Alvin Ailey usually makes its presence felt in Atlanta twice a year, once with the main company’s stand at the Fox Theatre every winter and with the Ailey II company at the Rialto Center for the Arts. Ailey II returns to the Rialto at 8 p.m. Saturday to perform South African choreographer Bradley Shelver’s Where There Are Tongues. Come early. At 7 p.m., artistic director Troy Powell gives a preshow talk.
German pianist Christian Zacharias, lauded as a “pianist of ideas,” performs a program of Haydn, Bach and Schubert at 3 p.m. Sunday at Spivey Hall.