nightclub Presents Trap Haüs Thursdays, and today features producer and DJ Ghastly, who has collaborated with Diplo, Lil Jon, and Mija and performed at Burning Man and TomorrowWorld. Doors at 10 p.m.; 21 and up; $15 to $25; for VIP tables and bottle service call 404-775-4734; Opera Nightclub, 1150 Crescent Ave. NE., #B; 404-775-4734;


The green space at this shopping/working/living development (best known for its CostCo outlet) offers free movies on Thursday nights on the green space. No coolers, food, drinks or pets. Movie begins at dusk. Peachtree Road, adjacent to Oglethorpe University;

Hurricane Chris is predicted to keep Georgia dry for the day, and the temps are supposed to be fractionally lower than on Wednesday. But check the weather before you head out. 

Looking for more? Listen to our weekly accessAtlanta podcast which offers more ideas for things to do in and around Atlanta.

Reader Comments ...

Next Up in Living

‘American Idol’ notes: Daughtry interview (Tabernacle, 9/28), Kelly Clarkson talk show, 
‘American Idol’ notes: Daughtry interview (Tabernacle, 9/28), Kelly Clarkson talk show, 

Chris Daughtry and his band are back with their first new studio album in five years called “Cage the Rattle” and Daughtry admits it wasn’t easy. “I wasn’t in a terrible head space during this record,” he said in a recent interview. “It was very frustrating to make. It had been five years since we had...
This Life with Gracie: Lilburn family using farm to foster community
This Life with Gracie: Lilburn family using farm to foster community

For years, Jessica Vaughan imagined life with her husband and three children in an urban area populated with diverse people and ages and ideas. When her mother-in-law passed and the couple received a modest inheritance, that place seemed within reach. But they wanted to use the money for good, perhaps extend some goodwill to the community even. While...
Karen Ethridge, 52, of McDonough lost 98 pounds
Karen Ethridge, 52, of McDonough lost 98 pounds

Former weight: 239 pounds Current weight: 141 pounds Pounds lost: 98 pounds Height: 5 feet 3 inches Age: 52 years How long she’s kept it off: “I started Weight Watchers in 2015,” said Ethridge, who reached her goal in 2017. “It took about two years to get the weight off, but I’d rather be slow and steady rather than...
Don’t stop aspirin suddenly

Q: There was an article in my newspaper about some new research on older people in good health showing that taking low dosages of aspirin does not lower their risk of cardiovascular disease, dementia or disability. The aspirin increased the risk of significant bleeding in the digestive tract and brain, and other side effects. My wife and I have been...
Sasha the Diva leaves Kiss 104.1
Sasha the Diva leaves Kiss 104.1

Sasha the Diva resigned from R&B station Kiss 104.1 Monday, she announced on social media. She has worked at the station for 10 years over two different stints. Most recently, she had held the late afternoon time slot, which will now be filled by Al B. Sylk.  On Instagram Monday evening, she said she has a new radio-related job but will make the...
More Stories