Joe Gransden, Sleeping Beauty with marionettes and more things to see and do this week, July 14 – 21

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ART + DESIGN

Call and Response: William Downs & Michael Reese. The two Atlanta-based artists collaborate on an exhibition exploring the call-and-response pattern of music and human communication. Opening reception, July 15 at 7 p.m. Sandler Hudson Gallery.

Creatures of Light: Nature’s Bioluminescence. A special exhibition considers the science behind living organisms that blink, glow, flash and flicker. Through August 14. Fernbank Museum of Narural History.

MUSIC

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Indigo Girls. The renowned Decatur-based folk-pop duo performs an outdoor concert. July 16 at 8 p.m. Atlanta Botanical Garden, Gainesville.

Swing Night with Joe Gransden. Trumpeter and vocalist Joe Gransden performs as part of the Friday Night Jazz at the High series of concerts. July 15 at 6 p.m. High Museum.

THEATER

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Da Kink in My Hair. Horizon Theatre presents a new production of Trey Anthony’s 2001 play, basis for the eponymous TV show, about the intertwined lives of black women who visit and work at a Toronto hair salon. July 15-August 28. Horizon Theatre.

Sleeping Beauty. The National Marionette Theatre of Erie, Pennsylvania, presents a marionette version of the classic fairytale. July 19-31. Center for Puppetry Arts.

BOOKS

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Gillian Royes and Lili Wright. The authors discuss their new novels, Royes’ The Rhythm of the August Rain and Wright’s Dancing With the Tiger. July 18 at 7:15 p.m. Decatur Library.

Lauren Weisberger, The Singles Game. The New York Times bestselling author of The Devil Wears Prada presents her new novel about a beautiful tennis prodigy who makes headlines on and off the court. July 20 at 7:30 p.m. Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta.

DANCE

Sweet Tea. Eyedrum Gallery presents a queer variety show featuring music, dance and performance art every second Thursday of the month. July 14 at 9 p.m. Eyedrum.

FILM

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Swingers. The Plaza Theatre screens the 1996 indie hit on the 20th anniversary of its release. July 20. Plaza Theatre.

The Innocents. French director Anne Fontaine’s new film tells the story of a young Red Cross doctor who comes across a convent whose  nuns face a crisis of faith after the events of World War II. Opens July 15. Landmark Midtown Art Cinema.

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