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July 13, 2016: 4:10 PM. Choreographer D. Patton White unveils a new work for CORE company about the sudden unexpected death of his brother. March 1–3. B-Complex.

Rule of Thumb. Emory Dance faculty member Lori Teague and Emory alumna Christine Suarez choreograph a new work exploring ideas of gender identity and fluidity. March 1–3. Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts Dance Studio.

The Flames of Paris. Fathom Events broadcasts the Bolshoi Ballet’s production of Alexei Ratmansky’s choreography for the classic ballet about the French Revolution. March 4 at 12:55 p.m. Area movie theaters.


Tracking Identity. Criminal Records hosts a screening of the documentary film tracing the life of famed producer Simon Illa, who endured a traumatic childhood while suffering from the serious bone illness Osteogenesis imperfecta. A Q&A with Simon Illa and director Reggie Perry, Jr. and a book signing follow the screening. March 3 at 6 p.m. Criminal Records.

Gente de Pelo Malo. The Baton Foundation in collaboration with the Auburn Avenue Research Library hosts a screening of the documentary Gente de Pelo Malo (People with Bad Hair), which explores the issues surrounding black women’s decisions about wearing natural hair. March 4 at 3 p.m. Auburn Avenue Research Library.

Trouble No More. Filmmaker Jennifer Lebeau’s new documentary debuting on cable television focuses on Bob Dylan’s gospel period. February 26 at 10 p.m. Cinemax.

13th. As part of a series exploring “Black Lives on the Small Screen,” Emory Cinematheque screens the 2016 documentary by director Ava DuVernay delving into the intersections of race and mass incarceration in the United States. February 28 at 7:30 p.m. White Hall 208, Emory University.


Erin Vaiskauckas, self-portrait, 2017, at Poem 88

Le Chic. A group show presents seven women artists — Carol John, JoAnne Paschall, Justine Rubin, Sharon Shapiro, Hannah Tarr, Zuzka Vaclavik and Erin Vaiskauckas — exploring pop sensibilities. Opening reception March 3 at 6 p.m. Exhibition through April 14. Poem 88.

Open Studios at Edgewood Sculpture. Georgia State University’s sculpture department hosts an open house with studio tours and free brunch. March 3 at 11 a.m. Edgewood Sculpture Studios.

New Acquisitions. Agnes Scott celebrates new additions to its permanent collection of work by Joseph Bueys, Jordan Casteel, Bethany Collins, Sarah Emerson, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Kojo Griffin, Jenny Holzer, Maria Korol, Barbara Kruger, Pam Longobardi, Ruth Laxson, Sally Mann, Jiha Moon, Yasumasa Morimura, Catherine Opie, Rocio Rodriguez, Katherine Taylor, Kara Walker, Larry Walker and Sophia Wallace. Reception March 1 at 7 p.m. Exhibition through March 17. Dalton Gallery, Agnes Scott College.

The Phoenix Flies. The Atlanta Preservation Center hosts a month of tours and lectures allowing Atlantans a glimpse into the city’s architectural past, with many of the sites not otherwise open to visitors during other parts of the year. March 3–25. Various Atlanta locations.

Visions of the Imagination. Russell Carter Jones and Kodac Harrison collaborate on an exhibition of paintings and photography. Opening reception with spoken word and music performance on March 2 at 6 p.m. Exhibition through April 30. The Defoor Centre.

Ratlanta was one of several zines produced during the 1980s. Emory hosts an evening of DIY culture celebrating the Rose Library’s collection. (Courtesy Emory’s Rose Library)

Create Your Own Culture: A DIY Celebration. Emory University’s Rose Library hosts a night of free music, poetry and art celebrating DIY culture and the intersection of the library’s punk and poetry collections. March 1 at 6:30 p.m. Emory’s Visual Arts Building and Gallery.

All That Is Holy. A group show features new work by Rose M. Barron, Daniel Biddy, Elyse Defoor, Deborah Hutchinson, Charity Lindop and Robert Sherer. The opening night reception includes Christopher Hall’s immersive installation The Infinite Absurd. Opening reception March 2 at 7 p.m. Exhibition through April 28. Blue Mark Studios.

Matteo Bologna. Matteo Bologna, principal of Mucca Design, speaks about his work finding design solutions for a wide range of global clients. March 1 at 7 p.m. Hill Auditorium, Woodruff Arts Center.

Jerry Siegel Artist Talk. The Atlanta-based documentary and portrait photographer speaks about his work. February 28 at 6 p.m. Atlanta Gallery Collective.

