New orchid hybrids and other rare blossoms juxtaposed with unexpected objects turn the Atlanta Botanical Garden’s Fuqua Conservatory into a chromatic funhouse in “Orchid Daze: Surreal Beauty” through April 14.
CINEMA: Le Chat du Rabbin. Joann Sfar directed this animated adaptation of The Rabbi’s Cat (its English title), his radiant graphic novel about a philosophical talking feline and the Algerian Jews who “own” him. 5:30 p.m. March 6–7. Plaza Theatre.
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) alongside his colleagues; also, works by Rossini and 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. Opening reception, 7–10 p.m. March 8; exhibition through April 13. Marcia Wood Gallery.
THEATER: Jerry Seinfeld. The Great Observational Comedian, surely best known for the television series named after him, performs. 7:30 p.m. March 8. Fox Theatre.
THE ARTS: Decennial Phoenix Flies. The tenth annual iteration of this series – which spotlights Atlanta architecture with performances, tours and talks – is to include a photographic look at celebrated sites, on display in the rescued L.P. Grant Mansion. Opening reception, 5:30–9 p.m. March 8, Atlanta Preservation Center; series through March 24, various locations.
ART + DESIGN: Living Walls + East Atlanta Village Block Party. Expect wall art, crafts, a pop-up shop, live music from Empress Of and others, an iron pour and more at this street fest. Noon until, March 9. Flat Shoals Avenue at Glenwood Avenue.
ART + DESIGN: Square Foot Fiber Art Pin Up Show. A show of textile arts that can be attached to a wall by push pin. Opening reception, 2–5 p.m. March 10; exhibition through April 21. Southeast Fiber Arts Alliance Center.
BOOKS: Ashley Merryman and Po Bronson. Collaborative authors of the best-seller NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children return to discuss and sign a new nonfiction work, Top Dog: The Science of Winning and Losing. 7 p.m. March 12. Atlanta History Center.
MUSIC: Yale Women’s Slavic Chorus. This ensemble presents songs from Bulgaria, Russia, Ukraine and elsewhere; with Mercury Orkestar and the 4th Ward Afro Klezmer Orchestra. 9 p.m. March 13. The EARL.
MARCH 14ART + DESIGN: American Craft Council Show. More than 200 masters of such forms as jewelry, clothing and furniture strut their stuff at this annual exhibition and marketplace. Cobb Galleria Center.
THEATER: The Secret Agent. Atlanta-based composer Curtis Bryant wrote this new adaptation of the classic Joseph Conrad novel about anarchism and espionage. 8 p.m. March 15–16; 3 p.m. March 17. Conant Performing Arts Center.
THE ARTS: See Through. Eight artists created this “evolving, immersive ‘creativity arcade,’” throughout which winds the tale of young Jenny Rose, up past her bedtime. March 15–30. 364 Nelson St.