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What to see, hear and do this week, October 12–18

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Conversations with Contemporary Artists: Amelie Klein and Zanele Muholi. Vitra Design Museum curator Amelie Klein and South African visual activist Zanele Muholi discuss Muholi’s development as a photographer and her advocacy on behalf of the South African LGBTQ community. October 15 at 2 p.m. High Museum.

‘And Something Magical Happened’: Baseball Photographs by Walter Iooss. An exhibition of photographs by one of the most prolific American sports photographers of the 20th century features works from the Carlos Museum’s permanent collection and from private collections. Through January 7, 2018. Carlos Museum.


AfroPunk Atlanta. Solange, Willow Smith, Danny Brown, Flatbush Zombies, Young Fathers, Algiers, Moses Sumney, Sam Dew and Jamila Woods headline the second edition of the Atlanta AfroPunk festival. October 14–15. 787 Windsor St.

Willie Nelson & Family. The legendary singer-songwriter performs an outdoor concert at Chastain Park Amphitheatre. October 14 at 7:30 p.m. Chastain Park Amphitheatre.


Vivian: A Musical Ghost Story. Atlanta Lyric Theatre presents a new musical by Atlanta-based collaborators Chase Peacock and Jessica De Maria starring Travis Smith and Brittany Ellis. October 11–14. Studio in the Square.

The Way We Get By. Pinch ‘n’ Ouch presents a new production of Neil LaBute’s 2015 play about a man and woman dealing with each other the morning after a drunken one-night stand. Opens October 12. Runs through November 11. Pinch ‘n’ Ouch Theatre.


Tanya Osensky, Shortchanged: Height Discrimination and Strategies for Social Change. The author discusses her new book challenging the notion that taller is better. October 14 at 4 p.m. A Cappella Books.

Andrea Ritchie, Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color. The author, an attorney advocating against police violence, discusses her new book on the subject. October 13 at 7:30 p.m. Charis Books.


Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre. Five former Atlanta Ballet dancers unveil their new company in a series of world premiere performances. ArtsATL editor Scott Freeman covered the creation of the new troupe. October 12–15. Westside Cultural Arts Center.


The King’s Choice. Norwegian director Erik Poppe’s new biographical war film dramatizes King Haakon VII’s decision to support a continuation of fighting the German invasion forces rather than surrender Norway to the Nazis. Opens October 13. Landmark Midtown Art Cinema.

Sidemen: The Long Road to Glory. A new documentary considers the lives and legacies of piano player Pinetop Perkins, drummer Willie “Big Eyes” Smith and guitarist Hubert Sumlin who were the sidemen of famous blues musicians Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf. Opens October 13. Plaza Theatre.