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Fantastic Planet. Atlanta’s historic Plaza Theatre screens the restored print of René Laloux’s animated sci-fi classic. June 21 at 9:30 p.m. Plaza Theatre.

Cinebash. Atlanta Jewish Film Festival hosts a party honoring the work of legendary graphic designer Saul Bass. June 23 at 7 p.m. Atlanta Contemporary Art Center.


Von Grey performs two shows at Eddie’s Attic this week.

Von Grey. The Atlanta band made up of sisters Annika, Fiona and Kathryn von Grey performs two shows at Eddie’s Attic. June 21–22. Eddie’s Attic.

The Manhattan Transfer. The 10-time Grammy Award-winning vocal group performs at Symphony Hall. June 22 at 7:30 p.m. Symphony Hall.


Freaky Friday in the Park. Horizon Theatre performs its popular production of the Walt Disney musical outdoors in Piedmont Park. June 20–23. Piedmont Park.

Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type. The Center for Puppetry Arts presents a new production based on the award-winning book by Doreen Cronin about what happens when Farmer Brown’s cows learn to type and go on strike. Through July 29. Center for Puppetry Arts.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Kennesaw State University presents a new outdoor production of Shakespeare’s classic comedy. Through June 23. Gazebo, Kennesaw State University.

The Color Purple. Actor’s Express presents a new production of the musical based on Alice Walker’s classic novel. Through July 29. Actor’s Express.

Winnie-the-Pooh. The Alliance Theatre presents a family musical based on A.A. Milne’s classic children’s stories in conjunction with the High Museum of Art’s Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic exhibition. Through July 8. Rich Theatre, Woodruff Arts Center.

Tarzan. Atlanta Lyric Theatre presents the Atlanta premiere of the Disney musical based on Edgar Rice Burroughs’ classic story. Through June 24. Jennie T. Anderson Theatre.

110 in the Shade. Theatrical Outfit presents a revival of the 1963 musical based on N. Richard Nash’s 1954 play The Rainmaker about a con artist who arrives in a small, drought-stricken town in Texas to convince its residents he can bring rain. Through June 24. Theatrical Outfit.

The Taming. Decatur-native playwright Lauren Gunderson’s political farce has a Miss America contestant, a liberal blogger and a conservative senatorial staffer seeking to revolutionize American government. Through June 24. Synchronicity Theatre.

Peter Pan. Serenbe Playhouse presents a new outdoor world premiere version of author J.M. Barrie’s classic tale. Through August 26. Serenbe.

[title of show]. Marietta Theatre Company presents the Tony-nominated musical about writing musicals, written by Hunter Bell with music and lyrics by Jeff Bowen. Through June 23. Lyric Studio on the Square.

The Street Corner Plays. Onion Man presents a collection of short plays all set on the corner of Magnolia Street and Pine Avenue. Through June 24. Onion Man Productions.

Citizens Market. Horizon’s Jeff Adler directs a new production of Cori Thomas’ comedy about a group of immigrants forming a makeshift family at the neighborhood market. Through June 24. Horizon Theatre.


glo’s performance work Liquid Culture brought movement to the streets of Midtown Atlanta in 2016. The company begins a series of movement classes called People Movement Shops this week. (Photo by Thom Baker)

People Movement Shops. Choreographer Lauri Stallings and dance company glo lead a series of workshops for people at all levels interested in new forms of movement. Tuesdays and Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. through July 21. Goat Farm Arts Center.


Darnell Moore is the author of a new memoir, No Ashes in the Fire, which reflects on his experiences growing up poor, queer and black. The author visits Atlanta June 18–20 to speak about his book. (Photo by Erik Carter)

Darnell L. Moore, No Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black and Free in America. The author and activist speaks about his new memoir reflecting on his experiences growing up poor, black and queer in America. June 18 at 7 p.m. at Edgewood Barnes and Noble and June 20 at 7:30 p.m. at Charis Books.

Mike Nemeth, Undiscovered Country. A young man confronts his tangled family history and its mysteries in the Atlanta-based author’s new novel. June 23 at 2 p.m. Tall Tales Book Shop.


Edward Hicks’ circa 1840 painting Peaceable Kingdom is part of the new exhibition Outliers and American Vanguard Art at the High Museum. (National Gallery of Art, Gift of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch)

Outliers and American Vanguard Art. An acclaimed exhibition from the National Gallery of Art considers the ways self-taught outsider artists have influenced the mainstream art world. June 24–September 30. High Museum.

ATL Peaches n’ Art Show. A festive art show features music, food, pop-up shops and work by more than 50 emerging artists. June 23 at 7 p.m. Peters Street Station.

Original South. Kibbee Gallery presents its fifth annual group show of small- to medium-sized works. Opening reception June 23 at 6 p.m. Kibbee Gallery.

Paint Love Artist Challenge. A live painting event features Atlanta artists Karen Anderson of Tiny Doors ATL, Brandon Sadler of Rising Red Lotus, Gina Kirlew, Josh Lafayette, Hannah Pearman of Hannah and the Cosmos and Jonny Warren of The Double Wolf, raising money for Paint Love, a nonprofit that brings arts programming to youth who face poverty or trauma across the metro Atlanta area. June 23 at 7 p.m. Max Media.

