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Arts events
Jan. 29-Feb. 4
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This week

"The Underpants," Athens. University Theatre. 8 p.m. today-Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Cellar Theatre, UGA Fine Arts Building, corner of Lumpkin and Baldwin streets, Athens. $15 adults, $12 students and seniors with ID. 706-542-2838. 

"Romeo and Juliet," Atlanta. Previews, today and Friday; play Saturday-March 1. The New American Shakespeare Tavern, 499 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. $12 general admission on preview nights; various prices on other nights. 404-874-5299.

"Travel Memories," Sautee. Oil paintings by Annette Rougeou and Nona Stephens. Exhibit, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays through Feb. 22; reception, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday, The Center Gallery, Sautee Nacoochee Center, 283 Ga. 255 N., Sautee. Free. 706-878-3300.

"In Bloom," Atlanta. Paintings with flowers as subject matter. Artists include Sabre Esler, Barbara Flowers, Carol Maguire, Christel Minotti and Shannon Smith. Reception, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday; exhibit Friday-Feb. 17, Anne Irwin Fine Art, 25D Bennett St., Atlanta. 404-352-1855.

"Smart Cookie," Atlanta. 8 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 2:30 and 8 p.m. Saturdays and 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sundays Friday-Feb. 22, Alliance Theatre, Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. $25-$30. 404-733-5000.

Liliana Porter, Gainesville. Installation video, photographs and mixed media. Artist talk, 6 p.m. Feb. 19; reception, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Feb. 19; exhibit 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 2 to 5 p.m. Sundays Tuesday-March 29, closed March 1-8. Simmons Visual Arts Center, Brenau University, 500 Washington St. SE, Gainesville. 770-534-6263 or

"Footloose," Dahlonega. See the Holly Theatre Competition Team of 12- to 18-year-olds perform before they take the show to the Bahamas for the National Performing Arts Festival. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Holly Theatre, 69 W. Main St., Dahlonega. $20. 706-864-3759.


The Young Americans 2009 Outreach Workshop, Gainesville. Singing, dancing, acting and auditioning. For grades 4-12. Registration open before or after school hours Monday-Friday. Workshops take place Feb. 5-7, Gainesville High School, 830 Century Place, Gainesville. 770-536-4441.

"Father of the Bride," Dahlonega. Feb. 5-22, Holly Theatre, 69 W. Main St., Dahlonega.

"Love Letters to South Apple Valley," Athens. Athens Creative Theatre. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6 and 7, 3 p.m. Feb. 8, Quinn Hall, Memorial Park, 298 Gran Ellen Drive, Athens. $15, includes dessert buffet. 706-613-3628. 

"Cirque Dreams: Jungle Fantasy," Athens. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 11, The Classic Center, 300 N. Thomas St., Athens. $10-$75. 706-357-4444. 

Heart and Home marketplace, Buford. Dunwoody Arts and Crafts Guild. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Feb. 12-14, noon to 6 p.m. Feb. 15, Mall of Georgia, 3333 Buford Drive, Buford. 770-753-3962.

"Love Letters," Athens. Athens Creative Theatre.  7 p.m. Feb. 13 and 14, 3 p.m. Feb. 15, Quinn Hall, Memorial Park, 298 Gran Ellen Dr., Athens. $15, includes dessert buffet. 706-613-3628. 

"All I really Need To Know I Learned in Kindergarten," Buford. Dinner theater with Fifth Row Center. For adults and older children. 6:30 p.m. Feb. 14, 1 p.m. Feb. 15, Legacy Lodge, Lake Lanier Islands Resort, 7000 Holiday Road, Buford. $29 per person includes meal, show, taxes and gratuity. 770-945-8787.

“Moon Over Buffalo,” Gainesville. Gainesville High School Drama Department. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 18-20, Gainesville Performing Arts Center (The Ware House), Gainesville High School Campus, 830 Century Place, Gainesville. Tickets $5. Tickets sold week of play beside the front office at GHS; ticket orders not taken by phone.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater 50th anniversary celebration, Atlanta. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 19, 10:30 a.m. and 8 p.m. Feb. 20, 2 and 8 p.m. Feb. 21, 3 p.m. Feb. 22, Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. $20-$60. Ticketmaster.

Color Pencil Techniques, Gainesville. Debra Yaun. Ages 15 and older. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 21, Quinlan Visual Arts Center, 514 Green St. NE, Gainesville. $85 members, $90 nonmembers, $80 seniors, teachers and students. 770-536-2575.

Fireside Art & Craft Show, Helen. More than 60 artists. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 21-22, Unicoi State Park & Lodge, 1788 Ga. 356, Helen. $3 parking. 800-573-9659, ext. 305.


"Focus on Appalachian Art: Trends in Contemporary Pottery," Dahlonega. Exhibit through Feb. 5. Bob Owens Art Gallery, Hoag Student Center, North Georgia College & State University, 82 College Circle, Dahlonega. 706-864-1423.

"Corpse!," Lawrenceville. 2:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays through Feb. 8, Aurora Theatre, 128 Pike St., Lawrenceville. $16-$30. 678-226-6222.

"Metaphors and Symbols," Atlanta. Figurative paintings and abstract drawings by Alan Loehle. Exhibit through Feb. 14, reception 7 to 9 p.m. today. Marcia Wood Gallery, 263 Walker St., Atlanta. Free. 404-827-0030.

"Daisies Won't Tell," Tallulah Falls. Daisy-themed show featuring various media. Through Feb. 27, Georgia Heritage Center for the Arts, 11785 U.S. 441 N, Tallulah Falls. 706-754-5989.

Photography of Jim Stephens, Gainesville. Through Feb. 28, Hall County Library main branch, 127 Main St. NW, Gainesville. Free. 770-532-3311, ext. 132.

Art and Antique Festival, Commerce. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays of the first weekend of each month, Commerce Crossing, Pottery Factory Drive, Commerce. 706-335-6352.

International Pottery Exhibition, Sautee. A one-year exhibit of folk pottery representing cultures from around the world. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturdays and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays, Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia, Sautee Nacoochee Center, 283 Ga. 255, Sautee. $4 adults, $2 children and seniors. 706-878-3300.

Acting classes, Flowery Branch. For ages 12 and older. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays for six weeks. The Springs Church, 6552 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch. $10 per week or $40 per month; $70 for eight weeks if you pay on the first night. 770-965-0534 or

"A Different Point of View," Suwanee. Photographer Dick Goodman. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday through February, Suwanee Crossroads Center, 323 Buford Highway, Suwanee. 

Martijn van Wagtendonk, Oakwood. Through Feb. 12, Roy C. Moore Gallery of Art, Gainesville State College, 3820 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood. 678-717-3866 or

"Painting Inside & Out," Gainesville. Paintings from the Plein Air Painters of Georgia. Through Feb. 15, Quinlan Visual Arts Center, 514 Green St. NE, Gainesville. Free. 770-536-2575. Story

"Jesus Christ Superstar GOSPEL," Atlanta. An updated version with Gospel choirs interpreting Andrew Lloyd Webber's score. 8 p.m. Tuesday-Fridays, 2:30 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sundays through Feb. 22, Alliance Theatre, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. $25-$75. 404-733-5000.

The UGA French Film Festival, Athens. 8 p.m. Mondays through March 2, Tate Center Theater, University of Georgia, Baxter and Lumpkin Streets, Athens. $1 students, $2 nonstudents. 706-542-2084.

"Emily Grigsby: Driven," Gainesville. Through March 29, closed March 1-8 and 21-23, Presidents Gallery, Brenau University, 500 Washington St. SE, Gainesville. Free. 770-534-6263.


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