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What to see, hear and do this week, May 4–10

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Multiple Moderns: American Art and Artists During the Great Depression. Erika Doss, professor of American Studies at the University of Notre Dame, lectures on the diversity of American painting in the 1930s in conjunction with the High’s exhibition Cross Country: The Power of Place in American Art, 1915–1950. May 5 at 7 p.m. High Museum.

The Curious Garden. The Atlanta Botanical Garden presents 11 site-specific art installations throughout the garden in celebration of the opening of a newly transformed sequence of horticultural displays in the area facing Piedmont Park with views of the city skyline. May 6 through October 29. Atlanta Botanical Garden.


Mozart, Rameau, Haydn. Frequent guest conductor Nicholas McGegan leads the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in performances of Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, a suite from Jean-Philippe Rameau’s Les Indes galantes and Haydn’s Symphony No. 104. May 4 and 6. Symphony Hall.

Hector Olivera. The renowned organist performs a program of classical and popular favorites on Spivey’s 4413-pipe Albert Schweitzer Memorial Organ. May 6 at 3 p.m. Spivey Hall.


The Heath. Synchronicity offers a workshop production of Decatur-native playwright Lauren Gunderson’s new bluegrass musical that interweaves family lore with elements of King Lear. May 4–5. Synchronicity Theatre.

Curious Queer Encounters. Curated by 7 Stages artistic director Michael Haverty, seven local ensembles and artists create interactive, site-specific performances in and around the Little Five Points theater, all based around the idea of queer identity. May 4–14. 7 Stages.


Amy Goodman, Democracy Now. The newscaster and radio host discusses her new book delving into the history of her radio program and the significance of grassroots news sources in times of political crisis. May 4 at 7 p.m. 1st Iconium Baptist Church of Atlanta.

Free Comic Book Day. A day celebrating the culture of independent comic shops has local stores giving away free, limited-edition comics. May 6. Area comic book stores.


Field Day. Core Dance presents a series of showcases throughout the day highlighting the work of emerging Atlanta artists from the company’s fieldwork development program. May 7. Core Studios.

OFFSTAGE Party in the Garden. Lee Foster, managing director of Theatrical Outfit, hosts a conversation with Helen Pickett, choreographer of the Atlanta Ballet’s upcoming remount of Camino Real, and Whitespace artist Bojana Ginn. May 4 at 6:30 p.m. Whitespace Gallery.


Rashomon. The Landmark screens Akira Kurosawa’s classic 1950 samurai film in which four narrators give vastly different accounts of how a crime transpired. May 9 at 7 p.m. Landmark Midtown Art Cinema.

The Founder. SCADFILM presents a special two-day event examining the production design behind the recent film The Founder, including a Thursday night screening and discussion followed by a Friday tour of ATLiER Props & Design, an Atlanta-based company specializing in film set decor. May 4–5. SCADshow.