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Sutton Foster. The Tony-winning Broadway star returns to her native Georgia to perform at the new Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center at City Springs. August 18 at 8 p.m. Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center at City Springs.

Lyle Lovett. The singer, composer and actor performs songs from throughout his multi-decade, award-winning career. August 14 at 8 p.m. Symphony Hall.

Trombone Shorty’s Voodoo Threauxdown. Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Galactic, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, New Breed Brass Band and more perform a New Orleans-themed outdoor jazz concert. August 19 at 8 p.m. Chastain Park Amphitheater.


A new exhibition of textiles by Junco Sato Pollack opens at Swan Coach House Gallery this week. (Courtesy the artist/Swan Coach House)

Meditation in Space and Time. An exhibition curated by Marianne Lambert shows new textiles by Junco Sato Pollack. August 16–September 21. Swan Coach House Gallery.

Deanna Sirlin. The acclaimed Atlanta artist shows new works including paintings, mixed-media collages, animation and a large-scale window installation created for the gallery. Opening August 16 at 6 p.m. Gallery 72.

Kirstin Mitchell. The artist gives a performance and talk related to her MOCA GA exhibition Miecznikowski. August 14 at 7 p.m. Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia.

For Home and Country: World War I Posters from the Blum Collection. A new exhibition shows World War I propaganda posters from the collection of the late UGA professor and entomologist Murray Blum. August 18November 11. Georgia Museum of Art, Athens.

Alex C. Kerr: Gruesome Grin. The ceramicist and MINT Leap Year artist shows new work. August 18–September 22. MINT Gallery.


Delia Owens, Where the Crawdads Sing. The co-author of three internationally bestselling nonfiction books about her life as a wildlife scientist in Africa presents her first novel. August 15 at 7:15 p.m. Decatur Library.

J. Courtney Sullivan, Saints for All Occasions. The New York Times bestselling author of Maine presents her latest novel about two sisters and the secret that drives them apart. August 14 at 7 p.m. Margaret Mitchell House.


Marlon Brando in The Godfather

The Godfather. Atlanta’s Tara Cinema celebrates its 50th anniversary with a weekly series of free screenings of classic films, including this week’s showing of Francis Ford Coppola’s 1972 classic The Godfather. August 16 at 1 and 7 p.m. UA Tara 4.

Elvis ‘68 Comeback Special. Fathom Events screens Elvis Presley’s 1968 television special at movie theaters across the nation in celebration of its 50th anniversary. August 16 and 20. Area movie theaters.

Cowboy Bepop. The Landmark screens the classic 1998 Japanese anime about bounty hunters in space. August 15 at 7 p.m. Landmark Midtown Art Cinema.


Atlanta actor and Emory professor Tim McDonough performs his new one-man show about death at the West End Performing Arts Center this week. (Charlie Watts)

A Bunch of Different Ways I’d Like to Die. Atlanta actor and Emory professor Tim McDonough performs his one-man show contemplating the final curtain. August 16–17. West End Performing Arts Center.

Book of Will. Decatur-native playwright Lauren Gunderson’s hit play about the friends and colleagues of William Shakespeare coming together to publish the First Folio after his death makes its Atlanta premiere. August 15–September 9. Theatrical Outfit.

Aida. Atlanta Lyric Theatre presents a new production of Elton John and Tim Rice’s musical based on Verdi’s classic love story set in Ancient Egypt. August 17–September 2. Jennie T. Anderson Theatre, Marietta.

Astral Cosmica. Addled Muse Fire Theater performs a pyrotechnic show with a celestial cyberpunk theme set to an original synth-rock score. August 18 at 7 p.m. Blue Mark Studios.


rather than some things appearing to rise up soft to your chest and a whole lotta’ mercyHudgens Center for Art and Learning presents a new movement-based, site-specific installation by 2017 Hudgens Prize winner Lauri Stallings and her company glo. August 11–October 6. Hudgens Center for Art and Learning.


A puppet of a lion

A new production of Michael Haverty’s puppet adaptation of Aesop’s Fables opens at Center for Puppetry Arts this week. (Rod Reilly)

The Tortoise, the Hare and Other Aesop’s Fables. The Center for Puppetry Arts presents Michael Haverty’s adaptation of the classic animal fables of Aesop. August 14–September 23. Center for Puppetry Arts.

Earthflight. A 3D nature documentary uses state-of-the-art aerial techniques and cameras to document different species of birds on their seasonal journeys. Through December 13. Fernbank Museum.

Peter Pan. Serenbe Playhouse presents a new outdoor world premiere version of author J.M. Barrie’s classic tale. Through August 26. Serenbe.

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.

Imaginary Worlds: Once Upon a Time. Fantastic creatures made of plants bring the Atlanta Botanical Garden to life. Through October 28. Atlanta Botanical Garden.


