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Today

The Gwinnett Ballet Theatre's 26th annual production of "The Nutcracker" will be performed at 7:30 p.m. today at the Performing Arts Center at Gwinnett Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. Other showtimes are 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets for live music performances are $25 for adults and $20 for students and seniors. Tickets are $20 and $15, respectively, for recorded music performances. Call 770-978-0188 or visit www.gwinnettballet.org.

Aurora Theatre's one-man production of "A Christmas Carol," starring producing artistic director Anthony Rodriguez in every role, will be performed at 8 p.m. tonight at Aurora Theatre, 128 Pike St., Lawrenceville. Other showtimes are at 8 p.m. every Thursday through Saturday and at 2:30 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 23. Ticket prices range from $12 to $20. Call 678-226-6222 or visit www.auroratheatre.com.

"It's a Wonderful Life," a New Dawn Theater Company production, will be performed at 8 p.m. tonight at the Red Clay Theatre and Performing Arts Center, 3116 Main St., Duluth. The show will remain open through Dec. 23, with 8 p.m. showtimes on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, and matinee performances at 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Call 678-938-3615 or visit www.newdawntheatercompany.com.

The Mill Creek High School philharmonic orchestra will perform at 7 p.m. today in the school's theater, 4400 Braselton Highway, Hoschton. Admission is free, and doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Call 678-714-5919.

Saturday

The Infinite Energy Atlanta Slam competition with Andy Roddick and Robby Ginepri will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Gwinnett Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. Tickets are $34.75 to $89.75. Visit www.gwinnettcenter.com.

The Holiday Art Stroll on Main Street will be held from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday along Main Street in downtown Buford. Take in local fine art, ceramics, jewelry, demonstrations and more. Carisma Gallery is located at 15 E. Main St.; GioVaires Galleries of Art is at 97 E. Main St.; and Tannery Row Artist Colony is at 554 W. Main St. Call 770-271-7501.

"O.Henry and 'The Gift of the Magi'" will be performed at 3 p.m. Saturday at ART Station Theatre, 5384 Manor Drive in Stone Mountain Village. A musical interpretation of the timeless holiday story "The Gift of the Magi" is paired with a biographical exploration of its author, O. Henry. Other showtimes are at 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, at 3 p.m. Saturdays and at 7 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 23. Tickets are $26 for adults and $20 for seniors and students. Call 770-469-1105 or visit www.artstation.org.

A Stone Mountain Village Holiday Walk and Wine Tour will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday along Main Street in Stone Mountain. Taste wines from The Sycamore Grill, Bundos Italian Market, Wells Cargo Cafe and Continental Coffee and Sweets. The event is free. Call 770-498-7334 or visit www.mainstreetstonemountain.com.

Tuesday

A champagne tasting will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Grapes and Hops Bar and Bistro, 4856 Hog Mountain Road, Flowery Branch. Various champagnes and sparkling wines will be tasted, just in time for planning your New Year's Eve celebrations. The cost is $20 per person and an RSVP is required because of limited seating. Call 770-965-9145 or e-mail michelle@grapesandhopsbarandbistro.com.

Dec. 23

Radio Disney's Jingle Jam 2007 will be held at 2 p.m. Dec. 23 in downtown Duluth, 3142 Hill St. The event will feature live performances from young recording artists Keke Palmer and Drew Seeley. Call 678-475-3512 or visit www.duluthga.net.

Jan. 6

"Goal Setting for Artists: Take Your Art to the Next Level" will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Jan. 6 at Kudzu Art Zone, 116 Carlyle St., Norcross. Artists of all media, including writers, actors and musicians, are invited to attend the workshop. Admission is $35 for Kudzu members and $50 for non-members. Call 678-421-1981 or visit www.kudzuartzone.org.

Jan. 12

"Lewis Grizzard: In His Own Words," a tribute performance by Bill Oberst Jr., will be held at 8 p.m. Jan. 12-27 at ART Station Theatre, 5384 Manor Drive, Stone Mountain. Sunday matinee performances are at 3 p.m. Oberst honors the Southern icon with the best of his stand-up comedy and selections from books and columns. Tickets are $26 for adults and $20 for seniors and students. Call 770-469-1105 or visit www.artstation.org.

Feb. 9

Amy Speace will perform at 8 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Bowman House, 323 Wilcrest Drive, Lawrenceville. Doors open at 7 p.m. Admission is a $20 donation. Visit www.myspace.com/bowmanhouseconcerts or call 770-979-1314.

Ongoing events

The Avenue Webb Gin is offering photos with Santa from noon to 4 p.m. and carriage rides from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays at the shopping center, 1350 Scenic Highway, Snellville. The activities are free and will continue every Saturday through Dec. 22. Call 770-978-5692.

The Georgia Piedmont Art Center will exhibit its annual Fall Gallery from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday through Dec. 22 at the Georgia Piedmont Arts Center, on East Athens Street at the intersection with Park Avenue in downtown Winder. South African artist Anne Jenkins will be judging the gallery, which will showcase more than 30 area artists. Call 404-202-3044 or visit www.georgiapiedmontartscenter.com.

"Christmas Canteen 2007," an Aurora Theatre production, will run through Dec. 23 at the theater, 128 Pike St., Lawrenceville. Showtimes are at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and matinee shows are at 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Ticket prices range from $18 to $25. Call 678-226-6222 or visit www.auroratheatre.com.

"It's a Wonderful Life," a New Dawn Theater Company production, will run through Dec. 23 at Red Clay Theatre and Arts Center, 3116 Main St., Duluth. Showtimes are at 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, with 2 p.m. matinee performances on Saturdays and Sundays. Visit www.newdawntheatercompany.com, or call the Red Clay box office at 770-622-1777.

The 15th annual Magical Nights of Lights celebration will run through Dec. 30 at Lake Lanier Islands Resort, 7000 Holiday Road, Lake Lanier Islands. The famed attraction boasts six miles of illuminated characters, made up of literally millions of lights. A live nativity scene premieres Dec. 1. Admission is $30 per car from Mondays through Thursdays and $40 per car on weekends. Rates are higher for vans and buses. Call 678-318-7876 or visit www.lakelanierislands.com.

Three new exhibitions will be on display through Dec. 30 at ART Station Contemporary Arts Center, 5384 Manor Drive in Stone Mountain Village. The gallery will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Admission is by donation. Call 770-469-1105 or visit www.artstation.org.

Stone Mountain Christmas will be open through Dec. 30 at Stone Mountain Park, 6867 James B. Rivers Drive, Stone Mountain. New shows and attractions have been added, including a 20-minute interactive ride on the Polar Express in the 4-D movie theater. Admission is $17 for adults and $14 for children ages 3-11. A parking permit is required for vehicle entry to the park. Call 770-498-5690 or visit www.stonemountainpark.com.