Your Source For The Arts In Atlanta


Isle of Dogs. Wes Anderson’s latest animated film imagines the dogs of Megasaki City exiled to a vast garbage dump. Opens in Atlanta March 28. Area movie theaters.

The China Hustle. Jed Rothstein’s new documentary takes a look at Chinese companies, the American stock market and opportunistic greed. Opens March 30. Landmark Midtown Art Cinema.


An 1828 illustration by Frank Howard shows a scene from Love’s Labour’s Lost. Atlanta Shakespeare Tavern opens a new production of Shakespeare’s classic this week. (Image via Wikimedia Commons)

Love’s Labour’s Lost. Three young men try to honor a pledge to avoid the opposite sex, food, drink and sleep, for the sake of becoming more intellectual and contemplative in Shakespeare’s classic comedy. March 31–April 22. Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse.

Wakandatlanta. Scene and Song offers an Atlanta-themed evening of skits and music riffing on Black Panther. March 28 at 9 p.m. Highland Inn.

Hospice + Pointing at the Moon. As part of its on-the-road season, the Alliance Theatre presents the world premieres of two one-act plays by playwright-in-residence Pearl Cleage at the Southwest Fulton Arts Center. Through April 15. Southwest Fulton Arts Center.

Mass Appeal. Stage Door presents a new production of Bill C. Davis’ two-character play about a complacent elderly pastor and an idealistic young deacon. Through April 15. Stage Door Players.

Anna Bella Eema. Vernal & Sere Theatre presents Lisa D’Amour’s mother-daughter musical ghost story set in a trailer park. Through April 1. Robert Mello Studio, Doraville.

Hook’s Revenge. Deer Bear Wolf’s theater group Transgression presents the final installment of its series of interactive site-specific plays retelling the story of Peter Pan, with the pirate ship at Atlanta landmark restaurant Dante’s Down the Hatch standing in for Hook’s ship. Through March 31. Dante’s Down the Hatch, Underground Atlanta.

Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat. The Center for Puppetry Arts’ Jon Ludwig directs a puppet version of the National Theatre of Great Britain’s musical adaptation of the classic Dr. Seuss’ children’s story. Through May 13. Center for Puppetry Arts.

Freaky Friday. Horizon presents a new production of the Disney family musical about a mother and daughter who switch places. Through April 22. Horizon Theatre.

Waiting for Balloon. The Alliance reprises its Theater for the Very Young production about two childlike clowns waiting for a mysterious balloon. Through April 1. Alliance Black Box Theatre.

Mamma Mia. Aurora presents a new production of the ABBA jukebox musical. Through April 22. Aurora Theatre.


Black Velvet opens this week at Symphony Hall. (Image courtesy Shamel Pitts and Mirelle Martins)

Black Velvet: Architectures and Archetypes. Tanz Farm and glo present a dance installation by Shamel Pitts and Mirelle Martins set backstage at Symphony Hall. March 27–29. Symphony Hall.

Next Door. Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre performs a world premiere work by Los Angeles-based choreographer Danielle Agami. March 30–31. KSU Dance Theatre.

Travels Around China: Circles of Love and Departure. Atlanta Chinese Dance Company presents a dance journey through the traditional styles of China’s geographic regions, including New York guest artist Tony Liao performing face-changing, or “bian lian,” from the tradition of Sichuan opera. March 31. Infinite Energy Theater.


Anthony Ray Hinton, The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row. The author speaks about his new book detailing the 30 years he spent on death row for a crime he did not commit. March 29 at 7 p.m. Carter Center.

Leslie Odom Jr., Failing Up. Little Shop of Stories presents the Tony and Grammy-winning star of Hamilton speaking about his book focusing on personal stories about his life and career. March 29 at 7 p.m. Presser Hall, Agnes Scott College.

YATL. Georgia Center for the Book offers a new late-night-style talk show about young adult literature, the latest episode featuring Marie Marquardt, Rachael Hawkins, Ash Parsons and Ashley Poston. March 28 at 7 p.m. Decatur Library.

