Well-Intentioned White People by Imani Vaughn-Jones begins this year’s Unexpected Play Festival, a joint effort by Theatrical Outfit and Working Title Playwrights. The series of one-night-only virtual readings introduces new plays by Atlanta writers and continues with new titles January 14, 21 and 28. White People follows a married couple — an aspiring writer who’s Black and an aspiring actor who’s White — as they navigate daily micro-violence in the entertainment industry. It looks at issues of police brutality, ally ship, Blackness and the inherent violence of Whiteness. Ibi Owolabi directs. Her cast: Burke Brown, Antonia Lache, Tiffany Porter and Brad Raymond. 7 tonight (January 7). Free (advance registration strongly encouraged). A VIP package ($50) includes a 6:30 p.m. preview with Outfit artistic director Matt Torney.
Longtime Atlanta singer Libby Whittemore continues her pandemic-prompted series of living-room cabarets at 7:30 tonight (January 7) via her Facebook page. She’s joined by music director Robert Strickland on piano for 30 minutes or so of music-making — country, pop, oldies, show tunes and merriment. Apparently we’re late to the party. This week’s is the 35th living-room concert, and they’ll continue each Thursday, Whittemore says, until “people tell us to shut up.” Free. Tips welcome.