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Arts events
Jan. 15-21
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This week

Jewelry making class, Gainesville. For age 18 and older. 6 p.m. today, Hall County Library main branch, 127 Main St. NW, Gainesville. Free; bring your own materials. 770-532-3311, ext. 114 or

"Ceramus Obscura," Dahlonega. Ceramic forms that function as pinhole cameras will be on display alongside photos created with the pieces; senior exhibition of Emily Stephens. Exhibit through Jan. 23; reception, 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 22. West Main Hall Gallery, North Georgia College & State University, 82 College Circle, Dahlonega. Free. 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.

"Focus on Appalachian Art: Trends in Contemporary Pottery," Dahlonega. Exhibit through Feb. 5; reception and artist talk, 5 to 6:30 p.m. today. Bob Owens Art Gallery, Hoag Student Center, North Georgia College & State University, 82 College Circle, Dahlonega. 706-864-1423.

"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.

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

"Travel Memories," Sautee. Oil paintings by Annette Rougeou and Nona Stephens. Exhibit, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays Friday-Feb. 22; reception, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Jan. 31, The Center Gallery, Sautee Nacoochee Center, 283 Ga. 255 N., Sautee. Free. 706-878-3300.

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

"One Family: A Tribute and Hope," Sautee. Bob Prim, pastor of Nacoochee Presbyterian Church, will perform. Chili dinner, 6 p.m.; show, 8 p.m. Saturday, Sautee Nacoochee Center gym, 283 Ga. 255 N., Sautee. $5 for chili dinner; show admission is free, donations accepted. Benefits the Sautee Nacoochee Center's propane costs. 706-878-3300.

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

"The Lion King," Gainesville. ALICATS Dance Studio. 7 p.m. Saturday, Sandy Beaver Performing Arts Center, Riverside Military Academy, 2001 Riverside Drive, Gainesville. $10. 770-967-4945.

Mountain Laurel Quilters' Guild, Clarkesville. Shannon Caldwell of The Common Thread will present. 1 p.m. Tuesday, Clarkesville United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 1131 Washington St., Clarkesville. Free. 706-348-1204.


"The Underpants," Athens. University Theatre. 8 p.m. Jan. 22-24 and 27-31, 2:30 p.m. Feb. 1, Cellar Theatre, UGA Fine Arts Building, corner of Lumpkin and Baldwin streets, Athens. $15 adults, $12 students and seniors with ID. 706-542-2838. 

"High School Musical," Athens. Oconee Youth Playhouse. 7 p.m. Jan. 24, The Classic Center, 300 N. Thomas St., Athens. $10-$35. 706-357-4444.

"College Night ARTBreak," Atlanta. College students can celebrate the Chinese New Year with gallery viewing, music, films and open mic. 7 p.m. to midnight Jan. 24, High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. $18 adults, $8 for students with ID, free for student members.

Long Winter's Night of Stories, Sautee. Complimentary dinner; bring story suggestions for future "Headwaters" productions. 6 p.m. Jan. 26, Community Hall, Sautee Nacoochee Center, 283 Ga. 255 N, Sautee. Free. Reservations required. 706-878-3300 or

The UGA French Film Festival, Athens. 8 p.m. Mondays Jan. 26-March 2, Tate Center Theater, University of Georgia, Baxter and Lumpkin Streets, Athens. $1 students, $2 nonstudents. 706-542-2084.

Stage tour, Gainesville. Stage tour of upcoming Gainesville Theatre Alliance prodcutsion, "Proof" and "Almost, Maine." 6 p.m. Jan. 27, Hosch Theatre, Burd Center for the Performing Arts, Brenau University, 429 Academy St., Gainesville. Free.

"Emily Grigsby: Driven," Gainesville. Jan. 27-March 29, closed March 1-8 and 21-23, Presidents Gallery, Brenau University, 500 Washington St. SE, Gainesville. Free. 770-534-6263.

"Romeo and Juliet," Atlanta. Previews, Jan. 29-30; play Jan. 31-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.

Liliana Porter, Gainesville. Sculpture. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 2 to 5 p.m. Sundays Feb. 3-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 12- to 18-year-olds Holly Theatre Competition Team perform before they take the show to the Bahamas for the National Performing Arts Festival. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 4, Holly Theatre, 69 W. Main St., Dahlonega. $20. 706-864-3759.

"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. 

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.


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.

"Doctor Faustus," Atlanta. Through Jan. 25, The New American Shakespeare Tavern, 499 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. $12 at 11 p.m. shows Friday and Saturday; various prices on other nights. Latecomers will not be seated. 404-874-5299.

"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 Story

Acting classes, Flowery Branch. For ages 12 and older. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays for seven 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.

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