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Theater

OnStage Atlanta
2969 East Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur
(404) 897-1802  • www.onstageatlanta

Designing Women Live 8—April 3-13
Julia becomes the darling of Atlanta’s art scene when someone buys her handbag thinking it’s art. And the ladies are hired to decorate a stockbroker’s house and condo—one for his wife, one for his mistress. Performances on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Tickets are $20-$25 in advance online or $23-$28 on the phone or at the door.
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H.F. Shepherd Multi-Plex
4650 Flat Shoals Parkway – Building F
Decatur

The Amen Corner—through April 13

The Renaissance Project presents James Baldwin’s The Amen Corner. This production is directed by Synthia Williams. For tickets, contact www.trp-atl.org or call (678) 250-4800.
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Fox Theatre
660 Peachtree St. NE
Atlanta
(404) 881-2100

The Lion King—April 10-27

Animals brought to life by a cast of more than 40 actors. Giraffes strut, birds swoop, gazelles leap and the entire savannah comes to life and as the music soars, Pride Rock emerges from the mist. Elton John and Tim Rice’s “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” and “Circle of Life” are among the popular songs in the show. Tickets $35-$97. For tickets go to www.foxtheatre.org or www.ticketmaster.com.

 

Visual arts

Callanwolde Fine Arts Center
980 Briarcliff Road, Atlanta
(404) 872-5338

Arrested Frames—Through May 9
Featuring paintings, mixed media, and animation by Temme Barkin-Leeds. Admission is free and the public is invited.
Barkin-Leeds has exhibited her work in numerous shows in Atlanta and Washington, D.C. Her Arrested Frames series “was created in 2012 to freeze and arrest images from shooter video games, making them unable to move and unable to suggest a real environment… The paintings and drawings interfere with the games by making them immobile and abstract.” A portion of proceeds from sales during this exhibition will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project.
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Spruill Gallery
4681 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody
(770) 394-4019

Looks Good on Paper—Through April 19
The exhibit “Looks Good on Paper” is submissions of works on paper from artists throughout the city. Both rising and established talent are showcased.
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Oglethorpe University
4484 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta
(404) 261-1441

Blind/Sight: Conversations with the Visually Impaired—Through May 4
Presented in the Skylight Gallery, this exhibition was created by photographer Billy Howard and illustrator Laurie Shock. It presents a collection of photographs of people with vision loss, a biography of each person including a description of their vision, and an interpretative illustration of what they see. Public reception to held from 5 to 7 p.m. on March 26.

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Spruill Gallery
4681 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Atlanta
(770) 394-4019

Invent—April 7-May 14

“Live on the edge and don’t be frightened to explore your creative side with a new technique or medium,” is how this show is described. All artist experiments are welcome in the exhibit. Artists can drop off their work March 28 – April 4.

 

Music & More

Porter Sanford Performing Arts and Community Center
3181 Rainbow Drive
Decatur

George Wallace—April 13

Presented by Friends of Vernon Jones, comedian George Wallace “Mr. Las Vegas” brings his humor to town. Tickets are $50 for general admission, $100 for VIP, which includes a reception. For more information, go to www.vernonjonesforsheriff.com.
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Callanwolde Fine Arts Center
980 Briarcliff Road NE
Atlanta

Spring Arts Soiree—April 8

Experience music, food and an introduction to numerous local arts groups. The soiree features a tour of the Callanwolde mansion and gardens, performances by Capital City Opera, Emory Performing Arts and Moving in the Spirit, with music throughout the evening by Atlanta Philharmonic. Hors d’eourves and wine provided. Tickets $35 per person and $35 for ArtsCard members. For information and tickets go to www.artscard.com.
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Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta
5342 Tilly Mill Road
Dunwoody

Jazz at the JCC Series: Ben Sidran—April 10

Musician, journalist, producer, and author Ben Sidran performs and discusses his newest book: There Was a Fire: Jews, Music, and the American Dream, a comprehensive social history of Jewish contribution to American popular music. Tickets $12 for members, $18 for the community. Contact the box office at (678) 812-4002 for more information.

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Marvin Cole Auditorium
Georgia Perimeter College—Clarkston Campus
555 N. Indian Creek Drive
Clarkston

Beethoven’s 6th Symphony: “Pastorale”—April 29

DeKalb Symphony Orchestra presents this all orchestral concert at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $5-$22. For more information, call (678) 891-3565.

Film

Stonecrest Library
3123 Klondike Road
Lithonia

Screening of Slavery by Another Name—April 7
Screening of Freedom Riders—April 8

These two documentaries are part of the film and discussion series, Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle. Slavery by Another Name focuses on the years following the Civil War when new forms of forced labor emerged in the American South which kept hundreds of thousands of African Americans in a new type of bondage. Screening time is 6 to 7:30 p.m.  Freedom Riders tells the story of more than 400 Black and White Americans who risked their lives in 1961 traveling together through the Deep South on buses and trains. The Freedom Riders deliberately violated Jim Crow laws and met with bitter racism and mob violence. Screening is from 6 to 8 p.m.
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Wesley Chapel—William C. Brown Library
2861 Wesley Chapel Road
Decatur
(404) 286-6980

Screening of Lincoln—April 8

The motion picture Lincoln starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field and David Strathairn will be shown from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free.

 

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