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What to see, do and listen to: “Sq. Blues,” John Hiatt, Excessive exhibit and extra


John Mabey’s A Sophisticated Hope, winner of the 2022 Important Theatre Playwriting Award, receives a full manufacturing beginning Friday at West Finish Performing Arts Middle. Developed in Atlanta by Theatrical Outfit and Working Title Playwrights and being introduced as a part of the 2022 Important Theatre Play Fest, it’s described by the playwright as “a play about hope, shining a light-weight on the darkest corners of grief.” Mabey started writing the script within the week after his father’s demise. “The construction of A Sophisticated Hope is designed to reflect the often-disjointed expertise of grief over time, with moments of laughter, fury, and all the pieces in-between,” he says. “And though every of the characters are linked by a standard loss, this story explores their advanced paths again to one another and themselves.” Preview efficiency tonight at 8 p.m. By August 28; taking part in in repertory with Daniel Carter Brown’s The Outrage Machine.


Sq. Blues, Horizon Theatre’s world premiere manufacturing of Shay Youngblood’s script about three generations of southern Black activists in summer season 1992, zeroes in on generational variations in response to racial inequity. ArtsATL critic Jim Farmer says there’s a lot to advocate the present, together with topical materials, fascinating characters, sturdy performances (particularly by Olivia Dawson as household matriarch and café proprietor Odessa Blue and Jay Jones as her son, Sq.), and stage design (by Isabel and Moriah Curley-Clay, with Robbie Hayes dealing with shifting wall projections). Finally, although, the play leaves you wanting extra, Farmer writes: “This works higher in particular person moments than it does as a cohesive complete.” By August 21.


RoleCall Theater, performing in an intimate black-box area at Ponce Metropolis Market, has a small however energetic solid of seven appearing up in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Evening’s Dreampromising “romance, magic, and plenty of laughs.” You already know that Puck goes to, nicely, Puck issues up for the 4 younger lovers as, in the meantime, a group of six Athenian craftsmen try and rehearse their play for the Duke of Athens’ wedding ceremony. Nonetheless, the enjoyment of A Midsummer Evening’s Dream, like love itself, endures. By August 20.


Famend singer/songwriter John Hiatt involves Atlanta for reveals Wednesday and Thursday, August 10 and 11, at Metropolis Vineyard, with slide guitar maestro Sonny Landreth taking part in in his band. Hiatt’s landmark album, Carry The Household, was launched in 1987 and his songs have been recorded by Bob Dylan, Emmylou Harris, B.B. King and Willie Nelson. His track “Have A Little Religion In Me” alone has been lined by Delbert McClinton, Joe Cocker, Jewel and Mandy Moore.

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Singer/songwriter Tyler Lyle was born in Carrollton, the son of a distinguished native musician, and is now based mostly in Atlanta. Except for his solo profession as a people and nation artist, Lyle can be a part of the synth-pop duo The Midnight, which has launched 4 albums. Lyle’s profession acquired a jump-start when he joined John Mayer, Clay Prepare dinner and Jennifer Nettles as a winner of the Open Mic Shootout at Eddie’s Attic in 2010. Lyle will return to Eddie’s Attic for a present on Wednesday at 9 p.m. forward of his upcoming album The Transcendentalists. Tickets are $15.


A brand new exhibit, Extension of Self: what it means to be human in a digital world, opens Monday at Georgia Tech’s Worth Filbert Library Gallery. Six artists have been working with Georgia Tech researchers to carry to life the intersection of artwork, science, know-how and accessibility: Chanell Angeli, Eve Brown, Emma Chammah, Ashutosh Dhekne, Bojana Ginn and Noura Howell. Free. Weekdays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. by October 14. 704 Cherry Road NW.


A scene from Oliver Jeffers’ celebrated kids’s ebook, “The Unimaginable Guide Consuming Boy,” the place the books determine to battle again. (Photograph by Greg Mooney)

There’s nonetheless time to see the Excessive Museum of Artwork retrospective exhibit Oliver Jeffers: 15 Years of Picturing Books earlier than it closes on Sunday. This enjoyable summer season exhibit showcases practically 100 of Jeffers’ artworks, a few of them by no means earlier than seen. The artist/writer’s wildly fashionable kids’s books, amongst them The Day the Crayons Stop, have offered greater than 14 million copies worldwide and have gained a slew of awards. Right here in Atlanta, the Alliance Theatre acquired into the act with its summer season manufacturing The Unimaginable Guide Consuming Boy, based mostly on the Jeffers’ ebook of the identical title. It performs by August 14.


Atlanta artist Sandy Teepen’s solo present on the Southeast Fiber Arts Alliance opens on Saturday. Teepen is understood for her one-of-a-kind cloth collages which have been showcased in exhibitions throughout the nation. “I like order and dysfunction, design and cultural references,” she says of her work. Sandy Teepen: Quilted Collages options 20 vibrant quilted artworks and runs by August 31. Opening reception Saturday, 5-7:30 p.m.


Writer Liselle Sambury will focus on her newest novel, Blood Like Destiny, with J Elle Wednesday at 6 p.m. in a digital dialog hosted by Courageous + Type Bookshop in partnership with Charis Books & Extra. The novel is the sequel to Blood Like Magic, which obtained a starred evaluation in Kirkus Critiques. Tickets are $19.99 and registration is required.



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