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Record Store Day. A day featuring special releases, sales, performances, contests and other events celebrates the culture of independent record stores. April 22. Area record stores.
Don Giovanni. Georgia State University School of Music’s Opera Theater presents a new film noir-inspired production of Mozart’s classic. April 21–23. Rialto Center for the Arts.
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Bojana Ginn: Infinite Body. An exhibition of new work by the Atlanta-based artist and critic who combines elements of new technology into her sculptures. Through May 13. Whitespace.
Hale Woodruff’s Murals at Talladega College. A new exhibition displays Atlanta-based artist Hale Woodruff’s series of six murals for Talladega College, Alabama, one of the first colleges established for African-American people in the United States, depicting noteworthy historical events including the Amistad slave rebellion and the opening of the college. Through May 7. High Museum.
Saint Joan. The National Theatre broadcasts its production of George Bernard Shaw’s classic play featuring Gemma Arterton as Joan of Arc. April 23 and 25. Landmark Midtown Art Cinema.
Pais de Bicicleta. Aurora Theatre presents a new production of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Nilo Cruz’s drama about three refugees journeying across the sea from Havana to Miami. In his review, ArtsATL critic Andrew Alexander says that, although Cruz inadequately limns the character’s motivation for such a drastic act, “the play moves well between what opens as a domestic drama and then develops into a tale of survival before finally moving, unexpectedly, into magic realism.” In Spanish with English supertitles. Through April 30. Aurora Theatre.
Tilar J. Mazzeo, Irena’s Children: The Extraordinary Story of the Woman Who Saved 2,500 Children from the Warsaw Ghetto. In her latest work of history, the New York Times bestselling author of The Widow Clicquot recounts the story of Irena Sendler, the “female Oskar Schindler,” who helped save 2,500 children from death and deportation in Nazi-occupied Poland during World War II. April 23 at 7:30 p.m. Marcus Jewish Community Center.
Andrew McCarthy, Just Fly Away. The award-winning writer, actor and director discusses his debut young adult novel. April 20 at 7 p.m. Decatur Library.
To Gaze. Room to Move Dance presents an evening-length concert of dance set to the music of cellist and vocalist Robert Een. April 20–22. 7 Stages.
Unity in Three Parts. Atlanta-based dance company glo presents a series of performances, events and civic actions centering on the historic former Rosenwald School in Griffin, Georgia. April 23–28. Griffin.
In Search of Israeli Cuisine. A new documentary profiles the chefs, home cooks, vintners and cheese makers drawn from the many cultures that make up the tiny nation of Israel and its world-renowned cuisine. Opens April 21. Landmark Midtown Art Cinema.
Cinema Italy. A film festival celebrating contemporary Italian cinema screens contemporary romances, comedies and dramas. April 21–23. Plaza Theatre.