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Arturo Lindsay, Decatur Book Festival and more things to see and do this week, September 1- 8

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Editor’s Note: Every week we’re striving to help you get the most out of our city by helping you plan the week ahead. For more events happening in Atlanta, check out our calendar page

ART + DESIGN

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Arturo Lindsay. Hammonds House Museum celebrates the work of the Panamanian-born Atlanta-based artist and recently retired Spelman professor with a solo exhibition of paintings, photographs, prints, collages, videos and an installation. Hammonds House Museum.

Family Album: New Work by Gonkar Gyatso. The Tibetan-born British artist explores contemporary Tibetan identity through his series of large-scale photographs depicting members of a single family living in Lhasa. September 3-November 27. Carlos Museum.

MUSIC

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Kraftwerk. The German electronic musicians bring their 3D concert to Atlanta as part of a national tour. September 6 at 8:30 p.m. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.

KSU Symphony Orchestra with Robert Henry. Pianist Robert Henry performs Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 on a program that also includes Liadov’s Eight Russian Folk Songs and Stravinsky’s Suite from The Firebird. September 7 at 8 p.m. Bailey Performance Center, Kennesaw State University.

THEATER

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National Puppetry Slam. Artists from across the country working in short-form puppetry for adult audiences perform their work in an annual slam-style show. September 2-4. Center for Puppetry Arts.

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged). The Shakespeare Tavern presents a new production of the popular comedy of high-speed condensed versions of all of Shakespeare’s works, starring Jeremiah Parker Hobbs, Vinnie Mascola and Adam King. Through September 4. Atlanta Shakespeare Tavern.

BOOKS

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Decatur Book Festival. One of the largest literary festivals in the country includes the participation of more than 600 authors, a book market, an arts festival and a keynote tribute to Pat Conroy. September 2-4. Decatur.

Sonny Seals and George Hart, Historic Rural Churches of Georgia. The authors discuss their new book documenting research into the state’s most historic rural churches. September 1 at 8 p.m. Atlanta History Center.

DANCE

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Cloth Field Preview. Atlanta Symphony Music Director Robert Spano and glo founding artist Lauri Stallings give audiences an early peek at their latest dance and music collaboration which officially opens September 7 at the Goat Farm Arts Center. September 4 at 7:30 p.m. Serenbe.

FILM

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Complete Unknown. Rachel Weisz, Michael Shannon, Kathy Bates and Danny Glover star in director Joshua Marston’s Sundance hit about a man who becomes obsessed with an old flame who changes her identity often. Opens September 2. Landmark Midtown Art Cinema.

The NeverEnding Story. A screening of the 1980s fantasy film featuring a special introduction from film critic Ben Lyons and the featurette “Reimagining the NeverEnding Story.” September 4 and 7. Area movie theaters.

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