Special Photo
 Shawn Mullins will perform Saturday at Variety Playhouse in Little Five Points. 

Special Photo Shawn Mullins will perform Saturday at Variety Playhouse in Little Five Points. 

AARON'S Amphitheatre AT Lakewood

2002 Lakewood Way, Atlanta

404-443-5090

www.livenation.com/venue/

lakewood-amphitheatre-tickets/

• No shows listed as of presstime

Arena at Gwinnett Center

6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth

770-813-7500

www.gwinnettcenter.com

• Thursday: Gaither Homecoming — The Christmas Tour 2009

• Dec. 12: Martina McBride: Shine All Night Tour

• Dec. 17: Star 94's Jingle Jam

• Jan. 17: Winter Jam 2010

• Feb. 1: Slayer/Megadeth with Testament

• March 14: Michael Buble

PERFORMING ARTS CENTER AT GWINNETT CENTER

6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth

770-813-7500

www.gwinnettcenter.com

• Today-Sunday: Northeast Atlanta Ballet's "The Nutcracker"

• Dec. 5-6, 11-13, 18: Gwinnett Ballet Theatre's "The Nutcracker"

• Dec. 8: Gwinnett Symphony Masterworks II

• March 23: "Menopause the Musical"

Atlanta Civic Center

395 Piedmont Ave. N.E., Atlanta

404-523-6275

www.atlantaciviccenter.com

• Jan. 2: New Year's Weekend Celebration featuring Charlie Wilson and The Mighty O'Jays

• Feb. 13: Valentines Comedy Explosion featuring Arnez J, Earthquake and L Crawford

Center Stage

1374 W. Peachtree St.

404-885-1365

www.centerstage-atlanta.com

• Saturday: Metric

• Wednesday: Chris Brown (sold out)

• Dec. 5: A Holiday Affair with Rachelle Ferrell

• Jan. 22: Who's Bad — The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band

Chastain Park Amphitheatre

4469 Stella Drive N.W.,

Atlanta

404-233-2227

www.livenation.com

• No shows as of presstime

Cobb Energy

Performing Arts Centre

2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta

www.cobbenergycentre.com

770-916-2800

• Tuesday-Dec. 6: "The 39 Steps"

• Dec. 10: "Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me!"

• Dec. 11: Army Ground Forces Band Concert

• Dec. 12: Jim Brickman

• Dec. 13: The Irish Tenors

• Dec. 16-20: "700 Sundays"

• Jan. 15-17: Shen Yun Divine Performing Arts

EDDIE'S ATTIC

515-B N. McDonough St., Decatur

404-377-4976

www.eddiesattic.com

• Sunday: Kristian Bush, Scooter Carusoe and Patrick David (in-the-round) and Kevin Montgomery

• Tuesday: Mike Kinnebrew and Kurt Scobie

• Wednesday: Billy Joe Shaver and Ken Will Morton

• Thursday: Slaid Cleaves

• Dec. 4: Josh Joplin (two shows)

• Dec. 5: The Brilliant Inventions, Nathan Beaver and King Richards Sunday Best (two shows)

• Dec. 8: Amber Rubarth and Adam Levy

Ferst Center

for the Arts

349 Ferst Drive, Georgia Tech

campus

404-894-9600

www.ferstcenter.gatech.edu

• Dec. 5: 'Tis the Season: An Evening with Earl Klugh

• Jan. 17: Moscow State Radio Symphony Orchestra

• Jan. 23: New York Gilbert and Sullivan's "The Pirates of Penzance"

• Jan. 24: Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

Fox Theatre

660 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta

404-881-2100

www.foxtheatre.org

• Today-Sunday, Tuesday-Dec. 6: Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring The Rockettes

• Dec. 11-13, 16-20, 22-24, 26-27: Atlanta Ballet's "The Nutcracker"

• Dec. 28-29: Lady Gaga

• Dec. 30: Kem, Will Downing and Kindred The Family Soul

• Jan. 1: Avett Brothers

• Jan. 2: Maze

• Jan. 13-17: "Annie"

