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MUSIC

R&B singer Regina Belle (above) performs two shows Saturday at City Winery. Belle is known for two hit duets with Peabo Bryson, “Baby Come To Me” and “Make It Like It Was.” She also sang “A Whole New World,” the main theme of Disney’s Aladdin with Bryson, a song that received a Grammy Award. That was also Belle with Jeffrey Osborne on the theme of The Swan Princess, which was nominated for a Golden Globe. Tickets start at $48. Audience members must show proof of vaccine or a negative Covid test within the past 72 hours.

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The Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra opens its 2021-22 season under the baton of music director Jerry Hou on Saturday at 3 p.m. The Symphony Hall program will feature “AMEN!” by Carlos Simon, a tribute to the music he heard in the African American Pentecostal church of his youth. The program also includes a piece by Atlanta composer Mark Gresham and Ottorino Respighi’s “Pines of Rome,” a symphonic poem, and selections from Prokofiev’s Second Suite from the ballet Romeo and Juliet. The concert is free. Audience members over the age of 12 must show either proof of a Covid vaccination or negative test within the past 72 hours.

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“Matchmaker, Matchmaker”: A scene from the touring production of “Fiddler on the Roof” coming to the Fox Theatre (Photo by Joan Marcus)

THEATER

Set in Imperial Russia of the early 1900s, Fiddler on the Roof was transformed from a book into a musical that opened on Broadway in 1964. It, in turn, spawned a hit 1971 film adaptation. Fifty years after the film’s premiere, Broadway in Atlanta is bringing the enduringly popular musical back to the Fox Theatre for a run November 9-14. This version is directed by Tony Award-winner Bartlett Sher (To Kill a MockingbirdSouth Pacific) and choreographed by noted Israeli choreographer Hofesh Shechter. Masks required.

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Theater Emory is one of the key collaborators behind Macbeth: An Immersive Audio Experience, a 90-minute in-home listening opportunity created by Knock at the Gate with Atlanta’s Multiband Studios. The free production at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 4-7 and 11-14 invites listeners to put on headphones, dim the lights and be transported by Shakespeare’s dark tale. Theater Emory Co-Artistic Director January Lavoy stars as Lady Macbeth, and the cast includes Emory students Brant Adams, John Cai, Edith Kwon, Emma Lee, Emory MacLaughlin, Jacob Schneider, Jessica Wang and Madison Yates. Reserve the free tickets here.

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FILM+VIDEO

Traveling While Black (above), a cinematic virtual reality experience inspired by The Negro Motorist Green Book of the 1940s through ‘60s, nears the end of its run at Richards Gallery in Georgia Tech’s Ferst Center for the Arts. Jump on board through November 12 for this 20-minute, 360-degree VR experience from director Roger Ross Williams, set at the famed Ben’s Chili Bowl in Washington, D.C., where Black customers candidly reflect on their experiences of restricted movement and race relations in the U.S. This presentation of Georgia Tech Arts in partnership with Tech’s Institute Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is not recommended for children under age 13. Masks and Covid vaccinations encouraged.

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ART+DESIGN

Standing Together: Inez Milholland’s Final Campaign for Women’s Suffrage features photographs by Jeanine Michna-Bales, who is researching the suffrage chapter of American history. The project champions a little-known figure who was at the forefront of the suffrage movement in the early 20th century, the labor lawyer Inez Milholland Boissevain. She is best known for leading the 1913 women’s suffrage parade in Washington, D.C., dressed in a flowing white cloak and crown and riding a white horse. Thursdays. By appointment only. Arnika Dawkins Photographic Fine Art Gallery, 4600 Cascade Road. Free.

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Maybe OTP isn’t your style, but the new rek Gallery in Tucker may entice you to set your GPS that direction. rek’s First Friday reception features 13 works by young African American artist Jeff Rivers, including paintings, drawings and two found-object sculptures. Another enticement might be the beer, wine and light refreshments. Just saying. Masks required. 6–8 p.m. 3383 Lawrenceville Highway.

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SCAD

Works by Allen Jaion Powell such as “Super Kiss” will be among the wide variety available at SCAD Atlanta’s Open Studio event.

SCAD Art Sales’ semiannual Open Studio event takes place this weekend with nearly 1,500 works from more than 500 artists in SCAD’s network of students, alumni, faculty and staff.  All the items are available to shop online, and there are in-person previews too at SCAD Atlanta.  Friday 6:30–8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Online Friday through Sunday. 1600 Peachtree. Face coverings and temperature screenings mandated.

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DANCE

The High Museum of Art’s Outside the Lines maze installation in The Woodruff Arts Center’s Sifly Piazza is a perfect setting for a performance by Full Radius Dance, an ensemble of dancers with disabilities as well as able-bodied performers. The curves of the maze mimic the curving steel structure of the wheels of the dancers’ chairs. Friday 6–6:30 p.m. 1280 Peachtree Street N.E. Free.

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BOOKS

Jerad W. Alexander will discuss his debut book, Volunteers: Growing Up in the Forever War, at a virtual Authors Talks event hosted at 7 p.m. Tuesday by the Atlanta History Center. Alexander writes about growing up obsessed with all things military, and then questioning his beliefs once he joined the Marines and was deployed in Iraq. Alexander has written for EsquireRolling Stone and The Nation. He will be in conversation with Christopher Quinn, an Atlanta Journal-Constitution writer and editor who covers Veterans Affairs and other topics. Free, but registration is required.

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