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Arts events
Events in and around Gainesville for Oct. 11-17
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This week

Pump Boys and Dinettes, Oakwood. West Hall High School drama department. 7 p.m. today-Saturday, West Hall Theatre, 5500 McEver Road, Oakwood. Tickets $7 adults, $5 students. (770) 967-9826, ext. 286.

"Children of a Lesser God," Gainesville. Chestatee High School drama department. 7 p.m. Tuesday-Oct. 18, 2 p.m. Oct. 20, Chestatee High School, 3005 Sardis Road, Gainesville. Tickets $6. (770) 532-1162, ext. 1233.

"Chicago," Dahlonega. 8 p.m. today-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Holly Theatre, 69 W. Main St., Dahlonega. $15 adults, $10 students. (706) 864-3759.

Craftmen’s Fair, Gatlinburg, Tenn. Jewelry, pottery, leather goods, stained glass and other crafts. More than 180 craftspeople. Live music. Today-Oct. 28: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. $5 adults, free for children age 12 and younger. (865) 436-7479.

Funtastic Glowing Mask Workshop, Gainesville. Create a glow-in-the-dark Renaissance-style mask. 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Gainesville Branch Library, 127 Main St. N.W., Gainesville. $15 per child. Parental supervision required. (770) 532-3311, ext. 116.

Bach at Leipzig, Lawrenceville. Based on events that took place in 1722 Europe. American Idol-style competition pits Johann Sebastian Bach against other musicians. Through Oct. 28: 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aurora Theatre, 128 Pike St., Lawrenceville. Tickets $18-$25. (678) 226-6222.

Dine with Patsy Cline, Helen. Food, live music and dancing. Performance by Angela White, who has portrayed Cline in "Always ... Patsy Cline." 7 to 9 p.m. Fridays in October, Magnolia Terrace, 50 Blue Star Way, Helen. Tickets $35 in advance include dinner, $20 day of show do not include dinner. (706) 878-3588.

Clay demonstration, Tallulah Falls. Clay artist Mary Russell will demonstrate how to make clay look like fabric. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Georgia Heritage Center for the Arts, 11785 U.S. 441, Tallulah Falls. Free. (706) 754-5989.

"Long Arm Quilting: Tips from the Professionals for Better Quilts," Clarkesville. Mountain Laurel Quilters’ Guild. Visitors welcome. 1 p.m. Tuesday, Clarkesville United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 1125 N. Washington St., Clarkesville. Free. (706) 348-1204.

Photography by Terry Guthrie, Tallulah Falls. Photos of Georgia wildlife. Through October 31: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Georgia Heritage Center for the Arts, 11785 U.S. 441, Tallulah Falls. Free. (706) 754-5989.


The Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands, Asheville, N.C. More than 200 exhibitors. Educational demonstrations, live music. Oct. 18-21: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Asheville Civic Center, 87 Haywood St., Asheville, N.C. $6 adults, children age 12 and younger free. (828) 298-7928 or Southern Highland Craft Guild.

"God’s Favorite," Demorest. Piedmont College Theatre Department. Neil Simon comedy based on the biblical book of Job, modernized. Oct. 19-21: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Swanson Center, Piedmont College, 165 Central Ave., Demorest. Tickets $10 adults, $5 seniors and non-Piedmont students. Piedmont faculty, staff and students admitted free. (706) 778-8500, ext. 1335.


North Carolina Folk Pottery Exhibition, Sautee. A one-year exhibit of the design, process and glazing traditions of North Carolina folk potters. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays, Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia at the Sautee Nacoochee Center, 283 Ga. 255, Sautee. $4 adults, $2 children and seniors. (706) 878-3300.

Hauntings, Comer. Featuring 30 local artists. Through Oct. 27, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; reception, 7 p.m. Oct. 20, Blue Bell Gallery, 89 E. North Ave., Comer. Free. (706) 783-4665.

"Milky:" Photographs by Steven Miller, Dahlonega. Miller photographed people’s reactions to being doused with milk. Exhibit through Nov. 2: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, noon to 6 p.m. Saturdays, 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays; Hoag Auditorium, North Georgia College & State University, 82 College Circle, Dahlonega. Free. (706) 864-1512 or

"Jaques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris," Atlanta. Revue of the music of Jaques Brel, set in a Bohemian Paris nightclub. Through Oct. 28, Hertz Stage, Alliance Theatre, Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. Tickets $30. (404) 733-5000.

Harry Callahan: "Eleanor," Atlanta. Callahan’s photographs of his wife, Eleanor Callahan. Through Dec. 9: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays, noon to 5 p.m. Sundays, High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. $15 adults, $12 seniors and college students with ID, $10 children ages 6 to 17, free for members, children younger than 5. (404) 733-5000.

Richard Lou exhibit, Oakwood. Visiting artist and art department chairman from the University of Memphis will exhibit work depicting contemporary Hispanic social issues. Through Oct. 24, Roy C. Moore Art Gallery, Gainesville State College, 3280 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood. Free. (678) 717-3697 or e-mail