Leap Year Retrospective Exhibition. MINT unveils new work from Leap Year alumni Ashley Anderson, Jessica Caldas, Jane Garver Foley, Natalie Escobar, Lauren Peterson, Chelsea Raflo, Jordan Stubbs and Vanessa Brook Williams alongside a small preview of works by 2018–19 Leap Year artists. Exhibition through March 10. Facet Gallery.

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

Coarse. Hi-Lo Press celebrates its second anniversary with a show of new work from Oakland-based artist Cole Solinger and Atlanta’s Y. Malik Jalal. Through March 22. Hi-Lo Press.

Hood Alchemy. AD “Kaya” Clark and Ralph “rEN” Dillard curate a group show of Atlanta photographers. Through April 21. South Fulton Arts Center.

Beyond Words. A new group exhibition curated by Hope Cohn considers how artists combine words and images, featuring new work from John Beadles, Jessica Caldas, Marcia Cohen, Bethany Collins, Craig Drennen, Jason Francisco, Mary Stuart Hall, Ruth Laxson, Christine Mi, Michael David Murphy, Sarah Nathaniel, Esteban Patino, Lesley Ann Price, Lauri Stallings + glo, Karen Tauches, John Tindel and Larry Walker. Through April 6. Swan Coach House Gallery.

Anatoly Tsiris: Pulp Addiction. Alan Avery shows works by the Ukrainian-born, Charlotte-based woodturner. Through April 7. Alan Avery Art Company.

Keris Salmon: We Have Made These Lands What They Are. The Brooklyn-based photographer’s work combines words and images to reflect on African American and familial history. Through April 6. Arnika Dawkins Gallery.

The Kissing of Gods: Craig Dongoski. The Atlanta-based artist shows new work aimed at depicting and documenting time. Artist talk March 3 at 2 p.m. Performance March 21 at 6 p.m. Exhibition through March 24. Whitespace Gallery.

The Future of America. A group show curated by Rebecca Dimling Cochran focuses on youth culture and features work by CYJO, Ruth Dusseault, Lauren Greenfield, Rania Matar, Forest McMullin, Bryan Melts and Darnell Wilburn. Through April 28. Hudgens Center for the Arts.

The Finnish Illusion. A new exhibition shows work by contemporary Finnish artists Ilona Cutts, Katja Tukiainen and Maria Wolfram. Through April 28. Spruill Gallery.

Joris Laarman Lab, Soft Gradient Chair, from Microstructures series, 2014, 3D-printed TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) (Photo courtesy of Joris Laarman Lab)

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.

Portfolio 2018. An annual juried photography exhibition includes new work by Vanessa Filley, Michael W. Hicks, Kasey Medlin, Dale Niles, Erin L. Scott and Cherie E. Truesdell. Through March 17. Atlanta Photography Group.

The Paul R. Jones Collection. The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia presents an exhibition of selections from one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of 20th-century African American art in the world, amassed over decades by the late collector Paul Raymond Jones. Through April 14. MOCA GA.

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. ArtsATL‘s Andrew Alexander reviewed the exhibition. Through November 11. Carlos Museum.

Ron Saunders: Pivot. The SCAD-Atlanta professor shows new abstract paintings. Exhibition through March 10. Besharat Museum Gallery.

Something Out of Nothing. A show of self-taught artist Jeffrey Wilcox Paclipan’s layered mixed-media works and Sabre Esler’s sculptures and installations that seek to depict patterns of thought. Artist talk March 3 at 2 p.m. Exhibition through March 10. Chastain Arts Center.

Martha Cooper: Then & Now. A new gallery curated by Living Walls’ Monica Campana shows work by the New York street photographer. Panel discussion with Atlanta street artists on February 24 at 4 p.m. Exhibition through March 2. The Gallery.

Venske & Spanle: Panda 750. The New York- and Munich-based artists present their fifth Atlanta show at Marcia Wood. Through March 17. Marcia Wood.

Orchid Daze. The Botanical Garden’s Fuqua Orchid Center, the largest orchid center in the US, exhibits thousands of orchids in bloom during its annual celebratory event. Through April 1. Atlanta Botanical Garden.

Richard Downs and Charles Keiger. California artist Richard Downs shows new sculpture, and Atlanta’s Charles Keiger shows new paintings. Through 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.

Bruce Johnson: Exercise in Restraint. The Atlanta-based artist paints images of arrested civil rights leaders and advocates from the 1950s. ArtsATL‘s Kelundra Smith interviewed the artist. Through March 29. Gallery 72.

Michele Schuff: On the Edge of Forever. The Atlanta-based artist shows new encaustic works inspired by photographs from the Hubble Space Telescope. Through March 17. Sandler Hudson.

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.

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.

