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Arts events
For the week of Dec. 4-10
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Art by Debra McInvale will be featured Saturday at Burton Gallery and Emporium in Clarkesville as part of Celebrate Spring, a day of flower-themed art demonstrations along Ga. 197.

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This week

Georgia Junior Duck Stamp Art Tour, Gainesville. Pencil, watercolor and collage renderings of waterfowl created by students in kindergarten through 12th grade. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday-Fridays through Dec. 23. Also open Dec. 13, Elachee Nature Science Center, 2125 Elachee Drive, Gainesville. $5 adults, $3 children ages 2-12, free for children age 1 and younger and Elachee members. 770-535-1976.

"Movement," Dahlonega. Student exhibition. Exhibit ends Thursday. Bob Owens Gallery, Hoag Student Center, North Georgia College & State University, 82 College Circle, Dahlonega. Free.

Jewelry making class, Gainesville. Bring your own supplies. 6 p.m. Thursday, Hall County Library Main Branch, 127 Main St. NW, Gainesville. Free. 770-532-3311, ext. 114 or mhunter@hallcountylibrary.org.

"An Artistic Discovery," Oakwood. 2008 Congressional Art Competition for the Honorable Nathan Deal's Georgia 9th District High Schools. Closing reception, 5:30 p.m. Thursday; exhibit through Dec. 12. Gainesville State College, 3820 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood. 678-717-3639.

"A Christmas Carol," Dahlonega. Lumpkin County High School Drama Club. 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Lumpkin County High School, 2001 Indian Drive, Dahlonega. Tickets $5 in advance and $7 at the door. Dessert and coffee performance, 2 p.m. Sunday, $15. 706-864-6186 or bpilgrim@lumpkin.k12.ga.us.

"Bye Bye Birdie," Oakwood. West Hall High School Theatre Department. 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, West Hall High School Theatre, 5500 McEver Road, Oakwood. $7 adults, $5 students and seniors. 770-967-9826, ext. 286.

"1940s Radio Hour," Dahlonega. 8 p.m. today-Saturday, Dec. 11-13 and 18-20; 2 p.m. Sunday and Dec. 14. Holly Theatre, 69 W. Main St., Dahlonega. $18 adults, $17 seniors age 65 and older and $12 students. 706-864-3759.

"A Christmas Carol," Atlanta. The Atlanta Shakespeare Company. 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 6:30 p.m. Sundays, 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays today through Dec. 21. Additional performances, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16 and 17. The New American Shakespeare Tavern, 499 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. $12 for today's preview, $15-$32 other nights. Discounts available for students, educators, seniors and military. 404-874-5299.

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

"Still Life Revisited," Gainesville. Painter Bert Beirne. Thursday-Feb. 15, Quinlan Visual Arts Center, 514 Green St. NE, Gainesville. Free. 770-536-2575.

"Everyone is a Work of Art," Gainesville. Bronze figures by Gregory Johnson. Thursday-Feb. 15, Quinlan Visual Arts Center, 514 Green St. NE, Gainesville. Free. 770-536-2575.

The Art League, Gainesville. Invitational exhibit featuring the winners of group shows from the past two years. Thursday-Feb. 15, Quinlan Visual Arts Center, 514 Green St. NE, Gainesville. Free. 770-536-2575.

Student art show, Flowery Branch. Drawing students of Cathy Little. Reception, 6 to 8 p.m. Friday; exhibit through Dec. 12, Common Grounds Coffee Shoppe, 5510 Main St., Flowery Branch. 770-967-4080.

The 15th Annual Turpin Pottery Kiln Opening & Christmas Sale, Homer. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Steve Turpin Pottery, 2500 U.S. 441, Homer. 706-677-1528.

"Kidwaters," Sautee. The Sautee Players, students age 9-13, perform an original version of "Headwaters: Stories from a Goodly Portion of Beautiful Northeast Georgia." 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Sautee Nacoochee Center theatre, 283 Ga. 255 N., Sautee. $5 members, $10 nonmembers, $3 children age 6-17, free for children age 5 and younger. 706-878-3300.

