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What to see, hear and do this week, August 17–24

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

P.O.V. A group show features new work from Yanique Norman, Eleanor Neal and Cosmo Whyte. Opening reception August 17 at 6 p.m. Exhibition through September 22. Swan Coach House Gallery.

Piedmont Park Arts Festival. The Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces presents its annual family-friendly arts festival with music, food, vendors and more in the city’s largest urban park. August 19–20. Piedmont Park.

MUSIC

Russell Gunn and the Krunk Jazz Orkestra. The hip-hop-influenced, Grammy-nominated trumpeter and multi-instrumentalist performs with his band for free on the High Museum’s outdoor Sifly Piazza. August 18 at 7:30 p.m. High Museum.

Lyle Lovett and His Large Band. The renowned singer-songwriter performs songs from his three decades in music. August 19 at 7:30 p.m. Symphony Hall.

THEATER

Second Star to the Right: The Neverlands. Deer Bear Wolf’s immersive literary theatrical group Transgression presents the second episode in its retelling of J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan with Atlanta artist Peter Bahouth’s famed treehouses standing in for Neverland. Through August 26. Atlanta Treehouses of Peter Bahouth.

All I Want Is My Name: The Unauthorized Ike and Tina Story. A new play tells the story of the turbulent relationship between Ike and Tina Turner. August 17–20. Porter Sanford III Performing Arts and Community Center.

BOOKS

Books All Georgians Should Read Ceremony. Georgia Center for the Book unveils its 2017 list of 10 authors representing adult literature and 10 authors and illustrators representing children’s literature in its annual list of Books All Georgians Should Read. August 17 at 7:30 p.m. Decatur Library.

Franklin Abbott. The renowned Atlanta-based poet reads from his work. August 21 at 7:15 p.m. Decatur Library.

DANCE

Atlanta Speakeasy Electroswing. A night of swing music and dancing begins with a free dance lesson. August 18 at 8 p.m. Red Light Cafe.

FILM

Bronze Lens Film Festival. The eighth annual festival focusing on black filmmakers includes screenings, workshops, masterclasses, award ceremonies and more. August 23–27. Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel.

Atlanta Underground Film Festival. Independent, grassroots and DIY filmmakers screen their work at Atlanta’s 14th annual festival for underground features and shorts. August 18–20. Synchronicity Theatre.

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