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Gillian Welch, the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and a celebration of film noir this week, December 29 – January 4

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MUSIC

An Evening with Gillian Welch. The renowned roots country singer and songwriter performs an Atlanta concert in support of the release of early career “bootleg” material Boots No. 1. December 29 at 8 p.m. Variety Playhouse.

Drivin N Cryin. The Atlanta-native Southern rockers perform a concert in their hometown. December 30 at 9 p.m. Center Stage.

ART + DESIGN

Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The High exhibits five images that document Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life in honor of what would have been the slain civil rights leader’s 88th birthday on January 15. December 29-March 12. High Museum of Art.

The December Show. Whitespace Gallery’s annual group show includes work from a diverse lineup of gallery artists. Through December 31. Whitespace Gallery.

 

THEATER

The Snow Queen. Serenbe Playhouse presents its site-specific immersive theatrical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fairy tale. Through December 30. Serenbe Playhouse.

Madeline’s Christmas. Horizon continues its holiday production of the Christmas musical based on the classic children’s books of Ludwig Bemelmans. Through December 31. Horizon Theatre.

DANCE

The Reboot: A Queer New Year’s Eve Dance Party. Southern Fried Queer Pride, an organization dedicated to creating spaces open and responsive to the needs of the community, presents an evening of DJs, dance, live performances and celebration. December 31 at 10 p.m. Arts Exchange.

BOOKS

Micah Byrd, She’s Unstoppable. The Atlanta author’s latest is a self-help book that uses examples drawn from her own experiences as a businesswoman, mother and grandmother. December 29 at 6 p.m. St. James Live.

FILM

The Maltese Falcon. Initiating a new series of Tuesday night screenings of film noir classics, the Landmark screens John Huston’s 1941 directorial debut starring Humphrey Bogart. January 3 at 7 p.m. Landmark Midtown Art Cinema.

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