Dot. Denise Burse stars in True Colors’ production of playwright Colman Domingo’s comedy about a family matriarch struggling with a failing memory. July 17–August 12. Southwest Arts Center.
The Black Faith Plays/Scripture 3: Chasing Gods. New York-based playwright, former Atlantan and ArtsATL “30 under 30” artist Paris Crayton III presents a staged reading of work from his new series of plays considering issues of faith in the black community. July 22 at 7 p.m. South Fulton Arts Center.
The Book of Mormon. The Tony-winning musical comedy about two young Mormon missionaries who travel to Uganda returns to the Fox. July 17–22. Fox Theatre.
Glo: JUMP Youth: Works in Process. Atlanta dance company glo reveals the process behind its upcoming collaboration with Atlanta public school children and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. July 20 at 12:30 p.m. Symphony Hall.
Bolshoi Ballet: Romeo and Juliet. The Bolshoi Ballet rebroadcasts its production of the classic ballet staged by Alexei Ratmansky to movie theaters around the world. July 16 at 7 p.m. Area movie theaters.
8 1/2. The Landmark screens Federico Fellini’s 1963 surrealist masterpiece starring Marcello Mastroianni as a creatively blocked film director. July 17 at 7 p.m. Landmark Midtown Art Cinema.
The King. Eugene Jarecki’s new documentary considers the rise and fall of Elvis Presley as a metaphor for the rise and fall of the United States. Opens July 20. Landmark Midtown Arts Cinema.
Night of the Comet. The Plaza screens Thom Eberhardt’s 1984 sci-fi cult classic. July 19. Plaza Theatre.
ART + DESIGN
Owl Lantern Workshops. Artist Chantelle Rytter offers workshops on how to make an owl lantern for the Parliament of Owls Lantern Parade taking place in Midtown Atlanta on August 3. Through July 31. Owls’ Nest, Promenade II Tower.
One Heart, One Way: The Journey of a Princely Art Collection. A new 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. July 21–January 26, 2019. Georgia Museum of Art, Athens.
Stacie Rose: Euphoria. The Atlanta-based artist shows new abstract paintings. July 21–August 25. Poem 88.
Artist Talk: Jaymerson Payton. The recent GSU grad speaks about the work in his show The Pragmatic Protagonist. July 20 at 7 p.m. Mammal Gallery.
Kubo and the Two Strings. A young boy named Kubo must locate a magical suit of armor worn by his late father in order to defeat a vengeful spirit from the past in Travis Knight’s 2016 animated film. July 21 at 5 p.m. Center for Puppetry Arts.
Peter Pan. Serenbe Playhouse presents a new outdoor world premiere version of author J.M. Barrie’s classic tale. Through August 26. Serenbe.
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. Through July 29. Center for Puppetry Arts.
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.
Imaginary Worlds: Once Upon a Time. Fantastic creatures made of plants bring the Atlanta Botanical Garden to life. Through October 28. Atlanta Botanical Garden.
Dr. Marietta Collins, Dr. Marianne Celano and Dr. Ann Hazzard, Something Happened in Our Town. Three Atlanta child psychologists discuss their new book designed to help children grapple with the difficult subject of police shootings and systematic racism. July 16 at 7:15 p.m. Decatur Library.
Austin Channing Brown, I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness. The author discusses her new book offering a personal and penetrating look at race in America. July 19 at 7 p.m. Carter Library.
Animal Collective: Performing “Sung Tongs” with Lonnie Holley. The Baltimore-native experimental pop band performs at Symphony Hall with the Atlanta-based outlier artist. July 17 at 8 p.m. Symphony Hall.
Jazz Matters. The Wren’s Nest presents a series of outdoor summer jazz concerts. July 20 at 8 p.m. Wren’s Nest.
Black Nerd. Playwright Jon Carr presents a new semi-autobiographical comedy about the challenges of being a black man who’s into science fiction and comics. Through August 4. Dad’s Garage.
The Color Purple. Actor’s Express presents a new production of the musical based on Alice Walker’s classic novel. Through July 29. Actor’s Express.
Ring of Fire. Georgia Ensemble Theatre brings back its musical production based on the life and music of Johnny Cash. Through July 28. Chattahoochee Nature Center, Roswell.
Enchanted April. The Weird Sisters Theatre Project presents its production of Matthew Barber’s 2003 play based on Elizabeth von Arnim’s 1922 novel about two London housewives who pool their savings to rent a villa in Italy. Through July 29. Out of Box Theatre, Marietta.
Radio Golf. New African Grove Theatre presents a new production of August Wilson’s 2005 drama, the last play in his famous Pittsburgh Cycle. Through July 22. South Fulton Arts Center, College Park.
How Black Mothers Say I Love You. Horizon Theatre presents ‘da Kink in My Hair playwright Trey Anthony’s new dramatic comedy about two very different first-generation American sisters caring for their ailing mother who immigrated from Jamaica as a young woman. Through August 26. Horizon Theatre.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The Shakespeare Tavern presents a new original practice production of Shakespeare’s classic comedy. Through July 29. Shakespeare Tavern.
Smokey Joe’s Cafe. The Stage Door Players present a new production of the jukebox musical featuring the songs of Leiber and Stoller. Through August 5. Stage Door, Dunwoody.
Kirstin Mitchell: Miecznikowski. The Working Artist Project award winner, formerly known as performance artist Kiki Blood, unveils a new installation at MOCA GA. Through September 8. Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia.
Bastiaan Woudt: Mukono. The acclaimed self-taught Dutch photographer shows images from Mukono, Uganda. Through September 7. Jackson Fine Art.
First-Person-Plural. Iman Person curates work from Atlanta arts organization WonderRoot’s professional artist development program. Through September 8. Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia.
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.
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.
Won’t Lovers Revolt Now. A group show curated by Birmingham collective The Fuel and Lumber Company includes work by Ben Estes, Rubens Ghenov, Iva Gueorguieva, Dana Haugaard, Las Hermanas Iglesias, Lisa Iglesias, Matt Phillips and Sarah Smith. Through July 28. Whitespace.
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.
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.
Rusty Miller: The compassionate eye in forgotten Atlanta. Susan Todd-Raque curates works by Rusty Miller, an Atlanta street photographer who died in 1992. Through August 10. Gallery 72.
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. An exhibition features 32 dress sculptures across various media including glass, bronze and iron. Through September 2. Hunter Museum of Art, Chattanooga.
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.
Dressing for Dystopia. An exhibition explores designer Ane Crabtree’s costumes for The Handmaid’s Tale. Through August 12. SCAD Fash.
Larry Walker: The Early Years. 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.
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.
Bloom Where You’re Planted. An 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. An 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.
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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