Larry Walker: The Later Years. A new exhibition, the second in a two-part retrospective, considers the later years of the Atlanta-based artist, GSU professor and father of Kara Walker. Through October 27. Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia.

Book as Art: Pulp. A new juried show celebrates the book as art, with handmade volumes, sculptural works and conceptual pieces. Through September 28. Decatur Library.

Lucia Riffel: Interspaced With. A new installation from the Tallahassee-based artist combines miniature landscapes, light-refracting materials and projected video to create a meditative environment. Through September 1. Day & Night Projects.

As We Dream. Atlanta-based artist and curator Kevin Sipp selects works from the Hammonds House collection. Through September 30. Hammond House Museum.

Ruth Dusseault: The Creatives. The Atlanta artist shows photographs documenting isolated utopian communities living off the grid around the United States. Through September 1. Whitespace.

Golden Legacy. An exhibition developed by the National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature shows more than 65 original illustrations from Random House’s Little Golden Book series, which includes works by artists from the European émigré community, alumni of the Walt Disney Studios and other American artists. Through September 7. Georgia Tech’s Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking.

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Pinch ‘n’ Ouch presents a new production of Edward Albee’s 1962 classic. Through September 29. Pinch ‘n’ Ouch Theatre.

Bat Hamlet. Jordan Pulliam’s comedy mashes up the origin story of Batman with Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Through August 25. Out of Box Theatre.

Thus Spoke the Mockingbird. Onion Man Productions presents a new production of Joanie McElroy’s two-woman play about the life of To Kill a Mockingbird author Harper Lee. Through August 25. Onion Man Productions.

On the Third Day. An Atlanta family must decide the fate of their eldest son’s killers in Amina S. McIntyre’s new drama. Through August 19. Windmill Center.

Atlanta Musical Theatre Festival. An annual festival presents four new musicals by Atlanta-based theater artists. Through August 14. Out Front Theatre.

How To Be an Immigrant. In Atlanta playwright Gillian Royes’ new play, a Jamaican immigrant to the United States finds her hard-fought life crumbling when her business fails and her sons turn against her. Through August 19. Academy Theatre, Hapeville.

Blackbird. The Walking Dead’s Jayson Warner Smith performs in David Harrower’s celebrated 2005 play about a man confronted by a woman he sexually abused when she was a little girl. Through August 19. Robert Mello Studio Blackbox, Doraville.

Woke. Essential Theatre presents the world premiere of Atlanta playwright Avery Sharpe’s new play, winner of the company’s annual playwriting competition, about two friends, black and white, who find they clash when a calamitous event casts their different backgrounds into a new light. Through August 26. West End Performing Arts Center.

Built to Float. Georgia playwright Rachel Graf Evans’ play tells the story of a woman trying to hold her life together even as her dysfunctional family crumbles apart. Through August 25. West End Performing Arts Center.

How Black Mothers Say I Love You. Horizon Theatre presents ‘da Kink in My Hair playwright Trey Anthony’s dramatic comedy about two very different first-generation American sisters caring for their ailing mother who immigrated from Jamaica as a young woman. Through August 26. Horizon Theatre.

One Heart, One Way: The Journey of a Princely Art Collection. An exhibition shows the storied collection of fine and decorative arts dating from ca. 1660 to 1952 belonging to the family of the Russian Princes Belosselsky-Belozersky. Through January 26, 2019. Georgia Museum of Art, Athens.

Stacie Rose: Euphoria. The Atlanta-based artist shows new abstract paintings. Through August 25. Poem 88.

Kirstin Mitchell: Miecznikowski. The Working Artist Project award winner, formerly known as performance artist Kiki Blood, presents work at MOCA GA. Through September 8. Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia.

Bastiaan Woudt: Mukono. The acclaimed self-taught Dutch photographer shows images from Mukono, Uganda. Through September 7. Jackson Fine Art.

First-Person-Plural. Iman Person curates work from Atlanta arts organization WonderRoot’s professional artist development program. Through September 8. Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia.

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. Through September 30. High Museum.

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.

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.

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.

Embodied Beauty: Sculptures by Karen LaMonte. An exhibition features 32 dress sculptures across various media including glass, bronze and iron. Through September 2. Hunter Museum of Art, Chattanooga.

American Ballads: The Photographs of Marty Stuart. An exhibition organized by Nashville’s Frist Center for the Visual Arts shows the photographs of country music star Marty Stuart, including images of fellow singers and songwriters, American landscapes and the Lakota Tribe of North Dakota. Through November 18. Booth Western Art Museum, Cartersville.

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, an exhibition explores barbecue’s enduring place at the American table. Through June 16, 2019. Atlanta History Center.

Making Change: The Art and Craft of Activism. An 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.

Weeping May Endure for a Night: The Funeral of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Through the Lens of Declan Haun. An 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.

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. An exhibition considers the contributions and history of Latinos in the South. Through December 31. Atlanta History Center.

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