PuppetryThe Center for Puppetry Arts offers a pair of revivals starting JAN. 10. During the day, it's Jon Ludwig's informative and amusing children's show, RAINFOREST ADVENTURES. At night, the theater hosts a return engagement of THE BAROQUE OPERA, a piece with operatic music and Marx Brothers-style slapstick from the Forman Brothers of the Czech Republic. A hit in 1999, The Baroque Opera plays through Jan. 20. Rainforest Adventures runs through March 17. Opera: $16. Sat. 8 p.m.; Sun. 5 p.m. Call for other times and prices. Center for Puppetry Arts, 1404 Spring St. 404-873-3391. www.puppet.org. -- Curt Holman
ITZHAK PERLMAN wears two hats during his visit to Symphony Hall JAN. 10, 12-13, acting as both soloist and conductor. In his usual guise as violinist extraordinaire, Perlman holds forth in two romances by Beethoven. Then he'll appear on the podium to conduct two orchestral warhorses, Beethoven's Symphony No. 8 and Brahms' Symphony No. 3. Thurs. and Sat. 8 p.m.; Sun. 3 p.m. Atlanta Symphony Hall, Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St. 404-733-5000. www.atlantasymphony.org.