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FILM

Hitchcock/Hitchcockian. Emory Cinematheque initiates its series of free weekly screenings of Alfred Hitchcock films with 1927’s The Lodger. September 5 at 7:30 p.m. White Hall 208, Emory University.

The Ancient Law. Atlanta Jewish Film Festival screens E. A. Dupont’s 1923 German-Jewish silent film about a rabbi’s son in an Eastern European shtetl who wants to become an actor in Vienna against his father’s wishes. The screening features a newly commissioned score performed by pianist Donald Sosin and Klezmer violinist Alicia Svigals. September 6 at 7:30 p.m. Rich Theater, Woodruff Arts Center.

Slumdog Millionaire. Tara Cinema celebrates 50 years in Atlanta with a weekly series of free screenings of classic films, ending with the 2008 British drama Slumdog Millionaire. September 6 at 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. UA Tara 4.

ART + DESIGN

Jerry Siegel unveils new portraits of Atlanta drag queens, including Brigitte Bidet, at Spalding Nix this week. (Courtesy Jerry Siegel)

Jerry Siegel: Reveal. The Atlanta photographer shows new portraits of Atlanta drag artists alongside new work by Margriet Smulders and John Dean. Opening reception September 7 at 6 p.m. Exhibition 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. Opens September 9. 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. Opening reception September 7 at 7 p.m. Exhibition through October 20. whitespace.

Re·Treat TMLB. The Gallery at Wish presents a new group show with work by Christopher Derek Bruno, Benjamin Niznik and Drew Tyndell. Opening reception September 8 at 6 p.m. Exhibition through September 23. The Gallery at Wish.

Without Stopping. The National Black Arts Festival presents an exhibition featuring work by Alfred Conteh, Charly Palmer, Cheryl R. Riley, Mario Moore, Shanequa Gay, William Paul Thomas and Ya La’Ford. Reception September 15 at 6 p.m. September 4–24. Westside Cultural Arts Center.

Work by Christopher LeBrun will be featured at an exhibition marking the 35th anniversary of Thomas Deans Fine Art in Atlanta. (Courtesy the artist/Thomas Deans Gallery)

Thirty-fifth Anniversary Exhibition. Thomas Deans Fine Art celebrates 35 years in Atlanta with an anniversary group show of work by gallery artists. Reception September 7 at 5 p.m. Exhibition 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. Opening reception September 6 at 7 p.m. Through September 29. Day & Night Projects.

Fighting the Current. Amanda Grae Platner gives a durational performance in which audience members are invited to interrupt her artistic process. September 7–8. Blue Mark Studios.

John Folsom: The Vanishing. A solo exhibition shows new works by John Folsom exploring Louisiana swamps under threat from sea level rise. Opening reception September 8 at 6 p.m. Hathaway Gallery.

Hot Rod Drag Week. An over 1,000-mile race across the South to crown 2018’s “Fastest Street Car in America” begins and ends at Atlanta Dragway. September 9–14. Atlanta Dragway, Commerce.

Zuzka Vaclavik: Lucid. The Slovakian-American artist presents a new series of acrylic paintings on modular panels. Opens September 8 at 6 p.m. Poem 88.

Different Registers. Corey Oberlander and Lindsey Stapleton curate works by Caitlin MacBride, Sarah Tortora, and Derrick Velasquez. Opening reception September 8 at 6 p.m. Exhibition through October 6. Camayuhs.

Selfie: Identity at Arm’s Length. A group exhibition features new work by Atlanta artists including Antonio Darden, Haylee Anne, William Massey, Angela Davis Johnson, Michael Dillon, Jessica Caldas, Matthew Phillips, Danielle Deadwyler, Joe King, Angela Bortone, Hasani Sahlehe, Jen DePlour, Sara Zimmerman, Evan Jones, Craig Hawkins and Rose Smith. Opening reception September 8 at 7 p.m. Still Point Art Gallery.

BOOKS

The new exhibition She Gathers Me at Emory’s Woodruff Library considers the interconnectedness of Black women writers. (Courtesy Woodruff Library)

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.

John Carroll, Make Blackout Poetry. The poet teaches the craft of creating poems by removing bits of text to create new work. September 4 at 7 p.m. Margaret Mitchell House.

C.J. Chivers, The Fighters. The author discusses his new book considering Americans in combat in Afghanistan and Iraq. September 5 at 8 p.m. Atlanta History Center.

Here Say. A new showcase brings together artists using spoken word performance: Derrick C. Brown, Ray Christian, Anis Mojgani, Amanda Torres, Buddy Wakefield and Dame Wilburn. September 5 at 8 p.m. Serenbe.

KID STUFF

The Yellow Daisy Festival returns to Stone Mountain Park this weekend. (Image courtesy Stone Mountain PR)

Yellow Daisy Festival. Stone Mountain presents its annual family-friendly arts and crafts festival with vendors’ booths, a flower show, activities, music, food and more. September 6–9. Stone Mountain Park.

Family Free Day: Freak Flags. MODA hosts a day of free admission featuring a kid-friendly flag-making workshop. September 9. Museum of Design Atlanta.

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. Through 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.

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

DANCE

Watershed: Moments. A new Atlanta-based contemporary dance company Watershed Dance Theatre unveils two new works: With Eyes to the Earth and The Dinner Table. September 8 at 8 p.m. Emory Performing Arts Studio.

Speakeasy Fundraiser. Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre hosts a fundraising party with a 1920s speakeasy theme. September 8 at 7:30 p.m. Westside Cultural Arts Center.

MUSIC

Good Gracious Variety Show celebrates the life and legacy of legendary singer Patsy Cline on September 8.

Good Gracious Variety Show: Patsy Cline Birthday Bash. The singers, musicians, comedians and spoken word artists of Good Gracious Variety Show celebrate the music and legacy of Patsy Cline. September 8 at 8 p.m. The Switchyards Downtown.

Liz Phair. The singer-songwriter tours to mark the 25th Anniversary of her debut album Exile in Guyville. September 6 at 8 p.m. Variety Playhouse.

Taj Mahal Trio. The two-time Grammy-winning singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist performs songs from throughout his five decades of recording and touring. September 8 at 8 p.m. City Springs Byers Theatre.

THEATER

Shannon McCarren and Lee Osorio in Serenbe’s new production of The Seagull. (BreeAnne Clowdus)

The Seagull. Serenbe Playhouse presents an outdoor production of Elizabeth Dinkova’s adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s classic play. September 5–30. 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. September 5–October 21. Atlanta Botanical Garden.

Cu4tro Mujeres. In a new Spanish-language production from Theatre in the Square, four women meet and bond in the waiting room of a psychologist’s office. September 6–14. Marietta’s Theatre in the Square.

It’s Only a Play. Process Theatre Company stages Terrence McNally’s comedy about a playwright experiencing a rough opening night on Broadway. September 6–22. Out of Box Theatre.

Godspell. Act 3 presents a new production of the 1971 musical based on the Gospels of Matthew, Luke and John. September 7–23. Act 3 Playhouse.

ONGOING

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.

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. Through September 9. Theatrical Outfit.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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