Your Source For The Arts In Atlanta

Calendar Editor Lauren Leathers’ weekly roundup of arts events happening around the city.


Flux Exchange: Cannupa Hanska Luger. The New Mexico-based multidisciplinary artist’s work explores the cultural and physical geographies of ATL. Luger will introduce his latest works through an artist talk at Atlanta Contemporary Art Center. On display November 1–4. Artist talk Saturday, November 3 at 11 a.m. Atlanta Contemporary Art Center.

SCAD Atlanta’s 13th annual Open Studio Night. An evening to showcase painting, photography, illustration, printmaking and sculpture by SCAD students, faculty and alumni. Several works will be available for purchase. November 2 at 7 p.m. SCAD Atlanta, fifth floor, building C. 

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. Opens November 1. Through October 27, 2019. Georgia Museum of Art, Athens.

Harrison Keys Over//Under: A One-Night Retrospective. Street artist Harrison Keys, better known as TOES, died in 2016, but his art lives on. The Keys family has organized an opening and tribute show featuring more than 100 works of Key colorful line work and wordplay. Composer and Atlanta Symphony Orchestra bass player Michael Kurth will be present for the opening. Kurth composed a three-movement piece of classical music, titled “Everything Lasts Forever.” The first of it’s three movements, titled “TOES,” was inspired by Keys’ omnipresent street art, that Kurth often saw on his way to work. The show is a tribute to TOES, and a recording of Kurth’s work will be played through a sound system. November 4 at 6 p.m. Pratt-Pullman Yard.


(Courtesy of Peachtree Road United Methodist Church)

Chanticleer: Then and There, Here and Now. In celebration of Chanticleer’s 40th Anniversary, the program will contain music by several favorite composers including Palestrina, Victoria, Mason Bates, Steven Stucky, Jennings, Shaw, McGlynn and more. October 30 at 7 p.m. United Methodist Church, Sanctuary.

Daniel Hope and Friends perform Air: A Baroque Journey. (Courtesy of Schwartz Center for Performing Arts)

Daniel Hope and Friends: Air – A Baroque Journey. Based on Hope’s album of the same name, the program follows musicians and composers who sought to express themselves through violin on a deeper level. Guests are guided through the development of modern violin through the Baroque era. October 31 at 8 p.m. Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall.

Sing Out in Defiance. An evening of resistance through song featuring Frank Hamilton and the Troublemakers Collective. November 3 at 7 p.m. Shambhala Meditation Center of Atlanta.


(Courtesy of Africa Umoja)

Africa Umoja: The Spirit of Togetherness. The musical production — which is currently touring around the globe — stops by ATL to perform in honor of the late South African President Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday year. The show will tell the story of South Africa through song, storytelling, dance and drama. October 30November 4. Porter Sanford III Performing Arts Center.

Murder at Sleepaway Camp. An interactive murder mystery in which guests solve the case of several camp counselors assigned to “Red” Robin Lake, which has a grueling backstory of murder and demise. October 31 at 7 p.m. Manual’s Tavern.

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. Opens November 3. Through November 18. The Black Box at The Robert Mello Studio.

Bloody Shakespeare. The students of Emory University have prepared a Halloween treat. Scenes from famous Shakespeare plays will be acted out. Expect blood, fright and spookiness. October 31 at 8 p.m. Emory University, Lawley Fountain.

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. November 1-11. University Theatre at Dahlberg Hall.

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. Opens November 1 at 8 p.m. Through November 18. 7 Stages Theatre Back Stage.


Alfred Hitchcock: Vertigo. There’s no better way to celebrate Halloween than kicking back and watching a cult classic. Arguably Hitchcock’s most personal film, the psychological thriller follows a detective forced into early retirement who develops acrophobia. October 31 at 7:30 p.m. Emory University, White Hall 208.

Warhol Exhibition Viewing and Film Screening on November 3 (Photo courtesy of Michael C. Carlos Museum)

Warhol Exhibition Viewing and Film Screening. Curator of Works on Paper, Andi McKenzie, provides guests a look at Chimera: Andy Warhol through the 1980s. Following the viewing will be a screening of Warhol’s Velvet Underground films with Lou Reed. November 3 at 7 p.m. Michael C. Carlos Museum.


