Joris Van de Moortel, Chaka Khan and more things to see and do this week, August 4 – 11

Joris Van de Moortel, “A sudden gall of unheard-of violence”, 2015. Wood, neon, resin speaker, microphone cable and acoustic guitar.  Courtesy of GARDARIN and Joris Van de Moortel © WE DOCUMENT ART
Joris Van de Moortel, “A sudden gall of unheard-of violence”, 2015. Wood, neon, resin speaker, microphone cable and acoustic guitar. Courtesy of GARDARIN and Joris Van de Moortel © WE DOCUMENT ART

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ART + DESIGN

Joris Van de Moortel: PINK NOISES. SCAD presents Belgian artist Joris Van de Moortel’s first solo exhibition in the United States — a show including sculpture, painting and musical performance. Through September 23. SCAD Atlanta.

Where are the Women of Sneaker Design? New York designer Sophia Chang and Los Angeles designer Melody Ehsani speak about their recent work in sneaker design and the overall underrepresentation of female designers in that realm. August 5 at 7 p.m. High Museum.

MUSIC

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Chaka Khan. The one and only. August 5 at 8 p.m. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.

Bob Baldwin. The jazz artist performs an outdoor concert of material from his multifaceted career including work from his latest album, MelloWonder: Songs in the Key of Stevie featuring songs from the Stevie Wonder catalog. August 5 at 7:30 p.m. Callanwolde Fine Arts Center.

THEATER

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When Things are Lost. Essential Theatre presents the world premiere of Georgia playwright Derek Dixon’s play about a man searching for a friend who has disappeared. August 4-27. West End Performing Arts Center.

If/Then. A touring version of the 2014 Broadway musical makes a stop at the Fabulous Fox. August 9-14. Fox Theatre.

BOOKS

Fall Book Preview. Representatives from America’s largest publishers discuss their upcoming fall titles, offering an advanced look at notable new books in the fields of biography, fiction, history, young adult, mystery, fantasy and more. August 10 at 7:15 p.m. Decatur Library.

DANCE

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OneAnother. Atlanta-based choreographer Blake Beckham unveils a world premiere work for five dancers with visual elements created in collaboration with Malina Rodriguez, Jane Foley Garver and Dana Haugaard. August 4-7. Mary Gray Munroe Theatre, Emory University.

Wabi Sabi. The Atlanta Ballet’s site-specific contemporary dance ensemble performs for free at various spots on the Atlanta BeltLine followed by a ticketed performance on the roof of Ponce City Market. August 6 at 5 p.m. Atlanta BeltLine.

FILM

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Miller’s Crossing. The Landmark screens the Coen brothers’ 1990 dramatic thriller as part of an ongoing series considering gangsters in film. August 9 at 7 p.m. Landmark Midtown Art Cinema.

Who Framed Roger Rabbit? A screening of Robert Zemeckis’ 1988 comedy that blends live action with animation. August 6 at 7 p.m. SCADshow.

 

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