May your weekend overflow with fun, not water. (If you’re looking for more music info, check out the Atlanta Music Scene list of weekend concerts.) — Jamie G.
For families: Banned Books Week Kickoff Party reading, 4:30 p.m., Little Shop of Stories, Decatur. FREE.
Movies: Latin American Film Festival opens with “Insignificant Things,” 8 p.m., High Museum of Art’s Rich Theatre, Atlanta.
Music: Jazz Keyboardist Keiko Matsui performs, 8 p.m., Ferst Center for the Arts, Atlanta.
Opera: “The Seduction of King Solomon,” by Americolor Opera Alliance, 8p.m., Benjamin E. Mays High School Auditorium, Atlanta.
Sports: Atlanta Rollergirls host the Southern Fried Smackdown tournament, Sept. 25-27, Yaarab Shrine Center Auditorium, Atlanta.
Stage: “Changing Shoes,” starring Tina Sloan, opens, 7:30 p.m., 14th Street Playhouse, Atlanta.
Dance: 24-hour Dance-A-Thon to benefit Eyedrum, 5 p.m., Eyedrum, Atlanta.
Festival: Duluth Fall Festival, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Main Street, Duluth. FREE.
Festivals: Fall in the Fourth Festival, noon-7 p.m., Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward neighborhood. Free for children ages 5 and younger.
Festivals: Sandy Springs Festival goes through Sunday, Heritage Green, Sandy Springs.
Festivals: WestFest, 1-1o p.m., Atlanta’s Home Park neighborhood, Atlanta. FREE.
History: Discussion and book signing about “Rage in the Gate City: The Story of the 1906 Atlanta Race Riot,” 4 p.m., Auburn Avenue Research Library, Atlanta. FREE.
Music: Bluegrass Bands and Helping Hands benefit concert featuring Mountain Heart, The Dixie Bee-Liners and others, 4:30-9:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, Dalton.
Outdoors: Fee-free weekend runs at all U.S. Parks, include Kennesaw Mountain National Park, Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site and Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. FREE.
Sports: Atlanta Football Classic Tennessee State vs. Florida A&M game, 3:30 p.m., Georgia Dome, Atlanta.
Stage: “The Black Man-O-Logues” opens, 8 p.m., 14th Street Playhouse, Atlanta.
Festivals: SkaterAid skate and music festival, 3-8 p.m., East Decatur Station near the Avondale Estates MARTA stop, Decatur.
Food: Final day of Inman Park Restaurant Week, various Inman Park eateries, Atlanta.
For families: Moore Family Walk, 9:30 a.m., Atlanta Botanical Garden, Atlanta.
For families: Final day of “Walking with Dinosaurs,” 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., Gwinnett Arena, Duluth.
Gardens: Decatur Garden Tour final day, noon-5 p.m., Oakhurst Community Garden, Decatur.
Homes: Castleberry Hill Loft Tour’s final day, noon-5 p.m., Castleberry Hill neighborhood, Atlanta.
Parties: “Day of Wine and Roses” lawn party, 5 p.m., Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, Atlanta.
Sports: Atlanta Thrashers vs. Tampa Bay Lightning, 5 p.m., Philips Arena, Atlanta.
Stage: “Teachers: The Musical,” 7 p.m., Kudzu Playhouse, Roswell.
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