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A new exhibition at SCAD FASH explores Ane Crabtree's costume designs for The Handmaid's Tale. (Photo by George Kraychyk/Hulu)

What to see, hear and do this week, April 30–May 6


Dressing for Dystopia. A new exhibition explores designer Ane Crabtree’s costumes for The Handmaid’s Tale. May 1–August 12. SCAD Fash.

Barbecue Nation. In celebration of National Barbecue Month, a new exhibition explores barbecue’s enduring place at the American table. May 5–June 16. Atlanta History Center.

Hambidge Art Auction. A night of design, art, food and performance raises money for Hambidge Creative Residency. May 5. Atlanta Decorative Arts Center.

Unraveled. A new group exhibition features individual and collaborative work from Luca Barolli, Lauren Betty, Andrew Catanese and Igor Korsunskiy. Opening reception May 4 at 7 p.m. Blue Mark Studios.

Jean Larson. The painter shows new work influenced by the natural environment. Opening reception May 4 at 7 p.m. Exhibition through July 14. Alan Avery Art Company.

The Wonder of it All. A new exhibition features works by Susan Cofer and Jerry Siegel along with other artists in MOCA GA’s permanent collection. Through June 30. Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia.

Artist Alison Hamil inspects her work at Blue Heron Nature Preserve. (Courtesy the artist/Blue Heron Nature Preserve)

Art of Nature. An outdoor art exhibition at the Blue Heron Nature Preserve features work by Laura Bell, Sonya Yong James, Maria Ava Totina Ramos, Sachi Rome, Shannon Willow and Alison Hamil. Through June 1. Blue Heron Nature Preserve.

Pierre Cardin: Pursuit of the Future. A retrospective exhibition with designs borrowed primarily from the Pierre Cardin Museum in Paris considers the seven-decade career of the French designer. Through September 30. SCAD Fash.

O’ Freedom, My Beloved. A new group exhibition shows work exploring the way black women reclaim their time, their bodies and their humanity, with work by Georgette Baker, Tiffany Charesse, Angela Davis Johnson, Rochelle Johnson, Carolyn Mazloomi, Tracy Murrell, Charlotte Riley-Webb, Dawn Williams Boyd and Reisha Williams. Zucot Gallery.

Rachel Evans: Amorphous: Cloudscape Paintings. The Atlanta-based painter shows new canvases depicting cloudscapes. Through May 31. Brickworks Gallery.

Susan Cofer: Drawings. The renowned Atlanta-based artist shows new drawings at Poem 88, her first solo show at the gallery. Through May 24. Poem 88.

M.C. Escher +. An exhibition of prints by the legendary graphic artist accompanies contemporary work by Dick Esterle, George Hart, Miranda Herrick, Paul Hildebrandt, Akio Hizume, Marc Pelletier, Clark Richert, Erin Sledd, Fabien Vienne and Scott Vorthman. Through June 9. Different Trains Gallery.

Kimono inspired by an original painting by Trish Land entitled Flowers Exposed at Markay Gallery (Courtesy the artist/Markay Gallery)

Ultraviolet. Markay Gallery debuts clothing inspired by artwork in the gallery in its first-ever fashion show at Marietta’s monthly First Friday Art Walk. May 4 at 5 p.m. Markay Gallery.

Alfred Conteh: Visions of a Cultural Commentator and Dylan Pierce’s Legacy of Hope: Studies in Africa. Two new exhibitions focus on the work of Atlanta-based artists: a retrospective show of Alfred Conteh’s body of work encompassing realistic portraiture and symbolic abstraction and Dylan Pierce’s work inspired by his travels to Swaziland, Botswana and South Africa. Through June 17. Marietta Cobb Art Museum.

Walker Keith Jernigan: Broken Artist Dreams. The artist shows painting, sculpture, installation and performance, as he continues to work in the gallery, interact with visitors and add to the exhibition throughout its run. Through May 26. Mammal Gallery, 217 Mitchell Street.

