Megan Hayes and Topher Payne star in Jordan Pulliam’s “Bat-Hamlet,” which is part of the Essential Theatre Festival. Photo: Nancy Johnson
Music, stage: The Earl Smith Strand Theatre’s “Mo’ Motown” is a musical revue revisiting the beloved label’s hits. It happens at 8 p.m. July 6-7 and 3 p.m. July 8.
Festival: The 17th annual Heritage Arts Festival offers more than 50 national and international booths featuring one-of-a-kind African artifacts, jewelry, beauty products and more. The event takes place 10 a.m.-9 p.m. July 6-7 and noon-6 p.m. July 8.
Stage: The Atlanta Shakespeare Company continues its chronological run through the Bard’s comedies with “Twelfth Night.” It runs through July 29 at the New American Shakespeare Tavern.
Stage: Georgia Shakespeare takes a break from the Bard for Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest.” It continues in repertory through Aug. 3 at Oglethorpe University.
Stage: Decatur’s OnStage Atlanta presents the rousing