Out on Film. Atlanta’s LGBT film festival celebrates its 31st year with parties, events, talkbacks and screenings of features, shorts, documentaries and more. September 27–October 7. Various Atlanta venues.
Hitchcock/Hitchcockian. Emory Cinematheque continues its series of free weekly screenings of Alfred Hitchcock films with 1943’s Shadow of a Doubt. September 26 at 7:30 p.m. White Hall 208, Emory University.
The Task. Atlanta Contemporary hosts a free screening of artist Leigh Ledare’s documentary capturing his social experiment wherein 28 strangers meet in a room to complete a difficult and inscrutable task. Screening followed by a Q&A with the artist. September 25 at 6 p.m. Atlanta Contemporary Art Center.
SCAD Animation Fest. Savannah College of Art and Design Atlanta presents a three-day gathering of industry professionals and next-generation talent examining the art of animation. September 27–29. SCADshow.
King Lear. The National Theatre in London broadcasts its production of Shakespeare’s tragedy starring Ian McKellen in the title role. September 27 at 7 p.m. Area movie theaters.
Lang Lang Live. The Atlanta Symphony simulcasts a live Symphony Hall performance with acclaimed pianist Lang Lang via internet live stream and outdoors at the Woodruff Arts Center. September 26 at 8 p.m. Sifly Piazza, Woodruff Arts Center.
ASO at First Presbyterian. The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra performs a special free dedication concert for the organ renovation at First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta conducted by Stephen Mulligan and featuring organist Jens Korndörfer. September 28 and 30. First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta.
Lucia Micarelli. The popular violinist performs a concert reflecting her many musical influences from classical and jazz to traditional fiddle music and Americana. September 26 at 8 p.m. Variety Playhouse.
An Evening with Andrés Cárdenes. Atlanta Chamber Players opens its 2018–19 season with a program featuring works by Mozart and Brahms featuring renowned violnist Andrés Cárdenes. September 27 at 7:30 p.m. St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church.
Caccini, Monteverdi & Stylus Fantasticus. New Trinity Baroque opens its 20th-anniversary season with a concert of works by Caccini, Monteverdi and their contemporaries. September 29 at 8 p.m. St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church.
Landscape Music: Rivers and Trails. Sierra Club Military Outdoors, Georgia Sierra Club and Landscape Music present a concert commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers and National Trails System Acts featuring wilderness composer Stephen Wood and the Atlanta Contemporary Ensemble. September 29 at 7 p.m. Shambhala Meditation Center.
An Evening Under the Stars Blues Festival. Pokey Bear, Sir Charles Jones, T.K. Soul, Willie Clayton, JWONN and Tucka perform an outdoor concert of classic and contemporary blues. September 29 at 7 p.m. Wolf Creek Amphitheatre.
ART + DESIGN
Flux: Grant Park. Atlanta-based artists Rachel K. Garceau, Rebecca M.K. Makus, Iman Person and Lauri Stallings present four large-scale public works in Atlanta’s Grant Park as part of a reimagined Flux Night. September 27–30. Grant Park.
Glenn Kaino and Tommie Smith. The High’s curator of modern and contemporary art, Michael Rooks, speaks with gold medal sprinter Tommie Smith and conceptual artist Glenn Kaino to discuss the multiyear collaboration between the two, which resulted in the new exhibition With Drawn Arms: Glenn Kaino & Tommie Smith. September 29 at 2 p.m. High Museum of Art.
COVER-UPs. Swan Coach House Gallery presents new collaborative photography by David Baerwalde and Alex Martinez. Opening reception September 26 at 6 p.m. Exhibition through November 7. Swan Coach House Gallery.
When East Meets West: Three Centuries of Artistic Discourse. A new exhibition considers the crosscultural influences between Japanese and Western artists between the late 17th and late 19th centuries. September 28–December 9. Oglethorpe University Museum of Art.
Speaking of Photography: Endia Beal. The North Carolina artist discusses her photographic narratives examining the personal stories of minority women working within the corporate space. September 26 at 7:30 p.m. Atlanta Photography Group Gallery.
