The Followers: A Retelling of the Bacchae. Michael Haverty directs a new adaptation of Euripides’ The Bacchae by Margaret Baldwin featuring music by Klimchak and choreography by Ofir Nahari. February 1–25. 7 Stages.
The Mystery of Love & Sex. Out Front Theatre presents the Atlanta premiere of playwright Bathsheba Doran’s drama about the romance that develops between two friends of different races who grew up together in the Deep South. February 1–18. Out Front Theatre.
Brave New Works. Theater Emory highlights new work and adaptations from leading playwrights with three weeks of readings and performances. February 3–25. Theater Emory.
Vagina Monologues. A one-night-only production of Eve Ensler’s 1997 play raises money for Camp Cadi, a Georgia summer camp for girls traumatized by childhood sexual abuse. February 6 at 7 p.m. City Winery.
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane. Synchronicity Theatre presents Dwayne Hartford’s new adaptation of the children’s book by Kate DiCamillo about a vain porcelain rabbit who learns how to love. February 2–25. Synchronicity Theatre.
The Magic of Adam Trent. The illusionist works his magic at Atlanta’s Fabulous Fox. February 3 at 7:30 p.m. Fox Theatre.
Picnic. Stage Door presents a new production of William Inge’s classic 1953 Pulitzer Prize-winning play. Through February 18. Stage Door Players.
Big Apple Circus. The New York-based company, which seeks to recreate the intimacy and artistry of the early circus, celebrates its 40th anniversary with a touring big top of classic clowns, acrobats and animals. Through February 25. Verizon Amphitheater.
Clark Gable Slept Here. Stone Mountain’s ART Station presents a new production of Michael McKeever’s comedy about the scandal that looms when a corpse is found in a star’s hotel room during the Golden Globe Awards. Through February 11. ART Station.
Dearly Beloved. A new production of the contemporary comedy about a wedding in small-town Texas. Through February 4. Theatre in the Square.
Rainforest Adventures. The Center for Puppetry Arts presents a new kids’ production by Jon Ludwig, Stephanie Kaskel Bogle and Raylynn Hughes about the animals that inhabit the delicate ecosystem of the Amazonian rainforest. Through March 4. Center for Puppetry Arts.
Native Guard. The Alliance Theatre reprises its 2014 adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning collection of poetry by former US Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey, staged amidst the Atlanta History Center’s Civil War collection. ArtsATL critic Andrew Alexander reviewed the 2014 production at the Alliance. Through February 4. Atlanta History Center.
Angels in America. Actor’s Express presents a new production of Tony Kushner’s monumental 1992 play with a cast including Carolyn Cook, Joseph Sykes, Robert Bryan Davis and Parris Sarter. ArtsATL critics Andrew Alexander and Jim Farmer reviewed Parts One and Two. Through February 17. Actor’s Express.
Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill. A one-woman show about Billie Holiday’s final performance at a seedy bar in Philadelphia in 1959 features Atlanta actress Terry Burrell as the legendary singer. Through February 4. Theatrical Outfit.
The Ballad of Klook and Vinette. Horizon offers the American premiere of a new musical starring Amari Cheatom and Brittany Inge. Through February 18. Horizon Theatre.
Maytag Virgin. Courtney Patterson and Brad Brinkley star in Audrey Cefaly’s 2015 play about a year in the life of a recently widowed high school teacher and her mysterious new neighbor in rural Alabama. Through February 11. Aurora Theatre.
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. Through February 24. Alliance Theatre Black Box.
an arabesque in histories. Atlanta dance company glo unveils a new series of performance interventions beginning at downtown Atlanta’s Zero Mile Marker. Through February 3. Downtown Atlanta.
Don Quixote. The Atlanta Ballet presents a new production of the classic ballet featuring choreography by Yuri Possokhov. February 2–10. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.
Mardi Gras Party. A concert and dance party features performances from Creole accordionist and fiddler Dennis Stroughtmatt and his band Creole Stomp. February 3 at 7 p.m. Dorothy Benson Center.
