“Vertigo,” “Slur,” Sharon Louden and more this week, November 3–10

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FILM

Vertigo. SCAD Atlanta screens Alfred Hitchcock’s 1958 suspense classic starring Jimmy Stewart and Kim Novak. November 4 at 7 p.m. SCADshow.

Gimme Danger. Filmmaker Jim Jarmusch’s new documentary considers the creation and rise of seminal punk band The Stooges. Opening November 4. Landmark Midtown Art Cinema.

ART + DESIGN

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SCAD Open Studio Night. SCAD Atlanta presents an evening of entertainment and art demonstrations with works for sale by students, faculty and alumni. November 4 at 7:30 p.m. SCAD Atlanta.

Sharon Louden, Living and Sustaining a Creative Life. The artist and author speaks about the various ways contemporary artists can create a sustainable practice over time. November 5 at 2 p.m. Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia.

THEATER

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Slur. Paideia teacher Greg Changnon presents a new play for middle schoolers created in collaboration with his students and the Alliance Theatre. Public performances November 5. Alliance Theatre.

Romeo & Juliet. Theater Emory presents a new production of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy in conjunction with the exhibition of the First Folio at the Carlos Museum. November 3-13. Theater Emory.

MUSIC

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Robert Spano leads Elgar’s Sea Pictures and Vaughan Williams’ A Sea Symphony. Georgia native and mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton joins forces with the Atlanta Symphony to perform one of the orchestra’s signature works, A Sea Symphony, a 2003 recording of which won the ASO three Grammy Awards. November 3 and 5. Symphony Hall.

Silent Night. The Atlanta Opera presents the regional premiere of Kevin Puts’ Pulitzer Prize-winning opera based on the true story of the Christmas truce of World War I. November 5, 8, 11 and 13. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.

BOOKS

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Book Festival of the Marcus Jewish Community Center. This year’s festival opens with a talk and performance by pop singer and children’s book author Kenny Loggins and continues its opening week with appearances by Jonathan Safran Foer, B.A. Shapiro, Zoe Fishman, Jonathan Rabb and many others. November 5-20. Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta.

Brer Rabbit Blues BBQ. The historic West End home of author Joel Chandler Harris hosts a family-friendly afternoon of storytelling, food, beer and blues. November 6. The Wren’s Nest.

DANCE

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Wabi Sabi. The Atlanta Ballet’s contemporary chamber group performs for free outdoors on the High Museum’s Sifly Piazza. November 4 at 7:30 p.m. High Museum.

Cowboy. Niv Sheinfeld and Oren Laor present their surreal take on country line dancing as part of the EXPOSED festival of Israeli dance. November 3-6. 7 Stages.

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