The show must go on! Hurricane Sandy changed but couldn’t derail plans for Tanz Farm’s dance series on Thursday and Saturday. Here’s the new line-up: Micah Stansell’s “Presynaptic Potential: The Theatrical Version,”a preview of “What’s Under There” by Zoetic Dance Ensemble (2012 Tanz Farm LIV artists) and “Re-member/Re-membré,” a premiere by Théâtre du Rêve. Look also for singer-songwriter Eliza Rickman and North Carolina Dance Theatre on Saturday. Read our preview. 8 p.m. November 1 and 3 at the Goat Farm Arts Center.
ART & DESIGN: Teen Spirit. As part of Atlanta Celebrates Photography, teens being treated at Eggleston and Scottish Rite hospitals made the self-portraits this exhibition comprises. 6–8 p.m. November 1 reception; exhibition through November 10. High Museum.
ART & DESIGN: The Art of Thornton Dial. This renowned, self-taught Alabama artist talks about his career and artistic output in connection with the new High Museum exhibition, “Hard Truths.” With a musical presentation by singers from Gee’s Bend and a tour of the show. 7 p.m. November 1. Rich Theatre.
MUSIC: Stewart Goodyear. The Canadian concert pianist appears as soloist with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in performances of material by Mozart, Wagner and Strauss. 8 p.m. November 1–3. Symphony Hall.
ART & DESIGN: Open Studio Night. Students, staff and alumni display works in various mediums at this annual showcase and marketplace. 7–9 p.m. November 2. Savannah College of Art and Design (1600 Peachtree St. campus).
MUSIC: Warsaw Philharmonic. Under the baton of Antoni Wit, the orchestra is to be joined in performance by Russian pianist Yulianna Avdeeva. 8 p.m. November 2. Schwartz Center for Performing Arts.
BOOKS: Charis Thirty-Eighth Birthday Party. One of the nation’s last feminist bookstore’s celebrates its tourmaline anniversary with appearances by poet Theresa Davis, novelist J. Lee Graham, activist-editor Mandy Carter and others. 11 a.m.–9 p.m. November 3. Charis Books and More.
BOOKS: Salman Rushdie. Years after the lifting of a death warrant imposed in reaction to his novel The Satanic Verses, its author details his years in hiding and the alias he used then in a new memoir, Joseph Anton. 6:30 p.m. November 4. Glenn Memorial Auditorium.
THEATER: Krog for America. This installment in Brian Bannon and Bill Taft’s ongoing celebrations of the Krog Tunnel’s centenary has politics as its theme. Expect readings of 1912 campaign speeches from the race for the U.S. presidency, period music and a silent film. 8:30–10 p.m. November 5. Krog Tunnel (Cabbagetown end).
THEATER: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Jon Ludwig’s all-ages stage production conjures many of the characters and stories from the 1964 televised Christmas special of the same title. November 6–January 6, 2013. Center for Puppetry Arts.
CINEMA: Empty Quarter and the 16mm Documentary Film. Pam Minty and Alain Letourneau introduce their 2011 documentary about the southeastern corner of Oregon, 7:30 p.m. November 7, at 489 Edgewood; they discuss their devotion to 16mm film as a cinematic mode, 11:30 a.m. November 8, at Emory’s ILA Conference Room. Presented by Film Love.
***ART & DESIGN: Bodies of Art. Please join us for an evening of art, food and drink. You’ll enjoy a premiere by Wabi Sabi contemporary dancers, Felipe Barral’s multi-media installation with original music and diaphanous images of abstracted nudes and a performance by the Atlanta Music Project. 7:30–9:30 p.m. November 8. Goat Farm Arts Center.
BOOKS: The Adam Stephens Night Out for Poetry. Readings by poets Bob Hicok and Jamaal May form the centerpiece for this evening. 7:30 p.m. November 8. Robert C. Williams Paper Museum.
MUSIC: Carmen. The Atlanta Opera opens its new season with Bizet’s masterpiece; Maria Jose Montiel sings the title role. 8 p.m. November 10. Through November 18. Cobb Energy Centre.
ART & DESIGN: Painting Non-Painting: Medium as Message. An exhibition of images “conjured by … Reverend Zenkai Taiun Michael Joseph Elliston Roshi in collaboration with sumi ink and the fundamental forces of nature.” 1–5 p.m. Saturdays–Sundays. Through November 18. Atlanta Soto Zen Center.
THEATER: Two Drink Minimum. William Balzer’s new comedy traces a mother-son relationship over several decades. 7:30 p.m. October 24. Through November 18. Theatrical Outfit.
ART & DESIGN: Laurel Nakadate: Photographs, Videos & Performances. The New York artist risks leaving her comfort zone, and takes you with her, in work built on encounters with strangers. See our interview. Through December 16. Atlanta Contemporary Art Center.
ART & DESIGN: Fast Forward. From New York’s Museum of Modern Art, a history of modern art from the perspective of six different moments between 1913 and 2012. Sarah Sze, Katharina Grosse and Aaron Curry represent the present. Through January 20, 2013. High Museum of Art.
ART & DESIGN: ‘For I Am the Black Jaguar’: Shamanic Visionary Experience in Ancient American Art. “Shamanism’s confrontations with paradox and anomaly are spectacularly evident” in this exhibition of 116 objects, according to our review. Through January 5, 2013. Carlos Museum.