THURSDAY, AUGUST 17
ART + DESIGN P.O.V. A group show features new work from Yanique Norman, Eleanor Neal and Cosmo Whyte. Opening reception August 17 at 6 p.m. Exhibition through September 22. Swan Coach House Gallery.
BOOKS Books All Georgians Should Read Ceremony. Georgia Center for the Book unveils its 2017 list of ten authors representing adult literature and ten authors and illustrators representing children’s literature in its annual list of Books All Georgians Should Read. August 17 at 7:30 p.m. Decatur Library.
THEATER All I Want is My Name: The Unauthorized Ike and Tina Story. A new play tells the story of the turbulent relationship between Ike and Tina Turner. August 17-20. Porter Sanford III Performing Arts and Community Center.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 18
DANCE Atlanta Speakeasy Electroswing. A night of swing music and dancing begins with a free dance lesson. August 18 at 8 p.m. Red Light Cafe.
FILM Atlanta Underground Film Festival. Independent, grassroots and DIY filmmakers screen their work at Atlanta’s 14th annual festival for underground features and shorts. August 18-20. Synchronicity Theatre.
MUSIC Russell Gunn and the Krunk Jazz Orkestra. The hip-hop-influenced, Grammy-nominated trumpeter and multi-instrumentalist performs with his band for free on the High Museum’s outdoor Sifly Piazza. August 18 at 7:30 p.m. High Museum.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 19
ART + DESIGN Piedmont Park Arts Festival. The Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces presents its annual family-friendly arts festival with music, food, vendors and more in the city’s largest urban park. August 19-20. Piedmont Park.
MUSIC Lyle Lovett and His Large Band. The renowned singer-songwriter performs songs from his three decades in music. August 19 at 7:30 p.m. Symphony Hall.
MONDAY, AUGUST 21
BOOKS Franklin Abbott. The renowned Atlanta-based poet reads from his work. August 21 at 7:15 p.m. Decatur Library.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23
FILM Bronze Lens Film Festival. The eighth annual festival focusing on black filmmakers includes screenings, workshops, masterclasses, award ceremonies and more. August 23-27. Atlanta Marriott Marquis.
THEATER Second Star to the Right: The Neverlands. Deer Bear Wolf’s immersive literary theatrical group Transgression presents the second episode in its retelling of J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan with Atlanta artist Peter Bahouth’s famed treehouses standing in for Neverland. Through August 26. Atlanta Treehouses of Peter Bahouth.