Today

"Vanishing Barns" opens at Anne Irwin Fine Art with a cocktail reception with the artist from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. today. The exhibition is on view until April 11. Visit www.anneirwinfineart.com or call 404-352-1855.

Storytellers from KSU Tellers will take part in the first Atlanta Storytelling Festival today through Sunday at the Academy Theatre, 119 Center St., Avondale Estates. Call 404-297-0904.

Theatrical Outfit presents Carlyle Brown's "Pure Confidence" at the Balzer Theater at Herren's, 84 Luckie St., Atlanta, today through Sunday. Call 678-528-1500 or visit www.theatricaloutfit.org.

Saturday

The Orchid Market will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, 1345 Piedmont Ave. N.E., Atlanta. Call 404-876-5859 or visit www.atlantabotanicalgarden.org.

The Emerald Rose will perform at the Sautee Nacoochee Center Theatre on Saturday. Call 706-878-3300 or visit www.snca.org.

Georgia State University's Rialto Center for the Arts presents David Dorfman Dance's "Underground" at 8 p.m. Saturday. Call 404-413-9849 or visit www.rialtocenter.org.

The Brenau University Faculty Dance Concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts. Call 770-534-6245.

The fifth annual Edible Books Festival will be held at Wordsmiths Books, 545 N. McDonough St., Decatur, on Saturday. Visit www.lvama.org to register or call 404-378-7166.

Sunday

Kathleen Whitten, author of "Labor of the Heart," will discuss and sign copies of her work at 2 p.m. Sunday at Wordsmiths Books, 545 N. McDonough St., Deactur. Call 404-378-7166.

Monday

William Chace will present a lecture on James Joyce as part of the "University in the Library" series at 7:15 p.m. Monday. The lecture will be held at the Decatur Library, 215 Sycamore St. Call 404-370-8450, ext. 2225.

Carolyn O'Neil, author of "The Dish," will lead a discussion on food-focused books at noon Monday at Wordsmiths Books, 545 N. McDonough St., Deactur. Call 404-378-7166.

Douglas Blackmon, author of "Slavery by Another Name," will discuss and sign copies of his work at 7 p.m. Monday at the Margaret Mitchell House & Museum Visitors Center, 990 Peachtree St., Atlanta. Call 770-578-3502 or visit www.gwtw.org.

Tuesday

The Village Writers Group is making a presentation with guest speaker Neil Shulman at Wordsmiths Books, 545 N. McDonough Street, Decatur, on Tuesday. Call 404-378-7166.

Food journalist Judy Bart Kancigor will lead a cooking class on Passover cooking and sign copies of her book "Cooking Jewish" at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Cooks' Warehouse, 180 W. Ponce de Leon Ave. Visit www.cookswarehouse.com/ClassReg/Public/classes.asp.

Joshilyn Jackson, author of "The Girl Who Stopped Swimming," will discuss and sign copies of her work at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday at the Decatur Library, 215 Sycamore St. Call 404-370-8450, ext. 2225.

Wednesday

Taste of Atlanta's Culinaire will be held at the New World of Coca-Cola, 121 Baker St. N.W., Atlanta, from 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Wednesday. Visit www.tasteofatlanta.com/culinaire.

John Folsom's "Lure of the Low Country" exhibition will have an opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Fay Gold Gallery, 764 Miami Circle in Atlanta. The show runs through May 10. Visit www.faygoldgallery. com or www.johnfolsomonline.com.

Carol Gilligan, author of "Kyra," will discuss and sign copies of her work at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Wordsmiths Books, 545 N. McDonough St., Decatur. Call 404-378-7166.

Thursday

The Dallas Brass will start the 2008 Arts Council Pearce Series with a performance at the Georgia Mountains Center on Thursday. Call 770-534-2787.

The Atlanta Botanical Garden will host an auction of unique plants at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Profits will benefit the Atlanta Botanical Garden Plant Explorers Fund. Call 404-591-1539 for more information.