Cabbagetown Chomp & StompThe annual fall bluegrass festival and chili cook-off honors Cabbagetown’s charming southern history and benefits the neighborhood’s green spaces and community center. November 3 at 11 a.mCabbagetown.

Chastain Park Arts FestivalAbout 185 painters, photographers, glass blowers and other artists and craftsmen transform Chastain Park into an outdoor art gallery at this annual fall festival. November 3 at 10 a.m. and November 4 at 11 a.m. Chastain Park.


Horses in the Sky. Directed and choreographed by Rami Be’er, the energy of 16 dancers bring the stage to life with urgency in an overall dreamy performance. November 1 at 8 p.m. Byers Theatre.

See the Blackness of Flamenco. A series of events will trace the development of flamenco and its African roots. The week begins with a live performance of flamenco at Red Light Cafe, continues with two screenings and an audience talk with the director of the documentary film Gurumbé – Afro-Andalusian Memories and ends with K. Meira Goldberg discussing her new book Sonidos Negros: On the Blackness of Flamenco. October 29 through November 2. Various locations.

Feminist Ballet: Problems & Possibilities. Choreographed by Gretchen Alterowitz, the performance invites guests to think deeper and contemplate ways ballet’s defining characteristics are incompatible with feminist principles. November 1 at 7:30 p.m. Dance Studio, Schwartz Center for Performing Arts.


A Very Stable Genius (Courtesy of author, Mike Luckovich)

Mike Luckovich: A Very Stable Genius. The author and cartoonist discusses his latest book of political cartoons, all of which cover what he refers to as the Cheeto-in-Chief, Donald Trump. November 4 at 7:30 p.m.  Marcus Jewish Community Center of 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.

Prologue to the MJCCA Book Fest. A series of author events anticipates the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta’s Book Festival. Through October 29. Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta.

(Courtesy of Spalding Nix)

Jerry Siegel: Reveal. The Atlanta photographer shows new portraits of Atlanta drag artists alongside new work by Margriet Smulders and John Dean. Through November 2. Spalding Nix Fine Art.

Edgar A. Poe Experience. In the name of all that is spooky, Serenbe Playhouse invites visitors to a haunted, experimental journey deep into the mind of the grandfather of thriller. Through October 31. The Wren’s Nest.

Kelli Kaufman: Third Coast, Landscapes of the Gulf South. The latest solo show for the Louisiana-based artist. Kaufman’s southeastern living is deeply rooted in her work, drawing influence from boating on the marsh, including insects, birds, fish and other life that emerges from the foggy waters. Opening October 19 at 6 p.m. Runs through November 2. Huff Harrington Fine Art.

Atlanta Celebrates Photography. A2D photography takes refuge at Emory to present works by 20 photographers. Through November 2. Chace Gallery Schwartz Center for Performing Arts.

Rachel Reese Selects + Rose Barron: Sweet Dreams and Nightmares. Atlanta Photography Group presents two concurrent exhibitions as part of Atlanta Celebrates Photography: a solo exhibition by Atlanta-based photographer Rose Barron and photographic works selected by Rachel Reese, associate curator of modern and contemporary art at Savannah’s Telfair Museums. Through November 3. Atlanta Photography Group.

Kevin T. Kelly: Kicking Against the Pricks. The Cincinnati-based painter shows new work. Through November 3. Alan Avery Art Company.

COVER-UPs. Swan Coach House Gallery presents new collaborative photography by David Baerwalde and Alex Martinez. Through November 7. Swan Coach House Gallery.

Weeping May Endure for a Night: The Funeral of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Through the Lens of Declan Haun. An exhibition shows 25 photographs captured by the late Declan Haun, a Chicago freelance photojournalist assigned to cover the King funeral in Atlanta. Through November 4. Margaret Mitchell House.

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.

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.

Encounter dozens of ghostly visitors who inhabit the shadows and lurk in the far reaches of WildWoods and Fernbank Forest. (Courtesy of 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.

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.

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.

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

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