Art Party, Margo Jefferson and more things to see and do, August 25 – September 1


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Art Party. An annual fundraising party for the Contemporary this year celebrates the return of the Atlanta Biennial and the Nexus Award given to artist and former Georgia State Professor Larry Walker. August 27 at 7 p.m. Atlanta Contemporary.

Holly Andres: The Fallen Fawn. The photographer and Montana native examines the complexities of childhood and female introspection in lush, haunting color images. Through September 3. Jackson Fine Art.



Googoosh. Iran’s most iconic female pop singer and movie star performs a rare Atlanta concert. August 27 at 9 p.m. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.

Zach Williams. The Georgia native and lead singer of the Lone Bellow performs a solo acoustic set. August 27 at 8:45 p.m. Eddie’s Attic.




For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow is Enuf. Independent Artists’ Playhouse presents a new production of Ntozake Shange’s classic 1975 stage play. Through August 28. 7 Stages.

The Merchant of Venice. The Landmark screens a broadcast from London’s Globe Theatre of Shakespeare’s classic drama starring Game of Thrones’ Jonathan Pryce as Shylock. August 28 at 11 a.m. Landmark Midtown Art Cinema.




Margo Jefferson, Negroland. The author discusses her meditation on race, sex and American culture, winner of the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography, with ArtsATL critic Gail O’Neill. August 25 at 8 p.m. Atlanta History Center.

Christopher Herndon, “Tribal Healers: Conservation and Medicine.” The president and co-founder of Acaté Amazon Conservation speaks about his experiences learning from Amazonian healers and shamans. August 30 at 7 p.m. Atlanta Botanical Garden.



Love Letters. Three Atlanta-based choreographers — Anicka Austin, Bella Dorado and MaryGrace Phillips — explore the theme of the love letter in a series of new works. August 26-27. Mammal Gallery.

Home. Atlanta choreographers Amanda Byars, Rose Caudle-Teufel, Anna Crowder and Camille Jackson present new work. August 27-28. Synchronicity Theatre.

SOME LIKE IT HOT, Tony Curtis, Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon, 1959



BronzeLens Film Festival. The annual festival highlights films by people of color, showcasing Atlanta and Georgia as production centers. August 25-28. Atlanta Marriott Marquis.
Some Like it Hot. The Fabulous Fox screens Billy Wilder’s classic 1959 comedy starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon. August 27 at 7:30 p.m. Fox Theatre.

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