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A still from Miyazaki's The Tale of Princess Kaguya which will play at Landmark Midtown Art Cinema this week.

Walker Evans, André Watts and more to see and do this week, June 9 – 15

Editor’s Note: Every week we’re striving to help you get the most out of our city by helping you plan the week ahead. For more events happening in Atlanta, check out our calendar page

ART + DESIGN

Walker Evans (American, 1903–1975). "Subway Portrait" (1938). Gelatin silver print, 4 1/4 x 7 inches. Purchase with funds from the Atlanta Foundation, image courtesy the High Museum of Art Atlanta.
Walker Evans (American, 1903–1975). “Subway Portrait” (1938). Gelatin silver print, 4 1/4 x 7 inches. Purchase with funds from the Atlanta Foundation, image courtesy the High Museum of Art Atlanta.

Walker Evans: Depth of Field. A new retrospective of the Let Us Now Praise Famous Men photographer’s work includes more than 120 images from his nearly 50-year career. June 11-September 11. High Museum of Art.

Est Ars Vitae.  A group exhibition of abstractions inspired by natural forms includes drawings, paintings, prints and sculpture by artists Sean Abrahams, Hannah Adair, Susan Cofer, Mike Goodlett, Zuzka Vaclavik and Nancy VanDevender. In her review, ArtsATL critic Angela Bortone praises the artists’ “marathon level dedication to the image.” Through June 30. Poem 88.

MUSIC

Andre Watts, May 18, 2006
Andre Watts, May 18, 2006


Season Finale: Special Guest Pianist André Watts, Spano Conducts All-Brahms Evening. Watts performs Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 2 and Spano conducts Symphony No. 2 in an all-Brahms evening which closes out the 2015-2016 season. Symphony Hall.

Our Song: The Atlanta Gay and Lesbian Chorus. The chorus performs works by American composers Morten Lauridsen, Eric Whitacre, Takik O’Regan and Jake Runestad, along with gospel, pop and Broadway. June 11 at 7:30 p.m. Spivey Hall.

THEATER

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Atlanta Fringe Festival. An annual festival of independent and underground performers presents 24 shows in six venues. June 8-12. Various venues in and around Little Five Points.

Of Mice and Men. Serenbe Playhouse presents a site-specific dramatic version of John Steinbeck’s classic. June 9-26. The Hay Barn at Serenbe.

 

BOOKS

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Colin Campbell, Free Days with George. The author hosts a signing of his new memoir detailing how his 140-pound Newfoundland Landseer rescue dog saved him from depression. June 10 at 6 p.m. A Capella Books.

Mike King, A Spirit of Charity. The veteran journalist considers the American healthcare system in his latest work. June 15 at 7 p.m. Carter Presidential Library and Museum.

DANCE

Performance Kunst. An all-day event presenting a diverse lineup of Atlanta-based durational performance artists. June 11 at 4 p.m. 368 Ponce.

FILM

Let’s Work Together. Film Love presents a screening of two classic 1960s films about conflict and collaboration: Pizza Pizza Daddy-O documents a group of young girls and their singing games on a Los Angeles school playground, and To Live With Herds is an account of a dry season among the pastoral Jie people of Uganda. June 10 at 7:30 p.m. Atlanta Contemporary Art Center.

The Tale of Princess Kaguya. The Landmark screens Studio Ghibli cofounder Isao Takahata’s animated version of a classic Japanese folktale—a 2015 Academy Award nominee for Best Animated Feature. June 11-12. Landmark Midtown Art Cinema.

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