The Atlanta History Center exhibition “Barbecue Nation” explores the appeal of barbecue through American history and artifacts, including this 1940s photograph of a tobacco warehouse opening in Florida. CONTRIBUTED BY ATLANTA HISTORY CENTER
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Things to do in and around Atlanta Feb. 5-9

FAIRS, FESTIVALS, ETC.

“Barbecue Nation.” Through June 16. $9-$21.50. Atlanta History Center, 130 W. Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta. 404-814-4000, atlantahistorycenter.com.

“Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner.” Part of the Strand Movie Series. 8 p.m. Feb. 8. $8-$9. Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre, 117 N. Park Square, Marietta. www.earlsmithstrand.org.

Tim Rogan and Sierra Boggess star as Prince Henry and Danielle de Barbarac in “Ever After” at the Alliance Theatre. CONTRIBUTED BY GREG MOONEY
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PERFORMING ARTS

“A Doll’s House, Part 2.” In the 1879 Henrik Ibsen classic, Nora Helmer leaves her husband and family. Fifteen years later, she returns in this 2017 Broadway hit that explores what happened after that groundbreaking moment. A co-production with Actor’s Express. Through Feb. 10. $20-$55. Aurora Theatre, 128 E. Pike St., Lawrenceville. 678-226-6222, auroratheatre.com.

“Ever After.” The musical based on the hit film, which was inspired by the tale of Cinderella, opens the Alliance Theatre’s newly renovated Coca-Cola Stage. Through Feb. 17. $25-$80. Woodruff Arts Center, Memorial Arts Building, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 404-733-5000, alliancetheatre.org.

“Paul Bunyan and the Tall Tale Medicine Show.” Through March 10. $19.50. Center for Puppetry Arts, 1404 Spring St. NW, Atlanta. puppet.org.

“The Last Night of Ballyhoo.” Alfred Uhry’s character study of intra-ethnic bias and identity was commissioned for the 1996 Summer Olympics. Through Feb. 17. $15-$33. Stage Door Players at North DeKalb Cultural Arts Center, 5339 Chamblee-Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody. 770-396-1726, stagedoorplayers.net.

“K2.” Two climbers stranded near the top of the world’s second-highest mountain. Through Feb. 9. $15-$25. Catalyst Arts Atlanta at the Bakery, 825 Warner St. SW, Atlanta. catalystartsatl.com

“An Octoroon.” The antebellum South collides with 21st-century cultural politics in this subversive take on a 19th-century melodrama. Through Feb. 24. $20-$40. Actor’s Express, 887 W. Marietta St., Atlanta. 404-607-7469, actors-express.com.

Catellier Dance Projects. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1-2. $12-$15. Dance Studio, Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, 1700 N. Decatur Road. 404-727-5050, arts.emory.edu.

“Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds.” Musical written by the late reggae legend’s eldest daughter, Cedella Marley. Recommended for ages three and up. Feb. 1-24. $16-$31. Synchronicity Theatre at One Peachtree Pointe, 1545 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 404-484-8636, synchrotheatre.com.

Mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton grew up outside of Rome, Ga. She says her rise as an opera singer was accompanied by some big changes in her life. She’s starring in the latest Atlanta Opera production, “Dead Man Walking.” CONTRIBUTED BY FAY FOX
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“Romeo and Juliet.” Feb. 1-24. $15-$42. Atlanta Shakespeare Company at Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse, 499 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 404-874-5299, shakespearetavern.com.

Atlanta Opera: “Dead Man Walking.” Feb. 2-10. $38-$134. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. www.cobbenergycentre.com.

“Waitress.” Feb. 5-10. $31-$126. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St., Atlanta. 404-881-2100, foxtheatre.org.

“Porcelain.” Out Front Theatre Company presents the Southeastern premiere of a play that looks into the life of John, a 19-year-old gay Chinese-British man in London. Feb. 7-23. $15-$25. 999 Brady Ave. NW, Atlanta. outfronttheatre.com

MUSIC

Rachael Yamagata. 8 p.m. Feb. 5. $25-$35. City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta. 404-946-3791, citywinery.com/atlanta.

Devotchka. 8 pm. Feb. 5. $26-$61. Terminal West, 887 W. Marietta St. NW, Atlanta. 404-876-5566, terminalwestatl.com.

Soulfly. 6 p.m. Feb. 6. $20. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive S.W., Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

Daley and JMSN. 8:30 p.m. Feb. 6. $23-$39. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta. www.variety-playhouse.com.

