ArtsATL

Your Guide To The Arts In Atlanta

July 23–29

ART + DESIGN

Midtown Station Mural Ribbon Cutting. Midtown Alliance and MARTA celebrate the completion of new murals by Atlanta artist Andrew Catanese and other enhancements at the Midtown MARTA station. July 23 at 10 a.m. Midtown MARTA Station.

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.

THEATER

Built to Float. Georgia playwright Rachel Graf Evans’ new play tells the story of a woman trying to hold her life together even as her dysfunctional family crumbles apart. July 27–August 25. West End Performing Arts Center.

Dot. Denise Burse stars in True Colors’ production of playwright Colman Domingo’s comedy about a family matriarch struggling with a failing memory. Through August 12. Southwest Arts Center.

Black Nerd. Playwright Jon Carr presents a semi-autobiographical comedy about the challenges of being a black man who’s into science fiction and comics. Through August 4. Dad’s Garage.

The Color Purple. Actor’s Express presents a production of the musical based on Alice Walker’s classic novel. Through July 29. Actor’s Express.

FILM

The 1960s classic Who Are You, Polly Maggoo? screens at SCAD FASH this week.

Who Are You, Polly Maggoo? In conjunction with the retrospective exhibition Pierre Cardin: Pursuit of the Future, SCAD FASH screens William Klein’s 1966 black-and-white satire of the 1960s fashion world and its excesses. July 26 at 6 p.m. SCAD FASH Museum.

Night of the Living Dead. The Fabulous Fox screens George A. Romero’s seminal 1968 zombie classic for its 50th anniversary. The event is a stop on the 9th Annual Atlanta Zombie Pub Crawl. July 27 at 10 p.m. Fox Theatre.

BOOKS

Philip Auslander, Reactivations. Atlanta Contemporary celebrates the release of Georgia Tech professor Philip Auslander’s new book of essays on performance and its documentation. July 26 at 7 p.m. Atlanta Contemporary Art Center.

MUSIC

 Capitol City Opera’s tribute to Leonard Bernstein this week celebrates the composer’s 100th year. (Leonard Bernstein in 1955, World Telegram staff photographer – Library of Congress, New York World-Telegram & Sun Collection. Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

Bernstein: Celebrating 100 Years. Capitol City Opera’s tribute to Leonard Bernstein features music from nine of his most famous productions. July 27-28. Highpoint Episcopal Community Church.

Tony Bennett. The 19-time Grammy Award-winning musician performs songs from his storied six decades in music. July 24 at 7:30 p.m. Symphony Hall.

Atlanta Rhythm Section. The legendary rockers (technically of Doraville) perform two concerts in Woodstock, Georgia. July 28 at 7 and 9:55 p.m. MadLife Stage and Studios, Woodstock.

Bradford Rogers. The Atlanta-native multi-instrumentalist, singer and composer performs as part of Callanwolde’s outdoor Jazz on the Lawn series of summer concerts. July 27 at 7:30 p.m. Callanwolde Fine Arts Center.

DANCE

Terminus Pop-up at the High. Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre performs Heath Gill’s duet Confronting Genius, and students in the company’s advanced summer intensive class showcase dance works they’ve learned under the guidance of TMBT faculty. July 27–July 28. High Museum of Art.

Death and the Maiden. Eyedrum presents dancers alongside a quartet performing works by Schubert and Glass. July 29 at 7:30 p.m. Core Dance Studio.

KID STUFF

The Light of Leonardo. Mr. Damon’s Puppet Theater presents a shadow puppet play about Leonardo da Vinci and his multifaceted genius for science, engineering and art. July 24 at 10:30 a.m. East Atlanta Branch Library.

Saturday Morning Cartoons. The Fabulous Fox screens classic Saturday morning cartoons featuring Bugs Bunny, Sylvester the Cat, Wile E. Coyote and the gang. July 28 at 10 a.m. Fox Theatre.

Atlanta Ice Cream Festival. A free family-friendly festival features music, health and wellness activities, an ice cream eating contest, demonstrations and vendors selling different types of ice cream. July 28. Piedmont Park.

Peter Pan. Serenbe Playhouse presents a new outdoor world premiere version of author J.M. Barrie’s classic tale. Through August 26. Serenbe.

Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type. The Center for Puppetry Arts presents a new production based on the award-winning book by Doreen Cronin about what happens when Farmer Brown’s cows learn to type and go on strike. Through July 29. Center for Puppetry Arts.

Food: Our Global Kitchen. An exhibition from New York’s American Museum of Natural History considers the many ways of food cultivation, transportation and preparation across cultures and throughout history. Through August 19. 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.

