Listen to Byron Stripling’s tribute to Louis Armstrong and more this weekend, November 24 – December 1

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MUSIC

A Tribute to Louis Armstrong featuring Byron Stripling. Atlanta native trumpeter Byron Stripling pays tribute to jazz legend Louis Armstrong backed by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. November 25-26. Symphony Hall.

A Chanticleer Christmas. The Grammy-winning all-male chorus Chanticleer celebrates the start of the season with a concert of Gregorian chant, Renaissance polyphony, Franz Biebl’s “Ave Maria” and a selection of carols. November 26 at 2 p.m. Spivey Hall.

ART + DESIGN

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Carol John: I Want Candy. Poem 88 celebrates its sixth anniversary with an exhibition of the candy-colored work of Georgia-based painter Carol John. Through December 10. Poem 88.

Thanksgiving Weekend at the High. The High Museum offers a host of family-friendly activities free with museum admission including storytelling, head-to-toe yoga inspired by illustrator Eric Carle, art projects and a holiday photobooth. November 25-27. High Museum.

THEATER

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A Christmas Carol. The perennially popular theatrical version of Charles Dickens’ Christmas ghost story returns to the Alliance. November 25-December 24. Alliance Theatre.

The Santaland Diaries. Horizon presents its 18th annual production of David Sedaris’ story about working as a Christmas elf at Macy’s department store during the hectic Christmas season. Through December 31. Horizon Theatre.

BOOKS

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Anne Byrn and Jerry Slater. Cookbook author and pastry chef Anne Byrn and Atlanta mixologist Jerry Slater join forces for an evening focusing on cake and cocktails. November 30 at 7 p.m. Margaret Mitchell House.

Thomas Swick, The Joys of Travel: And Stories That Illuminate Them, In his latest book, the veteran travel writer reflects on what he identifies as “the seven joys of travel.” November 20 at 7 p.m. A Capella Books.

DANCE

The Hip Hop Nutcracker merges modern dance moves with Tchaikovsky's score.
The Hip Hop Nutcracker merges modern dance moves with Tchaikovsky’s score.

The Hip-Hop Nutcracker. The show that reimagines Tchaikovsky’s ballet with hip-hop beats and dance returns to the Fox. November 27 at 6:30 p.m. Fox Theatre.

FILM

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The Peanuts Movie. Emory Cinematheque screens the 2015 cinematic version of the Charles Schultz comic strip as part of a series considering comics and cinema. White Hall, Emory University.

Seasons. Award-winning nature documentarians Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud consider the transformation of flora and fauna brought on by the changing seasons. Opens November 25. Landmark Midtown Art Cinema.

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