Today

Loveself1st Enterprises presents Shattered American Dreams at 8 p.m. today and Saturday at the Academy Theatre, 119 Center St. in Avondale Estates. For tickets, e-mail Eunice Pierre-Louis at www.eunicepl.com or Alfredo Rosa at www.starringaalfredorosa.com.

The Atlanta Ballet will present "The Firebird" for five performances today, Saturday and Sunday. For more information, call ticketmaster at 404-817-8700.

Saturday

The Center for Puppetry Arts will host a film screening of "Monster Road" at

8 p.m. Saturday in the main stage theater. For more information, visit www.puppet.org.

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.

April 21

Author Nicole Seitz will make an appearance from 3 to 5 p.m. April 21 at Eagle Eye Book Shop to discuss and sign her book. For more information, call 404-486-0307.

May 9

Young Audiences Woodruff Arts Center presents "The Mad Hatter" from 10 a.m. to noon May 9 at the Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St., Atlanta. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 404-733-5337.

June 26

The 14th Street Playhouse will perform "Who Killed Uncle Pete?" at

8 p.m. June 26 and 27 at 173 14th St. in Atlanta. For more information, call 404-733-4738 or visit www.14thstplayhouse.org.

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.

Ongoing events:

The Alliance Theatre will present "26 Miles" through April 12 on the Hertz Stage. For more information, call the Woodruff Arts Center Box Office at 404-733-5000 or visit www.alliancetheatre.org.

Theatrical Outfit presents "Tent Meeting" through April 5 at 84 Luckie St. N.W. in Atlanta. For more information, visit www.theatricaloutfit.org.

Stone Mountain Park's Memorial Hall Museum hosts "Courage of Conviction: The African-American Soldier" from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Tuesday. For more information, visit www.stonemountainpark.com.

The High Museum of Art will host an exhibition of architect Anthony Ames from April 11 to Aug. 23. For more information, visit www.high.org.

The High Museum of Art Atlanta presents "The Treasure of Ulysses David" through April 5 at the Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St. N.E. in Atlanta. For more information, visit www.high.org or call 404-733-4200.

The High Museum of Art Atlanta presents "The First Emperor: China's Terracotta Army" through April 19 at the Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St. N.E. in Atlanta. For more information, visit www.high.org or call 404-733-4200.

Johns Creek Arts Center will host a Mexico-themed arts and crafts camp called "Art Fiesta" 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 6 to 10 at 6290 Abbotts Bridge Road, Building 700 in Johns Creek. For more information, call 770-623-8448 or visit www.johnscreekarts.org.

Whitespace gallery will be holding an exhibition of paintings and sculptural installations by Deanna Sirlin April 17 to May 16. For more information, visit www.whitespace814.com or www.deannasirlin.com.

The Quinlan Visual Arts Center presents "Contemplations, Generations and Rustications" April 2 to June 7. The Quinlan is located at 514 Green St., Gainesville, and admission is free to the public. For more information, call 770-536-2575 or visit www.quinlanartscenter.org.

7 Stages Theatre presents "The Extremists" Saturday through April 19 at 1105 Euclid Ave., Atlanta. For more information, call 404-523-7647 or visit www.7stages.org.

The Oconee Cultural Arts Center will host an exhibition of a fused glass artist Kathleen Gill from April 3 to May 9. For more information, visit www.OCAF.com or www.GillGlass.com.