East by Southeast and the Weird Sisters Theatre Project will present an evening of short films, music, spoken word and personal stories to celebrate AAPI Heritage Month and respond to the #StopAsianHate movement. Now You See Us: AAPI Artists in Film, Music and Poetry— at 7 p.m. Saturday — is virtual and pay-what-you-can. Proceeds will benefit metro organizations that support the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. Tickets HERE.
The High Museum of Art continues its Underexposed: Women Photographers From the Collection exhibit through August 1. The show features more than 100 images and pays homage to the work of women who pioneered and championed the art of photography, and who often have been overlooked and under credited. It features the work of Sally Mann, Diane Arbus and Carrie Mae Weems are among the photographers represented. $14.50 for non-members.
Historian John Ferling will discuss his new book, Winning Independence, at 7 p.m. Wednesday (May 19) as part of the Atlanta History Center’s virtual Author Talks series. Ferling, a history professor emeritus at the University of West Georgia, looks at a pivotal moment in the American Revolution when Britain unveiled a “Southern strategy” to reclaim the Colonies of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. Free. Registration required.
Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre previews a new piece by choreographer Troy Schumacher at 7 p.m. Tuesday (May 18). His InterActions: Boundaries of Identity & A.I. is the result of a collaboration between Schumacher and scientists from Georgia Tech and Emory University. It explores advancements in neuroscience and the ethical implications. Terminus will perform the full Schumacher piece during its 2021-22 season. Tuesday’s preview , part of the Georgia Tech Arts Skyline Series, will include a post-show discussion with Schumacher, who’s in residence at Georgia Tech, and scientists who have contributed to his research. $30.
Bent Frequency performs a Zoom concert at 8 tonight (May 13) in partnership with the Breman Museum and the UCLA Lowell Milken Center for American Jewish Experience. The “Mare’ot/Mirrors” concert will celebrate contemporary music composed by six women of Jewish heritage. An interactive roundtable follows with composers Nomi Epstein, Judith Shatin and Alyssa Weinberg, along with Bent Frequency’s Stuart Gerber and Jan Berry Baker. Free. Registration required.
Basement Unplugged presents “For the Love of Live Art” on Saturday (May 15) at a secret location. The event will feature performances by Coley Xavier, Lola Ladae, Nhayah Goode, Alex Marion and Nivam, plus networking opportunities, shopping and crafting with Black-owned metro businesses. The location will be revealed once tickets have been purchased. $12–$20.