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Tanz Farm, a dance initiative at the Goat Farm Arts Center, brings three experimental dance premieres to Goodson Yard Performance Hall this weekend. Atlanta’s Staibdance, choreographer-visual art team zoe/juniper and Sidra Bell Dance New York will take the stage. Also: Klimchak soundwork. See our preview for details. 8 p.m. December 14–15; 3 p.m. December 16.

CINEMA: A Royal Affair. Director Nicolaj Arcel’s costume drama takes “a fascinating, behind-the-tapestries look at the bloody scheming in the halls of an 18th-century monarchy,” our review says; with Mads Mikkelsen. 1:30, 4:15, 7 and 9:40 p.m. December 13. Lefont Theatre Sandy Springs.

ART + DESIGN: Shop. A collaboration between Young Blood Gallery and Atlanta Contemporary Art Center that combines purchasable, locally made items with talks and a cash bar. 5–8 p.m. December 13. ACAC.

DECEMBER 14

ART + DESIGN: Ayokunle Odeleye Artist Talk. As part of his retrospective exhibition “Thirty-Two Years of Public Art,” this Atlanta-area sculptor and educator discusses his process. 6:30 p.m. reception precedes the 7 p.m. talk December 14. Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia.

THEATER: A Christmas Carol. Anthony P. Rodriguez solos as Charles Dickens and recreates the author’s own performative storytelling in bringing to life Scrooge, Bob Cratchit and that whole bunch. Through December 23. Aurora Theatre.

BOOKS: Sean Fahie. This first-time author celebrates the release of his e-book, Things About Women and Other Short Stories I Seem to Forget. 10 p.m. December 14. 97 Estoria.

DECEMBER 15

THE ARTS: Criticizing Criticism. Art critic Cinque Hicks, ArtsATL’s Catherine Fox and BurnAway’s Jeremy Abernathy serve as panelists for a discussion about the state of arts commentary, conflicts of interest and other matters. 11 a.m.–noon December 15. Atlanta Contemporary Art Center.

MUSIC: Christmas With Atlanta Sacred Chorale. Eric Nelson directs the ensemble; with the Gary Motley trio. 8 p.m. December 15 and 4 p.m. December 16. Schwartz Center for Performing Arts.

MUSIC: Tim Whitehead. Sonic Generator’s pianist goes solo to perform works by composers including Philip Glass and Elliot Carter; part of the “88 Keys” series. 8–9 p.m. December 15. {Poem 88}. poem88.net/events.html#88keys2012

DECEMBER 16

ART + DESIGN: Overpacked. A site-specific installation by Sarah Hobbs that examines “the obsessive side of human nature.” 11 a.m.–8 p.m. December 16–19; reception 10 a.m.-noon December 16. W Atlanta-Midtown.

THEATER: The Black Glass. Our review says this PushPush production, with its “abstract theatrical head games,”  achieves “a surprisingly powerful poetry of tangled expectations.” 8 p.m. December 16–17 at Nelson Street Gallery; 8 p.m. December 20–22 at Goat Farm Arts Center.

DECEMBER 21

BOOKS: Ben A. Sharpton. A talk and signing by the author of 7 Sanctuaries, a novel in stories about the tumult of the 1960s. 6:30 p.m. December 21. Peerless Book Store.

THE ARTS: ’Til the End of Krog. Brian Bannon and Bill Taft end their monthly Krog Tunnel centenary celebrations in Cabbagetown with one devoted to apocalyptic themes. 8:30–10 p.m. December 21. Krog Street at Wylie Street.

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