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ART + DESIGN

The South in Color. The Margaret Mitchell House unveils a new exhibition of 100 photos by William Ferris documenting the American South in the sixties and seventies. September 16 through November 26. Margaret Mitchell House.

Amy Pleasant: Writing Pictures. The Seattle-based painter shows new work at Atlanta’s Whitespace. Opening reception September 15 at 8 p.m. Exhibition through October 28. Whitespace Gallery.

MUSIC

The B-52s. The legendary Athens band performs in Symphony Hall backed by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. September 14-15. Symphony Hall.

Music Midtown. Bruno Mars, Weezer, Future and Wiz Khalifa are some of the acts headlining this year’s festival. September 16-17. Piedmont Park.

THEATER

Holler if you Hear Me. Kenny Leon presents the regional premiere of the 2014 Broadway show featuring the music of Atlanta rapper Tupac Shakur. Through October 8. True Colors.

Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo. 7 Stages presents a new production of Rajiv Joseph’s 2009 play about a tiger that haunts the streets of present-day Baghdad searching for the meaning of life. Through October 8. 7 Stages.

BOOKS

Maryn McKenna, Big Chicken. The health journalist and National Geographic contributor presents her new book documenting how antibiotics transformed chicken from local delicacy to industrial commodity to human health threat. September 18 at 7 p.m. Manuel’s Tavern.

Gabrielle Zevins, Young Jane Young. The bestselling author reads from her new novel about a woman trying to start a new life after her affair as a young intern with a Florida congressman becomes fodder for national tabloid news. September 14 at 7 p.m. Margaret Mitchell House.

DANCE

Doors Can Dance. Six dance, video and performance artists riff on the visual theme of doors in six new works. September 15-16. Murmur Gallery.

ICON: A Celebration of Robyn and Kylie Minogue. Atlanta’s Wussy Magazine celebrates pop icons Robyn and Kylie Minogue with an evening of drag, dance and performance art. September 16 at 10:30 p.m. Jungle-Atlanta.

FILM

The Lavender Scare. The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival and Out on Film present a screening of the new feature-length documentary about the federal government’s McCarthy Era campaign to identify and fire all employees suspected of being gay. September 14 at 7 p.m. Landmark Midtown Art Cinema.

Two Trains Runnin’. A new documentary delves into the search for two forgotten blues singers which was carried out in Mississippi during the height of the American civil rights movement. Opens September 15. Landmark Midtown Art Cinema.

 

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