“Fela! The Musical” takes the Fox Theatre stage for a four-day run.Tony Award-winner Bill T. Jones directed and choreographed this celebration of the late Nigerian Afrobeat phenomenon Fela Kuti. Through March 3.
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.
THEATER: The Odd Couple. Our review praises the “energy and panache” in this production’s take on “Felix and Oscar’s unhappy foray into cohabitation.” February 28–March 3. Fabrefaction Theatre.
CINEMA: Zoom. A screening of films including “Wavelength,” Michael Snow’s 1967 avant-garde short, considered a landmark of so-called structural film. 8 p.m. March 1. Atlanta Contemporary Art Center.
BOOKS: Seamus Heaney. The Nobel laureate, whose works include Death of a Naturalist and Human Chain, reads his poetry. 2 p.m. March 2. Glenn Memorial Auditorium.
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.
DANCE: Dance Chance Atlanta #1. Nicole Livieratos moderates this first in a projected monthly series of public talks among/performances by dancers and choreographers (consisting, this time, of Sarah Wildman, Kat Reid and Mallory Baxley). 7:30–8:30 p.m. March 2. Atlanta Ballet.
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.
BOOKS: Cannery Row uncanning. Emory’s rare book archive opens one of a hundred limited-edition miniatures derived from the Steinbeck novel and, yes, sealed in a metal cylinder. 5 p.m. March 3. Jones Room.
THE ARTS: Illuminated Letters. Members of Friends of the Alphabet stage a calligraphic performance in which they render examples of ornate handwriting. 3:30–730 p.m. March 6. Trinity United Methodist Church.
ART + DESIGN: Adriaan Geuze. This Prix de Rome-winning architect and co-founder of the firm West 8 delivers Georgia Tech’s Douglas C. Allen Lecture. 6–7:30 p.m. March 6. Architecture East Auditorium.
MUSIC: David Coucheron. The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s concertmaster performs the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto (on his 1725 Stradivarius); also, works by Schubert. March 7, 9 and 10. Symphony Hall.
ART + DESIGN: Grappling Mandala. Atlanta artist Joe Peragine’s latest exhibition consists of drawings, paintings and animation that look askew at the sport of wrestling. March 8–April 13. Marcia Wood Gallery. http://www.marciawoodgallery.com/artist/peragine/intro.html