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Derek BlanksThe famous Atlanta-based photographer gives a lecture for Atlanta Celebrates Photography, which aims to make Atlanta a leading center for the growing art form. Thursday, October 11, 7 p.m. Westside Cultural Arts Center.

Forest McMullinThe SCAD professor and photographer presents new images of the South. Opening reception on October 12, 6–8 p.m. Exhibition runs through November 10. Historical and Contemporary Art Gallery.

Black MetropolisThe latest exhibition at the Hammonds House 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. Opening night on October 12. 6:30 p.m. Hammonds House Museum.

French MarketBonjour! A Parisian-inspired open market hosted by Alliance Francaise d’Atlanta will bring together regional and locally owned boutiques, cafes and galleries, featuring designer goods, art and home furnishings. In addition to the French fare, a variety of family-friendly activities will be available all day. October 13, 11 a.m.–6 p.m. Millennium Gate Museum.

Star-QuellersA 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. Opening reception October 13. 7–10 p.m. Exhibition runs through November 17. Camayuhs.

New High Museum. Join the High Museum of Art for a free unveiling of the newly reinstalled collection galleries and redesign of the Greene Family Learning Gallery, which began construction last April. October 14. High Museum of Art.

Elevate. The annual art festival is moving to Southwest Atlanta. Titled S.W.A.T.S (Southwest Atlanta, Too Strong), the week-long festival will act as a platform for artists and art professionals to start dialogue on experiences that have shaped their work. To keep the party going, all events are free and open to the public. October 14–21. Watershed Auditorium.

Kate BreakeyKnown for her large-scale photographs, the artist talks on her solo exhibition Nests, which documents the subtle differences in bird nests. Talk held on October 14. 11 a.m.–1 p.m. Exhibition runs through December 31. Brickworks Gallery.

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Lois ReitzesThe distinctive voice that has been heard over WABE since 1979 speaks at Art Over Dinner, a series of intimate gatherings between artists and organizations that support their work. October 14, 6 p.m. The Art Farm at Serenbe.

Vedem Underground: The Secret Magazine of Terezin. An underground opening of the newest exhibition at the Breman Museum shares a secret of teenage ruckus that led to defying the Third Reich and becoming the symbols of creative activism across the globe. Members-only event, so it says. But whoever let that stop them? October 14. Tour begins at noon. Breman Museum.


Bob SpitzThe author discusses his latest book, Reagan, whichis based on hundreds of interviews and provides the inside scoop to previously unavailable documents. October 8. 8 p.m. Atlanta History Center.

Future Is Female. A launch party for Atlanta-based professor of science fiction Lisa Yaszek’s latest book, which is a massive collection of 25 classic tales following female tradition in American science fiction. October 9. 7–9 p.m. Eagle Eye Books.

Angela Davis. The scholar, writer, and activist speaks on her book 1968: Lessons from Fifty Years of Change. Event is currently sold out, but if there’s a will, there’s a way! By way, I mean a video will be available here. October 10. 6:30-9 p.m. Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church Sanctuary.

Frederick DouglassDavid W. Blight’s latest book dives into new information that was once held in a private collection that only few historians have had the honor to lay eyes upon. It also discovers issues of Douglass’ newspapers. October 11. 8 p.m. Atlanta History Center.


The Haunted Life play reading. An “in-process” reading of Jack Kerouac’s original manuscript — which was tragically lost in a taxicab in 1944 — adapted for the stage by Sean Daniels. October 9. 7 p.m. Emory.

The Royale. In the 20th century, boxing was a segregated world. As a black man, Jay “The Sport” Jackson may seem like the underdog — but our hero couldn’t be farther from it as he brings to life the explosive sport. October 10–November 4. Theatrical Outfit.

The Ghastly Dreadfuls. The Center for Puppetry Arts presents its annual compendium of spooky, ghoulish puppet shows for adults. October 11–28. Center for Puppetry Arts.

Fool for LoveDirector Grant McGowen brings to life a study of love, hate and the dying myths of the Old West in a humorous and adventurous way. October 11–28. Pinch n Ouch Theatre.

WASP and Zig Zag Woman by Steve Martin. Brought to you by the dark and comedic mind of Martin, viewers are invited to take a look into American familial and romantic relationships. October 1113, 18 and 19. 7 Stages Theatre. 

The Graduate. The cult classic by Terry Johnson comes to life on stage as we follow the unexpected twists and turns of life post-graduation. Preview on October 11 at 8 p.m. Show runs October 1228. Act 3. 

Super Loser. A comic book artists’ journey to personal redemption and overcoming the dark shadows of doubt. October 1213. 8 p.m. Marietta’s Theatre in the Square. 


The Jerusalem Quartet

Jerusalem Quartet. The quartet partners with husband-and-wife duo Pinchas Zukerman and Amanda Forsyth to create a wondrous and romantic evening of music as a sextet. October 10. 8 p.m. Emerson Concert Hall, Emory.

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra open rehearsal. Guests are invited to a free event led by conductor Jun Märkl and the orchestra as they rehearse Berlioz’ “Benvenuto Cellini Overture,” Vieuxtemps’ Violin Concerto No.5 and Ravel’s “Daphnis et Chloé” featuring Giora Schmidt. Event encourages donations, which will go toward the annual fund. October 11. 10 a.m. Symphony Hall.

Bent Frequency with Sarah Hennies. The composer/percussionist takes a four-day residency in ATL to present a screening of her film Contralto, followed by an audience Q&A. Hennies’ work presents experimental sounds and a chance for conversation. October 11. 7:30 p.m. Plaza Theatre. 

Emory Gamelan 21st-Anniversary Concert. The Emory Ensemble will perform a musical selection from Central Java’s traditional repertoire and an original piece composed by Darsono. October 13. 4 p.m. Cannon Chapel, Emory. 


