ART + DESIGN
MODA opens a monthlong Spring Benefit Honorees Exhibition today (April 22) with original work by photographer Lucinda Bunnen, and multidisciplinary artists Susan Cofer and Tina Dunkley. Open noon–4 p.m. Thursday–Saturday. $5; members free. Registration required.
“Are you ready to go to an art opening?,” asks gallerist Shawn Vinson of Different Trains. The gallery opens its WADDI space — a year later than expected — with a three-day pop-up show featuring original work by Eben Dunn, Ab the Flagman, Ruth Franklin, Bola Pace and the late Panorama Ray. Open 4–8 p.m. Friday–Saturday (April 23–24) and noon–4 p.m. Sunday (April 25) in conjunction with the Inman Park Tour of Homes. Free. Face masks required. The number of visitors inside the gallery at any given will be limited. Mingle in the courtyard. 26 Waddell St. N.E.
Author Elizabeth Nyamayaro will be in conversation with Pat Mitchell for the Atlanta History Center’s virtual Author Talks series at 7 p.m. Monday (April 26). Nyamayaro’s memoir, I Am a Girl From Africa, traces her life from the small village of Goromonzi in Zimbabwe to her work at the United Nations and the launch of HeForShe, one of the world’s largest solidarity movements for gender equality. Free. Registration required.
ImmerseATL performs HERE + NOW: start to finish at 7 tonight and 8:30 p.m. Friday (April 22–23) at the Windmill Arts Center in East Point. The performance will focus on the process of creating dance and feature works and works-in-progress by Anna Bracewell Crowder, Nicolas Goodly, Sarah Hillmer, Gianna Mercandetti and George Staib. Audience limited to 30. Masks are required. $18 HERE.
The Inman Park Dance Festival will feature works by Full Radius Dance and ImmerseATL this weekend as part of the Tour of Gardens program. The two companies have created site-specific works. Full Radius will perform on the steps of Lizzie Chapel, 850 Euclid Ave. N.E.; ImmerseATL will perform at Delta Park, 40 Delta Place N.E. at 1 and 3 p.m. Saturday–Sunday (April 24–25). Details HERE.
The Future Happened: Designing the Future of Music opened this week at MODA. The virtual exhibit looks at Atlanta’s influence on popular music and includes an interactive walkthrough of the original home and studio of the Dungeon Family, work from Soul Food Cypher and the origins of album covers. Free. Details HERE.
THEATER / FILM
Atlanta’s Théâtre du Rêve (Theater of the Dream) collaborates with Maine’s Penobscot Theatre Company on Je ne suis pas Evangeline (I Am Not Evangeline), a project that brings the stories of Acadian women to life through the lens of Longfellow’s epic poem “Evangeline, a Tale of Acadie.” The script is by Théâtre du Rêve artistic director Carolyn Cook. Atlanta actor Jennifer Schottstaedt plays the title role. In English and French with subtitles. The film streams tonight — May 9. $40. Tickets HERE.