Loretta Lynn, Swan Coach House Gallery’s “Systems” and more to see and do this week, August 11 – 18

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MUSIC

Loretta Lynn. The country music legend performs an outdoor concert with supporting act Mountain Faith. August 13 at 8 p.m. Atlanta Botanical Garden, Gainesville.

Gipsy Kings. The band performs in their world-famous pop-flamenco style. August 12 at 8 p.m. Chastain Park Amphitheatre.

ART + DESIGN

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Systems. Atlanta artists Amie Laurel Esslinger and Lauren Michelle Peterson exhibit new work exploring the intertwined networks of the social and natural worlds. Opening reception, August 11 at 6 p.m. Exhibition through September 23. Swan Coach House Gallery.

Piedmont Park Arts Festival. The Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces presents a weekend festival with an artists’ market, food, music and more. August 13-14. Piedmont Park.

 

THEATER

Diego Klock-Perez steals the show as Usnavi in the brilliant In the Heights. (Photos by Chris Bartelski)
Diego Klock-Perez steals the show as Usnavi in the brilliant In the Heights. (Photos by Chris Bartelski)

In the Heights. Lawrenceville’s Aurora Theatre partners with Atlanta’s Theatrical Outfit to present Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda’s 2008 Grammy- and Tony-winning Broadway musical set in a Dominican-American neighborhood in New York’s Washington Heights. In his review, ArtsATL critic Jim Farmer says the show is “full of life, authenticity and hope.” Through August 27. Aurora Theatre.

Company. Actor’s Express presents a new production of Stephen Sondheim’s 1970 Broadway musical about a set of New York marriages. Through September 4. Actor’s Express.

BOOKS

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Jonathan Todres and Sarah Higinbotham, Human Rights in Children’s Literature. The authors discuss their new book which considers how the topic of human rights has been addressed in literary works for children. August 15 at 7:15 p.m. Decatur Library.

Angela Pisel, With Love From the Inside. The author presents her debut novel about the complex relationship between a mother and daughter. August 11 at 7:15 p.m. Decatur Library.

DANCE

The Boiler Room. A new series of dance performances is set on the rooftop of downtown’s Eyedrum Gallery at dusk. August 13 at 8:30 p.m. Eyedrum.

FILM

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Joshy. A group of friends decides to move forward with plans for a bachelor party even after the wedding is cancelled in this indie comedy hit from Sundance. Opens August 12. Plaza Theatre.

Eastern Promises. The Landmark screens David Cronenberg’s 2007 film starring Viggo Mortensen and Naomi Watts as part of an ongoing series focusing on gangsters in film. August 16 at 7 p.m. Landmark Midtown Art Cinema.

 

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