"The Lion King" will be performed at the Atlanta Civic Center Thursday through May 4. Visit www.ticketmaster.com or call 404-817-8700 for more information.

An Italian Film Festival will be held at the High Museum Thursday through April 6. For more information, visit www.cinemaitaly.com. Call 404-733-5000 or visit www.high.org for tickets.

Nick Taylor, author of "The Disagreement," will discuss and sign copies of his work at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Margaret Michell House & Museum Visitors Center, 990 Peachtree St., Atlanta. Call 770-578-3502 or visit www.gwtw.org.

Gary Moore, author of "Playing with the Enemy," will discuss and sign copies of his work at 7:15 p.m. Thursday. The lecture will be held at the Decatur Library, 215 Sycamore St. Call 404-370-8450, ext. 2225.

April 5

Poets Catherine Pierce, David Welch, and Laura Newbern will read their poetry and sign copies of "Best New Poets 2007" at Wordsmiths Books, 141 E. Trinity, Decatur at 2 p.m. April 5. Call 404-378-7166.

Mudfire Gallery, 175 Laredo Drive, Decatur, will host the exhibit "Line and Color." The opening night reception will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. April 5. Visit www.mudfire.com or call 404-377-8033.

Attenders of ATLexis 2008, hosted by the Theatrical Outfit, will have the opportunity to participate in an auction for a tour of USA Network's "Monk" set in Los Angeles. Visit www.theatricaloutfit.org.

April 6

Poets Louise Morgan Runyon and Rupert Fike will read their poetry at 2 p.m. April 6 at Wordsmiths Books, 141 E. Trinity Place, Decatur. Call 404-378-7166.

April 7

The Atlanta Botanical Garden's Art Gallery in the Center for Conservation and Education will feature photographer Marc Del Santo's work "Georgia's Last Wild Places" from April 7 to Aug. 4. Visit www.atlantabotanicalgarden.org.

Former New York Times correspondent Adam Clymer, author of "Drawing the Line at the Big Ditch," will discuss and sign copies of his work at 7 p.m. April 7 at the Jimmy Carter Library, 441 Freedom Parkway, Atlanta. Call 404-370-8450, ext. 2225.

April 8

Marvin S. Arrington, author of "Making My Mark," will discuss and sign copies of his work at 7:15 p.m. April 8 at the Decatur Library, 215 Sycamore St. Call 404-370-8450, ext. 2225.

April 10

Cinderella Della Circus, a unique version of the famous tale, will be performed from April 10 through June 22 at the Center for Puppetry Arts, 1404 Spring St. N.W., Atlanta. Call 404-873-3391 or visit www.puppet.org.

A French Film Festival, "Yesterday and Today," will be at the High Museum in Atlanta April 10 through 24. Call 404-733-5000 or visit www.high.org.

The Booth Western Art Museum, 501 Museum Drive in Cartersville, will host Western authors and artists during "A True Western Weekend" from April 10 to 12. Call 770-387-1300 or visit www.boothmuseum.org.

The 2008 Atlanta Film Festival will be held from April 10 to 19. The main venue is the Landmark Midtown Art Cinema in Atlanta. Call 404-325-4225 or visit www.atlantafilmfestival.com.

April 11

Paul Zaloom will present his new show, "Shadow Government" from Aprill 11 to 13 at the Center for Puppetry Arts. Due to strong language and explicit adult content, this show is only for ages 18 and older. Call 404-873-3391 or visit www.puppet.org.

Georgia State University's Jazz Band, in conjunction with saxophonist Jimmy Heath, will present a concert at 8 p.m. April 11 at the Rialto Center for the Arts. Visit www.rialtocenter.org.

Pauline Frommer, author of the "Pauline Frommer's Travel Guides" series, will discuss and sign copies of her works at 7:15 p.m. on April 11 at the Decatur Library, 215 Sycamore St. Call 404-370-8450, ext. 2225.