Arts Agenda: Oct. 12-Nov. 1
A roundup of upcoming theater, visual arts, comedy, film events, and more
ATLANTA RADICAL BOOK FAIR Radical left writers, publishers, artists and activists from across the South are invited to an indoor market and a day of discussions about history, activism and culture. The second annual fair centers black, brown, queer and working-class communities. Noon-6 p.m. Sat., Oct. 14. Auburn Avenue Research Library on African-American Culture and History, 101 Auburn Ave. N.E. www.atlantaradicalbookfair.com.
GABRIELLE UNION: WE'RE GOING TO NEED MORE WINE The actress will discuss her new book, a collection of essays and personal stories about race, feminism, Hollywood and more. Union will be signing copies of her book and opening up about her life. $33 7-10 p.m. Fri., Oct. 20. SCADShow, 173 14th St. N.E. 404-253-2740. www.acappellabooks.com.
AN EVENING WITH DAVID SEDARIS The New York Times best-selling author and humorist is coming to the Fox Theatre to discuss his new book, Theft by Finding Diaries (1977-2002). $42-$57. Sun., Oct. 22. 7-9 p.m. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. N.E. 404-881-2100. www.foxtheatre.org.
RICHARD ROTHSTEIN: COLOR OF LAW The author discusses his book and defends his assertion that laws and policies on a local, state and federal levels are and that they have always been responsible for racial segregation in housing. Free. 7-10 p.m. Tues., Oct. 24. Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum, 441 Freedom Parkway N.E. 404-865-7100. www.jimmycarterlibrary.gov.
NICK OFFERMAN: FULL BUSH Humorist, writer, "Parks and Recreation' star and woodworker Nick Offerman serves up wisdom on wilderness survival, enthusiasm, and more. $49.95-$60.70. 7:30 p.m. Sat., Oct. 19. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway. 770-916-2800. offermanwoodshop.com.
NICK CANNON PRESENTS: WILD 'N OUT LIVE Nick Cannon and comedians Rip Micheals, Emmanuel Hudson, Karlous Miller, Matt Rife, Hitman Holla and Conceited go head-to-head on stage. $34-$143. 8 p.m. Sat., Oct. 28. Infinite Energy Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. 770-813-7500. infiniteenergycenter.com.
4:GO WORLD PREMIERE PARTY A meet and greet complete with cocktails will precede the premiere of 4:GO, a film directed by Atlanta's own John Schneider, with an autograph signing to follow. $45. 7-10 p.m. Fri., Oct.13. Rialto Center for the Arts, 80 Forsyth St. N.W. 404-413-9849. www.johnschneiderstudios.com/4go.http://www.johnschneiderstudios.com/4go.
DOPEFLIX AND JAMMIES Dope Artistic Focus invites indie movie buffs to don '90s-inspired pajamas and rub shoulders with local filmmakers. There will be a screening of three independent films, including the 2005 thriller Stay, starring Ryan Gosling, Ewan McGregor and Janeane Garofalo. $17-$22. 7-10 p.m. Sat., Oct. 28. Gallery 992, 992 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd. S.W. 980-254-059. www.dopeflixandjammies.eventbrite.com.
SENSE AND SENSIBILITY A playful adaptation of the classic Jane Austen novel Sense and Sensibility. Follow Elinor and Marianne Dashwood as they find love in 18th century England. Adapted by Kate Hamill. $25-$30. Sept. 22-Oct. 15. Wed.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 5 p.m. Synchronicity Theatre, 1545 Peachtree St. N.E., Suite 102. 404-484-8636. www.synchrotheatre.com.
STEEL MAGNOLIAS The classic tale centers on the women at Truvy's beauty salon in Louisiana, including an eccentric millionaire, a social leader and the prettiest girl in town. $20-$25. Oct. 6-22. Times vary. Hapeville Performing Arts Center, 599 N. Central Ave. 404-474-8332. www.steelmaghape.brownpapertickets.com.
PROJECT DAWN Karen Hartman's Project Dawn explores the innovative court's mission to change the lives of women involved in sex trafficking. An all female cast portrays both survivors and court staff with a twist. The actresses switch roles throughout the show, emphasizing that any of them could have had either fate. $25-$45. Sept. 22-Oct. 29. Wed.-Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 3 and 8:30 p.m.; Sun., 5 p.m. Horizon Theatre, 1083 Austin Ave. N.E. 404-584-7450. www.horizontheatre.com.
