New London Theatre will present the One Acts/New Directors Showcase at 8 p.m. today and Sunday at the theater, 2485 E. Main St. in Snellville. For more information, call 770-559-1484 or visit www.newlondontheatre


Singer-songwriter Angela York will perform at 7:30 p.m. today at 106 West performing arts venue, 106 W. Athens St. in Winder. Admission is $5. For more information, call 770-868-1977 or visit

A First Friday Art Walk will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. today. Participating galleries include The Duluth Art Gallery at 3530 W. Lawrenceville St., Chocolate Perks Cafe Gallery at 3106 Main St. and Frugally Yours at 3097 Main St., all in Duluth. Steverinos will feature a special guest artist in the restaurant's outdoor courtyard. For more information on this event, call 770-623-1040.


Duluth's Flicks on the Bricks will feature the movie "Tale of Despereaux" at dusk Saturday on the Town Green, 3142 Hill St. in Duluth. The event is free to attend. For more information, call 770-476-3434 or visit

Chateau Elan's Groove with the Grapes Summer Concert Series will feature The Embers from 8:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday at the winery pavilion, 100 tour de France in Braselton. Tickets are $30. For more information, call 678-425-0900, ext. 41 or visit


Red Clay Theatre will continue its Summer Sounds '09 Concert Series with Julie Gribbel and Freddie Way performing Sunday. Doors will open at 6 p.m., and the music will begin at 7. Tickets are $10 for this all-ages event. Red Clay Theatre is located at 3116 Main St. in Duluth. Visit for more information.

Ongoing events

"Bright Color Splash," and exhibit of paintings, and "Mediterranean," an exhibit of photography, will be on display at the George Pierce Park Community Recreation Center, 55 Buford Highway in Suwanee, through Aug. 31. Exhibit hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday,

9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays. Admission is free. For more information, call 770-831-4173.

The Mall of Georgia will present its "Movies under the Stars" series with live music through Aug. 15. Music begins at 6:30 p.m. and movies begin at dusk. The Mall of Georgia is at 3333 Buford Drive, Buford. Call 678-482-8788 for more information.

The Colored Pencil Society of America's 17th annual exhibition will be on display Aug. 29 at the Hudgens Center for the Arts, 3600 Sugarloaf Parkway, Building 300, in Duluth. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission to the center is $5 for adults, $3 for children, students and seniors and free for children 2 and younger. For more information, call 770-623-6002 or visit

Pickin in the Grayson City Park will be held at 6:30 p.m. the last Saturday of each month through September. Organized by Grayson resident Eddie Rawlins, the free event features professional and amateur musicians from the area who perform family-friendly, acoustic-based bluegrass, country and gospel music. Guests can bring their own beverages and snacks, but no alcohol is allowed. For more information, call the city of Grayson at 770-963-8017.

Tannery Row Artist Colony holds free sessions for artists to share their knowledge every Thursday at 11 a.m. through Dec. 18 at 554 W. Main St., Building C, in Buford. For more information, call 770-904-0572.