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The week’s best bets: ASO plays Prince, Zanele Muholi visits Spelman

Photo by Afshin Shahid from his 2017 book Prince: A Private View (Courtesy Afshin Shahid/St. Martin's Press)

MUSIC

4U. The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra performs the music of Prince curated by The Roots frontman Questlove. September 15 at 8 p.m. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre.

Opera for Everyone. Brenna Corner directs Adelaide Boedecker, Kaitlyn Costello, Nathan Munson and Calvin Griffin in scenes from Carmen and The Marriage of Figaro. September 16 at 4 p.m. Peachtree Presbyterian Church.

Neko Case. The singer-songwriter performs a concert with opening act Thao of The Get Down Stay Down. September 13 at 8 p.m. Variety Playhouse.

ART + DESIGN

Bayephi III, Constitution Hill, Johannesburg, 2017 © Zanele Muholi (Courtesy of Autograph ABP, London)

Zanele Muholi: Somnyama Ngonyama, Hail the Dark Lioness. Spelman Museum presents the U.S. premiere of an acclaimed exhibition featuring more than 70 photographs by South African artist Zanele Muholi. Muholi will appear in conversation with curator Renée Mussai at an opening reception on September 14 at 7 p.m. Exhibition through December 8. Spelman College Museum of Fine Art.

2018 Laura Patricia Calle Grant Announcement. Living Walls announces the winner of its annual Laura Patricia Calle Grant, awarded to a proposal for a public art project that promotes awareness of social justice issues. September 15 at 8 p.m. 97 Astoria.

On Color: Panel Discussion. Spelman anthropology professor Daryl White, GSU assistant professor in media studies Gregory Zinman, chef Deborah VanTrece and artists Deanna Sirlin and Euneika Rogers-Sipp participate in a panel discussion considering the language and meaning of color. September 13 at 7 p.m. Gallery 72.

a fashion illustration by artist Marc-Antoine Coulon
Fashion illustrator Marc-Antoine Coulon’s first museum show opens at SCAD FASH this week. (Courtesy the artist)

Marc-Antoine Coulon: Unapologetic Lines. SCAD FASH presents the first museum show of the acclaimed French fashion illustrator. September 14–January 27. SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion and Film.

Jeff Conefry: Stratum. The artist deconstructs and reassembles traditional painting materials to create sculptural objects inspired by the physical attributes of painting. Opening reception on September 12 at 7 p.m. Exhibition through October 6. Marcia Wood Gallery.

Ghada Amer: The Breakthrough. Georgia State University shows an exhibition by the Cairo-born, New York-based artist who creates work that deals with social issues, female identity and Islamic culture. Ahmer speaks about her work in the Speaker’s Auditorium in Student Center East on September 20 at 5 p.m. Exhibition September 13–December 3. GSU’s Welch School Galleries.

Japanfest. An annual festival, now in its 32nd year, celebrates all things Japanese with performances, music, activities, demonstrations, food, workshops and more. September 15–16. Infinite Energy Center, Duluth.

Transformers. A new exhibition curated by Dorothy Moye shows work by artists who transform everyday objects and ordinary materials in their work: Temme Barkin-Leeds, Chakaia Booker, Sonya Clark, Elyse Defoor, Bryant Holsenbeck, Jess Jones, Susan Lenz, Eddy Lopez, Pam Longobardi, Amy Orr, Joe Peragine, Karen Searles, Gregor Turk, Naomi Wanjiku Gakunga and John Westmark. Opening reception and artists’ talk on September 13 at 6 p.m. Exhibition through December 8. Dalton Gallery.

Scott Belville: Painting in Reverse. The Georgia native and UGA art professor shows new paintings. September 14–October 20. Sandler Hudson Gallery.

DANCE

Dancers rehearse in the studio
Atlanta Ballet’s artistic director emeritus Robert Barnett stages “Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux” in the Atlanta Ballet studios for the company’s upcoming Return to Fall mixed program. (Photo by Kim Kenney. Choreography by George Balanchine © George Balanchine Trust. Image courtesy Atlanta Ballet.)

