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Attend: Things to see and do around Atlanta, March 6-16

Orchid Daze at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens showcases thousands of orchids in bloom. (Image courtesy Atlanta Botanical Garden)

Orchid Hybrids

New orchid  hybrids and other rare blossoms juxtaposed with unexpected objects turn the Atlanta Botanical Garden’s Fuqua Conservatory into a chromatic funhouse in “Orchid Daze: Surreal Beauty” through April 14.


Le Chat du Rabbin

CINEMA: Le Chat du Rabbin. Joann Sfar directed this animated adaptation of The Rabbi’s Cat (its English title), his radiant graphic novel about a philosophical talking feline and the Algerian Jews who “own” him. 5:30 p.m. March 6–7. Plaza Theatre.

ART + DESIGN: Adriaan Geuze. This Prix de Rome-winning architect and co-founder of the firm West 8 delivers Georgia Tech’s Douglas C. Allen Lecture. 6–7:30 p.m. March 6. Architecture East Auditorium.


MUSIC: David Coucheron. The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s concertmaster performs the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto (on his 1725 Stradivarius) alongside his colleagues; also, works by Rossini and Schubert. March 7, 9 and 10. Symphony Hall.


ART + DESIGN: Grappling Mandala. Atlanta artist Joe Peragine’s latest exhibition consists of drawings, paintings and animation that look askew at the sport of wrestling. Opening reception, 7–10 p.m. March 8; exhibition through April 13. Marcia Wood Gallery.

THEATER: Jerry Seinfeld. The Great Observational Comedian, surely best known for the television series named after him, performs. 7:30 p.m. March 8. Fox Theatre.

Decennial Phoenix Flies

THE ARTS: Decennial Phoenix Flies. The tenth annual iteration of this series – which spotlights Atlanta architecture with performances, tours and talks – is to include a photographic look at celebrated sites, on display in the rescued L.P. Grant Mansion. Opening reception, 5:30–9 p.m. March 8, Atlanta Preservation Center; series through March 24, various locations.


ART + DESIGN: Living Walls + East Atlanta Village Block Party. Expect wall art, crafts, a pop-up shop, live music from Empress Of and others, an iron pour and more at this street fest. Noon until, March 9. Flat Shoals Avenue at Glenwood Avenue.


ART + DESIGN: Square Foot Fiber Art Pin Up Show. A show of textile arts that can be attached to a wall by push pin. Opening reception, 2–5 p.m. March 10; exhibition through April 21. Southeast Fiber Arts Alliance Center.


BOOKS: Ashley Merryman and Po Bronson. Collaborative authors of the best-seller NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children return to discuss and sign a new nonfiction work, Top Dog: The Science of Winning and Losing. 7 p.m. March 12. Atlanta History Center.


MUSIC: Yale Women’s Slavic Chorus. This ensemble presents songs from Bulgaria, Russia, Ukraine and elsewhere; with Mercury Orkestar and the 4th Ward Afro Klezmer Orchestra. 9 p.m. March 13. The EARL.

MARCH 14American Craft Council ShowART + DESIGN: American Craft Council Show. More than 200 masters of such forms as jewelry, clothing and furniture strut their stuff at this annual exhibition and marketplace. Cobb Galleria Center.

THEATER: The Secret Agent. Atlanta-based composer Curtis Bryant wrote this new adaptation of the classic Joseph Conrad novel about anarchism and espionage. 8 p.m. March 15–16; 3 p.m. March 17. Conant Performing Arts Center.

THE ARTS: See Through. Eight artists created this “evolving, immersive ‘creativity arcade,’” throughout which winds the tale of young Jenny Rose, up past her bedtime. March 15–30. 364 Nelson St.


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