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Thomas Struth, Jordan Rothacker and holiday celebrations galore this week, December 8-15

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ART + DESIGN

Thomas Struth’s Technology Photos. Michael Fried, Professor and J. R. Herbert Boone Chair in the Humanities at Johns Hopkins University, discusses renowned German photographer Thomas Struth’s technology photos currently on view at the High. December 9 at 7 p.m. High Museum.

The Goat Farm Open House and Holiday Sale. The artists of the Goat Farm Arts Center open their studios to the public for tours and the opportunity to purchase work. December 9-10. The Goat Farm Arts Center.

MUSIC

Skylark Vocal Ensemble. An ensemble of vocal soloists returns to Spivey Hall. Atlanta native Matthew Guard will lead the program of a cappella Christmas music spanning the centuries. December 11 at 7:30 p.m. Spivey Hall.

Christmas With the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. In a holiday tradition originally started by Robert Shaw, the ASO and ASO Chorus celebrate the season with a program of traditional carols and Christmas songs. December 9-10. Symphony Hall.

THEATER

Mr. Popper’s Penguins. Synchronicity presents a musical version of the classic 1938 children’s book by Richard and Florence Atwater about a housepainter who receives a penguin as a gift from an Antarctic explorer. December 9-January 1. Synchronicity Theatre.

Libby’s at the Express. Atlanta performer Libby Whittemore presents her Christmastime cabaret show supported by her alter ego, country music singer “Connie Sue Day.” December 10-18. Actor’s Express.

BOOKS

And Wind Will Wash Away, Jordan Rothacker. The author’s debut crime novel focuses on an Atlanta police detective investigating the mysterious death of his mistress. December 10 at 3 p.m. A Capella Books.

The First Folio: The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare. The Carlos Museum exhibits Shakespeare’s First Folio on loan from the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C. Through December 11. Carlos Museum.

DANCE

The Nutcracker. One of Atlanta’s most popular dance traditions returns to the stage as the Atlanta Ballet performs John McFall’s choreography in Tchaikovsky’s classic holiday ballet. December 9-24. Fox Theatre.

FILM

Burn Country. An exiled Afghan journalist in Northern California is drawn into a world of violence when he covers a local crime in director and Hollywood star James Franco’s latest film. December 9-15. Plaza Theatre.

Things to Come. Director Mia Hansen-Løve’s latest film stars Isabelle Huppert as a philosophy professor who begins a new life after her husband of 25 years leaves her. Opens December 9. Landmark Midtown Art Cinema.

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