Today

Joan Osborne will perform at 8 p.m. today on the Great Lawn at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave. N.E., Atlanta, as part of the SunTrust Concerts in the Garden series. Gates open at 7 p.m. Concerts will be held rain or shine. Tickets are $35. Call 404-249-6400 or visit www.concertsinthegarden.org.

"Fantastic Film Fantasies," an Atlanta Symphony Orchestra concert, will be performed at 8 p.m. today at Atlanta Symphony Hall at the Woodruff Arts Center, located at 1280 Peachtree St., Atlanta. The show will include music from Mel Brooks movies such as "The Producers," "Young Frankenstein" and "Blazing Saddles," as well as tunes from movies like "Jaws," "Splash" and "Forrest Gump." Ticket prices range from $20 to $38. Call 404-733-5000 or visit www.atlantasymphony.org.

"Modern Day Mavericks and Western Icons: Paintings by Carrie Fell" will be on display today through Oct. 14 at the Booth Western Museum, 501 Museum Drive, Cartersville. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. It is closed on Mondays. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and military with I.D., $5 for students and free for children 12 years old and younger. Call 770-387-1300 or visit www.boothmuseum.org.

"Beyond the Presidency: 25 Years of the Carter Center" exhibit will be on display today through Nov. 25 at the Jimmy Carter Library and Museum, 441 Freedom Parkway, Atlanta. The museum is open from 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from noon to 4:45 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for student, seniors and military and free for children 16 years old and younger. Call 404-865-7100 or visit www.jimmycarterlibrary.org.

Martinis and IMAX will be held at 5:30 p.m. today at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History, 767 Clifton Road, Atlanta. The event, which will be held every Friday night through November, includes a cash bar, dinner menu and jazz music. Admission is $11 and includes a ticket for one IMAX film. Without the IMAX ticket, admission is $5. Call 404-929-6400 or visit www.fernbankmuseum.org.

Saturday

"Wizard of Oz," a Theater of the Stars musical production, will be presented Saturday through Aug. 11 at the Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St., Atlanta. Showtimes are at 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 1:30 and 7 p.m. Sunday, 8 p.m. Aug. Tuesday through Aug. 10 and noon and 6 p.m. Aug. 11. Ticket prices range from $20 to $64. Tickets are available at area Ticketmaster locations, or call 404-817-8700 or visit www.ticketmaster.com.

"Holst's Planets," an Atlanta Symphony Orchestra concert featuring images from NASA, will be performed at 8 p.m. Saturday at Atlanta Symphony Hall at the Woodruff Arts Center, located at 1280 Peachtree St., Atlanta. The orchestra will perform music by Gustav Holst. Ticket prices range from $20 to $38. Call 404-733-5000 or visit www.atlantasymphony.org.

Dreams N2 Reality will hold a casting call for reality TV contestants at 7 a.m. Saturday at Philips Arena, 1 Philips Drive, Atlanta. Visit www.DreamsN2Reality.net.

"Hatch Show Print" exhibit will be on display through Saturday at The Art Institute of Atlanta, 6600 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Atlanta. The gallery is open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Call 770-394-8300 or visit www.artinstitutes.edu/atlanta.

The High Museum of Art will hold Fulton County Free Day on Saturday. Fulton County dwellers with proof of residency will be admitted to the museum for free. The museum is located at 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. Call 404-733-5000 or visit www.high.org.

Sunday

"Pinocchio" will continue through Sunday at the Center for Puppetry Arts, 1404 Spring St., Atlanta. Shows will begin at 10 a.m. and noon Tuesday through Friday; 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. Saturday and 1 and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets for each show are $16 and also include a puppet workshop and admission to the museum. Call 404-878-3391 or visit www.puppet.org.

"The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)" will continue through Sunday at the New American Shakespeare Tavern, located at 499 Peachtree. St., Atlanta. The play will begin at 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday and at 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Ticket prices range from $12 to $32, depending on performance time and seat location. Call 404-874-5299 or visit www.shakespearetavern.com.

Tuesday

"The Legend of the Banana Kid" will be performed Tuesday through Aug. 19 at the Center for Puppetry Arts, 1404 Spring St., Atlanta. Shows will begin at 10 a.m. and noon Tuesday through Friday; 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. Saturday and 1 and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets for each show are $16, and also include a puppet workshop and admission to the museum. Call 404-878-3391 or visit www.puppet.org.

Thursday

Ryan Cabrera and Click 5 will perform at 5 p.m. Thursday at Six Flags Over Georgia, located on exit 47 or 46A on Interstate 20 just west of Atlanta. The concert, part of the Starburst Thursday Night series, is free with park admission. One-day tickets are $49.99 for adults and $29.99 for children under 48 inches tall. Season passes, good for admission all year, are $69.99. Call 770-948-9290 or visit www.sixflags.com/georgia.

