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Arts Agenda January 02 2002

ComedyAurora Theatre Bric Players. Experience and participate in the improv acts. Saturdays, 10:30 p.m. $8. 3087-B Main St, Duluth. 770-476-7926.

Dad's Garage Theater * Scandal. Popular improv soap opera is now Western-themed and set in 1848. Fridays, 10 p.m. $10. 280 Elizabeth St. 404-523-3141.

Kudzu Playhouse 2nd Base Comedy Troupe. Roswell's resident comedy troupe featuring improv and sketch comedy. Saturdays, 10:30 p.m.-12 a.m. $5. 608 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell. 770-594-1020.

Red Chair Theater The Harold. Atlanta's only longform comedy improv troupe takes on the classic style of the Harold. Fri., Sat., 10:30 p.m. $5-$10. 662 11th St. 404-872-4242.

The Punchline Dave Attell. Comedian headlines with his signature gritty, aggressive, on-the-edge humor. Wed., Thur., 8:30 p.m.; Jan. 4, 8 p.m. & 10:30 p.m.; Jan. 5, 7 p.m.,9 p.m. & 11 p.m.; Jan. 6, 8 p.m. Continues through Jan. 6. $10-$15. 290 Hilderbrand Drive. 404-252-5233.

Whole World Theatre Whole World Theatre. One of the oldest improv company's in town. Tuesdays, 8 p.m.; Thursdays, 8 p.m.; Fri., Sat., 8 p.m. & 10:30 p.m. $10-$19.50. 1214 Spring St. 404-817-0880.

MuseumsAtlanta History Museum 130 West Paces Ferry Road. 404-814-4000.

Atlanta International Museum At Home with Our Neighbors to the North: Furniture Sculpture from Canada. Exhibition of two Canadian artists, Danielle Carignan and Andre St-Cyr. Treasures from the Smithsonian: A First Look. Terra cotta sculptures by Tamil Nadu artists from southern India. Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Aug. 23. $3. 285 Peachtree Center Ave., Marquis II Tower. 404-688-2467.

Center for Puppetry Arts Masks: Outer Image, Inner Spirit. A special exhibition featuring ancient masks, art masks and sculpted prototypes from the Broadway production of The Lion King. Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Jan. 5. $4-$5. 1404 Spring Street. 404-873-3391.

Gwinnett Historic Courthouse Mike Flaherty. Collection of nature photographs by the artist. Tue.-Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Continues through April 22. 185 Crogan St., Lawrenceville. 770-822-5450.

High Museum of Art Monet: A View from the River. Exhibit of 11 of Claude Monet's paintings of the Seine, highlighting recent Monet acquisitions to the museum. Winslow Homer and the Critics: Forging a National Art in the 1870s. More than 50 of the artist's most famous paintings and watercolors. Tue.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Jan. 6. $8-$15. 1280 Peachtree St. 404-733-4444.

High Museum of Art Folk Art & Photography Gallery New Treasures, Old Favorites: American Self-Taught Art from the High. Presentation of 35 works from recent acquisitions along with popular favorites from the folk art collection. Pictures Tell the Story: Ernest C. Withers. Exhibit documents the fight for justice in the Civil Rights movement and promoted social change. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through April 13. Free. 30 John Wesley Dobbs Ave. 404-577-6940.

Margaret Mitchell House & Museum 990 Peachtree St. 404-249-7015.

Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art 30 Atlanta St., Marietta. 770-528-1444.

Michael C. Carlos Museum Ancient Egypt, Nubia and the Near East. Exhibit of ancient Egyptian funerary art. The Collector's Eye: Masterpieces of Egyptian Art from the Thalassic Collection, Ltd.. Featuring more than 175 relics of pharaonic civilization collected by Theatodore Halkedis. Tue.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sundays, 12-5 p.m. Continues through Jan. 6. $5 suggested donation. 571 S. Kilgo St. 404-727-4282.

Oglethorpe University Museum of Art 14 Dalai Lamas: The Sacred Legacy of Reincarnation. Glen H. Mullin speaks on the subject in the skylight gallery. Wed., Jan. 9, 7 p.m. $5, free for museum members. 4484 Peachtree Road. 404-364-8555.

Robert C. Williams American Museum of Papermaking Speaking Volumes: The Southeastern University Educators Book Arts Invitational. Selection of handmade books and book designs created by 15 teaching artists throughout the Southeast. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Feb. 22. 500 Tenth St. 404-894-6663.

SciTrek 395 Piedmont Ave. 404-522-5500.

Southeastern Railway Museum 3595 Peachtree Road, Duluth. 770-476-2013.

