Saturday

The Arts Council will host a performance by The Shawn Megorden Quartet on Saturday at 331 Spring St. N.W. in Gainesville. For more information, call 770-534-2787 or visit www.theartscouncil.net.

The Atlanta Opera will be performing "Cinderella" at 8 p.m. Saturday and Nov. 21, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, and at 3 p.m. Nov. 23 at the Cobb Energy Centre. For more information, call 404-881-8885 or visit www.atlantaopera.org.

Sunday

The exhibition opening of "The First Emperor: China's Terracotta Army" is Sunday at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. For more information, visit www.high.org.

Ni Hao Atlanta!, A Celebration Fit For an Emperor, will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at the High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St. in Atlanta. For more information, visit www.high.org.

Tuesday

The Wizard Rock Band, The Remus Lupins, will be performing at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Wordsmiths Books, 545 N. McDonough St., Decatur. For more information, call 404-378-7166.

Wednesday

The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library invites Father John Dear, author of "A Persistent Peace," as part of its upcoming lecture/book signing series at 7 p.m. Wednesday at 441 Freedom Parkway in Atlanta. For more information, call 404-865-7109 or visit www.jimmycarterlibrary.gov.

ART Station in Stone Mountain Village presents "A Tuna Christmas," the sequel to the comedy "Greater Tuna," which opens Wednesday and runs daily through Nov. 23. For more information on tickets and show times, visit www.artstation.org.

Nov. 21

Ray Blount Jr. will speak on his book, "Alphabet Juice," at 6 p.m. Nov. 21 at the Margaret Mitchell House and Museum. For more information, call 404-814-2058.

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra will the playing the fourth program in their "American Originals" festival at 8 p.m. Nov. 21 and 23 in Symphony Hall, Memorial Arts Building, Woodruff Arts Center. For more information, call 404-733-4846 or 404-733-4105 or e-mail melissa.sanders@woodruffcenter.org or laura.soldati@woodruffcenter.org.

Sheila Lukins teaches a class and signs her latest cookbook, "Ten: All the Foods We Love and Ten Perfect Recipes for Each," at 7 p.m. Nov. 21 at The Cook's Warehouse, 180 W. Ponce De Leon Ave., Decatur. For more information, visit www.cookswarehouse.com or call 404-377-4005.

Nov. 22

Paste Magazine and Wordsmiths Books present Amanda Petrusich to discuss and sign her book, "If Still Moves: Lost Songs, Lost Highways," and The Search for the Next American Music at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 22 at Wordsmiths Books, 545 N. McDonough St., Decatur. For more information, call 404-378-7166.

Nov. 28

Go All Night! is 17 non-stop hours of artful fun from 9 a.m. to 2 a.m. Nov. 28 at the High Museum of Art 1280 Peachtree St. in Atlanta. For more information, visit www.high.org.

The Stone Mountain Village Christmas Celebration will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 28 at Main Street Stone Mountain. For more information call 770-498-7334, visit www.mainstreetstonemontain.com, or e-mail mainstreetstone@bellsouth.net.

Dec. 3

Theatrical Outfit presents "It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play," at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3 through Dec. 21. Saturday and Sunday matinees will be at 2:30 p.m. Theatrical Outfit is located at The Balzer Theater at Herren's, 84 Luckie St., Atlanta. For more information, visit www.theatricaloutfit.org.

Dec. 10

The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library invites Ted Turner, CNN-founder and author of "Call Me Ted," as part of its upcoming lecture/book signing series at 7 p.m. Dec. 10 at 441 Freedom Parkway in Atlanta. For more information, call 404-865-7109 or visit www.jimmycarterlibrary.gov.

Dec. 14

Wordsmiths Books hosts Second Sundays with Working Title Playwrights at 2 p.m. Dec. 14 at Wordsmiths Books, 545 N. McDonough St., Decatur. This month's play is Reckless. For more information, call 404-441-2716.

Ongoing events

The Atlanta History Center, located at 130 W. Paces Ferry Road in Atlanta, features exhibits on Georgia history, Southern folk art and the Civil War and is home to the Centennial Olympic Games Museum and two historic homes. The center's hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $15, $12 for senior citizens and students 13 and over, $10 for ages 4 to 12 and free for ages 3 and under. Call 404-814-4000 or visit www.atlantahistorycenter.com.

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.

Atlanta Ballet is announcing its 2008-09 season. Performances will be held in the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center except for Atlanta Ballet's "The Nutcracker," which will be held in the Fox Theatre. For ticket information, call the Atlanta Ballet Box Office at 404-892-3303, visit www.atlantaballet.com or buy from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday at 1400 West Peachtree St.

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 broadways tunes. The show will start Dec. 10 and run daily through Dec. 21. For more information on tickets and show times, visit www.artstation.org.