Thursday, June 22

BOOKS Roxane Gay, From Hunger. Charis Books and Agnes Scott present the renowned feminist reading from her new memoir. June 22 at 7:30 p.m. Agnes Scott College.

DANCE Heads Up.  A series of performances showcases new pieces from Work Room artists Corian Ellisor, Okwae A. Miller, Hez Stalcup, Melissa Word, Anicka Austin, Blake Beckham, Bella Dorado, MaryGrace Phillips and SCRAP Performance Group. June 22-24. Emory’s Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts.

Friday, June 23

DANCE T Lang Dance. The Spelman dance professor’s company performs as part of a summer kick-off party on the High’s outdoor Sifly Piazza. June 23 at 6 p.m. High Museum.

FILM Maurice. A new digital restoration marks the 30th anniversary of the Merchant-Ivory film starring James Wilby and Hugh Grant based on E.M. Forster’s novel about a gay man in Edwardian England. Opens June 23. Landmark Midtown Art Cinema.

FILM Smokey and the Bandit 40th Anniversary. A series of events, including a screening and a Q&A with star Burt Reynolds, celebrates the 40th anniversary of the classic Georgia-filmed comedy Smokey and the Bandit. June 23-24. Jonesboro, Georgia.

Saturday, June 24

ART + DESIGN ArtsATL Lawn Party. ArtsATL celebrates summer with a free outdoor lawn party featuring art, music, games, kid’s activities, artist-designed relaxation stations, food and libations. June 24 at 3 p.m. Oakland Cemetery.

ARTS + DESIGN Merry Go Zoo. The High unveils its second kid-friendly interactive installation by Spanish designer Jaime Hayon on the Sifly Piazza. ArtsATL profiled the artist when last summer’s Tiovivo opened. June 24-November 24. High Museum.

Tuesday, June 27

BOOKS Alan Alda, If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face? The film and television actor presents his new guide to better communication. June 27 at 7:30 p.m. Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta.

MUSIC Spivey Summer World Music Festival. A series of summer concerts includes sounds from South America, Ireland and Africa. June 27-29. Spivey Hall.

Wednesday, June 28

MUSIC The Pains of Being Pure at Heart. The four-piece Brooklyn-based pop ensemble tours in support of its upcoming album, The Echo of Pleasure. June 28 at 8:30 p.m. The Earl.


THEATER The Dancing Granny. The first of the Alliance’s new season of travelling productions while the theater undergoes renovation is this world premiere for youth and families based on the children’s book by 2017 Newbery Honor recipient Ashley Bryan. Through July 16. Conant Performing Arts Centre, Spelman College, Galloway School.

THEATER Macbeth. Serenbe presents a new outdoor site-specific production of the Scottish play featuring television actor Justin Deeley in the title role. Through July 29. Serenbe Playhouse.