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Laura Wilson, Hutterite Boy on Appaloosa, Golden Valley Colony, Ryegate, Montana, June 15, 1993, gelatin silver print (© Laura Wilson, Courtesy Laura Wilson/Booth Museum)

What to see, hear and do this week, January 18–24


Laura Wilson: That Day. An exhibition of more than 60 large-scale images of the American West by the former assistant to Richard Avedon. January 20–April 29. Booth Western Museum of Art.

Charity Harris: Southernoids II: Symposium. A solo exhibition by the Atlanta-based fashion and sculpture artist Charity Harris runs concurrently with an exhibition of contemporary abstract painting featuring work by Whitney Wood Bailey, Khalilah Birdsong, Carol John and Fran O’Neill. Opening reception January 20 at 6 p.m. Exhibition through March 17. Hathaway Gallery.

Trevor Reese: And yet.*/the squid and the whale. The Savannah-based artist exhibits two new bodies of sculptural work. Opening reception January 18 at 7 p.m. Through February 17. Day & Night Projects.

Shamim M. Momin. The director, curator and cofounder of Los Angeles Nomadic Division, a nonprofit that curates site-specific art, speaks about her work. January 20 at 11 a.m. Atlanta Contemporary Art Center.

(Image courtesy Kosmo Vinyl)

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. Opening artist’s reception January 20 at 5 p.m. Exhibition through March 3. Different Trains Gallery.

Convergence. New abstract work from Joe Camoosa, Jason Kofke, Ashley L. Schick and Lucha Rodriguez. Opening reception on January 19 at 7 p.m. Artist talk February 10 at 4 p.m. Exhibition through March 2. Kai Lin Art.

Terri Dilling: Blue. The Atlanta-based artist shows new cyanotypes. Opening reception January 19 at 5 p.m. Exhibition 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.

Callanwolde Arts Festival. Callanwolde offers a two-day indoor festival at its historic property featuring painters, photographers, sculptors, metalworkers, glass artists and jewelers plus food trucks, live music and dance. January 20–21. Callanwolde Fine Arts Center.

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. January 20–March 4. Oglethorpe Museum of Art.

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, Witness, 2011, mixed media on paper, 12 x 12 inches (Courtesy the artist/Collection of Michael Chesser)

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. Artist reception January 25 at 6:30 p.m. Exhibition from January 25–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. Opening reception January 19 at 6:30 p.m. Artist talk February 4 at 2 p.m. at Auburn Avenue Research Library. 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.

Susan Robert: Gray Scale. The Atlanta native and Atlanta College of Art graduate shows new abstract paintings. Through January 27. Sandler Hudson Gallery.

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.

Fabiola Jean-Louis: Re-Writing History. The Brooklyn-based artist considers traditional European depictions of femininity in lush photographs and paper sculptures. Through January 20. Alan Avery Art Company.

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.


Kathleen Battle: Underground Railroad. The legendary lyric soprano performs an evening of 19th-century spirituals inspired by the secret network that led slaves to freedom. January 19 at 8 p.m. Symphony Hall.

(Image courtesy Atlanta Opera)

Atlanta Opera: The Magic Flute Studio Tour. The Atlanta Opera presents a free production of its condensed one-hour English-language version of Mozart’s The Magic Flute for children, created in collaboration with the Center for Puppetry Arts. January 20 at 11 a.m. First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta.

Kirill Gerstein. The Russian-born pianist performs works by Bach, Debussy and Chopin. January 21 at 3 p.m. Spivey Hall.

Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives. The country music singer-songwriter performs songs from his latest album Way Out West and from his five decades in music. January 24 at 8 p.m. Variety Playhouse.

Sonia Leigh. The country music singer-songwriter and former Atlantan performs a set at Eddie’s Attic. January 24 at 7:30 p.m. Eddie’s Attic.

Roomful of Teeth. The Grammy-winning experimental vocal ensemble’s composer and founding member Caroline Shaw is the youngest-ever winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Music. January 21 at 7 p.m. Rialto Center for the Arts.

The Highwaymen Tribute Show. Actor-musicians Michael Moore, August Manley and Philip Bauer recreate the music and personae of Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and Johnny Cash. January 20 at 8 p.m. Anderson Theatre, Marietta.

Atlanta Musicians Orchestra: Loss and Love. The orchestra performs an afternoon of popular operatic arias with Atlanta soprano Courtney Hulsey and Brazilian tenor Samuel Ferreira. January 21 at 2 p.m. Collins Memorial United Methodist Church.

They Might Be Giants. The renowned Brooklyn-based duo tours in support of its new album, I Like Fun. January 20 at 8 p.m. Variety Playhouse.

Camp In. Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven host a three-day music festival at Athens’ legendary 40 Watt Club featuring performances from Robyn Hitchcock, Monks of Doom, The Darnell Boys, Cicada Rhythm, Elf Power and more. Starts January 19 at 8 p.m. 40 Watt Club, Athens, Georgia.