Thursday Nights at the High will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. The event is free with museum admission. Tickets to the museum are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and students, and $10 for children ages 6 to 17 and free for children under 6 years old. Call 404-733-5000 or visit www.high.org.

Aug. 10

Hawaiian bands and hula dancers will perform from 4 to 6 p.m. Aug. 10 at Six Flags White Water, located at 250 Cobb Parkway in Marietta. General admission is $35.99. Admission for kids under 48 inches tall is $25.99. Children under 2 are admitted free. A season pass is $59.99. Parking is $10. Visit www.sixflags.com.

The Plain White T's will perform at 5:45 p.m. Aug. 10 at Six Flags Over Georgia, 275 Riverside Parkway S.W., Austell. Tickets are free with park admission. One-day tickets are $49.99 for adults and $29.99 for children under 48 inches tall. Season passes, good for admission all year, are $69.99. Call 770-948-9290 or visit www.sixflags.com/georgia.

Aug. 11

"Thomas Saves the Day," a show featuring Thomas the Tank Engine, will be performed Aug. 11-12 at Atlanta Symphony Hall at the Woodruff Arts Center, located at 1280 Peachtree St., Atlanta. Shows will be performed at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday and at 2 and 5 p.m. Sunday. Ticket prices range from $16.50 to 29.50. Call 404-733-5000 or visit www.atlantasymphony.org.

Aug. 13

Downtown Atlanta Restaurant Week will run from Aug. 13-19 at participating restaurants in metro Atlanta. During the week, patrons can order from a three-course menu at a special, fixed price of $25. Call 404-658-1877 or visit www.atlantadowntown.com.

Aug. 16

"Spider-Man 3" will be screened at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 16 at the Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St., Atlanta. A sing-a-long, complete with music from the organ at the Fox Theatre, will begin about 45 minutes before showtime. Tickets are $7. Call 404-817-8700 or visit www.ticketmaster.com or www.foxtheatre.org.

Thursday Nights at the High will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 16 at the High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. The event is free with museum admission. Tickets to the museum are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and students, and $10 for children ages 6 to 17 and free for children under 6 years old. Call 404-733-5000 or visit www.high.org.

Ongoing events

The IMAX films "Wired to Win: Surviving the Tour de France" and "Coral Reef Adventure" are shown daily at the IMAX theater at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History, 767 Clifton Road in Atlanta. IMAX tickets are $11 for adults, $10 for students and senior citizens and $9 for children 12 and under. Children 2 and under are admitted free. Call 404-929-6400 or visit www.fernbankmuseum.org.

The Uncorked and Unplugged concert series will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. every Wednesday at The Melting Point, 295 E Dougherty St., Athens. Local musicians will perform, and all bottles of wine are half-price. Admission is $5. Visit www.meltingpointathens.com.

"Lizards and Snakes: Alive!" will be on display through Aug. 12 at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History, 767 Clifton Road in Atlanta. The exhibit features 60 live lizards and snakes from five continents and fossil casts. The museum is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Admission to the museum is $13 for adults, $12 for students and senior citizens, $11 for children ages 3 to 12 and free for ages 2 and under. Call 404-929-6300 or visit www.fernbankmuseum.org.

"Loot," a production of Georgia Shakespeare, will be performed through Aug. 19 at the Conant Performing Arts Center on the campus of Oglethorpe University, located at 4484 Peachtree Road, Atlanta. Ticket prices range from $15 to $40. Call 404-264-0020 or visit www.gashakespeare.org.

"Peachtree Battle" will be performed through Aug. 26 at the Ansley Park Playhouse, in the Peachtree Pointe building at 1545 Peachtree St. in Atlanta. Performances begin at 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 7 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $26. Call 404-875-1193 or visit www.ansleyparkplayhouse.com.

"Frida y Diego, Photographs of their Lives," an exhibit of photographs of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, will be through Aug. 28 at the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art, located at 4484 Peachtree Road in Atlanta. The museum is open from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. The museum will be closed July 2-10. Admission is $5 and free from children under 12. Call 404-364-8555 or visit www.oglethorpe.edu.

"Nepenthes: the Art of Carnivores" will be on display through Oct. 31 at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave. in Atlanta. The show will feature botanical watercolor paintings by artist Hillary Parker. The garden is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday and closed Monday. Admission to the garden, which includes the art show, is $12 for adults, and $9 for seniors and kids from 3-17. Garden members and kids under 3 get in free. For more information, call 404-876-5859 or visit www.atlantabotanicalgarden.org.