Today

Georgia State University Opera presents Leonard Bernstein's "Candide" at 8 p.m. and April 27 at 3 p.m. There will be a free pre-opera lecture at 6:30 p.m. for the first performance and at 2 p.m. for the second performance. Tickets are $20 for general admission, $10 for students with ID. Call 404-413-9849 or visit www.rialtocenter.org.

Fifth Row Center will be performing "To Kill a Mockingbird" today at 7:30 p.m. at The Springs Church, 6553 Spout Springs Road. Guests are invited to bring along a nonperishable food item. All food collected will be then donated to the South Hall Food Pantry. Call 770-855-7005.

Saturday

The Atlanta Radio Theatre Company is presenting an audio adaptation of Robert A. Heinlein's "The Man Who Traveled in Elephants" at Stage Door Players, 5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody at 8 p.m. Saturday. Call 770-396-1726.

Ippolito's will host a fundraising gala for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at 6 p.m. Saturday in the Bocce Room at Ippolito's Italian Restaurant, 2270 Holcomb Bridge Road. Proceeds will benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Call 770-416-7707.

The Atlanta Opera is presenting Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro" on Saturday and Tuesday and May 2 and 4 at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. Purchase tickets by calling 404-817-8700 or visiting www.ticketmaster.com

The Archdiocesan Festival Choir of Atlanta Presents "Alleluia!" at 8:00 p.m. Saturday at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Northside Drive N.W., Atlanta Tickets $15 per person. For concert information and to purchase tickets, visit our Web site at www.afcatlanta.org. Holy Spirit Catholic Church is located at 4465 Northside Drive, NW, Atlanta, GA 30327.

Sunday

Prioleau Alexander will discuss his book, "You Want Fries With That?" at 2 p.m. at A Cappella Books. His book tells Alexander's story of leaving his executive job in order to take several minimum-wage jobs. A Cappella Books is located at 484-C Moreland Ave. Call 404-681-5128 for more information.

Tuesday

Katie Crouch, author of "Girls in Trucks," will discuss and sign copies of her work at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Wordsmiths Books, 545 N. McDonough St., Decatur. Call 404-378-7166.

Atlanta Young Singers of Callanwolde, AYS, announces its 2008-09 season auditions. Auditions will be given by appointment only. Group auditions will be held at each of AYS's three satellite rehearsal locations. The Atlanta/Decatur/Emory area auditions will be on May 3. To schedule an audition or for additional information, call 404-873-3365 or visit www.aysc.org.

Thursday

Sarah Dessen, author of "Lock and Key," will discuss and sign copies of her book on Thursday at 3:30 p.m. at Barnes and Noble, 7660 North Point Parkway, Alpharetta and 6:30 p.m. at the DeKalb County Public Library, 215 Sycamore Street, Decatur. Call 770-993-2770 for the Barnes and Noble reading or 404-814-2064 for the DeKalb Library reading.

May 2

Eagle Eye Book Shop in Decatur will hold the first Atlanta Thriller Book Fest May 2 through 4. The opening night event will be at 6 p.m. May 2 in the C-1100 auditorium on the Dunwoody campus of Georgia Perimeter College. This event is free and open to the public.

The 2008 Madison in May Tour of Homes and Gardens will be held in Madison on May 2 and 3 featuring six private residences and one garden. Advance tickets may be purchased of $20 by calling 706-342-4743. Visit www.madisonmorgancultural.org for more information.

May 3

"Sculpture in Motion: Art Choreographed by Nature" will be on display May 3 through Oct. 31 at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Visit www. atlantabotanicalgarden.org.

Atlanta Young Singers of Callanwolde, AYS, announces its 2008-09 season auditions. Auditions will be given by appointment only. Group auditions will be held at each of AYS's three satellite rehearsal locations. The Atlanta/Decatur/Emory area auditions will be on May 3. To schedule an audition or for additional information, call 404-873-3365 or visit www.aysc.org.

The Ludwig Symphony Orchestra presents a gala concert ending its 10th anniversary season at 8 p.m. May 3 at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest St, Roswell. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, and $8 for students under 22. For tickets and information call 770-623-8623 or visit www.ludwigsymphony.org.

May 4

The Atlanta Wind Symphony will be holding their spring concert on at 3 p.m. May 4 at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center. Tickets are $10 for adults.$7 for seniors, and $5 for kids over twelve and may be purchased at the door or b calling 770-641-1260. Visit www.atlantawindsymphony.com for more information.

May 7

The Balzer Theater at Herren' s will be hosting a three course dinner and a musical performance of "Godspell" at the Olympia Prime Restaurant, Georgia Pacific Building, 133 Peachtree St N.W. Tickets are $45 dollars and may be purchased by calling 678-528-1497.

May 8

Mary Higgins Clark and Carol Higgins Clark discuss and sign copies of their new novels at 7 p.m. at the Atlanta History Center, 130 W. Paces Ferry Road. Call 770-578-3502 for more information.

May 10

AYS Choirs will perform Innovation and Creation at 8 p.m. at Dunwoody United Methodist Church, 1548 Mt.Vernon Road.

The sixth ART Station Dog Walk for the Arts will be held May 10. Trophies and great prizes are given for most money raised. Registration begins at 9:15 a.m. and the walks begin at 10 a.m., rain date May 17. For more information or to register call ART Station at 770-469-1105 or visit www.artstation.org.

May 12

The SoCo Music Experience will be held at Centennial Olympic Park on May 17 featuring a mix of national and local performers such as Queens of the Stone Age and Bang Camaro.

May 14

Tony Horowitz, author of "A Voyage Long and Strange," will discuss and sign copies of his book at the Magaret Mitchell House and Museum Visitors Center, 990 Peachtree St. Cost is $10 for nonmembers, free for members, and $5 for Atlanta History Center members. A reception starts at 6 p.m. and the discussion begins at 7 p.m. RSVP is preferred. Call 770-578-3502 or visit www.gwtw.org.

John Sandford will be discussing his novel, "Phantom Prey," at 7 p.m. at the Barnes & Noble in Buckhead, 2900 Peachtree Road NE. Call 4040-261-7747 for additional information.

May 17

"Wild One Night," the 2008 Beastly Feast to benefit Zoo Atlanta will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Zoo Atlanta. The black tie gala aims to top $1 million for the 11th year running to aid the zoo's education and conservation mission. A 2008 Mustang GT Deluxe Coup and a safari for two in South Africa will be raffled off. Raffle tickets are available online at www.zooatlanta.org and it isn't necessary to be present to win. Other festivities include a silent auction, a live auction, seated dinner and dancing. Tickets are $400. Call 404-624-5908.