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Weekend Arts Agenda: '50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair' at MODA October 16 2014

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The Ebony Fashion Fair is turning 50. Isn't time strange? How it passes. Anyway: Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair opens Sunday at the Museum of Design Atlanta, which MODA describes as, "Organized by the Chicago History Museum and featuring iconic garments by Yves Saint-Laurent, Christian Dior, Oscar de la Renta, Pierre Cardin, and others, Inspiring Beauty demonstrates how fashion became a vehicle for empowerment, pride, and achievement." MODA is also soliciting memories and other mementos from attendants of Ebony Fashion Fairs in years gone by.

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FRIDAY

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Mammal Gallery's new group show, Beyond the Vernacular, is "a visual exploration of language and its impact on contemporary culture." Which means: Nine artists, working in a range of media, interrogate our "ever evolving system of language" and the decisions we choose or have to make in order to communicate. Selected artists include Ify Akiti, Devin Brown and Grace Thornton, Jessica Caldas, John Carroll, Brian Egan, Heather Greenway, Jordan Stubbs, and Katie Troisi. With an opening reception Friday at 7 p.m.

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PSA: Beep Beep will host the launch of new 'zine Putty Buddies, featuring work by Patrick Kyle and Jason Murphy, on Friday night. The night will also include work from Jason Murphy, plus 'zines and more by Katie Ridley Murphy. Starts at 8 p.m.

SATURDAY



The Israeli Dance Messengers will perform Vertigo at Georgia State's Rialto on Saturday night. The troupe's pedigree (Rubin Academy of Music and Dance, Jerusalem Tamar Dance Company, the Bat-Sheva Ensemble, the Kibbutz Dance Workshop) is prestigious; its mission is simple: deliver Israeli art to the world. Vertigo is equally specific, according to GSU's official description: Bringing audiences closer "through a universal language: movement." Or as The Oregonian put it: "Unison is rarely this compelling on the modern dance stage." From 8-10 p.m. Ticket info is here.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

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The Georgia Latino Film Festival returns for its third year and the schedule includes Vincent Martinez's Finding Dad… Mira tu Papa, a performance by Seich, and three days of much more (panels, workshops, premieres, classes, parties etc.). Ticket info is here.



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