THURSDAY 9/26. 7 p.m. The Joint Theater & Coffeehouse. $35.
Thoughtful food and thoughtful dialogue have long trod hand in hand, and Jessica B. Harris’ work sits at the intersection between the two. Harris’ 2017 memoir “My Soul Looks Back” delves into her relationships with bright lights like Toni Morrison, Maya Angelou, Nina Simone and James Baldwin in Harlem during the ’70s, and her 12 cookbooks deconstruct and document the foodways of the African diaspora through recipes. This performance is part of the ACANSA Arts Festival of the South; see the full lineup here.