5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: January 9-14

January is the month for theater adaptations of literary bestsellers

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Masud Olufani Whip
Whip, Masud Olufani, 2019

Photograph courtesy of the Hammonds House Museum

Translocation & Transfiguration
When: January 10 through March 22
Where: Hammonds House Museum
Cost: $7 adults; $5 students and seniors
Details: The new exhibition from Atlanta artist Masud Olufani is part of the Hammonds House Museum‘s yearlong focus on the concept of “Blackness.” The mixed-media artwork “looks at the objectification, marginalization and commodification of the black body, and how the sustained multigenerational trauma visited upon it necessitated a set of subversive practices and responses to ensure survival,” according to a press release.

Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time opens at Aurora Theatre this weekend.

Photograph courtesy of Aurora Theatre

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
When: January 9 through February 9
Where: Aurora Theatre
Cost: $24-$55
Details: Lawrenceville’s Aurora Theatre stages this Tony-award winning adaptation of Mark Haddon’s bestselling novel about an autistic teenager who tries to solve the murder of his neighbor’s dog, uncovering secrets about his own family in the process.

Fun Home
When: January 11 through February 16
Where: Actor’s Express
Cost: $20-$45
Details: Another bestselling book-turned-Tony-winning play, Actor’s Express brings to life writer Alison Bechdel’s graphic novel memoir about growing up in rural Pennsylvania and her complicated relationship with her late father. This weekend’s shows are sold out, so book tickets early for the rest of the show’s run.

Eventide Brewing’s 6th Anniversary Party
When: January 11, 12 p.m.
Where: Eventide Brewing
Cost: Free general admission, VIP tickets are $55
Details: Eventide is celebrating its 6th year in business with a family-friendly afternoon of games, music, and Tex’s Tacos. After 6 p.m., they’ll switch to an 21+ party with a DJ, pizza, and beer floats. Upgrade to the VIP ticket for an all-you-can-drink wristband and a bomber of their anniversary ale.

Motion City Soundtrack
When: January 14, 8 p.m.
Where: Buckhead Theatre
Cost: $32+
Details: For all you millennials who are nostalgic for the Warped Tour-era emo rock of the mid-2000s, don’t miss the reunion tour from this pop-punk group, best known for 2005’s Commit This to Memory, when it stops by Buckhead Theatre.

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