Thursday, March 23
MUSIC Creation/Creator. Atlanta Symphony Music Director Robert Spano conducts Christopher Theofanidis’ 2015 oratorio with new scenography designed by visual artist Daniel Arsham. March 23-25. Symphony Hall.
Staff Pick, Susannah Darrow
MUSIC Blues / Opera / Art. Atlanta Contemporary teams up with The Atlanta Opera and Grocery on Home for a unique musical performance. Singer Jayme Alilaw, Marshall Ruffin and Lonnie Hollie collaborate on a unique improvisational blend of opera and blues. March 23, 6 p.m. Atlanta Contemporary.
Friday, March 24
FILM Atlanta Film Festival. One of the largest and longest-running film festivals in the country celebrates its 41st year with screenings of features, documentaries, animation, shorts and more. March 24-April 2. Various Atlanta Venues.
DANCE Dance Canvas. An annual showcase of emerging Atlanta choreographers this year focuses on connections between movement and technology. March 24-25. Ferst Center for the Arts.
THEATER The Man of La Mancha. Capitol City Opera presents a new production of the classic Tony-winning 1964 musical based on the adventures of Don Quixote. March 24-26. Conant Performing Arts Center.
Staff Pick, Laura Relyea
DANCE Eiko: A Body in Places. Tanz Farm presents Japanese-born dancer Eiko of the renowned partnership Eiko and Koma performing work from her new solo project. March 24-25. Goat Farm Arts Center.
Saturday, March 25
FILM Older Women and Love. A community screening of Camille Billop’s 1986 film exploring intergenerational relationships and female sexuality. March 25 at 12 p.m. Spelman Museum of Fine Art.
Staff Pick, Haylee Anne
DANCE Tanz Farm: “Artist as Migrant” FEED. glo hosts Japanese artist Eiko in conversation about cultural and self-identity and their influence on her creative process.Sunday, 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. The Goatfarm Arts Center.
Monday, March 27
MUSIC The Magnetic Fields: 50 Song Memoir. Over two nights, singer and songwriter Stephin Merritt performs work from his new album containing fifty songs, one for each year of his life. March 27-28. Variety Playhouse.
Staff Pick, Scott Freeman
MUSIC Virginia Schenck Album Release “Aminata Moseka.” Atlanta jazz vocalist Virginia Schenck debuts her new CD, Aminata Moseka, a tribute to Abbey Lincoln. March 27, 6 p.m. City Winery.
Tuesday, March 28
BOOKS Peter Heller, Celine. A Brooklyn investigator travels to look for a photographer who went missing on the Montana-Wyoming border in the bestselling fiction and travel writer’s latest novel. March 28 at 7 p.m. Margaret Mitchell House.
Wednesday, March 29
BOOKS Ganesh Sitaraman, The Crisis of the Middle-Class Constitution. The author, a law professor at Vanderbilt University, argues that the notion of a strong and sizable middle class is embedded in the nation’s founding document. March 29 at 7 p.m. Jimmy Carter Presidential Library.
ART + DESIGN Omar Victor Diop: Project Diaspora. SCAD presents the first solo museum show by the celebrated Dakar-born photographer whose work focuses on traditional representations of Africans in Western and Asian art history. Through August 20. SCAD FASH.
THEATER Simply Simone. A new musical explores the life, music and legacy of outspoken jazz musician Nina Simone. Through April 15. Theatrical Outfit.
ART + DESIGN Atlanta Collects: Treasures from Atlanta’s Private Collections. The second phase of an exhibition of works from private Atlanta collections focuses on contemporary art created since 2000. Through June 17. Breman Museum.