Elyse Defoor: Unbridled. In sculpture, photography and other media, the artist explores various human experiences including marriage, restraint, death, rebirth and freedom. Through June 7. Gallery 72.

Charmaine Minniefield: Black Angels. The artist explores African and African American ritual from a feminist perspective. Through June 24. Carrie McPheeters Gallery, Auburn Avenue Research Library.

An Exploration of Her Ritual. Paula Cuevas curates a new group exhibition featuring work by women of color focusing on personal, cultural and historic rituals. Through May 3. Wish ATL’s The Gallery.

Marc Brotherton: Insert Coin to Continue. The Atlanta artist shows new abstract silkscreen paintings using ’80s video games as points of departure. Through May 5. Day & Night Projects.

A Journey Through Time: Works of the American Guild of Judaic Art. A juried exhibition presents works from the American Guild of Judaic Art including paintings, weavings, quilts, sculpture, jewelry and photography. Through May 10. Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta.

Imaginary Friends. A new group exhibition shows work by Britt Spencer, Carlyle Wolfe, Michael Porten and Laura Dargan. Through June 1. Spalding Nix.

Andrew Moore, Stairway to the Balcony, Opera House, Greensboro, AL, 2016 (Courtesy the artist/Jackson Fine Art)

Andrew Moore: Blue Alabama. The photographer presents new and recent images of Alabama. Through July 7. Jackson Fine Art.

Andrew Boatright: Be Not Afraid. The Forward Arts Foundation Emerging Artist Award winner presents a new sculptural installation alongside the work of finalists David Armistead, Wihro Kim, Julianne Trew and Vanessa Brooke Williams. Through May 17. Swan Coach House Gallery.

Weeping May Endure for a Night: The Funeral of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Through the Lens of Declan Haun. A new exhibition shows 25 photographs captured by the late Declan Haun, a Chicago freelance photojournalist assigned to cover the King funeral in Atlanta. Through November 4. Margaret Mitchell House.

Frederick D. Jones Jr. and the Social Surreal. An exhibition of works drawn from the museum’s permanent collection considers the work of Chicago artist Frederick D. Jones Jr. in relation to the art movement known as social surrealism. Through May 25. Clark Atlanta University Museum.

Interrupted. MINT Gallery presents its fifth annual juried exhibition. Through May 26. 92 Peachtree Street.

Kit Reuther: New Abstractions. The self-taught, Nashville-based painter and sculptor shows new abstract paintings. Through May 5. Sandler Hudson Gallery.

Fields of Battle, Lands of Peace: The Doughboys, 19171918. A centennial touring exhibition from the National War Museum and Memorial features contemporary photographs by Michael St. Maur Sheil capturing the battlefields of the Western Front. Through July 5. Atlanta History Center.

Images of Awakening: Buddhist Sculpture from Pakistan and Afghanistan. A new exhibition curated by UGA associate professor of art history Nicolas Morrissey highlights the Buddhist artistic heritage of ancient Gandhara. Through June 17. Georgia Museum of Art.

Mark Steinmetz: Terminus. The Athens, Georgia-based photographer turns his lens on the Atlanta airport and its surroundings as part of the High’s ongoing Picturing the South series of commissions. Through June 3. High Museum.

Designing Playful Cities. An interactive exhibition considers the many ways designers incorporate spaces for play and fun into urban environments. Through May 13. Museum of Design Atlanta.

Joris Laarman Lab: Design in the Digital Age. An exhibition originated by the Groninger Museum, the Netherlands, shows furniture designs from throughout the career of innovative Dutch designer Joris Laarman. ArtsATL’s Gail O’Neill interviewed the designer as the exhibition opened. Through May 13. High Museum.

Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt. An exhibition of more than 90 objects from the ancient Egyptian collections of the Brooklyn Museum and the Carlos Museum explores wild and domestic cats and dogs, feline and canine deities, animal burial practices and luxury items decorated with feline and canine features. Through November 11. Carlos Museum.

