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.
Boyman. RowdyDowdy presents David Iduate’s new superhero drag musical. June 29–July 2. RowdyDowdy.
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.
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 15. Rich Theatre, Woodruff Arts Center.
Peter Pan. Serenbe Playhouse presents a new outdoor world premiere version of author J.M. Barrie’s classic tale. Through August 26. Serenbe.
These Foresights. Atlanta dance company glo and choreographer Lauri Stallings present a new series of public performances in collaboration with spoken word artist Big Rube. June 27–July 11. Various Atlanta locations.
Moving in the Spirit Summer Dance Tour 2018. Moving in the Spirit, an award-winning creative youth development program based in Atlanta, presents its annual summer dance program, June 29 at 8 p.m. 7 Stages.
Percussion Showcase. The Bakery presents a concert of percussion ensembles and soloists featuring Klinchak, Up/Down Quartet, Corey Fico and Carey. June 26 at 8 p.m. The Bakery.
Diane Durrett. The renowned blues artist performs an outdoor concert as part of Callanwolde’s summer Jazz on the Lawn series. June 29 at 7:30 p.m. Callanwolde Fine Arts Center.
19th Annual Animation Show of Shows. The Plaza presents a screening of 16 exceptional, award-winning animated shorts from around the world. June 28. Plaza Theatre.
Hidden Figures. The Wren’s Nest in the West End presents a free outdoor screening of the 2016 film about black female mathematicians who worked at NASA during the Space Race. June 30 at 7 p.m. Wren’s Nest.
Maynard. A new documentary considers the life and career of Atlanta’s first African American mayor, Maynard Jackson. Plaza Theatre.
Emily Giffin, All We Ever Wanted. The author presents her new novel about three very different people brought together by a photograph drunkenly snapped at a party. June 28 at 7:30 p.m. Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta.
Ethan Kytle and Blain Roberts, Denmark Vesey’s Garden. The authors speak about their new book reflecting on slavery, Civil War history and Confederate memorials. June 26 at 7 p.m. Margaret Mitchell House.
ART + DESIGN
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.
Iconic Women Winemakers. Ponce City Market’s City Winery celebrates the industry’s most legendary female winemakers with tastings led by City Winery’s Stephanie Northrup, sommelier Brianna Pope-Pettis and winemaker Faith Drew. June 28 at 7 p.m. City Winery.
Yuri Suzuki: Sonic Playground. Renowned Japanese designer Yuri Suzuki presents a playful installation of colorful sculptures that modify and transmit sound in unusual ways. Through 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. 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.
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: 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.
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.
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.