ART + DESIGN
Mohamed Bourouissa: Horse Day. The Paris-based artist’s 14-minute film delves into the Fletcher Street Urban Riding Club, an unusual horse stable in the heart of one of Philadelphia’s toughest urban neighborhoods. In her review of new installations at Atlanta Contemporary, ArtsATL critic Dinah McClintock says that the work “captures the power of community.” Through December 17. Atlanta Contemporary.
The Rums of Guatemala. Atlanta mixologist Julian Gogilia conducts a tasting of Guatemalan rums followed by a gallery tour of the exhibition Threads of Time: Tradition and Change in Indigenous American Textiles with curator Rebecca Stone. November 29 at 7:30 p.m. Carlos Museum.
Al Taylor: What Are You Looking At? The High Museum presents the first museum survey in the US to explore the career of American artist Al Taylor with more than 150 sculptures, drawings and prints. Through March 18. High Museum.
Kate Breakey: Ghosts and Other Visions. The renowned photographer’s series of hand-colored photographs document the natural world through ethereal prints on Japanese mulberry paper. Through December 31. Brickworks Gallery.
George Long: Sorts. Flux Projects presents a new series of public projections and drawings from the Atlanta-based artist. Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings through December 16. 710 Ponce de Leon Avenue.
Gladiators: Heroes of the Colosseum. Contemporanea Progetti in collaboration with the Colosseum, Rome, presents a traveling exhibition of more than 100 artifacts, many of them never displayed outside of Italy before, showing the world of the ancient Roman gladiators. Through January 7. Fernbank Museum of Natural History.
Shine Huang: See Me As I Am. In photographic portraits, still lifes and photograms, the SCAD MFA student documents Atlanta’s Ethiopian and Eritrean communities. Through December 30. Mason Fine Art.
More Than Self: Living the Vietnam War. A new exhibition highlights the Atlanta History Center’s collection of 650 war-related oral histories with photographs, documents and artifacts. Through March 18. Atlanta History Center.
A Fire That No Water Could Put Out: Civil Rights Photography. An installation of more than 40 photographs primarily drawn from the High’s permanent collection reflects on the 50th anniversary of a tumultuous year in Civil Rights history. Through May 27. High Museum.
Nancy Floyd: Weathering Time. A new exhibition features selections from photographer Nancy Floyd’s 35-year archive of photographs documenting her daily life. In her review, ArtsATL contributor Deanna Sirlin says that “the passage of time and powerful emotion are clearly written into this work.” Through December 2. Whitespace Gallery.
The Collector’s Eye: Masters of 20th Century Photography. An exhibition of photographs from the collection of Robert Yellowlees includes work by Berenice Abbott, Ansel Adams, Harry Callahan, Imogen Cunningham, Dorothea Lange, Helen Levitt, Arnold Newman, Alexander Rodchenko, Alfred Stieglitz and Edward Weston. Through December 21. Lumiere.
Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design. A new touring exhibition looks at contemporary African design with works by more than 120 artists including sculpture, prints, fashion, furniture, film, photography, apps, maps and digital comics. ArtsATL critic Kelundra Smith writes about the show and its intriguing new look at an often misunderstood continent. Through January 7. High Museum.
Dave Koz 20th Anniversary Christmas Tour. The Grammy-nominated saxophonist reunites with members of his original lineup, guitarist Peter White and Grammy-nominated pianist David Benoit, for the 20th anniversary of his annual Christmas Tour. November 24 at 8 p.m. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.
Drivin N Cryin. The classic Southern rock band, formed in 1985 and inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in 2015, performs a concert in their hometown of Atlanta. November 25 at 8:30 p.m. Variety Playhouse.
Cardboard Piano. Actor’s Express presents the Atlanta premiere production of Hansol Jung’s new play about a pair of girls who hold a makeshift wedding in northern Uganda which is interrupted by the arrival of conflict and war. In his review, ArtsATL critic Andrew Alexander says that the “characters and situations will remain in your thoughts long after the show comes to an end.” Through December 3. Actor’s Express.
A Christmas Story. OnStage Atlanta presents a stage version of the classic 1983 Jean Shepherd holiday film about Ralphie Parker, who just wants a Red Ryder 200-Shot Carbine Action Air Rifle for Christmas. November 24–December 17. OnStage Atlanta.
Christmas Canteen 2017. Lawrenceville’s Aurora Theatre relaunches its most popular Christmas tradition, a nostalgic musical revue featuring sketch comedy and songs of the season. Through December 23. Aurora Theatre.
Oliver Jeffers, Here We Are. The author and artist discusses his newest release, inspired by the birth of his son, in which he takes the reader on a journey through a series of notes introducing planet Earth. November 28 at 7 p.m. The Hill Auditorium, Woodruff Arts Center.
Deb Perelman, Smitten Kitchen Every Day. The award-winning blogger and New York Times best-selling author presents her new cookbook with recipes for everyday living. November 29 at 8 p.m. Manuel’s Tavern.
The Hip Hop Nutcracker. The family-friendly dance show gives the classic holiday Nutcracker story a contemporary hip-hop spin. November 26 at 6:30 p.m. Fox Theatre.
Atlanta Ballet 2. Members of the Atlanta Ballet’s new second company give a short free showcase holiday performance for holiday shoppers outdoors at the Shops at Buckhead. November 25 at 6:30 p.m. Center Plaza, Shops at Buckhead.
Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker. The Moscow Ballet’s 25th-anniversary production features Victorian-style costumes, backdrops created by La La Land Concept Designer Carl Sprague, life-sized Matryoshka dolls and a troika sleigh. November 26 at 1 and 5 p.m. Ferst Center for the Arts at Georgia Tech.
Mountainfilm on Tour. New documentaries from the Telluride Mountainfilm Festival help bring awareness to the global and local impacts of climate change through film. November 28 at 7 p.m. Agnes Scott College.
God’s Own Country. A new British drama tells the story of a young sheep farmer in Yorkshire whose life is turned upside down by the arrival of a Romanian migrant worker. Opens November 24. Landmark Midtown Art Cinema.
Black Book. Hollywood director Paul Verhoeven returned to his native country to direct this 2006 thriller of espionage and resistance about a Dutch-Jewish singer hiding in the Nazi-occupied Netherlands. November 29 at 7:30 p.m. White Hall 208, Emory University.