Photographer Landon Nordeman speaks this week at Atlanta Gallery Collective in Ponce City Market about his work capturing surreal moments backstage at high-profile fashion shows. (Image, detail, courtesy the artist/Atlanta Gallery Collective)
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What to see, hear and do this week, March 5–11


Landon Nordeman Artist Talk. The photographer speaks about his work capturing surreal moments backstage at high-profile fashion shows. March 8 at 6 p.m. Atlanta Gallery Collective, Ponce City Market.

Nikita Gale: Keynote Drift. The Los Angeles-based artist and former Atlantan creates a new installation for Atlanta Contemporary’s raw Chute Space. March 6–April 1. Atlanta Contemporary Art Center.

Glass Making Workshop. Brickworks Gallery hosts glassmaker Devan Cole at the gallery as he gives a closer look at his process and helps participants create their own glass pieces. March 9–11. Brickworks Gallery.

Pancakes and Booze. A festive art event offers more than 100 emerging artists, live music, free pancake bar, body painting and more. March 9 at 8 p.m. Georgia Freight Depot.

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.

Rise Up, Robots offers an evening of researchers discussing and demonstrating their work in the field of robotics. (Image courtesy Atlanta Science Festival)

Rise Up, Robots. The Atlanta Science Festival offers an evening of top researchers presenting the latest in robotics. March 9 at 7 p.m. Ferst Center for the Arts.

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.

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

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. March 6–April 1. Atlanta Contemporary Art Center.

Leap Year Retrospective Exhibition. MINT unveils new work from Leap Year alumni Ashley Anderson, Jessica Caldas, Jane Garver Foley, Natalie Escobar, Lauren Peterson, Chelsea Raflo, Jordan Stubbs and Vanessa Brook Williams alongside a small preview of works by 2018–19 Leap Year artists. Through March 10. Facet Gallery.

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.

Ruth Zuckerman, A Natural Progression for a Golden Delicious, 1974,
bronze on black Belgian marble base (Courtesy Zuckerman Museum)

Ruth Zuckerman: Inside Out. A new exhibition on permanent display presents a broad range of work by sculptor Ruth Zuckerman, in whose honor the Zuckerman Museum was named. Zuckerman Museum.

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: 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.

Golden Girls by Trevor Wayne (Courtesy the artist/Dad’s Garage)

Art and Comedy with Trevor Wayne and Dad’s Garage. Dad’s Garage hosts a pop-up show and appearance by artist Trevor Wayne with comedy inspired by his work. March 8 at 8 p.m. Dad’s Garage.

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.

Ron Saunders: Pivot. The SCAD-Atlanta professor shows new abstract paintings. Through March 10. Besharat Museum Gallery.

Something Out of Nothing. A show of self-taught artist Jeffrey Wilcox Paclipan’s layered mixed-media works and Sabre Esler’s sculptures and installations that seek to depict patterns of thought. Through March 10. Chastain Arts Center.

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 at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens showcases thousands of orchids in bloom. (Image courtesy Atlanta Botanical Garden)

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.

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.

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.

¡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.


Subhraag Singh won first prize with his futuristic, saxophone-like invention, the Infinitone, at last year’s Guthman contest. (Image courtesy Georgia Tech)

Guthman New Musical Instrument Competition Finals. An annual event at Georgia Tech identifies the best new ideas in musicality, design and engineering. March 8 at 7 p.m. Ferst Center for the Arts.

Kaki King. The renowned guitarist and native Atlantan performs her show The Neck Is A Bridge To The Body, which uses projection mapping to create an auditory and visual solo performance. March 10 at 8 p.m. Ferst Center for the Arts.

Semiramide. The Metropolitan Opera broadcasts its production of Rossini’s epic starring Angela Meade to movie theaters around the world. March 10 and 14. Area movie theaters.

A Note on Opera: Wagner’s Parsifal. Goethe-Zentrum teacher David Kerr lectures about the complexities and interpretations of Richard Wagner’s final opera. March 12 at 6:30 p.m. Goethe Cultural Center.

Graham Nash. The legendary British-American singer-songwriter of Crosby, Stills & Nash fame performs an intimate evening of songs and stories at Ponce City Market’s City Winery. March 6 at 8 p.m. City Winery.

