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ART + DESIGN
The Dream Machine: The Beat Generation & the Counterculture, 1940–1975. An exhibition of materials drawn from Emory’s Rose Library celebrates the contributions of the Beat writers with photographs, correspondence, first editions, early drafts and a replica dream machine. Opening reception September 28 at 6:30 p.m. Schatten Gallery at Emory’s Woodruff Library.
Decatur Tiny House Festival. An annual event celebrates small living spaces with tours of a tiny house village, speakers, music, food and more. ArtsATL critic Gail O’Neill previews the event with an interview with founder Will Johnston. September 29–October 1. Decatur.
Isaac Mizrahi. The renowned designer switches gears and brings his one-man cabaret act to Atlanta. September 28 at 8 p.m. City Winery at Ponce City Market.
Trey Anastasio. The founding member of Phish performs with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. September 29 at 8 p.m. Symphony Hall.
Boy. Anna Ziegler’s acclaimed 2016 play is based on the true story of David Peter Reimer, whose genitalia were mutilated during a botched medical circumcision when he was an infant and whose parents were convinced by a renowned doctor to raise him as a girl. Through October 15. Theatrical Outfit.
Midnight Pillow. Atlanta actress Park Krausen directs a new production with short work by 13 playwrights riffing on themes from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Through October 1. Theater Emory.
Ayana Mathis. The author and professor of Creative Writing at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop reads from her work as part of the Phillis Wheatley Reading series at Emory honoring the 19th-century African-American poet. October 3 at 6:30 p.m. Jones Room, Emory’s Woodruff Library.
Garry Wills, What the Qur’an Meant and Why it Matters. One of America’s leading religious scholars introduces lay readers to the Qur’an with a new book about the ancient text. October 4 at 7 p.m. Carter Center.
fails. Artists Blake Beckham and Hez Stalcup perform a new work exploring the nature of loss, rupture, futility and collapse. September 29–30. Work Room.
Beauty and the Beast. The Atlanta Ballet’s new second company, made up of young preprofessional dancers from around the world, performs a kid-friendly, one-hour version of the classic fairy tale. September 29–October 1. Infinite Energy Theater.
Out On Film. Atlanta’s LGBT film festival celebrates its 30th year with 11 days of cinema including features, documentaries, shorts and more. Through October 8. Landmark Midtown Art Cinema, Out Front Theatre Company and Plaza Theatre.
Mankiller. A new documentary examines the legacy of Wilma Mankiller, the first woman to be elected Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation. A discussion with the film’s producer Gale Anne Hurd follows the free screening. September 28 at 7 p.m. Carter Library.