Here’s some very good news for the weekend: it’s not supposed to rain. As I’m typing this, our worst moment seems to be a 20 percent chance. That means you can hit the Stone Mountain Highland Games, or the Little Five Points Halloween parade, the Chastain Park Arts Festival or the the hot air balloon launch at The Rock Ranch. Of course, there’s a lot going on inside, as well. Here’s a look at what’s coming up this weekend. If you’re looking for live music, check out this list from our Atlanta Music Scene blog. Suggestions are always welcome in the comments! — Jamie G.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16
Books: Author Kathy Buckworth signs “The BlackBerry Diaries: Adventures in Motherhood,” 3 p.m., North Point Mall, Alpharetta.
Comedy: Robin Williams performs, 8 p.m., Fox Theatre, Atlanta.
Comedy: Steve Harvey performs, 9 p.m., AmericasMart Atlanta.
Festivals: Cumming Country Fair and Festival continues through Oct. 18, Cumming Fairgrounds, