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Editor’s Note: Every week we’re striving to help you get the most out of our city by helping you plan the week ahead. For more events happening in Atlanta, check out our calendar page. Also, ArtsATL executive editor Laura Relyea is the co-curator of Deer Bear Wolf’s immersive reading series, Transgression. 



ART PAPERS 40th Anniversary Celebration. Atlanta-based magazine ART PAPERS celebrates its first 40 years with an art party featuring new works by Atlanta artists and a meal prepared by James Beard Award finalist Steven Satterfield of Miller Union. September 25 at 5:30 p.m. Trolley Barn, Edgewood Avenue.

Buddha in a Shopping Bag. Martin Brauen, chief curator emeritus at New York’s Rubin Museum of Art, lectures on the use of sacred Buddhist images for advertising luxury goods, as objets d’art and body ornaments, as well as the ways in which contemporary artists are depicting and transforming Buddhist symbols. September 28 at 7:30 p.m. Carlos Museum.


American pianist Garrick Ohlsson

American pianist Garrick Ohlsson

Garrick Ohlsson Returns to Play Rachmaninov’s Third Piano Concerto. The renowned pianist returns to Symphony Hall to play Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 3 as part of an evening that also includes the ASO performing Sibelius’ Symphony No. 5 and John Adams’ Tromba lontana under the baton of Music Director Robert Spano. September 22 and 24. Symphony Hall.

Inon Barnatan. The acclaimed Israeli pianist performs a recital featuring works by Bach, Schubert and Brahms. September 25 at 3 p.m. Spivey Hall.



Lost in Oz: Stories from Over the Rainbow. Deer Bear Wolf presents an immersive theatrical experience in which audience members are invited to explore the world of author L. Frank Baum. September 24-25. Urban Sprout Farm.

The Ben Jonson First Folio Quadricentennial. Atlanta’s only theater company dedicated to producing the work of Shakespeare’s contemporaries celebrates the 1616 publication of Jonson’s works with productions of Volpone (through Sept. 25) and The Alchemist (Sept. 23 only)Shakespeare Tavern.



Carl Hiaasen, author of Razor Girl

Carl Hiaasen, Razor Girl. The New York Times bestselling author of Bad Monkey, Star Island and Hoot discusses his latest novel about a Florida scam artist known as Razor Girl. September 22 at 7:30 p.m. Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta.

Nisi Shawl, Everfair. The author reads from her alternate history novel that reimagines Belgium’s colonization in Central Africa with the Congolese gaining control of steam technology. September 23 at 7:30 p.m. Charis Books and More.


evltrbox_staibdancebrassmeadow. Staibdance, the Atlanta company helmed by dance professor George Staib, performs for free outdoors at the High Museum’s Sifly Piazza. September 23 and 30 at 7:30 p.m. High Museum.

China in Transition: Animal Folklore to City Life. Atlanta Chinese Dance Company performs a new show highlighting various forms of traditional Chinese dance. September 24-25. Infinite Energy Center, Duluth.



Psycho. SCAD screens Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 suspense classic starring Janet Leigh and Anthony Perkins. September 24 at 7 p.m. SCADshow.

Tanna. Australian directors Martin Butler and Bentley Dean’s new film tells a Romeo-and-Juliet love story set among the native tribes of the lush tropical island of Tanna in the South Pacific. Opens September 23. Landmark Midtown Art Cinema.

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