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Your Guide To The Arts In Atlanta

ArtsATL calendar editor Lauren Leathers’ weekly roundup of arts events happening around the city.

DANCE

Skid. The production takes a provocative look at Metro Atlanta’s homelessness and gentrification while celebrating the vulnerability and strength of humanity through innovative set design to show the human connection between art and social justice. January 25–26 at 8 p.m. Ferst Center for the Arts.

Ballet Hispanico: Latin-Infused Modern Dance. Under the artistic direction of Eduardo Vilaro, the company performs a diverse repertoire by prominent choreographers and emerging artists that represent nine Latin countries. January 26 at 8 p.m. Rialto Center for the Arts. 

Body as Resistance: Fueling the Spectator with Power and Motivation. A brunch and dialogue with Israeli artists and choreographers Niv Sheinfeld and Oren Laor will investigate the potential of art to trigger and inspire activism in audiences. January 27 at 1 p.m. 7 Stages. 

ART + DESIGN

Perspectives: A Group Exhibition. A collection of original works by 32 artists from the Women’s Caucus for Art of Georgia, including paintings, photography, glass and other art forms. Opens January 24 at 5 p.m. Through March 17. DTG2 at Cornerstone Bank of Decatur. 

Am I Enough: The Representation of Black Women in Global Popular Culture artist talk will be held January 24. (Courtesy of Gallery 72)

I Am Both. A two-person exhibition of mixed-media textile pieces and sculptural works made by Georgia-based artists Sonya Yong James and Trevor Reese. Through March 9. Chastain Arts Center. 

Deeper Than art show. The 90-day group exhibit explores the complexities of an artist’s mind through a series of portrayed images. Artists include Rameses Jones, Graciela Elisa Nunez Bedoya and more. January 25 at 7 p.m. Hapeville Maker Space. 

Am I Enough: The Representation of Black Women in Global Popular Culture artist talk. Hosted by Yema Thomas of The Atlanta Ginga Project, the panel discussion will explore the ongoing struggles of Africans and African descendant women for aesthetic and cultural equity in a world still fueled by the myths of black pathology. January 24 at 7 p.m. Gallery 72. 

Callanwolde Artist Market. The indoor art festival features more than 80 artists working in a variety of media. January 26–27. Callanwolde Fine Arts Center. 

FILM

A Star is Born. Jackson Maine, a country music star on the brink of decline, discovers a talented unknown named Ally, and the two begin a love affair. But when one becomes more famous than the other, their relationship turns troublesome. January 21–24. Plaza Theatre. 

Where’s Man Man? The independently made film premieres on the red carpet. January 23 at 7 p.m. Plaza Theatre. 

MUSIC

Nelson Patton is the experimental duo of Dave Nelson and Marlon Patton. (Courtesy of Nelson Patton)

Deantoni Parks and Nelson Patton. AIR Serenbe and Grocery On Home present a show comprising the dynamic experimental duo of Nelson Patton and the inimitable avant garde drumming of Deantoni Parks. See ArtsATL music editor’s Q&A with the artists here. January 21 at 7 p.m. The Bakery Atlanta.  

Jon Mueller with Poèmes Électroniques. Percussionist and drummer Jon Mueller presents his uncommon technique, rigor and virtuosity for which he is celebrated. Topping off the evening is an immersive electronic performance inspired by “Poème Électronique,” a piece by Le Corbusier, E. Varèse and Xenakis. January 22 at 8 p.m. The Bakery Atlanta.

THEATER

Catalyst Arts Atlanta presents K2. An immersive experience in which guests are guided through a snow-covered base camp complete with sherpa tea. Opens January 25 at 8 p.m. Through February 9. The Bakery. 

Paul Bunyan and the Tall Tale Medicine Show. A historical hoedown of classic folktales and fables honoring Paul Bunyan, John Henry, Pecos Bill and Hekeke of the Miwok tribe. Opens January 22. Through March 10. Center for Puppetry Arts. 

An Octoroon. A troublesome melodrama that humorously combines the pre-war South with 21st-century cultural politics. Opens January 26. Through February 24. Actor’s Express. 

BOOKS

Roshani Chokshi: The Gilded Wolves. The author discusses and signs copies of her latest book. January 22 at 6:30 p.m. Little Shop of Stories. 

Writing Memoir: How To See the Forest Through the Trees. Dr. Kerry Neville hosts a workshop on how to expand a brief, concentrated short moment into a longer nonfiction narrative. January 26 at noon. Elevator Factory. 

ONGOING

Rocky Horror Picture Show. The cult classic comes to life. Our protagonists are stuck with a flat tire during a storm that leads to a series of misfortunate events. Every Friday at midnight. Plaza Theatre.

Push Pin 2019. Atlanta Photography Group hosts the annual party in which photographers are invited to pin up their best prints for display. Through January 25. Atlanta Photography Group.

Michi Meko: It Doesn’t Prepare You for Arrival. An exhibition that seeks silence and the comfort of solitude but brings attention to the countless reasons black people feel unwelcome in natural outdoor spaces. Through January 26. Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia. 

Moonlight and Magnolias. This show offers an inside look at the men behind the writing of Gone with the Wind. Ultimately, the group locks itself in an office with five days’ worth of peanuts and bananas. Through January 27. Georgia Ensemble Theatre.

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.

Lisa Freeman: Dark Cotton. The artist creates assemblages that house black and white photographs, often inspired by critical challenges. On view through January 31. Artist’s Talk and Reception on January 31 at 3 p.m. Roy C. Moore Art Gallery. 

