BEST BETS | Dec. 6-12, 2018

Festive outings await. The bad news: “Knead” (Alliance) closes Sunday. The good news: “Christmas Canteen” (Aurora), “A Christmas Carol” (Alliance), Atlanta Ballet’s new “Nutcracker” and “Frog and Toad” (Synchronicity) open or continue; and the ASO plays its first holiday concert. Intriguing: Aurora’s one-man “This Wonderful Life.”

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BEST BETS | Oct. 11-17, 2018

This week’s top picks include Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre, “Nell Gwynn” at Synchronicity, “Waiting for Godot” at 7 Stages, “The Royale” opening at Theatrical Outfit, the return of the Center for Puppetry Arts’ “Ghastly Dreadfuls,” “Nick’s Flamingo Grill” at the Alliance and the Atlanta Symphony.

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BEST BETS | May 3-9, 2018

It’s new, it’s curated and it’s here. BEST BETS this week recommends the world premieres of “The Flower Room” (Actor’s Express) and “Ripe Frenzy” (closing Sunday at Synchronicity), 7 Stages’ timely “Revolt” and “Candide,” opening in concert with the Alliance Theatre and ASO.

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