The Lady of the Camellias. The Bolshoi Ballet broadcasts its production of the classic ballet based on Alexandre Dumas’ famous novel featuring John Neumeier’s choreography set to music by Chopin. February 4. Area movie theaters.
Kendra Field, Growing Up with the Country. The author’s new family history chronicles the westward migration of black Americans in the first 50 years after emancipation out of the South to Indian Territory. February 1 at 7 p.m. Carter Library.
Morgan Jerkins, This Will Be My Undoing. The author reads from and discusses her new book of linked essays reflecting on pop culture, feminism and black history. February 7 at 7:30. Charis Books.
Cheryl Reid, As Good As True. The Atlanta-based author celebrates the release of her new novel about a woman dealing with a painful past as she fights to keep her home and family. February 1 at 7 p.m. Eagle Eye Bookshop.
Discrit. A new bi-weekly discussion group considers current trends in critical theory. February 5 at 7 p.m. Murmur.
Erica Dawson. The acclaimed poet reads from her work. February 7 at 6:30 p.m. Woodruff Library, Emory University.
Tomorrow We Disappear. A 2014 documentary considers Kathputli, India’s colony of artists, magicians, acrobats and puppeteers as they wrangle with approaching eviction. February 3 at 8 p.m. Center for Puppetry Arts.
Films for One to Eight Projectors. Film Love presents the work of filmmaker Roger Beebe consisting of multiple projector performances. February 7 at 7 p.m. Film Love.
Atlanta Jewish Film Festival. The annual festival screens over 70 films including features, documentaries, classics and kids’ films plus panels, guest appearances and opening and closing night gala events. Through February 15. Various Atlanta venues.
ART + DESIGN
Artricana. A new exhibition at East Atlanta’s Gill Gallery highlights emerging Afro-Caribbean, Afro-Latino and African American visual artists. February 3–4. Gill Gallery.
The Ashcan School and Their Circle. Oglethorpe offers an exhibition of works by early-20th-century artists depicting gritty scenes of old New York including John Sloan, Reginald Marsh, George Luks, Robert Henri and George Bellows culled from private collections within the Atlanta metro area, the High Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Through March 4. Oglethorpe Museum of Art.
Richard Downs and Charles Keiger. California artist Richard Downs shows new sculpture, and Atlanta’s Charles Keiger shows new paintings. February 2–March 3. Tew Galleries.
Atlanta Gallery Collective. A temporary pop-up gallery exhibiting a rotating selection of work from 10 top Atlanta galleries extends its run through March 31. ArtsATL previewed the project as it opened in October. Through March 31. Ponce City Market.
Printasm: Six Years on Press. West End print-shop I.S. Studio celebrates six years with a show of work by Atlanta artists including Joe King, Kris Pilcher, Leigh Ann Culver, Anna Jenson and Matthew Walker. February 3 at 7 p.m. Mammal Gallery.
Bruce Johnson: Exercise in Restraint. The Atlanta-based artist paints images of arrested civil rights leaders and advocates from the 1950s. February 1–March 29. Gallery 72.
Egyptian Lecture. Tasha Dobbin-Bennett, assistant professor of art history at Emory’s Oxford College, discusses the different approaches the ancient Egyptians took to recognizing and managing the natural deconstruction of the body. February 1 at 7:30 p.m. Carlos Museum.
Hannah Helton: For Your Pleasure. The Atlanta-based painter and mixed-media artist shows new works. February 3 at 7 p.m. Parlor.
Michele Schuff: On the Edge of Forever. The Atlanta-based artist shows new encaustic works inspired by photographs from the Hubble Space Telescope. Opening reception February 2 at 7 p.m. Exhibition through March 17. Sandler Hudson.
Carrie Mae Weems. The renowned artist visits Atlanta to speak about her work. February 4 at 2 p.m. Auburn Avenue Research Library.
