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Dance
FUSION Dancical Productions presents the fourth annual Kwanzaa celebration with dancing and singing by Ajile, D'jembe drum music by Oginga, singing by Ricky and Kenisha, rap music by Mount-up and performances by Total Dance Co. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. Dec. 28. 8 p.m. $15. 404-827-9007.

Music
ATLANTA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Conductor Jere Flint and the ASO welcome vocalists Jan Horvath, Doug LaBrecque and Michael McGuire for the New Millennium's Eve Too! concert, "Bravo Broadway. The program is a revue of classic show tunes by members of Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables and other shows. Atlanta Symphony Hall, 1280 Peachtree St. Dec. 31. 9 p.m. $30-$55. 404-733-5000.

Theater: continuing
THE 1940'S RADIO HOUR Theatre in the Square presents the play about radio broadcasts to troops overseas during Christmas '42. The Mainstage, 11 Whitlock Ave. Through Dec. 31. Tues.-Fri. 8 p.m., Sat. 7 and 9:30, Sun. 2:30 and 7 p.m. $20-$30. 770-422-8369.

2ND BASE COMEDY TROUPE Startime Dinner Theatre presents the improvisational, musical and sketch comedy group to perform mature shows for those 18 years old and up. Audience participation is the norm. 608 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell. Saturdays. 10:30 p.m. $5. 770-924-3220.

AGNES OF GOD Atlanta Classical Theatre presents the drama about three different women affected by the tragic death of an infant in a convent. Runs in repertory with Christopher Durang Explains It All. 14th Street Playhouse, 173 14th St. Through Dec. 30. Tues.-Fri. 8 p.m., Sat. 3 and 8 p.m., Sun. 2 and 7 p.m. $10-$15. 404-685-8861.

ALICE: IN WONDERLAND OnStage Atlanta presents Deb Gerlach's and John Forman's adaptation of the fantasy classic. 14th Street Playhouse, 173 14th St. Through Dec. 30. Wed.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 2:30 p.m. $18-$23. 404-733-5000.

BLACKTOP CIRCUS COMEDY TROUPE The nation's only African-American improv comedy troupe performs weekly shows at the Uptown Comedy Corner, 2140 Peachtree St., Suite 320. Tuesdays. 9 p.m.-midnight. $8. 404-350-6990.

CHRISTOPHER DURANG EXPLAINS IT ALL Atlanta Classical Theatre presents the collection of Christopher Durang's short plays, featuring different selections at each show. Runs in repertory with Agnes of God. 14th Street Playhouse, 173 14th St. Through Dec. 30. Wed.-Fri. 8 p.m., Sat. 3 and 8 p.m., Sun. 2 and 7 p.m. $10-$15. 404-685-8861.

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL'S DRALION The big-top show combines the ancient Chinese acrobatic tradition with Cirque's avant-garde approach to circus performances. Acts include the Ballet on Lights, hoop diving, double trapeze and more. Turner Field Green Parking Lot on Hank Aaron Drive. Through Dec. 21 and Jan. 4-Jan. 14. Tues.-Wed. 8 p.m., Thurs.-Fri. 5 and 9 p.m., Sat. 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., Sun. 1 and 5 p.m. $26.75-$60. 800-678-5440.

COMEDY RESPONSE UNIT The Red Chair Theatre presents the group to perform its brand of innovative improv. 662 11th St. Fri. and Sat. 9:30 p.m. $7. 404-872-HAHA.

HOLIDAY ON THIN ICE PushPush Theater presents a series of short plays offering an alternative to the usual holiday theater fare. Featured shorts include "Pig, "Turkey or Ham, "He KNOWS, "The Gift of the Magpie, "Baby, Jesus! and more. 1123 Zonolite Road. Through Dec. 23 and 25-31. Wed.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 7 p.m. $10-$15. 404-892-7876.

THE HOLIDAYS ARE MURDER Agatha's--A Taste Of Mystery presents the comic murder mystery about an anonymous sniper who is picking off holiday shoppers at a mall. Enjoy a five-course dinner with the show. 693 Peachtree St. Through Jan. 17. Tues.-Sat. 7:30 p.m., Sun. 7 p.m. $40-$50. 404-875-4321.

I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE Horizon Theatre Co. presents the musical comedy that takes on the truths and myths of contemporary relationships. 1083 Austin Ave. Through Dec. 31. Wed.-Fri. 8 p.m., Sat. 8:30 p.m., Sun. 5 p.m. $16-$25. 404-584-7450.

LAUGHING MATTERS The South's longest running improv company performs new comedy shows. Come eat, drink and laugh. Second Fri. at Dave & Buster's in Gwinnett County the Steve Reynolds Boulevard exit and every Sat. at Manuel's Tavern, 602 N. Highland. 8 p.m. $7-$10. 404-874-4050.

THE SANTALAND DIARIES Horizon Theatre Co. presents David Sedaris' wicked true-life account of his stint as a Macy's Department Store elf. 1083 Austin Ave. Through Jan. 2. Sun. 8:30 p.m., Mon.-Tues. 8 p.m. $12-$20. 404-584-7450.

Visual arts: openings
THE ART INSTITUTE OF ATLANTA GALLERY New York Art Directors Club 79th Annual Awards Exhibition, a group show by The Art Directors Club, Inc., of New York. Public reception Jan. 18 from 5-7 p.m. 6600 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody. Jan. 2-Feb. 10. Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Fri. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 770-394-8300.

GALLERY 100 In Celebration: An Art Exhibit Reflecting Our Recoveries from Breast Cancer, a group exhibition of works by Jeanne Collins, Celeste Williams, Carla House and Peggy Dupuy. Closing reception Jan. 12 from 7-9 p.m. Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St. Dec. 30-Jan. 13. Tues.-Wed. and Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs.-Fri. 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. 404-733-5050.

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