Today

The sixteenth Annual Atlanta Celtic Christmas Concert will be held at 8 p.m. today and Saturday and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emory University. For tickets call 404-727-5050 or visit www.arts.emory.edu/tickets.

The Atlanta Botanical Garden will host Moonlight and Merriment from 5 to 9 p.m. today at 1345 Piedmont Ave. NE, Midtown. For more information, visit www.atlantabotanicalgarden.org.

Saturday

The Campaign 2008 C-SPAN Bus will be at the Eagle Eye Book Shop, located at 2076 N. Decatur Road in Decatur, from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday. For more information, visit www.eagleeyebookshop.com.

Broadcast celebrity Bill Tush will make a special cameo appearance in Theatrical Outfit's presentation of "It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play" at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at The Balzer Theater at Herren's, 84 Luckie St. N.W. in Atlanta. For more information, visit www.theatricaloutfit.org.

Sunday

Wordsmiths Books hosts Second Sundays with Working Title Playwrights at 2 p.m. Sunday at Wordsmiths Books, 545 N. McDonough St., Decatur. This month's play is "Reckless." For more information, call 404-441-2716.

Monday

Arleen Williams will promote and discuss her new book, "The Thirty-Ninth Victim," at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Wordsmiths Books, 545 N. McDonough St. in Decatur. For more information, call 404-378-7166.

Thursday

Jennifer Skiff will promote and discuss her new book, "God Stories," at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Wordsmiths Books, 545 N. McDonough St. in Decatur. For more information, call 404-378-7166.

Dec. 19

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra presents "Blind Boys of Alabama Christ Show 'Go Tell It On the Mountain' with the Gee's Bend Singers" at 8 p.m. Dec. 19 at Symphony Hall in the Memorial Arts Building of the Woodruff Arts Center at 1280 Peachtree St. N.E. in Atlanta. For information on tickets, call 404-733-5000 or visit www.ticketmaster.com.

Dec. 20

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra presents "A Very Merry Holiday Pops" at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Dec. 20 at Symphony Hall in the Memorial Arts Building of the Woodruff Arts Center at 1280 Peachtree St. N.E. in Atlanta. For information on tickets, call 404-733-5000 or visit www.ticketmaster.com.

The Dyer Sisters, authors of "You Want Me to Bring A Dish?," will promote their book at 2 p.m. and Eugene Bianchi, author of "The Children's Crusade," will promote his book at 5 p.m. Dec. 20 at Eagle Eye Book Store, 2076 N. Decatur Road in Decatur. For more information, visit www.eagleeyebookshop.com.

Authors George Weinstein and Marty Aftewicz, writers of "Jake and the Tiger Flight," will promote their book at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 20 at Eagle Eye Book Store, 2076 N. Decatur Road in Decatur. For more information, visit www.eagleeyebookshop.com.

Dec. 21

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra presents "Soulful Christmas featuring Will Downing, Lalah Hathaway and Gerald Albright" at 7 p.m. Dec. 21 at Symphony Hall in the Memorial Arts Building of the Woodruff Arts Center at 1280 Peachtree St. N.E. in Atlanta. For information on tickets, call 404-733-5000 or visit www.ticketmaster.com.

Dec. 26

The Atlanta Botanical Gardens will host Holiday High Tea from 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 26 through 28 at 1345 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta. For more information, visit www.atlantabotanicalgarden.org.

Dec. 31

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra presents "ASO New Year's Eve" at 8 p.m. Dec. 31 at Symphony Hall in the Memorial Arts Building of the Woodruff Arts Center at 1280 Peachtree St. N.E. in Atlanta. For information on tickets, call 404-733-5000 or visit www.ticketmaster.com.

Jan. 17

As part of their Evenings of Intimate Jazz concert series, the Arts Council launches the new year with a performance by The Christian Tamburr Trio at 8 p.m. Jan. 17 at 331 Spring St. N.W. in Gainesville. For more information, call 770-534-2787 or visit www.theartscouncil.net.

Bestselling author Steve Berry will promote his new book, "The Charlemagne Pursuit," at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 17 at Eagle Eye Book Shop, 2076 N. Decatur Road in Decatur. For more information, visit www.eagleeyebooks.com.

Poetry Atlanta will begin at 2 p.m. Jan. 17 at Wordsmiths Books, 545 N. McDonough St. in Decatur. For more information, call 404-378-7166.

Ongoing events

ART Station in Stone Mountain Village presents "A Broadway Christmas Carol," the telling of the classic Charles Dickens story of Ebenezer Scrooge through parodies of everybody's favorite Broadway tunes. The show will run daily through Dec. 21. For more information on tickets and show times, visit www.artstation.org.

The Atlanta Ballet presents "The Nutcracker" at the Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St., Atlanta. Performances run through Dec. 28. Visit www.atlantaballet.com for more information.

Stone Mountain Park presents History Tours at 1 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday in the Confederate Hall Historical and Environmental Education Lobby. For more information, call 770-498-5658.

Stone Mountain Park presents Crafts from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. every Friday in the Confederate Hall Historical and Environmental Education Lobby. For more information, call 770-498-5658.

ART Station Contemporary Arts Center will be having 2008-09 gallery series such as Alter Ego Pop Art 0/00 Saturday through Dec. 27 at the ART Station Center in Stone Mountain Village. For more information call 770-469-1105.

The ART Station Galleries are now the temporary home of metal sculptures created by Dave Taylor on Tuesdays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Dec. 20 at the ART Station Contemporary Art Center in historic Stone Mountain Village, 5384 Manor Drive. For more information, call 770-469-1105 or visit www.artstation.org.