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


National Ballet Theatre of Odessa: Swan Lake. The four-act production, set to the music of Tchaikovsky and based on Russian folklore and German legend, follows a heroic prince on a mission to free the swan maiden from an evil spell. January 13 at 3 p.m. Fox Theatre.


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. Opens January 10. Through February 10. Aurora Theatre.


Ellen Weinstein: Telling Stories with Images, Infinity and Luck. The writer and illustrator discusses image making, publishing and shifting courses mid-career. Ellen illustrated the children’s book Yayoi Kusama: From Here to Infinity, published by The Museum of Modern Art, and wrote and illustrated Recipes for Good Luck. January 9 at 6:30 p.m. High Museum of Art.

An Author’s Afternoon at Oakland: Chet Wallace. The author discusses his latest book, Stories of the Winecoff Fire: A Dedication to the Memory of the 119, which gives readers an intimate look into the lives that were lost in the 1946 Winecoff Hotel fire. January 13 at 4 p.m. Historic Oakland Cemetery.

Brad Meltzer: The First Conspiracy. The author will discuss his latest book, which, through heavy research, dives into the secret plot that was created by George Washington’s bodyguards to kill the man they were supposed to be protecting. January 11 at 7 p.m. Atlanta History Center.


Manual Cinema: The End of TV. Told through original 1970s R&B-inspired pop songs and set in a post-industrial Rust Belt city of the 1990s, The End of TV explores deeper meanings in the constant barrage of commercial images. January 12 at 8 p.m. Ferst Center for the Arts at Georgia Tech.


Deborah Dancy’s Toxic — several of the artist’s works will be on display through February 2. (Courtesy of the artist)

Deborah Dancy: The Edge of Time. The artist presents her oil works on canvas, which embrace the natural ambiguity of abstraction. Opens January 9. Through February 2. Marcia Wood Gallery.

ArtsXchange Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. The community arts center, which supports all disciplines by practitioners of all ages, opens its new location in East Point at 2148 Newnan Street. January 10 at 11 a.m. ArtsXchange.

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. Opens January 11. Through March 2. Different Trains Gallery.

Push Pin 2019. Atlanta Photography Group hosts the annual party in which photographers are invited to pin up their best prints for display. Opens January 11. Through January 25. Atlanta Photography Group.

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. Opening reception on January 11 at 6 p.m. Through mid-March. Bill Lowe Gallery.

Human Trafficking: The Battle Continues. More than 20 artists who use their craft and skill to display works that bring awareness to the issue of human trafficking. Opens January 8. Opening reception on January 19 at 7 p.m. Through March 12. The Shambhala Center of Atlanta.


Zydeco Concert and Dance with Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble. Hailed from Louisiana, the band provides blues sounds. To keep the party going, authentic Cajun food will be available thanks to Fusions Catering, and beginner’s dance lessons will be available for those who arrive early. January 12 at 8 p.m. Dorothy Benson Center. 


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.

Masters in Print: Faith Ringgold & David C. Driskell w/Master Printer Curlee Raven Holton. Raven Fine Art Editions has teamed up with September Gray Fine Art Gallery to present a collaboration of three talented creatives. Through January 10. September Gray Fine Art Gallery

Crystal Desai: Small Enough to Hold. MINT Leap Year artist Crystal Desai shows new work touching on themes of mental illness, ancestral wounds and environmental damage. Through January 12. MINT Gallery.

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. Booth Museum.

Ted Kincaid: Even If I Lose Everything. The Texas-based artist has spent the past 30 years using the medium and history of photography to subvert systematically the notion of an objective photographic record. The exhibition focuses on his digital dissections of skyscapes from his own photographs, as well as skies from the paintings of historical artists. Through January 13. Georgia Museum of Art, Boone and Georgi-Ann Knox Gallery II.

Winter Bloom. Carolyn Carr, Christina Graham and Adrienne Elise Tarver show new work alongside a project by ZAPAH Lab. Through January 19. Camayuhs.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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. 

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. 

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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