“Tile.” A lock of hair, a photograph or a line of verse — these are a few things that can send our minds looping into the past to draw memories into the present. In collaboration with poet Nicholas Goodly, Nathan Griswold of Fly on a Wall explores aspects of memory — how we edit and distill memories over time, and how present circumstances can alter how and what we remember. In a starkly lit black box theater, Ptar’s electronic soundscape engulfs the senses as performers seemingly move through windows on their former and future selves. Nov. 4-6, The Windmill Arts Center, 2823 Church St., East Point. flyonawall.buzz.
“Free Bird Being.” Choreographer Lauri Stallings and her performance platform Glo have an uncanny ability to vivify environments and intensify human encounters within those spaces. Presented outdoors at Serenbe, this new live art work takes cues from Pearl Cleage’s poetry while exploring themes of growth — both “immeasurable and elemental,” Stallings says. Inside a billowy tent-like structure, with audience members seated on all sides, a group of women spanning three generations will use the body to stir up movement, memory and possibility as they deepen relationships with each other and the audience. Nov. 5, Serenbe, 9055 Selborne Lane, Chattahoochee Hills. gloatl.org.