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Weekend to do list: October 9-11

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Yum! Taste of Atlanta, shown here in 2007, begins Saturday at Tech Square. AJC file photo.

Books, theater, festivals, food — there’s a lot to do this weekend. And if you’re looking for even more live music picks, check out the Atlanta Music Scene blog for a guide to the next few days. As always, suggestions and ideas are welcome in the comments! — Jamie G.

FRIDAY, OCT. 9

Books: Author Michael Gray discusses his Blind Willie McTell biography, 6:30 p.m., Decatur CD, Decatur. FREE. More info.

For families: “The Library Dragon” continues, extended through Oct. 18, 10  a.m., Theatre in the Square, Marietta.

Haunted stuff: Six Flags’ Fright Fest runs through Nov. 2, Six Flags over Georgia, Austell.

Music: Kings of Leon performs, 8 p.m., Philips Arena, Atlanta. Interview.

Music: Trey Songz and Mario perform, 8 p.m., The Tabernacle, Atlanta.

Music: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra performs “Broadway Rocks,” 8 p.m., Atlanta Symphony Hall, Atlanta.

Outdoors: Sunset Stroll with live music and garden tours, 5-8 p.m., Dunaway Gardens, Newnan.

Stage: Final weekend for “Come Fly With Me,” 8 p.m., Alliance Theatre, Atlanta.

Stage: Final weekend for “Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical,” 8 p.m., 7 Stages, Atlanta.

Stage: Final weekend for “Third,” 8 p.m., Horizon Theatre, Atlanta.

SATURDAY, OCT. 10

Comedy: Lisa Lampanelli performs, 8 p.m., Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center, Atlanta. Interview.

Expo: Passion Driven Life lifestyle show runs through Oct. 11, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Cobb Galleria Centre, Atlanta.

Festivals: Candler Park Fall Fest runs through Oct. 11, Candler Park, Atlanta. FREE.

Festivals: Taste of Atlanta runs through Oct. 11, Midtown’s Tech Square, Atlanta. Review.

Festivals: Oakhurst Art and Music Celebration, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Harmony Park in Oakhurst Village. FREE.

For families: Solarbration, 10 am.-5 p.m., Tellus Northwest Georgia Science Museum, Cartersville. Photos.

For families: Atlanta Parent Magazine’s Family Block Party, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Mercer University, Atlanta.

For kids: “Monsters vs. Aliens” screening and other kids activities for Fall Fest, noon, Atlanta Fulton County Public Library Central, Atlanta. FREE.

For pets: Walk ‘n’ Wag to benefit Ahimsa House, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Lenox Park, Atlanta.

Music: Guitarist Paco Pena performs, 8 p.m., Rialto Center for the Arts, Atlanta.

Music: Emory Community Choral Festival, 8 p.m., Emory University’s Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Atlanta. FREE.

SUNDAY, OCT. 11

Books: Author Colin Kelley discusses “Conquering Venus,” 3 p.m., Bound to Be Read Books, Atlanta. FREE.

Film: “The Anatomy of Hate: A Dialogue for Hope” screening and National Coming Out Day discussion, 4 p.m., 14th Street Playhouse, Atlanta.

For families: Tunes for Tots benefit concert, noon, Sandy Springs Society Entertainment Lawn, Sandy Springs.

Music: St. Vincent performs, 8 p.m., Ambient Studio Plus, Atlanta. FREE.

Stage: “I’ll Be Back Before Midnight” continues, 3 p.m., Kudzu Playhouse, Roswell.

Got an event, venue, restaurant or performance in and around Atlanta? Add it to the AccessAtlanta.com calendar.

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8 comments Add your comment

Jamie Gumbrecht

October 10th, 2009
6:02 pm

No worries! I just don’t want OTP folks to feel left out — there’s a lot going on all over the metro area. The AccessAtlanta.com calendar is free and community-generated, so folks anywhere in North Georgia can add events. It’s definitely Atlanta-heavy, though, so I’d love to see more updates from other communities.

boots

October 10th, 2009
3:45 pm

My bad. Sorry.

Jamie Gumbrecht

October 10th, 2009
1:30 pm

Thanks for the info, Boots! I highlighted the Cumming fair and a play in Cumming on their opening days: http://blogs.ajc.com/inside-access/2009/10/08/to-do-list-october-8/

Meanwhile, this list includes activities in Decatur, Marietta, Austell, Cartersville, Newnan, Roswell and Sandy Springs — all outside of Atlanta. The daily to do lists, features and before you go also regularly goes outside the Perimeter.

boots

October 10th, 2009
1:09 pm

Fairgrounds in Cumming are in full swing with large fair rides, fun family activities and concerts. The AJC list has everything INSIDE the perimeter but nothing OTT. No surprise.

Jamie Gumbrecht

October 10th, 2009
12:43 pm

Thanks for the recommendation, BigJake, and for helping each other out, Roy and Deja Vu! :)

BigJake

October 9th, 2009
11:32 pm

Lilburn Daze from 9am to 5pm Saturday October 10 at the Lilburn park on Main Street – crafts, food, fun for all ages!

Deja Vu

October 9th, 2009
8:19 am

ROY, according to their website the air show is scheduled for the weekend of Oct. 17-18. Got two differing times though. One says gates open at 8:30, another says 10:00…..

roy

October 8th, 2009
9:48 am

Someone told me their is an Air show in Marietta this saturday is this true ? if yes what times
Thanks
roy