Return to Fall. Atlanta Ballet opens its 2018–19 season with a mixed program featuring Return to a Strange Land by Jiří Kylián, The Premiere by Ricardo Amarante, a performance by Czech National Ballet and a divertissement of short dances staged by Artistic Director Emeritus Robert Barnett. September 14–16. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.

THEATER

A Wrinkle in Time. Georgia Ensemble presents a theatrical adaptation of Madeline L’Engle’s classic novel. September 1529. Georgia Ensemble Theatre.

Walk, Girl. Synchronicity presents a workshop production of Atlanta-based playwrights Rebekah Boroughs and Lindsay Carpenter’s new play about a woman who is drugged and assaulted on the night of her bridal shower. September 11–12. Synchronicity Theatre.

Lawrenceburg. The troupe at Dad’s Garage presents a comedic mashup of Star Wars and Dukes of Hazzard written by Travis Sharp, creator of last year’s Wicket. September 14–October 13. Dad’s Garage.

42nd Street. The new City Springs Theatre Company opens its inaugural season with a production of the classic musical featuring Tony-winning Broadway star and company associate artistic director Shuler Hensley. September 14–23. Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center.

4.48 Psychosis. Vernal & Sere Theatre presents a new production of acclaimed playwright Sarah Kane’s final play about a young woman suffering from mental illness. September 14–October 7. Robert Mello Studio.

The Trouble with My Name. Javier Ávila performs his one-man show about the challenges of being Latino in the current American cultural moment. September 15 at 7:30 p.m. Marietta’s Theatre in the Square.

Big Question. The Basement Theatre presents an improvised play in which performers seek to dramatize and answer a big question posed by the audience. September 12 at 8 p.m. Basement Theatre.

FILM

An iceberg in a bay in Greenland
The documentary film Greenland, a journey under ice screening at the Carter Center this week considers the effects of global warming.

Greenland, a journey under ice. A new documentary focuses on the dire environmental consequences of increasingly rapid movement of the ice sheet that covers Greenland. A discussion and Q&A with Dr. Ala Khazendar of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena follows the screening. September 13 at 6 p.m. Carter Library.

Long Time Coming. Legendary baseball player Hank Aaron, former Braves alumni and other celebrities gather at the Carter Center for a screening of the new documentary about the integration of baseball. September 15 at 6 p.m. Carter Library.

Hitchcock/Hitchcockian. Emory Cinematheque continues its series of free weekly screenings of Alfred Hitchcock films with 1935’s The 39 Steps. September 12 at 7:30 p.m. White Hall 208, Emory University.

Les Grands Esprit. Alliance Française screens Olivier Ayache-Vidal’s film about a pedantic professor of French literature who bonds with students after accepting a position at a troubled public school on the outskirts of Paris. September 11 at 6:30 p.m. Alliance Française d’Atlanta.

Serial Mom. Wussy Mag hosts a screening of John Waters’ 1994 camp classic starring Kathleen Turner as a picture-perfect suburban mom who is also a serial killer. September 12 at 7 p.m. Plaza Theatre.

KID STUFF

Disney’s Aladdin with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice arrives at the Fox this week. (Photo by Deen van Meer)

Aladdin. A touring version of the hit Broadway musical based on the Disney film arrives at the Fox. September 1223. Fox Theatre.

BeltLine Lantern Parade Workshop. Artist Chantelle Rytter hosts family-friendly workshops on how to create a lantern for the Atlanta BeltLine Lantern Parade, which will take place the evening of September 22. Workshops on September 15 at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Atlanta BeltLine Center, Krog Street.

Brer Rabbit’s Scavenger Hunt. The Wren’s Nest hosts special tours in which children search for hidden carrots while learning about Brer Rabbit, folklorist Joel Chandler Harris and his home. Saturdays and Sundays in September. Wren’s Nest.

The Tortoise, the Hare and Other Aesop’s Fables. The Center for Puppetry Arts presents Michael Haverty’s adaptation of the classic animal fables of Aesop. Through September 23. Center for Puppetry Arts.

Earthflight. A 3D nature documentary uses state-of-the-art aerial techniques and cameras to document different species of birds on their seasonal journeys. Through December 13. Fernbank 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.

