Atlanta Celebrates Photography officially opens its new Ansley Mall space with Portfolio 2021. It features portfolio work by eight artists and single images by 11 more. The exhibition was curated by Rebecca Senf, author and chief curator at the Center for Creative Photography in Tucson, Arizona. The exhibit is up through August 28 (the ACP gallery is between CVS and LA Fitness). Free.
The High Museum of Art holds a Zoom talk in connection with its ongoing Calder-Picasso exhibition. Art critic and author Jed Perl will discuss his new book, Calder: The Conquest of Space, at 6 p.m. August 5. It’s the final volume in the first biography Alexander Calder, one of the most important and influential sculptors of the 20th century. Calder-Picasso continues through September 19. Members free; non-members $16.50. Registration required HERE.
Author Eddie S. Glaude Jr. discusses his latest book, Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own, in a virtual conversation at 7:30 p.m. Friday (July 30). He’ll be in conversation with Susana Morris, an associate professor of literature, media and communication at Georgia Tech. Glaude, a Morehouse College graduate, chairs the African American studies department at Princeton University. Charis Books & More and the Auburn Avenue Research Library will cohost the event via crowdcast, Charis’ virtual–event platform. Register HERE.
Atlanta indie rockers Mystery Cassette perform with special guests The Lake Claire Ramblers at 8 p.m. Saturday (July 31) at the Red Light Cafe. Mystery Cassette features Melissa Mason, Jorge Sandrini, Josh Beck and Ed Behan. The band’s debut single, “I Just Wanna Walk Around With You,” was inspired by a chance encounter Mason once had with Joey Ramone in a New York City restaurant. Proof of vaccination or negative test result required. $15; $10 advance HERE.
Phish, the ever-popular jam band inspired by the late Colonel Bruce Hampton, returns to the stage at 7:30 p.m. Saturday–Sunday (July 31–August 1). The venue is Alpharetta’s Ameris Bank Amphitheatre. Both shows are sold out, but tickets are available through third–party sellers.
Kim Richey came to fame as a Mercury Records label mate to Billy Ray Cyrus and Shania Twain, and hit with the album Glimmer. The Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter has released several solo albums, and her latest is a revised version of Glimmer titled Long Way Back . . . The Songs of Glimmer. Richey performs at 7 p.m. August 5 at Eddie’s Attic in Decatur. $20 HERE.
Out Front Theatre Company stages the dramatic comedy A Southern Fairytale at 8 p.m. Saturday–Sunday (July 30–31). The piece features Atlanta-based actor Ty Autry, who wrote the script. A Southern Fairytale is based on true events in his life as a young, gay Christian man trying to grow up in the Deep South. Autry has toured the show before. This updated version reflects his personal growth during the COVID-19 pandemic. Out Front is the only Atlanta theater company that exclusively tells stories of the LGBTQIA+ experience. $15 and $25 HERE.