Festival: One of Atlanta’s favorite festivals is the tasty Atlanta Greek Festival. They even offer a food drive-through, but you’ll miss the music, dancing, singing, educational lectures, shopping and children’s activities. Free parking and shuttle buses from Century Center Office Park on Clairmont Road. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Oct. 1-2; 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Atlanta.
Stage: Georgia’s Diana DeGarmo stars in “9 to 5: The Musical,” playing the role originated by Dolly Parton. Through Oct. 3 at the Fox Theatre, Atlanta.
Stage: True Colors Theatre Company presents “Gut Bucket Blues,” a biographical musical that explores the life of Bessie Smith, known as the Empress of the blues. Through Nov. 7 at the Balzer Theatre at Herren’s in downtown Atlanta.
Festival: You know it’s fall when Stone Mountain