Weekend Arts Agenda: 'The Navigator' September 27 2013

The Navigator is kind of a big deal. Literally: 7 Stages' production combines projection, puppetry, and video; off-site locations doubling as oceans, tundra, and tornadoes; and a mix of super/natural locales, steampunk, and a plot about a race against a race against time (I think). It's a lot, and it's being mounted at The Goat Farm, a space which does not traditionally lend itself to theatricality, and so seems all the more appropriate. Previews start this weekend with $10 tickets. Tickets for the Sept. 30 and Oct. 9 shows, meanwhile, are pay what you want (first-come, first-serve). Adapted, from Eoin McNamee's YA trilogy, and directed by Michael Haverty. There will be walking. As the above video advises, "Be sure to wear comfortable shoes." More details and ticket info here.

Picks for the weekend, after the jump.

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Poncili Creación, the self-proclaimedly "mysterious" art collective is returning to the city for the second time, with Sacred Candy, which is about old ladies, the broken order of things, and the journey as a structuring dialectic between life and death. Those who buy their tickets online will be treated to a surprise - officially described as "surprise surprise!" Friday and Saturday at 9 p.m. at The Big House.



In Shadow Circus, Kirsten Stingle and Lorraine Glessner do the usual exhibitionistic work - creating narratives through art - in an unusual way. Stingle's products are all porcelain (dolls), most with parted lips, either supplicant or surprised or both; Glessner's paintings are officially regarded as multi-layered, though it's worth noting the individual layers, which recombine patterns and palettes that seemed once - and maybe still are - kitschy. Shadow Circus opens at the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art; reception from 6-8 p.m.



Me Love You Long Time opened in the middle of the month. Now, the artists behind Eyedrum's exhibit, Yoon Kyoung Nam and Yoonhwa Jang as well as Tiger Moon duo Zopi Kristjanson and Chanel Kim, will give a talk about their works, which bring particular perspective to the familiar conventions of multi-national aesthetics and its attendent bushel of combinant, recombinant, and pre-recombinant techniques. 3-5 p.m. at C4's Fuse.

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