ArtsATL and Atlanta PlanIt bring you the most complete guide to arts and cultural activities in the metro area. Pair Atlanta PlanIt’s comprehensive calendar (click on the green logo) with our weekly highlights, listed below.
MUSIC The Enchanted Island Atlanta resident countertenor David Daniels stars as Prospero in the Metropolitan Opera’s encore broadcast of its 2012 production of this new Baroque-style pastiche based on Shakespeare’s The Tempest. 7 p.m. Area movie theaters.
DANCE gestures that soon will disappear. gloATL teams up with the visual artists of the Paper-Cut-Project for a free public dance performance in Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward neighborhood. 5 p.m. Edgewood and Boulevard.
ART + DESIGN Animal Dreams. Atlanta sculptor David Landis and Savannah painter June Stratton consider how people and nature “reflect each other in behaviors, strength and fragility.” Opening reception 6 p.m. Exhibition through September 15. Hagedorn Foundation Gallery.
ART + DESIGN Artist Talk with Nikita Gale. The Atlanta-based artist discusses her practice and recent work. ArtsATL reviewer Jerry Cullum called her work “incredibly inventive, echoing everything from Rauschenberg to Joseph Cornell.” 6:30 p.m. Atlanta Contemporary Art Center
ART + DESIGN Citizen Architect. The Museum of Design Atlanta presents a free outdoor screening of this documentary film about Samuel Mockbee, founder of the renowned design outreach program Rural Studio. Dusk. Atlantic Station.
THE ARTS Mi Casa, Your Casa. Traditional Mexican music and dance are to be part of the unveiling for multiple interactive, houselike installations on Sifly Piazza; designers Héctor Esrawe and Ignacio Cadena are slated to attend. 6 p.m. July 18; exhibition through November 2. High Museum of Art.
MUSIC The Indigo Girls. The Atlanta acoustic folk-pop duo perform an outdoor summer concert. 8 p.m. The Atlanta Botanical Garden.
DULY NOTED The Killer Tomato Festival. More than 50 of the South’s top chefs along with 19 mixologists and over 30 farmers are teaming up to design the tastiest tomato concoctions to raise money for Georgia Organics and The Giving Kitchen.1-5 p.m. The Goat Farm Arts Center.
THEATER Late: A Cowboy Song. The Weird Sisters’ Theatre Project presents a production of MacArthur Fellowship recipient Sarah Ruhl’s 2003 three-person work about a lonely wife who finds herself mysteriously drawn to a lady cowboy on the outskirts of Pittsburgh. Through August 5. Actor’s Express.
ART Southern Thang. A group show featuring the work of more than 50 local and regional artists examines the theme of summer in the South. Through July 26. Kibbee Gallery.
BOOKS The Bill of the Century: The Epic Battle for the Civil Rights Act. New York Times op-ed editor Clay Risen lectures on the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. 8 p.m. Atlanta History Center.
FILM The Endless Summer. If only all summers could be endless. Live the dream with a screening of a remastered version of Bruce Brown’s legendary surfing documentary. 7 p.m. Landmark Midtown Art Cinema.
FILM Dr. Strangelove. Stanley Kubrick’s timeless dark comedy screens at Atlanta’s favorite movie venue in celebration of the film’s 50th anniversary. 7:30 p.m. The Fox.
ART + DESIGN Dearly Departures. The Lucky Penny’s latest dance performance features a specially-built split-flap display departure board. Through August 2. DramaTech Theater at Georgia Tech.
THEATER The Sojourner Washing Society. The National Black Arts Festival presents a free reading of Thulani Davis’ play about a group of spirited black women in Atlanta in the years just after the Civil War. 7:30 p.m. The Alliance Theatre.
MUSIC Wynton Marsalis with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. The preeminent jazz trumpet player performs as a part of the National Black Arts Festival. 8 p.m. Atlanta Symphony Hall.
THEATRE: Oklahoma! Director Brian Clowdus promises a grittier take on the American classic in a site-specific production utilizing the environment at Serenbe, including a barn built in 1905 and live horses. Through August 10. Serenbe Playhouse.
ART Hearsay | Some of Its Parts | Virginia Dudley and American Modernism. Three new exhibitions celebrate simultaneous openings at the Zuckerman: Hearsay is a series of solo projects co-curated by Teresa Reeves, Kirstie Tepper, and Julia Brock, Virginia Dudley and American Modernism is curated by Joe Thomas and Some of Its Parts offers an installation by Rowland Ricketts and Norbert Herber. 5 p.m. Zuckerman Museum of Art.
MUSIC: Art Garfunkel. Half of Simon & Garfunkel performs an intimate concert featuring best-known hits, solo songs, covers and a Q&A. 8 p.m. Atlanta Symphony Hall.
DANCE Lift. An annual showcase primarily featuring the work of Atlanta-based African-American male choreographers celebrates its fifth year with new work from Allyne D. Gartrell, Jeremy Green, Daryl Foster, Lauren Ashley Debrick, Corian Ellisor and Brandon Forrest, all exploring this year’s theme of community. 8 p.m. The Alliance Theatre. JULY 9 – 20
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