Fast Forward. From New York’s Museum of Modern Art, a history of modern art from the perspective of six different moments between 1913 and 2012. Sarah Sze, Katharina Grosse and Aaron Curry represent the present. October 13, 2012–January 20, 2013. High Museum of Art.
MUSIC: Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezin. A concert-drama in which actors portray inmates at the notorious WWII concentration camp in Theresienstadt (also called Terezin) who learned and performed Verdi’s Requiem Mass by rote as an act of resistance. In addition to the musical performance by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, the evening will feature period propaganda films and appearances by camp survivors. 8 p.m. October 11. Symphony Hall.
CINEMA: The Wolf Knife. Laurel Nakadate’s film about the complicated lives of two teenage girls, followed by a Q&A with the artist. 9:30 p.m. October 11. Plaza Theatre.
ART & DESIGN: Laurel Nakadate: Photographs, Videos & Performances. The New York artist risks leaving her comfort zone, and takes you with her, in work built on encounters with strangers. See our interview. Opening reception 7 p.m. October 12. Through December 16. Atlanta Contemporary Art Center.
ART & DESIGN: The Great Artdoors Festival. Studio tours, a make-your-own pottery event, Free Poems on Demand and bluegrass are among the offerings at this daylong celebration on the grounds of Rabun Gap’s famed artist retreat and nature sanctuary. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. October 13. The Hambidge Center.
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THEATER: Art on the Atlanta BeltLine. Performers at this mostly outdoor art/music/dance extravaganza include Imaginary Menagerie and Christ, Lord. 7–11 p.m. October 13. Virginia Avenue at Kanuga Street.
CINEMA: Kitchen. Andy Warhol made this short film as an Edie Sedgwick star vehicle … but she couldn’t remember her lines. Part of the movie series “American Indies from MoMA.” 8 and 10 p.m. October 13. Rich Theatre.
MUSIC: Atlanta Chamber Players. Members of the ensemble are to perform a work by Gabriel Faure, as well as the semifinalists from the “Rapido!” 14-day composition contest. 3 p.m. October 14. High Museum of Art’s Hill Auditorium.
BOOKS: R.L. Stine. Evening programming for the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta’s fall book fest commences with an appearance by the author who launched a thousand (or so) youthful “Goosebumps,” among other scary books for kids. His latest, “Red Rain,” is for adults. 7:30 p.m. October 15. Festival continues through November 18. MJCCA Zaban Park campus.
CINEMA: Two Films by Robert Drew. A screening of the pioneering documentaries “Primary” and “The Children Were Watching,” which deal with the 1960 U.S. presidential campaign and the desegregation of New Orleans schools, respectively. Presented by Film Love. 7:30 p.m. October 16. Plaza Theatre.
DANCE: Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company. This Utah-based contemporary troupe appears in Athens to perform works choreographed by Charlotte Boye-Christensen and others. 8 p.m. October 17. New Dance Theatre.
BOOKS: Solar Anus. The latest iteration of this avant-garde series of readings has works by Steve Roggenbuck, Michael Hessel-Mial, Molly Brodak and Elizabeth Beck. 8 p.m. October 17. Beep Beep Gallery.
BOOKS: Elmore Leonard and Peter Leonard. The author of countless best-selling crime novels (“Raylan,” “Out of Sight,” “Get Shorty” …) and his collaborator son appear for a reading and signing. 6:30–8 p.m. October 18. Savannah College of Art and Design.
BOOKS: Elena Passarello. A writer and actor who, in 2011, won the annual “Stella!” yell-athon that ends each Tennessee Williams Literary Festival; she is to read (or maybe scream) from her book “Let Me Clear My Throat.” Presented by A Cappella Books. 7 p.m. October 18. Sister Louisa’s Church of the Living Room and Ping Pong Emporium.