The Atlanta Symphony's 2016 Piedmont Park performance attracted more than 10,000 people. (Photo by Jeff Roffman)
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What to see, hear and do this week, June 11–17

MUSIC

A Performance in the Park with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. The ASO led by assistant conductor Stephen Mulligan gives a free outdoor concert of works by Bernstein and Tchaikovsky in Piedmont Park. June 14 at 7:30 p.m. Oak Hill at Piedmont Park.

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. The Atlanta Opera presents a new production of Stephen Sondheim’s classic musical with baritone Michael Mayes in the title role and Maria Zifchak as Mrs. Lovett. Through June 17. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.

Gwen Hughes. The jazz singer performs an outdoor summer concert as part of the Jazz on the Lawn series at Callanwolde. June 15 at 7:30 p.m. Callanwolde Fine Arts Center.

Stephen Stills and Judy Collins. The two iconic folk singers unite for a tour stopping at Atlanta’s Symphony Hall. June 13 at 7:45 p.m. Symphony Hall.

Georgia Songs and Stories. Musicians Michelle Malone, Eliot Bronson and Adron come together for a night of Southern song and storytelling. June 17 at 8 p.m. Eddie’s Attic.

THEATER

Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type. The Center for Puppetry Arts presents a new production based on the award-winning book by Doreen Cronin about what happens when Farmer Brown’s cows learn to type and go on strike. June 12July 29. Center for Puppetry Arts.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Kennesaw State University presents a new outdoor production of Shakespeare’s classic comedy. June 13–23. Gazebo, Kennesaw State University.

The Color Purple. Actor’s Express presents a new production of the musical based on Alice Walker’s classic novel. June 16July 29. Actor’s Express.

Winnie-the-Pooh. The Alliance Theatre presents a family musical based on A.A. Milne’s classic children’s stories in conjunction with the High Museum of Art’s Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic exhibition. Through July 8. Rich Theatre, Woodruff Arts Center.

Third. A progressive professor accuses a conservative student of plagiarism in Tony- and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Wendy Wasserstein’s 2005 drama. Through June 17. Out of Box.

Tarzan. Atlanta Lyric Theatre presents the Atlanta premiere of the Disney musical based on Edgar Rice Burroughs’ classic story. Through June 24. Jennie T. Anderson Theatre.

110 in the Shade. Theatrical Outfit presents a revival of the 1963 musical based on N. Richard Nash’s 1954 play The Rainmaker about a con artist who arrives in a small, drought-stricken town in Texas to convince its residents he can bring rain. Through June 24. Theatrical Outfit.

The Taming. Decatur-native playwright Lauren Gunderson’s political farce has a Miss America contestant, a liberal blogger and a conservative senatorial staffer seeking to revolutionize American government. Through June 24. Synchronicity Theatre.

Peter Pan. Serenbe Playhouse presents a new outdoor world premiere version of author J.M. Barrie’s classic tale. Through August 26. Serenbe.

[title of show]. Marietta Theatre Company presents the Tony-nominated musical about writing musicals, written by Hunter Bell with music and lyrics by Jeff Bowen. Through June 23. Lyric Studio on the Square.

The Street Corner Plays. Onion Man presents a collection of short plays all set on the corner of Magnolia Street and Pine Avenue. Through June 24. Onion Man Productions.

Citizens Market. Horizon’s Jeff Adler directs a new production of Cori Thomas’ comedy about a group of immigrants forming a makeshift family at the neighborhood market. Through June 24. Horizon Theatre.

BOOKS

Blake Burton, Ponce City Market. A signing event and celebration mark the release of a new book of photographs by Blake Burton focusing on the rehabilitation of the Atlanta landmark Ponce City Market. June 13 at 6:30 p.m. Ponce City Market.

Rupert Thomson, Never Anyone But You. In his latest novel, the author traces the real-life love affair between two extraordinary women in the surrealist movement in Paris caught up in the violence and destruction of two world wars. June 14 at 7:15 p.m. Decatur Library.

Michael Eric Dyson, What Truth Sounds Like. The acclaimed author reflects on America’s unfinished conversation about race. June 12 at 7 p.m. Oakhurst Presbyterian Church.

