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ART + DESIGN
Teresa Reeves: Channeling Joan Fontaine. The Georgia-native painter, a professor at Kennesaw State University and curator at the Zuckerman Museum of Art, presents new work. Opening reception May 19 at 7 p.m. Through June 24. Whitespace Gallery.
MOCA GALA. The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia presents its annual fundraising gala dinner featuring food, libations, art experiences, fashion and choreography from Lauri Stallings. May 20 at 6:30 p.m. MOCA GA.
The Secret Gardener. The Atlanta Opera presents a new outdoor site-specific production of Mozart’s seldom-performed early opera. May 19–20. Atlanta Botanical Garden.
Sigur Ros. Hyeyerfd nute larm gard ulee em jord gall. May 23 at 8 p.m. Fox Theatre.
Angie Aparo. The Atlanta singer-songwriter performs material from throughout his acclaimed career and from his upcoming solo album. May 23–24. Eddie’s Attic.
The Welsh Boy. Aris Theatre Company presents a one-night-only staged reading of Julian Mitchell’s play based on James Parry’s 1741 novel The True Anti-Pamela. May 23 at 7:30 p.m. Relapse Theatre.
Second Star to the Right: Escape to Neverland. Dear Bear Wolf’s Transgression presents a new series of immersive, site-specific theatrical productions based on J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan in three separate episodes, with the first taking place at the Darling household. May 18–20. Margaret Mitchell House.
Chuck Klosterman, X. The bestselling essayist and cultural critic presents his 10th collection. May 22 at 7 p.m. Decatur Library.
Richard Russo, Trajectory. The acclaimed fiction writer reads from a new collection of short stories. May 23 at 7 p.m. Atlanta History Center.
Walk. CORE Performance Company under the artistic direction of Sue Schroeder performs a new site-specific work in a specially created labyrinth. May 20 at 8 p.m. Decatur Square.
Being John Malkovich. The Center for Puppetry Arts screens Spike Jonze’s offbeat 1999 comedy-drama about a secret door that leads into the mind of John Malkovich. May 20 at 8 p.m. Center for Puppetry Arts.
Graduation. Director Cristian Mungiu’s film about a doctor in a small Romanian town was nominated for the Palme d’Or at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. Opens May 19. Landmark Midtown Art Cinema.