The Foothills Guild of Art and Crafts holiday tour, Cleveland and Sautee. "Stayin' Alive at 25," the 25th and final tour for the group. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at two locations: The Gourd Place, 2319 Duncan Bridge Road, Sautee, and John Kollock's home, 450 Bybrook Trail, Clarkesville. Free. 706-865-4048 or pwjl@hemc.net. Story

Sugarloaf Craft Festival, Atlanta. 150 artisans exhibit contemporary crafts and fine art. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Cobb Galleria Centre, 2 Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. Adults $7 online, $8 at the door; free for children age 11 and younger; admission good all weekend. 800-210-9900.

"The Nutcracker," Gainesville. Gainesville Ballet Company. 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Pearce Auditorium, Brenau University, 500 Washington St. SE, Gainesville. $16-$24 adults, $12-$20 seniors, $10-$16 students and children and $5 Brenau faculty, staff and students with ID. 770-532-4241. Story

"A Christmas Carol," Lawrenceville. One-man show. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday through Dec. 21, Aurora Theatre, 128 Pike St., Lawrenceville. $12-$20. 678-226-6222.

Trunk Show: Handcrafted Art Glass and Jewelry, Dahlonega. Try on jewelry while sampling desserts. 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Worley Homestead, 170 W. Main St., Dahlonega. 770-815-9020.

Holiday Craft Show, Atlanta. Textiles, works on paper and jewelry from Atlanta craftspeople. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Robinson Atrium, High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. Free. 404-733-5000.

Christmas Kiln Opening, Lula. Pottery by Michael Crocker. Swirl ware, monkey harvest jugs and miniature pots. 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Crocker Pottery, 6345 W. County Line Road, Lula. Free. 770-869-3160.

"Christmas at Concord 2008," Clermont. Production, 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday; Production Dinner Theater, 6:15 p.m. Sunday-Wednesday, Concord Baptist Church, 640 Main St., Clermont. No ticket required for production only; production dinner theater tickets $13. Childcare provided for Dec. 7 show only. 770-983-7272, ext. 201.

"The Nutcracker," Duluth. Gwinnett Ballet Theatre. 7:30 p.m. Fridays, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 21. Gwinnett Performing Arts Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. $20 adults and $15 students and seniors. 770-978-0018.

"Cinderella," Gainesville. 7 p.m. Tuesday-Dec. 13, Chestatee High School, 3005 Sardis Road, Gainesville. $7 at the door. 770-532-1162.

"Our Holiday Gift through Song and Dance," Gainesville. Gainesville High School Drama Department. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Dec. 11, 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 or e-mail ghstheatre@bellsouth.net.

Upcoming

Paint your own holiday ceramics, Gainesville. Make ornaments, snowmen or Santas. 3 to 7 p.m. Dec. 11 and 12, Hall County Parks and Leisure Services, 1086 Rainey St., Gainesville. Pieces individually priced, $2-$5. 770-535-8280.

"A Charlie Brown Christmas," Flowery Branch. Dessert theater benefits missions in Lima, Peru. 7 p.m. Dec. 12, Covenant Life Center, Chestnut Mountain Presbyterian Church, 4675 Winder Highway, Flowery Branch. $3 per person, $10 per family maximum. Tickets can be purchased by phone or at the door. 770-967-3440, ext. 112.

"Cinderella," Gainesville. Wauka Drama. 7 p.m. Dec. 12 and 13 and 3 p.m. Dec. 14, Wauka Mountain Elementary, 5850 Brookton-Lula Road, Lula. $5. 770-983-3221, ext. 208.

"Made in the U.S.A.," Sautee. The Art Studio student show. Reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 12; exhibit, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 12 and 13. Sautee Nacoochee Center Community Hall, 283 Ga. 255 N, Sautee. 706-878-3300, ext. 315.

