Prince of Broadway
Two immigrants, one from Ghana and one who is Armenian-Lebanese, struggle to keep their personal lives intact as they make ends meet by selling illegal goods in New York’s fashion district.
11:40 a.m., 12:20 p.m., 1 p.m.
Princess and the Frog
Sneak preview of Disney’s fairy tale about a young girl named Princess Tiana who lives in New Orleans’ French Quarter during the Jazz Age.
Medicine for Melancholy
Jo’ and Micah, two African-American twentysomethings wake up in bed together, realize neither knows the other’s name and later discover a connection unlike any other. A panel discussion to follow includes filmmaker Barry Jenkins and former NPR host Farai Chideya.
Icons Among Us
Rare archival stills, interviews with 75 jazz artists and live recordings culled from 25 hours of concerts. A conversation with director Michael Rivoira, jazz trumpeter Russell Gunn and Emory University music professor, Dwight Andrews to follow.
Sing the Truth – A Tribute to Nina Simone
Dianne Reeves, Lizz Wright, Lisa Simone Kelly and Joi share the stage with the original Nina Simone Band, led by Nina’s music director Al Shackman.
8 p.m. July 31, $55- $20; Atlanta Symphony Hall, 1280 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. 404-733-5000, www.atlantasymphony.org.
Lush Life: The Music of Billy Strayhorn
The Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus and Jazz Orchestra Atlanta will honor the work of Billy Strayhorn, the openly gay composer of such classics as Take the A-Train, Satin Doll, Lush Life and many other tunes made famous by Duke Ellington. 8 p.m. Aug. 1, Atlanta Symphony Hall
In Retrospect: Robert Townsend & Creatively Speaking
Actor, director and producer Robert Townsend is honored for his influential black films.
8 p.m., July 30, reception, 7 p.m., Woodruff Arts Center Rich Auditorium, $22.50, (Film follows the conversation), www.nbaf.org
Les Brown: The Art of Inspiration
The motivational speaker and best-selling author helps participants live their dreams.
4:15 p.m., Sat., $22.50; Woodruff Arts Center Rich Auditorium
A Cool Drink of Water
Contemporary, comedic twist on A Raisin in the Sun.
Through Aug. 30. Wed. - Fri., 8 p.m., Sat. 8:30 p.m., Sun. 5 p.m. $20-$25. Horizon Theatre Company, 1083 Austin Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 404-584-7450, www.horizontheatre.com.
The Night Writers
Set in the late ’60s, friends discover an abandoned printing press and its underground newspaper. They reconnect with voices from the past and write their own futures.
July 29 - Aug. 2, Tues. 3 p.m., Wed.-Sat. 7:30 p.m., Fri. – Sun. matinee, 2:30 p.m.; $15 adults. $8, students, seniors; Hertz Stage at the Woodruff Arts Center.
Mercy, Patience & Destiny: The Women of Whitfield Lovell’s Tableaux
Artist Whitfield Lovell and photographer Carrie Mae Weems discuss their exhibit curated by the Savannah College of Art and Design. Thurs. 5 p.m., Rich Theater, Woodruff Arts Center.
Documents: City Life
Exhibition of photographers Dawoud Bey, Paul D’Amato, Wayne Miller, Malick Sidibe. Opening reception, 5:30-9 p.m. Fri. Exhibit through Sept. 4. Mon. - Fri. 10 a.m.-
5 p.m.; Sat. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Hagedorn Gallery, 425 Peachtree Hills Ave.
No. 25, Atlanta, 404.467.1991, www.hagedornfoundationgallery.org
NBAF Gala Brazilian Cool
The NBAF Gala fund-raiser of the year includes Afro-Brazilian performers. Aug. 1, 7 p.m., America's Mart, Building 2 160 Spring Street N.W., Atlanta, www.nbaf.org.