Kathleen Battle. 7:30 p.m. May 1. Vocalist. Harrison Opera House, Norfolk. $25, $55, $85, $100.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. 8 p.m. May 2 and May 3, 2 p.m. May 4. Chrysler Hall. $20, $45, $60.

Virginia Wind Symphony. 2:30 p.m. May 3. Attucks Theatre, Norfolk. 2:30 p.m. May 4. Mary T. Christian Auditorium, Thomas Nelson Community College, Hampton. Free, tickets not required.

Jae Sinnett Trio. 8 p.m. May 3. Attucks Theatre, Norfolk. $15

Guarneri String Quartet. 8 p.m. May 5. Trinity Episcopal Church, Portsmouth. $45.

Mining Gold: In Honor of Israel Sixty. 7:30 p.m. May 7. The drama recounts the creative journey in writing and producing the play "Golda's Balcony." Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Beach. $37, $57, $77. Call 282-2822.

Andre-Michel Schub, Ani Kavafian and David Shifrin. 10:30 a.m. May 8. First Presbyterian Church, Virginia Beach. $20.

Dave Valentin Quintet. 7:30 p.m. May 8. Flute and Latin jazz ensemble. Granby Theater, Norfolk. $30.

Andre-Michel Schub, Ani Kavafian and David Shifrin. 7:30 p.m. May 9. Ewell Recital Hall, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg. $30.

The Peking Acrobats. 8 p.m. May 9, 2 and 8 p.m. May 10. Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Beach. $27, $37, $47. Call 282-2822.

John D'Earth Quintet featuring Jeff Smith. 8 p.m. May 10. Attucks Theatre, Norfolk. $15.

Audra McDonald. 7 p.m. May 11. Vocalist. Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Beach. $37, $57, $77, $100.

Christopher O'Riley and the Miami String Quartet. 10:30 a.m. May 14. Ferguson Center for the Arts, Newport News. $20.

From the Top. 7:30 p.m. May 15. The program pairs renowned classical artists with young classical musicians. Ferguson Center for the Arts, Newport News. $15, $25, $35.

Steve Turre Quintet. 7:30 p.m. May 15. Jazz ensemble. Granby Theater, Norfolk. $30.

Bela Fleck with Tony Trischka. 8 p.m. May 16. Ferguson Center for the Arts, Newport News. $35.

Noche Flamenca. 8 p.m. May 17. Spanish flamenco group. Ferguson Center for the Arts, Newport News. 7 p.m. May 18. Renaissance Hotel, Portsmouth. $27, $37, $47.

John Toomey Trio with Laura Martier. 8 p.m. May 17. Attucks Theatre, Norfolk. $15.

Cantus. 7:30 p.m. May 19. Vocal ensemble. Christ and Saint Luke's Church, Norfolk. 7:30 p.m. May 21 Smithfield Little Theatre, Smithfield. 7:30 p.m. May 22. St. Bede Catholic Church, James City County. $30.

JoAnn Falletta & Friends. 7:30 p.m. May 19. Falletta plays the guitar and is accompanied by Debra Wendells Cross on the flute and Robert Alemany on the clarinet. Abingdon Church, Gloucester. $25.

Garrison Keillor. 7:30 p.m. May 20. A premiere storyteller. Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Beach. $77, $100. Call 282-2822.

Living Legacy: A Celebration of Holocaust Composers. 7:30 p.m. May 21. Program features Debra WEndells, Michael Ludwig, Beverly Kane Baker, Roman Mekinulov, Barbara Chapman, Ya-Fei Chuang, Andre-Michel Schub and Charles Woodward. Kaufman Theatre, Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk. $75 VIP tickets, $30.

Andre-Michel Schub and the Moet Trio. 10:30 a.m. May 22. Williamsburg Winery, James City County. $20.

Martha Graham Dance Company with the Virginia Symphony. 8 p.m. May 23. Phi Beta Kappa Hall, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg. $35, $50.

The Count Basie Orchestra. 8 p.m. May 24. Sunken Garden, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg. $35, $45 for reserved seating, $15 for lawn seating. Bring your own chair for lawn seating.

Black Watch. 8 p.m. May 24 and May 30, 2 and 7:30 p.m. May 25 and May 29, 7:30 p.m. May 27 and May 28, 2 and 8 p.m. May 31, 2 p.m. June 1. The drama tells the true story of the 800 Black Watch regiment from Scotland and their experience in the Iraq war. Norfolk Scope. $42.

Tchaikovsky Spectacular Festival Finale featuring the Virginia Symphony and Tianwa Yang, violin. 7 p.m. May 25. Sunken Garden, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg. $40, $50 for reserved seating, $20 for lawn seating. Bring your own chair for lawn seating.

Wait Wait, Don't Tell Me. 7:30 p.m. June 5. A witty look at current events. Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Beach. $37, $57, $77. Call 282-2822.