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If you’re tired of  getting “ghosted” (to use a current colloquial term) but like ghosts, Aurora Theatre’s Lawrenceville Ghost Tours are for you. During the 90-minute strolls, through October 31, plenty of scary characters show up in what the theater promises are “spine-tingling stories” of the town’s “haunted history and macabre mysteries.” Other Aurora-presented Haunted Happenings include Haunted Cemetery Tours (starting October 2, with a Special Full Moon Edition stroll on September 29) and even an on-demand Self-Guided Virtual Ghost Tour.

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Lee Osorio in “An Iliad” (Photo by Casey Ford Photography)

Marking its first performances before audiences in 18 months, Theatrical Outfit returns with An Iliad, a drama by noted director Lisa Peterson and Tony Award-winning actor Denis O’Hare. “When looking for a play to reopen the theater to live audiences, we wanted to tell a story that resonated with the scale of what we have all lived through, and to celebrate the storytelling power of live theater,” explains Outfit artistic director Matt Torney, who also directs. Read an ArtsATL interview with Peterson and O’Hare  HERE. Through October 10.

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Bravo to OnStage Atlanta for reaching its 50th anniversary season, a rare feat by any theater company anywhere. The Scottdale troupe is currently celebrating the occasion with Pamela Parker’s Second Samuel. Set just after the Great Depression in the sleepy South Georgia dot on the map of the title, the comedy-drama finds Second Samuel getting turned upside down, with dark secrets spilling out, after a sweet old lady named Miss Gertrude passes. Through September 26.

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DANCE

Manga African Dance kicks off its 24th annual Osun Festival in Little Five Points Friday at 6:30 p.m. with a forum discussing the influence, practice and preservation of indigenous African traditions. Admission is free. Experience the rhythms, colors and infectious joy of African drumming, dance and theater at the Osun performance on Saturday at 5 p.m. Tickets are $15. Both events take place outdoors.

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Atlanta Ballet dancer and up-and-coming dance maker Darian Kane choreographed “All Eyes Forward,” one of six contemporary ballets featured in an online film produced by the Artists Climate Collective. Kane’s work was shot outdoors in Atlanta and features six artists from Atlanta Ballet, Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre and Immerse ATL. Available online through September 28. Tickets $25. All proceeds go to climate-focused organizations.

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Fly on a Wall launches a Cats in a Library ritual event Thursday at MINT gallery. Nicole Johnson, Jimmy Joyner and Sean Nguyen Hilton will perform solos, duets and trios  among the artists in Gallery 3 each day when the gallery is open (Wednesday-Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.). Experience “time, feeling, memory, indescribable existence” with these adventurous movement artists. Through October 1.

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MUSIC

Music Midtown returns Saturday and Sunday to Piedmont Park with a packed lineup that includes Maroon 5, Miley Cyrus, the Jonas Brothers and Atlanta’s own 21 Savage. The festival, which began in 1994, will feature more than 30 artists spread out across four stages. A two-day general admission ticket is $145.

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Pianist George Li (Photo by Simon Fowler)

Pianist George Li performs Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts. Li has emerged as one of the most acclaimed young concert pianists of his generation. The Washington Post praised his “staggering technical prowess . . . and sheer depth of expression.” Li will perform pieces by Schumann and Liszt. $45.

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“Musical Fireworks!” brings together some of Atlanta’s finest classical music for a concert Sunday (September 19) at First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta. The musicians include violinist David Coucheron (concertmaster for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra), pianist Julie Coucheron, organist Jens Korndoerfer, cellist Charae Krueger, violinist Helen Hwaya Kim, cellist Christopher Rex, violist Josiah Coe, pianist Elizabeth Pridgen and pianist William Ransom. The 3 p.m. concert will be both in person and livestreamed. Tickets are $20.

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ART+DESIGN

Artist-collector Lucinda Bunnen is a powerhouse in Atlanta photography. Inward, Outward, Forward, opening Saturday and Sunday at Atlanta Contemporary, showcases the artist’s wide-ranging photography over the last 50 years and highlights her many contributions to Atlanta’s art community with works by other artists from her personal collection. Bunnen is one of the local artists who founded Atlanta Contemporary in 1973, under its original name, Nexus.

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Get ready for an outdoor art party! The 11th annual Forward Warrior!! interactive street art exhibit in Cabbagetown takes place Saturday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., on Wylie Street. Among the many muralists taking part are Angie Jerez, Corey Barksdale, Fabian Williams, Arrrtaddict, Nick Benson, Greg Mike (left) and Sanithna. Art lovers are advised to walk, cycle, Uber or MARTA their way there – there’s no public parking.

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The small, experimental Arts Beacon Gallery presents “Alloy,” a collaboration between six pairs of poets and visual artists. Each pair produced a poem and piece of visual art in an act of creative mutualism. The exhibit opens 5-9 p.m. Saturday with readings and presentations at 8 p.m.; show continues through September 25.

 

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