Southern Lullabies: glo and Okorie Johnson at Hudgens Center for the Arts on October 13.

Moving in the Spirit groundbreaking ceremony. The Atlanta-based creative youth development program officially opens the doors to a performing arts center. The new building will include AV-equipped classrooms, which can double as performance spaces, lecture halls or meeting rooms. October 11. 3:30 p.m. Edgewood/Candler Park MARTA Station.

Spellbound. Hailed from Rome, Italy, Spellbound will perform at KSU’s Department of Dance. The company will present “Full Moon” by Mauro Astolfi. Runs October 1213. Marietta Campus, Kennesaw State University. 

Southern Lullabies: glo and Okorie Johnson. A call and response that seesaws between movement choirs and audio dialogues of American jazz, world music and funk. October 13. 7 p.m. Hudgens Center for the Arts.

Dance Theater of Harlem. The international touring ballet company swings by the ATL to present bold new forms of artistic expression. October 1314. Cobb Energy. 


The Hills Have Eyes. October means spooky season! So strap in and welcome the fear for a presentation of the 1977 cult classic. October 12. Plaza Theatre.


Lawrenceburg. The troupe at Dad’s Garage presents a comedic mashup of Star Wars and Dukes of Hazzard written by Travis Sharp, creator of last year’s Wicket. Through October 13. Dad’s Garage.

Kate Breakey: Nests. The acclaimed photographer presents her work documenting birds’ nests. Artist’s talk on October 14 at 11 a.m. Exhibit through December 31. Brickworks Gallery.

Waiting for Godot. 7 Stages founder Del Hamilton returns to the stage as Vladimir, and Don Finney plays Estragon in Samuel Beckett’s classic. Through October 14. 7 Stages.

The Taming of the Shrew and Lysistrata. Impulse Rep presents repertory performances of two classic works focusing on the role of women in society. Though October 20. Windmill Arts Center.

Evil Dead. Out of Box presents its third-annual production of George Reinblatt’s musical comedy based on the classic zombie film. Through October 20. Marietta’s Theatre in the Square.

Far From Home: Stories of Refugee Girls. A new exhibition features photography, video and interactive installations by artists who have documented the stories of refugee children around the globe: Kate Adelung, Jakob Dall, Simon Duncan-Watt, Josh Estey, Nancy Farese, Raegan Hodge, Brooks Lee, Laura Noel and Kathleen Prior. Through October 20. Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia.

Zipporah Camille Thompson: Black Cloud Prism. The Atlanta-based artist shows sculpture, two-dimensional work and installation art in her first solo show at Whitespace. Through October 20. Whitespace.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The Alliance presents an outdoor production of Shakespeare’s classic comedy directed by David Catlin of Chicago’s Lookingglass Theatre Company. Through October 21. Atlanta Botanical Garden.

Nina Simone: Four Women. True Colors presents a new musical drama focusing on the life and work of jazz legend Nina Simone. Through October 21. Southwest Arts Center.

Nell Gwynn. Synchronicity presents the Atlanta premiere of Jessica Swale’s hit play about 17th-century rags-to-riches heroine Nell Gwynn. Through October 21. Synchronicity Theatre.

Nomad Motel. Horizon Theatre presents the Atlanta premiere of Carla Ching’s new play about the unlikely friendship between a “parachute kid” and a “motel kid.” Through October 21. Horizon Theatre.

Photo Buckhead. A new juried show presents works by Atlanta Photography Group member-photographers as part of the Atlanta Celebrates Photography series of events. Through October 29. Buckhead Library.

Lucinda Bunnen: Gathered. The acclaimed Atlanta-based photographer shows prints from her recent book exploring her personal collections of strange and fascinating objects. Through October 27. Mason Fine Art.

Larry Walker: The Later Years. A new exhibition, the second in a two-part retrospective, considers the later years of the Atlanta-based artist, GSU professor and father of Kara Walker. Through October 27. Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia.

Steven L. Anderson: Grass Roots. Atlanta-based artist and Day & Night codirector Steven L. Anderson shows new drawings and paintings on paper based on the forms and systems of plant roots. Exhibition through October 27. Day & Night Projects.

Imaginary Worlds: Once Upon a Time. Fantastic creatures made of plants bring the Atlanta Botanical Garden to life. Through October 28. Atlanta Botanical Garden.

Nick’s Flamingo Grill. Tinashe Kajese-Bolden directs the world premiere of Atlanta playwright Phillip DePoy’s new work about Atlanta’s first integrated jazz night club. Through October 28. Alliance Theatre.

Peter Pan. Center for Puppetry Arts presents a new production of Michael Haverty’s puppet adaptation of J.M. Barrie’s classic tale. Through October 28. Center for Puppetry Arts.

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.

Photo Buckhead. A new juried show presents works by Atlanta Photography Group member-photographers as part of the Atlanta Celebrates Photography series of events. Through October 29. Buckhead Library.

Kate Breakey’s images of bird’s nests are at Brickworks Gallery. (Photo courtesy of Brickworks Gallery)

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.

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. Exhibition 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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Nina Simone: Four Women digs deep into the music of Simone, and how it relates to women today. (Photo courtesy True Colors Theatre)

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.

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.

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.

Joe Knezevich and Courtney Patterson perform in the Alliance Theatre’s new production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. (Photos by Greg Mooney)

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. Museum of Design Atlanta.

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 January 26, 2019. Georgia Museum of Art, Athens.

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.

Larry Walker (Photo by Jerry Siegel)

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.

Barbecue Nation. In celebration of National Barbecue Month, an exhibition explores barbecue’s enduring place at the American table. Through June 16, 2019. Atlanta History Center.

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