Don’t Miss List: Our top 5 Atlanta event picks for February

The Hawks take on the Cavs and a DJ’s live-action adaptation of a graphic novel comes to Georgia Tech
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DJ Kid Koala

Illustration by Israel G. Vargas

Kid Koala at Georgia Tech
February 12–13
A nearly obsolete robot falls in love with a woman. What could go wrong? Scratch DJ Kid Koala visits Georgia Tech’s Ferst Center for the Arts for Nufonia Must Fall, a live-action adaptation—with puppets and a live score—of the artist’s graphic novel. Dubbed “modern primitive multimedia” by the New York Times’s Jon Pareles, the performance is directed by K.K. Barrett, an Oscar-nominated production designer and frequent collaborator with filmmaker Spike Jonze. arts.gatech.edu

Atlanta Hawks

Photograph by Greg Miller/Courtesy Atlanta Hawks

Hawks vs. Cavs
February 9
The Atlanta Hawks and point guard Dennis Schröder face off against the Cleveland Cavaliers and the indomitable LeBron James at Philips Arena. Just saying: The Hawks did break an eight-game losing streak against the Cavs in November. philipsarena.com

Al Taylor
Al Taylor (American, 1948–1999), “G.” from the portfolio All Thumbs, 1997, photogravure printed in black ink on Somerset Satin paper.

The Estate of Al Taylor, Courtesy David Zwirner, New York/London

Al Taylor at the High
Through March 18
The High Museum of Art presents the first survey of U.S. artist Al Taylor’s work—including sculptures made of coffee cans, broom handles, and hula hoops. high.org

Flower Show
Atlanta Botanical Garden’s inaugural flower show

Photograph courtesy of iStock

Atlanta Botanical Garden Flower Show
February 23-25
The Atlanta Botanical Garden’s inaugural flower show, Ingénue, kicks off with workshops, competitions, and talks by designer Bruno Duarte and author James Farmer—plus a tribute to Southeastern Flower Show founder Pat Hartrampf. atlantabg.com

Native Guard
February 21
The Atlanta History Center presents the stage adaptation of Natasha Tretheway’s Pulitzer Prize-winning poetry juxtaposing her childhood as a young biracial girl in the segregated South and a black Union soldier guarding Confederate prisoners of war. atlantahistorycenter.com

This article originally appeared in our February 2018 issue.

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