Not even puppets are safe from the wrath of the recent economic slump. After 42 years in the shoe-making biznass, Mel and Tootsie Footmeyer's beloved New York City shoe store tanks in THE SHOEMAKER & THE ELVES. Enter cobbler elves, Frankie and Gino, who save the day. Swinging big band music brings festive flair to this family series presentation. Receive 25 percent off admission with the donation of a pair of new or gently used children's shoes to benefit My Sister's House and Village Atlanta. Through Jan. 3. $9-$16. Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m.; Sun., 1 and 3 p.m. 1404 Spring St. 404-873-3391. www.puppet.org.