The stage is set in NYC with college graduates trying to find jobs and barely maintaining financially. Add singing puppets to the stage and hilarity is almost guaranteed. Three-time Tony Award-winning Broadway musical AVENUE Q merges "The Real World" and "Sesame Street" without censoring anything. See what happens when your childhood dolls grow up. Through March 30. $19-$55. Tues.-Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 2 and 8 p.m.; Sun., 1 and 6:30 p.m. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. 404-881-2100. www.foxtheatre.org. (Wendi Jonassen)
Emory University's Human Rights Week celebration marks the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights with five days of free public discussions on topics including U.S. civil rights, the death penalty, sexual and reproductive freedom, and the U.S. military's prison at Guantanamo Bay. The event culminates today with the HUMAN RIGHTS FESTIVAL – featuring presentations on labor rights livened up with music and a Ten Thousand Villages crafts fair. Free. Noon-3 p.m. Asbury Circle. 404-712-8780. www.emoryhumanrights.org. (Andisheh Nouraee)
Raise a toast to the HIGH MUSEUM ATLANTA WINE AUCTION as it makes its "Sensational Sixteenth" appearance under the tents. From the connoisseurs of all things vino to the occasional winos, this event has the goods to keep you in high spirits. Warm up with the Vintners' Reception and take part in fine wines and gourmet grub, then break out your wallet for the live auction featuring coveted goodies and decadent wines. Still standing? Enjoy more drinks and shake your groove thing until 11 p.m. at the Big Finish. $75-$100. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Atlantic Station, 171 17th St. 404-876-2616. www.atlanta-wineauction.org. (Alicia Wages)
APRIL 3-6 ITALIAN FILM FESTIVAL At the High Museum in conjunction with the Miami-based Italian Film Festival. www.high.org.
APRIL 5 ATLEXIS 2008 Theatrical Outfit's fundraiser features an evening of "Words, Wit and Wisdom from Southern Literature" at the Rialto Center. www.theatricaloutfit.org.
APRIL 5 LOADED GUNS: THE MOVIE Sketch comedy show presented by Twinhead Theatre at the Plaza Theatre. www.plazaatlanta.com.
APRIL 8 MARY J. BLIGE AND JAY-Z Combine forces and bring their Heart of the City Tour to Philips Arena. www.livenation.com.