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.
BOOKS Tavis Smiley. The renowned talk show host reads from and signs copies of his latest book Death of a King which examines the final year in the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. 6 p.m. The Carter Center.
DANCE Wabi Sabi. The Atlanta Ballet’s contemporary performance group returns to the Atlanta Botanical Garden for a final outdoor performance at this year’s Cocktails in the Garden series of events. 7:30 p.m. Atlanta Botanical Garden.
DANCE Catellier Dance Projects: Corpus Mysteriis. Choreographer and Emory dance professor Greg Catellier presents an evening-length dance performance contemplating the human body. 8 p.m. Through September 20. Emory’s Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts.
FILM Race: The Power of an Illusion. The documentary film seeks to challenge the validity of racial categories. 7 p.m. Atlanta Cyclorama.
MUSIC Marcus Roberts Trio. The renowned jazz pianist gives a performance as part of the National Black Arts Festival. 8 p.m. Center Stage.
ART + DESIGN Walthall Fellowship Exhibition: Part 2. WonderRoot exhibits work from the second half of its 2014 Walthall Fellows including work by Atlanta artists Chris Chambers, Alex Gallo-Brown, Johnathan Welsh, Heather Greenway, Julie Sims and Nathan Sharratt. Through October 4. Gallery 72.
FILM Cinema 16: May 1950. Curator Andy Ditzler pays tribute to the seminal Manhattan film club Cinema 16 with a recreation of its famed screening of short films in May 1950. 7 p.m. Atlanta Contemporary Art Center.
THEATER Detroit. Playwright Lisa D’Amour’s 2012 Pulitzer Prize finalist play examines the fraying social fabric of suburban America. 8 p.m. Through October 19. Horizon Theatre.
MUSIC To the Power of Three. The 17th century meets the 21st as the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra performs a free pop-up concert at MOCA-GA featuring works for three violins and continuo by Gabrieli, Marini, and Purcell. 7:30 p.m. Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia.
THE ARTS A Day of Performances at Historic Fourth Ward Park. Atlanta artists including the Ghosts Project, Kollaboration Atlanta and Edeliegba offer an afternoon and evening of dance, film, theater and performance as part of Art on the Beltline. 3:30 to 8:30 p.m. Historic Fourth Ward Park.
DULY NOTED Whoopi Goldberg. The Oscar-winning actress, comedian, author and talk-show host performs her stand-up act followed by a Q&A with the audience. 8 p.m. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.
THE ARTS A Day of Performances in Reynoldstown. Atlanta artists including Zoetic Dance Ensemble, Fly on a Wall, Danielle Brutto and Ryan Mathern offer an afternoon and evening of dance, film, theater and performance as part of Art on the Beltline. 2 to 9 p.m. Eastside interim hiking trail in Reynoldstown.
THEATER Julian Sands: A Celebration of Harold Pinter. British actor Julian Sands reflects on the life and work of the late Nobel Prize-winning playwright in a one-man show directed by John Malkovich. 7 p.m. Emory’s Schwartz Center for Performing Arts.
THEATER Philadelphia, Here I Come. The new Atlanta company Aris Theatre celebrates the 50th anniversary of Brian Friel’s modern classic about a young man preparing to leave Ireland for America. 8 p.m. Through October 5. Studio B at Georgia Public Broadcasting on 14th Street.
DANCE a home is a home is a home. CORE Performance Company presents a free world premiere site-specific work contemplating the nature of home, set within the installation Mi Casa Your Casa at the High Museum’s Sifly Piazza. 7 and 8 p.m. The High Museum.
FILM Black Audio Film Collective. GSU’s Cencia Gallery begins screening the work of the famed filmmaking collective which formed in London in 1982 to explore the history and identity of the black diaspora. 6 p.m. Screenings continue through October 4. GSU Kopleff Recital Hall.
THEATER Lasso of Truth. Synchronicity debuts its new Ansley Park location with a world premiere comedy tracing the origin story and lasting impact of the comic-book character Wonder Woman through the life of her controversial creator, William Moulton Marston. 8 p.m. Through October 19. Synchronicity Theatre.
THEATER Native Guard. Former US Poet Laureate and Emory professor Natasha Trethewey’s Pulitzer Prize-winning poetry collection about the first African-American Union troop in the Civil War becomes a world premiere play under the direction of Alliance Artistic Director Susan Booth. 8 p.m. Through October 19. Alliance Theatre.
ART + DESIGN Goose Bumps: The Science of Fear. Fernbank unveils its latest kid- and family-friendly exhibition examining the physiological, neurological and sociological aspects of fear. Fernbank Museum of Natural History.
ART + DESIGN Anhydjinnic Molassicism. Georgia painter E.K. Huckaby unveils new work as part of MOCA GA’s Working Artist Project. 7 p.m. Through November 29. Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia.
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