Jennifer Schwartz Gallery hosts photographer Michael Schmelling for one night only. Plus, Culture Shock at the High, a final showing of MINT Gallery's Leap Year artists, a Star Wars vs. Star Trek showdown off Memorial Drive and we let our event recommendations trickle out into next week, because it's OK to have fun on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, too.
In Nov. 2010, photographer Michael Schmelling released Atlanta: Hip-Hop and the South, a book of images capturing the young Atlantans behind the city's rap scene with essays by the New Yorker's Kelefa Sanneh. Tonight from 7-10 p.m., Jennifer Schwartz Gallery holds a one-night-only pop-up exhibit in SoundTable's neighboring Space2 at 438 Edgewood Avenue.
The inaugural recipients of MINT Gallery's Leap Year program, John Paul Floyd, Jane Garver, and Chelsea Raflo, present their final exhibit at the Department Store (467 Edgewood Avenue), from 8-11 p.m.
The Cube Gallery (662 Memorial Drive) hosts Star Wars vs. Star Trek, an open-call group art show and costume contest featuring works based on the sci-fi favorites at 7 p.m.
For her 2011 series 365 Days: A Catalogue of Tears, Laurel Nakadate photographed herself crying everyday for a year. Images from this series and more in the new show Laurel Nakadate: Photographs, Videos & Performances opening at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center from 7-10 p.m.
Gyun Hur celebrates her Beltline installation with Pizza + Bubbles + Spiritus Lenis on the Beltline from 5-8 p.m. The project is located along the Eastside Trail where Angier Springs deadends into the corridor.
The High Museum of Art opens it's next blockbuster exhibit Fast Forward, a collection of works from the last century loaned by New York's MoMA, Saturday with a Culture Shock event featuring the Atlanta Opera, the Alliance Theatre, Bent Frequency, Forward Fashion Show — featuring local designers, Wabi Sabi, interactive camera obscura puppet show Obscura II, and a screening of Warhol's Kitchen.
Film Love screens two films by Robert Drew at the Plaza Theatre: Primary (1960) and The Children Were Watching (1961). Screening starts at 7:30 and costs $6.
The World Wide Art Federation gets political for its latest art battle, "The Election of the First President," at the Goat Farm, 8 p.m.
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