Shawn Mullins. The Atlanta native singer-songwriter performs a set at Ponce City Market’s City Winery. January 19 at 8 p.m. City Winery.

Lee “Scratch” Perry. The renowned Jamaican music producer and inventor performs in support of his latest album, Super Ape Returns To Conquer. January 18 at 8 p.m. Terminal West.


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. January 23–March 4. Center for Puppetry Arts.

Lorraine Hansberry in her Greenwich Village apartment on Bleecker Street in April 1959 (Photo courtesy of David Attie)

Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart. A new documentary delves into the life and work of Raisin in the Sun playwright Lorraine Hansberry. January 19 at 9 p.m. PBS stations.

Young Marx. The National Theatre in London broadcasts its production of Richard Bean and Clive Coleman’s comedy starring Rory Kinnear as the young Karl Marx. January 21 and 23. Landmark Midtown Art Cinema.

Native Guard. The Alliance Theatre reprises its 2014 adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning collection of poetry by former U.S. 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. Through February 17. Actor’s Express.

Falling Off the Edge. A world premiere comedy by Paul Donnelly tells the story of two single women who meet a man at a resort in Costa Rica. Through January 28. Onion Man Productions.

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. January 19–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.

Tenderly. Actress Rachel Sorsa plays the lead in a jukebox musical telling the story of the life and music of singer Rosemary Clooney. Through January 28. Georgia Ensemble Theatre.

Women’s Shorts. Out of Box presents an evening of short plays written by women about women over 50 in honor of Jo Howarth Noonan, a beloved Atlanta actress who passed away in 2015. Through January 20. Out of Box Theatre.

The Comedy of Errors. The Shakespeare Tavern offers a new original practice production of Shakespeare’s classic comedy, starring J.L. Reed and Adam King. Through January 28. Shakespeare Tavern.

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 18. Alliance Theatre Black Box.

Silence! The Musical. OnStage Atlanta presents the regional premiere of a new musical satire of The Silence of the Lambs. Through January 21. OnStage Atlanta.


Marie Lu, Nightwalker. The author’s new young adult novel tells the story of Batman’s Bruce Wayne as an adolescent. Author talk January 18 at 7 p.m. Little Shop of Stories.

Author Kevin Young

Kevin Young, Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News. The award-winning poet and former Emory professor returns to Atlanta to discuss his new nonfiction book, which traces the history of the hoax as an American phenomenon. January 18 at 7 p.m. Jimmy Carter Presidential Library.

Revival: Lost Southern Voices, featuring Pearl McHaney, Jen Colatosti and Joshilyn Jackson. In preparation for Georgia State University’s 2018 Revival: Lost Southern Voices Literary Festival in March, the organization hosts an evening of readings celebrating forgotten and underappreciated Southern works and their authors. January 22 at 7:15 p.m. Decatur Library.

Jessica Shattuck, The Woman in the Castle. The New York Times bestselling author’s new novel tells the story of three resistance widows in post-war Germany. January 18 at 7 p.m. Margaret Mitchell House.


Youth America Grand Prix International Ballet Competition. Students from nine to 19 years old compete in the prestigious international ballet competition. January 19–20. Ferst Center for the Arts.

Tango Fire

Tango Fire. The Tango Fire Dance Company of Buenos Aires features five couples, the choreography of lead tango star German Cornejo, a musical quartet and singer Jesus Hidalgo. January 20 at 8 p.m. Rialto Center for the Arts.

Atlanta Chinese Dance Company. The company presents costumed traditional dances from many of China’s diverse ethnic groups. January 20 at 10:30 a.m. Chamblee Library.

Juel D. Lane Choreographer’s Corner. The renowned Atlanta-native dancer and choreographer leads a two-day intensive dance workshop. January 19–20. Southwest Fulton Arts Center.

Romeo and Juliet. The Bolshoi Ballet broadcasts its production of Prokofiev’s classic ballet with choreography by Alexei Ratmansky. January 21. Area movie theaters.


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. January 24–February 15. Tickets on sale beginning January 17. Various Atlanta venues.

Shaun the Sheep. The Center for Puppetry Arts screens episodes of Richard Starzak’s beloved British stop-motion animated television series about a sheep’s adventures around a small farm as the leader of his flock. January 20 at 1 p.m. Center for Puppetry Arts.

A Page of Madness

A Page of Madness. Cantos Y Cuentos string quartet performs a live music score to the rediscovered 1926 Japanese surrealist silent film by Teinosuke Kinugasa. January 21 at 8 p.m. Eyedrum.

Jurassic Park. The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra plays the orchestral score live alongside a screening of Steven Spielberg’s 1993 film. January 20–21. Symphony Hall.

Mary and the Witch’s Flower. Studio Ponoc’s debut film by Academy Award-nominated director Hiromasa Yonebayashi is based on the 1971 young adult novel The Little Broomstick about a young girl who gains magical powers for one day. January 18. Area movie theaters.