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What to see, hear and do this week, March 12–18

Dale Niles, Cunning, limited edition photographic collage (Detail, courtesy the artist/Brickworks)

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Dale Niles: Life Revisited. The Georgia artist presents a new exhibition of photographic collage. Opening reception on March 16 at 6 p.m. Exhibition through April 18. Brickworks Gallery.

Fields of Battle, Lands of Peace: The Doughboys, 19171918. A centennial touring exhibition from the National War Museum and Memorial features contemporary photographs by Michael St. Maur Sheil capturing the battlefields of the Western Front. March 16–July 5. Atlanta History Center.

American Craft Show. Three days of events celebrate all things handmade with more than 230 jewelry, clothing, furniture and home decor artists. March 16–18. Cobb Galleria Centre.

Atlanta photographer Lucinda Bunnen will be honored at the annual MOCA-GA Gala. (Image by Jerry Siegel, detail, courtesy the artists, MOCA-GA)

MOCA-GA Gala. Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia hosts its 2018 gala event in honor of Atlanta photographer Lucinda Bunnen and her family. March 17 at 6:30 p.m. MOCA-GA.

Le Chic. A group show presents seven women artists — Carol John, JoAnne Paschall, Justine Rubin, Sharon Shapiro, Hannah Tarr, Zuzka Vaclavik and Erin Vaiskauckas — exploring pop sensibilities. Through April 14. Poem 88.

New Acquisitions. Agnes Scott celebrates new additions to its permanent collection of work by Joseph Bueys, Jordan Casteel, Bethany Collins, Sarah Emerson, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Kojo Griffin, Jenny Holzer, Maria Korol, Barbara Kruger, Pam Longobardi, Ruth Laxson, Sally Mann, Jiha Moon, Yasumasa Morimura, Catherine Opie, Rocio Rodriguez, Katherine Taylor, Kara Walker, Larry Walker and Sophia Wallace. Through March 17. Dalton Gallery, Agnes Scott College.

Phoenix Flies. The Atlanta Preservation Center hosts a month of tours and lectures allowing Atlantans a glimpse into the city’s architectural past, with many of the sites not otherwise open to visitors during other parts of the year. Through March 25. Various Atlanta locations.

A Journey through Time: Works of the American Guild of Judaic Art. A juried exhibition presents works from the American Guild of Judaic Art including paintings, weavings, quilts, sculpture, jewelry and photography. Through May 10. Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta.

Visions of the Imagination. Russell Carter Jones and Kodac Harrison collaborate on an exhibition of paintings and photography. Through April 30. The Defoor Centre.

(Image courtesy Rose Smith/Auburn Avenue Research Library)

Inner City Urban: Vine City. Photographer Rose Smith presents her images documenting Atlanta’s Vine City community. Through April 29. Auburn Avenue Research Library.

All That Is Holy. A group show features new work by Rose M. Barron, Daniel Biddy, Elyse Defoor, Deborah Hutchinson, Charity Lindop and Robert Sherer. Through April 28. Blue Mark Studios.

Sandra Mujinga: ILYNL (It’s Like You Never Left). Atlanta Contemporary hosts the Norwegian artist’s video installation. Through April 1. Atlanta Contemporary Art Center.

Designing Playful Cities. An interactive exhibition considers the many ways designers incorporate spaces for play and fun into urban environments. Museum of Design Atlanta.

Coarse. Hi-Lo Press celebrates its second anniversary with a show of new work from Oakland-based artist Cole Solinger and Atlanta’s Y. Malik Jalal. Through March 22. Hi-Lo Press.

Hood Alchemy. AD “Kaya” Clark and Ralph “rEN” Dillard curate a group show of Atlanta photographers. Through April 21. South Fulton Arts Center.

Nikita Gale: Keynote Drift. The Los Angeles-based artist and former Atlantan creates a new installation for Atlanta Contemporary’s raw Chute Space. Through April 1. Atlanta Contemporary Art Center.

