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Event Season

Don’t miss these RSVP-worthy events happening around town before the clock runs out on 2013.

1. Thomas Hart Benton
From now through Jan. 25, this monumental gallery exhibition will depict African American rural life post-Great Depression art by the namesake artist Thomas Hart Benton. 315 E. Paces Ferry Road NE, 404.237.0370,

2. Teeny Tiny
Gregg Irby Fine Art’s fifth annual holiday show will display masterpieces by all their represented gallery artists, as well as miniature art ideal for gift giving, from now through Dec. 23. Prices start at $45. 3725 Powers Ferry Road NW, 404.941.9787,

3. Nutcracker
The city’s beloved holiday tradition returns from now through Dec. 29 as the Atlanta Ballet dancers and orchestra present Nutcracker. Tickets $66. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree Street NE, 404.881.2100,

4. Shen Yun
During Dec. 27–29, dance with orchestral accompaniment and solo performers. Tickets $99. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, 770.916.2800,

5. Chick-fil-A Bowl Parade
This New Year’s Even, spread football festivity at the official kickoff for the Chick-fil-A Bowl. Free. Peachtree and Baker Street,