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Your Guide To The Arts In Atlanta

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Rachel Reese Selects + Rose Barron: Sweet Dreams and Nightmares. Atlanta Photography Group presents two concurrent exhibitions as part of Atlanta Celebrates Photography: a solo exhibition by Atlanta-based photographer Rose Barron and photographic works selected by Rachel Reese, associate curator of modern and contemporary art at Savannah’s Telfair Museums. Opening reception October 5 at 6 p.m. Exhibition through November 3. Atlanta Photography Group.

Westobou. Augusta’s annual arts festival celebrates its 10th year with a lineup of events including exhibitions by Stephanie Jolisa Woods and Michi Meko and performances by Angie Aparo, Ranky Tanky and T. Lang Dance. October 3–7. Augusta, Georgia.

Kate Breakey’s images of bird’s nests are at Brickworks Gallery. (Courtesy the artist/Brickworks)

Kate Breakey: Nests. The acclaimed photographer presents her work documenting birds’ nests. October 1–December 31. Artist’s talk on October 14 at 11 a.m. Brickworks Gallery.

Steven L. Anderson: Grass Roots. Atlanta-based artist and Day & Night codirector Steven L. Anderson shows new drawings and paintings on paper based on the forms and systems of plant roots. Opening October 4 at 7 p.m. Exhibition through October 27. Day & Night Projects.

Spotlight Bauhaus. German artist collective URBANSCREEN projects a light show onto Atlanta’s minimalist Central Library to highlight the work of Bauhaus architect Marcel Breuer. October 5 beginning at 6 p.m. Atlanta Fulton County Public Library, Central Branch.

Still Hungry in America. A new exhibition shows photos by Al Clayton and Bill Hedgepeth of four members of Atlanta’s homeless community taken in the mid-1980s. October 6 at 6 p.m. Blue Mark Studios.

Picturing Justice. As part of Atlanta Celebrates Photography, Atlanta Legal Aid Society hosts an exhibition of photographs reflecting on themes of social justice, featuring work by Dustin Chambers, Daniel Edwards, Melissa Golden, Andrew Lichtenstein, Robin Rayne and Beate Sass. Opening reception on October 3 at 6 p.m. Exhibition through November 30. Atlanta Legal Aid Society.

MUSIC

David Byrne. The former Talking Heads frontman performs songs from his new album Utopia, from his solo career and from his days with Talking Heads. October 2 at 8 p.m. Fox Theatre.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra performs John Williams’ score live alongside a screening of the second Harry Potter film. October 5–7. Symphony Hall.

Fusion IV: Metamorphosis. Karin R. Banks and the Aida Chamber Ensemble, Gerald Freeman and the Jazz Ensemble and Ballethnic Dance Company collaborate on a chamber concert performance. October 7 at 5 p.m. Emory Performing Arts Studio.

A3C Festival. Wu-Tang Clan reunites for Atlanta’s largest hip-hop festival and conference. October 3–7. Downtown Atlanta.

THEATER

The Taming of the Shrew and Lysistrata. Impulse Rep presents repertory performances of two classic works focusing on the role of women in society. October 4–20. Windmill Arts Center.

Atlanta Black Theatre FestivalAtlanta’s annual festival for black theater, one of the largest of its kind in the nation, continues its mission to present “40 plays in four days.” October 3–6. Porter Sanford III Performing Arts Center.

Merrily We Roll Along. Actor’s Express presents a concert performance of Stephen Sondheim’s 1981 musical based on the play by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart. October 5–7. Actor’s Express.

Evil Dead. Out of Box presents its third-annual production of George Reinblatt’s musical comedy based on the classic zombie film. October 5–20. Marietta’s Theatre in the Square.

The Ghastly Dreadfuls. The Center for Puppetry Arts presents its annual compendium of spooky, ghoulish puppet shows for adults. October 11–28. Center for Puppetry Arts.

FILM

Being There director Hal Ashby is the subject of a new documentary by Amy Scott opening at the Landmark Midtown Art Cinema this week.

Hal. Amy Scott’s new documentary considers the life and work of film director Hal Ashby. Opens October 5. Landmark Midtown Art Cinema.

Re-animatorThe historic Plaza Theatre screens Stuart Gordon’s 1985 cult classic horror film based on a story by H.P. Lovecraft. Starts October 5. Plaza Theatre.

Holding Place. Taking Flight: Childish Gambino, Bradford Young, Terence Nance and Grace Jones. liquid blackness presents a series of screenings and a panel discussion featuring Alessandra Raengo with special guests Michele Prettyman Beverly, assistant professor of media studies at Mercer University, and Keith M. Harris, associate professor of English and media and cultural studies at UC Riverside. October 7 at 3 p.m. Florence Kopleff Recital Hall.

Out on Film. Atlanta’s LGBT film festival celebrates its 31st year with parties, events, talkbacks and screenings of features, shorts, documentaries and more. Through October 7. Various Atlanta venues.

Hitchcock/Hitchcockian. Emory Cinematheque continues its series of free weekly screenings of Alfred Hitchcock films with 1943’s Notorious. October 3 at 7:30 p.m. White Hall 208, Emory University.

KID STUFF

Lightwire Theater of Dallas uses puppets lined with electroluminescent wire to tell the story of The Ugly Duckling. (Courtesy Lightwire Theater)

The Ugly Duckling. Lightwire Theater of Dallas presents a version of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic tale created through puppetry lined with electroluminescent wire. October 7. Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta.

Little Raindrop Songs. The Alliance Theatre presents Michael Haverty’s interactive theatrical and puppet performance for the very young. October 2–November 10. Black Box Theatre, Woodruff Arts Center.

Peter Pan. Center for Puppetry Arts presents a new production of Michael Haverty’s puppet adaptation of J.M. Barrie’s classic tale. Through October 28. Center for Puppetry Arts.

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.

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

Sweaty Litanies. Zoetic Dance Ensemble presents a new work by New York-based choreographer ChristinaNoel Reaves featuring original music performed by Norman Frank. October 6 at 6 p.m. Whitespace.

BOOKS

Pearl LaKisha Long, Fajita Marinara, unknown, 1984; photograph taken by Mitch Grooms for Armory Calendar, from the LGBT Institute’s Gregg Daugherty Papers (Courtesy GSU)

Mags, Bars and (Drag) Stars: A History of Atlanta’s Gay Bars and Community Magazines. Georgia State University Library’s Special Collections and Archives hosts an event focusing on the history of Atlanta’s gay bars and magazines. October 2 at 4 p.m. GSU Special Collections and Archives.

Patti Callahan, Becoming Mrs. Lewis. The Atlanta-based bestselling author presents her new work of historical fiction based on the life of Joy Davidman who corresponded with and married renowned British author C.S. Lewis. October 2 at 7 p.m. Atlanta History Center.

Frye Gaillard, A Hard Rain. The award-winning journalist and historian presents his new work considering the culture and politics of the United States in the 1960s. October 4 at 7 p.m. Atlanta History Center.

ONGOING

Four Women. True Colors presents a new musical drama focusing on the life and work of jazz legend Nina Simone. Through October 21. Southwest Arts Center.

Waiting for Godot. 7 Stages founder Del Hamilton returns to the stage as Vladimir, and Don Finney plays Estragon in Samuel Beckett’s classic. Through 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. Through 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. Through 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. Through November 17. Out of Hand Theater.

COVER-UPs. Swan Coach House Gallery presents new collaborative photography by David Baerwalde and Alex Martinez. 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. Through December 9. Oglethorpe University Museum of Art.

Meghann Riepenhoff and Abelardo Morell. Jackson Fine Art opens two concurrent solo shows of new work by the acclaimed contemporary photographers. Through December 22. Jackson Fine Art.

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. 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.

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.

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.

35th-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.

Different Registers. Corey Oberlander and Lindsey Stapleton curate works by Caitlin MacBride, Sarah Tortora, and Derrick Velasquez. Through October 6. Camayuhs.

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.

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.

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.

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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