Arts Agenda: Nov. 2-Dec. 6

A roundup of upcoming theater, visual arts, comedy, film, and more events

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INGLORIOUS BURLESQUE: The Candybox Revue honors the films of Quentin Tarantino on Nov. 26.



PUP CULTURE FESTIVAL This canine carnival is dedicated to dogs and the humans who love them. The festival includes live music, food trucks, local art, pet adoption, and even local celebrities. Free. 11 a.m.-6p.m. Sat. Nov. 4. Grant Park, 840 Cherokee Ave. S.E. www.pupculturefest.com.

TATER TOT CRAWL Five Midtown bars are included in this crawl filled with drinks, football, and of course, tater tots. Crawlers will get to vote on their favorite tots at the end of the evening. $20-$25. Noon-6 p.m. Sat. Nov. 4. Publik Atlanta, 654 Peachtree St. N.E. 404-885-7505. www.atlantabarcrawls.com

ATLANTA INTERNATIONAL NIGHT MARKET In the tradition of the night markets of Europe and Asia, this expansive night market celebrates the diversity of Atlanta through performances, games, and lots of food. Free-$10. Fri.-Sat., Nov 3-4, 5 p.m.-midnight. Sun., Nov. 5, noon-9 p.m. Sun. Nov. 5. Northlake Mall, 4800 Briarcliff Road N.E. 706-372-5318. www.atlnightmarket.org.

HOLIDAY WORKSHOPPE This holiday market includes Pinterest-inspired craft workshops for DIY-hards. Instructors will be covering everything from cooking to personal styling and design. Free-$125. Fri.-Sun., Nov. 10-12. Cobb Galleria Centre, 2 Galleria Parkway S.E. 770-559-0293. www.shoppeartisan.com.

TEASE TUESDAY BURLESQUE: STRIPSGIVING Red Light Cafe and Syrens of the South present burlesque performers, singers, jugglers, and acrobats in this show designed to make a turkey blush. 18 and up recommended. No full nudity. $10-$20. 9-11 p.m. Tues. Nov. 14. Red Light Cafe, 553-1 Amsterdam Avenue Northeast. 404-874-7828. www.syrensofthesouth.

PLAID PALOOZA Park Pride wants Atlanta residents to show up in an outrageous amount of plaid to raise money for Atlanta parks. The day will be composed of fundraising competitions, park cleanup, games, a picnic, and more. Donations. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat. Nov. 4. Historic Fourth Ward Park, 679 North Ave. N.E. 404-546-6854. www.parkpride.org.

ICE ART AND CRAFT NIGHT ICE hopes participants will bring a craft project of their own to work on, along with supplies and even snacks. Free. 7-9p.m. Tues., Nov. 7. Indie Craft Experience, 1390 McLendon Ave. N.E. www.ice-atlanta.com.

MAYOR FOR A DAY AT OAKLAND CEMETERY This educational program focused on homeschoolers aged 8-14 allows for students to imagine they were mayor for a day. Students will learn about local government and visit the graves of several prominent Atlanta mayors. The event is part of Young Historians, a program that gives children and teens an opportunity to learn in Oakland Cemetery. Free-$8. 10 a.m. Fri., Nov. 3. Oakland Cemetery, 248 Oakland Ave. SE. 404-688-2107.

UNCORKED: ATLANTA WINE FESTIVAL City Winery Atlanta and Atlanta Sport and Social Club present an afternoon crafted especially for wine lovers. Unlimited wine and craft beer tastings, wine related activities, and a souvenir glass await. $35-$55. 12 p.m.-4 p.m. Sat. Nov. 4. City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave. N.E. 404-946-3791. www.citywinery.com.

ROCKY HORROR POTTER SHOW Markster Con, the Plaza Theatre, and Lips Down On Dixie Inc. are offering Potterheads a chance to keep the Potter Pub Crawl going. Rocky Horror Potter Show is what happens when Harry and Rocky join forces. $15-$45. 11:45 p.m.-2 a.m. Fri. Nov. 17. Plaza Theatre , 1049 Ponce De Leon Ave. 631-682-8456. www.MarksterCon.com.



WEEKEND YOGA WORKSHOP Ashtanga yoga instructor and life coach Kino MacGregor leads aspiring yogis of all experience levels on a journey to a state of deeper connection to the human spirit. Participants will receive a copy of her new book, The Yogi Program. $160. 6-8 p.m. Fri. Nov. 3; 9-11 a.m., 1-3 p.m. Sat. Nov. 4. 524 E. Paces Ferry Rd NE. 404-869-7575. www.balanceyogaatlanta.com.

ROMP & STOMP 5K This 11th annual race kicks off the Chomp & Stomp Chili and Bluegrass Festival in Cabbagetown. With a complimentary chili tasting and a long sleeve tee, walkers and racers alike are in for a treat. $20-$30. 7:45-10 a.m. Sat. Nov. 4. Milltown Tavern, 180 Carroll St. 404-827-0434. www.chompandstomp.com.