ONGOING

Ring of Fire. Georgia Ensemble Theatre brings back its musical production based on the life and music of Johnny Cash. Through July 28. Chattahoochee Nature Center, Roswell.

Enchanted April. The Weird Sisters Theatre Project presents its production of Matthew Barber’s 2003 play based on Elizabeth von Arnim’s 1922 novel about two London housewives who pool their savings to rent a villa in Italy. Through July 29. Out of Box Theatre, Marietta.

How Black Mothers Say I Love You. Horizon Theatre presents ‘da Kink in My Hair playwright Trey Anthony’s new dramatic comedy about two very different first-generation American sisters caring for their ailing mother who immigrated from Jamaica as a young woman. Through August 26. Horizon Theatre.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The Shakespeare Tavern presents a new original practice production of Shakespeare’s classic comedy. Through July 29. Shakespeare Tavern.

Smokey Joe’s Cafe. The Stage Door Players present a new production of the jukebox musical featuring the songs of Leiber and Stoller. Through August 5. Stage Door, Dunwoody.

Owl Lantern WorkshopsArtist Chantelle Rytter offers workshops on how to make an owl lantern for the Parliament of Owls Lantern Parade taking place in Midtown Atlanta on August 3. Through July 31. Owls’ Nest, Promenade II Tower.

Unidentified artist, Miniature portrait of Princess Anna Grigorievna Belosselsky-Belozersky, 1795, Watercolor on ivory, gold mount, hair, 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 x 1/4 inches (framed), Promised gift of Marina Belosselsky-Belozersky Kasarda (Courtesy Georgia Museum of Art)

One Heart, One Way: The Journey of a Princely Art CollectionA new 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.

Stacie Rose: Euphoria. The Atlanta-based artist shows new abstract paintings. Through August 25. Poem 88.

Kirstin Mitchell: Miecznikowski. The Working Artist Project award winner, formerly known as performance artist Kiki Blood, unveils a new installation 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.

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.

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.

Las Hermanas Iglesias, WON’T LOVERS REVOLT NOW (Image courtesy the artists/Fuel and Lumber/Whitespace)

Won’t Lovers Revolt Now. A group show curated by Birmingham collective The Fuel and Lumber Company includes work by Ben Estes, Rubens Ghenov, Iva Gueorguieva, Dana Haugaard, Las Hermanas Iglesias, Lisa Iglesias, Matt Phillips and Sarah Smith. Through July 28. Whitespace.

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.

Jay Dusard: A Retrospective View, Camera to Digital Derringer. A retrospective exhibition features more than 60 photographs spanning five decades of work by the Pulitzer Prize-nominated photographer. Through August 19. Booth Museum, Cartersville.

Rusty Miller: The compassionate eye in forgotten Atlanta. Susan Todd-Raque curates works by Rusty Miller, an Atlanta street photographer who died in 1992. Through August 10. Gallery 72.

Amelia Carley & Ally White: A daydream will last along into the night. A two-person exhibition shows new work from the Atlanta-based painters. Through July 21. Hathaway Gallery.

Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic. The High Museum becomes the first stop in the US for the Victoria and Albert Museum’s exhibition exploring the lasting legacy of the characters created by author A.A. Milne and illustrator E. H. Shepard. Through September 2. High Museum.

The Summer Swan Coach House Invitational. An annual group show curated by the Swan Coach House’s Karen Tauches presents ceramics, fibers and folk art. Through August 10. Swan Coach House Gallery.

Embodied Beauty: Sculptures by Karen LaMonte. An exhibition features 32 dress sculptures across various media including glass, bronze and iron. Through September 2. Hunter Museum of Art, Chattanooga.

Time Like the Present. Sarah Higgins curates selected works by printmakers who consider historical narratives in the processes of traditional printmaking. Through July 29. Zuckerman Museum of Art.

Dressing for Dystopia. An exhibition explores designer Ane Crabtree’s costumes for The Handmaid’s Tale. Through August 12. SCAD Fash.

Larry Walker: The Early Years. Part one of a two-part retrospective considers the early years of the beloved Atlanta-based artist, GSU professor and father of Kara Walker. Through July 31. Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia.

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.

Bloom Where You’re Planted. An exhibition features highlights from the collection of Deen Day Sanders including paintings by Severin Roesen, Thomas Sully, Jasper Francis Cropsey, Thomas Moran, John G. Brown, John Singer Sargent, Winslow Homer, Mary Cassatt, Childe Hassam and Ernest Lawson. Through July 29. Georgia Museum of Art.

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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