We’re deep into festival season, and just starting to hit Halloween season. Regardless, here are some suggestions of what to do this weekend. You can also find more live music picks from the Atlanta Music Scene blog. As always, feel free to share your suggestions in the comments! — Jamie G.
FRIDAY, OCT. 2
Festivals: Sweet Auburn Heritage Festival, Oct. 2-4, Auburn Avenue near downtown Atlanta.
Festivals: Atlanta Greek Festival, Oct. 2-4, Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Annunciation, Atlanta.
Music: How Sweet the Sound church choir competition, 7:30 p.m., Philips Arena, Atlanta.
Music: Who’s Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band performs to benefit South Cobb High School bands and flood victims, 7 p.m., Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre, Mableton.
Stage: “Macbeth” presented by the North Fulton Drama Club, 7 p.m. seating, 8 p.m. show, Historic Barrington Hall, Roswell. FREE.
Visual art: Reception for artist Abril Andrade Griffith and “The Forbidden Circus,” 7 p.m., U*Space Gallery, Atlanta. FREE.
SATURDAY, OCT. 3
Festivals: HotoberFest craft beer and live music festival, noon-7 p.m., free for festival area $30-$50 for beer tasting area, Glenwood Park neighborhood, Atlanta.
For families: Scarecrows in the Garden, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., with children’s activities from 1-4 p.m., Atlanta Botanical Garden, Atlanta.
For kids: Night and Day event, 1:30 p.m., Fernbank Science Center, Atlanta. FREE.
Museums: There are a couple ways to get into museums for free this weekend.
SUNDAY, OCT. 4
Festivals: Hindu Heritage Day and Festival of Lights, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Centennial Olympic Park, Atlanta. FREE.
For families: Sunday in the Park Victorian street festival, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta. FREE, donations requested.
Music: Al Pettaway and Amy White perform, 4 p.m., Centre for Performing and Visual Arts, Newnan.
Outdoors: 13.1 Atlanta southern rock-themed half-marathon and music performances, 7:13 a.m., Oglethorpe University, Atlanta.
Pet-friendly: Dogtoberfest Mutt Strut, costume contest and other animal activities, 2-6 p.m., The Solarium, Decatur. FREE.
Stage: “Passion for Justice” dance to raise awareness about human trafficking, 6:30 p.m., Perimeter Church, Duluth.
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