• Jan. 23-24: David Copperfield

• Jan. 26-31: "Young Frankenstein"

• Feb. 6: B.B. King and Buddy Guy

• Feb. 18-21: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

• Feb. 22: Moscow Festival Ballet

The Loft

1374 W. Peachtree St., Atlanta

404-885-1365

www.theloft-atlanta.com

• Saturday: Riggs — One Night Affair

• Thursday: Davy Knowles and Back Door Slam

• Dec. 5: Dubtribe Soundsystem

• Dec. 11: Laura Izibor

• Dec. 16: Rooney

• Dec. 17: Dashboard Confessional

Philips Arena

1 Philips Drive N.W., Atlanta

404-878-3000

www.philipsarena.com

• Sunday: Miley Cyrus

• Dec. 11: Blast from the Past

• Dec. 20: Disney Live (two shows)

• Dec. 28: Jeff Dunham — "Spark of Insanity"

• Dec. 30-31: Widespread Panic

• Feb. 25: George Strait and Reba McEntire

• Feb. 27: Jay-Z with Young Jeezy

• March 17: John Mayer

• April 15: Bon Jovi — The Circle Tour

Red Light Cafe

553 Amsterdam Ave., Atlanta

404-874-7828

www.redlightcafe.com

• Today: Glenn Phillips Turkey Show

• Sunday: AFTON Shows

• Nov. 29: Afton Shows

• Thursday: Little Country Giants and Jam

• Dec. 5: Michael Levine, Matthew Smith and Renee Mixon

• Dec. 6: AFTON Shows

• Dec. 10: Smokey's Farmland Band and Jam

• Dec. 11: Steve Baskin, Highway and Hop Head Tree Frog

• Dec. 12: Few, SYDEFX, Esperanto, Britanny Fauconnet, Arcadia, Lugard Ave, Anchor and Flower Giants

Rialto Center for the Performing Arts

80 Forsyth St. N.W., Atlanta

404-651-4727

www.rialtocenter.org

• Saturday: "Mama's Prayer"

• Dec. 5-6: Gala Holiday Family Concert

• Dec. 18-20: "A Gift of Love"

• Jan. 16: Christian McBride and Inside Straight

• Jan. 23: Capitol Steps

Smith's Olde Bar

1578 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta

404-875-1522

www.smithsoldebar.com

• Today: Stewart and Winfield

• Saturday: The Last Waltz Ensemble

• Dec. 4: The Elvis Show (two shows)

• Dec. 5: Slobberbone

• Dec. 8: The Plastic Lennon Band

• Dec. 10: Ryan Horne (CD release)

The Tabernacle

152 Luckie St., Atlanta

404-659-9022

www.livenation.com/venue/

getVenue/venueId/1294/

• Today: Corey Smith

• Dec. 18: Dashboard Confessional

• Dec. 26: Drivin N Cryin

• Dec. 30-31: Band of Horses

• Jan. 29: Yonder Mountain String band

• Feb. 13: Flogging Molly

• March 6: Gabriel Iglesias

Variety Playhouse

1099 Euclid Ave., Little Five Points

404-521-1786

www.variety-playhouse.com

• Saturday: Shawn Mullins

• Dec. 2-3: The Derek Trucks Band

• Dec. 4: The Whigs

• Dec. 5: Kingsized Holiday Jubilee

• Dec. 18: A Yacht Rock Holiday Special

• Dec. 30-31: Perpetual Groove

• Jan. 11: Dweezil Zappa Plays Zappa

• Jan. 16: Jonathan Coulton

• Jan. 20: The Anvil Experience

• Jan. 21: Steven Wright

Verizon Wireless

Amphitheatre

at Encore Park

2200 Encore Parkway, Alpharetta

www.ticketmaster.com/

venue/115485

• No shows listed as of presstime

Wild Bill's

2075 Market St., Duluth

678-473-1000

www.wildbillsatlanta.com

• Today: Brantley Gilbert

• Dec. 4: Tracy Lawrence

• Dec. 11: Gretchen Wilson

Most tickets available through Ticketmaster at 404-249-6400 or www.ticketmaster.com. Call venues for information.