Beautiful features photography by Elizabeth Jones and paintings by artist Craig Hawkins. (Courtesy of Still Point Gallery)

Elizabeth Jones and Craig Hawkins: Beautiful. Featuring photography and paintings, the exhibition allows viewers to bear witness to remarkable beauty in the face of suffering and raises global awareness of burn victims in India. Through February. Still Point.

Deborah Dancy: The Edge of Time. The artist presents her oil works on canvas, which embrace the natural ambiguity of abstraction. Through February 2. Marcia Wood Gallery.

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. Woodruff Library, Emory University.

Richard Hunt: Synthesis. The exhibition focuses on formative periods in the career of the African American sculptor. More than 130 public commissions in more than 24 states have made him a legendary figure in modern and contemporary sculpture. Through February 3. Georgia Museum of Art, Athens.

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 February 10. Georgia Museum of Art, Athens.

A Doll’s House, part 2 takes an unexpected twist on the original play by Henrik Ibsen. (Courtesy of Aurora Theatre)

A Doll’s House, Part 2. Based on the classic play by Henrik Ibsen, the coproduction between Aurora Theatre and Actor’s Express takes the story in an unexpected direction. Nora, who left her husband and family to become a successful author, returns 15 years later to her old home to ask her husband for a divorce. Through February 10. Aurora Theatre.

January Group Exhibition at Mason Fine Art. A variety of artists present works including a juried exhibition by artists from the Goat Farm, a selection of work by Atlanta artists and a special exhibition titled Between the Deep Blue Sea and the Universe by metal artist Corrina Sephora Mensoff. Through February 16. Mason Fine Art. 

Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors. Organized by the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the show that’s been taking ATL by a storm is finally on display. Visitors are taken across six decades of Kusama’s, the 89-year-old Tokyo-based artist, creative output and will explore the development of six kaleidoscopic environments as well as sculptures, paintings, works on paper, film excerpts, archival ephemera and additional large-scale installations. Through February 17. High Museum of Art. 

Harry Underwood: Red-Letter Days. Works by the Nashville-based artist, who often uses latex paint, pencil and varnish on wood panel in his creations. Through March 2. Different Trains Gallery.

SCAD FASH: Cinematic Couture. The exhibition presents more than 50 costumes that focus on the art of costume design through the lens of film and popular culture. Films represented in the exhibition depict five centuries of history, drama, comedy, fairy tale and adventure through period costumes worn by well-known film stars. Through March 3. SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film. 

Shared Space: Fine Art Sale and Show. Painters Susie Stern, Laura Davis Shainker and Deb Rosenbury present oil, acrylic and mixed-media paintings for view and sale. A percentage of proceeds will be donated to North Valley Animal Disaster Group. Through March 6. Highpoint Episcopal Community Church. 

Human Trafficking: The Battle Continues. The exhibition features more than 20 artists who use their craft and skill to display works that bring awareness to the issue of human trafficking. Through March 12. The Shambhala Center of Atlanta.

Fernando Gaspar: Floating Machines. Composed of 15 paintings, the exhibition advances the artist’s interest in the ancestral biologics within and between a primeval earth and sky while giving a nod to his Southern European mannerisms. Through mid-March. Bill Lowe Gallery.

Vivian Maier

Vivian Maier: The Color Work exhibition is on display through March 22. (Courtesy of Vivian Maier, 1966)

The Reluctant Autocrat: Tsar Nicholas II. The exhibition focuses on the reigns of the last two Romanov rulers: Alexander III (1881–1894) and his son and successor Nicholas II (1894–1917). Through March 17. Georgia Museum of Art.

Vivian Maier: The Color Work. An exhibition that coincides with Vivian Maier’s publication, The Color Work. More than 30 color images from the John Maloof Collection that explore Maier’s 35mm photos are available in the gallery. Through March 22. Call prior to visiting the gallery. Lumiere Gallery. 

William Christenberry: Time & Texture. The exhibition includes more than 100 photographs by Christenberry that span over four decades beginning in the 1960s — including photographs of vernacular architecture and rural landscape of central Alabama on an annual basis, creating a prolonged study of place and the passing of time. Through April 14. High Museum of Art. 

Dandy Lion: (Re) Articulating Black Masculine Identity, which shows fashion as a form of resistance, is on view through April 28. (Courtesy of Hammonds House Museum)

Dandy Lion: (Re) Articulating Black Masculine Identity. The exhibition highlights contemporary expressions of young men who defy stereotypical and monolithic understandings of black masculinity — specifically, blending Victorian-era fashion with traditional African sartorial sensibilities. Through April 28. Hammonds House Museum.

DO or DIE: Affect, Ritual, Resistance. Dr. Fahamu Pecou’s latest works explore intersections between African-based spiritual traditions and the political and societal violence against black male bodies in America. Through April 28. Michael C. Carlos Museum. 

Run! Jump! Fly! Adventures in Action. Families are invited to participate in activities designed to teach youth to maintain happy and healthy bodies. Activities include kung fu, surfing, snowboarding and yoga to build strength, coordination, balance and endurance. Through May 27. Children’s Museum of Atlanta. 

Barbecue Nation. In celebration of National Barbecue Month, an exhibition explores barbecue’s enduring place at the American table. Through September 29. Atlanta History Center.

Out of the Darkness: Light in the Depths of the Sea of Cortez. Artist Rebecca Rutstein uses UGA marine sciences professor Samantha Joye’s research to create an interactive sculptural installation and several large paintings. Through October 27. Georgia Museum of Art, Athens.

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