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What to see, hear and do this week, May 25–31

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ART + DESIGN

Decatur Arts Festival. The City of Decatur presents its popular family-friendly arts festival including author readings, musical performances, dance and an artists’ market. May 26–28. Decatur.

The New South II. Kai Lin Art hosts its second annual juried exhibition of works on paper. Through June 2. Kai Lin Gallery.

MUSIC

Atlanta Jazz Festival. The City of Atlanta presents a free festival of jazz artists on three stages in Piedmont Park over Memorial Day weekend. May 26–28. Piedmont Park.

Donald Runnicles Leads an All-French Program. Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s principal guest conductor Donald Runnicles leads a program of French music including Christina Smith performing Jolivet’s Flute Concerto and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus joining the ASO for Fauré’s “Requiem.” May 25 and 27. Symphony Hall.

THEATER

How to Use a Knife. Carolyn Cook directs Will Snider’s new comedy about a chef in a Wall Street restaurant whose kitchen is thrown into chaos when immigration officers arrive to question his staff. Through June 25. Horizon Theatre.

Two Gentlemen of Verona. The Shakespeare Tavern presents a new “original practice” production of Shakespeare’s early comedy. May 25–June 11. Atlanta Shakespeare Tavern.

BOOKS

Molly Brodak and Cory Martin. The two authors read from and discuss their works: Brodak’s Bandit, a memoir about her father who robbed banks, and Martin’s Love Sick, a meditation on her attempts to navigate the world of dating while dealing with uncertain health. May 25 at 7:15 p.m. Decatur Library.

DANCE

Fly on a Wall. The Atlanta-based dance collective presents performances of “Dave” and “Hz Research” as part of the Hambidge Creative Hive at the historic midtown property Colony Square. May 26 at noon and 6:30 p.m. Colony Square.

Breaking Ground. Beacon Dance and CORE Performance Company present a selection of new dance performances as part of the Decatur Arts Festival. May 27–28. Decatur Recreation Center.

FILM

The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki. Director Juho Kuosmanen’s new black-and-white film tells the true story of famous Finnish boxer Olli Mäki, who had a shot at the 1962 World Featherweight title. Opens May 26. Landmark Midtown Art Cinema.

Amazon Adventure. A new Imax film examines the biodiversity of the Amazon basin in 3D. Through August 27. Fernbank Museum Imax Theatre.

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