Calendar Editor Lauren Leathers’ weekly roundup of arts events happening around the city.
Corian Ellisor: My People. The multimedia performance by Ellisor and Alex Abarca presents conversation between two queer people of color, exploring identity in relationship to family. November 9–11. 7 Stages Theatre.
Terminus Modern Ballet: Translation. Atlanta-native Troy Schumacher presents a living art installation performance that expands on last year’s performance. Guests are taken on a sensory journey through the art of dance. Opens November 9 at 8 p.m. Through November 11. Westside Cultural Arts Center.
ART + DESIGN
Fauna and Flora, Meet the Artists: Patricia A. Griffin and Susan Robert. The dynamic duo discuss their balanced craft. Robert’s organic tones and gentle brush strokes give nod to the Flora that surrounded her North Carolina home. Griffin takes on a more vibrant feel representing the Fauna of America. November 8 at 6 p.m. Brickworks Gallery.
Childhood by Design. A conversation with artists, architects, urbanists and designers together with early childhood experts, policymakers and the general public to reimagine the childhood experience. November 6 at 7 p.m. Rich Theatre, Woodruff Arts Center.
Creative Placemaking Symposium: The Role of Art and Design in Community Development. Speakers discus the process of integrating design and art into urban development projects as a catalyst for innovation. Registration deadline is November 5. November 8 at 8:30 a.m. Kennesaw State University, Marietta Campus.
RESIST: A Simulation of Struggle. An experimental multimedia project that serves as a response to the current social and political climate, specifically giving pushback to racism, sexism, colonialism/empire, fascism, transphobia, homophobia, Islamophobia, ableism and xenophobia. November 10 at 7:30 p.m. The Collective Ink and Arts Studio, 30310.
Elusive and Intangible: A Collection of Abstract Art. The latest exhibition will feature paintings and drawings from 20 Atlanta-based artists to highlight the ever-evolving scope of the abstract art as a vehicle for exploration and interpretation. Opens November 10 at 7 p.m. Runs through November 30. Facet Gallery.
November Second Sunday. Every second Sunday of the month, the High Museum treats guests to a day of free entry! This month’s theme is Meet the New High — read ArtsATL‘s recent review of the reinstallation here. November 11 at noon. High Museum of Art.
Brahms Violin Concerto, Beethoven 8. Conductor Roberto Abbado returns for Beethoven’s buoyant Eighth Symphony with violinist Veronika Eberle. The concert opens with a piece that serves as a prelude to genius: String Sonata No.1 written by Rossini at the age of 12. November 8 and 10 at 8 p.m. Atlanta Symphony Hall.
The Atlanta Opera: West Side Story. Inspired by Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, West Side Story has captivated audiences since its debut in 1957 with the tale of teenage lovers. Through November 11. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.
Aida Cuevas: Tribute to Juan Gabriel. The Mexican soulstress and her Mexico City-based mariachi band, Mariachi Juvenil Tecalitlán, will present a mariachi tribute to her dear mentor and friend. November 10 at 8 p.m. Rialto Center for the Arts.
Harrison Scott Key: Congratulations, Who Are You Again? Known for his cynical humor, readers are invited to join Key’s journey to becoming a writer. November 7 at 7 p.m. Ivy Hall of SCAD.
Still Life: A talk by C. Riley Snorton. The professor and cultural theorist analyzes representations of race and gender throughout history and will host a talk on the topics. He is the author of Nobody is Supposed to Know: Black Sexuality on the Down Low and Black on Both Sides: A Racial History of Trans Identity. November 7 at 4:30 p.m. 25 Park Place N.E., Room 223.
William Coupon: Portraits. A carefully curated collection of every work to date by the photographer in book form. Cooper will be in conversation with Susanne Katz, director of exhibitions at William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, to discuss the works. November 6 at 7:30 p.m. Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta.
Noirvember: The Killing. Stanley Kubrick’s story of one last scheme to steal millions kicks off a month-long celebration of all things film noir. November 6 at 7 p.m. Plaza Theatre.
North by Northwest. The 1959 Hitchcock classic follows simple advertising executive Roger Thornhill as he gets mistaken for double-agent George Kaplan and hits the ground running around the United States trying to prove his innocence. November 7 at 7:30 p.m. Emory University, White Hall 208.
Filmer: A Premiere of Original Short Films about AIR Serenbe Artists. Local filmmakers were commissioned to produce a short portrait film highlighting the process of creation and personalities of high-caliber artists. This year, 16 new films by 14 filmmakers were produced and will premiere at the showing. November 9 at 7 p.m. Rich Theatre, Woodruff Arts Center.
V For Vendetta. Remember remember, the 5th of November… The well-known thriller film follows a not-your-ordinary hero that uses terrorist tactics to fight the oppressive London government. November 5 at 7 p.m. Plaza Theatre.
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. Opens November 2 at 8 p.m. Through November 18. Windmill Arts Center.
FESTIVALS & FAMILY
Stone Mountain Christmas. It’s officially time to begin prepping for the holidays. The family-friendly festival provides more more than two million lights, holiday music and visits from holiday favorite characters. Opens November 10. Through January 6. Stone Mountain Park.
The Poetry Gala. An evening of food, drinks, art, conversation and live poetry performances. November 6 at 8 p.m. Artisans Bar & Gallery.
Artoberfest 2018. Rejoice! An event celebrating local artists, musicians and makers that keep Atlanta colorful and full of life. More than 15 new murals will be on display at The Met, and DJs will keep the party bumpin’ with a maker’s market and more. November 10 at 2 p.m. The Met Atlanta.
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.
COVER-UPs. Swan Coach House Gallery presents new collaborative photography by David Baerwalde and Alex Martinez. Through November 7. Swan Coach House Gallery.
KAI LIN ART: Infinity. The latest exhibition This exhibition presents nineteen female artists working in a range of styles and mediums to continue the core values of inclusion and equal representation. Through November 9. Kai Lin Art.
Forest McMullin. The SCAD professor and photographer presents new images of the South. Through November 10. Thomas Deans Fine Art.
The View UpStairs. Based on the 1973 arson attacks, one the deadliest attacks on the LGBT community in history, the Off-Broadway musical follows the exhilarating adventure of Wes, a young fashion designer from 2018. Our protagonist is faced with an unexpected journey to self-exploration that spans two generations of queer history. Through November 10. Out Front Theatre.
Little Raindrop Songs. The Alliance Theatre presents Michael Haverty’s interactive theatrical and puppet performance for the very young. Through November 10. Black Box Theatre, Woodruff Arts Center.
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.
For Home and Country: World War I Posters from the Blum Collection. A new exhibition shows World War I propaganda posters from the collection of the late UGA professor and entomologist Murray Blum. Through November 11. Georgia Museum of Art, Athens.
Lysistrata. A group of Greek women backlash against the nation for being at war by refusing to have sex until the men stop the fighting. Through November 11. University Theatre at Dahlberg Hall.
Woodland Spirits. Fernbank Museum of Natural History invites guests to proceed with caution to an exhibition of mystery, adventure, and lurking spirits. Several special events will take place throughout the duration of the exhibition’s stay. Through November 11. Fernbank Museum of Natural History.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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