Georgia Elvis Festival. Elvis fans from around the state gather to celebrate the King with tribute concerts, a vendors’ market and other events. March 8–11. Brunswick, Georgia.


The Alliance will welcome finalists of the Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition. (Image courtesy the Alliance Theatre)

Kendeda Week. The Alliance celebrates finalists of the Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition with a lineup of readings featuring plays from this year’s finalists plus the opportunity to hear from this year’s winning playwright, Alix Sobler. March 79. Woodruff Arts Center.

The Harvey Milk Show. Actor’s Express founder Chris Coleman returns to Atlanta to perform in the 25th anniversary concert version of the company’s landmark musical. March 9–10. Saint Mark United Methodist Church.

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. March 9–18. South Fulton Arts Center.

Bleach. A new production of James Beck’s comedy about a new employee for an exterminating company. March 9–25. 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. March 8–25. Out Front Theatre.

Freaky Friday. Horizon presents a new production of the Disney family musical about a mother and daughter who switch places. March 9–April 22. Horizon Theatre.

(Image by Richard Parsons, courtesy Frisch Marionettes)

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. March 6–18. 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. March 10–April 1. Alliance Black Box Theatre.

Mamma Mia. Aurora presents a new production of the Abba jukebox musical. March 8–April 22. Aurora Theatre.

Hamlet. The National Theatre in London rebroadcasts its production of Shakespeare’s tragedy starring Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role. March 8. Area movie theaters.

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. March 8–25. Marietta’s Theatre in the Square.

Bianca del Rio: Blame it on Bianca. The RuPaul’s Drag Race winner brings her insult comedy act to Atlanta. March 9 at 8 p.m. Variety Playhouse.

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. March 9–25. 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.

King Hedley II. True Colors presents a new production of August Wilson’s play about an ex-con struggling to start a new life in 1980s inner-city Pittsburgh. Through March 11. Southwest Performing Arts Center.

UniverSoul Circus. The exuberant, international circus celebrates 25 years with a show featuring acts from Russia, Trinidad, South Africa, Mongolia, Cuba, China and Ethiopia. Through March 11. Turner Field.


(Image courtesy Full Radius Dance)

Tapestry. Full Radius Dance presents a mixed program of new and favorite works. March 9–10. 7 Stages.


A marker located north of Greenwood, Mississippi, identifies the graveyard where blues musician Robert Johnson is believed to have been buried.

Adam Gussow, Beyond the Crossroads: The Devil and the Blues Tradition. The author presents his new book in which he explores the varied uses to which black southern blues musicians have put the figure of the devil. March 8 at 7 p.m. Highland Inn Ballroom.

Caitlin Macy, Mrs. The bestselling author presents her latest novel about an elegant young woman on New York’s Upper East Side with a shadowy past. March 8 at 7 p.m. Margaret Mitchell House.

Poetry Out Loud: State Finals Competition. Students from around the state compete in memorization and performance of the written word. March 11. Atlanta History Center.

Giles Milton, Churchill’s Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare: The Mavericks Who Plotted Hitler’s Defeat. The historian and author presents his latest work focusing on a top-secret organization founded in London to plot the destruction of Hitler’s war machine through acts of sabotage. March 7 at 7 p.m. Carter Library.

Revival: Lost Southern Voices. In preparation for Georgia State University’s literary festival 2018 Revival: Lost Southern Voices (March 23–24), contemporary writers present lost, forgotten and out-of-print Southern writers of the past. March 5 at 7:15 p.m. Decatur Library.


David Freyne’s new film imagines a cure for people who have been turned into zombies. (Courtesy Bac Films)

The Cured. Writer-director David Freyne’s Irish horror film starring Ellen Page imagines a cure for people who have been turned into zombies. Opens March 9. Landmark Midtown Arts Cinema.

Rikers: An American Jail. The Baton Foundation in collaboration with the Auburn Avenue Research Library screens the award-winning documentary focusing on the lives of inmates at Rikers Island. March 11 at 3 p.m. Auburn Avenue Research Library.

Scandal. As part of a series focusing on “Black Lives on the Small Screen,” Emory Cinematheque screens episodes of Shonda Rhimes’ television program, fictionalized around the real-life fixer Judy Smith. March 7 at 7:30 p.m. White Hall 208, Emory University.

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