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Metro Calendar 8/10

Today

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

Hawaiian bands and hula dancers will perform from 4 to 6 p.m. today 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. today 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.

"Lizards and Snakes: Alive!" will be on display through Saturday 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.

Atlanta Youth Wind Symphony will hold auditions through Wednesday at Emory University. The Atlanta Youth Symphony is comprised of a select group of high school wind and percussion instrumentalists. The group rehearses from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Mondays in the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, 1700 N. Decatur Road, Atlanta. Call 404-727-6445.

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

"Thomas Saves the Day," a show featuring Thomas the Tank Engine, will be performed Saturday and Sunday 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.

Monday

Downtown Atlanta Restaurant Week will run from Monday through Aug. 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.

Thursday

"Spider-Man 3" will be screened at 7:30 p.m. Thursday 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. 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. 17

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

Aug. 19

"Shrek the Third" will be screened at 2 p.m. Aug. 19 at the Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St., Atlanta. "Knocked Up" will be screened at 7 p.m. the same day. A sing-a-long, complete with music from the organ at the Fox Theatre, will begin about 45 minutes before each showtime. Tickets are $7. Call 404-817-8700 or visit www.ticketmaster.com or www.foxtheatre.org.

Aug. 21

"West Side Story," a Theater of the Stars musical production, will be performed Aug. 21-26 at the Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St., Atlanta. Showtimes are at 8 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 1:30 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Tickets range in price from $20 to $64. Call 404-817-8700 or visit www.theaterofthestars.com.

Aug. 23

Thursday Nights at the High will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 23 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.

Aug. 24

"The Big Bad, Little Red, Pig Show," performed by Lee "That Puppet Guy" Bryan, will be presented Aug. 24 through Sept. 9 in the downstairs theater at the Center for Puppetry Arts, 1404 Spring St. in Atlanta. Shows will begin at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Friday; 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. Saturday and at 1 and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $14.82 and include the show, a create-a-puppet workshop and admission to the puppet museum. Call 404-879-3391 or visit www.puppet.org.

"Ira Philco Roger Foxtrot: An Evening of Summer Radio Theater Fun" will be presented at 8 p.m. Aug. 24 at the Academy Theatre, 119 Center St. in Avondale Estates. The show will feature classic radio theater. Tickets cost $15. Call 404-474-8332 or visit www.philcoradioplayers.com.

"Santouri, The Music Man" will be screened as the opening film in the Iranian Film Festival at 8 and 10:15 p.m. Aug. 24 and 5 p.m. Aug. 25 at the High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. The festival will continue through Sept. 29. Tickets are $10 general admission and $8 for museum members, students and seniors. Call 404-733-4570 or visit www.high.org.

Aug. 26

Screamfest '07, featuring headliners T.I. and Ciara, will begin at 5 p.m. Aug. 26 at Philips Arena, One Philips Drive in Atlanta. Tickets range in price from $39.50 to $59.50, and are available at all Ticketmaster locations, online at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 404-249-6400. Call 404-878-3000.

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-priced. Admission is $5. Visit www.meltingpointathens.com.

"The Legend of the Banana Kid" will be performed 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.