CHARLOTTE'S WEB When young Wilbur leaves his first home and learns he's set to be butchered, Charlotte and her crew of animal friends hatch a plan to save his life. $19.50. Sept. 19-Oct. 22. Tues.-Fri., 10 and 11:30 a.m.; Sat.-Sun., 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. Center for Puppetry Arts, 1204 Spring St. N.W. www.puppet.org.
THE COLOR PURPLE Alice Walker's iconic novel comes to life through song in the national touring production of The Color Purple. Winner of the 2016 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival, The Color Purple reimagines Celie's life of hardship, heartache and triumph in the 1930s American South. $30-$135. Oct. 24-29. Tues.-Thurs., 7:30 p.m. Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 2 and 8 p.m.; Sun., 1 and 6:30 p.m. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. N.E. www.foxtheatre.org.
THE 3 LITTLE PIGS & MORE The Frog Prince and the Three Billy Goats Gruff journey from Germany and Scandinavia to join the Three Little Pigs on stage in this zany tale. $19.50. Oct. 24-Nov. 5. Tues.-Fri., 10 and 11:30 a.m.; Sat.-Sun., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.; Sun., 3 p.m. Center for Puppetry Arts, 1204 Spring St. N.W. www.puppet.org.
GOOD4GIRLS FITNESS DANCE RAVE This girl power-fueled fitness dance rave benefits Girls on the Run Atlanta. $18-$22. 8-11 p.m. Fri. Oct. 13. Tongue & Groove, 565 Main St. N.E. 404-261-2325. www.good4girls.com.
SWEATING FOR THE WEDDING 5K Support the Georgia Breast Cancer Coalition Funds and raise awareness of the daily social impact of Brides Against Breast Cancer. The post-race party will include a DJ, vendors, food and drinks. $33.50. 8 a.m.-noon. Sat., Oct. 14. Chastain Park, 140 W. Wieuca Road N.W. www.runsignup.com/Race/GA/Atlanta/tullelala.''
WINSHIP WIN THE FIGHT 5K This family-friendly event benefits cancer research and treatment at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University. With a goal of raising over a million dollars, participants are encouraged to raise a minimum of $250. Free-$40. 8:30-11 a.m. Sat., Oct. 14. Emory University Quadrangle, 1440 Clifton Road. 404-727-5711. winship5k.emory.edu.
OKTOBERFEST 5K Participants can expect beer, bratwurst, fun and of course the 5k run benefitting the German-American Cultural Foundation. $25-$55. 9 a.m.-noon. Sat., Oct. 14. Der Biergarten, 300 Marietta St. N.W. 404-521-2728. www.facebook.com/derbiergarten.''
OCTOBERQUEST ATLANTA For those needing more than a pumpkin spice latte to get their fall fix, Cotopaxi, founders of Questival, hosts a new, autumn-themed, 24-hour adventure race. $39. 5 p.m. Thurs.-Fri., Oct. 20-21. Grant Park, 552 Berne St. S.E. www.cotopaxi.com.
HIGH MUSEUM OF ART Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design. A myriad of prints, sculptures, furniture, fashion, film, photography, maps, digital comics and more present a 21st century view of African designers, thinkers and entrepreneurs. On view for the first time in the U.S. Through Jan. 7. Free-$14.50. Tues.-Thurs., Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fri., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m. 1280 Peachtree St. N.E. 404-733-4400. www.high.org.
ATLANTA CONTEMPORARY Venus. Unique, made-from-carpet works of Anna Betbeze. Through Dec. 17. The Green Dragon. An exhibition of Jason Benson's work. Through Oct. 22. Good Weather. An installation featuring work from Little Rock gallery, Good Weather. Through Oct. 29. Wasting Your Beautiful Mind: Coolidge Antiquitas. The work of Jamaica-born artist Yanique Norman. Dark Povera Part 1. African-inspired sculptures by Matthew Angelo Harrison. Through Dec. 17. The Leisure Time of a Firearm. A film by Agnieszka Polska exploring anxiety and excitement. Through Oct. 1. Free. Tues.-Wed. and Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thurs., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., noon-4 p.m. 535 Means St. N.W. 404-688-1970. www.atlantacontemporary.org.
