Special Photo
 The 2010 Atlanta Smooth Music Festival, featuring Paul Taylor, will begin at 8 p.m. today at the Mable House Barnes Amphitheater, 5239 Floyd Road in Mableton. 

Special Photo The 2010 Atlanta Smooth Music Festival, featuring Paul Taylor, will begin at 8 p.m. today at the Mable House Barnes Amphitheater, 5239 Floyd Road in Mableton. 

Today

The 2010 Atlanta Smooth Music Festival will begin at 8 p.m. today at the Mable House Barnes Amphitheater, 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. today at 1280 Peachtree St. N.E. in Atlanta. For more information, call 404-733-4437 or visit www.high.org.

Saturday

The 2010 Atlanta Smooth Music Festival will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday 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. For more information, call 770-641-1260 or visit www.chopinatlanta.org.

Oct. 15

The High Museum of Art will host performer Will Goble during its monthly Friday Jazz concert from 5 to 10 p.m. Oct. 15 at 1280 Peachtree St. N.E. in Atlanta. For more information, call 404-733-4437 or visit www.high.org.

Ongoing events

Georgia Ensemble Theatre will open its 18th season with “The Boys Next Door” through Sunday 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 Atlanta History Center will host the exhibit “Voices Across the Color Line: The Atlanta Student Movement” through Sept. 25. 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.

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 Thursday through Sept. 26. The center is located at 1404 Spring St. N.W. in Atlanta. For more information, call 404-873-3391 or visit www.puppet.org.

“Night of the Living Sketch,” presented by live, scripted sketch comedy troupe Sketchworks, will be presented at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 16 at the Sketchworks Theatre, 3041 N. Decatur Road in Decatur. For more information, call 404-499-8181 or visit www.sketchworkscomedy.com.

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. The center is located at 1404 Spring St. N.W. in Atlanta. For more information, call 404-873-3391 or visit www.puppet.org.

October

Two art exhibits — David Hilliard’s work in “Tending to Doubt” and Joseph Guay’s work in “Memory Portraits” — will be on display through Oct. 23 at Jackson Fine Art, 3115 E. Shadowlawn Ave. in Atlanta. For gallery hours and more information, call 404-233-3739 or visit www.jacksonfineart.com.

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 or visit www.atlantahistorycenter.com.

Fernbank Museum will present the exhibit “Water: H20=Life” from Oct. 2 through Jan. 9. 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 High Museum of Art will present the exhibit “Titian and the Golden Age of Venetian Painting” from Oct. 17 through Jan. 2. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. 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.