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 Hispanis music group Aventura will perform Wednesday at the Arena at Gwinnett Center. 

Special Photo Hispanis music group Aventura will perform Wednesday at the Arena at Gwinnett Center. 

Send items for Gwinnett Calendar to calendar@gwinnettdailypost.com or the Gwinnett Daily Post, P.O. Box 603, Lawrenceville, GA 30046. The fax number is 770-339-8081. Please include event name, time and date, location, with address, phone number and cost. Deadline is two weeks prior to the event.

Today

"Lilies of the Field," a live performance based on the Academy Award winning 1963 film, will be produced today through Sunday. Friday and Saturday shows will be held at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees will be at 2:30. The performance will be held at New Dawn Theater, 3087 Main St. in Duluth. Tickets are $15. Proceeds will benefit the Peachtree Elementary Emergency Fund, operated by the Peachtree Care team. Reservations are recommended. For more information, call 678-994-5666 or visit www.maryourqueen.com.

Robert Earl Keen will perform at 9 p.m. today at Wild Bill's in Duluth. Admission is $20. For more information, call 404-249-6400 or visit www.wildbillsatlanta.com.

Saturday

Local band Honi Deaton & Dream will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday at Everett's Music Barn off Stonecypher Road in Suwanee. Admission is by a suggested donation of $15. For more information, call 770-945-9098 or visit www.everettbrothers.com.

JAMfest's "Big City Jam" Dance Championships will be held from 7 a.m. to 9:15 p.m. Saturday at the Gwinnett Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway in Duluth. The competition is free to attend. For more information, call 1-866-526-3378 or visit www.jamfest.com.

Wednesday

Hispanic music group Aventura will perform at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Arena at Gwinnett Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway in Duluth. Ticket prices are $58 to $108. For more information, call 404-249-6400 or visit www.gwinnettcenter.com.

Nov. 27

The musical extravaganza "Christmas Canteen" will open at 8 p.m. Nov. 27 at the Aurora Theatre, 128 E. Pike St. in Lawrenceville. The show will run through Dec. 20. For more information, call 678-226-6222 or visit www.auroratheatre.com.

The Northeast Atlanta Ballet will present "The Nutcracker" at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 27 at the Performing Arts Center at Gwinnett Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway in Duluth. Performances will run through Nov. 29. Tickets are $12 to $15 in advance and $15 to $18 at the door. For more information, call 770-921-7277 or visit www.northeastatlantaballet.org.

Nov. 29

Gwinnett residents are invited to join the Gwinnett Choral Guild for a community sing-a-long of Handel's "Messiah" at 3 p.m. Nov. 29. The event will be held at the Lawrenceville Presbyterian Church, 800 Lawrenceville Highway. For more information, call 404-223-9962 or visit www.gwinnettchoralguild.org.

Dec. 3

The Gaither Homecoming Celebration Christmas Tour 2009 will feature the talents of Bill Gaither, the Gaither Vocal Band and a host of special guests in concert at 7 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Arena at Gwinnett Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway in Duluth. Tickets are $29.50 to $42.50. For more information, visit www.gwinnettcenter.com.

New Dawn Theater's production of "Miracle on 34th Street" will open at 8 p.m. Dec. 3 at 3087 Main St. in Duluth. The show will run through Dec. 20. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and $10 for students. For more information, call 678-887-5015 or visit www.newdawntheatercompany.com.

"Grandma Got Ran Over by ... WHO?" a holiday-themed children's mystery dinner theater will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse, 185 W. Crogan St. in Lawrenceville. The event will run through Dec. 5. Admission is $15 for Gwinnett residents. For more information, call 770-822-5450 or visit www.page2stageproductions.com.

Ongoing events

Lionheart Theatre Company will present "The Lion in Winter" at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Sunday at the Norcross Cultural Arts and Community Center, 10 College St. in Norcross. Admission is $15 for adults and $12 for seniors and students. For more information, call 678-938-8518 or visit www.lionhearttheatre.org.

New London Theatre will present "A Christmas Carol" at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. (with a smaller cast) Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 20. The theater is at 2485 E. Main St. in Snellville. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door and $8 for children and students. For more information, call 770-559-1484 or visit www.newlondontheatre.org.

The Hudgens Center for the Arts will host the Portrait Society of Atlanta's fall juried exhibition through Dec. 31. The center is at 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Building 300, in Duluth. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors, students and children older than 2. For more information, call 770-623-6002 or visit www.thehudgens.org.

Tannery Row Artist Colony will present the art exhibit "BIG 2" through Dec. 1 at 554 W. Main St. in Buford. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, visit www.tanneryrowartistcolony.com.

Tannery Row Artist Colony holds free sessions for artists to share their knowledge at 11 a.m. every Thursday through Dec. 18 at 554 W. Main St., Building C, in Buford. For more information, call 770-904-0572 or visit www.tanneryrowartistcolony.com.