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ART + DESIGN
Kyle “BlackCatTips” Brooks: A Bowl Full of Happiness. The Atlanta-based poet and street artist known for his colorful work filled with cartoon-like anthropomorphic shapes and faces has his first gallery show. Through September 1. Spalding Nix Gallery.
#ActivateATL. Singer-songwriter Chantae Cann and Atlanta band Little Tybee perform at a free concert for a voting drive featuring speaker Nsé Ufot, chief executive of New Georgia Project. August 5 at 7 p.m. Masquerade.
Gillian Welch. The alt-country singer-songwriter performs songs from her new album The Harrow and the Harvest. August 5 at 8 p.m. Symphony Hall.
Michael Franti and Spearhead. The singer-songwriter, spoken word artist and political activist Michael Franti performs backed by his band Spearhead. August 8 at 8 p.m. Variety Playhouse.
Cabaret. Serenbe Playhouse presents a new site-specific production of the classic Broadway musical based on Christopher Isherwood’s Berlin Stories starring the company’s artistic director Brian Clowdus as the Emcee. Through August 27. Serenbe.
Glengarry Glen Ross. Pinch N’ Ouch artistic director Grant McGowen directs a new production of David Mamet’s 1984 Pulitzer Prize-winning play about desperate Chicago real estate agents. Through August 26. Pinch N’ Ouch Theatre.
Dan Zak, Almighty. Washington Post reporter Dan Zak considers the issues and questions raised when three elderly peace activists infiltrated the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, in 2012. August 8 at 7 p.m. Jimmy Carter Presidential Library.
Garbage Book Signing. Members of the seminal 1990s rock band Garbage make a live in-store appearance to sign their new book, This is the Noise That Keeps Me Awake, which tells the story of the band. August 6 at noon. Criminal Records.
#FOLLOWME. The Fabulous Fox hosts a new touring show celebrating the YouTube hip-hop dance community. August 10 at 7:30 p.m. Fox Theatre.
Harry Potter. The Fabulous Fox screens the first three films in the Harry Potter series as part of a summer film festival showing all eight films at the historic theater. Starting August 5. Fox Theatre.
Person to Person. Writer-director Dustin Guy Defa’s new film follows a variety of New Yorkers as they navigate their personal relationships over the course of one day. Starring Michael Cera. Opens August 4. Landmark Midtown Art Cinema.