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A dancer in the Paris Opera ballet corps catches her breath backstage in a scene from director Jean-Stéphane Bron’s new documentary The Paris Opera. The film opens November 10 in Atlanta. (Photo courtesy of Film Movement.)

What to see, hear and do this week, November 9–16


The Paris Opera. Swiss director Jean-Stephane Bron’s new documentary goes behind the scenes for a season at one of the world’s most iconic art institutions. Opens November 10. Landmark Midtown Art Cinema.

Men of Bronze. A documentary film traces the stories of black American soldiers of the 369th US Infantry Regiment, known as the “Harlem Hellfighters,” who served with the French army in World War I. A panel discussion with military veterans follows the screening. November 15 at 6:30 p.m. Jones Room, Woodruff Library, Emory University.

Casablanca. Turner Classic Movies hosts screenings of the classic 1942 film starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman at cinemas across the country in honor of the movie’s 75th anniversary. November 12 and 15. Area movie theaters.


An image from Jessica Caldas’ Carrying On series. (Photo courtesy the artist.)

Jessica Caldas: Infringed. Twin Radius presents a new multimedia installation from the Atlanta-based artist that addresses the history of the second amendment, gun control and violence in the US. Opening Saturday, November 11, at 6 p.m. Exhibition through January 12. CenterForm.

More Than Self: Living the Vietnam War. A new exhibition highlights the Atlanta History Center’s collection of 650 war-related oral histories with photographs, documents and artifacts. November 11–March 18. 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. Through May 27. High Museum.

Nancy Floyd: Weathering Time. A new exhibition features selections from photographer Nancy Floyd’s 35-year archive of photographs documenting her daily life. Through December 2. Whitespace Gallery.

The Collector’s Eye: Masters of 20th Century Photography. An exhibition of photographs from the collection of Robert Yellowlees includes work by Berenice Abbott, Ansel Adams, Harry Callahan, Imogen Cunningham, Dorothea Lange, Helen Levitt, Arnold Newman, Alexander Rodchenko, Alfred Stieglitz and Edward Weston. Through December 21. Lumiere.

Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design. A new touring exhibition looks at contemporary African design with works by more than 120 artists including sculpture, prints, fashion, furniture, film, photography, apps, maps and digital comics. ArtsATL critic Kelundra Smith writes about the show and its intriguing new look at an often misunderstood continent. Through January 7. High Museum.

Atlanta Gallery Collective. Ponce City Market showcases works from 10 top Atlanta galleries in a busy space near its popular Central Food Hall. ArtsATL critic Andrew Alexander previews the highly visible new pop-up and interviews some of the participating gallerists about what the new opportunity might mean for the Atlanta art scene. Ponce City Market.


Louis Prima Jr. (Photo by Shane O’Neal.)

Louis Prima Jr. The trumpeter, son of the great Louis Prima, performs a concert backed by his band and supported by vocalist Gwen Hughes. November 14 at 8 p.m. City Winery.

Ringo Starr and His Allstarr Band. The former Beatle performs with a group of all-star backup musicians formed in 2012: Todd Rundgren, Gregg Rolie, Steve Lukather, Richard Page, Warren Ham and Gregg Bissonette. November 11 at 8 p.m. Fox Theatre.

James Armstrong. With his engaging songs and old-school guitar lines, Armstrong is one of the strongest of the new generation blues artists who are keeping the flame alive. He is touring behind a terrific new album, Blues Been Good To Me. November 10 at 9 p.m. Blind Willie’s.

Bach Under the Stars. The Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta presents members of the Vega String Quartet performing Bach’s works for solo strings under the stars of the Emory Planetarium, with commentary by astrophysicist and planetarium director Erin Bonning. November 10 at 7 and 9 p.m. Emory Planetarium.

With Love, We Resist. Soprano Amy Petrongelli and Atlanta-based contemporary chamber ensemble Bent Frequency perform a concert based around the theme of resistance to injustice and inequality, with works by Frederic Rzewski, Daniel Felsenfeld, Dorothy Hindman, Eve Beglarian and Christopher Cerrone. November 11 at 8 p.m. Kopleff Recital Hall.

Mahler’s Seventh Symphony. Atlanta Symphony Orchestra music director Robert Spano conducts Mahler’s Seventh Symphony and soloist Steven Isserlis on Schumann’s Cello Concerto. November 9 and 11. Symphony Hall.


Cardboard Piano. Actor’s Express presents the Atlanta premiere of Hansol Jung’s new play about a pair of girls who hold a makeshift wedding in northern Uganda which is interrupted by the arrival of conflict and war. November 11–December 3. Actor’s Express.

Home Brew. 7 Stages presents a festival of new play readings including works by Daryl Fazio, Mark Kendall, Theroun Patterson and Topher Payne. November 9–18. 7 Stages.

Arden of Faversham. Resurgens Theatre presents an original practice production of the 1592 Elizabethan play depicting the real-life murder of Thomas Arden by his wife Alice Arden and her lover, and their subsequent discovery and punishment. November 13–17. Shakespeare Tavern.

Morningside. Georgia Ensemble Theatre presents the world premiere of Atlanta playwright Topher Payne’s new comedy about a baby shower gone wrong. Through November 12. Georgia Ensemble Theatre.


Isabel Allende, In the Midst of Winter. ArtsATL critic Gail O’Neill speaks with the acclaimed author about her latest novel. November 16 at 7 p.m. Atlanta History Center.

Hillary Clinton. The former First Lady and 2016 presidential candidate speaks about What Happened. November 13 at 7:30 p.m. Fox Theatre.

Colm Tóibín, Reading and Book Signing. The award-winning Irish writer delivers the 2017 Richard Ellmann Lectures in Modern Literature on the theme of “Wilde, Yeats & Joyce: Three Writers & Their Fathers.” November 12–14. Glenn Auditorium, Emory University.

Scott Kelly, Endurance. The astronaut who spent a record-breaking year aboard the International Space Station discusses his new memoir recounting his experience. November 9 at 7 p.m. Atlanta History Center.

Alexandra Zapruder, Twenty-Six Seconds. Abraham Zapruder’s granddaughter, National Jewish Book Award winner Alexandra Zapruder, recounts the creation of her grandfather’s infamous home movie of the Kennedy assassination and its path through history. November 9 at 7:30 p.m. Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta.


Bouquet. Eight Atlanta-based contemporary choreographers present new work. November 10–12. 7 Stages.

Suspended Vision. The Kennesaw State Department of Dance performs classical and contemporary choreography by KSU Dance faculty and guest artists. November 9–11. KSU Dance Theater, Marietta Campus.