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What to see and do this week, March 23–30

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.

FILM

Older Women and Love. A community screening of Camille Billops’ 1986 film exploring intergenerational relationships and female sexuality. March 25 at 12 p.m. Spelman Museum of Fine Art.

Atlanta Film Festival. One of the largest and longest-running film festivals in the country celebrates its 41st year with screenings of features, documentaries, animation, shorts and more. March 24–April 2. Various Atlanta Venues.

ART + DESIGN

Omar Victor Diop: Project Diaspora. SCAD presents the first solo museum show by the celebrated Dakar-born photographer whose work focuses on traditional representations of Africans in Western and Asian art history. Through August 20. SCAD FASH.

Atlanta Collects: Treasures from Atlanta’s Private Collections. The second phase of an exhibition of works from private Atlanta collections focuses on contemporary art created since 2000. Through June 11. Breman Museum.

MUSIC

Creation/Creator. Atlanta Symphony music director Robert Spano conducts Christopher Theofanidis’ 2015 oratorio with new scenography designed by visual artist Daniel Arsham. March 23–25. Symphony Hall.

The Magnetic Fields: 50 Song Memoir. Over two nights, singer and songwriter Stephin Merritt performs work from his new album containing 50 songs, one for each year of his life. March 27–28. Variety Playhouse.

THEATER

Simply Simone. A new musical explores the life, music and legacy of outspoken jazz musician Nina Simone. Through April 15. Theatrical Outfit.

The Man of La Mancha. Capitol City Opera presents a new production of the classic Tony-winning 1964 musical based on the adventures of Don Quixote. March 24–26. Conant Performing Arts Center.

DANCE

Eiko: Body in Places. Tanz Farm presents Japanese-born dancer Eiko of the renowned partnership Eiko and Koma performing work from her new solo project. March 24–25. Goat Farm Arts Center.

Dance Canvas. An annual showcase of emerging Atlanta choreographers this year focuses on connections between movement and technology. March 24–25. Ferst Center for the Arts.

BOOKS

Peter Heller, Celine. A Brooklyn investigator travels to look for a photographer who went missing on the Montana–Wyoming border in the bestselling fiction and travel writer’s latest novel. March 28 at 7 p.m. Margaret Mitchell House.

Ganesh Sitaraman, The Crisis of the Middle-Class Constitution. The author, a law professor at Vanderbilt University, argues that the notion of a strong and sizable middle class is embedded in the nation’s founding document. March 29 at 7 p.m. Jimmy Carter Presidential Library.

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