An installation view of George Long’s work at Marcia Wood Gallery; the artist gives a talk at the gallery this week. (Courtesy the artist/Marcia Wood Gallery)

George Long: Omnium Gatherum. The Atlanta-based artist installs a 40-foot-long pile of drawings depicting an imagined mental landscape. Artist talk May 1 at 7 p.m. Through May 12. Marcia Wood Gallery.

Pete Schulte: The Lamplighter. The artist unveils new works on paper and a wall installation in the main gallery at Whitespace and site-specific projects in both of the gallery’s ancillary spaces, whitespec and shedspace. Through May 5. Whitespace Gallery.

Lucinda. Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia presents an exhibition of works by Lucinda Bunnen from its permanent collection, including a recent new portfolio acquisition as well as four new works from her Nicaragua series. Through May 19. MOCA-GA.

Easy Air. A new group exhibition features work by Ridley Howard, Scott Ingram and Christina West alongside two solo exhibitions, Craig Drennen’s Painters and Tyler Beard’s Shorelines. Through May 12. Hathaway Gallery.

Deborah Roberts: The Evolution of Mimi. A new exhibition of the artist’s work features more than 50 collages, paintings and hand-painted serigraphs considering girlhood, self-image and the dysfunctional legacy of colorism. Through May 19. Spelman Museum of Art.

¡NUEVOlution! Latinos and the New South. A new exhibition considers the contributions and history of Latinos in the South. Through December 31. Atlanta History Center.


Artist Lonnie Holley performs at Eddie’s Attic this week.

Lonnie Holley and Lee Bains, III. Eddie’s Attic hosts the legendary Atlanta artist Lonnie Holley performing on a bill with local musician Lee Bains, III, for a night of Southern storytelling and song. May 5 at 8 p.m. Eddie’s Attic.

International Jazz Day All-Star Global Concert. Atlanta Jazz Festival hosts a free viewing party of the 2018 All-Star Global Concert. April 30 beginning at 4 p.m. Plaza Theatre.

Virginia Schenck Quartet & Friends. The acclaimed singer, also known by her stage name VA, celebrates International Jazz Day with an Atlanta concert backed by her quartet and featuring special guests. April 30 at 8 p.m. City Winery.

Carmen. The Atlanta Opera’s production of Bizet’s classic opera stars Varduhi Abrahamyan as Carmen and Gianluca Terranova as Don Jose. Through May 6. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.

Jazz in the Sky. Midtown’s Colony Square office building hosts a series of springtime jazz concerts on its rooftop helipad. Tuesday evenings in May at 6 p.m. Colony Square.

Suzanne Vega. The singer-songwriter performs her seminal Solitude Standing and 99.9F albums in full. May 2 at 8 p.m. City Winery.

Shaky Knees Festival. The lineup for this year’s outdoor music festival includes Jack White, David Byrne, Fleet Foxes, Queens of the Stone Age, Jimmy Eat World, Alice Merton, The National and more. May 4–6. Atlanta’s Central Park.

Music and the Civil War. Atlanta Master Chorale is joined by Theatrical Outfit artistic director Tom Key for an evening of songs of the Civil War. May 5 at 8 p.m. Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts.

Yo-Yo Ma with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Cellist Yo-Yo Ma returns to Symphony Hall to perform Saint-Saëns’ First Cello Concerto with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. May 5 at 8 p.m. Symphony Hall.


Performer Todrick Hall’s new show American arrives at Atlanta’s Fabulous Fox this week.

Todrick Hall: American. The comedian, actor, singer and drag artist performs a one-man show at the Fox. May 6 at 7 p.m. Fox Theatre.

Sordid Lives. Outfront Theatre presents a new production of writer Del Shore’s cult classic comedy about the sordid lives of residents of smalltown Winters, Texas. May 3–20. Outfront Theatre Company.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center of New York City. Atlanta Theatre Club presents a new production of Halley Feiffer’s 2016 black comedy about a divorcing couple whose mothers become roommates in the cancer ward at Sloan Kettering. May 4–20. Pinch ‘N’ Ouch Theatre.

