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Classical Music
Academy of Ancient Music: Candler Series Conductor Christopher Hogwood features Robert Levin on fortepiano in an all-Mozart program. Tue., March 5, 8:15 p.m. $20-$30. Glenn Memorial Auditorium, 1652 N. Decatur Road. 404-727-5050.

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Alan Gilbert conducts works by Bortz, Bernstein and Schumann with guest violinist, Joshua Bell. Feb. 28-March 2, 8 p.m. $24-$57. Atlanta Symphony Hall, Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St. 404-733-5000.

Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta Ransom Notes featuring pianists Keiko, Ko and William Ransom and violinist Kate Ransom. Reception Hall. Fri., March 1, 12 p.m. Free. Michael C. Carlos Museum, 571 S. Kilgo St. 404-727-4282.

Emory Symphony Orchestra Music director and conductor Scott A. Stewart with soprano JiYeon Ku and Alexander Lee on cello featuring works by Puccini, Dvorak. Wed., March 6, 8:15 p.m. Free. Glenn Memorial Auditorium, 1652 N. Decatur Road. 404-727-5050.

Emory Wind Ensemble Scott A. Stewart conducts works by Dukas, Berlioz, Poulenc, Ellerby. Fri., March 1, 8:15 p.m. Free. Performing Arts Studio, 1804 N. Decatur Road. 404-727-5050.

Jubilation Performed by organist, Scott Atchison, and Kevin Lyons on trumpet. Sun., March 3, 5 p.m. Peachtree Road United Methodist Church, 3180 Peachtree Road. 404-240-8212.

Lachrymae Music for organ, harpsichord and percussion. Sat., March 2, 7 p.m. Free. Oak Grove United Methodist Church, 1722 Oak Grove Rd., Decatur. 404-636-7558.

Rigoletto Teatro Lirico D'Europa presents Verdi's popular opera that tells the tragic story of a hunchback court jester. Fri., March 1, 8 p.m. $44. Robert Ferst Center for the Arts, 80 Forsyth St., Georgia Tech. 404-651-1234.

St. Paul Chamber Orchestra & Theatre de la Jeune Lune St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and Theatre de la Jeune Lune perform a pantomime comedy accompanying a classical orchestral performance. Sun., March 3, 3 p.m. $20-$40. Rialto Center for the Performing Arts, 80 Forsyth St. 404-651-4727.

Universal Wave series Indian flutist Mukund L. Vijayaraghavan. Sun., March 3, 8:15 p.m. $10. Performing Arts Studio, 1804 N. Decatur Road. 404-727-5050.

Comedy
Dad's Garage Theater Comedy improv. Thursdays, 10:30 p.m. $5-$10. Scandal. Popular improv soap opera is now Western-themed and set in 1848. Fridays, 10:30 p.m. $10. TheatreSports. Atlanta's popular improv comedy show. Saturdays, 10:30 p.m. $10. 280 Elizabeth St. 404-523-3141.

N'jia Open-mic. A home for seasoned and up-and-coming comics. Tuesdays, 8 p.m. $3-$5. 753 Edgewood Ave. 404-874-7707.

The Punchline Maryellen Hooper. Named Best Female Stand-up by the American Comedy Awards, Hooper headlines. Feb. 28, 8:30 p.m.; March 1, 8 p.m. & 10:30 p.m.; March 2, 7 p.m.,9 p.m. & 11 p.m.; March 3, 8 p.m. $12.50-$15. 290 Hilderbrand Drive, Sandy Springs. 404-252-5233.

Red Chair Theater Comedy Response Unit. Atlanta's only longform improv troupe performs its own brand of improv. Fri., Sat., 10:30 p.m. $5-$10. Wax Costanza. Comedic three-man improvisational piece. Saturdays, 8 p.m. Continues through March 2. $5-$10. 662 11th St. 404-872-4242.

Whole World Theatre Award-winning improv comedy theater. Second Troupe on Tues. Main stage on Thurs.-Sat. 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.

Dance
The Freddie Hendricks Youth Ensemble Of Atlanta Original play with music and dance. March 6-31. 7 Stages, 1105 Euclid Ave. 404-523-7647.

Museums
Atlanta International Museum Magic and Mastery: Contemporary Japanese Textiles From NUNO. Exhibit highlights a selection of 22 textile works. Continues through April 12. 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 Winner's Circle. Exhibit of the best in North American puppetry: puppets, video clips, props and more. Tue.-Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Jan. 5. $5-$10. 1404 Spring Street. 404-873-3391.

Fernbank Museum of Natural History Ancient Empires, Syria: Land of Civilizations. Archaeological exhibit featuring prehistoric stone tools, cuneiform tablets, jewelry, sculpture and medieval manuscripts from the Near East. Feb. 21-Sept 2. Permanent exhibit. The museum is home to a world of dinosaurs, artifacts, interactive science displays, wildlife, IMAX films and more. View a number of permanent and special exhibitions that teach about earth's history, the environment and human culture. Mon.-Sun. $10-$12. Smithsonian O. Orkin Insect Safari. Explore the world of insects in a fun and educational environment. March 2, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; March 3, 12-5 p.m. Free. 767 Clifton Road. 404-929-6400.

High Museum of Art * After the Scream. Exhibit of the late paintings of Edvard Munch. The Color Yellow. 30 paintings by Beauford Delaney exploring the symbolism of the color yellow. Continues through May 5. A Passion for Renoir: Five Great Paintings from the Clark Art Institute. Five rarely loaned masterpieces by Renoir on loan including a self-portrait and four paintings of women. Continues through March 3. Tue.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $4-$8. 1280 Peachtree St. 404-733-4444.

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