Dance Theatre of Harlem, “Edge to Edge” and more things to see and do this week, October 21-28

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DANCE

Dance Theatre of Harlem. The venerable company performs works from its repertoire including Return, set to music by Aretha Franklin and James Brown, and Dianne McIntyre’s Change set to music from the Spelman College Glee Club. October 22-23. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.

Vertigo Dance Company. Vertigo performs works from its 20 years as a company as part of the EXPOSED festival of contemporary Israeli dance. October 22 at 8 p.m. Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State.

ART + DESIGN

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Edge to Edge. MOCA GA presents the first statewide survey of contemporary photography in Georgia. Through December 10. Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia.

Run Rampant. Atlanta-based artist Laura Bell exhibits new work combining painting, stitching and embroidery, and photographer Matthew Terrell exhibits his double exposures. Opening reception October 21 at 7 p.m. Exhibition through November 26. Whitespace.

MUSIC

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Bonnie Raitt. The singer-songwriter and guitarist performs a concert at the Fabulous Fox. October 22 at 8 p.m. Fox Theatre.

Dvořák’s Symphony “From The New World;” Violinist Joseph Swensen. ASO Assistant Conductor Joseph Young leads the orchestra in Dvořák’s New World Symphony, and Violinist Joseph Swensen makes his ASO debut with Barber’s Violin Concerto. October 20 and 22. Symphony Hall.

THEATER

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The Sleepy Hollow Experience. Serenbe Playhouse reprises its popular site-specific, immersive Halloween production based on Washington Irving’s classic tale of the Headless Horseman. Through November 6. Serenbe.

A Chorus Line. Atlanta Lyric Theatre mounts a new production of the classic 1975 musical about a group of dancers auditioning for chorus line roles in a Broadway musical. October 21-November 6. Jennie T. Anderson Theatre.

BOOKS

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Dorothy Padgett, Jimmy Carter: Elected President with Pocket Change and Peanuts. The author presents her new book which traces how a peanut farmer from Plains became Governor of Georgia and then President of the United States. October 20 at 7 p.m. Carter Library.

Carol Burnett, In Such Good Company: Eleven Years of Laughter, Mayhem, and Fun in the Sandbox. The famed comedian appears for an audience Q&A in support of her new behind-the-scenes memoir about her hit television show. October 24-25. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.

FILM

 

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Chimes at Midnight. Emory Cinematheque presents a free screening of Orson Welles’ 1965 film which compiles Falstaff’s various appearances in Shakespeare’s plays into a single narrative. October 21 at 7:30 p.m. White Hall 208, Emory University.

Miss Hokusai. Keiichi Hara’s 2015 animated film tells the true story of Edo period female artist Katsushika Ōi who worked in the shadow of her famous father Hokusai. Opens October 21. Landmark Midtown Art Cinema.

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