JANUARY 26 FRIDAY
Decatur-based Gathering Wild Dance Company has joined creative forces with three other well-known local performers to concoct ELIXIR, an intoxicating mixture of modern dance and live music. Gathering Wild artistic director Jerylann Warner and Emory University dance professor George Staib's choreography explores joy, wonder, life, innocence and loss. David Marcus, Clark Atlanta University music professor and pianist, and the Atlanta Young Singers of Callanwolde accompany the innovative dance routines. Through Jan. 27. $10. 8 p.m. Emory Performing Arts Center, 1848 N. Decatur Road. 404-378-9018. www.gatheringwild.org. (DM)
JANUARY 30 TUESDAY
Look up the definition of puppy-dog eyes in the dictionary and there's a good chance you'll find LIBBY's adorable picture there. Part beagle and part corgi, Libby is playful and sweet, even around children. Weighing a manageable 20 pounds, Libby's the perfect size for cuddling in your lap or running laps around the neighborhood. Visit Libby and her friends Tues.-Fri., 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sat. 1-4 p.m. Atlanta Pet Rescue and Adoption, 720 14th St. 404-815-6680. www.atlantapetrescue.org. (DM)
FEB. 1-4 ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER kicks off its North American tour at the Fox Theatre. www.foxtheatre.org.
FEB. 2-3 ART PAPERS EIGHTH ANNUAL ART AUCTION supports the magazine and its programs. www.artpapers.org/auction.
FEB. 3 JOURNEYS CONCERTS combines comedy and original movie score performances by the Zephyr Brass Quintet. www.zephyrbrass.com.
FEB. 3 YO LA TENGO, touring in support of its latest album, I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass, plays Variety Playhouse with Tenement Halls. www.ticketmaster.com.