Photographer Alex Prager, who draws inspiration from such artists as Cindy Sherman and Alfred Hitchcock, will discuss her work as part of Atlanta Celebrates Photography. 7 p.m. October 23. Hill Auditorium.
BOOKS: Elena Passarello. The writer-actor who won the Tennessee Williams Literary Festival’s 2011 “Stella!” yell-athon 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.
THEATER: Betrayal. Our review applauds lead actor Tess Malis Kincaid for her impressive way with playwright Harold Pinter’s “weighty, almost sculptural use of everyday language.” 8 p.m. October 18. Through October 28. Aurora Theatre.
MUSIC: Carnegie Bound. Robert Spano is to conduct the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus in a preview of its upcoming Carnegie Hall performance, including works by Copland and Bernstein. 8 p.m. October 18 and 20. Symphony Hall.
DANCE: EquiLIFTrium. Choreographer Cherrise Wakeham and Project 7 Contemporary Dance Company’s most recent production examines notions of balance and perspective. 8 p.m. October 19. Roswell Cultural Arts Center.
ART & DESIGN: Painting Non-Painting: Medium as Message. An exhibition of images “conjured by … Reverend Zenkai Taiun Michael Joseph Elliston Roshi in collaboration with sumi ink and the fundamental forces of nature.” 1-5 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays. Through November 10. Atlanta Soto Zen Center.
BOOKS: George Weinstein. The Roswell author is to give a talk and sign books at the launching for his second novel, Hardscrabble Road. 6:30 p.m. October 20. Peerless Book Store.
MUSIC: TAIKOPROJECT. In 2005 this Los Angeles-based drumming ensemble became the first American group to win Tokyo’s prestigious annual taiko competition. 5 p.m. October 21. Ferst Center.
ART & DESIGN: Joyce J. Scott. As part of “Material Girls,” the artist talks about her bricolage and the ways it addresses race, religion and gender. 6:30 p.m. October 22. Spelman College Museum of Fine Art.
BOOKS: Gina Gershon. Perhaps best remembered for her racy turn in 1996’s “Bound,” this actor has a new memoir about her lost-and-found pet cat Cleo and the folks she met during the search. 7 p.m. October 24. Presser Hall.
ART & DESIGN: The Imaginary Million. An exhibition, auction and creative black tie gala surrounding works by 100 artists (including myself) that gives each participant $10,000 in nonlegal tender to bid on art in the show. A preview, led by some of the participating artists, starts 7 p.m. October 22; main event is 7-11 p.m. October 24. 200 Peachtree Building (the former Downtown Macy’s).
CINEMA: Godzilla. Japan’s enduring metaphor for atomic war and its aftermath lumbered onto the scene in this 1954 film, which remains far more frightening than its countless spawn. In Japanese with English subtitles. 7:30 p.m. October 24. 208 White Hall.
THEATER: Two Drink Minimum. William Balzer’s new comedy traces a mother-son relationship over several decades. 7:30 p.m. October 24. Through November 18. Theatrical Outfit.
DANCE: The Sutra Project. This multimedia presentation combines live jazz, colorful prayer flags, onstage painting, recitation of ancient Buddhist texts and dance by Gathering Wild. 8 p.m. October 26–27. 7 Stages Theatre.