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


Masters in Print opens November 15. (Courtesy of September Gray Fine Art Gallery)

Artist talk: Ken West, The Beauty of Everyday Thangs. The artist will speak on the exhibition of documentary photographs that seeks to illustrate the natural beauty and power of normalcy. November 15 at 7 p.m. Gallery 72. 

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. Opens November 15 at 6 p.m. Through January 10. September Gray Fine Art Gallery

Little Things. The annual exhibition welcomes more than 100 local artists across all mediums to display works available for purchase. Artists include Lisa Alembik, Liz Anderson, Steven Anderson, Linda Armstrong, Maria Artemis, Rose M Barron and many, many more. Opens November 15. Through January 4. Swan Coach House Gallery. 

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. Opens November 17. Through January 13.  Georgia Museum of Art, Boone and Georgi-Ann Knox Gallery II.

Waits To Be Born, part two, opens on November 16 at Notch8 Gallery. (Courtesy of artist, Sanithna Phansavanh)

Sanithna Phansavanh: A ghost within me, waits to be born. The second exhibition of the back-to-back solo shows by the imitable painter unveils this Friday. Opens November 16 at 7 p.m. Through December 16. Notch8 Gallery.


Stephen Carter, Invisible: The Forgotten Story of the Black Woman Lawyer Who Took Down America’s Most Powerful Mobster. The author talks on his latest novel, which is based on his grandmother, Eunice Hunton Carter. Though she may be one of the most powerful black women in history due to political and professional successes, it wouldn’t come without the shadow of prejudice and tragedy that took place in the 1940s. But our protagonist does not easily accept defeat, which leads to the takedown of a mafia boss. November 13 at 7 p.m. Atlanta History Center.


Waffle Palace provides scattered, smothered and covered Southern humor through December 30 at Horizon Theatre. (Courtesy of Greg Mooney)

Waffle Palace Christmas. Yes, this is real. Waffle House Southern humor takes the stage — inspired by true events, served up over easy and just in time for Christmas. Opens November 16. Through December 30. Horizon Theatre. 

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer plays at Center for Puppetry Arts November 13–December 30. (Courtesy of Center for Puppetry Arts)

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. The holiday cult classic hits the stage to follow the story of a rejected reindeer, a wannabe dentist and other misfits that come together. Opens November 13 at 10 a.m. Through December 30. Center for Puppetry Arts.

Knead. Written and performed by Mary Lynn Owen, the show presents a woman’s bread-baking experience that leads to an unpredictable experience. Ingredients of time and memory interfere, and everything is pulled into question. Opens November 13 at 7:30 p.m. Through December 9. Alliance Theatre.


Buried Alive Film Fest. The 13th-annual independent horror film festival rolls into ATL for five days of spooky shorts and full-length horror. November 13–18. 7 Stages Theatre. 

Noirvember: Laura. Founded in 2010, Noirvember is a month-long celebration of all things film noir. Kicking off the series is a thriller that follows chain-smoking Detective McPherson on an unusual murder case. November 13 at 7 p.m. Plaza Theatre. 

AJFF Connects: Yentl. The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, in partnership with the LGBTQ resource organization SOJOURN, presents screening of Yentl. The 1983 classic musical drama, directed by and starring Barbra Streisand, challenges the traditional norms of the time and explores contemporary issues of human sexuality and gender identity. A facilitated conversation surrounding the film’s themes will follow. November 13 at 6 p.m. Phillip Rush Center Annex Building. 


(Courtesy of The Meridian Chorale)

The Meridian Chorale. The chorale honors the Roman poet Virgil’s admonition to “sing greater things.” Composers represented include Hildegard von Bingen, Josquin des Prez, Orlando Gibbons, Benjamin Britten, Samuel Barber and Steven Darsey. November 17 at 7:30 p.m. Clayton State University, Spivey Hall. 

