Gebriel by Shine Huang from See Me As I Am at Mason Fine Art through December 30. (Detail, courtesy the artist/Mason Fine Art.)
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What to see, hear and do this week, November 16–22

ART + DESIGN

Shine Huang: See Me As I Am. In portraits, still lifes and photograms, the photographer documents Atlanta’s Ethiopian and Eritrean communities and their daily objects. Through December 30. Mason Fine Art.

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. November 17–March 18. High Museum.

George Long: Sorts. Flux Projects presents a new series of public projections and drawings from the Atlanta-based artist. Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. November 19–December 16. 710 Ponce de Leon Avenue.

(Photo courtesy Fernbank Museum.)

Gladiators: Heroes of the Colosseum. Contemporanea Progetti in collaboration with the Colosseum, Rome, presents a traveling exhibition of more than 100 artifacts, many of them never displayed outside of Italy before, showing the world of the ancient Roman gladiators. Through January 7. Fernbank Museum of Natural History.

More Than Self: Living the Vietnam War. A new exhibition highlights the Atlanta History Center’s collection of 650 war-related oral histories with photographs, documents and artifacts. November 11–March 18. Atlanta History Center.

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. Through May 27. High Museum.

Nancy Floyd: Weathering Time. A new exhibition features selections from photographer Nancy Floyd’s 35-year archive of photographs documenting her daily life. Through December 2. Whitespace Gallery.

The Collector’s Eye: Masters of 20th Century Photography. An exhibition of photographs from the collection of Robert Yellowlees includes work by Berenice Abbott, Ansel Adams, Harry Callahan, Imogen Cunningham, Dorothea Lange, Helen Levitt, Arnold Newman, Alexander Rodchenko, Alfred Stieglitz and Edward Weston. Through December 21. Lumiere.

Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design. A new touring exhibition looks at contemporary African design with works by more than 120 artists including sculpture, prints, fashion, furniture, film, photography, apps, maps and digital comics. ArtsATL critic Kelundra Smith writes about the show and its intriguing new look at an often misunderstood continent. Through January 7. High Museum.

BOOKS

Isabel Allende will speak with ArtsATL‘s Gail O’Neill at the Atlanta History Center. (Photo by Lori Barra.)

Isabel Allende, In the Midst of Winter. ArtsATL critic Gail O’Neill speaks with the acclaimed author about her latest novel. November 16 at 7 p.m. Atlanta History Center.

Hank Klibanoff. The veteran journalist and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, currently a Professor of Practice in the Emory Creative Writing Program, reads from and discusses his work. November 16 at 6:30 p.m. Jones Room, Emory’s Woodruff Library.

MUSIC

Irma Thomas, The Blind Boys of Alabama and The Preservation Hall Legacy Quintet. The Soul Queen of New Orleans performs a concert in collaboration with two of the world’s most renowned roots-music bands. November 16 at 8 p.m. Emory’s Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts.

An Evening with Randy Newman. The legendary singer-songwriter takes to the stage of Atlanta’s Symphony Hall to perform his classic songs. November 17 at 8 p.m. Symphony Hall.

THEATER

(Photo courtesy Center for Puppetry Arts.)

Kalyana Sougandhikam. Natana Kairali of Kerala, India, offers performances of traditional Indian glove puppetry in conjunction with the opening of the new Worlds of Puppetry Museum exhibition Indian Puppets: The Great Stories and Dancing Dolls. November 18–19. Center for Puppetry Arts.

Luzia. Cirque du Soleil’s latest traveling show, which takes its inspiration from the landscapes and cultures of Mexico, enters its final weekend in Atlanta under the big top at Atlantic Station. Through November 19. Atlantic Station.

Alice Between. The Alliance presents a new production for Grades 4–8 that reimagines Alice as a contemporary girl and the bizarre inhabitants of Wonderland as typical middle-schoolers. Through November 19. Rich Theatre.

Cardboard Piano. Actor’s Express presents the Atlanta premiere production of Hansol Jung’s new play about a pair of girls who hold a makeshift wedding in northern Uganda which is interrupted by the arrival of conflict and war. Through December 3. Actor’s Express.

Home Brew. 7 Stages presents a festival of new play readings including works by Daryl Fazio, Mark Kendall, Theroun Patterson and Topher Payne. Through November 18. 7 Stages.

Arden of Faversham. Resurgens Theatre presents an original practice production of the 1592 Elizabethan play depicting the real-life murder of Thomas Arden by his wife Alice Arden and her lover, and their subsequent discovery and punishment. November 17 at 11 p.m. Shakespeare Tavern.

DANCE

the g[R]ay Boi. Dancer and choreographer Okwae A. Miller presents a preview of his new work-in-progress, a collaborative, interdisciplinary piece considering the complexities of being male, black and gay. November 19 at 12 p.m. Work Room.

Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre. (Photo by Joseph Guay/Terminus.)

Lore. Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre presents a world premiere outdoor work with choreography by company member Heath Gill. In her review of the company’s recent debut, ArtsATL critic Cynthia Bond Perry wrote that the performances were “an expression of the city’s creative culture, performed at a rarefied level of technique, stage power and commitment.” November 17–19. Deer Hollow, Serenbe.

Emory Dance Company Fall Concert. The student company performs works by Trisha Brown, Atlanta artist Sean Hilton and members of the Emory Dance faculty. November 16–18. Dance Studio, Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts.

RAIIN Dance Theater: in Human. The company, cofounded by Georgia Tech student Raianna Brown, sets its movement to spoken word, contemporary trap music, jazz and hip hop. November 17 at 8 p.m. Ferst Center for the Arts.

FILM

BPM (Beats per Minute). Robin Campillo’s new French film focuses on activists in the Paris chapter of ACT UP in the 1990s. Opens November 17. Landmark Midtown Art Cinema.

A Day in Forsyth County, A Night at Mardi Gras. Film Love continues with its series of screenings of episodes from the American Music Show, an eccentric but long-lived public access cable television show that documented Atlanta’s underground scenes in the 1980s and 1990s. November 17 at 7 p.m. Atlanta Contemporary Art Center.

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