FERNBANK MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY Fernbank Forest: Designed By Nature. Over the last two years, National Geographic photojournalist Peter Essick has continually photographed the old-growth Fernbank Forest. Through Nov. 12. Free w/ museum admission. Sun.-Mon., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Through Nov. 12. Fernbank Museum of Natural History, 767 Clifton Road N.E. 404-929-6300. www.fernbankmuseum.org
HIGH MUSEUM OF ART Technicolor. Features new and vibrant works by Spanish artist Jaime Hayon. Through Oct. 15. Universal and Sublime: The Vessels of Magdalene Odundo. An exhibition of Magdalene Odundo's work from the past 30 years. Through Oct. 15. Paul Graham: The Whiteness of the Whale. Featuring Paul Graham's most groundbreaking bodies of work made between 1998 and 2011. Through Oct. 22. Merry Go Zoo. An interactive installation by Spanish artist Jaime Hayon. Through Nov. 26. Painter and Poet: The Wonderful World of Ashley Bryan. A celebration of Ashley Bryan's career. Through Jan. 21. Amy Elkins: Black is the Day, Black is the Night. A photo exhibition exploring the lives of U.S. prison inmates in solitary confinement, on death row or serving life sentences. Through March 4. Free-$14.50. Tues.-Thurs., Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fri., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m. 1280 Peachtree St. N.E. 404-733-4400. www.high.org.
MARCIA WOOD GALLERY Wonder. In her paintings, Kim Anno imagines shifts in landscape as a result of climate change, evoking feelings of irony, beauty, empathy and loss. Free. Noon-5 p.m. Thurs.-Sat., Sept. 13-Oct. 21. Marcia Wood Gallery, 1037 Monroe Drive. 404-827-0030. www.marciawoodgallery.com.
MARGARET MITCHELL HOUSE The South in Color. In his first exhibition of color photography, folklorist and history professor William Ferris captures the everyday moments of Southern people, depicting the likes of prisoners, quilt makers and roadside vendors in the simple moments of their days. Through Nov. 26. Free-$13. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Sun., noon-5:30 p.m. Margaret Mitchell House, 979 Crescent Ave. N.E. www.atlantahistorycenter.com/mmh.
MICHAEL C. CARLOS MUSEUM Coiling Culture: Basketry Art of Native North America. Showcasing the art of basketry in the Americas. Through Feb. 18. Threads of Time: Tradition and Change in Indigenous American Textiles. Features a textile collection exploring indigenous American fiber arts. Through Dec. 17. 'And Something Magical Happened': Baseball Photographs by Walter Iooss. A small exhibition featuring photographs by Walter looss. Through Jan. 7. $6-$8. Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 571 South Kilgo Circle. 404-727-4282. www.carlos.emory.edu.
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART OF GEORGIA WAP: Paul Stephen Benjamin. An exhibition of Benjamin's work created as a recipient of The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia's Working Artist Project. Through Nov. 18. One Glass Eye. Feature the work of Chip Simone from the last 45 years. Through Nov. 18. Free-$8. Opening reception: Fri., Sept. 22, 6:30 p.m. Tues-Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 75 Bennett St. N.W. 404-367-8700. www.mocaga.org.
MUSEUM OF DESIGN ATLANTA TEXT ME: How We Live in Language. An exhibition curated by Debbie Millman exploring typography. Through Feb. 4. Free-$10. Tues.-Wed., Fri.-Sun., noon-6 p.m.; Thurs., noon-8 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 1315 Peachtree St. N.E. 404-979-6455. www.museumofdesign.org.
SANDLER HUDSON GALLERY Regrowth. Feature paintings by Sydney-based artist Amber Boardman. Through Oct. 14. Tues.-Fri., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., noon-5 p.m. 1000 Marietta St. N.W. 404-817-3300. www.sandlerhudson.com.
SCAD FASH GUO PEI: COUTURE BEYOND. Features the work of acclaimed fashion designer Guo Pei. Through March 4. Free-$10. Tues.-Wed., Fri.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thurs., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m. 1600 Peachtree St. N.W. 404-253-3132. www.scadfash.org.
SPELMAN COLLEGE MUSEUM OF FINE ART Beverly Buchanan: Ruins and Rituals. The most comprehensive exhibition of Buchanan's work to date. Through Dec. 2. Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat., noon- 4 p.m. 350 Spelman Lane. 404-270-5607. www.museum.spelman.edu.
SPRUILL GALLERY Follow Your Heart. Photographer and multimedia artist Andrew Lyman explores grapples with coming of age, struggles and triumphs with gender, sexuality and community. Through Oct. 28. Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Spruill Gallery, 4681 Ashford Dunwoody Road. 770-394-4019. www.spruillarts.org/gallery.