The Atlanta Jazz Festival: An Evening with Camille Thurman and the Darrell Green Trio. Guests can expect an evening of entrancement by Thurman’s lush, rich and warm sound on the tenor saxophone. November 17 at 8 p.m. Rich Theatre. 


Humbled presented by Benae Beamon on
November 14 at Synchronicity Theatre (Courtesy of Benae Beamon)

Benae Beamon: Humbled. The hour-long tap dance piece explores the ways labor and ritual overlap and focuses on the understanding that in black and queer communities, ritual, care, and possibility call for continuous labor. November 14 at 7:30 p.m. Synchronicity Theatre. 

The World Premiere of I call him.he[R]. Okwae A. Miller and other artists perform a collaborative choreographic installation cataloging the crosscurrent pressures of black male masculinity and the identity politics of black gay men. The interactive performance references notable sources and advocates for health and wellness. November 16–18. The Bakery Atlanta. 

Emory Dance Company. New contemporary works by New York artist Kendra Portier will be performed by Emory Dance alumnus Andre Lumpkin, Atlanta Ballet’s Nadia Mara and Emory Dance faculty artists Gregory Catellier and George Staib. November 15–17 at 7:30 p.m. & November 17 at 2 p.m. Dance Studio, Schwartz Center.


The cult classic comes to life every Friday at midnight. (Courtesy of Plaza Theatre)

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.

Shaking the Wind. Atlanta actress Minka Wiltz shares the joys and tribulations of growing up as a black girl in Atlanta in her new one-woman show, which will be performed in a series of living rooms across the city. Through November 17. Out of Hand Theater.

Bojana Ginn. MOCA GA Working Artist Project recipient Bojana Ginn presents a solo show of installation work blending art and technology. Through November 17. Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia.

Star-Quellers. A photography exhibition by Jill Frank and Adam Pape in which photos create conversation about social rituals, play, public space and discovering mystery in plain sight. Through November 17. Camayuhs.

Ruby Rae Spiegel: DRY LAND. Abortion, female friendship, resiliency and what happens in one locker room after everybody’s left are only a few topics in the play that explores the lives of female high school students. Through November 18. Windmill Arts Center. 

Stephen MacDonald: Not About Heroes. Based on the original novel, director Frank Miller brings to life on stage the story of a young English soldier sent to Craiglockhart War Hospital to recover after spending four months in the trenches in France. Through November 18. 7 Stages Theatre Back Stage.

Men on Boats. Directed by Jaclyn Backhaus and based on the 1869 expedition into the Grand Canyon led by Major John Wesley Powell, Men on Boats casts an all-female tale of a one-armed captain, insane crew and the adventure of a lifetime. Through November 18. The Black Box at The Robert Mello Studio.

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.

Vernacular Modernism: The Photography of Doris Ulmann. The first complete retrospective of the work of photographer Doris Ulmann, including her early pictorialist photographs, her studio portrait production, her focus on the rural craftsmen and women of Appalachia, and her work on the African American and Gullah communities of coastal South Carolina and Georgia. Through November 25. Georgia Museum of Art, Athens.

The latest exhibition at the Hammonds House features decades of work by Tim Fielder that explores visual directives in the “Age of Afrofuturism.” (Courtesy of Hammonds House Museum)

Black Metropolis. The latest exhibition features decades of work by Tim Fielder that explores visual directives in the “Age of Afrofuturism.” Obviously ideas of afrofuturism will be on display, but not-so-obviously “comics, music, animation, decapitated chickens, heroes, villains, and negroes” will also be part of the mix. Through November 25. Hammonds House Museum.

Chimera: Andy Warhol through the 1980s. A new exhibition curated by Carlos Museum’s curator of works on paper Andi McKenzie shows Polaroids, silver gelatin prints and screenprints from the museum’s collection. Through November 25. Carlos Museum.

Picturing Justice. As part of Atlanta Celebrates Photography, Atlanta Legal Aid Society hosts an exhibition of photographs reflecting on themes of social justice, featuring work by Dustin Chambers, Daniel Edwards, Melissa Golden, Andrew Lichtenstein, Robin Rayne and Beate Sass. Exhibition through November 30. Atlanta Legal Aid Society.

