MAY 22 – JUNE 1
ART + DESIGN: Repetition & Ritual. Our review calls this show of “New Sculpture in Fiber” a “highlight of the season” and says its contents “put innovation and beauty into the service of enormous issues.” 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. May 22 – 25. Hudgens Center for the Arts.
ART + DESIGN: Inhabited. This trio of solo shows consists of works by Ashley L. Schick, Carl Linstrum and Larry Jens Anderson. Through July 5. Kai Lin Art.
CINEMA: Taste du Animation. Screenings of animation from near and far, plus a meal created by Good Food Truck chefs, open this evening; a performance by the DOJO and a “live animation contest with industry challengers” follow. 6 – 8 p.m. dinner; 8 – 11 p.m. after party May 22. Erikson Clock.
THE ARTS: Matthew Coolidge. Emory University plays host to this Art Papers Live! offering, with Center for Land Use Interpretation founder-director Coolidge lecturing on anthropogeomorphology. 7 p.m. May 22. Oxford Presentation Room.
BOOKS: Jeff Shaara. The best-selling author of Gods and Generals – his latest is A Chain of Thunder: A Novel of the Siege of Vicksburg – delivers the annual Elson Lecture. 8 p.m. May 22. Atlanta History Center.
THE ARTS: Atlanta’s Olympics. City planners and Olympics mavens share the microphone at this panel discussion connected to the exhibition “The Olympic City.” 6:30 – 8 p.m. May 23. Atlanta Contemporary Arts Center.
CINEMA: Venus and Serena. A documentary about the Williams sisters, who transformed the world of professional tennis, and the challenges they faced during 2011. Through May 30. Landmark Midtown Art Cinema.
MUSIC: Michael Feinstein. This singer-pianist and champion of American popular song performs an all-Gershwin program with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra; Sam Kriger conducts. 8 p.m. May 24 – 25. Symphony Hall.
THEATER: The Second City. Timely and classic routines come together in an evening of sketch comedy from the venerable Chicago troupe that launched an astonishing array of careers. 8 p.m. May 24. Roswell Cultural Arts Center.
MUSIC: Atlanta Jazz Festival. Among the performers at this year’s fest are Atlanta singer-songwriter Alexandra Jackson, saxophonist-composer Rudresh Mahanthappa and British vocalist Julie Dexter. May 25 – 27. Piedmont Park.
THE ARTS: Military Timeline. Headlining this set of holiday-weekend events is the opening of Veterans Park; also included are speakers, living history interpreters and vehicles from WWII. 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. May 25. Atlanta History Center.
MUSIC: Victor Pons. In a program titled “Ampere,” this Atlantan and Percussive Arts Society member performs works by Stockhausen and others on vibraphone, electronics and other instruments. 8 p.m. May 25. Goat Farm Arts Center.
ART + DESIGN: Exhibition 1. Artists are to appear during the closing events for this group show, the first in the “Something in Particular” series; also slated is demonstration of a “chicken shooter.” 4 – 8 p.m. May 26. Clear Films Studio.
THEATER: Ultimatums. This month’s edition of Carapace, a forum for telling true stories to a roomful of strangers, has folks signing up to deliver the last word on last words. 7:30 p.m. May 28. Manuel’s Tavern.
CINEMA: Metropolis. Director Fritz Lang’s expressionist masterpiece about a city of the future gets a new score by Martin Matalon that is to be performed by Georgia Tech emsemble-in-residence Sonic Generator. 8 p.m. May 28. Sifly Plaza.
BOOKS: John Scalzi. The best-selling author of Redshirts appears in connection with The Human Division, a sequel to his 2008 novel, The Last Colony. 7 – 8:30 p.m. May 30. Eagle Eye Book Shop.
DANCE: Persephone’s Fall. Kristyn McGeehan choreographed this take on the familiar myth and gave emphasis to the title character’s “quest for … selfhood” amid a “stifling love.” May 30 – June 1. 7 Stages Theatre.
MUSIC: Beverly ‘Guitar’ Watkins. This rollicking singer-instrumentalist does her roots-music thing. 9:30 p.m. May 30. Blind Willie’s.
THE ARTS: Design Is Human Week. Modern Atlanta’s seventh annual celebration of architecture and design encompasses home tours, panel discussions, a materials showcase and much else. June 1 – 9. Various locations.
By ED HALL