FILM

The Misandrists. An injured male leftist on the run hides out with a radical feminist terrorist group in Bruce LaBruce’s latest film. Opens June 15. Plaza Theatre.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time. The National Theatre in London broadcasts its production of the Olivier- and Tony-winning theatrical version of Mark Haddon’s 2003 mystery novel. June 12 at 7 p.m. Area movie theaters.

ART + DESIGN

Legendary Hot Rod Power Tour. The 24th annual traveling car show, the largest hot rod road trip in the world, brings a caravan of classic cars and hot rods as they travel over 1300 miles from city to city across the US with a planned stop at Atlanta Motor Speedway. June 12. Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton, Georgia.

Jay Dusard: A Retrospective View, Camera to Digital Derringer. A retrospective exhibition features more than 60 photographs spanning five decades of work by the Pulitzer Prize-nominated photographer. Through August 19. Booth Museum, Cartersville.

Atlanta Contemporary Open Studios. A festive evening event allows participants to visit studios to meet the artists in Atlanta Contemporary’s Studio Artist Program. June 14 at 7 p.m. Atlanta Contemporary Art Center.

Juneteenth. The Atlanta History Center hosts a two-day event commemorating the end of American slavery with lectures, tours, performances, storytelling and more. June 16–17. Atlanta History Center.

Know South/No South. Richard McCabe, curator of photography at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, curates a new group show of photographers whose work explores the idea of Southern identity in the 21st century. Through July 14. Atlanta Photography Group.

Image by Rusty Miller courtesy Gallery 72/Susan Todd-Raque.

Rusty Miller: The compassionate eye in forgotten Atlanta. Susan Todd-Raque curates works by Rusty Miller, an Atlanta street photographer who died in 1992. Opening reception June 14 at 6 p.m. Exhibition through August 10. Gallery 72.

Food: Our Global Kitchen. An exhibition from New York’s American Museum of Natural History considers the many ways of food cultivation, transportation and preparation across cultures and throughout history. Through August 19. Fernbank Museum.

Amelia Carley & Ally White: A daydream will last along into the night. A two-person exhibition shows new work from the Atlanta-based painters. Through July 21. Hathaway Gallery.

Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic. The High Museum becomes the first stop in the US for the Victoria and Albert Museum’s exhibition exploring the lasting legacy of the characters created by author A.A. Milne and illustrator E. H. Shepard. Through September 2. High Museum.

The Summer Swan Coach House Invitational. An annual group show curated by the Swan Coach House’s Karen Tauches presents ceramics, fibers and folk art. Through August 10. Swan Coach House Gallery.

Embodied Beauty: Sculptures by Karen LaMonte. A new exhibition features 32 dress sculptures across various media including glass, bronze and iron. Through September 2. Hunter Museum of Art, Chattanooga.

Tummy Kisses. A new group show curated by Tempus Projects includes work by Tampa artists Neil Bender, Ben Galaday, Jenn Ryann Miller, Gary Schmitt, Chasity Williams and Matthew Drennan Wicks. Through June 23. Day & Night Projects.

Time Like the Present. Sarah Higgins curates selected works by printmakers who consider historical narratives in the processes of traditional printmaking. Through July 29. Zuckerman Museum of Art.

Them from the Planets, ATL. A new group exhibition inspired by musician Dexter Wansel and his album Life On Mars features work by artists inspired by sci-fi, fantasy, futurism and jazz. Through July 13. Southwest Arts Center.

Dressing for Dystopia. A new exhibition explores designer Ane Crabtree’s costumes for The Handmaid’s Tale. Through August 12. SCAD Fash.

Larry Walker: The Early Years. A new exhibition, part one of a two-part retrospective, considers the early years of the beloved Atlanta-based artist, GSU professor and father of Kara Walker. Through July 31. Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia.

Leigh Ann Culver: Human Nature. The Georgia-native artist shows new charcoal drawings. Through June 12. South Fulton Arts Center.

Matt Haffner: Harmonic Dysfunction. Whitespace presents a new solo exhibition by the Atlanta-based photographer and mixed-media artist alongside Long-Lasting Chew by CC Calloway in the gallery’s whitespec space. Through June 16. Whitespace Gallery.

