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ART + DESIGN
Luminary Awards. ArtsATL honors community leaders including John McFall, the Lucky Penny, the Zuckerman Museum of Art and Ken and Kathy Bernhardt with an awards ceremony featuring emcee Lucky Yates and performances from T. Lang Dance, soprano Catalina Cuervo and ASO Concertmaster David Coucheron. January 22 at 6 p.m. Terminal West.
Lonnie Holley. The influential Atlanta artist has his first museum show in his home city. Through April 2. Atlanta Contemporary Art Center.
Donald Runnicles Leads the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Premiere of Bruckner’s Te Deum with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus. Principal Guest Conductor Donald Runnicles conducts two works by Bruckner — Te Deum and Symphony No. 9 — in a concert featuring the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus. January 19–21. Symphony Hall.
The Music of David Bowie. Conductor Brent Havens leads vocalist Tony Vincent and the ASO in a tribute concert of songs by the late singer-songwriter. January 20 at 8 p.m. Symphony Hall.
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. The renowned chamber ensemble performs a world premiere by Atlanta composer and Emory professor Richard Prior. January 20 at 8 p.m. Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts.
The Unexpected Play Reading Festival. A new festival presents readings of works by Suehyla El-Attar, Anna Ziegler, Matthew Buckley Smith and Karen Zacarías. January 21–22. Theatrical Outfit.
The Taming on Inauguration Day. The Weird Sisters Theatre Project presents a staged reading of Decatur native Lauren Gunderson’s new political farce, which the playwright is allowing theaters across the nation to stage for free on Inauguration Day. January 20 at 7 p.m. Synchronicity Theatre.
Kathryn Smith, The Gatekeeper. The author discusses her new biography focusing on the under-examined figure of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s savvy personal secretary, Marguerite Alice “Missy” LeHand. January 19 at 7 p.m. Margaret Mitchell House.
Jill Jonnes, Urban Forests. The author discusses her new book in which she traces the natural history of the tree in American cities over the course of the past two centuries. January 25 at 7 p.m. Carter Center Library.
Tango Orchestra Club Atlanta. Dancers are invited to tango to the live music of the Atlanta-based community orchestra Tango Orchestra Club Atlanta featuring vocalist César Augusto. January 19 at 8 p.m. Red Light Cafe.
2017 Atlanta Jewish Film Festival. One of Atlanta’s largest film festivals presents a record 75 films from 24 countries this year. January 24–February 15. Various Atlanta venues.
Night of the Hunter. As part of a series of Tuesday night screenings of film noir classics, the Landmark presents Charles Laughton’s 1955 suspense thriller starring Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters and Lillian Gish. January 24 at 7 p.m. Landmark Midtown Art Cinema.