Spelman College Museum Of Fine Art Through These Eyes: the Photographs of P.H. Polk. Photographs from the Paul R. Jones collection. Tue.-Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturdays, 12-4 p.m. Continues through April 13. 350 Spelman Lane. 404-215-2583.

William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum The Artist Who Inspired the Children's Drawings of Terezin. North American premiere of works by Friedl Dicker-Brandeis. Tue.-Sat. Continues through March 10. Selig Center, 1440 Spring St. 404-870-7684.

Spoken WordApache Cafe Free Forum Exchange. Spoken-word, poetry, performance art and jazz performances by Black Rice. Hosted by Son-Christopher. Sundays, 9 p.m. 64 Third St. 404-876-5436.

Callanwolde Fine Arts Center Poetry Night. Longest running poetry series in Atlanta. Second Wednesday of every month, 8:15 p.m. Continues through Dec. 20. $2-$3. 980 Briarcliff Rd., NE. 404-872-5338.

Fihankra Cultural Center Experimental Spoken Word Performance, E.S.P. Hosted by Yohannes Sharriff, providing an exploratory space for the local spoken-word movement. Wednesdays. 840 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd. 404-752-6030.

Java Monkey Open-mic. Sundays, 8:30 p.m. 205 E. Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur. 404-378-5002.

Kaya Wind Down Wednesday: live jazz, spoken word, poetry. Wednesdays. 1068 Peachtree St. 404-874-4460.

Mr. Delicious Eboni Productions. Inspirational open-mic spoken word and poetry hosted by Ntellect. Thursdays, 8-10 p.m. $1.50 for bottled beer, $2.50 glass of wine. 1524 Church St., Decatur. 770-981-6542.

N'jia Word of Mouth. Spoken word and poetry. Contact Semba. poetpeace@hotmail.com. Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. 753 Edgewood Ave. 404-874-7707.

The Poetry Planet Thursday Night Vibe Sessions. Thursdays. 404-221-0036.

Royal Peacock Infinite Possibilities. Live band and dj open-mic with spoken word, hip-hop, soul and reggae. Wednesdays, 9 p.m. 186 Auburn Ave. 404-668-5444.

Shark Bar Poet's Lounge. Spoken word artist accompanied by live musicians. Open Mic. Thursdays, 7-11 p.m. $5. 571 Peachtree St. NE. 404-815-8333.

Sports Galore Poetic Perfection. Open-mic hosted by Phillipe the Philosopher, the Prophet and Poet. First Friday of every month, 10 p.m. 6015 Mableton Pkwy., Mableton. 770-427-8196.

Theater: OpeningsAnnie Theater of the Stars presents one of the most cherished musicals of all time. Tue.-Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., Sun., 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. Continues through Jan. 13. $20-$47. Fox Theater, 660 Peachtree St. 404-817-8700.

Betty's Summer Vacation Part of Essential Theatre's 2002 Festival of New American Theatre, Christopher Durang's comedy and winner of the Obie Award for Best Play. In repertory through Feb. 1. Wed.-Sat. 8 p.m.; Sun. 3 and 7 p.m. $12-$15. PushPush Theater, 1123 Zonolite Road. 404-892-7876.

Book of Days Part of Essential Theatre's 2002 Festival of New American Theatre and winner of the Best Play Award from the American Theater Critics Assoc., Lanford Wilson's drama about social, religious and personal conflicts in small town America. Performing in repertory, Jan. 9-Feb. 3. Wed.-Sat. 8 p.m.; Sun. 3 and 7 p.m. $12-$15. PushPush Theater, 1123 Zonolite Road. 404-892-7876.

Hamlet Shakespeare's tale of something rotten in the state of Denmark. Jan. 3-4 preview ($12). Thur.-Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sundays, 6:30 p.m. Continues through Feb. 3. $10-$22.50. New American Shakespeare Tavern, 499 Peachtree St. 404-874-5299.

Shirley Valentine One-woman show featuring Jill Jane Clements as a middle-class English housewife contemplating her commonplace life in a bittersweet comedy. Thur.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2:30 p.m.; Jan. 9, 10:30 a.m.; Jan. 12, 4 p.m.; Jan. 16, 7:30 p.m. Continues through Jan. 20. $14.50-$31. Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest St, Roswell. 770-641-1260.

Theater: OngoingA-Sleuthing We Will Go Original mystery dinner theater with a holiday theme. Tue.-Sat., 7:30 p.m. Continues through Jan. 16. $42.50-$50. Agatha's-A Taste of Mystery, 693 Peachtree St. 404-875-4321.

Girl Meets Girl Set in San Francisco, the comedy portrays two women and their wild relationship. Backstage of 7 Stages. Thur.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sundays, 3 p.m. & 7 p.m. Continues through Jan. 20. $15. 7 Stages, 1105 Euclid Ave. 770-621-4622.

