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What to see, hear and do this week, October 5–11

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

Kate Breakey: Ghosts and Other Visions. The renowned photographer speaks about her new series of hand-colored photographs printed on Japanese mulberry paper. Artist talk and opening reception, October 6 at 6 p.m. Exhibition of work through December 31. Brickworks Gallery.

Joseph Guay: Duel/Dual. The Atlanta-based artist presents a new body of work considering the two interlocking sides of a combative political and cultural climate. ArtsATL recently profiled the artist. Opening reception October 7 at 6 p.m. Westside Cultural Arts Center.

MUSIC

Verdi’s Otello. Renowned Atlanta tenor Russell Thomas makes his role debut as Otello in Verdi’s masterpiece under the baton of Atlanta Symphony music director Robert Spano. October 7 and 10. Symphony Hall.

Prodigies: Peachtree String Quartet Fall Concert. The quartet performs a program of work by child prodigies including pieces by Mozart, Rota and Mendelssohn. October 8 at 3 p.m. Garden Hills Recreation Center.

THEATER

Atlanta Black Theatre Festival. The annual festival presents 40 plays in four days. Through October 7. Porter Sanford III Performing Arts Center.

Sense and Sensibility. Synchronicity presents a new production of playwright Kate Hamill’s recent theatrical adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic novel. In his review, ArtsATL critic Andrew Alexander says that “the swift, funny, likeable production nicely dramatizes Austen’s dark, comic take on human behavior.” Through October 15. Synchronicity Theatre.

BOOKS

Jennifer Lin, Shanghai Faithful. The author presents her new work of history chronicling the 150-year saga of her family and the spread of Christianity in China. October 9 at 6:30 p.m. Carter Center.

Daren Wang, The Hidden Light of Northern Fires. The author and Decatur Book Festival founder presents his first novel about an abolitionist who helps slaves cross the Canadian border. ArtsATL critic Gail O’Neill interviewed the author for the Legacy Series of profiles of prominent Atlantans. October 11 at 7 p.m. Margaret Mitchell House.

DANCE

dreams. Decatur-based dance company Zoetic Dance Ensemble performs a new work on the Atlanta BeltLine. October 7 at 2:30 p.m. Old Fourth Ward Park Amphitheatre.

La Fille mal gardée. Georgia Ballet presents a new production of the classic 1789 ballet. October 7–8. Marietta Performing Arts Center.

FILM

20 Feet from Stardom. The Rialto presents a free screening of Morgan Neville’s 2013 documentary about the anonymous backup singers who performed on some of the most popular songs of the 20th century. October 11 at 7 p.m. Rialto Center for the Arts.

Dolores. Peter Bratt’s new documentary considers the life and legacy of activist Dolores Huerta, who helped start the country’s first farm worker’s union with fellow organizer Cesar Chavez. Opens October 6. Landmark Midtown Art Cinema.

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