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What to see, hear and do this week, July 27–August 3

Howard Jones headlines a concert that features several '80s pop bands at Chastain Park on July 28.

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

Uncle Sam Wants You: World War I and the American Poster. A new exhibition of American posters of World War I includes works from the collection of Atlanta historian Walton Rawls. Through December 3. Atlanta History Center.

Correspondences. A series of exhibitions, talks and performances highlights art’s potential to take a stand against ongoing threats to the environment and the body politic. In her review, ArtsATL critic Rebecca Brantley refers to the events as “optimistic calls to action.” Through August 5. Poem 88.

MUSIC

Retro Futura Tour. Musical acts Howard Jones, Men Without Hats, The English Beat, Katrina & The Waves and Modern English stoke ’80s nostalgia in a summer tour. July 28 at 7 p.m. Chastain Park Amphitheatre.

THEATER

Ada and the Memory Engine. Essential Theatre presents the regional premiere of Decatur-native Lauren Gunderson’s play about 19th-century mathematician Ada Lovelace. July 28–August 27. West End Performing Arts Center.

Ring of Fire. An outdoor performance from Georgia Ensemble Theatre tells the story of the Man in Black, Johnny Cash, through his music. Through July 30. Chattahoochee Nature Center.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Aurora presents a new production of the Broadway musical based on the Disney film and Victor Hugo’s novel. Through August 27. Aurora Theatre.

BOOKS

Atlanta Noir. Editor Tayari Jones presents a new collection of noir stories set in and around Atlanta. August 1 at 7 p.m. The Wrecking Bar.

DANCE

Atlanta African Dance and Drum Festival. A new festival presented by the Afrikan Djeli Cultural Institute includes performances, classes and a marketplace. July 28–30. Covenant House Gymnasium.

Charlize Theron in The Last Face.

FILM

Saturday Morning Cartoons. The Fabulous Fox presents a program of classic cartoons featuring a sing-along with the Mighty Mo organ. July 29 at 10 a.m. Fox Theatre.

The Last Face. Charlize Theron plays the director of an international aid agency in Africa who meets a relief aid doctor (Javier Bardem) amidst a political revolution. Opens July 28. Plaza Theatre.

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