Pierre Cardin: Pursuit of the Future. A retrospective exhibition with designs borrowed primarily from the Pierre Cardin Museum in Paris considers the seven-decade career of the French designer. Through September 30. SCAD FASH.

Barbecue Nation. In celebration of National Barbecue Month, a new exhibition explores barbecue’s enduring place at the American table. Through June 16, 2019. Atlanta History Center.

Unraveled. A new group exhibition features individual and collaborative work from Luca Barolli, Lauren Betty, Andrew Catanese and Igor Korsunskiy. Through July 8. Blue Mark Studios.

Jean Larson. The painter shows new work influenced by the natural environment. Through July 14. Alan Avery Art Company.

The Wonder of it All. An exhibition features works by Susan Cofer and Jerry Siegel along with other artists in MOCA GA’s permanent collection. Through June 30. Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia.

A new exhibition at Hammonds House Museum curated by Fahamu Pecou will show the work of Atlanta artist Charles H. Nelson. (Courtesy Hammonds House Museum)

Welcome To Atlanta: Charles H. Nelson, A Retrospective. Fahamu Pecou curates works in a new retrospective by Atlanta-based multimedia artist Charles H. Nelson. Opening reception on June 15 at 6:30 p.m. Hammonds House Museum.

Imaginary Worlds: Once Upon a Time. Fantastic creatures made of plants bring the Atlanta Botanical Garden to life. Through October 28. Atlanta Botanical Garden.

Bloom Where You’re Planted. A new exhibition features highlights from the collection of Deen Day Sanders including paintings by Severin Roesen, Thomas Sully, Jasper Francis Cropsey, Thomas Moran, John G. Brown, John Singer Sargent, Winslow Homer, Mary Cassatt, Childe Hassam and Ernest Lawson. Through July 29. Georgia Museum of Art.

Making Change: The Art and Craft of Activism. A new exhibition explores how contemporary artists and crafters are employing traditional crafts in political activism and social justice movements. Through September 9. Museum of Design Atlanta.

Alfred Conteh: Visions of a Cultural Commentator and Dylan Pierce’s Legacy of Hope: Studies in Africa. Two new exhibitions focus on the work of Atlanta-based artists: a retrospective show of Alfred Conteh’s body of work encompassing realistic portraiture and symbolic abstraction and Dylan Pierce’s work inspired by his travels to Swaziland, Botswana and South Africa. Through June 17. Marietta Cobb Art Museum.

Charmaine Minniefield: Black Angels. The artist explores African and African American ritual from a feminist perspective. Through June 24. Carrie McPheeters Gallery, Auburn Avenue Research Library.

Andrew Moore: Blue Alabama. The photographer presents new and recent images of Alabama. Through July 7. Jackson Fine Art.

Weeping May Endure for a Night: The Funeral of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Through the Lens of Declan Haun. A new exhibition shows 25 photographs captured by the late Declan Haun, a Chicago freelance photojournalist assigned to cover the King funeral in Atlanta. Through November 4. Margaret Mitchell House.

Langdon Clay: Cars. Jackson Fine Art shows works from the photographer’s cars series created between 1974 and 1976. Through July 7. Jackson Fine Art.

Fields of Battle, Lands of Peace: The Doughboys, 19171918. A centennial touring exhibition from the National War Museum and Memorial features contemporary photographs by Michael St. Maur Sheil capturing the battlefields of the Western Front. Through June 24. Atlanta History Center.

Images of Awakening: Buddhist Sculpture from Pakistan and Afghanistan. A new exhibition curated by UGA associate professor of art history Nicolas Morrissey highlights the Buddhist artistic heritage of ancient Gandhara. Through June 17. Georgia Museum of Art.

Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt. An exhibition of more than 90 objects from the ancient Egyptian collections of the Brooklyn Museum and the Carlos Museum explores wild and domestic cats and dogs, feline and canine deities, animal burial practices and luxury items decorated with feline and canine features. Through November 11. Carlos Museum.

¡NUEVOlution! Latinos and the New South. A new exhibition considers the contributions and history of Latinos in the South. Through December 31. Atlanta History Center.

DANCE

Citizen LIFT. Daryl Foster curates an evening of politically themed dance works by men of color. June 15–16. Out Front Theatre.

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