Top events in Atlanta this week: October 28-November 3

Featured image: Images from the Instagram account trap_lanta documenting Atlanta music and culture will be featured at SCAD’s Open Studio event, Nov. 1-2. (Courtesy SCAD/trap_lanta)


SCAD Open Studio. A popular annual event allows visitors to browse more than 500 original works from SCAD students, alumni, and faculty. November 1-2. SCAD Atlanta.

November HIGH Frequency Friday. The High’s monthly Friday evening event includes admission to the High and the new Sally Mann exhibition, a screening of Solange Knowles’ When I Get Home, Collin Kelley’s reading from his award-winning poetry collection Render based on Sally Mann’s photographs, docent-led tours, and more. November 1. High Museum.

Landmark Midtown Art Cinema screens James Whale’s 1931 version of Frankenstein this week.


Frankenstein. Landmark Midtown Art Cinema screens the 1931 James Whale classic. October 29 at 7 p.m. Landmark Midtown Art Cinema.

Where’s My Roy Cohn? A new documentary profiles infamous lawyer and Donald Trump mentor Roy Cohn. Opens November 1. Tara Cinema 4.


if… a memoir. Decatur’s Core Dance celebrates its 40th season with a new work featuring choreography by founder Sue Schroeder, music by Christian Meyer, poetry by Sarah Turquety, film by Simon Gentry, and video installation by Adam Larson. November 1-2. B Complex.


Georgian Chamber Players. The group formed by principal players of the Atlanta Symphony performs masterpieces of the chamber repertoire. Sunday, November 3, at 4 p.m. Peachtree Presbyterian Church.

La Cenerentola. Atlanta Opera presents a production of Rossini’s bel canto retelling of the Cinderella story. The Alexander Report previewed the show for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. November 2-11. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center.

Donald Runnicles Conducts Bruckner. ASO Principal Guest Conductor Donald Runnicles conducts the Atlanta Symphony performance of Bruckner’s Symphony No. 4, with mezzo-soprano Kelley O’Connor performing Korngold’s Lieder des Abschieds. Saturday, November 2, at 8 p.m. Symphony Hall.

Horszowski Trio. Named for the renowned Polish-American pianist and teacher Mieczyslaw Horszowski, Horszowski Trio (Jesse Mills, violin; Raman Ramakrishnan, cello; and Reiko Aizawa, piano) performs works by Hardn, Smetana, and Schumann. Sunday, November 3, at 3 p.m. Spivey Hall.

Chris Kayser as Lear (Photo by Daniel Parvis)



King Lear. Atlanta actor Chris Kayser performs the title role in Shakespeare’s tragedy King Lear. Shakespeare Tavern. November 2-24. Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse.

The Nether. Theater Emory presents the Atlanta premiere of playwright Jennifer Haley’s sci-fi crime drama, winner of the 2012 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. November 1-17. Theater Emory.


Wicked. A new touring version of the popular Broadway musical, a prequel to the action of The Wizard of Oz, arrives at the Fox Theatre for a special three-week run. The Alexander Report will review for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Through November 17. Fox Theatre.

Cirque du Soleil: Volta. Cirque du Soleil presents its new show Volta under the big top at Atlantic Station. The Alexander Report reviewed for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Through January 5. Atlantic Station.

Frankenstein’s Funeral. Found Stages presents a new immersive theatrical production based on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Through November 3. St. John’s Lutheran Church.

Jekyll & Hyde. Atlanta Lyric Theatre presents a new production of the 1997 Broadway musical loosely based on the classic book by Robert Louis Stevenson. Through November 3. Jennie T. Anderson Theatre, Marietta.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Horizon Theatre presents a new production of the Olivier and Tony-winning play based on Mark Haddon’s 2003 mystery novel about an autistic teenager searching for the killer of his neighbor’s dog. Through October 27. Horizon Theatre.

Safety Net. Atlanta playwright Daryl Lisa Fazio’s new play centers on the effect of the opioid crisis on a family in small town Alabama. Through November 10. Theatrical Outfit.


The Book Festival of the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta. The two-week event kicks off with pre-festival events beginning October 26. Festival begins October 30 and runs through November 18, with appearances along the way by mother and daughter co-authors Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton. The Alexander Report previewed the festival for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. October 30-November 18. Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta.

The Cyclorama at Atlanta History Center depicts the Battle of Atlanta. Historian S.C. Gwynn discusses the final year of the Civil War at the Center this week. (Image courtesy Atlanta History Center)


S.C. Gwynne, Hymns of the Republic. The author and historian discusses his new book which takes a close look at the final year of the American Civil War. Tuesday, October 29, at 7:30 p.m. Atlanta History Center.

Peter Stark, Young Washington. Historian and adventure writer Peter Stark presents his new book which examines how experiences in the American wilderness and in war shaped the character of George Washington. Wednesday, October 30, at 7:30 p.m. Atlanta History Center.

Traveling the Silk Road. A traveling exhibition from the American Museum of Natural History brings to life the Silk Road, which brought goods, technology, and culture from China through the cities and empires of central Asia into Europe. Through January 5. Fernbank Museum.

Any Great Change: The Centennial of the 19th Amendment. A new exhibition at the Atlanta History Center’s Swan House considers the history of women’s suffrage, with a special emphasis on Georgia women, including Emily C. MacDougald and her daughter, Emily Inman, owner of Swan House.  Through January 31. Atlanta History Center.


