Attend: Things to see and do around Atlanta, January 23-February 2
Environmentalist and former Vice President Al Gore is coming to town to promote his new book, The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change, an assessment of issues — political policy, economics, science, ethics — that are key to our future. He will speak at 7 p.m. February 1 at the Carter Presidential Library and Museum. Click here for tickets. C.F.
ART + DESIGN: Leon Krier. The neotraditionalist architect and urban planner (below) lectures at Georgia Tech. 6–7:30 p.m. January 23. Architecture East Auditorium.
THEATER: Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. Our review calls this rock musical about the nation’s controversial seventh president “lively, loud and slyly funny.” Through February 17. Actor’s Express.
DANCE: E. Catellier Dance Projects presents the third in its series on the elements of the art form — in this case, energy. 8 p.m. January 24–26. Schwartz Center for Performing Arts.
ART + DESIGN: Hip Young Owl. Opening reception for longtime Atlanta artist Ruth Laxson’s first museum retrospective. 6:30–8:30 p.m. January 25; exhibition through March 30. Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia.
MUSIC: Venice Baroque Orchestra. Andre Marcon plays harpsichord and leads the ensemble in performances of works by Vivaldi, Bach, Handel and others. 8:15 p.m. January 26. Spivey Hall.
MUSIC: Scott Glazer’s Mojo Dojo. The Atlanta-based bassist and singer leads a band steeped in blues, jazz, ’50s R&B and Southern soul. 9:30 p.m. January 30. Blind Willie’s.
CINEMA: The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2013. Three separate showcases that comprise Academy Award nominees in this year’s animated and live-action (documentary and otherwise) short-film categories. February 1–7. Midtown Art Cinema.
ART + DESIGN: Beneath the Bridges of Atlanta. Photojournalist Tony Smart’s images reveal a world stemming from poverty and homelessness in the shadows of the city’s roadways. Smart delivers an artist talk at 4 p.m. February 2; exhibition through February 24. Auburn Avenue Research Library.
DANCE: Botanica. Dancer-illusionists of the company Momix delve into the natural world and the seasons in this new work. 8 p.m. February 2. Ferst Center for the Arts.
MUSIC: Mingus Big Band. The orchestra devoted to performing works composed by jazz titan Charles Mingus does its thing. 8 p.m. February 2. Rialto Center for the Arts.
THE ARTS: The Reveal Party. Organizers of the 2013 Atlanta Fringe Fest make public the list of performers for this June’s second annual festival at a “prohibition-style speakeasy.” 8 p.m.–midnight February 2. Ambient + Studio.