5 things to do: VoteLocal Mayoral Forum - October 27 2017

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Van Jones in Conversation with Emily Giffin

Pace Academy - 966 West Paces Ferry Road N.W. Atlanta, GA 30327 $33-$39. 7 p.m.

In this reading and discussion, Jones will speak to his new book, Beyond the Messy Truth, in which he sheds light on the flaws on both sides of topical political debate.

My Immortal: A Staged Reading

Out Front Theatre - 999 Brady Ave. N.W. Atlanta, GA 30318 $10-$15 suggested donation. 8 p.m.

The Make Mom Proud Project presents a reading of My Immortal, a Harry Potter fanfiction that has gained a cult following since it was published in 2006. The story contains mature themes, such as self-harm and suicide.

Ibeyi, theMIND

Variety Playhouse - 1099 Euclid Ave. N.E. Atlanta, GA 30307 $22-$26. 8 p.m.

In 2015, Ibeyi penned their self-titled debut as a tribute to the duo's father, renowned Cuban percussionist Anga D?_az. Understanding the nuanced rhythmic play of his congas and timbales is crucial to grasping the musical legacy that twin sisters Lisa-Kaind̩ D?_az and Naomi D?_az honor with their music. Ibeyi crafts idiosyncratic pop music that represents the wide scope of influences inherent in their background and personal tastes. On "Deathless,' the lead single from the new album, Ash, Ibeyi evokes Bj̦rk's soaring vocals, Solange's vulnerable soul, and the rich clatter of Anga's Afro-Cuban percussion all in less than four minutes. The Song provides a perfect snapshot of how the sisters artfully play with the past, present, and future, as they capture their unique musical lineage, and transform it into something entirely new.

VoteLocal Mayoral Forum

the Sound Table - 483 Edgewood Ave. S.E. Atlanta, GA 30312 Free. 5:30 p.m.

Wonderroot and the Center for Civic Innovation host the city's final mayoral forum before election day, Nov. 7. The forum will include interactive activities to help citizens better understand the candidates and issues at stake. All candidates who are still in the race have confirmed their attendance: Cathy Woolard, Ceasar Mitchell, John Eaves, Keisha Lance Bottoms, Kwanza Hall, Mary Norwood, Peter Aman, Vincent Fort, Rohit Ammananchi, and Glenn Wrightson. The main event is sold out, but the Sound Table is hosting an overflow viewing and afterparty. Head to www.voteatl.org/live-stream for a live stream.

Siempre Preciosa Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Concert

Aurora Theatre - 128 East Pike St. Lawrenceville, GA 30045 $20. 7 p.m.

Atlanta's best Latino and American artists are coming together for this one-night-only concert to benefit Puerto Rico. This night of helping and healing is meant to unite the community to send aid after the devastating storms that hit the Caribbean.

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