Shirin Neshat, the fiery Iranian-born artist and filmmaker, delivers the keynote address at SCAD’s annual deFINE ART series at 6 p.m. on February 21. Savannah College of Art and Design Atlanta (1600 Peachtree St. campus). (Image above from “Women Without Men.”)
CINEMA: Re-Animator. This second-best-ever film adaptation of an H.P. Lovecraft story includes what may be the best-ever onscreen use of the word “plagiarist.” 5 and 9:40 p.m. February 20. Plaza Theatre.
THE ARTS: Shirin Neshat. SCAD’s annual deFINE ART series honors this Iranian-born artist and filmmaker, who delivers its keynote address. 6 p.m. February 21. Savannah College of Art and Design Atlanta (1600 Peachtree St. campus). (Image above from “Women Without Men.”)
ART + DESIGN: Jiha Moon. As a Kirk Visiting Artist, the Atlanta painter and bricoleur delivers a lecture about her work; a reception follows in the Dalton Gallery. 7 p.m. February 21. Room 101, Dana Fine Arts Building.
THEATER: Let’s Make It. Writer-director Grant McGowen’s two-character play details a married couple’s tightrope walk between the private and the public, togetherness and oblivion. Through March 2. Read our review. Pinch ’n’ Ouch Theatre.
MUSIC: Daniel Bernard Roumain. The violinist-composer who leads the Sphinx Orchestra makes several appearances: he gives a lecture-demonstration involving etudes and hip-hop, 10–11 a.m. February 22; and performs “Filter” with members of Sphinx, 8 p.m. February 22. Schwartz Center for Performing Arts.
THEATER: Four Days of Fury. Our review praises Addae Moon’s interactive play about the 1906 Atlanta Riot Riots for being a fascinating “effort … at retelling … a painful past.” Atlanta History Center.
CINEMA: Un Retrato de Diego. Gabriel Figueroa Flores does a Q&A in connection with the screening of his father’s documentary portrait about Mexican painter Diego Rivera. 8 p.m. February 23. Rich Theatre.
MUSIC: Joshua Bell and Sam Haywood. Violin virtuoso Bell and pianist-composer Haywood appear in concert to perform works by Prokofiev and others. 8:15 p.m. February 23. Spivey Hall.
ART + DESIGN: Ministers of Sound. This exhibition of portraits by photographer Annette Brown is to have music provided by its subjects, DJs. 5 p.m. February 24. The Sound Table.
BOOKS: Mat Johnson. The author of Pym and Incognegro makes two Emory University appearances: he reads from his work and signs books, 6:30 p.m. February 26, Room 311, Woodruff Library; he takes part in a colloquium, 2–3 p.m. February 27, N301, Callaway Center.
DANCE: Monica Bill Barnes & Company. Troupe member Anna Bass performs with Barnes in an extended duet incorporating autobiographical elements and themes of endurance. 8 p.m. February 28–March 2. Schwartz Center for Performing Arts.
MUSIC: Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers. The comedian-banjoist joins these bluegrass performers and members of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra for the third annual Symphony Gala; black tie. 6 p.m. March 2. Woodruff Arts Center.
MUSIC: La Traviata. Mary Dunleavy and Boris Rudak star in this Atlanta Opera production of Verdi’s beloved work. March 2, 5, 8 and 10. Cobb Energy Centre.