The New Dawn Theater Company's production of "Charley's Aunt" will be performed at 8 p.m. tonight at Duluth's 2nd Stage Theater, 3087 Main St., Duluth. Other 8 p.m. performances run Thursday through Oct. 28. Saturday and Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m. and there are no night shows on Sundays. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for children and seniors. Call 678-938-3615 or visit

Voices of North Georgia presents "Voices of Praise" at 7:30 p.m. today and 3 p.m. Sunday at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 705 Summit St., Gainesville. Tickets are $15 for general admission, $12 for seniors and students and $5 for children 11 years old and under. Call 678-450-5982 or visit

"The Legend Of Ho-Hum Hollow," a Southern adapation of the Headless Horseman tale, will be performed tonight through Sunday, Oct. 26-27 and Nov 2-4 at Zoar United Methodist Church, 3895 Zoar Church Road, Snellville. The play is a production of the New London Theatre in Snellville. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Call 770-979-3691 or visit

"It Runs In The Family," a British farce, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday at Peachtree Ridge High School, 1555 Old Peachtree Road, Suwanee. Tickets are $6 and may be purchased at the door. Call 678 057-3150.


Gwinnett County Public Library will host the inaugural Gwinnett Reading Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds, 2405 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville. The event will showcase about 30 local, regional and national authors, who will read, discuss and sign their works. Admission is free. Visit

"Grandmother's Birthday," an Aurora Theatre Children's Playhouse production presented by American Kasper Theatre, will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at the theater, 128 Pike St., Lawrenceville. Tickets are $7 each, and a Playhouse Pass, good for all 18 performances in the 2007-08 series, is available for $63. Call 678-226-6222 or visit

The opening reception of "Big," an art exhibition featuring works measuring at least 6 feet in one dimension, will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Tannery Row Artist Colony, 554 W. Main St. Building C, Buford. The gallery will be on display through Dec. 1. Call 678-428-4877.

The 35th annual Stone Mountain Highland Games and Scottish Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Stone Mountain Park, U.S. Highway 78, Exit 8, Stone Mountain. In addition to regular park admission, tickets for Saturday's games are $15 for adults and $4 for children, while Sunday's games are $13 for adults and $4 for children. Call 770-521-0228.

"A Night at the Museum," Suwanee's Town Center Cinema Halloween feature, will be shown at 7 p.m. Saturday at Town Center Park, at the intersection of Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road and Buford Highway, Suwanee.

"Serenity," exhibiting the art of Ann and Victoria Jackson, will be open 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday through Dec. 1 at Carisma Gallery, 15 E. Main St., Buford. The artists will attend Saturday's opening reception. Call 770-271-7501 or visit

"The Spirit of Art, Wine and Music," a wine-tasting event, will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. at Gio'Vairs Galleries of Art, 75 E. Main St., Buford. There will be live music and refreshments. Reserve a wine-tasting ticket at Call 770-945-4900 or 770-595-8824, or visit

The Simon Kidgits Club Fall Festival and Costume Contest will be held from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday in The Village at the Mall of Georgia, 3333 Buford Drive, Buford. Attendees can enjoy hayrides, pumpkin decorating and face painting. A costume contest takes place from 1 to 2 p.m. Call 678-482-8788 or visit


An Oktoberfest beer dinner will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday at Grapes and Hops Bar and Bistro, 4856 Hog Mountain Road, Flowery Branch. The cost to attend is $45 per person. Fest bier, Hop Devil, Prima Pils, Victory Lager and more will be tasted. Call 770-965-9145 or visit


The Gwinnett Philharmonic will perform "Magnificent Mendelsohhn" at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Performing Arts Center at Gwinnett Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. Tickets are $28 for adults, $24 for seniors, $22 for members and $12 for students, and are available through Ticketmaster. Call 770-418-1115 or visit


The Sundown Cinema Series wraps up at sundown Thursday at the Mall of Georgia's Village Pavillion, 3333 Buford Drive, Buford. Admission is free. Call 678-482-8788 or visit

Oct. 27

"Trick or Treat Magic Show," an Aurora Theatre Children's Playhouse production, will begin at 10 a.m. Oct. 27 at the theater, 128 Pike St., Lawrenceville. Tickets are $7 each, and a Playhouse Pass, good for all 18 performances in the 2007-08 series, is available for $63. Call 678-226-6222 or visit

Halloween at the Avenue will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Oct. 27 at The Avenue Webb Gin, 1350 Scenic Highway, suite 356, Snellville. Kids are invited to come out in costume to take part in interactive games and giveaways. There will also be a parade, free photos and plenty of sweets. Call 770-978-5692 or visit

A Halloween festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bunten Road Park, 3180 Bunten Road, Duluth. There will be face painting, pumpkin carving and a cookout. Tickets are $5 per child and $3 per accompanying adult. Call 770-814-6981.

Suwanee's annual "Trek or Treat" event is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 27 at Suwanee Creek Park, 1170 Buford Highway, Suwanee. Activities include a costume parade and contest, carnival games, music and, of course, trek or treating along the Suwanee Creek Greenway. Visit

Ongoing events

A Tour of Southern Ghosts will be held through Oct. 31 at ART Station, 5384 Manor Drive, Stone Mountain. Tours are held from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday. Three additional tours will be offered Oct. 29-31. Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for children 12 years old and under. Call 770-469-1105 or visit

Lawrenceville Ghost Tours will be given every night in October at 7:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and at 7 and 9 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Tours begin at Aurora Theatre, 128 Pike St., Lawrenceville. During the final two Saturdays, authors Jaclyn Weldon White and Heidi Wyrick, respectively, will accompany the tour as a guest storyteller. Tickets are $12 for adults and $9 for children from Sunday through Thursday, and $15 for adults and $12 for children on Fridays and Saturdays. Call 678-226-6222 or visit

"Driving Miss Daisy" will be performed through Nov. 11 at the Red Clay Theatre and Arts Center, 3116 Main St., Duluth. The play will be performed at 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings with 2 p.m. matinee shows on Sundays. Tickets are $15 for students, $18 for seniors and $22 general admission. Call 770-622-1777 or visit

Kudzu Art Zone presents "Summer in Downtown Norcross" from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Nov. 17 at Kudzu Art Zone, 116 Carlyle St., Norcross. The exhibit, showcasing the works of Kudzu Art Zone members, runs in tandem with the Norcross Arts Festival. Admission is free. Visit or call 770-840-9844.