Today

A Murder Mystery Theater is planned for 6:30 to 9 p.m. today, Thursday and Sept. 18 at the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse, 185 Crogan St. in Lawrenceville for those 18 and older. Admission is $30 per person and registration is required by Sept. 7. For more information, call 770-822-5450.

New London Theatre will present a read-through/walk-through/sing-through of the musical "Softwear.com," written and directed by Gwinnett resident Dave Schroeder, at 8 p.m. today and Saturday at 485 E. Main St. in Snellville. Admission is $5. For more information, visit www.newlondontheatre.org or call 770-559-1484.

Lionheart Theatre Company will present the play "Heaven on Earth" at 7:30 p.m. today, Saturday and Sept. 18 and at 2 p.m. Sept. 13 at the Norcross Cultural Arts and Community Center, 10 College St. in Norcross. Admission is $15 for adults and $12 for seniors and students, which includes a dessert and beverage. For more information, call 678-938-8518 or visit www.lionhearttheatre.org.

Saturday

The Northeast Atlanta Ballet will present "Aladdin" at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Gwinnett Performing Arts Center, 1600 Sugarloaf Parkway in Duluth. Tickets are $12 to $15. Call 770-921-7277 or visit www.northeastatlantaballet.org for more information.

Swing Night at the Aurora Theatre, 128 Pike St. in Lawrenceville, will feature a Frank Sinatra tribute starting at 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $15. For more information, call 678-226-6222 or visit www.auroratheatre.com.

Thursday

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. Thursday at 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Building 300 in Duluth. For more information, visit www.thehudgens.org or call 770-623-6002.

Sept. 18

The Winder-Barrow Community Theatre and Athens Town and Gown Players will present "Over the River and Through the Woods" at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 18 at the Colleen Williams Theatre, 105 E. Athens St. in Winder. Admission is $10. For more information, visit www.winderbarrowtheatre.org.

Sept. 19

The band Blessid Union of Souls will perform at 8 p.m. Sept. 19 as part of the annual Suwanee Day event, held at Suwanee Town Center Park. The concert is free to attend. For more information, visit www.suwaneeday.com.

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.

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 www.tanneryrowartistcolony.com.

"Southern Recollection," an exhibit of photography by Melanie Walter, will be on display through Oct. 21 at the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse, 185 Crogan St. in Lawrenceville. Exhibit hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. For more information, call 770-822-5450 or visit www.gwinnettcounty.com.

Pinckneyville Park Community Recreation Center is hosting an exhibit of two-dimensional work of the Johns Creek Fine Art group titled "TAPROOTS" and three-dimensional work of David Gentry titled "Gone to Pot." Both exhibits will be on display through Oct. 27. Exhibit hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. Admission is free. Pinckneyville Park Community Recreation Center is at 4650 Peachtree Industrial Blvd. in Norcross. For more information, call 770-417-2200 or visit www.gwinnettparks.com.