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ART + DESIGN
weatherwise/otherwise: artists respond to climate change. A new group show includes work by Peter Bahouth, Bruce Bobick, John Cargile, Mary Edna Fraser, Carolyn Halliday, Kathryn Kolb, Bettina Matzkuhn, Nathalie Miebach and Karen Reese Tunnell. Through December 9. Dalton Gallery at Agnes Scott College.
Amber Boardman: Regrowth. The Australia-based painter and former Atlantan exhibits new work. ArtsATL executive editor Laura Relyea interviewed the artist for a recent profile piece. Through October 14. Sandler Hudson.
Atlanta Symphony Opening Night. The new season at Symphony Hall opens under the baton of music director Robert Spano with the orchestra performing George Gershwin’s An American in Paris, a reprisal of bassist Michael Kurth’s “A Thousand Words” and Leonard Bernstein’s Second Symphony with star pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet as featured soloist. September 21 and 23. Symphony Hall.
Lizz Wright. The acclaimed vocalist and former GSU student performs songs from her five previous albums and from her upcoming new release Grace. September 22 at 8 p.m. Variety Playhouse.
Abigail/1702. Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa’s new work imagines the historical figures depicted in Arthur Miller’s The Crucible meeting in Boston ten years after the action of the classic play. Through October 15. Aurora Theatre.
Dogs of Rwanda. In living rooms and other intimate spaces across Atlanta, actor Adam Fristoe performs Sean Christopher Lewis’ new one-man play about a former missionary who revisits the sites of Rwandan genocide he witnessed as a young man. Through November 18. Out of Hand Theater.
Celeste Ng, Little Fires Everywhere. The author of 2014’s Everything I Never Told You presents her second novel in conversation with Daren Wang. September 25 at 7 p.m. SCADshow.
Beverly Daniel Tatum, PhD, Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? In conversation with ArtsATL critic Gail O’Neill, the renowned psychologist and Spelman President Emerita discusses the new edition of her bestselling book examining students’ social self-segregation in contemporary schools. September 26 at 8 p.m. Atlanta History Center.
Dance Canvas Tenth Anniversary. The dance showcase and platform for emerging choreographers celebrates its first ten years with a fundraising party. September 23 at 6 p.m. Eventide Brewing.
Hangmen Also Die. As part of a weekly series entitled Resisting Fascism, Emory’s Cinematheque screens Fritz Lang’s classic 1943 film based on the assassination of high-ranking Nazi official Reinhard Heydrich, “The Hangman of Prague.” September 27 at 7:30 p.m. White Hall 208, Emory University.
The Iron Giant. SCAD screens the beloved 1999 animated film based on the 1968 novel The Iron Man by Ted Hughes. September 22 at 7 p.m. SCADshow.