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What to do this week, February 16–22

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ART + DESIGN

Highball. Atlanta’s top mixologists compete to benefit the High Museum. February 18 at 7:30 p.m. High Museum.

Youth Movement. Poem 88 showcases the work of four young emerging Southeastern artists working in diverse media: Audrey Hynes, Lindsey Pearson, Victor Perez and Hannah Tarr. Through March 11. Poem 88.

MUSIC

Tony Bennett. The 19-time Grammy Award-winning singer performs classics from his six decades in music. February 21 at 7:30 p.m. Symphony Hall.

Sweet Honey in the Rock. The acclaimed all-female a capella ensemble performs songs rooted in African-American history and culture. February 18 at 8 p.m. Rialto Center for the Arts.

THEATER

Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters’ First 100 Years. Two African-American centenarian sisters look back on their lives in Emily Mann’s 1995 play based on the bestselling 1993 oral history by Sarah “Sadie” L. Delany and A. Elizabeth “Bessie” Delany. Through March 5. Georgia Ensemble Theatre.

Exit Strategy. True Colors presents the Atlanta premiere of Chicago playwright Ike Holter’s show about a Chicago public high school slated for closure. February 21–March 19. True Colors Theatre.

DANCE

Corona Borealis. Flight of Swallows music ensemble celebrates the release of its new album by creating a live sound and movement environment featuring T. Lang Dance and the work of visual artist Kris Pilcher. February 19 at 6:30 p.m. 7 Stages.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. The renowned company performs new and classic works from its repertoire, including Ailey’s masterpiece “Revelations” at every performance. Through February 19. Fox Theatre.

BOOKS

Eva Schloss, Eva’s Story. The London-based author and Holocaust survivor discusses her experiences and childhood friend Anne Frank on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of Georgia Ensemble’s production of the play And Then They Came for Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank based on her book. A performance of the play will be followed by a moderated discussion and book signing with Schloss. February 19 at 6:30 p.m. Georgia Ensemble Theatre.

Juan Felipe Herrera. The Poet Laureate of the United States since 2015 gives a free reading at Emory. February 19 at 4 p.m. Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts.

FILM

White Heat. As part of an ongoing series of American gangster films, SCAD screens the 1949 classic starring James Cagney as a violent crime lord fiercely devoted to his mother. February 17 at 7 p.m. SCADshow.

FunkJazz Kafé: Diary of a Decade (The Story Of A Movement). A feature-length documentary narrated by Chuck D explores the neo-soul movement from the late 1980s to the early 2000s centering on Atlanta’s FunkJazz Kafé. February 22 at 6:30 p.m. Plaza Theatre.

Asphalt Jungle. As part of a Tuesday night film noir series, the Landmark screens John Huston’s 1950 heist film featuring Marilyn Monroe in one of her first film roles. February 21 at 7 p.m. Landmark Midtown Art Cinema.

 

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