Your Source For The Arts In Atlanta

Kate Robards’ one-woman show PolySHAMory about her experience in a polyamorous relationship will be part of this weekend’s Atlanta Fringe Festival. (Photo by Rex Lott)

What to see, hear and do this week, June 4–10


Atlanta Fringe Festival. Twinhead Theatre presents the annual festival of independent and DIY theater, dance, cabaret, music and more. June 610. Various Atlanta venues.

Third. A progressive professor accuses a conservative student of plagiarism in Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Wendy Wasserstein’s 2005 drama. June 817. Out of Box.

Tarzan. Atlanta Lyric Theatre presents the Atlanta premiere of the Disney musical based on Edgar Rice Burroughs’ classic story. June 824. Jennie T. Anderson Theatre.

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. June 7July 8. Rich Theatre, Woodruff Arts Center.

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.

Benjamin Franklin: American Gigolo. Dad’s Garage parodies the Hamilton craze with a part-fact, part-fiction musical spoof based on the life of founding father Ben Franklin. Through June 9. Dad’s Garage.

The cast of Crowns (Courtesy Dominion Entertainment)

Crowns. Dominion Entertainment Group presents a new production of Regina Taylor’s 2002 Off-Broadway gospel musical hit inspired by the bestselling photo book Crowns: Portraits of Black Women in Church Hats. Through June 10. Southwest 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.

Hamilton. A touring production of the monster Broadway hit stops at the Fabulous Fox for a two-week, 24-performance run. Through June 10. Fox Theatre.

Living on Love. Stage Door presents a new production of Joe DiPietro’s comedy about a famous husband and wife maestro and diva who hire attractive young ghostwriters to tell the story of their lives. Through June 10. Stage Door.

[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. June 823. 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. June 824. Onion Man Productions.

Breath and Imagination. A new play dramatizes the life of Georgian Roland Hayes, son of former slaves and the first African American classical vocalist to achieve worldwide fame. Through June 10. ART Station, Stone Mountain.

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.


Keri Merritt, Masterless Men: Poor Whites and Slavery in the Antebellum South. Analyzing land policy, labor and legal history, the historian’s new work considers what happens to excess workers when a capitalist system is predicated on slave labor. June 5 at 7 p.m. Carter Library.

Hannah Pittard, Visible Empire. The author reads from her new novel about the grief and panic that struck the city of Atlanta following the Orly Air Crash of 1962. June 5 at 7 p.m. Margaret Mitchell House.


ASO music director Robert Spano has collaborated with Lauri Stallings and her dance company glo four times. The artists will work together again in the 2018–19 season. An event this weekend at the Goat Farm will reveal some of the ideas and process behind the upcoming project. (Photo by Thom Baker/glo)

glo: Mother: Works in Process. Atlanta dance company glo and choreographer Lauri Stallings reveal some of the movement behind the company’s upcoming collaboration with Atlanta Symphony Orchestra music director Robert Spano. June 9 at 3 p.m. Goat Farm Arts Center.

Bolshoi Ballet’s Coppélia. Fathom Events broadcasts the Bolshoi Ballet’s production of the classic ballet with choreography by Sergei Vikharev after Marius Petipa and Enrico Cecchetti. June 10 at 12:55 p.m. Area cinemas.


Annette Bening as Irina and Jon Tenney as Doctor Dorn in The Seagull (Photo By Abbott Genser/Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics)

The Seagull. Saoirse Ronan, Annette Bening and Corey Stoll star in Michael Mayer’s new film version of Chekhov’s classic play. Opens June 8. Landmark Midtown Art Cinema.

The Big Lebowski. The Dude still abides in this classic by the Coen brothers, screening for free at Ponce City Market’s City Winery alongside a Dude Lookalike Contest and White Russian drink specials. June 4 at 8 p.m. City Winery.

Summer 1993. Carla Simón’s new Spanish drama tells the story of a six-year-old orphan who goes to live with her uncle and his family after her parents die of AIDS. Opens June 8. Landmark Midtown Art Cinema.