Aimee Nezhukumatathil. The award-winning Chicago-native poet reads from her work. March 30 at 4 p.m. Jones Room, Woodruff Library, Emory University.


Atlanta Photography Group director Beth Lilly and artist Peter Bahouth check out some of his stereoscopic images in preparation for his upcoming exhibition Recognition. (Image courtesy APG)

Choice + Peter Bahouth: Recognition. Atlanta Photography Group presents two concurrent exhibitions: Choice, a group show featuring self-chosen work by more than 30 artists, and Recognition, a site-specific installation featuring new stereoscopic portraits by Peter Bahouth. March 29–April 28. Atlanta Photography Group.

Interrupted. MINT Gallery presents its fifth annual juried exhibition. Opening reception March 31 at 7 p.m. Exhibition through May 26. 92 Peachtree Street.

Kit Reuther: New Abstractions. The self-taught, Nashville-based painter and sculptor shows new abstract paintings. Through May 5. Sandler Hudson Gallery.

Post-War Modernists. Sugar Hill Art Gallery shows works from the permanent collection of Brenau University including works by Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, Louise Bourgeois and Helen Frankenthaller. Opening reception March 29 at 6 p.m. Exhibition through May 11. Sugar Hill Art Gallery.

Pete Schulte: The Lamplighter. The artist unveils new works on paper and a wall installation in the main gallery at Whitespace and site-specific projects in both of the gallery’s ancillary spaces, whitespec and shedspace. Opening reception March 30 at 7 p.m. Artist talk March 31 at 2 p.m. Exhibition through May 5. Whitespace Gallery.

Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi’s design for Olympic Sculpture Park in Seattle (Image courtesy the architects)

Marion Weiss & Michael Manfredi: Drifting Symmetries. The award-winning architectural partners speak about their work. March 29 at 7 p.m. Woodruff Arts Center.

Mexicantown, A Liminal Blur. Renowned Atlanta-based practice Mack Scogin and Merrill Elam Architects present their firm’s contribution to the United States Pavilion at the 15th Architecture Biennale: a proposal for renewal in the Mexicantown neighborhood of Detroit. Through April 27. Stubbins Gallery, Georgia Tech.

Lucinda. Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia presents an exhibition of works by Lucinda Bunnen from its permanent collection, including a recent new portfolio acquisition as well as four new works from her Nicaragua Series. Through May 19. MOCA-GA.

Easy Air. A new group exhibition features work by Ridley Howard, Scott Ingram and Christina West alongside two solo exhibitions, Craig Drennen’s Painters and Tyler Beard’s Shorelines. Through May 12. Hathaway Gallery.

Dale Niles: Life Revisited. The Georgia artist presents a new exhibition of photographic collage. Through April 18. Brickworks Gallery.

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 July 5. Atlanta History Center.

A Journey through Time: Works of the American Guild of Judaic Art. A juried exhibition presents works from the American Guild of Judaic Art including paintings, weavings, quilts, sculpture, jewelry and photography. Through May 10. Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta.

A self-portrait by Erin Vaiskauckas is part of the group exhibition Le Chic at Poem 88. (Courtesy the artist/Poem 88)

Le Chic. A group show presents seven women artists — Carol John, JoAnne Paschall, Justine Rubin, Sharon Shapiro, Hannah Tarr, Zuzka Vaclavik and Erin Vaiskauckas — exploring pop sensibilities. Through April 14. Poem 88.

Inner City Urban: Vine City. Photographer Rose Smith presents her images documenting Atlanta’s Vine City community. Through April 29. Auburn Avenue Research Library.

Visions of the Imagination. Russell Carter Jones and Kodac Harrison collaborate on an exhibition of paintings and photography. Through April 30. The Defoor Centre.

All That Is Holy. A group show features new work by Rose M. Barron, Daniel Biddy, Elyse Defoor, Deborah Hutchinson, Charity Lindop and Robert Sherer. Through April 28. Blue Mark Studios.

Sandra Mujinga: ILYNL (It’s Like You Never Left). Atlanta Contemporary hosts the Norwegian artist’s video installation. Through April 1. Atlanta Contemporary Art Center.

