Today

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

The Alliance Theatre is presenting "A Christmas Carol" today through Dec. 24 on the Alliance Stage. For more information on tickets and showtimes, call 404-733-5000 or visit www.alliancetheatre.org.

Saturday

Meet the author of "Bon Appetit Y'all," Virginia Willis, from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at The High Museum of Art. For more information, visit www.high.org.

Wednesday

Theatrical Outfit presents "It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play," at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday 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. 5

The Atlanta Ballet presents "The Nutcracker" at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St, Atlanta. Performances run through Dec. 28. Visit www.atlantaballet.com for more information.

Dec. 6

Johns Creek Symphony hosts a Holiday Pops Concert, Christmas Gala and Champagne Dessert Reception at 8 p.m. Dec. 6 at St. Benedict Church in Duluth. For information on ticket prices, visit www.johnscreeksymphony.org or call 678-992-2055.

The Georgia State University School of Music will present the 11th annual Gala Holiday Concert, A Night in Old Vienna, at 8 p.m. Dec. 6 and at 3 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Rialto Center for the Arts. For more information and ticket prices, call 404-413-9TIX or visit www.rialtocenter.org.

The Atlanta Botanical Garden will host a Reindog Parade from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 6 at 1345 Piedmont Ave. N.E., Midtown. For more information, visit www.atlantabotanicalgarden.org.

Dec. 7

The thirteenth annual Tour of Homes, sponsored by the Pilot Club of Conyers, will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Dec. 7 in the Olde Town Part of Conyers. Tickets are $12 prior to tour and $ 15 the day of. For more information, call 770-787-0498 or 770-483-5957.

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

Dec. 12

The Atlanta Botanical Garden will host Moonlight and Merriment from 5 to 9 p.m. Dec. 12 at 1345 Piedmont Ave. N.E., Midtown. For more information, visit www.atlantabotanicalgarden.org.

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.

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. N.E., Midtown. For more information, visit www.atlantabotanicalgarden.org.

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. on Jan. 17 at 331 Spring St. N.W. in Gainesville. For more information, call 770-534-2787 or visit www.theartscouncil.net.

Feb. 21

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

Ongoing events

Theatrical Outfit presents "It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play," through Dec. 21. Theatrical Outfit is located at The Balzer Theater at Herren's, 84 Luckie St., Atlanta. For more information, visit www.theatricaloutfit.org.

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.

"Colors and Shapes Make Art," a specialty art class intended for toddlers ages 2 to 3, will start this fall at the Quinlan Visual Arts Center, located at 514 Green St. in Gainesville. For more information on classes and registration, visit www.quinlanartscenter.org or call 770-536-2575.

ART Station Contemporary Arts Center will be having 2008-2009 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 23rd Annual Latin American Film Festival will be held through Saturday at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. For more information, visit www.high.org.

The Seventh Annual Festival of the Nativity will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 5, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Dec. 6 and 5 to 9 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, located at 5995 Spalding Drive in Norcross. For more information, visit www.festivalofthenativity.com.