glo, Joshilyn Jackson, Foxfire, “Last Time We Were Here” and more to see and do this week, June 16–22

Synchronicity Theatre presents a workshop production of  Last Time We Were Here.
Synchronicity Theatre presents a workshop production of Last Time We Were Here.

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ART + DESIGN

Adidas x Run–DMC 25th Anniversary Superstar, 2011 courtesy of Run–DMC, collection of Erik Blam. Photo by Ron Wood courtesy American Federation of Arts/Bata Shoe Museum.
Adidas x Run–DMC 25th Anniversary Superstar, 2011 courtesy of Run–DMC, collection of Erik Blam. Photo by Ron Wood courtesy American Federation of Arts/Bata Shoe Museum.

Foxfire: Weaving a Visual History. Curated by Jessica Helfrecht and advised by Barbara Archer (of the former Barbara Archer Gallery in Atlanta) and Jeanne Kronsnoble, the exhibition presents folk art and fine craft that celebrate the spirit of the 50-year Foxfire tradition. June 17-September 14. Hambidge Center, Rabun Gap.

The Rise of Sneaker Culture. An exhibition following the evolution of the sneaker, from its origins in the mid-19th century to its role in the present day as a status symbol of urban culture and marker of masculine identity, includes more than 150 sneakers. ArtsATL critic Christina Lee previews. Through August 14. High Museum of Art.

MUSIC

gregory_alan_isakov-1200x800Gregory Alan Isakov with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. The Colorado-based singer-songwriter performs a concert accompanied by the ASO. June 17 at 8 p.m. Symphony Hall.

Teatro alla Scala: Temple of Wonders. A new documentary considers the venerable 237-year history of the world’s most prestigious opera stage. June 16 at 7 p.m. Area movie theaters.

 

THEATER

Last Time We Were Here. Synchronicity Theatre presents a workshop production of a new musical by Jessica De Maria and Jeremiah Parker Hobbs about a singer-songwriter on the verge of stardom. June 17-19. Synchronicity Theatre.

The Wizard of Oz. A touring production of Andrew Lloyd Weber’s elaborate adaptation of the classic story stops for a short run at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre. June 21-26. Fox Theatre.

 

BOOKS

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Joshilyn Jackson, The Opposite of Everyone. The Decatur-based New York Times bestselling novelist reads and signs her latest novel about an Atlanta attorney who is prompted by a mysterious note to confront her unconventional upbringing by a freewheeling, storytelling mother. June 21 at 7 p.m.  Margaret Mitchell House.

Robert Burke Warren, Perfectly Broken. The former rocker who has worked with RuPaul, Wanda Jackson and Roseanne Cash presents his first novel about a former rock star who must adjust to a staid life in the Catskills. June 19 at 6 p.m. A Capella Books.

 

DANCE

glo's Search Engine made the performance a matter of perspective. (Photo by Thom Baker)
glo’s Search Engine. (Photo by Thom Baker)

Movement Choirs. Atlanta dance company gloATL performs a series of interactive site-specific works inspired by its location, the Center for Civil and Human Rights. Wednesdays and Fridays, 12:30-2 p.m. June 22-July 8. Center for Civil and Human Rights.

Tanz Feed. Third in a series of conversations about art and art criticism in Atlanta. June 21 at 7 p.m. Goat Farm Arts Center.

 

FILM

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Showgirls. Atlanta’s Wussy Mag presents a screening of the ’90s trash classic about a Las Vegas showgirl trying to hit the big time. June 16 at 8 p.m. Plaza Theatre.

Dheepan. This year’s winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes tells the story of a Tamil soldier who escapes the violence of his country’s civil war by pretending to be a family with a stranger and her child. Landmark Midtown Art Cinema.

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