Art Crush. Burnaway hosts its signature annual event featuring a silent auction and emcee Baton Bob. February 3 at 7 p.m. Atlanta Decorative Arts Center.
Erik Madigan Heck: Old Future. A new exhibition of the acclaimed fashion photographer’s work. Through March 17. Jackson Fine Art.
Andre Kertesz: Girl Before a Mirror. Jackson Fine Art shows work from the Hungarian-born photographer’s classic Distortions series. Through March 17. Jackson Fine Art.
Laura Wilson: That Day. An exhibition of more than 60 large-scale images of the American West by the former assistant to Richard Avedon. Through April 29. Booth Western Museum of Art.
Trevor Reese: And yet.*/the squid and the whale. The Savannah-based artist exhibits two bodies of work. Through February 17. Day & Night Projects.
Kosmo Vinyl: Cisco Kid vs. Donald Trump. The former manager of The Clash, now a visual artist, shows work from his ongoing series of images mocking the Trump candidacy and presidency. Through March 3. Different Trains Gallery.
Convergence. New abstract work from Joe Camoosa, Jason Kofke, Ashley L. Schick and Lucha Rodriguez. Artist talk February 10 at 4 p.m. Exhibition through March 2. Kai Lin Art.
Wood Turning Demonstration with John Williams. The artist demonstrates his techniques for selecting, turning and hollowing wood. February 3 at 2 p.m. Brickworks Gallery.
Terri Dilling: Blue. The Atlanta-based artist shows new cyanotypes. Through March 23. Stanley, Bearman & Sears.
Alli Royce Soble: When the Levee Breaks. The Atlanta-based artist shows new mixed-media works on paper. Through March 2. Callanwolde Fine Arts Center.
Bill Orisich and Benita Carr: ground.loop. The Atlanta-based artists create a new video installation for Whitespace Gallery. Through February 10. Whitespace Gallery.
¡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.
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.
Corrine Colarusso: Light & Weather. The Atlanta-based painter shows new landscape paintings. Artist talk February 3 at 2 p.m. Exhibition through February 24. Poem 88.
Carrie Mae Weems: From Here I Saw What Happened and I Cried. Hammonds House exhibits the artist’s 1996 work based on found archival photographs of enslaved people in the American South, alongside People of A Darker Hue, Weems’ 2016 film about police violence. Exhibition through April 29. Hammonds House Museum.
Lost Parts and Found Narratives. A new joint exhibition shows work by two Atlanta-based artists: dennis campay’s paintings and Steven Steinman’s found-material metalwork sculptures. Through March 25. Marietta-Cobb Museum of Art.
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. Through February 16. Swan Coach House Gallery.
Candice Greathouse: Ain’t No Party. Eyedrum unveils a new installation by the Atlanta-based artist that creates an atmospheric party-like environment. Through February 3. Eyedrum Gallery.
Robert Sagerman: Totalizations. The painter’s hypnotic, abstract canvases consist of tens of thousands of dabs of oil paint. Through February 3. Marcia Wood.
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.
“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 April 29. High Museum.
Susan Graham. The famed mezzo-soprano performs a recital at Emory’s Schwartz Center. February 3 at 8 p.m. Emory’s Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts.
Beethoven’s Second and Third Piano Concertos. Pianist Jorge Federico Osorio performs Beethoven’s Piano Concertos No. 2 and 3 with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra under the baton of music director Robert Spano. February 1–3. Symphony Hall.
Aimee Mann. The singer-songwriter tours in support of her forthcoming 2018 album Mental Illness. February 1 at 8 p.m. Variety Playhouse.
Gianluca Sciarpelletti. The tenor gives a recital of popular opera arias as a fundraiser for Angels Among Us pet rescue service. February 3 at 4 p.m. First Baptist Church of Decatur.
Bilal. The singer-songwriter performs at Ponce City Market’s City Winery. February 2 at 8 p.m. City Winery.