What to see, do and hear: Johnny Mercer, “Little Women,” geometric shapes, more

THEATER

Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel Little women will appear on the stage as a musical for its final weekend at Act3 Playhouse. Thisproductionfeatures Lyrics by Mindy Dickstein, book by Allan Knee and music by Jason Howland. Debuting with Act3 for the first time are Kayla Perry, Lizzy Stone, Katie Jennison and Ellie Schwartz as the unforgettable March sisters. Tickets are $31.25 each with discounts available.

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Are you looking for a mystery that you can’t solve easily? This weekend is your last opportunity to catch Women in Jeopardy at Georgia Ensemble Theatre. This comedy, thriller and mystery all about the power of the sisterhood skips becoming a glaringly obvious whodunit and, according to ArtsATL critic Benjamin Carr, offers Hitchcock-like style, a cast with “terrific chemistry” and even a “hilarious and suspicious dentist.” Tickets start at $32 and depend on seating.

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Flats or drums? Lemon pepper or garlic parmesan? Whatever your preference, don’t miss the final weekend of Alliance Theatre‘s Hot Wing King. Written and directed by a Pulitzer winner katori Hall, the performance is “one of the best plays you’ll see this year,” according to ArtsATL critic Benjamin Carr, who additionally praises the “technical achievement,” “fun vibe” and “likable, fully developed characters.” Tickets start at $30 and depend on seating.

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MUSIC

Local jazz legend Joe Gransden will host a tribute to songwriter Johnny Mercer this weekend.

The Rialto Center for the Arts presents a tribute to Savannah songwriter Johnny Mercer Saturday night, hosted by local jazz legend Joe Gransden and featuring vocalist Robin Latimore. As ArtsATL’s Mike Shaw details in his story about the show, Mercer’s papers are housed at Georgia State University and the lyrics to three unrecorded Mercer songs were uncovered. Jazz pianist Louis Heriveaux has set the lyrics to music and they will be premiered at Saturday’s concert. Tickets start at $20.40.

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The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra performs Joan Tower’s 1920/2019 Thursday (tonight) and Saturday at 8 pm, a piece that marks 100 years of women’s history, from voting rights to the #MeToo movement. Associate Conductor Jerry Hou will lead the program, which will also feature a pianist Awadagin Pratt Performing a new piano concerto by composer Jessie Montgomery. Saturday’s concert will celebrate the impact of Historically Black Colleges and Universities with the Atlanta HBCU Alumni Alliance. Tickets start at $36.

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Georgia native Sonia Leigh will mark the release of her new single, “Thin Ice,” Saturday at Eddie’s Attic. Leigh has a long association with The Zac Brown Band and co-wrote two of their Number One hits: “Goodbye In Her Eyes” and “Sweet Annie.” Her own music ranges from hip-hop to pop and rock. Leigh released her first album in 2011 and is working on a new full-length album due out later this year. 9pm Tickets are $22.76

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ART+DESIGN

Ramps and Planes No. 14” by Mitchell Biggio.

Atlanta artist Mitchell Biggio’s exhibit Forms in Exchange opens Friday at Echo contemporary art. This exhibition navigates the interaction between geometric elements to depict moments of change. Biggio’s work has been exhibited previously at Whitespec at Whitespace Gallery and in the 2021-22 Gathered juried exhibit at MOCA GA. Opening reception 6 pm to 10 pm

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Hannah Ehrlich will give an artist talk on Saturday at the Swan Coach House Gallery in connection with her exhibit of fiber sculpture works, clearing: a fertile exhale. The show is curated by Makeda Lewis. 3pm Free.

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MINT Gallery will host an opening reception on Saturday for two exhibits: one by photographer and Leap Year artist Jose Ibarra Rizo, price Of This Dream, and the other by MINT’s Open Call artist Noah Reyes titled Galazo Wey. 6 pm to 9 pm

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