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Arts events
Feb. 5-11
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This week

Craft Guild of Hall County, Gainesville. Learn new crafts and share crafting ideas. 6 p.m. today, Gainesville Branch Library, 127 Main St. NW, Gainesville. Free; registration required. 770-532-3311, ext 114 or

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

"Corpse!," Lawrenceville. 8 p.m. today-Friday, 2:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Aurora Theatre, 128 Pike St., Lawrenceville. $16-$30. 678-226-6222. 

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

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

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

"Dirty Rotten Scoundrels," Athens. 8 p.m. Saturday, The Classic Center, 300 N. Thomas St., Athens. $10-$70. 706-357-4444.

African-American Film Festival, Athens. 2 p.m. Saturdays, with "College Road Trip" Saturday. Lay Park, 297 Hoyt St., Athens. Free. 706-613-3596.

"Sweethearts," Dahlonega. Featuring painter Todd Strickland. 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Hummingbird Lane Art Gallery, 100 N. Public Square, Dahlonega. Free. 706-864-5991.

Watercolor workshops, Gainesville. Adults at 10 a.m. and teens at 1 p.m. Saturdays in February, Banks County Public Library, 226 Ga. 51 S, Homer. Free. 706-677-3164.

"Almost Maine" and "Proof" performances, Gainesville. Alternating play performances by the Gainesville Theatre Alliance. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Feb. 15, 17-21 and 2:30 p.m. Feb. 14, 15 and 21. Hosch Theatre, John S. Burd Performing Arts Center, Brenau University, Academy Street, Gainesville. $16-$18 adults, $14-$16 seniors age 65 and older, $10-$12 students. 678-717-3624.

"Cirque Dreams: Jungle Fantasy," Athens. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, 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. $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.


"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.

"Kooza," Atlanta. Cirque du Soleil. 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 4 and 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 1 and 5 p.m. Sundays through Feb. 22, Atlantic Station, 261 19th St. NW, Atlanta. $55-$125 adults; $38-$87.50 children ages 2 to 12; $49.50-$112.50 students age 13 and older for 4 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday and Friday performances.  

"Romeo and Juliet," Atlanta. Through 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, 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. Through 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 through 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 through March 29, closed March 1-8. Simmons Visual Arts Center, Brenau University, 500 Washington St. SE, Gainesville. 770-534-6263 or

"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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