What to see, do and listen to: «Sundown Child,» ASO Halloween, Burks exhibit and extra

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ART + DESIGN

Lots of people redecorated their properties in the course of the lockdown, however one wonders what number of checked in with modernist designer Stephen Burks earlier than they did. Burks is likely one of the most acknowledged American industrial designers of his technology, and the Excessive Museum of Artwork is celebrating the African American designer in Stephen Burks: Shelter in PlaceThe exhibit tackles the query of how we will design interiors to allow joyful dwelling whereas empowering creativity. That is the primary main museum exhibition in over a decade to survey Burks’ workshop-based design observe. By way of March 5, 2023. Normal admission $16.50. Free for kids and members.

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The highly effective Kevin Cole exhibit at MOCA GA closes Saturday.

Kevin Cole’s exhibit at MOCA GAThe place Do We Go From Right here?makes a strong, well timed and pressing assertion in regards to the voting rights of African Individuals, significantly within the South. Cole addresses the painful historical past and equally painful, current actuality of gerrymandering in massive sculptures with titles equivalent to Black to the Future, Creating Obstacles and How Many Blackeye Peas in a Bag. ArtsATL’s Jerry Cullum underscores the present’s significance in his overview. By way of Saturday solely.

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Magnificence in artwork has taken a again seat, it appears, in favor of labor that portrays the vitally necessary problems with social justice, local weather change, political gerrymandering and extra. However the Zuckerman Museum of Artwork is giving magnificence one other look. As one scholar states: “Magnificence sometimes, maybe particularly in instances of loss, urges not stillness however renewed love of life.” The Gravity of Magnificence group present contemplates the worth of magnificence within the face of grief and struggling. Artists embrace Amber Cowan, Hironaka & Suib, William McDowell, Rona Pondick, Shelley Reed, Jon Eric Riis, Jennifer Steinkamp, Barbara Takenaga and Darren Waterston. By way of December 10. Free.

THEATER

Atlanta Baby Murders: The Stage Play, introduced this weekend by Tre Productions at Tre’s Place, 4913 West Road in Forest Park, is predicated on the time interval between 1979 and 1981 when 28 youngsters, adolescents and adults had been murdered in Atlanta. The play tells the story of Thelma, a home employee at Metropolis Corridor, who resides in poverty. When her personal little one turns into a sufferer, Thelma decides to combat. The play is acceptable for all ages and focuses on political and racial stress behind the murders. Tickets begin at $30. 4913 West Road, Forest Park.

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Sariel Toribio, left, and Brittany Deenan in “Sundown Child” at Actor’s Categorical.

The solar is setting in your alternative to catch Sundown Child at Actor’s Categorical this weekend. Written by Dominique Morisseau, it focuses on the  lives of activists in a post-Black Panthers period. Sundown Child’s “intriguing premise,” in keeping with a overview by ArtsATL editor-at-large Kelundra Smith, is that it “delves into the aftermath of unresolved activism trauma.” Smith’s overview guarantees “gripping moments” from actors Brittany Deenan and Sariel Toribio and a strong soundtrack of Nina Simone’s music. Tickets begin at $38 with reductions accessible.

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Get into the spirit of Halloween with cult favourite The Rocky Horror Image Present, kicking off this weekend at Woodstock Arts Theatre. Diehard followers could make it a late-night date evening on the 11 p.m. efficiency on Saturday, full with sing-alongs and “prop luggage” supplied on the door. Tickets begin at $18 bought on-line and $20 on the door. 8534 Principal Road, Woodstock, Georgia.

MUSIC

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, underneath the baton of affiliate conductor Jerry Hou, celebrates All Hallow’s Eve with its Halloween Spooktacular household present Sunday at 3 p.m. This system will function Halloween-themed music round heroes and villains, princesses and princes, and (in fact) ghosts and goblins. Costumes are inspired and members of the orchestra might sport a Darth Vadar helmet or two. There may also be pre-concert actions within the foyer prior to indicate that features crafts and particular picture alternatives. Tickets begin at $18.

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Steve Vai

Guitar hero Steve Vai performs Sunday at 8 p.m. on the Selection Playhouse. Vai took classes from Joe Satriani as a teen and finally performed with Frank Zappa, earlier than branching out on his personal (together with stints with Whitesnake and David Lee Roth). He additionally starred because the guitar slinger Jack Butler (“the satan’s guitarist”) within the movie Crossroads. Vai holds three Grammy Awards for his music, and has obtained 15 awards from Guitar Participant journal. Lately, he has written orchestral works, together with “The Center of In every single place” that debuted with the Netherlands’ Metropole Orkest. Tickets begin at $39.

DANCE

Valérie Massadian is a self-taught, French filmmaker and photographer whose work focuses on the physicality of feminine characters and their relationship to the pure world. Suppose fairy story and realism, poetics and politics. Her new work Care is displaying as a part of Core Dance’s revolutionary REEL Artwork challenge, by which brief movies are streamed on the home windows of the corporate’s studios on Decatur Sq.. A part of this 12 months’s France-Atlanta celebration. By way of November 17. Opening reception October 14. 8 p.m. Free.

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“Expensive Roots,” choreographed by Atlanta Ballet dancer Darian Kane, will probably be accessible for streaming via November 6.

Atlanta Ballet dancer Darian Kane is once more flexing her choreographic muscle tissue. Her second dance movie for the Artists Local weather CollectiveExpensive Roots, is a unusual, comical work that includes a few of Atlanta’s most interesting dancers: Heath Gill and Jackie Nash Gill from Terminus Fashionable Ballet Theatre, and Atlanta Ballet’s Dylan Clinard, Brooke Gilliam, Sujin Han, Saho Kumagai, Keaton Leier and Fuki Takahashi. Kane was impressed by one in every of nature’s most intimate mysteries, the mycelium community. The dancers painting mushrooms, full with mushroom caps, on this out of doors efficiency. All proceeds from the movie (which incorporates the work of three different choreographers) fund organizations combating for local weather change consciousness and motion. Out there to stream via November 6. $25.



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