Jeffrey Toobin, American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst. The author and historian discusses his new book focusing on the notorious case of newspaper heiress Patty Hearst. November 19 at 8 p.m. Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta.
ART + DESIGN
The International Rescue Committee Flight Portfolio. An exhibition of lithographs and serigraphs created in the 1960s and ’70s to raise awareness and funds for humanitarian aid organization International Rescue Committee includes works by Eugene Berman, Alexander Calder, Marc Chagall, Vieira da Silva, Adolph Gottlieb, Wifredo Lam, Jaques Lipchitz, André Masson, Joan Miró, Robert Motherwell, Edouard Pignon and Fritz Wotruba. Through December 11. Oglethorpe University Museum of Art.
Carlos Museum African Galleries. The Carlos Museum’s newly revamped African galleries allow for flexibility and change in exhibiting rotating portions of Emory’s extensive collection of objects from the African continent. Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University.
Atlanta Music Festival Gala Concert. The culminating concert of the Atlanta Music Festival features performances from opera legend Jessye Norman, Atlanta tenor Timothy Miller, the Vega String Quartet, the Spelman and Morehouse Glee Clubs, the Meridian Chorale and narrator/historian Taylor Branch. November 18 at 7 p.m. Glenn Memorial Auditorium, Emory University.
St. Cecilia’s Day Celebration. The Atlanta Baroque Orchestra performs music from 17th- and 18th-century London, including works by Henry Purcell and G.F. Handel. November 19 at 7:30 p.m. Cathedral of St. Philip.
Violet. Act 3 presents a new production of Brian Crawley and Jeanine Tesori’s award-winning 1997 musical about a young woman traveling by bus through the Deep South to find the TV evangelist she believes can make her beautiful. Through November 19. Act 3 Playhouse.
On the Verge, or The Geography of Yearning. Georgia Ensemble presents a new production of Eric Overmyer’s surreal comedy about a trio of early 20th-century female explorers moving through space and time. Through November 20. Georgia Ensemble Theatre.
Post: Preview Party. Atlanta choreographer and Spelman professor T. Lang presents a preview of her latest work which deals with slavery and African-American history and which will have its full performance in an antebellum mansion in spring 2017. November 20 at 3 p.m. Whitespace Gallery.
Near and Far. Emory Dance Company performs new works by various guest choreographers: New York’s Danté Brown; Israeli artists Yossi Berg, Oded Graf and Anat Grigorio; and Atlanta’s Sarah Hillmer and Blake Beckham. November 17-19. Emory University’s Schwartz Center Dance Studio.
A User’s Manual. Philadelphia-based performance artist Thomas Choinacky performs archiving rituals responsive to architectural environments. November 19 at 5 p.m. Work Room.
Aquarius. Actress Sonia Braga plays the last resident of a historic beachfront apartment building targeted by an aggressive property developer. Opens November 18. Landmark Midtown Art Cinema.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. David Yates directs a script by J.K. Rowling in her screenwriting debut for this spin-off from the blockbuster Harry Potter series. Opens November 18. Area movie theaters.