The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Silly Hollow. Schoolteacher Ichabod Crane helps the Headless Horseman find a new head in this comedic puppet version of the famous Washington Irving short story by Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers of Bar Harbor, Maine. For kids ages four and up. Through November 3. Center for Puppetry Arts.

Woodland Spirits. Ghostly figures created by Atlanta sculptor Laura Lewis inhabit the woods of Fernbank Forest. Through November 17. Fernbank Museum.

Curious George: Let’s Get Curious. A new exhibition inspired by H. A. and Margaret Rey’s classic children’s books allows kids to explore science, math, and engineering through hands-on interactive play. Through January 5. Children’s Museum of Atlanta.


Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings. A traveling exhibition takes a broad look at Mann’s work across the last four decades. Louis Corrigan writes about the significance and impact of Mann’s images for The Alexander Report. Through February 2. High Museum.

Rory Doyle: Delta Hill Riders. An exhibition shows photographs by Rory Doyle of African-American cowboys and cowgirls in the Mississippi Delta. Through November 23. Hudgens Center for Art & Learning.

Fine Lines: American Works on Paper. A new exhibition celebrates a recent gift to the High of 50 late nineteenth-century drawings from Atlanta collector Paul Stein. Through March 22. High Museum.

Namwon Choi: Blue Distant. Sandler Hudson shows new work by Savannah-based artist Namwon Choi. Through November 30. Sandler Hudson.

Sally Mann: Remembered Light & Landscapes. Concurrent with the High exhibition, Jackson Fine Art shows Mann’s 2016 series Remembered Light, as well as select southern landscapes spanning the artist’s career. Through December 21. Jackson Fine Art.

Sweet Ride: Nancy Marshall & John McWilliams. A new exhibition shows works by Nancy Marshall and John McWilliams exploring the Low Country Travelers, an African American car club in the South Carolina town of McClellanville. Through November 30. Atlanta Photography Group.

Ervin A. Johnson: #InHonor: Monoliths. The Chicago-based artist opens a solo show of his large-scale printed portrait photographs of black youth coated in paint, mud, footprints, and other substances. Through February 7. Arnika Dawkins Gallery.

InstallMINT. Jessica Helfrecht curates new site-specific installations by Ashton Bird, In Kyoung Chun, Brittney Hart, Megan C. Mosholder, Leisa Rich, Brittany Watkins, and Elise Williams. Through November 8. MINT Gallery.

Minor White, Unburdened. A new exhibition features works by renowned photographer Minor White alongside a selection of photographs by contemporaries and friends including Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, and Rose Mandel. Through December 15. Carlos Museum.

Davion Alston: The Literal is Unimaginative. The German-born Georgia artist presents his first solo show. Through November 2. Day & Night Projects.

Dreamscape and TRACES. Thomas Deans Fine Art hosts two concurrent exhibitions: Dreamscape, an installation featuring video and photography by Mary Anne Mitchell, and TRACES, a group show featuring work by Allison B. Cooke, Carl Linstrum, and Eileen Braun. Through November 9. Thomas Deans Fine Art.

Form & Function: Shoe Art by Chris Francis. A new exhibition shows the work of self-taught Los Angeles-based shoe designer Chris Francis, whose creations combine street style with diverse influences including Bauhaus architecture and the DIY spirit of punk rock. Through December 8. SCADFash Museum of Fashion + Film.

Henri Dauman: Looking Up. Atlanta’s Breman Museum presents a retrospective exhibition of the work of renowned photojournalist Henri Dauman, who photographed some of the most iconic figures of the 20th century including Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, Muhammad Ali, the Kennedys and many others. Through December 30. Breman Museum.

“Something over Something Else”: Romare Bearden’s Profile Series. The High Museum presents the first exhibition to reassemble Romare Bearden’s late-career Profile series of images of people and places from his past. Through February 2. High Museum.

Warhol and the West. The first exhibition of its kind considers Andy Warhol’s enduring fascination with the American West. Through December 31. Booth Western Art Museum.

A Route Campagne: Impressionist Works from the Melamed Family. A new exhibition features more than 35 works by late 19th and early 20th-century impressionists donated to Oglethorpe University over the past ten years by the Melamed family of Atlanta. The show includes paintings, drawings and prints by Bonnard, Boudin, Cézanne, Chagall, Corot, Matisse, Montézin, Pissarro, Renoir, and others. Through December 15. Oglethorpe University Museum of Art.

Through a Glass, Darkly: Allegory and Faith in Netherlandish Prints from Lucas van Leyden to Rembrandt. A major new exhibition considers the form, function, and meaning of allegorical prints produced in the Low Countries during the 16th and 17th centuries. Through December 1. Carlos Museum.

The Call of Water. Atlanta photographer Rose M. Barron presents an outdoor photography installation based around the theme of water. Through November 4. Blue Heron Nature Preserve.

Romare Bearden. A new exhibition shows works by the renowned 20th-century artist. Through November 9. Alan Avery Art Company.

Mildred Thompson: The Atlanta Years. A new exhibition considers the work made by Atlanta artist and Spelman professor Mildred Thompson between 1986 and her death in 2003. Through December 7. Spelman Museum.

Passage. Kai Lin Art presents new work by Atlanta-based artists Larry Jens Anderson, Steven L. Anderson, Hannah Adair, and Chattanooga-based artist Marc Boyson. Through November 15. Kai Lin Art.

Alex Katz: Coca-Cola Girl. A new Atlanta gallery opens with an exhibition of prints from acclaimed painter Alex Katz’s 2018 series depicting women from Coca-Cola advertisements. Through November 16. Maune Contemporary


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