The Moonlight and Music Concert Series will feature a performance by singer-songwriter Shawn Mullins at 8 p.m. today on the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse lawn, 185 Crogan St. in Lawrenceville. Lawn seating is free. For more information, visit

The Lilburn Idol competition will begin at 7 p.m. today at Lilburn City Park, 96 Main St. in Lilburn. For more information, call 770-921-2210 or visit

Button Theatre will present "The Mousetrap" at

8 p.m. today and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday. at the Red Clay Theatre, 3116 Main St. in Duluth. Admission is $18. For more information, call 678-407-0772 or visit www.button

New Dawn Theater Company will present "The Three Musketeers" at 8 p.m. today, at 2 and

8 p.m. Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday. at 3087 Main. St. in Duluth. Admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and $10 for students. For more information, visit

New London Theatre will present "The Pirates of Penzance" at 8 p.m. today and Saturday and at 2:30 Sunday at 2485 Main St. in Snellville. Admission is $12 in advance and $15 at the door. For more information, call 770-979-3691 or visit


The Asian Cultural Experience Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Gwinnett Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway in Duluth. Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for students and children younger than 3 will be admitted for free. For more information, visit

Chateau Elan's Groove with the Grapes Summer Concert Series will feature The Tams from 8:30 to

11 p.m. at the winery pavilion, 100 Tour de France in Braselton. Tickets are $30. For more information, call 678-425-0900 ext. 41 or visit

Grapes and Hops will host live music by Peggy Hoskins from 7:30 to

10 p.m. Saturday. Grapes and Hops is at 4856 Hog Mountain Road in Flowery Branch. Call 770-965-9145 for more information.


Red Clay Theatre will continue its Summer Sounds '09 Concert Series with Jessica Cayne Urick and Sundown. 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 at 3116 Main St. in Duluth. Visit for more information.

July 31

Suwanee Performing Arts will present "Beauty and the Beast" at 8 p.m. July 31 on the Suwanee Town Center stage. Lawn seating is free, while a table for eight is $90 and table seating for four is $45. To reserve a table, call 770-821-7654.

Ongoing events

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.

"Bright Color Splash," an 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 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

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 Hudgens Center for the Arts will host Summer Art Camp from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. through July 31 at the Jacqueline Casey Hudgens Center for the Arts at the Gwinnett Center Complex at 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway in Duluth. For more information, call 770-623-6002 or visit

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 or visit