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Lalla Essaydi at Jackson Fine Art, Jiréh Breon Holder’s latest and more this week

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ART + DESIGN

Lalla Essaydi: Bullets. An exhibition of work by the Moroccan-born photographer, who incorporates layers of Islamic calligraphy into images inspired by 19th-century Orientalist painting. February 3–April 15. Jackson Fine Art.

Food by Design: Sustaining the Future. A new exhibition considers design challenges in creating sustainable, environmentally friendly and efficient ways of producing healthy food. Through May 7. Museum of Design Atlanta.

MUSIC

Strauss, Tchaikovsky and Schumann. Cellist Johannes Moser performs Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra on a program that includes Strauss’ Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme and Schumann’s “Symphony No. 1.” February 2–4. Symphony Hall.

THEATER

Sea of Common Catastrophe. New Orleans-based ensemble ArtSpot presents a performance that dramatizes the displacement and gentrification that have swept through New Orleans in the decade since Hurricane Katrina. Through February 12. 7 Stages.

Too Heavy for Your Pocket. The Alliance presents the world premiere of Jiréh Breon Holder’s new play, 2017 winner of the Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition, about two young couples in rural Tennessee at the height of the Civil Rights Movement. February 4–26. Alliance Theatre.

DANCE

Carmina Burana. The Atlanta Ballet reprises its performance of English choreographer David Bintley’s 1995 work set to the choral masterpiece by Carl Orff. February 3–11. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.

Moving Our Stories: Embodiment, Dance, and Social Justice. An interactive presentation introduces participants to the social justice practice and dance work of Dancing for Justice Philadelphia (DFJ Philly). February 7 at 7:30 p.m. Oxford Road Building, Emory University.

BOOKS

Timothy Tyson, The Blood of Emmett Till. The historian, senior research scholar at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, presents his latest work which reconstructs the murder of Emmett Till and the trial of his killers. February 2 at 8 p.m. Atlanta History Center.

Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin. The authors present their new book that offers a close examination of the controversial 2012 murder case that gripped the nation. February 7 at 7 p.m. The Carter Center.

FILM

I Am Not Your Negro. Director Raoul Peck’s new documentary uses the final, unfinished manuscript of writer James Baldwin to delve into the legacy of Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr. and Medgar Evers. Opens February 3. Area movie theaters.

Double Indemnity. The Landmark continues with its Tuesday night series of film noir classics with a screening of Billy Wilder’s 1944 film starring Barbara Stanwyck as a housewife who convinces salesman Fred MacMurray to kill her husband for the insurance money. February 7 at 7 p.m. Landmark Midtown Art Cinema.

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