Beyond Words. A new group exhibition curated by Hope Cohn considers how artists combine words and images, featuring new work from John Beadles, Jessica Caldas, Marcia Cohen, Bethany Collins, Craig Drennen, Jason Francisco, Mary Stuart Hall, Ruth Laxson, Christine Mi, Michael David Murphy, Sarah Nathaniel, Esteban Patino, Lesley Ann Price, Lauri Stallings + glo, Karen Tauches, John Tindel and Larry Walker. Through April 6. Swan Coach House Gallery.

Anatoly Tsiris: Pulp Addiction. Alan Avery shows works by the Ukrainian-born, Charlotte-based woodturner. Through April 7. Alan Avery Art Company.

Keris Salmon, DEW AND DAMP, 2016 (edition 1 of 12), digital print with letterpress on Entrada Rag Natural (Courtesy the artist, Arnika Dawkins Gallery)

Keris Salmon: We Have Made These Lands What They Are. The Brooklyn-based photographer’s work combines words and images to reflect on African American and familial history. Through April 6. Arnika Dawkins Gallery.

The Kissing of Gods: Craig Dongoski. The Atlanta-based artist shows new work aimed at depicting and documenting time. Performance March 21 at 6 p.m. Exhibition through March 24. Whitespace Gallery.

The Future of America. A group show curated by Rebecca Dimling Cochran focuses on youth culture and features work by CYJO, Ruth Dusseault, Lauren Greenfield, Rania Matar, Forest McMullin, Bryan Melts and Darnell Wilburn. Through April 28. Hudgens Center for the Arts.

The Finnish Illusion. A new exhibition shows work by contemporary Finnish artists Ilona Cutts, Katja Tukiainen and Maria Wolfram. Through April 28. Spruill Gallery.

Joris Laarman Lab: Design in the Digital Age. An exhibition originated by the Groninger Museum, the Netherlands, shows furniture designs from throughout the career of innovative Dutch designer Joris Laarman. ArtsATL’s Gail O’Neill interviewed the designer as the exhibition opened. Through May 13. High Museum.

Portfolio 2018. An annual juried photography exhibition includes new work by Vanessa Filley, Michael W. Hicks, Kasey Medlin, Dale Niles, Erin L. Scott and Cherie E. Truesdell. Through March 17. Atlanta Photography Group.

The Paul R. Jones Collection. The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia presents an exhibition of selections from one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of 20th-century African American art in the world, amassed over decades by the late collector Paul Raymond Jones. Through April 14. MOCA GA.

Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt. An exhibition of more than 90 objects from the ancient Egyptian collections of the Brooklyn Museum and the Carlos Museum explores wild and domestic cats and dogs, feline and canine deities, animal burial practices and luxury items decorated with feline and canine features. ArtsATL‘s Andrew Alexander reviewed the exhibition. Through November 11. Carlos Museum.

Venske & Spanle, Flozinger, 2018, polished lasa marble (Courtesy the artists, Marcia Wood)

Venske & Spanle: Panda 750. The New York- and Munich-based artists present their fifth Atlanta show at Marcia Wood. Through March 17. Marcia Wood.

Orchid Daze. The Botanical Garden’s Fuqua Orchid Center, the largest orchid center in the US, exhibits thousands of orchids in bloom during its annual celebratory event. Through April 1. Atlanta Botanical Garden.

Atlanta Gallery Collective. A temporary pop-up gallery exhibiting a rotating selection of work from 10 top Atlanta galleries extends its run through March 31. ArtsATL previewed the project as it opened in October. Through March 31. Ponce City Market.

Bruce Johnson: Exercise in Restraint. The Atlanta-based artist paints images of arrested civil rights leaders and advocates from the 1950s. ArtsATL‘s Kelundra Smith interviewed the artist. Through March 29. Gallery 72.

Michele Schuff: On the Edge of Forever. The Atlanta-based artist shows new encaustic works inspired by photographs from the Hubble Space Telescope. Through March 17. Sandler Hudson.

Erik Madigan Heck: Old Future. A new exhibition of the acclaimed fashion photographer’s work. Through March 17. Jackson Fine Art.

Andre Kertesz: Girl Before a Mirror. Jackson Fine Art shows work from the Hungarian-born photographer’s classic Distortions series. Through March 17. Jackson Fine Art.

