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Jiha Moon: To Be in Leaf. Blue Heron Nature Preserve artist-in-residence Jiha Moon presents an indoor installation featuring prints, ceramics and photographs. Opening reception September 22 at 5 p.m. with artist talk at 6:30 p.m. Blue Heron Nature Preserve Gallery.

Bojana Ginn. MOCA GA Working Artist Project recipient Bojana Ginn presents a solo show of installation work blending art and technology. Opening reception September 21 at 6:30 p.m. September 22–November 17. Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia.

Ebon Dooley Arts & Justice Awards. The new ArtsXchange hosts its inaugural awards ceremony, named after its founder and honoring award recipients Bobbie Paul, shelia turner, Dianne Mathiowetz and Tasnim Mosabber. September 22 at 6 p.m. Chosewood Ballroom.

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.

The Atlanta BeltLine Lantern Parade, taking place this year on September 22, is one of the city’s most popular events.

BeltLine Lantern Parade. Chantelle Rytter and the Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons lead one of the largest temporary art events in the South, a festive nighttime lantern parade down Atlanta’s BeltLine Trail. September 22 at 7 p.m. BeltLine Eastside Trail.

Old Fourth Ward Fall Festival. A free festival alongside the BeltLine Parade celebrates fall with food trucks and live music. September 22 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. 830 Willoughby Way.

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. September 22–October 20. Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia.

Kevin T. Kelly: Kicking Against the Pricks. The Cincinnati-based painter shows new work. September 21–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. September 23–January 20. Museum of Design Atlanta.


ASO music director Robert Spano will lead the orchestra on opening night at Symphony Hall this weekend. (Courtesy ASO)

ASO Opening Night. The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra opens its 74th season with music director Robert Spano leading the orchestra on Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony and pianist Kirill Gerstein on Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 2. September 20–23. Symphony Hall.

Songs of Love and War. Atlanta Baroque Orchestra opens its season with a performance of Monteverdi’s seminal collection Songs of Love and War. September 21 at 7:30 p.m. Cathedral of St. Philip.

The History of Jazz in Atlanta. Dr. Maurice J. Hobson, associate professor of African American Studies at Georgia State, leads a discussion on Atlanta’s jazz history with a performance by Joe Alterman and a sneak peek scene by the cast of the upcoming Alliance Theatre’s production of Nick’s Flamingo Grill. September 21 at 7:30 p.m. Rich Theatre, Woodruff Arts Center.

Friday Jazz at the High: Celebrating 30 Years of NBAF. Jamal Ahmad from Jazz 91.9 WCLK hosts a lineup celebrating the National Black Arts Festival’s long connection to jazz, featuring different styles including bebop, freeform and the genre-blending sounds of horn player Christopher Allison. September 21 at 6 p.m. High Museum.


The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Georgia Ballet presents a ballet version of Washington Irving’s classic tale alongside Act II of Swan Lake. September 21–23. Jennie T. Anderson Theatre at Cobb Civic Center.

2018 Celebration of Dance Awards. An awards ceremony honors and showcases Atlanta’s top artists and advocates in the dance realm. September 20 at 6:30 p.m. Marietta’s Strand Theatre.

Modus 1. Callanwolde’s resident dance company Kit Modus presents its season opening performance. September 23 at 3:30, 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Callanwolde Fine Arts Center.


The new documentary Merci Congo screens for free at the Carter Library this week.

Merci Congo. Paul Freedman’s new documentary considers the minerals trade and East Congo conflict, which has been labeled the deadliest in the word since World War II. September 19 at 6:30 p.m. Carter Library.

Hitchcock/Hitchcockian. Emory Cinematheque continues its series of free weekly screenings of Alfred Hitchcock films with 1940’s Rebecca. September 19 at 7:30 p.m. White Hall 208, Emory University.

Fahrenheit 11/9. Documentary maker Michael Moore’s new film considers the 2016 Trump campaign and subsequent presidency. Opens September 21. Area movie theaters.


Carol Anderson, One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy. The New York Times bestselling author of White Rage chronicles the history of rollbacks to African American participation in the vote since the 2013 Supreme Court decision that eviscerated the Voting Rights Act of 1965. September 21 at 7 p.m. Auburn Avenue Research Library.

Prologue to the MJCCA Book Fest. A series of author events anticipates the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta’s Book Festival. September 20–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.” September 21–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. September 21–30. Marietta’s Theatre in the Square.

Kathy Griffin: Laugh Your Head Off World Tour. The comic and outspoken Trump critic appears in Atlanta as part of a worldwide tour. September 21 at 8 p.m. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.


A new exhibition at the Children’s Museum of Atlanta allows kids to visit some familiar places from Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood including a clock factory. (Courtesy Children’s Museum)

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood. A new exhibition allows kids to play, sing, explore and pretend in some familiar places from Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood. Opens September 22. Children’s Museum.

2018 Taiwan Yes Night Market ATL. A family-friendly market event presents various types of Taiwanese street food with games, music and dance in the tradition of the autumn full moon festival. September 22 at 4 p.m. Kings Business Center, Peachtree Corners.

A Wrinkle in Time at Georgia Ensemble Theatre (Courtesy Georgia Ensemble Theatre)

A Wrinkle in Time. Georgia Ensemble presents a theatrical adaptation of Madeline L’Engle’s classic novel. Through September 29. Georgia Ensemble Theatre.

Aladdin. A touring version of the hit Broadway musical based on the Disney film plays at the Fox. Through September 23. Fox 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.

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.


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.

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.

42nd Street. The new City Springs Theatre Company opens its inaugural season with a production of the classic musical featuring Tony-winning Broadway star and company associate artistic director Shuler Hensley. Through September 23. Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center.

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.

It’s Only a Play. Process Theatre Company stages Terrence McNally’s comedy about a playwright experiencing a rough opening night on Broadway. Through September 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. Through September 23. Act 3 Playhouse.

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.

Re·Treat TMLB. The Gallery at Wish presents a new group show with work by Christopher Derek Bruno, Benjamin Niznik and Drew Tyndell. 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. Through September 24. Westside Cultural Arts Center.

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.

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.

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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