The Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts is connected with Emory University, but performances there are open to the community. The Center's performance schedule coincides with the school year, so there aren't any shows in the summer. But during the school year they have dance, music and theater here. The costs for student performances are usually free, but the costs for national artists is not cheap. If you live in the area and enjoy the arts, it's worth getting on their email list.