Saturday

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. Saturday 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. Saturday 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. Saturday 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. Saturday 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.

Johns Creek Symphony Orchestra presents "A Mendelssohn Tribute" at

8 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Northview High School theater, 10625 Parsons Road in Johns Creek. For information on tickets, visit www.johnscreeksymphony.org or call 678-748-5802.

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" through Feb. 22 at the Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St. N.E. in Atlanta. For information on tickets and show times, visit www.alliancetheatre.org or call 404-733-5000.

The Buford Artists' Group will be participating in "New Year/New Direction," an exhibit of fine art, through Feb. 5 at the Idea Williams branch of the Buckhead Library, 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 Saturday through 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 through 15 at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway in Atlanta. For more information on tickets and show schedules, visit www.atlanta

ballet.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.bigapplecircus.org.

The Synchronicity Performance Group will perform "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" from Feb. 14 through 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.synchrotheatre.com.