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Atlanta Symphony performs a world premiere and more this week, January 12 – 18

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BOOKS

Bernie Sanders, Our Revolution. The Vermont senator and former presidential candidate makes an Atlanta appearance in support of his new book about his personal experiences from the campaign trail. January 15 at 7 p.m. Ferst Center for the Arts.

Heather Lyn Mann, Ocean of Insight. The author and environmental advocate discusses her new memoir detailing her six years living afloat as she and her husband explored the Atlantic on a small sloop. January 16 at 7 p.m. A Capella Books.

MUSIC

Donald Runnicles Leads the Orchestra in Shostakovich. Principal Guest Conductor Donald Runnicles conducts the Atlanta Symphony performing Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 10 and the world premiere of The Unicorn of Atlas Peak by composer Marc Neikrug; Pianist Kirill Gerstein plays Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1. January 12-14. Symphony Hall.

Bradley Howard, Tenor, and Lee David Thompson, Piano. Emory’s Director of Vocal Studies Bradley Howard performs a free concert accompanied by Lee David Thompson, faculty member at the University of Missouri. January 12 at 8 p.m. Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts.

ART + DESIGN

Fashioning a Nation: German Identity and Industry, 1914-1945. A new exhibition considers Jewish-German fashion from its initial international impact in the early 20th century to its destruction by the Nazi regime. A related panel discussion on the challenges of future fashion on January 12 at 7 p.m. includes legal expert Daniela Britton, Atlanta designers Megan Huntz, Cynthanie Sumpter, Soeren Reimers and Clint Zeagler of the Georgia Tech Department of Wearable Technology. Exhibition through January 19. Atlanta Goethe Institut.

Art Conversations: Monaghan, Anderson, Roshi. Artists Todd Monaghan, Larry Jens Anderson and Elliston Roshi discuss new work currently at Kai Lin. January 14 at 4 p.m. Kai Lin Art.

THEATER

The Mountaintop. Eric J. Little directs Neal Ghant and Cynthia D. Barker in a new production of Katori Hall’s 2010 play dramatizing an imagined encounter between Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and a maid at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis the night before his assassination. Through February 12. Aurora Theatre.

DANCE

Alonzo King LINES Ballet. Renowned choreographer Alonzo King brings his San Francisco-based company to his native Georgia for the first time. January 14 at 8 p.m. Ferst Center for the Arts.

Sweet Tea: A Queer Variety Show. A monthly performance event showcases performance art, music and dance from the LGBTQ community and its supporters. January 12 at 9 p.m. Eyedrum.

FILM

The Godfather. SCAD Cinema Circle screens Francis Ford Coppola’s 1972 epic about the Corleone mafia family in New York. January 13 at 7 p.m. SCAD Show.

Touch of Evil. As part of a series of Tuesday night screenings of film noir classics, the Landmark screens Orson Welles’ 1958 suspense classic starring Charlton Heston and Janet Leigh. January 17 at 7 p.m. Landmark Midtown Art Cinema.

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