Today

Whitespace gallery will hold an opening reception for the exhibit "Soft Trap," paintings by Sarah Emerson and sculptural works by Jeff Grant, from 7 to 10 p.m. today. The gallery is at 814 Edgewood Ave. in Inman Park. For more information, call 404-688-1892 or visit www.whitespace814.com.

Saturday

Chukkar Farm and the Polo Club Concert Series will present the Songwriters in the Round concerts featuring Tim Buppert and Rachel Williams with James Casto at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Chukkar Farm is at 1005 Little River Way in Alpharetta. Visit www.chukkarfarm.com for more information.

Arts on the Creek will be held from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Saturday at Perimeter Church, 9500 Medlock Bridge Road in Johns Creek. Visit www.artsonthecreek.org or call 678-405-2000 for more information.

Sunday

Arts on the Creek will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at Perimeter Church, 9500 Medlock Bridge Road in Johns Creek. Visit www.artsonthecreek.org or call 678-405-2000 for more information.

Sept. 11

"Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian" will be shown as part of the Sandy Springs Movies by Moonlight event on the lawn at Sandy Springs United Methodist Church's Hitson Activity Center, 86 Mount Vernon Highway in Sandy Springs. The movie will be shown on a giant, 45-foot screen at dusk. Admission and parking is free. Pets and alcohol are not allowed. For more information, call 404-256-9091 or e-mail director@leadershipsandysprings.org.

The sixth annual Black Box Improv Festival will open Sept. 11 at Georgia Tech's DramaTech Theatre, the Student Center and Under the Couch. For a show schedule, specific location details and more information, visit www.blackboximprov.com.

Sept. 12

The 2009 Inspirational Jazz Fest will be held at 5 p.m. Sept.12 at St. James United Methodist Church, 3000 Webb Bridge Road in Alpharetta. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children. Visit www.stjamesumc.org or call 678-762-1543 for more information.

Sept. 17

The High Museum of Art will host a lecture titled "Women in Photography" at 7 p.m. Sept. 17. The program will feature a talk by Daniel Dixon. Admission to the museum is $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and college students with a valid ID, $11 for children ages 6 to 17 and free for members and children under age 6. The museum is at 1280 Peachtree St. N.E. in Atlanta. Visit www.high.org for more information.

Hudgens Center for the Arts will host an opening reception for its Fiber Artistry and Portrait Exhibitions from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 17 at 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Building 300 in Duluth. For more information, visit www.thehudgens.org or call 770-623-6002.

Sept. 18

The High Museum of Art will host its September Friday Jazz event from 5 to 10 p.m. Sept. 18 with performer Dan Baraszu. Admission to the museum is $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and college students with a valid ID, $11 for children ages 6 to 17 and free for members and children under age 6. The museum is at 1280 Peachtree St. N.E. in Atlanta. Visit www.high.org for more information.

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 High Museum of Art will display George de La Tour's painting "The Card-Sharp" and will present "Louvre Atlanta: The Louvre and the Masterpiece" through Sunday. Admission to the museum is $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and college students with a valid ID, $11 for children ages 6 to 17 and free for members and children under age 6. The museum is at 1280 Peachtree St. N.E. in Atlanta. Visit www.high.org for more information.

The Center for Puppetry Arts will present the grocery store journey "Adventure of Little Noodle" through Sept. 13. Show times are 10 and 11:30 a.m. Fridays, 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. Saturdays, and 1 and 3 p.m. Sundays. The center is at 1404 Spring St. at 18th Street in Atlanta. For admission prices and more information, call 404-873-3391.

The Georgia Ensemble Theatre will present the musical "Cotton Patch Gospel" through Sept. 20. The theater is at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center at 950 Forrest St. For more information, call 770-641-1260 or visit www.get.org.

The Atlanta Lyric Theatre will present "The Will Rogers Follies: A Life in Revue" through Sept. 20 at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre, 117 N. Park Square in Marietta. Ticket prices range from $30 to $35. For more information, visit www.atlantalyrictheatre.com or call 404-377-9948.

The Art Institute of Atlanta-Decatur will present its "Storybook Look: Illustrations by Southern Artists" exhibit through Sept. 30 at the Art Institute of Atlanta-Decatur Gallery, 1 W. Court Square, Suite 110, in Decatur. Hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. For more information or directions, call call 404-942-1800 or visit www.artinstitutes.edu/decatur.

October

The Atlanta Opera will perform "The Elixir of Love (L'elisir d'amore)" on Oct. 3, 6, 9 and 11 at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway in Atlanta. For more information, visit www.atlantaopera.org.

"Art wants a new home ..." an exhibition of contemporary artwork, will be on display through Oct. 3 at Kiang Gallery, 1011-A Marietta St. in Atlanta. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday or by appointment. For more information, call 404-892-5477 or visit www.kiang-gallery.com.

"Soft Trap," an exhibit of paintings by Sarah Emerson, and "Withershins," an exhibit of sculptural works by Jeff Grant, will be on display Sept. 4 through Oct. 10 at Whitepace gallery, 814 Edgewood Ave. in Inman Park. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. For more information, call 404-688-1892 or visit www.whitespace814.com.

The Synchronicity Theatre will present "Bunnicula" from Sept. 22 through Oct. 18. The theater is at 659 Auburn Ave. in Atlanta. Visit www.synchrotheatre.com or call 404-484-8636 for more information.

"The Way Water Falls," an exhibit of paintings by the artist Boscco, will be on display through Oct. 21 at the Georgia Perimeter College Library/Gallery Building NLR-C at the Dunwoody campus, 2101 Womack Road in Dunwoody. For hours of operation and more information, call 770-274-5085.