Deborah Roberts: The Evolution of Mimi. A new exhibition of the artist’s work features more than 50 collages, paintings and hand-painted serigraphs considering girlhood, self-image and the dysfunctional legacy of colorism. Through May 19. Spelman Museum of Art.

Laura Wilson: That Day. An exhibition of more than 60 large-scale images of the American West by the former assistant to Richard Avedon. Through April 29. Booth Western Museum of Art.

Terri Dilling: Blue. The Atlanta-based artist shows new cyanotypes. Through March 23. Stanley, Bearman & Sears.

Carrie Mae Weems: From Here I Saw What Happened and I Cried. Hammonds House exhibits the artist’s 1996 work based on found archival photographs of enslaved people in the American South, alongside People of A Darker Hue, Weems’ 2016 film about police violence. Through April 29. Hammonds House Museum.

¡NUEVOlution! Latinos and the New South. A new exhibition considers the contributions and history of Latinos in the South. Through December 31. Atlanta History Center.

More Than Self: Living the Vietnam War. A new exhibition highlights the Atlanta History Center’s collection of more than 250 Vietnam War-related oral histories with photographs, documents and artifacts from Atlanta veterans. ArtsATL‘s Donna Mintz reviewed the exhibition. Through March 18. Atlanta History Center.

Al Taylor: What Are You Looking At? The High Museum presents the first museum survey in the US to explore the career of American artist Al Taylor, with more than 150 sculptures, drawings and prints. In her review, ArtsATL’s Cathy Fox says the exhibition draws “overdue attention to this idiosyncratic artist.” Through March 18. High Museum.

“A Fire That No Water Could Put Out”: Civil Rights Photography. An installation of more than 40 photographs primarily drawn from the High’s permanent collection reflects on the 50th anniversary of a tumultuous year in Civil Rights history. ArtsATL‘s Kelundra Smith reviewed the show. Through April 29. High Museum.

MUSIC

Conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya will lead the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra this week. (Photo by Erik Dyrhaug)

Boléro Meets the Tango. Peruvian conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya leads the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in performances of a concerto by Astor Piazzolla and a brand new symphonic suite from Jimmy López’s opera Bel Canto based on the Ann Patchett novel. March 15–17. Symphony Hall.

Life, the Universe, and Everything: Music of Life and Death, Love and Nature. Atlanta Schola Cantorum presents an evening of choral music by a wide spectrum of composers, from Thomas Tallis to Bobby McFerrin. March 17 at 7 p.m. St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church.

Wakanda Forever Fest. Atlanta’s African American orchestra, Orchestra Noir, performs works celebrating Black Panther and its kingdom of Wakanda. March 17 at 8 p.m. Studio No. 7.

Handel’s Israel in Egypt. Atlanta Master Chorale performs George Frideric Handel’s setting of the Biblical story of the journey of the Israelites from captivity to deliverance from bondage. March 17 at 8 p.m. Emory’s Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts.

The Fab Four: The Ultimate Beatles Tribute. The Emmy Award-winning quartet performs the songs of the Beatles dressed as the Fab Four. March 16 at 8 p.m. Variety Playhouse.

THEATER

The performance work Gomela/To Return by Junebug Productions of New Orleans arrives at Little Five Points’ 7 Stages this weekend. (Courtesy Junebug Productions/7 Stages)

Gomela/To Return. Junebug Productions of New Orleans tells a story of black resilience through spoken word, African dance and music. March 16–18. 7 Stages.

Anna Bella Eema. Vernal & Sere Theatre presents Lisa D’Amour’s mother-daughter musical ghost story set in a trailer park. March 16April 1. Robert Mello Studio, Doraville.

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder. A touring production of the 2014 Tony Award-winning musical comedy arrives at Atlanta’s Fabulous Fox. March 13–18. Fox Theatre.

Tarell Alvin McCraney

In the Red and Brown Water. Theatre in the Square presents a new production of the first in the Brother/Sister trilogy of plays by Moonlight writer Tarell Alvin McCraney. Through March 25. Marietta’s Theatre in the Square.

