By ED HALL email@example.com
APRIL 16 – 26
FILM Jodorowsky’s Dune. This documentary’s subjects are visionary director Alejandro Jodorowsky’s failed adaptation of Frank Herbert’s epic novel – the “greatest science fiction movie never made” – as well as the numerous other cinematic spaceships the effort did launch. Now showing. Regal Tara Cinema.
ART + DESIGN Two Houses. “Interior and exterior views of family” are on the minds of artists Aubrey Longley-Cook and Jessica Caldas in their joint show. Closing reception, 6:30 – 8 p.m. April 16; exhibition through April 17. Chastain Arts Center an City Gallery Chastain.
THEATER Terminus. Saïah Arts International took inspiration for its latest production from Richard Adams’ allegorical novel Watership Down; co-directed by Marium Khalid and Phillip Justman. April 16 – May 17. Clyde Shepherd Nature Preserve.
THEATER Dividing the Estate. “Tom Key masterfully directs a splendid cast,” according to our review of a new Theatrical Outfit production of Horton Foote’s 1989 family drama. Through April 20. The Balzer Theater at Herren’s.
ART + DESIGN Morgan Alexander. Forward Arts Foundation Emerging Artist Award winner Alexander and four finalists for the prize all have work in this show. Opening reception, 6 – 9 p.m. April 17; artist talk, 11 a.m. April 26; exhibition through May 30. Swan Coach House Gallery.
ART + DESIGN Deborah Kass. This Brooklyn-based painter discusses her work, in which appropriation is the primary mode, as part of the Contemporary Talks series. 6:30 – 8 p.m. April 17. Atlanta Contemporary Art Center.
ART + DESIGN Xaviera Simmons. A juror for the 2014 Artadia Awards Atlanta and winner of the High Museum’s 2008 Driskell Prize, Simmons is to discuss her own multifaceted artistic practice as part of the ART PAPERS LIVE series. 6:30 – 8 p.m. April 17. Spelman College Museum of Art.
MUSIC Georgia Tech Laptop Orchestra and New Music Ensemble. These groups jointly perform compositions by students, music from video games and a work executed through facial expressions, among much else. 8 p.m. April 17. Goat Farm Arts Center.
MUSIC T.S. Monk. The drummer-singer-bandleader performs to celebrate the 80th birthday of his late father, jazz legend Thelonious Monk; part of the Sunbelt Jazz Festival. 7:30 p.m. April 18. Townsend Center for the Performing Arts.
MUSIC Record Store Day. Among the participating purveyors of limited-edition vinyl and other audiophilic desirables for this annual scattershot marketplace are Wax ’n’ Facts, Decatur CD and Criminal Records. April 19. Times and locations vary.
MUSIC Home by Dark Songwriters Show. James Casto, Craig Carothers and Tony Arata tell the stories behind their hits written for country music royalty and perform those songs alongside an all-star array of instrumentalists. 8 p.m. April 19. Gwinnett Performing Arts Center.
ART + DESIGN Julie Mehretu. A MacArthur Fellow and painter, Mehretu talks about her career and the High Museum of Art’s recent acquisition of her work. 7 p.m. April 21. Alliance Theatre.
BOOKS Shakespeare’s 450th Birthday. A panel discussion and a display of posters by students are planned for this celebration of the Bard, along with birthday cake and lemonade. 3 – 5:30 p.m. April 23. Barnes & Noble at Emory University.
ART + DESIGN Deconstructing Binaries. Five visual artists are to take part in this discussion of “a community-based public art project that will explore and challenge binary representations of gender identity on public restroom signage.” 7:30 p.m. April 23. Charis Books and More.
ART + DESIGN Herbert Weiss. A senior fellow at New York’s Ralph Bunche Institute of International Studies, Weiss delivers a lecture titled “Art, Oppression, Protest and Survival: The Pende in the Democratic Republic of the Congo” as part of Africa Atlanta 2014. 4 – 5:30 p.m. April 24. Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking.
DANCE Emory Dance Company Spring Concert. Students majoring or minoring in dance perform the nine parts constituting an original chorographic work titled Pluto’s Renaissance. April 24 – 26. Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts.
THE ARTS Atlanta Arab Festival. The ninth annual fest is to include food, folk dance, music, a traditional fashion show, calligraphy, henna, games, a souk for shopping and other diversions. April 26 – 27. Alif Institute.
ART + DESIGN Staring at the Sun and Aqua Mapping. Artist and academic Craig Drennen curated a group show of abstract painting, works on paper and sculpture; simultaneously on view is Avantika Bawa’s solo show of new works. Opening reception, 7 – 10 p.m. April 26; exhibitions through June 14. Saltworks.