ArtsATL > Calendar > Staibdance, Hidden Figures, new work from Topher Payne and more this week, January 5 — 11

Staibdance, Hidden Figures, new work from Topher Payne and more this week, January 5 — 11

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DANCE

Wishdust. Staibdance unveils a portion of a new work set to premiere in fall of 2017 in collaboration with harpsichord player Adam Jaffe and violinist Evan Few. January 8 at 2 p.m. High Museum.

ART + DESIGN

Maggie Davis, The Fourth Wall. Abstract artist and ArtsATL contributor Maggie Davis exhibits new work exploring themes inspired by Russian playwright Anton Chekhov. Artist talk January 14 at 2 p.m. Exhibition through January 28. Sandler Hudson Gallery.

Coiling Culture: Basketry Art of Native North America. A new exhibition explores various forms of Native American basketry. Through August 26, 2018. Carlos Museum.

MUSIC

Stuart Stephenson Performs Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto. Trumpet Stuart Stephenson makes his Atlanta Symphony debut on a program that also includes Rimsky-Korsakov’s Capriccio espagnol and Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra. January 5-7. Symphony Hall.

PSQ Winter Concert. The Peachtree String Quartet performs works by Haydn, Bolcom and Tchaikovsky at its first concert of the new year. January 8 at 3 p.m. Garden Hills Recreation Center.

THEATER

Greetings Friend Your Kind Assistance is Required. Georgia Ensemble presents the world premiere of Atlanta playwright Topher Payne’s new comedy about a retired schoolteacher who journeys across the world to find the source of a spam email. January 5-22. Georgia Ensemble Theatre.

Story Spot. WABE host Lois Reitzes and ArtsATL editor Laura Relyea participate in the Dad’s Garage show in which local personalities share a personal story with the audience, followed by a group of improvisors who recreate it as a comic sketch. January 6 at 8 p.m. Dad’s Garage.

BOOKS

Connecting Lines: Building Empathy Through Literature. Professor of Southern Literature at Georgia State University Dr. Pearl A. McHaney gives a lecture about how reading literature can lead to a more empathetic approach to life. January 11 at 7:15 p.m. Decatur Library.

FILM

Hidden Figures. A new film dramatizes the true story of the three African-American female mathematicians at NASA who helped launch the Mercury program in 1962. ArtsATL critic Christina Lee interviews actress and singer Janelle Monae about her role in the film. Opens January 6. Area movie theaters.

Sunset Boulevard. As part of a new series of Tuesday night screenings of film noir classics, the Landmark screens Billy Wilder’s 1950 drama starring Gloria Swanson as faded silent film star Norma Desmond. January 10 at 7 p.m. Landmark Midtown Art Cinema.

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