Art. dk Gallery presents a new production of Yasmina Reza’s 1998 play with Lynn Harmon, Jess Reidell and Mandy Fason about the conflict that emerges among three friends when one of them pays a hefty price for a blank canvas. March 16–18. dk Gallery.

The Flick. Out of Box presents a production of Annie Baker’s 2014 Pulitzer Prize-winning play about three bored employees at a run-down movie theater in central Massachusetts. March 16–25. Out of Box Theatre.

Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat. The Center for Puppetry Arts’ Jon Ludwig directs a puppet version of the National Theatre of Great Britain’s musical adaptation of the classic Dr. Seuss children’s story. March 20–May 13. Center for Puppetry Arts.

As You Like It. The Kennesaw State University Theatre Department offers a new production of Shakespeare’s classic comedy. March 20–25. Stillwell Theatre.

A Love Song for Miss Lydia. New African Grove Theater presents a production of Don Evans’ play about a Philadelphia widow who takes in a charming but unscrupulous boarder. Through March 18. South Fulton Arts Center.

Bleach. A new production of James Beck’s comedy about a new employee for an exterminating company. Through March 25. Onion Man Productions, Chamblee.

Buyer & Cellar. Out Front presents a new production of Jonathan Tolins’ one-man play about an out-of-work actor who takes a job working Barbra Streisand’s Malibu basement. Through March 25. Out Front Theatre.

Freaky Friday. Horizon presents a new production of the Disney family musical about a mother and daughter who switch places. Through April 22. Horizon Theatre.

The Wizard of Oz. Frisch Marionettes of Cincinnati, Ohio, presents its marionette version of L. Frank Baum’s classic story of Dorothy’s journey down the Yellow Brick Road. Through March 18. Center for Puppetry Arts.

Waiting for Balloon. The Alliance reprises its Theater for the Very Young production about two childlike clowns waiting for a mysterious balloon. Through April 1. Alliance Black Box Theatre.

Mamma Mia! Aurora presents a new production of the ABBA jukebox musical. Through April 22. Aurora Theatre.

Barrymore. William Luce’s two-man play depicts stage-star John Barrymore late in life as he rehearses a revival of Richard III with a prompter. Through March 25. Shakespeare Tavern.

Sheltered. As part of its on-the-road season, the Alliance Theatre presents the world premiere of the 2018 Kendeda winner, Alix Sobler’s play about a Jewish couple in Nazi Germany seeking to arrange safe passage to the United States for 50 Jewish children. Through March 25. Actor’s Express.

A Comedy of Tenors. Georgia Ensemble presents a new production of the followup to Ken Ludwig’s musical farce Lend Me a Tenor. Through March 28. Georgia Ensemble Theatre.

Perfect Arrangement. Theatrical Outfit presents a new production of Atlanta playwright Topher Payne’s comedy about the 1950s “Pink Scare” in Washington D.C. ArtsATL‘s Jim Farmer reviewed the play. Through March 18. Theatrical Outfit.

BOOKS

Kristy Leissle, Cocoa. A scholar of the global chocolate industries considers the power struggles and political maneuvering behind the important ingredient cocoa. March 13 at 7 p.m. A Capella Books.

DANCE

Choreographer Craig Davidson (left) leads the dancers of the Atlanta Ballet in rehearsals for the world premiere of his new work Remembrance/Hereafter. (Image Courtesy Atlanta Ballet)

Black Swan. Atlanta Ballet presents a mixed program with performances of Act III of Swan Lake and Remembrance/Hereafter, a new world premiere from emerging Australian choreographer Craig Davidson. March 16–18. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.

FILM

A scene from Atsuko Hirayanagi’s new comedy Oh Lucy! (Courtesy Matchgirl Pictures)

Oh Lucy! In Atsuko Hirayanagi’s new comedy, a lonely woman living in Tokyo discovers an alter ego after taking an English class. Opens March 16. Landmark Midtown Art Cinema.

It Came From Outer Space. The Plaza screens the 1950s sci-fi classic about alien invaders. March 17. Plaza Theatre.

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