This week"A Northwinds Christmas," Gainesville. Northwinds Symphonic Band. 7:30 p.m. today, Lakewood Baptist Church, 2235 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville. Free. 770-531-7675.
North Georgia Chamber Symphony, various locations. Holiday concerts in Dawsonville, Blairsville and Dahlonega. Featuring Prokofiev, Mahler and a sing-a-long. Today, 7:30 p.m., Bowen Center for the Arts, Ga. 9, Dawsonville; Friday, 7 p.m., Old Courthouse on the Square, Blairsville; Saturday, 7:30 p.m., St. Luke's Cathjolic Church, Dahlonega. Free. E-mail for more information.
"Swinging into Christmas" jazz concert, Dahlonega. Performance by special guest Scotty Barnhart, trumpeter with the Count Basie Orchestra, accompanied by the Andy David Brothers Quartet. 7-9 p.m. Sunday, with master class 5-6 p.m. and mixer event after concert. Gloria Schott Auditorium, Nix Performing Arts Center, North Georgia College & State University, Dahlonega. Free.
"Christmas Wishes," Gainesville. Voices of North Georgia. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, St. Paul United Methodist Church, 404 Washington St. NW, Gainesville. $15; $12 seniors and students, $5 children age 11 and younger.
Whole Word Gospel Pickin' and Singin' Barn, Dahlonega. Smith Family, God's Children, Bobby Allen and Spiritual Voices. Doors open at 5 p.m., concert at 7 p.m. Saturdays. Whole Word Gospel Pickin' and Singin' Barn, 5007 Ga. 52 E., Dahlonega. Free. 678-993-9952.
Hannah Chapman Senior Piano Recital, Dahlonega. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Hoag Student Center Auditorium, North Georgia College & State University, 82 College Circle, Dahlonega. Free. 706-864-1423.
The Cumming Playhouse Singers, Dahlonega. 8-10 p.m. Monday, Holly Theater, 69 W. Main St., Dahlonega. $15. 706-864-3759.
Handel's "Messiah," Gainesville. Lanier Chamber Singers and the Gainesville Symphony Orchestra. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Pearce Auditorium, Brenau University, 500 Washington St., Gainesville. $30; $27 seniors, $12 students. 770-532-5727.
John Berry, Gainesville. Benefits Challenged Child and Friends. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Pearce Auditorium, Brenau University, 500 Washington St., Gainesville. $25-$30. 678-717-3624.
Sautee Nacoochee Community Chorale Holiday Concert, Sautee. 8 p.m. Dec. 11-12 and 2 p.m. Dec. 13, Sautee Nacoochee Center, 283 Ga. 255 N, Sautee. $13 SNCA members, $18 nonmembers, $6 ages 6-17. 706-878-3300.
The Note Worthy Show Band, Dahlonega. 8-10 p.m. Dec. 15, Holly Theater, 69 W. Main St., Dahlonega. $20. 706-864-3759.