Weekend Arts Agenda: ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ July 28 2016

Plus: Dispossessed and <i>Inratio</i>.

This weekend, the Infinite Energy Center brings a classic musical to Atlanta. Based on stories from the Book of Genesis, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat follows the titular Joseph, son of Jacob, through his trials and tribulations. Full of catchy tunes, the family-friendly musical continues to please audiences.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat runs Sat., July 30, at 2 and 7:30 p.m., thru Sun., July 31, at 3 p.m., at the Infinite Energy Center.

You have three days before Harry Potter and the Cursed Child hits shelves, Atlanta. Here’s some things to do between butterbeer runs, all laid out after the jump.

›› Tonight, Atlanta playwright Karen Wurl’s new show Dispossessed premieres at the West End Performing Arts Center. Part of the 2016 Essential Theatre Play Festival, the romantic comic-fantasy follows a Yiddish theater company rehearsing the classic play “The Dybbuk” in 1928 New York. As the lead actress finds herself pushed towards a marriage she doesn’t want, she — and her hallucinations of her character — struggle to follow her heart. 8 p.m. at the West End Performing Arts Center.

›› Comic fans will be excited to know that Betty and Veronica writer and artist Adam Hughes, as well as variant cover artist Andy Price (known for his work on My Little Pony) will be signing and sketching at My Parents’ Basement. Fans are encouraged to come and meet the duo — you can even get a personalized sketch. 6-8 p.m. at My Parents’ Basement.

›› Saturday brings the sixth annual 3-D-only art show, Off The Wall to the Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association. Attendees can experience the unique charms and beauty of three-dimensional works in the all-genre exhibit. Just don’t try to occupy the same space as the art. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association.

›› When you’re finally done with your non-stop binge read, bring balance back to your life with Inratio at Notch 8 Gallery. Featuring the local work of Erin Bassett, Carl Janes, Pash Lima, Sanithna Phansavanh, and Tanner Wilson, the exhibit explores the balance of art, life, and work through a series of unique lenses. Let it remind you: you can’t spend all night on the HP fan forums. 2-5 p.m. at Notch 8 Gallery.

Postmodern Collapse Sketch Comedy at Relapse Theatre (Sat., July 30, at 8 p.m.)
The Punany Poets’ The Head Doctor Show at Hilton Atlanta Northeast (Sat., July 30, at 8 p.m.)
Powder Room: Pussy on Fire at The Heretic (Fri., July 29, from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m.)
ART PAPERS Live: Sophia Al Maria at Atlanta Contemporary (Sat.,July 30, from 4-6 p.m.)
Company at Actor’s Express Theatre Company (Wed-Sat. at 8 p.m., Sun. at 2 p.m. thru Sept. 5)
A Cut Above: Wood Sculptures at the High Museum of Art (Fri. from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sat. from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sun. from 12-5 p.m. and Tues-Thurs. from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. thru Oct. 30)
Creatures of Light: Nature’s Bioluminescence at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History (Mon-Sat. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sun. from noon to 5 p.m.)
Lyle Owerko and Holly Andres at Jackson Fine Art Gallery (Tues-Sat. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. thru Sept. 3)
ATL’s Comics Unleashed at Apache Cafe (Fri., July 29, at 9 p.m.)
World Embroidery Day Party at Fabricate Studios (Sat., July 30, from 10 a.m. to noon)
Family Day/Culture Fest on Sweet Auburn Avenue (Sat., July 30, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
Skwhirlhaus presents… at Skwhirlhaus (Fri., July 29 to Sat., July 30, at 7 p.m.)
Tiny Birthday Party at Hodgepodge Coffee House (Thurs., July 28, from 6-8 p.m.)
Evan Frayer presents Game On! At 7 Stages Theatre (Thurs., July 28 thru Sun., July 31, at 8 p.m.)