Dec 04-21, 2014

Black Nativity

Black Nativity is a soul-stirring rendition of the Christmas Story that fills the theatre with thrilling voices, exciting dance and glorious gospel music. It is a powerful retelling of the Nativity story from an African-American perspective. The original Black Nativity was written in 1961 by poet Langston Hughes. This one act version of the production will take the audience from a traditional black church to an africanized Jerusalem through dance, powerful spirituals and anthems, and toe-tapping gospel numbers. Tickets $35 VIP, $30 adults, $20 students, $15 children 12 and under.

Dec 10-14, 2014

'Pippin'

A touring production of the acclaimed revival, featuring extraordinary acrobatics and magic, plus songs from the composer of "Wicked," comes to the Peabody Opera House. This show is terrific, and John Rubinstein and Lucie Arnaz are sensational as Pippin's father (Charles) and grandmother (Berthe). A treat from beginning to end. Tickets $22-$82. peabodyoperahouse.com.

Nov 22 - Dec 31, 2014

The Santaland Diaries

National Public Radio’s David Sedaris penned “The Santaland Diaries”, a hilarious, adults-only tale about an unemployed writer who desperately accepts a job as a Macy’s elf. Before he can say, “Happy Holidays,” the main character is given his elfin name, Crumpet, and embarks on a series of misadventures. The result is a sardonic, satirical and sarcastic backstage pass to the secret lives of Santa and his elves performed at Horizon Theatre. Through Dec. 31.

Dec 04-07, 2014

Bobcat Goldthwait

The genre-defying Police Academy alum visits the Laughing Skull Lounge with a self-deprecating and topical instant comedy classic. Goldthwait's set will take the audience on a hilarious journey through his 30-year career as an 80s icon to the guy who literally lit the "Tonight Show" set on fire. 7:30 pm. Tickets $20-$25.

Dec 03, 2014

Yo Gabba Gabba Live!

Yo Gabba Gabba Live! hits Atlanta's fabulous Fox Theatre with a new show, "Music Is Awesome!" This year, Yo Gabba Gabba creators Christian Jacobs and Scott Schultz collaborated with DJ Lance Rock to curate one awesome setlist. Atlanta is only one of 30 U.S. cities hosting what some consider the coolest rock concert for kids. 6:30 pm.

Dec 31, 2014

Peach Drop

Ring in the New Year with 100,000 friends at the Southeast's largest New Years Eve celebration, including 16 hours of performances and events at Underground Atlanta.

Dec 20, 2014

Justin Timberlake

JT rocks the Arena at Gwinnett Center with his world tour, "The 20/20 Experience." Critics are raving about Timberlake's masterful vocals and choreography. Tickets $48-$178. 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy.

Dec 18, 2014

Candlelight Nights

Wander the Atlanta History Center's 33-acre campus by candlelight to explore traditions from the pioneer days, Civil War era and 1930s. History interpreters bring these traditions to life by embodying historically accurate characters from each era. Tickets $15 adults, $8 children.

Dec 05-11, 2014

It's a Wonderful Life

Watch the 1946 Christmas classic at Atlanta's longest continually operating theater, the Plaza Theatre. 1049 Ponce De Leon Ave, Midtown, 404.873.1939.

Dec 04, 2014

John Oliver

Of "The Daily Show" and "Last Week Tonight" fame, John Oliver brings his biting British wit to the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. 8 pm. Tickets $39.50-$55.

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