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Arts events
Feb. 12-18
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This week

Martijn van Wagtendonk, Oakwood. Ends today. Roy C. Moore Gallery of Art, Gainesville State College, 3820 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood. 678-717-3866 or jamoss@gsc.edu

Heart and Home market, Buford. Dunwoody Arts & Crafts Guild. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. today-Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Mall of Georgia, 3333 Buford Drive, Buford. Free. 770-753-3962. 

Art from Georgia Schools, Dahlonega. Georgia art educators and their students. Exhibit, today-March 12; reception, 5:30-7 p.m. Feb. 19, North Georgia College & State University, 82 College Circle, Dahlonega. 

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

"Almost Maine" and "Proof" performances, Gainesville. Alternating play performances by the Gainesville Theatre Alliance. 7:30 p.m. today-Sunday and Tuesday-Feb.21 and 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Feb. 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.

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

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

"Metaphors and Symbols," Atlanta. Figurative paintings and abstract drawings by Alan Loehle. Exhibit through Saturday. Marcia Wood Gallery, 263 Walker St., Atlanta. Free. 404-827-0030.

"Love. Art. A Valentine's at the High," Atlanta. Love-and-romance gallery tours, live music, dance lessons, champagne and dessert bar. 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. $25 per person., $40 per couple, free for members. 

Winter Pottery Fest, Clarkesville and Sautee. Folk potters will demonstrate at the Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia, Hickory Flat Pottery, Cottage Garden Furniture and Burton Gallery and Emporium. Saturday-Monday, Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia, Sautee Nacoochee Center, 283 Ga. 197 N., Sautee. Other shops located along Ga. 197. Free. 706-878-3300. 

"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. Saturday, 1 p.m. Sunday, Legacy Lodge, Lake Lanier Islands Resort, 7000 Holiday Road, Buford. $29 per person includes meal, show, taxes and gratuity. 770-945-8787.

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

"In Bloom," Atlanta. Paintings with flowers as subject matter. Artists include Sabre Esler, Barbara Flowers, Carol Maguire, Christel Minotti and Shannon Smith. Through Tuesday, Anne Irwin Fine Art, 25D Bennett St., Atlanta. 404-352-1855.

Mountain Laurel Quilt Guild meeting, Clarkesville. Marge Striggow will present "My Quilting Adventure." 1 p.m. Tuesday, Clarkesville United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 1087 Washington St., Clarkesville. Free. 706-778-5944. 

“Moon Over Buffalo,” Gainesville. Gainesville High School Drama Department. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Feb. 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.

Gainesville State College's Art Faculty Show, Oakwood. Wednesday-March 18, Roy C. Moore Gallery of Art, 3820 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood. Free.

Upcoming

"Schma," Dahlonega. Illustrations by Kristin Wight of combinations of styles from the early 20th century and modern period. Reception, 6-8 p.m. Feb. 19, West Main Hall, North Georgia College & State University, 82 College Circle, Dahlonega. Free. 706-897-4274.

"Clue the Musical," Clarkesville. 8 p.m. Feb. 19-21, 26-28 and 2 p.m. Feb. 22 and March 1, Habersham Community Theatre, 1370 Washington St., Clarkesville. $16 adults, $11 students. 706-839-1315.

"Everybody Loves Opal," Gainesville. The Georgia Mountain Players. 8 p.m. Feb. 19-21, 26 and 27 and 2:30 p.m. Feb. 22 and 28, Georgia Mountains Center Theatre, 301 Main St. SW, Gainesville. $16 adults, $12 children, students and seniors age 60 and older. 770-534-8420. 

"The Changeling," Athens. University Theatre. 8 p.m. Feb. 19-21, 24-28 and 2:30 p.m. March 1, Cellar Theatre, University of Georgia Fine Arts Building, intersection of Lumpkin and Baldwin streets, Athens. $15 adults, $12 students with ID. 706-542-2838.

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.

"Unfolded: A Study of the Nature of Textiles," Dahlonega. Hand-dyed canvas and applique pieces by Mandy Smith. Exhibit, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays Feb. 23-March 6; reception, noon Feb. 28, West Main Hall, North Georgia College & State University, 82 College Circle, Dahlonega. 404-642-0684 or thefiberartist@gmail.com.

Ongoing

"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.

"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 gallery@brenau.edu.

"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 5throwcenter@gmail.com.

"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. 

"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.

"Pragmatic Muse: Scientific Explorations in Art," Gainesville. Exhibit through March 29; reception, 6:30-8 p.m. Feb. 19, Leo Castelli Art Gallery, Brenau University, 500 Washington St. SE, Gainesville. 

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