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Self-taught Atlanta artist Lloyd Benjamin visits Sandler Hudson Gallery for a noon–5 p.m. Artist Hangout on Saturday in conjunction with his exhibition Auto Abstracts and SculpturesBenjamin will sit outside the gallery’s door, answer questions and chat about his show. This is first show of Benjamin’s work in many years. High Museum of Art curator Michael Rooks calls it “inventive, formally playful and smart.” Strict Covid-19 protocols will be followed. Sandler Hudson is at 1000 Marietta St. N.W.

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The new documentary John Lewis: Good Trouble screens at 9:25 p.m. Sunday at the Plaza Theatre Drive-In at Dad’s Garage. It uses interviews and archival footage to chronicle Lewis’ 60-plus years of social activism and legislative action. The film is also available on streaming platforms (look for an ArtsATL review from Steve Murray on Friday). Also scheduled at the Dad’s Garage Drive–In: The Goonies (1985) at 9:30 p.m. Friday. The Plaza Drive–In will screen Twister (1996) at 9:15 p.m. Friday and Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds at 9:15 p.m. Saturday. Tickets: $15–$50, depending on the number of people in your car. Dad’s is at 569 Ezzard St. S.W. The Plaza is at 1049 Ponce de Leon Ave. N.E.

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The Alliance Theatre’s livestream of We’re Still Here: A Virtual Cabaret begins at 7 tonight (July 9) and continues each Thursday through August 13. Terry Burrell and Courtenay Collins, both Atlanta performers with Broadway credits, will alternate as hosts from their homes, sharing songs, stories and cocktails.  Look for it on the Alliance Facebook page and YouTube channel. Free.

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