Carrie Mae Weems’ work From Here I Saw What Happened and Cried uses archival photographs to offer a contemporary reading of 19th-century conceptions of African Americans.(Courtesy the artist/Hammonds House)

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. Through April 29. Hammonds House Museum.

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.

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.

Convergence. New abstract work from Joe Camoosa, Jason Kofke, Ashley L. Schick and Lucha Rodriguez. Through March 2. Kai Lin 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.

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.

¡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.

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. ArtsATL‘s Donna Mintz reviewed the exhibition. 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’s 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. ArtsATL‘s Kelundra Smith reviewed the show. Through April 29. High Museum.


Lois Reitzes narrates the story of the Pied Piper to music for viola and piano.

The Road to Hamelin. Legendary Atlanta radio host Lois Reitzes narrates the classic Pied Piper story to music for viola and piano by Paul Ramsier. March 4 at 4 p.m. Carlos Museum.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo. The renowned South African ensemble, first made famous to American audiences on Paul Simon’s 1986 album Graceland, performs a concert at GSU’s Rialto Theatre. March 3 at 8 p.m. Rialto Center for the Arts.

An Evening with Maestro Edo de Waart. Renowned violinist Augustin Hadelich performs Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 1 on his 1723 Stradivarius violin, and de Waart conducts the Atlanta Symphony performing Rachmaninov’s Symphony No.2. March 1–3. Symphony Hall.

The Daughter of the Regiment. The Atlanta Opera presents Andriana Chuchman, Santiago Ballerini, Stefano de Peppo and Stephanie Blythe in Donizetti’s classic comedy. Through March 4. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.

Jonathan Biss Plays Beethoven. The pianist performs all 32 of Beethoven’s piano sonatas in a series of intimate recitals. February 28 at 8 p.m. Symphony Hall.


Thaddeus Phillips performs in 17 Border Crossings. (Courtesy Marc Simpson)

17 Border Crossings. Renowned theater artist Thaddeus Phillips performs his one-man show reflecting on the laws and rules that govern global travel. March 2–3. Ferst Center for the Arts.

Sheltered. As part of its on-the-road season, the Alliance Theatre presents the world premiere of 2018 Kendeda winner, Alix Sobler’s play about a Jewish couple in Nazi Germany seeking to arrange safe passage to the United States for 50 Jewish children. March 1–25. Actor’s Express.

A Comedy of Tenors. Georgia Ensemble presents a new production of the followup to Ken Ludwig’s musical farce Lend Me a Tenor. March 1–28. Georgia Ensemble Theatre.

Fancy Nancy. Synchronicity reprises its 2016 family production of the musical story of Fancy Nancy and her best friend, Bree, as they prepare to star as mermaids in their school’s ballet production. March 2–4. Synchronicity Theatre.

Perfect Arrangement. Theatrical Outfit presents a new production of Atlanta playwright Topher Payne’s comedy about the 1950s “Pink Scare” in Washington D.C. Through March 18. Theatrical Outfit.

A Bunch of Different Ways I’d Like to Die. Emory drama professor Tim McDonough gives a reading of his new work in progress, a one-man show meditating on the inevitable. February 26 at 8 p.m. Schwartz Theater Lab.

Richard III. Shakespeare on Draught presents a free performance of the bard’s classic tragedy in a casual pub-style atmosphere. February 26 at 8 p.m. Orpheus Brewing Co.

King Hedley II. True Colors presents a new production of August Wilson’s play about an ex-con struggling to start a new life in 1980s inner-city Pittsburgh. Through March 11. Southwest Performing Arts Center.

The Jungle Book. The Alliance Theatre presents a new family-friendly production of Rudyard Kipling’s novel adapted by Tracey Power with music by S. Renee Clark. Through March 4. Porter Sanford III Performing Arts Center.

UniverSoul Circus. The exuberant, international circus celebrates 25 years with a show featuring acts from Russia, Trinidad, South Africa, Mongolia, Cuba, China and Ethiopia. Through March 11. Turner Field.

Ontario Was Here. Brittany L. Smith and Seun Soyemi star in Darren Canady’s drama about a pair of social workers who find themselves at odds about the best interests of a little boy. Through March 4. Aurora Theatre.

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.


Nina Simone in 1965 (Photo courtesy Ron Kroon/Anefo)

Four Women. Four female poets — Erin Claridy, Theresa Davis, Nikki Gray and Ashlee Haze — pay tribute to Nina Simone with an evening of readings. February 26 at 7:15 p.m. Decatur Library.

Steven Pinker, Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress. The professor of psychology at Harvard University and two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist speaks about his new book defending the ideals of the Enlightenment. March 2 at 7 p.m. Atlanta History Center.

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