Designing Playful Cities. An interactive exhibition considers the many ways designers incorporate spaces for play and fun into urban environments. Museum of Design Atlanta.

Hood Alchemy. AD “Kaya” Clark and Ralph “rEN” Dillard curate a group show of Atlanta photographers. Through April 21. South Fulton Arts Center.

Nikita Gale: Keynote Drift. The Los Angeles-based artist and former Atlantan creates a new installation for Atlanta Contemporary’s raw Chute Space. Through April 1. Atlanta Contemporary Art Center.

Beyond Words. A new group exhibition curated by Hope Cohn considers how artists combine words and images, featuring new work from John Beadles, Jessica Caldas, Marcia Cohen, Bethany Collins, Craig Drennen, Jason Francisco, Mary Stuart Hall, Ruth Laxson, Christine Mi, Michael David Murphy, Sarah Nathaniel, Esteban Patino, Lesley Ann Price, Lauri Stallings + glo, Karen Tauches, John Tindel and Larry Walker. Through April 6. Swan Coach House Gallery.

Anatoly Tsiris: Pulp Addiction. Alan Avery shows works by the Ukrainian-born, Charlotte-based woodturner. Through April 7. Alan Avery Art Company.

Keris Salmon: We Have Made These Lands What They Are. The Brooklyn-based photographer’s work combines words and images to reflect on African American and familial history. Through April 6. Arnika Dawkins Gallery.

The Future of America. A group show curated by Rebecca Dimling Cochran focuses on youth culture and features work by CYJO, Ruth Dusseault, Lauren Greenfield, Rania Matar, Forest McMullin, Bryan Melts and Darnell Wilburn. Through April 28. Hudgens Center for the Arts.

The Finnish Illusion. A new exhibition shows work by contemporary Finnish artists Ilona Cutts, Katja Tukiainen and Maria Wolfram. Through April 28. Spruill Gallery.

Joris Laarman Lab: Design in the Digital Age. An exhibition originated by the Groninger Museum, the Netherlands, shows furniture designs from throughout the career of innovative Dutch designer Joris Laarman. ArtsATL’s Gail O’Neill interviewed the designer as the exhibition opened. Through May 13. High Museum.

The Paul R. Jones Collection. The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia presents an exhibition of selections from one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of 20th-century African American art in the world, amassed over decades by the late collector Paul Raymond Jones. Through April 14. MOCA GA.

Striding Sphinx from the exhibition Divine Felines, Egypt, Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 22Dynasty 24, circa 945712 B.C.E., Bronze (Courtesy Carlos Museum/ Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund)

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.

Orchid Daze. The Botanical Garden’s Fuqua Orchid Center, the largest orchid center in the US, exhibits thousands of orchids in bloom during its annual celebratory event. Through April 1. Atlanta Botanical Garden.

Atlanta Gallery Collective. A temporary pop-up gallery exhibiting a rotating selection of work from 10 top Atlanta galleries extends its run through March 31. ArtsATL previewed the project as it opened in October. Through March 31. Ponce City Market.

Bruce Johnson: Exercise in Restraint. The Atlanta-based artist paints images of arrested civil rights leaders and advocates from the 1950s. ArtsATL‘s Kelundra Smith interviewed the artist. Through March 29. Gallery 72.

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. Through May 19. Spelman Museum of Art.

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

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. Through April 29. Hammonds House 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.

“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. ArtsATL‘s Kelundra Smith reviewed the show. Through April 29. High Museum.


The Metropolitan Opera’s new production of Così fan tutte is set on Coney Island in the 1950s. (Image courtesy Metropolitan Opera)

Così fan tutte. The Metropolitan Opera broadcasts its new production of Mozart’s classic comedy reimagined as taking place in 1950s Coney Island. March 31 and April 4. Area movie theaters.

Savannah Music Festival. A celebration of music across all genres brings world-class musicians to Savannah, GA, for two weeks of concerts and events. March 29–April 14. Various venues, Savannah.

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