I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change Off-Broadway musical comedy about dating, romance, marriage, lovers and more. Wed.-Fri., 8 p.m.; Saturdays, 8:30 p.m.; Sundays, 5 p.m. Continues through Jan. 27. $20-$30. 14th Street Playhouse, 173 14th St. 404-584-7450.

1940s Radio Hour The popular holiday musical returns for its 20th annual production. It's a behind-the-scenes look at the making of a radio broadcast for U.S. soldiers overseas at Christmastime. Tue.-Fri., 8 p.m.; Saturdays, 6:30 p.m. & 9 p.m.; Sundays, 2:30 p.m. & 7 p.m. Continues through Jan. 6. $20-$30. Theatre in the Square, 11 Whitlock Ave., Marietta. 770-422-8369.

Peachtree Battle World premiere of comedy/drama centering on a blueblood, Buckhead wedding. Sundays, 7 p.m.; Thur.-Sat., 8 p.m. Continues through Jan. 27. $20. Peachtree Playhouse, 878 Peachtree St. 404-875-1193.

Visual Arts: OpeningsArt Institute of Atlanta Art Directors club 80th annual Awards Exhibition. Work of gold and silver medallists of this internationally awards competition open to the public. Opening reception Jan. 17, 5-7 p.m. Mon.-Thur., 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fridays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Continues through Feb. 8. 6600 Peachtree Dunwoody Road. 770-394-8300.

Ballroom Studios Displaced. Site-specific installation by Jen Vanderpool. Opening reception Jan. 5, 7-11 p.m. Sat., Sun., 12-4 p.m. Continues through Jan. 27. 107 Luckie St., 2nd floor. 404-522-2709.

Fay Gold Gallery Jerry N. Uelsmann, Tom Seghi. Exhibit of 30 photographs by Uelsmann and paintings by Seghi. Opening reception Jan. 4, 7-9 p.m. Through Feb. 5. 764 Miami Circle. 404-233-3843.

Gallery Of The Unitarian Universalist Congregation Cathy Ehrler, Greg Holzhauer. Still-life, florals, landscapes and abstract watercolors. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sundays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Continues through Jan. 30. 911 Cliff Valley Way. 404-634-5134.

Gallery SKLO LIFE Evolved. Exhibition of new works by Michael Schoffield. Previewing the new paper pieces of Bo Zang. Opening reception Jan. 11, 6-9 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Continues through March 1. 75 Bennett St., TULA Art Center. 404-350-9763.

Wood Is Wonderful Art Gallery Human Struggle for Form and Balance. Exhibit of Qareeb Irfaan Nashid's sculpture. Opening reception Jan. 5, 7-9 p.m. Through Jan. 31. 2805-B East Point St, East Point. 404-209-9404.

Visual Arts: OngoingAbstein Gallery Season of Color. More than 300 new pieces in various media created by 40 Southern artists. Tue.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sundays, 1-5 p.m. Continues through Jan. 31. 558 14th St. 404-772-8020.

Artists' Atelier Of Atlanta Holiday Magic. Featuring works by Rebecca Mitchell and Pat Suttles. Dec. 27-Jan. 4. 800 Miami Circle, Suite 200. 404-231-5999.

Atlanta College of Art Gallery Surge. Juried student art show. Tue.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thur., Fri., 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; Sundays, 12-5 p.m. Continues through Jan. 6. Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St. 404-733-5052.

Atlanta Financial Center Searching for Light: Collages by Ben Rea. Exhibit of Atlanta artist's landscapes and portraits. South Tower Lobby. Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Continues through March 16. 3333 Peachtree Road. 404-816-9777.

Atlanta International Museum At Home with Our Neighbors to the North: Furniture Sculpture from Canada. Exhibition of two Canadian artists, Danielle Carignan and Andre St-Cyr. Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Aug. 23. $3. Treasures from the Smithsonian: A First Look. Terra cotta sculptures by Tamil Nadu artists from southern India. Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Aug. 23. $3. 285 Peachtree Center Ave., Marquis II Tower. 404-688-2467.

Atlanta Photography Group Gallery Southern Exposure 2001. Showcasing original prints by Kerry Stuart Coppin, Gerard Lange, Michael Marshall, Terri Mimms, Laura Noel, Judith Pishnery, Ron Rubino, Steve Thackston. Wed.-Sat., 12-4 p.m. Continues through Feb. 1. 660 9th St. 404-877-1144.