BOOKS

Portrait to Be Worn As a Jewel, likely of Nur Jahan, from the 17th century. Emory professor Ruby Lal discusses her book on the life of the 17th-century empress at Emory’s Carlos Museum this week. (Courtesy Harvard Art Museum)

Ruby Lal, Empress: The Astonishing Reign of Nur Jahan. Emory professor and historian Ruby Lal speaks about her new book focusing on the empress of the Mughal Empire. September 13 at 7:30 p.m. Carlos Museum.

Wyomia Tyus, Tigerbelle. Former Georgia Tech football player and head football coach Bill Curry introduces Olympic track star and Griffin, Georgia-native Wyomia Tymus speaking with Dr. Damion Thomas, a curator at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, about her new autobiography. September 16 at 2 p.m. Georgia Tech Student Center.

Rev. Connie Tuttle, A Gracious Heresy: The Queer Calling of an Unlikely Prophet. Connie L. Tuttle, pastor of Atlanta’s Circle of Grace, considers her calling to social justice and progressive ministry in her new memoir. September 13 at 7 p.m. Julian Thompson Smith Chapel, Agnes Scott College.

Sandra Gutierrez, The New Southern Latino Table. Cookbook author Sandra Gutierrez discusses her recipes, which blend ingredients, traditions and culinary techniques. September 11 at 7 p.m. Atlanta History Center.

ONGOING

The Seagull. Serenbe Playhouse presents an outdoor production of Elizabeth Dinkova’s adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s classic play. Through September 30. Peek Lake near Serenbe.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The Alliance presents an outdoor production of Shakespeare’s classic comedy directed by David Catlin of Chicago’s Lookingglass Theatre Company. Through October 21. Atlanta Botanical Garden.

Cu4tro Mujeres. In a new Spanish-language production from Theatre in the Square, four women meet and bond in the waiting room of a psychologist’s office. Through September 14. Marietta’s Theatre in the Square.

It’s Only a Play. Process Theatre Company stages Terrence McNally’s comedy about a playwright experiencing a rough opening night on Broadway. Through September 22. Out of Box Theatre.

Godspell. Act 3 presents a new production of the 1971 musical based on the Gospels of Matthew, Luke and John. Through September 23. Act 3 Playhouse.

Jerry Siegel: Reveal. The Atlanta photographer shows new portraits of Atlanta drag artists alongside new work by Margriet Smulders and John Dean. Through November 2. Spalding Nix Fine Art.

Treasures of the Frederic Remington Art Museum & Beyond. A new exhibition brings together more than 60 works spanning Remington’s career across various media including bronze sculpture, paintings, illustrations, watercolors and writing. Through January 13, 2019. Booth Museum.

Zipporah Camille Thompson: Black Cloud Prism. The Atlanta-based artist shows sculpture, two-dimensional work and installation art in her first solo show at whitespace. Through October 20. whitespace.

Re·Treat TMLB. The Gallery at Wish presents a new group show with work by Christopher Derek Bruno, Benjamin Niznik and Drew Tyndell. Through September 23. The Gallery at Wish.

Without Stopping. The National Black Arts Festival presents an exhibition featuring work by Alfred Conteh, Charly Palmer, Cheryl R. Riley, Mario Moore, Shanequa Gay, William Paul Thomas and Ya La’Ford. Reception on September 15 at 6 p.m. Exhibition through September 24. Westside Cultural Arts Center.

Thirty-fifth Anniversary Exhibition. Thomas Deans Fine Art celebrates 35 years in Atlanta with an anniversary group show of work by gallery artists. Through October 9. Thomas Deans Fine Art.

Ellie Dent: Subject & Subjected. The Atlanta-based artist explores the doctor-patient relationship through painting, sculpture and installation. Through September 29. Day & Night Projects.

Different Registers. Corey Oberlander and Lindsey Stapleton curate works by Caitlin MacBride, Sarah Tortora, and Derrick Velasquez. Through October 6. Camayuhs.

A Doll’s House, Part 2. Actor’s Express presents the Atlanta premiere of Lucas Hnath’s hit play imagining the characters from Ibsen’s classic 15 years after the action of A Doll’s House. Through September 30. Actor’s Express.

Chimera: Andy Warhol through the 1980s. A new exhibition curated by Carlos Museum’s curator of works on paper Andi McKenzie shows Polaroids, silver gelatin prints and screenprints from the museum’s collection. Through November 25. Carlos Museum.

