Elvis Costello, ELEVATE, “Moby Dick” and more things to see and do this week, October 13-20

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MUSIC

Elvis Costello. The British singer-songwriter tells stories from his recent memoir and performs songs from throughout his career as his “Detour” tour makes a stop in Atlanta. October 18 at 7:30 p.m. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.

Pianist Denis Kozhukhin Makes ASO Debut. Kozhukhin performs Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F Major, and Guest Conductor Hugh Wolff leads the Atlanta Symphony in John Adams’ Lollapalooza and Copland’s Symphony No. 3. October 13 and 15. Symphony Hall.

ART + DESIGN

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Thomas Struth: Nature & Politics. The High presents more than 30 new works by the acclaimed German photographer. October 16-January 8. High Museum of Art.

ELEVATE: Microcosm. The Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs hosts its annual celebration of public art in the city, featuring performances, conversations and new murals centering on the South Broad Street area of downtown Atlanta. October 13-21. South Downtown.

THEATER

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Moby Dick. Chicago’s Lookingglass Theatre Company presents its critically acclaimed theatrical version of Herman Melville’s classic novel. Through October 30. Alliance Theatre.

The Ghastly Dreadfuls. The popular Halloween adults-only puppet show returns with ghastly Grand Guignol-style tales and songs. Through October 29. Center for Puppetry Arts.

BOOKS

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ZZ Packer. The acclaimed short story writer reads from her work. October 17 at 6:30 p.m. Woodruff Library, Emory University.

Jodi Picoult, Small Great Things. The New York Times bestselling author of 23 novels examines race and privilege in contemporary America in her latest, a tale of an African-American nurse treating the child of white supremacists. October 13 at 7 p.m. Atlanta History Center.

DANCE

Yossi Berg & Oded Graf Dance Theater: Come Jump With Me. The performers present their work as part of the Exposed festival of contemporary Israeli dance. October 13-15. Emory Dance Studio.

New Movements in Dance: Atlanta’s Rising Choreographers. The National Black Arts Festival and the High Museum present a day-long conference focusing on Atlanta’s young dancers and choreographers, including conversations and demonstrations from dancer, choreographer and film director Juel D. Lane; Founder of the Amazing Grace Dance Company Kenya Griffin and Lift Founder and Director Daryl Foster. October 15. High Museum.

FILM

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Strangers on a Train. SCAD screens Alfred Hitchcock’s classic 1951 suspense tale based on the novel by Patricia Highsmith. October 14 at 7 p.m. SCADshow.

Much Ado About Nothing. Emory Cinematheque presents a free screening of Kenneth Branagh’s 1993 film version of Shakespeare’s comedy. October 16 at 4 p.m. White Hall 208, Emory University.

 

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