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ART + DESIGN
Black Art Salon at the Edge of the Universe. A collaborative performance by Jeremy Avalon of WERC Crew and comic book artist and musician Afua Richardso is followed by a discussion with Gallery 72’s Kevin Sipp, the culminating event of the Still Raising Hell: The Art, Activism, and Archives of Camille Billops and James V. Hatch exhibition at Emory’s Rose Library. April 13 at 6:30 p.m. Woodruff Library, Emory University.
The Art Sermon: A Lecture by Theaster Gates. The acclaimed visual artist and director of the Rebuild Foundation gives a special presentation crossing boundaries between archive, lecture, art and performance. April 18 at 7 p.m. Cannon Chapel, Emory University.
Grease. Serenbe Playhouse presents a site-specific outdoor production of the classic 1971 musical about rebellious teenagers in the 1950s at the dawn of the era of rock ‘n’ roll. Through April 16. Serenbe.
Matilda. A touring version of the acclaimed West End show based on Roald Dahl’s 1988 children’s novel about a precocious girl who leads a rebellion against a bullying teacher arrives at the Fabulous Fox. April 18–23. Fox Theatre.
The Temple 150th Anniversary Concert. A special Atlanta Symphony concert celebrates the 150th anniversary of Atlanta’s Hebrew Benevolent Congregation with a program featuring Jewish composers Ernest Bloch and Leonard Bernstein. April 19 at 6:30 p.m. Symphony Hall.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers. The Los Angeles-based rockers bring their act to Atlanta in support of their 2016 album The Getaway. April 14 at 8 p.m. Philips Arena.
What Once Was. Emory Dance Company performs new works by student choreographers. April 13–15. Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts Dance Studio.
Firebird. The Atlanta Ballet performs Igor Stravinsky’s Firebird with choreography by Yuri Possokhov, Allegro Brillante by George Balanchine and Petite Mort by Jiří Kylián. April 14–16. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.
Anthony Doerr, All the Light We Cannot See. The Pulitzer Prize-winning writer presents his new novel set in Europe during World War II. April 13 at 7 p.m. Atlanta History Center.
Pearl McHaney, Connecting Lines: Individuals and Communities. McHaney, Professor of Southern Literature at Georgia State University, speaks about themes of individuality versus community in the novels A Mercy and Beloved by Toni Morrison. April 19 at 7:15 p.m. Decatur Library.
Cézanne et Moi. A 2016 French biographical film examines the lifelong friendship and rivalry between 19th-century novelist Émile Zola and painter Paul Cézanne. Opens April 14. Landmark Midtown Art Cinema.
The Big Lebowski. Decatur’s Pinewood restaurant and cocktail bar screens the Coen Brothers’ 1998 cult hit starring Jeff Bridges as “The Dude.” April 13 at 9 p.m. Pinewood.