Toubab Krewe. 9 p.m. Feb. 6. $15-$18. Aisle 5, 1123 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta. aisle5atl.com.

Coin. 8 p.m. Feb. 6. $23.50-$27.50. Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta. www.thebuckheadtheatreatl.com.

Shamora. 8 p.m. Feb. 6. $20-$25. City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta. 404-946-3791, citywinery.com/atlanta.

The Cadillac Three. 8 p.m. Feb. 7. $20-$25. Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta. www.thebuckheadtheatreatl.com.

Joe Jackson. 8 p.m. Feb. 7. $45-$65. Center Stage, 1374 W. Peachtree St., Atlanta. www.centerstage-atlanta.com.

Wade Brown. 8 p.m. Feb. 7. $16-$24. City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta. 404-946-3791, citywinery.com/atlanta.

Caleb Caudle. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7. $10-$15. Eddie’s Attic, 515-B N. McDonough St., Decatur. 1-877-987-6487, eddiesattic.com.

Fred Eaglesmith. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7. $25. Eddie Owen Presents at the Red Clay Music Foundry, 3116 Main St., Duluth. 404-478-2749, eddieowenpresents.com.

Matthew Dear. 9 p.m. Feb. 7. $16-$18. Terminal West, 887 W. Marietta St. NW, Atlanta. 404-876-5566, terminalwestatl.com.

Iliza Shlesinger. 7 p.m. Feb. 7. $37.50. Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St. NW, Atlanta. www.tabernacleatl.com.

Liquid Stranger. p.m. Feb. 7. $26-$31. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta. www.variety-playhouse.com.

Yonder Mountain String Band. 8:30 p.m. Feb. 8. $29.50-$34.50. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta. www.variety-playhouse.com.

Rebirth Brass Band, New Orleans Suspects will perform at ACL Live.

Rebirth Brass Band. 9 p.m. Feb. 8. $26-$29. Terminal West, 887 W. Marietta St. NW, Atlanta. 404-876-5566, terminalwestatl.com.

John McCutcheon. 7 p.m. Feb. 8. $25-$30. Eddie’s Attic, 515-B N. McDonough St., Decatur. 1-877-987-6487, eddiesattic.com.

David Bromberg Quintet. 8 p.m. Feb. 8. $30-$40. City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta. 404-946-3791, citywinery.com/atlanta.

Bert Kreischer. 8 an 10 p.m. Feb. 9. $37.50. Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St. NW, Atlanta. www.tabernacleatl.com.

City Winery Cabaret. 8 p.m. Feb. 9. $20-$25. City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta. 404-946-3791, citywinery.com/atlanta.

G. Love & Special Sauce. 8:30 p.m. Feb. 9. $25-$100. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta. www.variety-playhouse.com.

Justin Nozuka. 7 p.m. Feb. 9. $20. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive S.W., Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

“The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away” is the first “Infinity Mirrors” room that visitors encounter when entering the exhibit “Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors” at the High Museum. The exhibition presents several of these rooms as well as sculptures, paintings, works on paper, film excerpts, archival ephemera, and additional large-scale installations that span from the early 1950s to the present day. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM
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VISUAL ARTS

Rocio Rodriguez: “Thirty Years on Paper.” Opening reception 6:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 8. Through April 6. $5-$8. Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, 75 Bennett St., Atlanta. mocaga.org.

Fahamu Pecou: “Do or Die: Affect, Ritual, Resistance.” Through April 28. $6-$8. Michael C. Carlos Museum, 571 S. Kilgo Circle NE, Atlanta. carlos.emory.edu.

“Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors.” Through Feb. 17. $29, $5 for children 5 and younger. $175 VIP includes catalogue and evening access with smaller crowds. Approximately 100 tickets will be released on a first-come, first-served basis (two per person) on-site each day beginning one hour before the museum opens. High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 404-733-4444, www.high.org.

“Christopher Anderson: Approximate Joy” and “Mona Kuhn: She Disappeared Into Complete Silence.” Through April 6. Jackson Fine Art, 3115 E. Shadowlawn Ave. NE, Atlanta. jacksonfineart.com

“Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: World of Myth and Magic.” Explore how Jim Henson, Brian Froud, Frank Oz and others created “The Dark Crystal’s” mythical world of Thra. Museum admission is $12.50, but it’s free with a ticket to the Center’s Family Series shows. Center for Puppetry Arts, 1404 Spring St. NW, Atlanta. www.puppet.org.

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