Meghann Riepenhoff and Abelardo Morell. Jackson Fine Art opens two concurrent solo shows of new work by the acclaimed contemporary photographers. September 28–December 22. Jackson Fine Art.
The Gathering: 30 Years of Black Visual Art in Atlanta. In celebration of its 30th anniversary, Hammonds House Museum hosts a September weekend gathering considering the art and legacy of the past three decades of black visual art in Atlanta with a kick-off party, a concert from Russell Gunn’s Royal Krunk Jazz Orkestra with Dionne Farris, a symposium and an arts brunch. September 28–30. Hammonds House Museum and other Atlanta venues.
ChoreoLab. Students present experimental choreographic works developed over a three-day intensive. September 30 at 5 p.m. Chastain Pointe Dance Studios, Kennesaw State University
Four Women. True Colors presents a new musical drama focusing on the life and work of jazz legend Nina Simone. September 25–October 21. Southwest Arts Center.
The Laramie Project. The Robert Mello Studio and Out on Film present a production of Moisés Kaufman’s 2000 play about the murder of Matthew Shepard to raise money for the Matthew Shepard fund, starring Stephen Moyer, Amy Acker, Bruce Greenwood, Jessica Meisel, Randy Havens, Tara Ochs, Steve Coulter, Rosemary Newcott and David Shae. September 30 at 7 p.m. Dad’s Garage.
Waiting for Godot. 7 Stages founder Del Hamilton returns to the stage as Vladimir, and Don Finney plays Estragon in Samuel Beckett’s classic. September 27–October 14. 7 Stages.
Nick’s Flamingo Grill. Tinashe Kajese-Bolden directs the world premiere of Atlanta playwright Phillip DePoy’s new work about Atlanta’s first integrated jazz night club. September 29–October 28. Alliance Theatre.
Nell Gwynn. Synchronicity presents the Atlanta premiere of Jessica Swale’s hit play about 17th-century rags-to-riches heroine Nell Gwynn. September 27–October 21. Synchronicity Theatre.
Shaking the Wind. Atlanta actress Minka Wiltz shares the joys and tribulations of growing up as a black girl in Atlanta in her new one-woman show, which will be performed in a series of living rooms across the city. September 28–November 17. Out of Hand Theater.
Peter Pan. Center for Puppetry Arts presents a new production of Michael Haverty’s puppet adaptation of J.M. Barrie’s classic tale. September 25–October 28. Center for Puppetry Arts.
Second Line on the BeltLine: A Block Party in Motion. The National Black Arts Festival invites Atlantans to bring decorated parasols and become part of a participatory processional down the Atlanta BeltLine to Gordon White Park, where Orchestra Noir, Atlanta’s African American orchestra, will perform an outdoor concert. September 29, beginning at 3:30 p.m. at Kipp Strive Academy.
Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood. A new exhibition allows kids to play, sing, explore and pretend in some familiar places from Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood. Through January 6, 2019. Children’s Museum.
A Wrinkle in Time. Georgia Ensemble presents a theatrical adaptation of Madeline L’Engle’s classic novel. Through September 29. Georgia Ensemble Theatre.
Brer Rabbit’s Scavenger Hunt. The Wren’s Nest hosts special tours in which children search for hidden carrots while learning about Brer Rabbit, folklorist Joel Chandler Harris and his home. Saturdays and Sundays in September. Wren’s Nest.
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.
Imaginary Worlds: Once Upon a Time. Fantastic creatures made of plants bring the Atlanta Botanical Garden to life. Through October 28. Atlanta Botanical Garden.
SisterWriters: An Evening with Pearl Cleage & Tayari Jones. The bestselling Atlanta-based writers discuss their lives and work. September 27 at 7 p.m. Cox Hall, Emory University.
Chris Hedges, America: The Farewell Tour. The Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and bestselling author considers a country in crisis in his latest book. September 24 at 8 p.m. Atlanta History Center.
Immigration, Migration and Family History: A StoryCorps Listening Event. StoryCorps, Atlanta History Center and Atlanta’s NPR station, WABE, host an evening of stories of people’s journeys in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month. September 25 at 7 p.m. Atlanta History Center.