In Lieu of Flowers. Onion Man Productions presents a new production of Atlanta playwright Daphne Mintz’s play about a mysterious woman who shows up at a family funeral. May 4–20. Onion Man Productions.

Broadway at Atlanta Contemporary 2018. Actor’s Express hosts its annual fundraising gala featuring a headline performance from Broadway star Saycon Sengbloh. May 5 at 7 p.m. Atlanta Contemporary Art Center.

Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. Rachel Parrish directs Alice Birch’s anarchic meditation on how language molds our experience of sex and gender. Through May 13. 7 Stages.

Lazybed. Aris Theatre opens a new production of Scottish playwright Iain Crichton Smith’s quirky metaphysical comedy. Through May 13. 7 Stages.

Leaving Iowa. A middle-aged writer has flashbacks to family road trips as he drives his father’s ashes across Iowa to find a final resting place for them in Onstage Atlanta’s production of Tim Clue and Spike Manton’s comedy. Through May 6. Art Station, Stone Mountain.

Ripe Frenzy. Jennifer Barclay’s award-winning new play tells the timely story of a school shooting. Through May 6. Synchronicity Theatre.

Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat. The Center for Puppetry Arts’ Jon Ludwig directs a puppet version of the National Theatre of Great Britain’s musical adaptation of the classic Dr. Seuss’ children’s story. Through May 13. Center for Puppetry Arts.


Okwae Miller

The g[R]ay Boi. Artist Okwae Miller explores black gay male identity through choreography, interactive projections and set design including a constructed maze. May 4–6. B Complex.

marble study for two. Dancers Claire Molla and Melissa Word present a new work created in response to the High Museum’s neoclassical sculpture collection. May 4 at 7:30 p.m. Front Lawn, High Museum.

A New Mother Project: Works in Process. Choreographer Lauri Stallings and the dancers of glo reveal movement and process behind the company’s upcoming fifth collaboration with ASO music director Robert Spano. May 5 at 3:30 p.m. Goat Farm Arts Center.

Field Day. CORE hosts the culminating performances of its field work program for emerging Atlanta dance and performance artists. May 6. Core Studios.


Alec Soth, Jimmy Carter, Plains, Georgia (Courtesy the artist/Jimmy Carter)

Stuart Eizenstat, President Carter: The White House Years. President Carter’s top domestic policy advisor Stuart Eizenstat talks about his years in the White House. May 3 at 7 p.m. Carter Center.

Janet Dewart Bell, Lighting the Fires of Freedom: African American Women in the Civil Rights Movement. The award-winning television and radio producer presents her new book focusing on the often-under-recognized women leaders of the Civil Rights Movement. May 2 at 7 p.m. Margaret Mitchell House.

Stirring the Pot with Superstar Southern Chefs. Chefs and cookbook authors Hugh Acheson, Eddie Hernandez, Todd Richards and Virginia Willis speak about their work in a panel discussion. May 2 at 7:30 p.m. Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta.


The new documentary Chavela considers the life of Chavela Vargas.

Chavela. Catherine Gund and Daresha Kyi’s new documentary considers the life and music of popular singer Chavela Vargas who challenged the morals of 1950s Roman Catholic Mexico by dressing in men’s clothes, smoking cigars and singing love songs addressed to women. May 1 at 6:30 p.m. Spelman College Science Building, Room 134.

Fanny and Alexander. Landmark Midtown Art Cinema screens Ingmar Bergman’s 1982 classic about the delights and conflicts of the Ekdahl family as witnessed by the two children. May 1 at 7 p.m. Landmark Midtown Art Cinema.

Labyrinth. Local cinemas take part in a nationwide screening of Jim Henson’s classic 1986 fantasy film starring David Bowie. Through May 2. Area cinemas.