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Art of Dr. Seuss Holiday Show at Ann Jackson Gallery

Even if you’re feeling a bit Grinchy this holiday season, it might be tough fighting the frown at this annual event. Ann Jackson Gallery, one of 30 galleries in the world licensed to represent the Art of Dr. Seuss Collection, celebrates the style and impact of Theodor “Dr. Seuss” Geisel. The author-illustrator behind such kid-lit icons as the Cat in the Hat, the Lorax and more left a legacy of imaginative, whimsical visuals and syllable-bending rhyme. Nibble on Seuss-themed holiday snacks and beverages while getting an eyeful of book illustrations from some classic Seuss tomes. Other rare and unique Seuss art pieces will be available, too. According to Ann Jackson Gallery, it boasts the biggest collection of art by Dr. Seuss outside of his own estate.

4-8 p.m. Nov. 30; noon-8 p.m. Dec. 1; noon to 5 p.m. Dec. 2. Free. Ann Jackson Gallery, 932 Canton St., Roswell. 770-993-4783, www.annjacksongallery.com.


The 32nd Annual Apple Annie Arts and Crafts Show at St. Ann’s Catholic Church

A slew of shoppers are expected to get a jump on the holiday hustle and bustle as more than 100 artisans and crafters present their wares. A popular feature of this nonprofit juried show presented by St. Ann’s Women’s Guild is its Blue Light Booth. Exhibitors donate items that are raffled off throughout the event. Keep an eye out for the handmade quit raffle, too. Some shoppers keep their energy at peak level by fueling up at the Apple Annie Kitchen where homemade soups, baked goods and more reside. Those bowled over by the soups can visit the event Website and download recipes including St. Ann’s Chili. Although the whole family is invited, guests are asked to leave the strollers at home.

9 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 30; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 1. $3; free ages 12 and younger. Catholic Church of St. Ann, 4905 Roswell Road N.E., Marietta. 770-552-6400, http://st-ann.org/womens-guild/apple-annie.


“It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play” at North DeKalb Cultural Center

Bedford Falls comes to Dunwoody. This version of the holiday staple may have you reaching for Zuzu’s petals or at least a tissue to dry the eyes. Joe Landry adapts Frank Capra’s classic film as a live 1940s-style radio broadcast. A five-person ensemble portrays all of those familiar characters from George, Mary and Clarence to Mr. Potter, Uncle Billy and Violet, and a slew of others. By now most of us know the story: At the brink of suicide, George Bailey learns to appreciate the world he lives in on Christmas Eve.

8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays; 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Nov. 30-Dec. 16. $12-$27. North DeKalb Cultural Center, 5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody. 770-396-1726, www.stagedoorplayers.net.

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