Today

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. today 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.

Saturday

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra presents "A Very Merry Holiday Pops" at 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday 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. Saturday 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. Saturday at Eagle Eye Book Store, 2076 N. Decatur Road in Decatur. For more information, visit www.eagleeyebookshop.com.

The Atlanta Concert Band's Holiday Concert will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Northview High School Auditorium in Johns Creek. Admission is free. For more information, e-mail info@atlantaconcertband.org or call 678-377-7603.

Sunday

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra presents "Soulful Christmas featuring Will Downing, Lalah Hathaway and Gerald Albright" at 7 p.m. Sunday 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 to 28 at 1345 Piedmont Ave. N.E., Midtown. 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.

Feb. 7

The Ludwig Symphony Orchestra will present a "Beethoven Romance for Valentine's Day" gala concert at 8 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center located at 950 Forest St. in Roswell. For information on tickets, call 770-623-8623 or visit www.ludwigsymphony.org.

Feb. 21

The Arts Council hosts a performance by The Kevin Bales Trio at 8 p.m. Feb. 21 at 331 Spring St. N.W. in Gainesville. For more information, call 770-534-2787 or visit www.theartscouncil.net.

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 Sunday. For more information on tickets and show times, visit www.artstation.org.

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

ART Station Contemporary Arts Center will be having 2008-09 gallery series such as Alter Ego Pop Art 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 showing metal sculptures created by Dave Taylor from

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m Saturdays 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.

The Atlanta Botanical Gardens will present puppet shows such as "Santa's Missing Mail" at 10:30 a.m. through Dec. 27 at 1345 Piedmont Ave. N.E., Midtown. For more information, visit www.atlantabotanicalgarden.org.

The Atlanta Botanical Gardens will be having pictures with St. Nick from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and Dec. 20 to 21 at 1345 Piedmont Ave. N.E., Midtown. For more information, visit www.atlantabotanicalgarden.org.

Enjoy seasonal displays throughout the garden of traditional greenery as well as carolers through Jan. 4 at The Atlanta Botanical Gardens, 1345 Piedmont Ave. N.E., Midtown. For more information, visit www.atlantabotanicalgarden.org.

Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," an Academy Theatre and WORLDSONG Arts in Education Family Production, will be presented through Sunday at the Academy Theatre. For more information, call 404-474-8332 or visit www.academ

ytheatre.org.

The Big Apple Circus will present "PLAY ON!" from Feb. 13 through March 7 at Stone Mountain Park. For more information, visit www.bigapple

circus.org.