The Comedy of Errors. The Shakespeare Tavern offers a new original practice production of Shakespeare’s classic comedy, starring J.L. Reed and Adam King. January 6–28. Shakespeare Tavern.
Dinosaur! The Alliance’s Theatre for the Very Young reprises its collaboration with the Fernbank Museum of Natural History for an interactive production introducing kids to the wonders of the prehistoric world. January 9–February 18. Alliance Theatre Black Box.
Silence! The Musical. OnStage Atlanta presents the regional premiere of a new musical satire of The Silence of the Lambs. January 5–21. OnStage Atlanta.
Sleeping Beauty. The State Ballet Theatre of Russia offers a touring production of the classic ballet with music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky and choreography by Marius Petipa. January 7 at 3 p.m. Fox Theatre.
Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education: Virginia-Highland Open House. The Atlanta Ballet offers an afternoon of free kids’ classes and the chance to meet Centre Principal Nicole Adams at its new ballet school location at Amsterdam Walk in Virginia-Highland. January 6 at 3 p.m. Virginia-Highland Centre at Amsterdam Walk.
Henry Rollins: Travel Slideshow. The singer and musician gives a special performance centering around the photographs he’s taken on his travels around the world. January 7 at 8 p.m. Variety Playhouse.
Melodime. The band merges a country twang with rock and roll with opening acts The Brevet and Kick The Robot. January 5 at 8 p.m. Center Stage.
Callanwolde Fine Arts Center Writing Courses. Callanwolde starts the new year with a new round of writing courses including Poetry, Memoir and Introduction to Creative Writing. Callanwolde Fine Arts Center.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show. The Plaza Theatre hosts regular midnight screenings of the cult classic film featuring audience participation. January 5 at 11:55 p.m. Plaza Theatre.
The Room. Movie theaters screen the cult classic, often called the Citizen Kane of bad movies, alongside a new trailer for director Tommy Wiseau and collaborator Greg Sestero’s upcoming film Best F(r)iends. January 10. Area movie theaters.
ART + DESIGN
Reconstructions. Karen Tauches curates a group show of Atlanta artists including Joe Bigley, Evelyn Breit, Krista Clark, Meta Gary, Katie Hargrave, Rusty Miller, Martha Whittington and Zena Zakanycz. Opening reception January 10 at 6 p.m. Exhibition through February 16. Swan Coach House Gallery.
Dawn Williams Boyd: Coming Home. The Southwest Arts Center presents the artist’s large-scale, vibrantly colored cloth paintings. Through January 12. Southwest Fulton Arts Center.
Candice Greathouse: Ain’t No Party. Eyedrum unveils a new installation by the Atlanta-based artist that creates an atmospheric party environment. Opening reception January 6 at 7 p.m. Artist talk on January 14 at 2 p.m. Exhibition through February 3. Eyedrum Gallery.
Kaleidoscope Explosion. A new group show offers work by artists creating with vibrant colors including Ana Guzman, Spencer Herr, Lauren Pallotta, Trip Park, Catie Radney and Wyanne. Opening reception on January 5 at 6 p.m. dk Gallery.
Pellom McDaniels III: Black: Towards an Afro-Cosmological Understanding. The historian and curator of African American collections at Emory University presents new multimedia work reflecting on African American male identity throughout American history. Through January 7. Hammonds House Museum.
Carl Linstrum: Humannature. The SCAD-Atlanta professor exhibits new work. Through January 12. Besharat Gallery.
Luminary. A group show exhibits new works created with metallic paint, gold dust and other luminous materials. Through January 28. Markay Gallery.
Jeffrey Paclipan: Puzzling World. The self-taught Atlanta-based artist uses thousands of found puzzle pieces to create textured, wave-like surfaces on canvas. Through January 13. Hathaway Gallery.
Fabiola Jean-Louis: Re-Writing History. The Brooklyn-based artist considers traditional European depictions of femininity in lush photographs and paper sculptures. Through January 5. Alan Avery Art Company.
Garden Lights, Holiday Nights. Colorful light displays transform the garden at night. Through January 7. Atlanta Botanical Garden.
More Than Self: Living the Vietnam War. A new exhibition highlights the Atlanta History Center’s collection of more than 250 Vietnam War-related oral histories with photographs, documents and artifacts from Atlanta veterans. Through March 18. Atlanta History Center.
Al Taylor: What Are You Looking At? The High Museum presents the first museum survey in the US to explore the career of American artist Al Taylor, with more than 150 sculptures, drawings and prints. In her review, ArtsATL critic Cathy Fox says the exhibition draws “overdue attention to this idiosyncratic artist.” Through March 18. High Museum.
Gladiators: Heroes of the Colosseum. Contemporanea Progetti in collaboration with the Colosseum, Rome, presents a traveling exhibition of more than 100 artifacts, many of them never displayed outside of Italy before, showing the world of the ancient Roman gladiators. Through January 7. Fernbank Museum of Natural History.
“A Fire That No Water Could Put Out”: Civil Rights Photography. An installation of more than 40 photographs primarily drawn from the High’s permanent collection reflects on the 50th anniversary of a tumultuous year in Civil Rights history. Through May 27. High Museum.
Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design. A touring exhibition looks at contemporary African design with works by more than 120 artists including sculpture, prints, fashion, furniture, film, photography, apps, maps and digital comics. ArtsATL critic Kelundra Smith writes about the show and its intriguing new look at an often misunderstood continent. Through January 7. High Museum.