Photo Buckhead. A new juried show presents works by Atlanta Photography Group member-photographers as part of the Atlanta Celebrates Photography series of events. Through October 29. Buckhead Library.

Class Pictures. Teresa Bramlette Reeves curates six figurative works from the Zuckerman’s permanent collection paired with the work of five contemporary artists: Melissa Basham, Paul Stephen Benjamin, Aubrey Longley-Cook, Yanique Norman and Don Robson.Through December 21. Zuckerman Museum of Art.

Figure Forward. Sarah Higgins curates three Atlanta-based artists who interrogate the nature of portraiture and identity: Jill Frank, Jamie Bull and William Downs. Through December 21. Zuckerman Museum of Art.

rather than some things appearing to rise up soft to your chest and a whole lotta’ mercy. Hudgens Center for Art and Learning presents a new movement-based, site-specific installation by 2017 Hudgens Prize winner Lauri Stallings and her company glo. Through October 6. Hudgens Center for Art and Learning.

Building Emory’s African American Collections: Highlights from the Curatorial Career of Randall K. Burkett. A new exhibition shows acquisitions from throughout the more than two decade career of Randall K. Burkett, Emory’s first curator for African American collections. Through February 3, 2019. Woodruff Library, Emory University.

She Gathers Me: Networks Among Black Women Writers. A new exhibition examines the interconnectedness of Black women writers beyond their published works through correspondences, personal projects and speaking engagements. Featured writers include Alice Walker, Audre Lorde, Marie Vans, Lucille Clifton, Gwendolyn Brooks, Maya Angelou, Barbara Chase-Riboud, Pearl Cleage, Tayari Jones and Margaret Walker. Through October 3. Woodruff Library, Emory University.

Meditation in Space and Time. An exhibition curated by Marianne Lambert shows new textiles by Junco Sato Pollack. Through September 21. Swan Coach House Gallery.

For Home and Country: World War I Posters from the Blum Collection. A new exhibition shows World War I propaganda posters from the collection of the late UGA professor and entomologist Murray Blum. Through November 11. Georgia Museum of Art, Athens.

Alex C. Kerr: Gruesome Grin. The ceramicist and MINT Leap Year artist shows new work. Through September 22. MINT Gallery.

Larry Walker: The Later Years. A new exhibition, the second in a two-part retrospective, considers the later years of the Atlanta-based artist, GSU professor and father of Kara Walker. Through October 27. Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia.

Book as Art: Pulp. A new juried show celebrates the book as art, with handmade volumes, sculptural works and conceptual pieces. Through September 28. Decatur Library.

As We Dream. Atlanta-based artist and curator Kevin Sipp selects works from the Hammonds House collection. Through September 30. Hammond House Museum.

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Pinch ‘n’ Ouch presents a new production of Edward Albee’s 1962 classic. Through September 29. Pinch ‘n’ Ouch Theatre.

One Heart, One Way: The Journey of a Princely Art Collection. An exhibition shows the storied collection of fine and decorative arts dating from ca. 1660 to 1952 belonging to the family of the Russian Princes Belosselsky-Belozersky. Through January 26, 2019. Georgia Museum of Art, Athens.

Outliers and American Vanguard Art. An acclaimed exhibition from the National Gallery of Art considers the ways self-taught outsider artists have influenced the mainstream art world. Through September 30. High Museum.

Yuri Suzuki: Sonic Playground. Renowned Japanese designer Yuri Suzuki presents a playful installation of colorful sculptures that modify and transmit sound in unusual ways. Through October 7. High Museum.

American Ballads: The Photographs of Marty Stuart. An exhibition organized by Nashville’s Frist Center for the Visual Arts shows the photographs of country music star Marty Stuart, including images of fellow singers and songwriters, American landscapes and the Lakota Tribe of North Dakota. Through November 18. Booth Western Art Museum, Cartersville.

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, an exhibition explores barbecue’s enduring place at the American table. Through June 16, 2019. Atlanta History Center.

Weeping May Endure for a Night: The Funeral of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Through the Lens of Declan Haun. An 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.

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. An exhibition considers the contributions and history of Latinos in the South. Through December 31. Atlanta History Center.

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