Holiday open house, Athens. Make gingerbread houses and people, Christmas cards and ornaments. See the Holiday Market with more than 100 artists. 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 13, Lyndon House Arts Center, 293 Hoyt St., Athens. Free. 706-613-3623.

"Madeline's Christmas," Atlanta. Dec. 13-31, Horizon Theatre Company, 1083 Austin Ave., Atlanta. $12 children and $15 adults. 404-584-7450.

Ongoing

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.

"Christmas Canteen," Lawrenceville. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sundays through Dec. 21. Additional Wednesday performances, 10 a.m. this Wednesday, 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. Dec. 10 and 8 p.m. Dec. 17. Aurora Theatre, 128 Pike St., Lawrenceville. $10 with library card and $14 adults. 678-226-6222.

Faculty Exhibit: "Distinct Revelations," Gainesville. Through Dec. 14, Presidents Gallery, Brenau University, 500 Washington St. SE, Gainesville. 770-534-6263.

"Lois Mailou Jones: The Early Works," Gainesville. Exhibit through Dec. 14; reception, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Nov. 20. Simmons Visual Arts Center, Brenau University, 500 Washington St. SE, Gainesville. 770-534-6263. Story

"A Christmas Carol," Atlanta. Through Dec. 24, Alliance Theatre, Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. $15-$60. 404-733-4690.

Mary Engel solo exhibition, Atlanta. Found-object animal sculptures. Through Jan. 3, Marcia Wood Gallery, 263 Walker St., Atlanta. 404-827-0030.

"The Santaland Diaries," Atlanta. Written by National Public Radio commentator David Sedaris. Not for children. 8 p.m. Tuesday-Fridays, 8:30 p.m. Saturdays and 6 p.m. Sundays through Jan. 4, Horizon Theatre, 1083 Austin Ave., Atlanta. $25-$30. 404-584-7450.

"Medieval and Renaissance Treasures from the Victoria and Albert Museum," Atlanta. 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 from Saturday through Jan. 4. High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. $18 adults, $15 seniors and students, $11 children ages 6-17, free for children age 5 and younger. 404-733-5000.

Anne Brodie Hill, Gainesville. Marine-themed painting exhibit. Through Jan. 7, Hall County Library Main Branch, 127 Main St. NW, Gainesville. Free. 770-532-3311, ext. 132.

Deck the Walls, Athens. Holiday-themed art including wreaths, ornaments, paintings, pottery and stained glass. Through Jan. 10, Lyndon House Arts Center, 293 Hoyt St., Athens. Free. 706-613-3623.

"Mid-Century Modern," Gainesville. Exhibit through Jan. 25. John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts, Leo Castelli Gallery, Brenau University, 500 Washington St., Gainesville. Free. 770-534-6263 or cwohlander@brenau.edu. Story

"Norman Rockwell's Home for the Holidays," Atlanta. Holiday cover illustrations for the Saturday Evening Post. Through Feb. 15, Atlanta History Center, 130 W. Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta. 404-814-4000.

"Yacouba Bonde: Bwa Masks of Burkina Faso, " Atlanta. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays through July 11, High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. $18 adults, $15 seniors and students, $11 children ages 6-17, free for children age 5 and younger. 404-733-5000.

"The First Emperor: China's Terracotta Army," Atlanta. 100 works from China's first emperor, including 15 complete terracotta figures. Through April 19, High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St., Atlanta. $18 adults, $15 senior citizens and college students with ID, $11 children ages 6-17, free for children age 5 and younger and members. 404-733-5000. Story

"The Louvre and the Masterpiece," Atlanta. Explores the definition of a masterpiece and how art collectors' tastes have changed through time. 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 through Sept. 6. High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. $18 adults, $15 seniors and students, $11 children ages 6-17, free for children age 5 and younger. 404-733-5000.

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