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What to see and do this week, March 9–15

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.

MUSIC

Elvis Lives. The winners from the annual Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest perform in a theatrical revue featuring archival footage and recorded narration by Elvis Presley in his own voice and words. March 9 at 7:30 p.m. Fox Theatre.

Madeleine Peyroux and Rickie Lee Jones. Jones tours in support of her 15th album, The Other Side of Desire, along with Peyroux, who has just released a “Best of” compilation featuring work from her 20 years in music. March 12 at 7:30 p.m. Variety Playhouse.

ART + DESIGN

The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, one of the churches on the Atlanta Preservation Centers many tours.
The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, one of the churches on the Atlanta Preservation Center’s many tours.

The Phoenix Flies. The Atlanta Preservation Center presents an annual festival of free guided tours and visits to Atlanta’s most historic buildings, landscapes and neighborhoods, some of which are not otherwise open for tours. Through March 25. Various Atlanta locations.

Desire and Consumption: The New World in the Age of Shakespeare. A new exhibition including a Fourth Folio and engravings from Theodor de Bry’s Americae volume considers how Shakespeare’s texts may have helped shape the English version of colonial contact. Through April 9. Carlos Museum.

THEATER

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Sandra Monica Blvd: Coast to Coast. Comedian, radio host, singer and actress Sandra Bernhard performs her latest show which narrates in story and song her recent road trip across a changing America. March 10 at 8 p.m. City Winery.

An Evening of Storytelling from Lake Wobegon with Garrison Keillor. The bestselling author and creator of Prairie Home Companion performs an evening of his stories about the fictional town of Lake Wobegon. March 9 at 8 p.m. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.

BOOKS

Edgar M. Bronfman, Why Be Jewish? Bestselling author Ruth Andrew Ellenson discusses the recently-deceased philanthropist Edgar M. Bronfman’s book, published just weeks before his death, about his work and adherence to the moral tenets of the Jewish faith. March 9 at 7:30 p.m. Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta.

DANCE

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Post. Spelman Dance Professor T Lang unveils her latest work set in a historic church on the property of Atlanta’s 1885 Fort McPherson military base. March 9–25. The “Little White Chapel” at Fort McPherson.

Atlanta Dance Collective 2017. The second annual ADC weekend of performances includes works from choreographers Britt Whitmoyer Fishel, Sarah Stokes, Veronica Cato, Alexandre Proia, Kailey McCrudden and Kristel Rose Tedesco, all based on the common theme of communication. March 10–11. Synchronicity Theatre.

FILM

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Follow that Bird. The Center for Puppetry Arts screens the 1985 Sesame Street film featuring the puppetry of Jim Henson and cameo appearances by Sandra Bernhard, John Candy, Chevy Chase and Waylon Jennings. March 11 at 7 p.m. Center for Puppetry Arts.

My Life as a Zucchini. A new stop-motion animated adaptation of French author Gilles Paris’ 2002 novel Autobiographie d’une Courgette about a young boy’s surreal experiences at a strange orphanage was nominated for Best Animated Film at the 89th Academy Awards. Opens March 10. Landmark Midtown Art Cinema.

 

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