Chinese program offers international flair
Atlanta Chinese Dance Company’s “Ren and Shen: Chinese Humans and Superhumans,” a program being presented 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Gwinnett Performing Arts Center, will feature two guest artists from the New York’s Qi Shu Fang Peking Opera Company.
And a dozen teen refugee girls to whom ACDC has been providing free Chinese dance instruction, through a partnership with the Global Village Project in Decatur, also will perform. Hailing from Iraq, Afghanistan, Congo, Central African Republic, Myanmar and Thailand, these girls will appear alongside company dancers, nearly 100 performers total.
6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. $24; $12 students, seniors. 770-813-7600, atlantachinesedance.org.
Marietta’s arts stroll returns
Spring’s arrival ushers in the return of the Marietta Square Art Walk, held the first Friday of every month from April to November.
In addition to exhibits inside many of the historic square’s galleries, museums, restaurants and other businesses, visitors will find artists exhibiting or performing outside the entrances of a number of participating venues from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday.
DK Gallery will use the occasion to open the abstract art exhibit “Breaking the Rules,” featuring abstract artists Clara Blalock, Elizabeth Chapman, Helen DeRamus, Gina Hurry, Lorra Kurtz, Karen Laborde, Barbara Nerenz-Kelley and Jennifer Rivera. 25 W. Park Square. 770-427-5377, www.dkgallery.us.
More on the art walk: www.artwalkmarietta.com.