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Sept. 10

An opening reception for the new exhibit “Softcore War” will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. Sept. 10 at Whitespace, 814 Edgewood Ave. in Atlanta. For more information, call 404-688-1892 or visit www.whitespace814.com.

Sept. 17

The 2010 Atlanta Smooth Music Festival will begin at 8 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre, 5239 Floyd Road in Mableton. For ticket prices and more information, call 770-819-7765 or visit www.smoothjazzgrooves.com.

The High Museum of Art will host its monthly Friday Jazz concert from 5 to 10 p.m. Sept. 17. Museum admission is $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and college students, $11 for children ages 6 to 17 and free for children younger than 6. The museum is at 1280 Peachtree St. N.E. in Atlanta. For more information, call 404-733-4437 or visit www.high.org.

Sept. 18

The 2010 Atlanta Smooth Music Festival will begin at 2 p.m. Sept. 18 at the Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre, 5239 Floyd Road in Mableton. For ticket prices and more information, call 770-819-7765 or visit www.smoothjazzgrooves.com.

Sept. 25

The Chopin Society of Atlanta will present Joyce Yang in a piano recital at 7 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest St. in Roswell. Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for society members and seniors and $5 for students. For more information, call 770-641-1260 or visit www.chopinatlanta.org.

Ongoing events

Whitespace will present the exhibit “Not Biodegradable” through Saturday. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and Whitespace is at 814 Edgewood Ave. in Atlanta. For more information, call 404-688-1892 or visit www.whitespace814.com.

Fernbank Museum will present the exhibits “Geckos: Tails to Toepads” and “Winged Beauty: Butterflies and Other Insects” through Monday. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Admission is $15 for adults, $14 for seniors 62 and older and students, $13 for children ages 3 to 12 and free for children 2 and younger. Fernbank is at 767 Clifton Road N.E. in Atlanta. For more information, call 404-929-6300 or visit www.fernbankmuseum.org.

The Center for Puppetry Arts will present “Rumpelstiltskin” at 10 and 11:30 a.m. Fridays, 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. Saturdays and 1 and 3 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 12. Tickets are $16 and the center is at 1404 Spring St. N.W. in Atlanta. For more information, call 404-873-3391 or visit www.puppet.org.

Theatrical Outfit will present “A Confederacy of Dunces” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 12 at The Balzer Theater, 84 Luckie St. N.W. in Atlanta. For more information, call 678-528-1500 or visit www.theatricaloutfit.org.

The Atlanta History Center will host the exhibit “Voices Across the Color Line: The Atlanta Student Movement” through Sept. 25. Center hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5:30 p.m. Sundays. Admission to this exhibit is free. The center is at 130 W. Paces Ferry Road in Atlanta. For more information, call 770-814-4000 or visit www.atlantahistorycenter.com.

Georgia Ensemble Theatre will open its 18th season with “The Boys Next Door” through Sept. 19 at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest St. in Roswell. For show times, ticket prices and more information, call 770-641-1260 or visit www.get.org.

The Center for Puppetry Arts will present “Wake up Your Weird” with Lolly and Leslie at 10 and 11:30 a.m. Fridays, 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. Saturdays and 1 and 3 p.m. Sundays from Sept. 16 through 26. Tickets are $16 and the center is at 1404 Spring St. N.W. in Atlanta. For more information, call 404-873-3391 or visit www.puppet.org.

The Center for Puppetry Arts will present “Charlotte’s Web” at 10 and 11:30 a.m. Fridays, 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. Saturdays and 1 and 3 p.m. Sundays from Sept. 30 through Oct. 31. Tickets are $16 and the center is at 1404 Spring St. N.W. in Atlanta. For more information, call 404-873-3391 or visit www.puppet.org.

October

Whitespace will present the exhibit “Softcore War” through Oct. 9. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and Whitespace is at 814 Edgewood Ave. in Atlanta. For more information, call 404-688-1892 or visit www.whitespace814.com.

The Atlanta History Center will host the exhibit “War in Our Backyards: Discovering Atlanta, 1861-1865” through Oct. 1. Center hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5:30 p.m. Sundays. Admission is $16.50 for adults, $13 for seniors and students ages 13 and older, $11 for children ages 4 to 12 and free for members and children younger than 4. The center is at 130 W. Paces Ferry Road in Atlanta. For more information, call 770-814-4000.