Suzanne Matson, Ultraviolet. The author presents her new novel about three generations of women, each more independent than the last. September 28 at 7:30 p.m. Charis Books.
Roshani Chokshi, Aru Shah and the End of Time. The author and Emory grad presents her new children’s fantasy adventure book set in a fictionalized version of Emory’s Carlos Museum. September 28 at 7 p.m. Carlos Museum.
A Conversation with Kosmo Vinyl. The artist and record producer, best known for his work with The Clash, speaks with Rose Library curator Randy Gue about his life and work. September 26 at 7 p.m. Rose Library, Level 10, Woodruff Library at Emory University.
Bojana Ginn. MOCA GA Working Artist Project recipient Bojana Ginn presents a solo show of installation work blending art and technology. Through November 17. Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia.
Lucinda Bunnen: Gathered. The acclaimed Atlanta-based photographer shows prints from her recent book exploring her personal collections of strange and fascinating objects. Through October 27. Mason Fine Art.
Below I-20. A group exhibition curated by Kevin Cole features five artists whose work explores social issues: Dr. Zerric Clinton, George Galbreath, Sean Haynes, Reginald Laurent and Derrick Phillips. Artist talk September 29 at noon. Exhibition through October 6. Aviation Community Cultural Center.
Far From Home: Stories of Refugee Girls. A new exhibition features photography, video and interactive installations by artists who have documented the stories of refugee children around the globe: Kate Adelung, Jakob Dall, Simon Duncan-Watt, Josh Estey, Nancy Farese, Raegan Hodge, Brooks Lee, Laura Noel and Kathleen Prior. Through October 20. Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia.
Kevin T. Kelly: Kicking Against the Pricks. The Cincinnati-based painter shows new work. Through November 3. Alan Avery Art Company.
Design for Good. Architect and author John Cary curates an exhibition showcasing the work of designers who create buildings with and for the people who use them. Through January 20. Museum of Design Atlanta.
Prologue to the MJCCA Book Fest. A series of author events anticipates the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta’s Book Festival. Through October 29. Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta.
Nomad Motel. Horizon Theatre presents the Atlanta premiere of Carla Ching’s new play about the unlikely friendship between a “parachute kid” and a “motel kid.” Through October 21. Horizon Theatre.
The Bow Wow Club. Marietta’s Theatre in the Square presents Levy Lee Simon’s new play about teenagers growing up in Harlem in the late 70s and early 80s who form a club and reunite as adults. Through September 30. Marietta’s Theatre in the Square.
Lawrenceburg. The troupe at Dad’s Garage presents a comedic mashup of Star Wars and Dukes of Hazzard written by Travis Sharp, creator of last year’s Wicket. Through October 13. Dad’s Garage.
4.48 Psychosis. Vernal & Sere Theatre presents a new production of acclaimed playwright Sarah Kane’s final play about a woman’s struggles with mental illness. Through October 7. Robert Mello Studio.
Zanele Muholi: Somnyama Ngonyama, Hail the Dark Lioness. Spelman Museum presents the U.S. premiere of an acclaimed exhibition featuring more than 70 photographs by South African artist Zanele Muholi. Through December 8. Spelman College Museum of Fine Art.
Marc-Antoine Coulon: Unapologetic Lines. SCAD FASH presents the first museum show of the acclaimed French fashion illustrator. Through January 27. SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion and Film.
Jeff Conefry: Stratum. The artist deconstructs and reassembles traditional painting materials to create sculptural objects inspired by the physical attributes of painting. Through October 6. Marcia Wood Gallery.
Ghada Amer: The Breakthrough. Georgia State University shows an exhibition by the Cairo-born, New York-based artist who creates work that deals with social issues, female identity and Islamic culture. Through December 3. GSU’s Welch School Galleries.
Transformers. A new exhibition curated by Dorothy Moye shows work by artists who transform everyday objects and ordinary materials in their work: Temme Barkin-Leeds, Chakaia Booker, Sonya Clark, Elyse Defoor, Bryant Holsenbeck, Jess Jones, Susan Lenz, Eddy Lopez, Pam Longobardi, Amy Orr, Joe Peragine, Karen Searles, Gregor Turk, Naomi Wanjiku Gakunga and John Westmark. Through December 8. Dalton Gallery.
