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What to see, hear and do this week, October 19–25

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

John Waters: Low Definition. The legendary filmmaker and self-proclaimed “King of Bad Taste” speaks about his work as a photographer, the marquee event of Atlanta Celebrates Photography. October 20 at 7 p.m. Woodruff Arts Center.

Hispaniola. A new exhibition drawn primarily from the collection of Dion Kohler shows modern and contemporary work from Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Through December 17. Oglethorpe University Museum of Art.

MUSIC

Orchestra with Attitude: Bernstein, Prokofiev and Ravel. Ludovic Morlot conducts the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra performing Bernstein’s “Divertimento” and Ravel’s “La Valse” with violinist Ray Chen on Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2. October 19–21. Symphony Hall.

Emily Saliers. The Decatur-based singer-songwriter, best-known as one half of the Indigo Girls, performs a concert in support of her newly released first solo recording, Murmuration Nation. October 21 at 8 p.m. Buckhead Theatre.

THEATER

Rocky Horror Show. Just in time for Halloween, a new production of Richard O’Brien’s classic 1973 stage show invites audience participation. On October 20, Atlanta actor and playwright Topher Payne adds a twist by joining the cast as Designing Women’s Julia Sugarbaker playing the Narrator. Through November 5. Out Front Theatre Company.

Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play. Oglethorpe University Theatre presents the Atlanta premiere of Anne Washburn’s off-beat 2012 dark-comedy hit about a group of apocalypse survivors who try to piece together an episode of The Simpsons from memory. October 20–29. Conant Performing Arts Center.

BOOKS

David Sedaris. (Photo by Ingrid Christie.)

Mike Wallace, Greater Gotham: A History of New York City from 1898 to 1919. The author, a professor of history and the director of the Gotham Center for New York City History, discusses his new book, a follow-up to his Pulitzer Prize-winning history of New York through 1898. October 19 at 7 p.m. Margaret Mitchell House.

David Sedaris. The New York Times bestselling author and humorist makes an Atlanta appearance in support of his latest book Theft by Finding: Diaries 1977-2002. October 22 at 7 p.m. Fox Theatre.

DANCE

Horses in the Sky. KSU Dance presents the world-renowned Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company of Israel with choreography by Rami Be’er. October 24 at 8 p.m. KSU Dance Theater, Marietta Campus.

W i s h d u s t. Emory dance professor George Staib’s company Staibdance performs to music by Atlanta composer Ben Coleman and the Vega String Quartet. October 19–21. Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts, Dance Studio.

Ailey II. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre’s second company performs three contemporary works including Touch and Agree by Atlanta-native choreographer Juel D. Lane. October 21 at 8 p.m. Rialto Center for the Performing Arts.

FILM

The Seagull. Stage Russia presents a filmed version of its production of the first of Anton Chekhov’s four major dramas. October 25 at 7 p.m. Landmark Midtown Art Cinema.

Christine. The Plaza presents a screening of the 1983 film based on Stephen King’s novel about a killer 1958 Plymouth Fury. October 20–26. Plaza Theatre.

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