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Weekend best bets: Sept. 28-30

092112 time_2Chris Kayser (from left), Carolyn Cook and Robin Bloodworth co-star in Horizon Theatre’s “Time Stands Still.” Photo: Horizon Theatre Co.

Festival: Riverview Landing Fall Festival is an “urban hoedown,” that brings together music from the Constellations, Sealions and Turf War, hot-air balloon rides ($10 each), a hairy man contest, bonfires and more at Riverview Landing in Mableton beginning at 6 p.m. Sept. 28 and 10 a.m. Sept. 29.

Haunted house: It isn’t even October, but that doesn’t mean we have to wait for Halloween scares. Netherworld Haunted House is already going strong and the award-winning haunt will continue through Nov. 3 at the Georgia Antique and Design Center in Norcross.

Stage: A writer revisits several old girlfriends before his upcoming nuptials in Neil LaBute’s “Some Girl(s).” The Pinch ‘n’ Ouch Theatre production opens Sept. 28 and runs through Oct. 21.

Stage: A politician weaves a tangled web of lies in the farce “Out Of Order,” presented by the Stage Door Players at North DeKalb Cultural Arts Center in Dunwoody through Oct. 14.

Stage: The North Fulton Drama Club gives “Hamlet” a little grunge by moving the action to the 1990s. The production opens Sept. 28 and continues through Oct. 6 on the lawn at Roswell’s Barrington Hall.

Stage: Newnan Theatre Company presents Douglas Carter Beane’s Tony-nominated play “The Little Dog Laughed” through Sept. 30.

Stage: The stylized stage adaptation of “War Horse” makes its Atlanta debut in this touring production from Broadway in Atlanta. It’s at the Fox Theatre through Sept. 30. Check out our review of the show.

Stage: The National Marionette Theatre of Brattleboro, Vt., offers a new take on the classic “Sleeping Beauty.” It continues through Oct. 7 at the Center for Puppetry Arts.

Stage: “Daddy’s Dyin’ Who’s Got the Will,” by Del Shores (”Sordid Lives”), is a fast-paced comedy about a Texas family gathering to await the imminent death of their patriarch. The OnStage Atlanta production continues through Oct. 20.

Stage: Actor’s Express presents the musical version of “Kiss of the Spider Woman.” The show continues through Oct. 7 at the King Plow Arts Center. Check out our review of the production.

Stage: Horizon Theatre Company presents the fresh-from-Broadway play “Time Stands Still.” The show continues through Oct. 14. Check out our interview with the stars of the show.

Fair: The North Georgia State Fair is back with all the rides, food and fun you’d expect, plus live concerts from Colt Ford (Sept. 28) and Mark Wills (Sept. 29). The fair continues through Sept. 30 at Marietta’s Jim R. Miller Park.

Stage: The Atlanta Shakespeare Company continues its run through the Bard’s comedies with “Measure for Measure” and “All’s Well that Ends Well” running in repertory through Sept. 30 at the New American Shakespeare Tavern.

Stage: Atlanta Lyric Theatre presents the rousing musical “Anything Goes.” It opens Sept. 21 and continues through Oct. 7 at the Earl Smith Strand Theatre in Marietta.

Stage: Aurora Theatre presents the quirky comedy “Tigers Be Still,” the tale of an “art therapist” and her first patient, a troubled high school student. It continues through Sept. 30 in the Lawrenceville company’s studio space. Check out our review of the production.

Stage: The Alliance Theatre presents the world premiere of Pearl Cleage’s new play “What I Learned in Paris,” a romantic comedy set in Atlanta in 1973. It continues through Oct. 6. See our review of the play.

Stage: Bram Stoker’s horror classic gets a modern musical update in “Dracula: The Rock Opera,” which runs through Oct. 14 at 7 Stages Theater.

Stage: “1776” is a musical take on the creation and signing of the Declaration of Independence by representatives of the 13 original colonies. See it at Dorsey Studios Theater through Oct. 7.

Festival: You’ll find arts and crafts, a kid’s area and a full schedule of live entertainment at Canton’s Riverfest Arts and Crafts Festival Sept. 29-30 in Boling Park.

Festival: St. Mary of Egypt Orthodox Church in Roswell offers Russian, Georgian and American food, along with many more activities, at the third annual International Fall Festival Sept. 29-30.

Festival: Hampton’s Bear Creek Festival boasts antique dealers, food vendors, many arts & craft vendors,  a kid’s area and a classic car show Sept. 29-30 in Hampton City Park.

Festival: Adults racing on Big Wheels is sure to be a highlight at the Summerhill Fall Fest, which gets under way at 11 a.m. Sept. 29 in the Summerhill neighborhood between Grant Park and Turner Field Free.

Music: The third annual Roots and Blues Benefit to Support the Sean Costello Memorial Fund will offer performances by Tinsley Ellis, Kim Wilson and many more. The show begins at 6 p.m. Sept. 29 at the North Atlanta High Center for the Arts.

Festival, food: Grab a spoon and chow down on some delicious grub at the Great Miller Lite Chili Cook-Off. Gates open at 10 a.m. Sept. 29 at Stone Mountain Park.

Festival: The fourth annual Whole Hawg Happenin’ BBQ & Music Fest combines two of our favorite things. Get in on the fun 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 30 in Marietta’s Glover Park.

Festival: Ansley Atlanta Fall Festival will have an antique car show, outdoor markets, work by local artists, live music and more. It starts at 1 p.m. Sept. 30 around the Ansley Mall Shopping Center.

Festival, recreation: SkaterAid 2012 celebrates skateboarding and raises money for charities that assist families dealing with children who are sick and/or hospitalized. It starts at 2 p.m. Sept. 30 at East Decatur Station.

Music: Beethoven’s Triple Concerto for violin, cello and piano, Haydn’s Symphony No. 83 and Dvorák’s Serenade for Strings are on the program for the 3 p.m. Sept. 30 concert from the Georgia State University Symphony Orchestra at the Rialto Center for the Arts.

Music: In “Defiant Chamber Music,” the Vega String Quartet will perform works by Erwin Schulhoff, who perished in the Holocaust, and Verdi. The concert takes place at 3 p.m. Sept. 30 at the Marcus Hillel Center.

Music: Indian vocalist Shreya Ghoshal is one of Bollywood’s most popular young singers. She’ll perform at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre at 6 p.m. Sept. 30.

This is just a selective list of events happening around town, so if there’s something going on this weekend that you’re excited about and you don’t see it here, please feel free to share the info in the comments. Follow me on Twitter at@ajchottix and @ajcatlevents for info on tickets going on sale and more upcoming events.

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Mister Pants

September 27th, 2012
10:28 am

I will be dry cleaning my pants.


September 27th, 2012
7:24 pm

Me too pants dude!!

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September 28th, 2012
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Braves fan

September 28th, 2012
11:55 am

Seriously, how is seeing Chipper Jones play for the last time at Turner Field not in Weekend’s Best Bets?!?!? This list is a joke.


September 28th, 2012
12:14 pm

AMEN! Agree totally with the Chipper comment


September 28th, 2012
12:23 pm

Not mentioned in the list but I’m going to see Chris Robinson Brotherhood Saturday at Center Stage. Should be a killer show and a good warm up for seeing them at Magfest (Live Oak, FL – Oct 19)


September 28th, 2012
12:32 pm

Atlanta Football Classic??? Bet Hip Hop Awards?????


September 29th, 2012
9:30 am

Counterpoint music festival. 3 days. Techno and dubstep best DJs in the world.