Ghada Amer: The Breakthrough. Georgia State University shows an exhibition by the Cairo-born, New York-based artist, who creates work that deals with social issues, female identity and Islamic culture. Through December 3. GSU’s Welch School Galleries.

Music to My Eyes. Photographys by Al Clayton, Arnold Newman, Herb Greene, Herb Snitzer and Tim Barnwell will be on display. The works contain portraits of musicians across the spectrum — from Johnny Cash to Janis Joplin. Through December 7. Lumiere Gallery. 

(Courtesy of Stevenson, Cape Town/Johannesburg and Yancey Richardson, New York)

Zanele Muholi: Somnyama Ngonyama, Hail the Dark Lioness. Spelman Museum presents the U.S. premiere of an acclaimed exhibition featuring more than 70 photographs by South African artist Zanele Muholi. Through December 8. Spelman College Museum of Fine Art.

Transformers. A new exhibition curated by Dorothy Moye shows work by artists who transform everyday objects and ordinary materials in their work: Temme Barkin-Leeds, Chakaia Booker, Sonya Clark, Elyse Defoor, Bryant Holsenbeck, Jess Jones, Susan Lenz, Eddy Lopez, Pam Longobardi, Amy Orr, Joe Peragine, Karen Searles, Gregor Turk, Naomi Wanjiku Gakunga and John Westmark. Through December 8. Dalton Gallery.

When East Meets West: Three Centuries of Artistic Discourse. A new exhibition considers the cross cultural influences between Japanese and Western artists between the late 17th and late 19th centuries. Through December 9. Oglethorpe University Museum of Art.

Earthflight. A 3D nature documentary uses state-of-the-art aerial techniques and cameras to document different species of birds on their seasonal journeys. Through December 13. Fernbank Museum.

Class Pictures. Teresa Bramlette Reeves curates six figurative works from the Zuckerman’s permanent collection paired with the work of five contemporary artists: Melissa Basham, Paul Stephen Benjamin, Aubrey Longley-Cook, Yanique Norman and Don Robson. Through December 21. Zuckerman Museum of Art.

Epic Designs: Tadao Ando & Le Corbusier. Photographer Richard Pare highlights the works of modernist architects Radao Ando and Le Corbusier from two recently released books. Through December 21. Lumiere Gallery.

Figure Forward. Sarah Higgins curates three Atlanta-based artists who interrogate the nature of portraiture and identity: Jill Frank, Jamie Bull and William Downs. Through December 21. Zuckerman Museum of Art.

Meghann Riepenhoff and Abelardo Morell. Jackson Fine Art opens two concurrent solo shows of new work by the acclaimed contemporary photographers. Through December 22. Jackson Fine Art.

¡NUEVOlution! Latinos and the New South. An exhibition considers the contributions and history of Latinos in the South. Through December 31. Atlanta History Center.

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood. A new exhibition allows kids to play, sing, explore and pretend in some familiar places from Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood. Through January 6, 2019. Children’s Museum.

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, 2019. Booth Museum.

Frederic Remington, Buffalo Hunter Spitting a Bullet into a Gun (Courtesy of Booth Museum)

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, 2019. Museum of Design Atlanta.

Marc-Antoine Coulon: Unapologetic Lines. SCAD FASH presents the first museum show of the acclaimed French fashion illustrator. Through January 27, 2019. SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion and Film.

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, 2019. Woodruff Library, Emory University.

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, 2019. Georgia Museum of Art, Athens.

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 10. Georgia Museum of Art, Athens.

Barbecue Nation. In celebration of National Barbecue Month, an exhibition explores barbecue’s enduring place at the American table. Through September 29, 2019. 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, 2019. Georgia Museum of Art, Athens.

Time & Texture on view at the High Museum of Art (Courtesy of William Christenberry)

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, 2019. High Museum of Art. 

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