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Flight of the Conchords, Kenneth Branagh’s “Romeo & Juliet” and more things to see and do this week, July 7-14

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MUSIC

Joey Sommerville. The jazz trumpeter performs an outdoor concert as part of Callanwolde’s Jazz on the Lawn series. July 8 at 7:30 p.m. Callanwolde Fine Arts Center.

Flight of the Conchords. The New Zealand-based comedy band composed of Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement performs a concert of its songs. July 12 at 8 p.m. Chastain Park Amphitheatre.

ART + DESIGN

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Meredith Kooi’s Pitchtree, Peachtree, and Nickel Bottom, too at Poem88

Beautiful Users. Organized by the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, nearly 100 objects illustrate the evolution of user-centered design over the past half-century. Through October 2. Museum of Design Atlanta.

Meredith Kooi: Pitchtree, Peachtree, and Nickel Bottom, too. Poem 88 presents Kooi’s site-specific consideration of the environment around the gallery, the Zonolite district along the South Fork of Peachtree Creek in Atlanta. July 9-August 6. Poem 88.

THEATER

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Kenneth Banagh’s Romeo & Juliet

Romeo and Juliet. Kenneth Branagh directs a new production of Shakespeare’s classic broadcast from London’s Garrick Theatre and starring Richard Madden as Romeo, Lily James as Juliet, Derek Jacobi as Mercutio and Meera Syal as The Nurse. July 7 at 7:30 p.m. Area movie theaters.

Smart People. True Colors presents the Atlanta premiere of Lydia Diamond’s hit drama about class, race and sexuality set in and around Harvard University on the eve of Obama’s 2008 election. July 12-August 7. True Colors Theatre.

BOOKS

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Jekyll Island Chronicles. The creative team behind a new graphic novel series discusses the work. July 13 at 7:15 p.m. Decatur Library.

Carol Anderson, White Rage. The author and Emory historian discusses her new nonfiction book examining race in America. July 11 at 7:15 p.m. Decatur Library.

DANCE

Red Hill River (of brotherhood). Throughout July, Atlanta dance company glo presents a new series of migrating, site-specific performances set at five “hidden” sites along the Chattahoochee River. Opens July 9 at 7 p.m. Paul Avenue/Hand Land.

FILM

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Georgia Tech presents a free-to-the-public outdoor screening of the latest installment of the Star Wars saga. July 8 at 8:30 p.m. Georgia Tech’s Bobby Dodd Stadium.

The Shining. The Fabulous Fox screens Stanley Kubrick’s classic 1980 film of Stephen King’s 1977 horror novel. July 7 at 7:30 p.m. Fox Theatre.

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