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Nabucco. The Metropolitan Opera rebroadcasts its production of Verdi’s classic opera starring Plácido Domingo and Liudmyla Monastyrska to movie theaters around the world as part of an ongoing series of summer encores. July 12. Area movie theaters.
Michael Feinstein. The renowned pianist and singer performs an outdoor summer concert of the songs of Frank Sinatra at the Botanical Garden. July 7 at 8 p.m. Atlanta Botanical Garden.
ART + DESIGN
Universal and Sublime: The Vessels of Magdalene Odondu. A new show traces the trajectory of the Kenyan-born British ceramicist’s work over the course of three decades including new pieces created especially for the exhibition. Through October 15. High Museum.
Paul Anthony Smith: Walls Without Borders. The Jamaican-born artist’s oil-on-canvas paintings and picotage-on-pigment prints explore his autobiography, issues of identity and the African Diaspora. Through July 30. Atlanta Contemporary Art Center.
Heathers: The Musical. OnStage Atlanta presents the 2014 Off-Broadway musical based on the 1988 cult film about a killing spree among the kids in a popular clique at a high school in Sherwood, Ohio. July 7–August 13. OnStage Atlanta.
Between Riverside and Crazy. True Colors presents the Atlanta premiere of Stephen Adly Guirgis’ 2015 Pulitzer Prize-winning play. July 11–August 6. Southwest Arts Center.
Ben Mezrich, Woolly. The author discusses his new nonfiction work focusing on a group of Harvard scientists who sequenced the DNA of a frozen woolly mammoth in a quest to bring the extinct species back to life. July 9 at 7:30 p.m. Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta.
Joshilyn Jackson and Patti Callahan Henry: Book Launch and Reception. Georgia Center for the Book celebrates the publication of two new works: Joshilyn Jackson’s The Almost Sisters and Patti Callahan Henry’s The Bookshop at Water’s End. July 11 at 7 p.m. Toco Hill-Avis G. Williams Library
The First Annual Kente Dance and Traditional Ball. A new event celebrates traditional Ghanaian dance, fashion and culture in Atlanta. July 8 at 7 p.m. Garden Plaza Hotel, Morrow.
The Sea. In this 2013 film based on the John Banville novel of the same name, a man returns to the sea where he spent his childhood summers in search of peace following the death of his wife. Opens July 7. Plaza Theatre.
The Journey. A new British-Irish drama focuses on the true story of the development of friendship between former political enemies Ian Paisley and Martin McGuinness. Opens July 7. Landmark Midtown Art Cinema.