Scott Belville: Painting in Reverse. The Georgia native and UGA art professor shows new paintings. Through October 20. Sandler Hudson Gallery.
The Seagull. Serenbe Playhouse presents an outdoor production of Elizabeth Dinkova’s adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s classic play. Through September 30. Peek Lake near Serenbe.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The Alliance presents an outdoor production of Shakespeare’s classic comedy directed by David Catlin of Chicago’s Lookingglass Theatre Company. Through October 21. Atlanta Botanical Garden.
Jerry Siegel: Reveal. The Atlanta photographer shows new portraits of Atlanta drag artists alongside new work by Margriet Smulders and John Dean. Through November 2. Spalding Nix Fine Art.
Treasures of the Frederic Remington Art Museum & Beyond. A new exhibition brings together more than 60 works spanning Remington’s career across various media including bronze sculpture, paintings, illustrations, watercolors and writing. Through January 13, 2019. Booth Museum.
Zipporah Camille Thompson: Black Cloud Prism. The Atlanta-based artist shows sculpture, two-dimensional work and installation art in her first solo show at whitespace. Through October 20. whitespace.
Thirty-fifth Anniversary Exhibition. Thomas Deans Fine Art celebrates 35 years in Atlanta with an anniversary group show of work by gallery artists. Through October 9. Thomas Deans Fine Art.
Ellie Dent: Subject & Subjected. The Atlanta-based artist explores the doctor-patient relationship through painting, sculpture and installation. Through September 29. Day & Night Projects.
Different Registers. Corey Oberlander and Lindsey Stapleton curate works by Caitlin MacBride, Sarah Tortora, and Derrick Velasquez. Through October 6. Camayuhs.
A Doll’s House, Part 2. Actor’s Express presents the Atlanta premiere of Lucas Hnath’s hit play imagining the characters from Ibsen’s classic 15 years after the action of A Doll’s House. Through September 30. Actor’s Express.
Chimera: Andy Warhol through the 1980s. A new exhibition curated by Carlos Museum’s curator of works on paper Andi McKenzie shows Polaroids, silver gelatin prints and screenprints from the museum’s collection. Through November 25. Carlos Museum.
Photo Buckhead. A new juried show presents works by Atlanta Photography Group member-photographers as part of the Atlanta Celebrates Photography series of events. Through October 29. Buckhead Library.
Class Pictures. Teresa Bramlette Reeves curates six figurative works from the Zuckerman’s permanent collection paired with the work of five contemporary artists: Melissa Basham, Paul Stephen Benjamin, Aubrey Longley-Cook, Yanique Norman and Don Robson.Through December 21. Zuckerman Museum of Art.
Figure Forward. Sarah Higgins curates three Atlanta-based artists who interrogate the nature of portraiture and identity: Jill Frank, Jamie Bull and William Downs. Through December 21. Zuckerman Museum of Art.
rather than some things appearing to rise up soft to your chest and a whole lotta’ mercy. Hudgens Center for Art and Learning presents a new movement-based, site-specific installation by 2017 Hudgens Prize winner Lauri Stallings and her company glo. Through October 6. Hudgens Center for Art and Learning.
Building Emory’s African American Collections: Highlights from the Curatorial Career of Randall K. Burkett. A new exhibition shows acquisitions from throughout the more than two decade career of Randall K. Burkett, Emory’s first curator for African American collections. Through February 3, 2019. Woodruff Library, Emory University.
She Gathers Me: Networks Among Black Women Writers. A new exhibition examines the interconnectedness of Black women writers beyond their published works through correspondences, personal projects and speaking engagements. Featured writers include Alice Walker, Audre Lorde, Marie Vans, Lucille Clifton, Gwendolyn Brooks, Maya Angelou, Barbara Chase-Riboud, Pearl Cleage, Tayari Jones and Margaret Walker. Through October 3. Woodruff Library, Emory University.
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. Through November 11. Georgia Museum of Art, Athens.
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.
As We Dream. Atlanta-based artist and curator Kevin Sipp selects works from the Hammonds House collection. Through September 30. Hammond House Museum.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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