Atlanta Black Theatre Festival, a Ronald Lockett retrospective and more things to see and do this week, October 6 – 12


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Atlanta Black Theatre Festival. An annual festival celebrating African-American theater includes performances, readings, workshops, awards and more. October 6-15. Porter Sanford III Performing Arts & Community Center.

The Coming Out Monologues. Kennesaw State marks National Coming Out Day with a series of monologues by LGBT students and community members. October 6 at 8 p.m. Onyx Theater, Kennesaw State University.


"Once Something Has Lived," is among more than 50 works by the late Alabama self-taught artist Ronald Lockett included in the exhibition Fever Within: The Art of Ronald Lockett, opening October 9 at the High Museum of Art. (Image courtesy the High Museum of Art)
Ronald Lockett’s Once Something Has Lived (Image courtesy the High Museum of Art)

Fever Within: The Art of Ronald Lockett. The first ever retrospective of the Alabama artist (who died in 1998 at the age of 32) brings together more than 50 of his works in found materials. October 9-January 8. High Museum of Art.

Meet Me in My Dreams. A solo photography exhibition by Mary Anne Mitchell includes the artist’s wet plate collodion images and vintage-style stereoscopic photographs. Through October 29. Chastain Arts Center.



Robert Spano Leads a Program Featuring Pianist Pedja Muzijevic. Music Director Robert Spano conducts John Adams’ The Chairman Dances and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5, and Pianist Pedja Muzijevic performs Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 22. October 6 and 8. Symphony Hall.

The Abduction from the Seraglio. The Atlanta Opera presents a new production of Mozart’s 1782 comedy featuring Sarah Coburn as Konstanze, Ben Bliss as Belmonte and Kevin Burdette as Osmin. October 8-16. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.



Craig Nelson, Pearl Harbor: From Infamy to Greatness. The historian offers a new account of the bombing of Pearl Harbor as the event’s 75th anniversary draws near. October 10 at 8 p.m. Atlanta History Center.

Jonathan Rabb, Among the Living. The author’s new novel tells the story of a Jewish Czech Holocaust survivor who immigrated to Savannah during the Jim Crow era. October 6 at 7 p.m. Margaret Mitchell House.


Fly on a Wall has quickly become one of Atlanta's most prominent independent dance troupes. (Photo by Bubba Carr)

Hz so good. Atlanta’s Fly on a Wall dance collective presents a new work experimenting with audience response to binaural audio frequencies. October 7-9. Eyedrum Gallery.

BeltLine Playground. The new Exposed festival of Israeli dance continues with a site-specific work by Niv Sheinfeld and Oren Laor. October 8 at 1 p.m. Historic Fourth Ward Park.




Akira. The Landmark screens Katsuhiro Otomo’s iconic 1988 animated sci-fi film set in a dystopian, futuristic Tokyo. October 8-9. Landmark Midtown Art Cinema.

Rear Window. SCAD screens Alfred Hitchcock’s 1954 suspense classic starring Jimmy Stewart and Grace Kelly. October 8 at 7 p.m. SCADshow.


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