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What to see, hear and do this week, April 27–May 3

Editor’s Note: Every week we’re striving to help you get the most out of our city by helping you plan the week ahead. For more events happening in Atlanta, check out our calendar page.

ART + DESIGN

Driskell Prize Dinner. A formal dinner honors Naima J. Keith, deputy director of exhibitions and programs at the California African American Museum and the 13th recipient of the High Museum’s David C. Driskell Prize in African American Art and Art History. April 28 at 7 p.m. High Museum.

The 2017 Hambidge Art Auction + Creative HIVE Gala. Hambidge’s annual soirée returns with artwork from 200 emerging and established artists from across the region, a sculpture by Jason Hackenwerth, and projects from the Hambidge Creative HiVE. April 29 at Colony Square.

Shoes: Pleasure and Pain. An exhibition from London’s Victoria and Albert Museum explores the cultural significance of footwear with more than 200 pairs of shoes from ancient Egyptian slippers to Christian Louboutin heels. ArtsATL critic Gail O’Neill interviews curator Helen Persson. Through August 13. SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film.

MUSIC

Fauré Requiem. The Clayton State University Community Chorus and the Southern Crescent Symphony Orchestra perform French composer Gabriel Fauré‘s 1890 Requiem in D minor, Op. 48. April 27 at 7:30 p.m. Spivey Hall.

Turandot. The Atlanta Opera presents its production of Giacomo Puccini’s classic opera featuring Italian tenor Gianluca Terranova as Calaf and American soprano Marcy Stonikas in the role of Turandot. April 29–May 7. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.

THEATER

Pete the Cat. Jon Ludwig and Jason Hines adapt the popular children’s book series by Atlanta-based author James Dean in a theatrical, puppet-based performance. Through May 28. Center for Puppetry Arts.

Urinetown. Act 3 of Sandy Springs presents a new production of Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis’ offbeat 2001 hit musical about a town where residents must pay to urinate. Through April 30. Act 3.

BOOKS

Dr. Willie Parker, Life’s Work. The reproductive justice advocate and abortion provider argues in his new book that helping women in need without judgment is the Christian thing to do. May 1 at 7 p.m. Carter Center.

DANCE

Unity in Three Parts. Atlanta-based dance company glo continues with its series of performances, events and civic actions centering on the historic former Rosenwald School in Griffin, Georgia. Through April 30. Griffin.

FILM

Pushing Dead. Living Room Atlanta and Out on Film present the Atlanta premiere of a new feature film about an HIV-positive writer who is unfairly dropped from his health-care plan. May 1 at 7 p.m. Landmark Midtown Art Cinema.

All These Sleepless Nights. Two art school students take a journey through nighttime Warsaw in Polish director Michal Marczak’s new film. Opens April 28. Landmark Midtown Art Cinema.

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