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Masud Olafani at MOCA GA, Neko Case, K.D. Lang and Laura Veirs at Atlanta Botanical Garden and more things to see and do this week

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ART + DESIGN

Masud Olafani, Poetics of the Disembodied. A mixed media sculptural installation by MOCA-GA Working Artist Masud Olafani seeks to investigate the imprint of ancestral memory through the mediums of visual form, language and performance. Through September 10. Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia.

Sophia Al Maria: Between Distant Bodies. Art Papers Live presents the artist, author and filmmaker Sophia Al Maria for a video presentation and discussion with critic Shumon Basar. July 30 at 4 p.m. Atlanta Contemporary Art Center.

 

MUSIC

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Neko Case, k.d. lang, Laura Veirs. The three women appear together in an outdoor concert. July 29 at 8 p.m. Atlanta Botanical Garden.

Peter Frampton. The celebrated guitarist comes alive. August 2 at 7:30 p.m. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.

 

THEATER

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Kiss Me Kate. Stage Door presents a new production of the classic 1949 musical based on Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew with music and lyrics by Cole Porter. Through August 7. Stage Door Players.

Atlanta Musical Theatre Festival. A new festival presents the world premieres of four shows across two days and two venues. August 1-2. Actor’s Express and Synchronicity Theatre.

 

BOOKS

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Harry Potter Release Party. Decatur’s Little Shop of Stories hosts a kid-friendly party on the occasion of the midnight release of J.K. Rowling’s latest installment in the Harry Potter saga, a two-part play about the adult Harry and his wizarding sons. Customers must pre-order a copy of the book to attend. July 30. Little Shop of Stories.

DANCE

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Skwirlhaus. Skwirlhaus, a unique dance venue in the backyard of a home in Atlanta’s Kirkwood neighborhood, presents a mixed program featuring new work from
Emma Alley, Lauren Banks, Sharon C. Carelock, Kamali Hill, Rozina Shiraz Gilani and Jacqueline Woo. July 29-30. Skwirlhaus.

Ballet Hispánico. Lincoln Center broadcasts its presentation of Ballet Hispánico with performances of the works “CARMEN.maquia” and “Club Havana.” August 2 at 7 p.m. Area movie theaters.

FILM

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Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words. A new documentary focuses on iconoclastic musician Frank Zappa by using archival footage culled from the performer’s 30-year career. Opens July 29.  Landmark Midtown Art Cinema.

Grease. Atlantic Station offers a free outdoor screening of the beloved musical. July 28 at dusk. Atlantic Station.

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