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.
ART + DESIGN Allan Greenberg. The renowned architect, whose buildings combine classical forms with contemporary construction techniques, speaks about his work for the Georgia Tech School of Architecture’s Lecture Series. 8 p.m. Academy of Medicine.
FILM Bronze Lens Film Festival. The fifth annual Atlanta-based festival of films by people of color offers a line-up of features, shorts, documentaries, student films, discussions and round tables. Through October 26. Georgia Pacific Auditorium and SCADshow.
ART + DESIGN Smarty Pants. Los Angeles painter Kathryn Jacobi exhibits haunting paintings through November 7. Alan Avery Art Company.
THEATER West Side Story. Fabrefaction Theatre presents a production of the Broadway classic featuring music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. 8 p.m. Through November 9. Fabrefaction Theatre Conservatory.
DANCE Dance Truck at Elevate. This year’s series of free public art events and installations sponsored by the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs closes on the evening of October 23 with free performances from Dance Truck. 7:30 p.m. Corner of Fairlie + Walton.
ART + DESIGN Inspiring Beauty. Co-curator Joy Bivins will discuss the exhibition, which presents garments culled from 50 years of the Ebony Fashion Fair, and the importance of Ebony magazine’s traveling fashion, which brought European couture to the African-American community. Through January 4. MODA.
DANCE Post Up in the House. Choreographer T. Lang presents a collaboration with composer John Osburn and video interactive engineer Deigratia Daniels within the installation Mi Casa, Your Casa at the High Museum’s Sifly Piazza. 7 and 8 p.m. High Museum of Art.
THE ARTS gestures that soon will disappear. The dancers of gloATL and the visual artists of the Paper-Cut-Project collaborate on a performance at MOCA-GA that will run continuously during museum hours. Opening reception and performance 7 p.m. Through December 20. Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia.
FARTHER AFIELD Prospect New Orleans. This international art biennial will feature the work of contemporary 58 artists selected by Artistic Director Franklin Sirmans in 18 venues throughout the city. Through January 25. Prospect.
ART + DESIGN Cézanne and the Modern. The High Museum unveils a new exhibition of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, and modern art from the collection of Henry Pearlman, including more than 50 works from Manet, Pissarro, Degas, Gauguin, van Gogh, Lipchitz, Soutine and Modigliani. Through January 11. High Museum of Art.
ART + DESIGN Teen Paranormal Romance. The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago presents an exhibition of contemporary sculpture, photography, and video contemplating the explosion in popularity of speculative fiction for adolescents such as Harry Potter, The Hunger Games and Twilight. Opening reception 7 p.m. Through January 17. Atlanta Contemporary Art Center.
FARTHER AFIELD Dawsonville Moonshine Festival. This North Georgia city celebrates its historic connection to the art of distilling and the fast transport of moonshine along mountain roads with tastings, music, a parade, vintage cars and races. Through October 26. Dawsonville, Georgia.
MUSIC Los Lobos. The Grammy Award–winning American Chicano rock band from East Los Angeles performs in Atlanta, marking nearly four decades of music-making. 8 p.m. Rialto Center for the Arts.
THEATER White Rabbit, Red Rabbit. John Lemley of WABE 90.1 FM takes a turn performing in Iranian writer Nassim Soleimanpour’s clever play, which requires a different actor cold-reading the script at a different venue each evening. Other performers include Chris Kayser at Oglethorpe University on October 24, Tom Key at Theatrical Outfit on October 27 and Veronika Duerr at the Alliance on November 8. Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta and other venues.
BOOKS Sandy Berman. The Breman Museum’s founding archivist discusses her first novel Klara with a K about a young woman seeking a new life in Atlanta after being liberated from Buchenwald. 3 p.m. Breman Museum.
FILM International Animation Day. The Atlanta branch of Association Internationale du Film d’Animation presents a free evening screening in honor of International Animation Day. 7:30 p.m. High Museum of Art.
THEATER How I Learned What I Learned. Actor Eugene Lee performs as August Wilson in the playwright’s last work, an autobiographical monologue in which the writer of Fences, The Piano Lesson and Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom shares the early experiences that helped shape him as an artist. Through November 2. Southwest Arts Center.
THEATER Steel Magnolias. Top-billed star Annie Potts had to drop out due to health reasons, but the Alliance’s production of the Southern comedy classic goes on, full steel ahead, with its official opening night. 7:30 p.m. Through November 9. Alliance Theatre.
ART + DESIGN Afro-Panamanian Altars + Shrines. Curated by Emory sociologist Kali-Ahset Amen, this exhibition will explore the traditions of altar making among Panamanians of African descent. Through March 31. Hammonds House.
ART + DESIGN Mi Casa, Your Casa. The High Museum’s Sifly Piazza installation closes with several days of family-friendly, Mexican Day of the Dead-themed celebrations from Instituto de México. Through November 2. High Museum.
THEATER Pinter Fest. Emory’s fall series of events honoring the late Nobel-winning British playwright Harold Pinter kicks into high gear with a busy weekend of performances, readings, lectures and discussion events. Through November 2. Emory University.
MUSIC Carmen. Mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili performs her signature role of the ill-fated gypsy temptress in the Metropolitan Opera’s live broadcast to movie theaters worldwide. 12:55 p.m. Area movie theaters.
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