The National Black Arts Festival in Atlanta begins on Wednesday, and there are some great film, arts, and dance performances to check out. Some of the events include:

To Sing the Truth – A Tribute to Nina Simone

featuring Dianne Reeves, Lizz Wright, Joi and Lisa Simone Kelly
Friday, July 31, 2009, 8 PM
Atlanta Symphony Hall, Woodruff Arts Center, Atlanta

Meet the World at the Festival
International Marketplace

Friday, July 31 – Sunday, August 2, 2009
Woodruff Arts Center & 15th Street Corridor, Atlanta

More info here