MLK tribute canceled
Beginning Tuesday [1/18], refunds will be available at the Woodruff Arts Center Box Office, 15th and Peachtree streets, or by calling 404-733-5000. HOWARD POUSNER
Bill Oberst Jr. brings his one-man show “Lewis Grizzard: In His Own Words” to Stone Mountain’s ART Station for performances Wednesday through Sunday,[1/12-16] plus a lunchtime show (complete with boxed lunch) at noon Monday.[1/10] It’s the ninth consecutive year that the actor has visited with different shows combining the late Atlanta Journal-Constitution columnist’s writings and stand-up comedy. Shows are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. 770-469-1105, www.artstation.org. HOWARD POUSNER
Kennesaw State University is amid a $3 million campaign to expand its museum, and an exhibit opening Monday[1/10] in the Bailey Performance Center’s Clayton Gallery should suggest the depth of the school’s deep art holdings. The 35 works in “Modern and Contemporary Art from the Permanent Collection” include paintings, sculpture and works on paper by Thomas Hart Benton, Viola Frey, N.C. Wyeth and others.
By Howard Pousner
The curators may appear to be competing against each other at the High Museum of Art’s second annual Collectors’ Evening on Jan. 28, but it’s the museum that stands to come out the winner.
The dinner benefit at the Twelve Hotel is aimed at building the Midtown museum’s permanent collection. Curators from six High departments will try to “sell” the audience while presenting pieces as potential acquisitions. Guests will then cast their votes, and the High will buy the work — or works — with the most support.
There were enough donations at In last year’s the inaugural Collectors’s Evening to buy four of the pieces presented, including a collection of 20 photographs from Paul Fusco’s “Robert F. Kennedy Funeral Train Rediscovered” portfolio.
The works pitched for acquisition this year include:
Holocaust talk, film
The Breman Jewish Heritage and Holocaust Museum continues its Bearing Witness program of talks by Holocaust survivors at 2 p.m. Sunday, with a special addition. Atlanta filmmaker Simeon Smith’s “Unconquered,” a film about featured speaker and Auschwitz survivor Murray Lynn, will be premiered. Free with museum admission: $12, $8 seniors, $6 students/educators. Recommended for 5th graders and above. 1440 Spring St. N.W. 678-222-3700, wwwthebreman.org. HOWARD POUSNER
Similar to exhibit spaces from the Westside to Roswell, three intown galleries plan to coordinate their exhibit openings to maximize synergy and build the feeling of a special event. Calling their gallery crawl Ponce Crush (for their locations near Ponce de Leon Avenue), Young Blood, Beep Beep and Kibbee galleries will launch shows Saturday night. All three exhibits will focus on animal themes. More information: http://poncecrush.wordpress.com.
Monster Jam on move
To avoid a head-on collision caused by the Atlanta Falcons’ monster season, the Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam is having to reschedule its Jan. 15 Georgia Dome date to make way for a Falcons’ playoff game. The Monster Jam is switching to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 12 at the Dome. Tickets and seats will be honored for the new date, but ticket-holders also have the option to exchange for the 2012 Monster Jam or the Monster Energy AMA Supercross on Feb. 26. Deadline for exchanges or refund: Feb. 11. www.gadome.com. HOWARD POUSNER
Callaway free visits
If your disposable income was promptly disposed of during the holidays, here’s welcome news: Callaway Gardens, the 13,000-acre preserve/resort in Pine Mountain, is offering free admission through Feb. 28. The offer includes visits to the Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center, the John A. Sibley Horticultural Center as well as miles of hiking and biking trails. Grounds are open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.