Today

The Atlanta Botanical Garden SunTrust Concerts in the Garden series will present Los Lobos at 8 p.m. today on the gardens' great lawn, 1345 Piedmont Ave. N.E. in Atlanta. For tickets, visit www.ticketmaster.com or call 404-876-5859 for more information.

An opening reception for the exhibit "The Way Water Falls," paintings by the artist Boscco, will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Georgia Perimeter College Library/Gallery Building NLR-C at the Dunwoody campus, 2101 Womack Road in Dunwoody. The exhibit will be on display through Oct. 21. For more information, call 770-274-5085.

Sunday

Electric violinist Ken Ford will perform at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Villa Christina's, 4000 Summit Blvd. in Atlanta. Doors will open at 4 p.m. Call 404-303-0133 for more information.

Thursday

Whitespace gallery will hold an opening reception for the exhibit "Soft Trap," paintings by Sarah Emerson, and "Withershins," an exhibit of sculptural works by Jeff Grant, from 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday. The gallery is at 814 Edgewood Ave. in Inman Park. For more information, call 404-688-1892 or visit www.whitespace814.com.

Sept. 5

Chukkar Farm and the Polo Club Concert Series will present the Songwriters in the Round concerts featuring Tim Buppert and Rachel Williams with James Casto at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 5. Chukkar Farm is at 1005 Little River Way in Alpharetta. Visit www.chukkarfarm.com for more information.

Arts on the Creek will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 5 at Perimeter Church, 9500 Medlock Bridge Road in Johns Creek. Visit www.artsonthecreek.org or call 678-405-2000 for more information.

Sept. 6

Arts on the Creek will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 6 at Perimeter Church, 9500 Medlock Bridge Road in Johns Creek. Visit www.artsonthecreek.org or call 678-405-2000 for more information.

Sept. 11

"Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian" will be shown as part of the Sandy Springs Movies by Moonlight event on the lawn at Sandy Springs United Methodist Church's Hitson Activity Center, 86 Mount Vernon Highway in Sandy Springs. The movie will be shown on a giant, 45-foot screen at dusk. Admission and parking is free. Pets and alcohol are not allowed. For more information, call 404-256-9091 or e-mail director@leadershipsandysprings.org.

The sixth annual Black Box Improv Festival will open Sept. 11 at Georgia Tech's DramaTech Theatre, the Student Center and Under the Couch. For a show schedule, specific location details and more information, visit www.blackboximprov.com.

Sept. 12

The 2009 Inspirational Jazz Fest will be held at 5 p.m. Sept.12 at St. James United Methodist Church, 3000 Webb Bridge Road in Alpharetta. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children. Visit www.stjamesumc.org or call 678-762-1543 for more information.

Sept. 17

The High Museum of Art will host a lecture titled "Women in Photography" at 7 p.m. Sept. 17. The program will feature a talk by Daniel Dixon. Admission to the museum is $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and college students with a valid ID, $11 for children ages 6 to 17 and free for members and children under age 6. The High Museum of Art is at 1280 Peachtree St. N.E. in Atlanta. Visit www.high.org for more information.

Hudgens Center for the Arts will host an opening reception for its Fiber Artistry and Portrait Exhibitions from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 17 at 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Building 300 in Duluth. For more information, visit www.thehudgens.org or call 770-623-6002.

Sept. 18

The High Museum of Art will host its September Friday Jazz event from 5 to 10 p.m. Sept. 18 with performer Dan Baraszu. Admission to the museum is $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and college students with a valid ID, $11 for children ages 6 to 17 and free for members and children under age 6. The High Museum of Art is at 1280 Peachtree St. N.E. in Atlanta. Visit www.high.org for more information.

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.

Oct. 1

The Jimmy Carter Presidential Museum will host a re-opening ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 1 as a celebration of Carter's 85th birthday as well as the new museum honoring his life and work. The museum is at 441 Freedom Parkway in Atlanta. Call 404-865-7109 for more information.

Oct. 2

"Inkheart" will be shown as part of the Sandy Springs Movies by Moonlight event on the lawn at Sandy Springs United Methodist Church's Hitson Activity Center, 86 Mt. Vernon Highway in Sandy Springs. The movie will be shown on a giant 45-foot screen at dusk. Admission and parking is free. Pets and alcohol are not allowed. For more information, call 404-256-9091 or e-mail director@leadershipsandysprings.org.

Ongoing events

Theatrical Outfit will present the musical "Cotton Patch Gospel" through Sunday at The Balzer Theater at Herren's, 84 Luckie St. in Atlanta. For tickets, call 678-528-1500.

The Center for Puppetry Arts will present the grocery store journey "Adventure of Little Noodle" through Sept. 13. Show times are 10 and 11:30 a.m. Fridays, 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. Saturdays, and 1 and 3 p.m. Sundays. The center is at 1404 Spring St. at 18th in Atlanta. For admission prices and more information, call 404-873-3391.

The Georgia Ensemble Theatre will present the musical "Cotton Patch Gospel" from Sept. 3 through 20. The theater is at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center at 950 Forrest St. For more information, call 770-641-1260 or visit www.get.org.

"Soft Trap," an exhibit of paintings by Sarah Emerson, and "Withershins," an exhibit of sculptural works by Jeff Grant, will be on display Sept. 4 through Oct. 10 at Whitepace gallery, 814 Edgewood Ave. in Inman Park. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. For more information, call 404-688-1892 or visit www.whitespace814.com.