JANUARY 6 SUNDAY
Don't be bummed out on the 12th day of Christmas because you didn't get 12 drummers drumming. Have a positive attitude and celebrate Epiphany, the traditional Christian feast honoring the day the three wise men gave baby Jesus gifts of myrrh, frankincense, etc. Better yet, celebrate the Hispanic derivation of Epiphany, EL DÍA DE LOS REYES, or THREE KINGS DAY, at Atlanta History Center with storytelling and music. We're pretty sure it's B-Y-O myrrh, though. Free. 1-5 p.m. 130 W. Paces Ferry Road. 404-814-1400. www.atlantahistorycenter.com. (Andisheh Nouraee)
JANUARY 7 MONDAY
The New York Times-sponsored ARTS & LEISURE WEEK in New York City boasts events and appearances with such cultural icons as Tom Brokaw and Edward Albee. Since its inception in 2001, Arts & Leisure Week has spawned local incarnations, even trickling down as far south as Atlanta. Unfortunately, the Atlanta version doesn't include any extraordinary appearances from A&E heavyweights, but it does provide "special cultural offerings" in the form of discounted admissions at select theaters, museums and attractions. Through Jan. 13. See website for details on participating organizations. www.artsandleisureweek.com. (Debbie Michaud)
JANUARY 7 MONDAY
The Atlanta Wine School has a less stodgy approach to wine tastings in 2008. The school year begins tonight with CABERNET ON COLD NIGHTS. It's intended as a laid-back look at the popular red grape, without all the technical talk and spit-laden conversation. While not a formal lecture, the AWS has stocked wine experts for those interested in both the cheese and crackers as well as climate and soil composition. $29. 7-9 p.m. The Piedmont Room, Park Tavern, 500 10th St. 770-668-0435. www.atlantawineschool.com. (DM)
JANUARY 9 WEDNESDAY
The classic musical ANNIE (pictured) returns to the Fox with a new cast today. The Theater of the Stars production features an "orphan chorus" of talented local children, as well as Broadway performers Mark Zimmerman and Ruth Williamson as Daddy Warbucks and Miss Hannigan, respectively. Kelsey Smith has the title role, and the irrepressible Lola shines as Sandy the dog. Through Jan. 13. $20-$59. Mon.-Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 2 and 8 p.m.; Sun., 1:30 and 7 p.m. 660 Peachtree St. 404-881-2100. www.foxtheatre.org. (Helen Herbst)
JAN. 10 CREATIVE LOAFING FICTION CONTEST PARTY Scratch that itch for fiction at Eyedrum with the winners and judges. atlanta.creativeloafing.com/fiction.
JAN. 11 DRESDEN DOLLS Performs at the Variety Playhouse. www.variety-playhouse.com.
JAN. 15 GERALDINE BROOKS The Pulitzer Prize-winning author visits the Margaret Mitchell House. www.gwtw.org.
JAN. 16-27 ATLANTA JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL Celebrates its eighth year. www.atlantajewishfilm.org.