Yuri Suzuki: Sonic Playground. Renowned Japanese designer Yuri Suzuki presents a playful installation of colorful sculptures that modify and transmit sound in unusual ways. June 24–October 7. High Museum.

Won’t Lovers Revolt Now. A new group show curated by Birmingham collective The Fuel and Lumber Company includes work by Ben Estes, Rubens Ghenov, Iva Gueorguieva, Dana Haugaard, Las Hermanas Iglesias, Lisa Iglesias, Matt Phillips and Sarah Smith. Opening reception June 22 at 7 p.m. Exhibition through July 28. whitespace.

Jay Dusard: A Retrospective View, Camera to Digital Derringer. A retrospective exhibition features more than 60 photographs spanning five decades of work by the Pulitzer Prize-nominated photographer. Through August 19. Booth Museum, Cartersville.

Know South/No South. Richard McCabe, curator of photography at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, curates a new group show of photographers whose work explores the idea of Southern identity in the 21st century. Through July 14. Atlanta Photography Group.

Rusty Miller: The compassionate eye in forgotten Atlanta. Susan Todd-Raque curates works by Rusty Miller, an Atlanta street photographer who died in 1992. Exhibition through August 10. Gallery 72.

Food: Our Global Kitchen. An exhibition from New York’s American Museum of Natural History considers the many ways of food cultivation, transportation and preparation across cultures and throughout history. Through August 19. Fernbank Museum.

Amelia Carley & Ally White: A daydream will last along into the night. A two-person exhibition shows new work from the Atlanta-based painters. Through July 21. Hathaway Gallery.

Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic. The High Museum becomes the first stop in the US for the Victoria and Albert Museum’s exhibition exploring the lasting legacy of the characters created by author A.A. Milne and illustrator E. H. Shepard. Through September 2. High Museum.

The Summer Swan Coach House Invitational. An annual group show curated by the Swan Coach House’s Karen Tauches presents ceramics, fibers and folk art. Through August 10. Swan Coach House Gallery.

Embodied Beauty: Sculptures by Karen LaMonte. A new exhibition features 32 dress sculptures across various media including glass, bronze and iron. Through September 2. Hunter Museum of Art, Chattanooga.

Tummy Kisses. A new group show curated by Tempus Projects includes work by Tampa artists Neil Bender, Ben Galaday, Jenn Ryann Miller, Gary Schmitt, Chasity Williams and Matthew Drennan Wicks. Through June 23. Day & Night Projects.

Time Like the Present. Sarah Higgins curates selected works by printmakers who consider historical narratives in the processes of traditional printmaking. Through July 29. Zuckerman Museum of Art.

Them from the Planets, ATL. A new group exhibition inspired by musician Dexter Wansel and his album Life On Mars features work by artists inspired by sci-fi, fantasy, futurism and jazz. Through July 13. Southwest Arts Center.

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

Larry Walker: The Early Years. A new exhibition, part one of a two-part retrospective, considers the early years of the beloved Atlanta-based artist, GSU professor and father of Kara Walker. Through July 31. Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia.

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.

Barbecue Nation. In celebration of National Barbecue Month, a new exhibition explores barbecue’s enduring place at the American table. Through June 16, 2019. Atlanta History Center.

Unraveled. A new group exhibition features individual and collaborative work from Luca Barolli, Lauren Betty, Andrew Catanese and Igor Korsunskiy. Through July 8. Blue Mark Studios.

Jean Larson paints a wall mural for her exhibition at Alan Avery Art Company. (Courtesy the artist/Alan Avery)

Jean Larson: Permanence and Impermanence. The painter shows new work influenced by Iceland’s natural environment. Through July 14. Alan Avery Art Company.

The Wonder of It All. An 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.

Welcome To Atlanta: Charles H. Nelson, A Retrospective. Fahamu Pecou curates works in a new retrospective by Atlanta-based multimedia artist Charles H. Nelson. Through July 15. Hammonds House Museum.

Imaginary Worlds: Once Upon a Time. Fantastic creatures made of plants bring the Atlanta Botanical Garden to life. Through October 28. Atlanta Botanical Garden.

Bloom Where You’re Planted. A new exhibition features highlights from the collection of Deen Day Sanders including paintings by Severin Roesen, Thomas Sully, Jasper Francis Cropsey, Thomas Moran, John G. Brown, John Singer Sargent, Winslow Homer, Mary Cassatt, Childe Hassam and Ernest Lawson. Through July 29. Georgia Museum of Art.

Making Change: The Art and Craft of Activism. A new exhibition explores how contemporary artists and crafters are employing traditional crafts in political activism and social justice movements. Through September 9. Museum of Design Atlanta.

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.

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

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.

Langdon Clay: Cars. Jackson Fine Art shows works from the photographer’s cars series created between 1974 and 1976. Through July 7. Jackson Fine Art.

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 June 24. Atlanta History Center.

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.

¡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.

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