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

Bestselling author Steve Berry will promote his new book, "The Charlemagne Pursuit," at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 17 at Eagle Eye Book Shop, 2076 N. Decatur Road in Decatur. For more information, visit www.eagleeyebooks.com.

Poetry Atlanta will begin at 2 p.m. Jan. 17 at Wordsmiths Books, 545 N. McDonough St. in Decatur. For more information, call 404-378-7166.

An Evening of Stop-Motion Puppet Films will be held at 8 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Center for Puppetry Arts, located at 1404 Spring St. N.W. in Atlanta. Admission is $7 for the general public and $5 for center members. For more information, visit www.puppet.org.

Feb. 7

The Ludwig Symphony Orchestra will present a "Beethoven Romance for Valentine's Day" gala concert at 8 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center located at 950 Forest St. in Roswell. For information on tickets, call 770-623-8623 or visit www.ludwigsymphony.org.

Feb. 21

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

March 14

The Arts Council hosts a performance by The John McAndrew Trio at

8 p.m. March 14 at 331 Spring St. N.W. in Gainesville. For more information, call 770-534-2787 or visit www.theartscouncil.net.

April 17

The Arts Council hosts a performance by the Joe Grandsen Quartet at

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

Ongoing events

The Alliance Theatre presents "Jesus Christ Superstar GOSPEL" from Wednesday through Feb. 22 at the Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St. N.E. in Atlanta. For information on tickets and show times, visit www.alliance

theatre.org or call 404-733-5000.

The Buford Artists' Group will be participating in "New Year/New Direction" today through Feb. 5 at the Idea Williams branch of the Buckhead Library, located at 269 Buckhead Ave. in Atlanta. For more information, call 404-814-3500.

The ART Station will host works by Carol Washburn and a feature a new exhibit entitled "Inspired" by Barry Gregg from Jan. 17 to March 21 at the ART Station Contemporary Art Center, located at 5384 Manor Drive in Stone Mountain. For more information, call 770-469-1105 or visit www.artstation.org.

Atlanta Ballet presents "Dracula" from Feb. 5 to 15 at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta. For more information on tickets and show schedules, visit www.atlantaballet.com or www.ticketmaster.com.

The Big Apple Circus will present "PLAY ON!" from Feb. 13 through March 7 at Stone Mountain Park. For more information, visit www.bigapple

circus.org.

The Synchronicity Performance Group will perform "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" from Feb. 14 to March 8 at 7 Stages Back Stage Theatre, 1105 Euclid Ave. N.E. in Atlanta. For more information on tickets and show times, call 404-484-8638 or visit www.synchro

theatre.com.