ATLANTA REINDEER ROMP Freebie sweatshirts, antlers, coffee, and hot chocolate will be available for all racers ready to romp at this sixth annual holiday 5K. $30. 8 a.m. noon. Sat., Dec. 2. Chastain Park, 110 W. Wieuca Road N.W. 678-372-5954. www.shemovesatl.com.

STARRY NIGHT 5K This starry night sheds light on the 13 children who are diagnosed with brain tumors each day. The fundraiser benefits the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation honoring children lost and still fighting with a night of food, entertainment, family fun and a lantern sendoff. Donations. 3-8:30 p.m. Sat. Nov. 4. Piedmont Park Promenade, 1342 Worchester Drive N.E. 404-252-4107. www.curethekids.org.

DOGFEST WALK N' ROLL Sponsored by Canine Companions for Independence this 5K seeks to prove that the best technology to transform the lives of those with disabilities is man's best friend. Donations. Noon-4 p.m. Sun. Nov. 5. Old Fourth Ward Park, 592 N. Angier Ave. N.E. www.support.cci.org.

NKF GOLF CLASSIC The National Kidney Foundation hosts this member-for-a-day experience in which guests receive the white glove treatment complete with valet parking, shoe shining, personal lockers and more. $125-$7,500. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun., Nov. 6. East Lake Golf Club, 2575 Alston Drive SE. 404-687-8955. www.nkfgolfclassic.com.

DOWNTOWN DAFFODIL DASH The inaugural 5K functions as part of the Downtown Daffodil Project, focused on the improvement and beautification of the city's urban-most areas. Each participant will be given a daffodil bulb after the race to be planted either in Woodruff Park or taken home. $25-$30. 7:30 a.m.-noon. Sat. Nov. 11. Woodruff Park, 91 Peachtree St. N.W. 404-658-5908. www.atlantadowntown.com.


WINE CHEESE & SPOKEN WORD: MORANI BONNER AND TONY HARRINGTON Nibble on cheese and relax with a refreshing glass of wine while Morani Bonner and Tony Harrington are featured. Two open mic sessions will be held between the sets offering local poets a chance to share their work under the limelight. Free. 7-9:30 p.m. Sat., Nov. 18. Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta, 1911 Cliff Valley Way N.E. 404-634-5134. www.uuca.org.

POETRY OPEN MIC NIGHT W/ MICHAEL BURKE Visitors are taken on an enchanting journey through spoken word. Free. 7-9 p.m. Fri., Nov. 10. Phoenix & Dragon Bookstore, 5531 Roswell Road N.E. 404-255-5207. www.phoenixanddragon.com.


T. M. BROWN: SANCTUARY Brown reads from and discusses his heartwarming Southern mystery novel, Sanctuary. Free. 1-3 p.m. Sat., Dec. 2. Posman Books Atlanta, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave. N.E. 470-355-9041. www.posmanbooks.com.

26TH EDITION OF THE BOOK FESTIVAL OF THE MJCCA For 25 years A Cappella Books has presented the community with a book-lover's paradise. Hear from several authors, celebrities, and influencers as they participate in meet-and-greets, a community read, panel discussions, and forums. Free-$125. Nov. 4. Sat., 8:15 p.m. Nov. 6 - Nov. 8. Tues.-Thurs., noon-7:30 p.m. Nov. 9. Thurs., 10 a.m.-730 p.m. Nov. 11. Sat., 8 p.m. Nov. 12. Sun., noon-7:30 p.m. Nov. 13. Mon., 10 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14. Tues., noon-7:30 p.m. Nov. 15 - Nov. 16. Wed-Thurs.,10 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18. Sat., 8 p.m. Nov. 19. Sun., noon-7:30 p.m. Nov. 20. Mon., 7:30 p.m. MJCCA, 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody. 678-812-4000. www.atlantajcc.org.



DEMETRI MARTIN: LET'S GET AWKWARD TOUR All ages are welcome to enjoy this comedy one-man show with author, screenwriter, artist, and comedian Demetri Martin. $38.50. 7:30 p.m. Fri., Nov. 3. Center Stage Theatre, 1374 W. Peachtree St NW. 404-885-1365. www.centerstage-atlanta.com.

THE SEARCH FOR THE SOUTH'S FUNNIEST ACCOUNTANT It's time for the accountants to take the stage and prove that they are more than just brains. $30. Thurs., Nov. 9. 6:30 p.m. Center Stage Theater, 1374 W. Peachtree St. N.E. 404-885-1365. www.centerstage-atlanta.com.

ATL COMEDY JAM Sheryl Underwood, comedian and co-host of ???The Talk?۝ presents a night of laughter with Corey Holcomb, Michael Blackson, Lavell Crawford, JB Smoove, D.C. Young Fly, and Just Nesh.$53.20-$148.95. 7 p.m. Sat., Nov. 18. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. N.E. 404-881-2100. www.foxtheatre.org.

