Philip Glass, author talks and more things to see and do this week, June 2–9

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ART + DESIGN

Designer Carolina Herrera has designed red carpet gowns for a diverse group of Hollywood stars, including Lupita Nyong'o, Lucy Lui, Jessica Simpson and Lady Gaga.

Bill Cunningham and Carolina Herrera. SCAD’s fashion museum presents two new concurrent shows: Cunningham’s vintage photographs of the legendary 1973 fashion show “The Battle of Versailles” and Herrera’s first museum exhibition featuring work from 35 years of design. Cunningham through August 21. Herrera through September 25. SCAD FASH.

A Cut Above: Wood Sculpture from the Gordon W. Bailey Collection. Recent gifts from Gordon W. Bailey, works by contemporary self-taught artists created with wood. In her review, ArtsATL critic Kelundra Smith writes that the “diverse collection of Southern, African-American wooden folk art is a rare find in a mainstream institution.” Through October 30. High Museum of Art.

MUSIC

evbnr_CS24-1Oundjian Conducts Berlioz, McDuffie Plays Philip Glass. Guest Conductor Robert Oundjian leads the orchestra in Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique, and violinist Robert McDuffie performs Philip Glass’ Violin Concerto No. 2. June 2 and June 4. Symphony Hall.

 

THEATER

Jon Hayden as the simple clerk who thinks he is the king of Spain.
Jon Hayden as the simple clerk who thinks he is the king of Spain.

Diary of a Madman. Actor Jon Hayden performs as the lead character in this dramatic version of Nikolai Gogol’s classic 1835 short story. In his review, ArtsATL critic Andrew Alexander writes that the show “brings the character vividly to life.” Through June 5. Synchronicity Theatre.

City of Conversation. Anthony Giardina’s play follows a Washington, D.C. family from the era of the Carter administration to the present. In his review, ArtsATL critic Jim Farmer writes that  the show is “an enthralling and complex political comedy/drama.” Through June 26. Horizon Theatre.

BOOKS

Paul Brandus, Under This Roof: The White House and the Presidency: 21 Presidents-21 Rooms-21 Inside Stories. The White House-based journalist discusses his latest work considering the history of the White House and the presidency. June 2 at 7 p.m. Carter Presidential Library and Museum.

Mysterious Ways: A Conversation with Novelists Collin Kelley and Erica Wright. The two mystery writers discuss the writing process behind their new publications, Kelley’s Leaving Paris and Wright’s The Granite Moth. June 2 at 7:15 p.m. Decatur Library.

DANCE

moat

Staibdance: Moat. An evening-length exploration of human migration with 13 dancers, by  choreographer and Emory professor George Staib. June 3-4. Emory University Performing Arts Studio.

The Modern Atlanta Dance Festival. This annual event showcases the diversity of Atlanta contemporary dance including new work from Proia Dance Project, Gathering Wild and Okwae Miller. June 3-4. Balzer Theater at Herren’s.

FILM

Presenting Princess Shaw. A new documentary tells the story of struggling New Orleans singer Samantha Montgomery, aka Princess Shaw, who became an overnight internet sensation when Israeli musician Kutiman remixed one of her songs. Screenings June 3-8. The 7:05 p.m. screenings June 3-4 feature a Q&A with the filmmaker. Landmark Midtown Art Cinema.

Every Last Child. Tom Roberts’ documentary shows the steps taken in Pakistan to eliminate polio infection, which reemerged in the country after the Taliban banned vaccinations. Free screening, June 6 at 6 p.m. Carter Presidential Library and Museum Theater.

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