Bank of America Plaza Ironworkers and the Construction of the Bank of America Plaza: Photographs by Dennis O'Kain. Exhibition of photographs by the artist of the construction of the building in which it is being displayed. Dec. 27-Jan. 31. 600 Peachtree St. 404-816-9777.

Center Street Arts Gallery Our Father's World. Joint exhibit of Orrin and Margaret Morris. Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.-2:15 p.m. Continues through Jan. 4. 910 Center St, Conyers. 770-922-3143.

City Gallery East 15th Annual National Arts Program. Showcasing the artistic talents of city employees in various media. Dec. 27-Jan. 4. City Hall East, First Floor, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave. 404-817-6983.

The Contemporary Rear Window, Masking. Solo projects from Charles Nelson and Jerome Moorman featuring works by David Lynch, Andres Serrano and others. Project Nine Eleven. 5000 coth strips with names of those who died on Sept. 11. Tue.-Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Jan. 12. 535 Means St. 404-688-1970.

Eklectic Gallery Visual and folk art. Various artists on display including Rose M. Barron, Margaret Warfield, Brenda Singletary, Andrew Turner and more. Tue.-Fri., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Continues through Jan. 12. 290 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Mattress Factory Lofts. 404-584-2222.

Fay Gold Gallery Pablo Picasso. Etchings and aquatints by the master. Dec. 27-Jan. 2. 764 Miami Circle. 404-233-3843.

Gallery Of The Unitarian Universalist Congregation Various works. Watercolors, acrylics, sculpture, pastels and photography by members of the congregation. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sundays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Continues through Feb. 3. 911 Cliff Valley Way. 404-634-5134.

Gallery SKLO Shadows & Light. New photography of Runn Turner. Tue.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Jan. 4. 75 Bennett St., TULA Art Center. 404-350-9763.

Gallery V Impressions of Georgia, Just Plain Favorites. Acrylics by Mary Box and mixed watermedia by Jackie Sullivan. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Sundays, 1-4:30 p.m. Continues through Feb. 1. 10 Elizabeth Way, Roswell. 770-649-7426.

Hartsfield International Airport The World of Paper. Exhibition on the global history of the art and industry of papermaking. T-Gates Display Cases, Main Terminal. Mon.-Sun. Continues through Jan. 14. 404-894-9592.

House Of Colors Gallery Len Kovsky. New works. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Continues through Jan. 3. 34 Irby Ave. 404-233-6738.

Hudgens Center For The Arts The American Family Quilt. Paintings by Atlanta artist Pat Drew. Works by Laura Leiden in the Kistner Atrium. Tue.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Continues through Jan. 30. Gwinnett Civic and Cultural Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy., Duluth. 770-623-6002.

Kiang Gallery Jill Moser. New works by the artist. Tue.-Fri., 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Saturdays, 12-5 p.m. Continues through Jan. 12. 1923 Peachtree Road. 404-351-5477.

Macon & Company Fine Art Wulf Barsch, Kristen Payson. New paintings by the artists. Mon.-Sun. Continues through Jan. 8. 1198 Howell Mill Road, Suite 109. 404-603-9122.

Outwrite Bookstore & Coffeehouse Stripes. Exhibit of works by Atlanta artist Richard Melvin. Mon.-Sun. Continues through Jan. 31. 991 Piedmont Ave. 404-607-0082.

Primitive Eye Folk Art Gallery Lizzy Williams. Dec. 27-Jan. 1. 3256 Ponce de Leon Ave., Scottdale. 404-298-0303.

Roswell Visual Arts Center & Gallery Fiber: New Angles. Works by Barbara Thurman Butler, Patsy Eckman, Pat Farr, Vita Marie Lovett, Judy Simmons, Pat Stettler. Mon.-Sun. Continues through Jan. 18. 10495 Woodstock Road, Roswell. 770-594-6122.

Sandler Hudson Gallery Maybe it's Somewhere I'm Going...Perhaps, Somewhere I've Been. Exhibit of new works by the artist. Tue.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturdays, 12-5 p.m. Continues through Jan. 11. 1831 Peachtree Road. 404-350-8480.

Solomon Projects New Sculpture. Works by Lynda Grimm. Tue.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Continues through Jan. 19. 1037 Monroe Drive. 404-875-7100.

Suntrust Plaza Meditations: Paintings by Philip Morsberger. Exhibit of the artist's work. Lower Level Gallery. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Continues through Jan. 10. 303 Peachtree St. 404-816-9777.

Swan Coach House Gallery Prints by Georgia Artists: A Holiday Show. Exhibit of prints by Radcliffe Bailey, Cheryl Goldsleger, Kogo Griffin and Diane Kempler including others. Tue.-Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Continues through Jan. 12. 3130 Slaton Drive. 404-266-2636.



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