NO LAUGHING MATTER The Southern Center for Human Rights, an organization that works toward equality, justice and dignity in the criminal justice system, presents an evening filled with laughter in the name of social justice. Local comic David Perdue and improv troupe the Buskers will perform. $35. 6-9 p.m. Wed., Nov. 15. Monday Night Garage, 933 Lee St. S.W. 404-352-7703. www.mondaynightbrewing.com

JEN KIRKMAN The comedian, actress, and writer brings her latest stand-up comedy act, The "All New Material, Girl" to Atlanta. $20. 8 p.m.-midnight. Fri., Nov. 3. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. N.E. 404-524-7354. www.variety-playhouse.com.

BRAD WILLIAMS Brad Williams has audiences rolling with his observational humor circling disability, relationships, sex, race, and more. $30. 7-10 p.m. Sun., Nov. 19. The EARL, 488 Flat Shoals Ave. S.E. 404-522-3950. www.badearl.com.

BENJI BROWN Kick back and relax with Benji Brown's original style of comic relief, and perhaps a special appearance from his character, Kiki. $44-$261. 8-11 p.m. Fri., Nov. 17. Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road N.W. 404-843-2825. www.thebuckheadtheatreatl.com.

INVASION: CHRISTMAS CAROL 2017 The award-winning Dad's Garage ensemble turns holiday tradition on its head with this skewered rendition of A Christmas Carol peppered with special guests, such as Mrs. Claus, Colonel Sanders and more. $14.50-$32.50. 8 p.m. Thurs.-Sat., Dec. 1-30. Dad's Garage, 569 Ezzard St. 404-523-3141. www.dadsgarage.com.


FIVE/FIFTHS OF THE KARATE KID The Atlanta Fringe Festival has dissected the classic 80s film into five parts and given each to local artists to transform with puppets, comedy, theatre, dance, circus and more. The entire film will be presented live at this unique event. $25-$100. 7 p.m. Sat., Nov. 11. Blue Mark Studios, 892 Jefferson St. N.W. 404-310-1269. www.atlantafringe.org.

CLASSICS SERIES: KILL BILL VOL. 1 AND 2 Landmark's Midtown Art Cinema presents a Kill Bill double-header to kick off its latest Classics Series. $16. 7 p.m. Tues., Nov. 21. Landmark Midtown Art Cinema, 931 Monroe Drive N.E. 404-879-0160. www.landmarktheatres.com.


INGLORIOUS BURLESQUE: A BURLESQUE TRIBUTE TO QUENTIN TARANTINO The Candybox Revue puts on a tribute show that honors the provocative, violent, fast-paced movies that Tarantino has built his career on. $37.92-$264.74. 7-11 p.m. Sun., Nov. 26. Smith's Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. N.E. 404-875-1522. www.smithsoldebar.com

LOVE NEVER DIES The sequel to Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom of the Opera follows a story of boundless love, passion, and drama . Through Dec. 3. $40-$140. Tues-Thus., Nov. 28-30. 7:30 p.m. Fri., Dec. 1. 8 p.m. Sat., Dec. 2. 2 and 8 p.m. Sun., Dec. 3. 1 and 6 p.m. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. N.E. 404-881-2100. www.foxtheatre.org.

DISNEY'S BROADWAY HITS W/ ASO In celebration of Disney on Broadway's 20th anniversary, and in collaboration with Columbia Artists Management, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra performs winning scores by composers such as Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin) and Phil Collins (Tarzan). $20-$89. Sat., Nov. 25, 8 p.m.; Sun., Nov. 26, 3 p.m. Atlanta Symphony Hall, 1280 Peachtree St. 404-733-5000. www.atlantasymphony.org.

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PARLOR In Search of Lost TimeInspired by her grandmother's server dementia, Vivian Liddell unveils a solo exhibition inspired by her grandmother's severe dementia. The exhibit consists of several works of art created from brightly colored yarn that her grandmother enjoys handling. Opens Sat., Nov. 4. Free. 7-10 p.m. Parlor. 862 Vedado Way. www.vivianliddell.com.

HIGH MUSEUM OF ART A Fire That No Water Could Put Out: Civil Rights Photography. More than 40 photographs examine the happenings, history, and legacy of the Civil Rights movement and the fight for human rights. Opens Nov. 4. Through May 27. Al Taylor: What Are You Looking At?. The High present the first in-depth look at the artist's exploration of nature, humor, visual language, and reciprocity through drawings, sculptures, and printmaking. Opens Nov. 17. Through March 18. 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. Featuring the 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 Features the work of Jamaica-born artist Yanique Norman. Dark Povera Part 1. Features 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.

CALLANWOLDE FINE ARTS CENTER Ragged Glory | Art Americana.Bernie Taupin, best known for being Elton John's writing partner for half a century, presents a rare look at his art. The collection is an homage to veterans and the U.S. flag. Through Dec. 12. Mon.-Thurs., 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri., 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-noon; Sun., 9 a.m.-noon. 980 Briarcliff Road N.E.

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. These photos will be on display along the entry level of the museum. 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 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. 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.

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. 979 Crescent Ave. N.E.

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.


SCAD FASH GUO PEI. 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.

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