Belle and Sebastian. The Glasgow band led by Stuart Murdoch tours in support of its latest trio of EPs titled How to Solve Our Human Problems. June 10 at 8 p.m. Tabernacle.

Tunes from the Tombs. Drivin’ N Cryin’ heads a lineup of bands performing outdoors at historic Oakland Cemetery. June 9. Oakland Cemetery.

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. The Atlanta Opera presents a new production of Stephen Sondheim’s classic musical with baritone Michael Mayes in the title role and Maria Zifchak as Mrs. Lovett. June 917. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.

AMP Summer Series Opening Night. Atlanta Music Project opens its summer series with a performance featuring acclaimed British soprano Alison Buchanan. June 8 at 7 p.m. Sylvan Hills Middle School Auditorium.

Joan Armatrading. The legendary singer-songwriter performs four shows in Atlanta. June 47. City Winery.

Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade and Debussy’s Prelude to The Afternoon of a Faun. Music Director Robert Spano and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra close out the 2017–18 season with performances of classic works by Rimsky-Korsakov and Debussy. June 79. Symphony Hall.

Madison Chamber Music Festival. Artistic director and Atlanta Symphony principal cellist Christopher Rex presents a lineup of chamber music in Madison, Georgia. Through June 10. Madison-Morgan Cultural Center.


Joshua Dudley Greer’s work Dallas, Texas is part of the new exhibition Know South/No South at Atlanta Photography Group. (Courtesy the artist/APG)

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. June 8July 14. Atlanta Photography Group.

Woodruff Free Family Festival. Alliance Theatre, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and High Museum of Art host a free family-fun festival featuring music and visual and performing arts activities, including free performances of the Alliance Theatre’s production of Winnie-the-Pooh and free admission to the High Museum of Art’s Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic exhibition. June 10. Woodruff Arts Center.

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. June 9August 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. Opening reception June 7 at 6 p.m. Exhibition 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 focuses on ceramics, fiber and folk art. (Artist: Robert Chamberlin)

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.

Pastiche Lumumba: Don’t @ Me. The Brooklyn-based artist and former Atlantan shows new work combining painting, sculpture and internet memes alongside work by Nandi Love, Jenson Leonard and Zach Fox. Through June 8. Wish Gallery.

Leigh Ann Culver: Human Nature. The Georgia-native artist shows new charcoal drawings. Through June 12. South Fulton Arts Center.

Matt Haffner: Harmonic Dysfunction. Whitespace presents a new solo exhibition by the Atlanta-based photographer and mixed-media artist alongside Long-Lasting Chew by CC Calloway in the gallery’s whitespec space. Through June 16. Whitespace Gallery.

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. The painter shows new work influenced by the 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.

M.C. Escher +. An exhibition of prints by the legendary graphic artist accompanies contemporary work by Dick Esterle, George Hart, Miranda Herrick, Paul Hildebrandt, Akio Hizume, Marc Pelletier, Clark Richert, Erin Sledd, Fabien Vienne and Scott Vorthman. Through June 9. Different Trains Gallery.

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.

A new exhibition at Museum of Design Atlanta considers the many ways activists have used crafting in political activism. (Image courtesy MODA)

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.

Alfred Conteh: Visions of a Cultural Commentator and Dylan Pierce’s Legacy of Hope: Studies in Africa. Two new exhibitions focus on the work of Atlanta-based artists: a retrospective show of Alfred Conteh’s body of work encompassing realistic portraiture and symbolic abstraction and Dylan Pierce’s work inspired by his travels to Swaziland, Botswana and South Africa. Through June 17. Marietta Cobb Art Museum.

Elyse Defoor: Unbridled. In sculpture, photography and other media, the artist explores various human experiences including marriage, restraint, death, rebirth and freedom. Through June 7. Gallery 72.

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.

William Downs: Inhuman. The artist and GSU professor presents new work. Through June 9. Sandler Hudson Gallery.

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.

Images of Awakening: Buddhist Sculpture from Pakistan and Afghanistan. A new exhibition curated by UGA associate professor of art history Nicolas Morrissey highlights the Buddhist artistic heritage of ancient Gandhara. Through June 17. Georgia Museum of 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.