"Nelsonmesse," Cleveland. Maundy Thursday performance of Haydn works. 7 p.m. today, Cleveland First Baptist Church, Cleveland. Free. 706-865-2134 ext. 122.
Battle of the bands, Dahlonega. Benefits PAWS Animal Shelter. 6 p.m. today, The Historic Holly Theater, 69 W. Main St., Dahlonega. $5 in advance, $7 at the door. 706-372-7749.
Student Voice Recital, Dahlonega. 12:45 p.m. today, Gloria Shott Performance Hall, North Georgia College & State University, 82 College Circle, Dahlonega.
Chris Tomlin, Alpharetta. 7 p.m. Friday, Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park, 2200 Encore Parkway, Alpharetta. $10. 404-733-5010.
Chris Potter with The David Brothers Super Big Band, Dahlonega. 8 p.m. Friday, Hoag Auditorium, North Georgia College & State University, Dahlonega.
Swing Night, Lawrenceville. Featuring Metro Jazz Club. 8 p.m. Saturday, Aurora Theatre, 128 Pike St., Lawrenceville. $15. 678-226-6222.
Patriot Choir with LCHS Choir Spring concert, Dahlonega. Lumpkin County High School Choir will join North Georgia College & State University's Patriot Choir. Lumpkin County High School Auditorium, 2001 Indian Drive, Dahlonega. Free.
Student instrumental recital, Dahlonega. 12:45 p.m. Tuesday, Gloria Shott Performance Hall, North Georgia College & State University, 82 College Circle, Dahlonega.
North Georgia Orchestra concert, Dahlonega. 8 p.m. Tuesday, North Georgia College & State University, 82 College Circle, Dahlonega. $5 adults, $2 students. Free for students, faculty and staff. 706-864-1423.
"The Return," Dahlonega. Beatles tribute. 8 p.m. April 24-25, Holly Theater, 69 W. Main St., Dahlonega. $22-$40. 706-864-3759.
John Berry, Gainesville. 8 p.m. April 24, Hosch Theater, Brenau University, 429 Academy St., Gainesville. $28. 877-GET-JOHN.
Appalachian Jam, Dahlonega. Saturdays throughout the summer starting May 2, downtown Dahlonega. Free. 706-864-3513.
Athens Symphony "Pops Concert," Athens. 8 p.m. May 8 and 9, The Classic Center, 300 N. Thomas St., Athens. Free, but tickets must be picked up at box office. 706-357-4444.
Historic Buford Art & Jazz Festival, Buford. Featuring Capitol City Express, Hot and Cool, Daniel Jackson Explosion and the King Daddy Polecats. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. May 9, downtown Buford.