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The outdoor audiovisual installation AMYGDALA continues through April 30 in the Arts Plaza in front of the Ferst Center for the Arts on the Georgia Tech campus. It comes from fuse*, an Italian studio and production company that works at the intersection of art and science. AMYGDALA pulls information from social media in real time and translates the data into outdoor light displays. Free.

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BOOKS

Journalist Seamus McGraw discusses his new book, From a Taller Tower: The Rise of the American Mass Shooter, in a virtual talk at 8 p.m. April 25 at the Georgia Center for the Book. McGraw — who has written for The New York Times, the Huffington Post and Playboy — will discuss mass shooters and the idolization of guns in America. Free. Registration required HERE.

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DANCE

Fly on a Wall presents three days of works-in-progress for its Excuse the Art series tonight–Sunday (April 15–18) at the Windmill Arts Center in East Point. COVID-19 protocols call for audience members to be socially distanced outside (masks required) and watch through windows that look into the center’s white-box space. See 14 new works. $20 HERE.

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FILM

Out on Film screens the buzzed-about lesbian werewolf film Bloodthirsty virtually this weekend (it also will be part of the group’s upcoming film festival). The festival fave follows an indie singer named Grey and her girlfriend/lover who accept an invitation to work with a notorious music producer. Then Grey begins having visions that she’s a wolf and, as an avowed vegan, begins craving meat. Stream includes a conversation with director Amelia Moses and actors Lauren Beatty and Katharine King. Available noon Friday–11:59 p.m. Sunday. $10. Tickets HERE.

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MUSIC

best bets 4/15/2021

Pedja Mužijević

The Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta presents its next Cooke Noontime Concert via livestream on Friday (April 16) from the university’s Emerson Hall. The concert features the three founding members of the Vega Quartet, each taking a solo turn. Violinist Jessica Wu will play Handel, violist Yinzi Kong will perform Schubert and cellist Guang Wang will play Schumann,  all accompanied by pianist William Ransom. Free. Available for viewing any time after the performance. Go HERE.

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra continues its Behind the Curtain series of virtual concerts at 8 p.m. April 22 with a program of Chopin and Shostakovich, conducted by maestro Robert Spano and featuring Bosnian virtuoso pianist Pedja Mužijević doing Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2. Virtual memberships start at $10 for each concert. Go HERE.

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THEATER

Theatrical Outfit continues streaming its staging of A Hundred Words for Snow, first seen on London’s West End in 2018. The script, by British playwright Tatty Hennessey, depicts a teenage girl’s solo journey to the North Pole with her father’s ashes. Themes of death and rebirth play out against a backdrop of climate change and uncertain geography. Kristen Jeter plays the 15-year-old Rory. Artistic director Matt Torney directs. Through May 2. $20–$30 plus fees. Tickets HERE.

Join 7 Stages for a free virtual conversation with Asian American artists Jack Ha, Skye Passmore, Michelle Pokopac, Amee Vyas and associate artistic director Marium Khalid at 1 p.m. Sunday (April 18) to discuss the resilience and many facets of metro Atlanta’s Asian American and Pacific Islander community, the reverberations of recent events, combating anti-Asian American and xenophobic sentiments and the Atlanta art scene’s relationship to social justice and politics. Reserve complimentary tickets HERE.

Out of Hand Theater continues its virtual Equitable Dinner series at 5 p.m. Sunday (April 18) for art and conversation about racism and the prison system. The evening begins with Numbers, a short theater piece by playwright Paris Crayton III featuring Atlanta actor Marlon Burnley, plus an original poem by Calvin KingNerika Jenkins, CEO of A Woman’s Worth Project, is the speaker. Breakout sessions follow. Registration required. Get the Zoom link HERE.

 

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