Today

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

The Georgia State University School of Music and Rialto Center for the Arts present Jazz Trumpeter Jon Faddis in concert with the University Jazz Band at 8 p.m. today. Tickets are available by calling 404-413-9TIX or online at www.rialtocenter.org.

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra presents Swing! Big Bad Voodoo Daddy at 8 p.m. today and Saturday at Symphony Hall, Memorial Arts Building, Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St. N.E. Atlanta. Tickets are online at www.atlantasymphony.org or by calling 404-733-5000.

Tuesday

Author Nicole Seitz will make an appearance from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday at Eagle Eye Book Shop to discuss and sign her book. For more information, call 404-486-0307.

May 2

Johns Creek Symphony Orchestra presents its "Season Finale! Light Classics and Popular Favorites!" at

8 p.m. May 2 in the theater at Northview High School, 10625 Parsons Road in Duluth. Tickets are on sale at www.johnscreeksymphony.org. For more information, call 678-748-5802.

May 9

Young Audiences Woodruff Arts Center presents "The Mad Hatter" from 10 a.m. to noon May 9 at the Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St., Atlanta. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 404-733-5337.

The city of Stone Mountain and Main Street Stone Mountain will hold the annual Second Saturday Celebration May 9 on the pavilion grounds in downtown Stone Mountain. Parking and admission in are free. For more information, call 770-498-7334 or visit www. StoneMountainVillage.com.

May 30

The Stone Mountain Barbershop Chorus will present its 2009 spring concert Harmony Collage at 3 p.m. May 30 in the sanctuary of Mountain Park United Methodist Church, 1405 Rockbridge Road in Stone Mountain.

June 26

The 14th Street Playhouse will perform "Who Killed Uncle Pete?" at

8 p.m. June 26 and 27 at 173 14th St. in Atlanta. For more information, call 404-733-4738 or visit www.14thstplayhouse.org.

Sept. 29

The Atlanta Opera will host The Atlanta Opera Ball at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 29 at St. Regis Atlanta, 88 W. Paces Ferry Road in Buckhead. For more information, visit www.atlantaopera.org.

Ongoing events:

The High Museum of Art will present the 10th annual French Film Yesterday and Today film series through Saturday at the Rich Theatre of the Woodruff Arts Center at 15th and Peachtree St. in Atlanta. To purchase tickets in advance, visit www.high.org, visit the Woodruff Center Box Office or call 404-733-5000.

The High Museum of Art presents Evolution: Five Decades of Printmaking by David C. Driskell Tuesday through Aug. 2 at 1280 Peachtree St. N.E. in Atlanta.

The High Museum of Art will host an exhibition of architect Anthony Ames through Aug. 23. For more information, visit www.high.org.

The High Museum of Art Atlanta presents "The First Emperor: China's Terracotta Army" through Sunday at the Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St. N.E. in Atlanta. For more information, visit www.high.org or call 404-733-4200.

Whitespace gallery will be holding an exhibition of paintings and sculptural installations by Deanna Sirlin through May 16. For more information, visit www.whitespace814.com or www. deannasirlin.com.

The Quinlan Visual Arts Center presents "Contemplations, Generations and Rustications" through June 7. The Quinlan is located at 514 Green St., Gainesville, and admission is free to the public. For more information, call 770-536-2575 or visit www.quinlanartscenter.org.

7 Stages Theatre presents "The Extremists" Saturday through Sunday at 1105 Euclid Ave., Atlanta. For more information, call 404-523-7647 or visit www.7stages.org.

The Oconee Cultural Arts Center will host an exhibition of a fused glass artist Kathleen Gill through May 9. For more information, visit www.OCAF.com or www.GillGlass.com.

The Alliance Theatre presents "Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris" through May 10. For more information, call 404-733-4650 or visit www.alliancetheatre.org.

The High Museum of Art will be displaying George de La Tour's painting "The Card-Sharp" through Sept. 6. For more information, visit www.high.org.

The High Museum of Art will be displaying drawings by Antonio Pisanello through May 10.

The Center for Puppetry Arts presents "The Little Pirate Mermaid" through May 24 and May 26 to June 21 at 1404 Spring St. in Atlanta. For more information, visit www.puppet.org.

The High Museum of Art Atlanta presents "Louvre Atlanta: The Louvre and the Masterpiece" through Sept. 6 at the Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St. N.E. in Atlanta. For more information, visit www.high.org or call 404-733-4200.