The Manhattan Transfer infuse pop, jazz, and R&B

Golden ales and retrievers take over SweetWater Brewing Co., support local artists at the Maker’s Market, and more

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ALL THAT JAZZ: Kick off the weekend with a unique concert experience

Kick off the weekend with fine art at the opening reception of Whitespace’s Won’t Lovers Revolt Now exhibition. Patrons can enjoy works from eight artists including Las Hermanas Iglesias and Dana Haugaard. Explore art by painters, abstract artists, and sculptors that express life’s delicate subtleties, and explore art’s role as a liberator in today’s political discourse. Free. 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Fri., June 22. Whitespace, 814 Edgewood Ave. N.E. www.whitespace814.com.

Superhero enthusiasts assemble! As part of a sequence of superhero movie screenings, the SCAD Cinema Circle is showing Iron Man. Revisit one of the films that kickstarted Marvel’s Cinematic Universe on the silver screen with a bucket of popcorn and a soft drink. $5. 7 p.m. Fri., June 22. SCADshow, 173 14th St. N.E. www.scadshow.com/content/scad-cinema-circle-presents-iron-man. ''

Join comedian Robert Kelly for an evening of live stand-up. In a performance for adults 21 years and older, Kelly and the Laughing Skull Lounge will supply audience members with potent comedy and an equally strong drink. Kick back, have fun, and fill your Friday night with laughter! $28-$38. 8 p.m. & 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat., June 22-23. Laughing Skull Lounge, 878 Peachtree St. N.E. www.laughingskulllounge.com

The Atlanta Symphony Hall will be presenting The Manhattan Transfer for music connoisseurs of all genres. From pop lovers, symphonic enthusiasts, and aficionados of rock and roll,  attendees will have the pleasure of listening to a group that has won ten Grammy awards, and the first to have won in the pop and jazz categories in the same year. $29-$89.50. 7:30 p.m. Fri., June 22. Atlanta Symphony Hall, 1280 W. Peachtree St. N.E. www.woodruffcenter.org/performance-events.''

Support more than 50 local artists at the Atlanta Peaches N’ Art Show. Enjoy Saturday night browsing through local up-and-coming artists and street/indie pop-up shops while chowing down on local food and drink. Want more? The show will also offer live music and live body painting.  Free. 7-11 p.m. Sat., June 23. Peters Street Station, 333 Peters St. S.W. www.eventbrite.com/e/atlanta-peaches-n-art-show-tickets-44023028062.''

For those who enjoy a uniquely acerbic sense of humor, Bill Maher will be performing at the Cobb Energy Performing Art Centre. Attendees will be able to enjoy an evening with the Emmy-winning host of HBO’s Real Time in a spacious theater with plenty of on-site parking and a fully-equipped concession stand. $46.50-$122.50, plus fees. 8 p.m. Sat., June 23. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Pkwy. www.cobbenergycentre.com/events/detail/bill-maher.

The Bakery Atlanta is celebrating LGBTQ+ culture with Sweet Tea: A Queer Variety Show. Both LGBTQ+ individuals and allies are invited to mingle with queer and trans Atlanta artists such as Linqua Franca and Rachel Eppstein. Donation. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Sat., June 23. The Bakery Atlanta, 825 Warner St. S.W. www.eventbrite.com/e/sweet-tea-a-queer-variety-show-tickets-46555380396.

Turn off the TV and get to the Relapse Theatre for Cranks & Comics, a performance by a up-and-coming comedians. Expect sketches and stand-up by artists who previously worked for network television and major companies, like former Comedy Central jokester Mark Kendall. Take the chance to encounter the next great comedian before they hit the big time! $9. 8-9:30 p.m. Sat., June 23. Relapse Theatre, 380 14th St. N.W. www.freshtix.com/events/cranks--comics.''

Eager to support local creators? The Makers Market at Atlantic Station cordially invites guests to browse through locally-made jewelry and art. While enjoying the wares of local craftsmen, also enjoy the location and all the additional food (Oh, sweet, sweet Kilwins) and products that Atlantic Station itself has to offer. Free. Noon.-7 p.m. Sun., June 24. Atlantic Station, 264 19th St. N.W. www.aswmkt.com.

Imagine utopia. To us, it’s dogs and beer. Adopt A Golden Atlanta and SweetWater Brewing Co. are teaming up to present Sweetwater Brewing x AGA Brewery Series at SweetWater in Georgia. Celebrate the debut of a new SweetWater Golden Ale with your furry companion! Dogs are welcomed in the brewery, and guests won't leave without receiving a pint glass celebrating the occasion and golden retrievers, on the house. Free-$25. 12:30 p.m. Sun., June 24. SweetWater Brewing Co., 195 Ottley Dr. N.E. www.xorbia.com/events/guided-sweetwater-tour-and-tasting/AGA_SweetWater_GoldenDay.

Improv talents collide at the Village Theatre’s Marcia Marcia Marcia + Diet Mountain Thunder! Settle the Sunday scaries with an evening of laughter by participating in the show as Marcia Marcia Marcia takes audience suggestions. As an long-running weekly feature, this double act won’t disappoint. And if you’re somehow not laughing, snag a beverage from their full-stocked bar. Maybe that’ll do the trick. $10. 9-10 p.m. Sun., June 24. The Village Theatre, 349 Decatur St. S.E. www.villagecomedy.com/events.''

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