Today

The Atlanta Botanical Garden will host Holiday High Tea from 1 to 4 p.m. today through Sunday at 1345 Piedmont Ave. N.E., Midtown. For more information, visit www.atlantabotanicalgarden.org.

The Academy Theatre presents "Dancing Monkey Cabaret" at 9 p.m. today and Saturday and at 6 p.m. Sunday at 119 Center St. in Avondale Estates. Tickets are $20. For more information, visit www.academytheatre.org or call 404-474-8332.

Wednesday

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra presents "ASO New Year's Eve" at 8 p.m. Wednesday 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. 8

The theatrical production of "DRUMline Live" will be held at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 8 at the Classic Center Theater in Athens. For more information, call 706-357-4444 or visit www.classiccenter.com.

Jan. 17

As part of its 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. NW 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 Forrest 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.

March 14

The Arts Council hosts a performance by The John McAndrew Trio at 8 p.m. March 14 at 331 Spring St. N.W. in Gainesville. For more information, call 770-534-2787 or visit www.theartscouncil.net.

April 17

The Arts Council hosts a performance by the Joe Grandsen Quartet at 8 p.m. April 17 at 331 Spring St. N.W. in Gainesville. For more information, call 770-534-2787 or visit www.theartscouncil.net.

Ongoing events

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

ART Station Contemporary Arts Center will be having 2008-2009 gallery series such as Alter Ego Pop Art 0/00 Saturday through Saturday at the ART Station Center in Stone Mountain Village. For more information call 770-469-1105.

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

The Atlanta Botanical Gardens will present a Ride-on-Train from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today through Wednesday and Jan. 2-4 at 1345 Piedmont Ave. NE, Midtown. For more information, visit www.atlantabotanicalgarden.org.

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

Atlanta Ballet presents "Dracula" from Feb. 5-15 at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta. For more information on tickets and show schedules, visit www.atlantaballet.com or www.ticketmaster.com.