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Metro Calendar 8/17

Today

"The Legend of the Banana Kid" will be performed through Sunday at the Center for Puppetry Arts, 1404 Spring St., Atlanta. Shows will begin at 10 a.m. and noon today; 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.

"Loot," a production of Georgia Shakespeare, will be performed through Sunday 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.

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.

Friday Night Jazz will be held from 5 to 10 p.m. today 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.

The Lakewood 400 Antiques Market will be held today through Sunday at 1321 Atlanta Highway, Cumming. The market is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Three-day admission is $3 for adults and free for children. Call 770-889-3400 or visit www.lakewoodantiques.com.

Saturday

Laughing Matters "BattleActs" improv comedy will be performed at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Academy Theatre, 119 Centre St., Avondale Estates. Tickets are $15. Call 404-474-8332 or visit www.laughingmatters.com.

Sunday

Downtown Atlanta Restaurant Week will run through Sunday 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.

"Shrek the Third" will be screened at 2 p.m. Sunday 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.

"Louis Monza: From Politics to Paradise" will be displayed through Sunday at the High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 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.

Tuesday

"West Side Story," a Theater of the Stars musical production, will be performed Tuesday through Aug. 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.

Thursday

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. Visit www.high.org.

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 and 11:30 a.m. Friday; 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. Saturday and 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., 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. 25

"FreeLance" will be screened at 10:45 p.m. Aug. 25 at the Plaza Theatre, 1049 Ponce de Leon Ave., Atlanta. The film is part of the Atlanta Underground Film Festival. Single pass tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students. All-access passes are $30. Visit www.auff.org.

Laughing Matters "BattleActs" improv comedy will be performed 8 p.m. Aug. 25 at the Academy Theatre, 119 Centre St., Avondale Estates. Tickets are $15. Call 404-474-8332 or visit www.laughingmatters.com.

The Academy Theatre Late Night series will feature three musical acts at 8 p.m. Aug. 25 at the Academy Theatre, 119 Centre St., Avondale Estates. Tickets are $10. Call 404-474-8332 or visit www.academytheatre.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.

Aug. 27

"Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End" will be screened at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 27 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.

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.

"Frida y Diego, Photographs of their Lives," an exhibit of photographs of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, will be on display 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.