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Looking Ahead

With 2016 around the corner, go ahead and pencil in these balls, performances and more to start off the new year right.

Jillian Butterfield as Belle and Ryan Everett as Beast in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast stage production.

1. Starfish Ball
Support the Nsoro Foundation at this annual ball on Jan. 23 with a 2016 theme of Mardi Gras. This year’s event will honor Vicki Palmer and Joel Katz, and proceeds will provide educational scholarships and programs for youth in foster care. Buckhead,

2. Disgraced
This 2013 Pulitzer Prize winner for drama tells the story of Amir, a successful lawyer moving up the corporate ladder while trying to distance himself from his Muslim roots. See it onstage for a limited time at the Alliance Theatre Jan. 27-Feb. 14. Midtown,

3. Atlanta Jewish Film Festival

The 16th annual Atlanta Jewish Film Festival will run between Jan. 26 and Feb. 17, showcasing the finest in international and independent cinema dealing with themes of Jewish culture, identity and history. Locations vary,

4. Beauty and the Beast
The smash hit Broadway musical adaptation of the Disney classic will enchant audiences at The Fox Theatre with unforgettable characters, lavish stage production and, of course, the dazzling songs from the film. Midtown,

5. Moulin Rouge – The Ballet

Witness the most famous cabaret in history when the Atlanta Ballet performs this Parisian story of love and stardom at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. Smyrna,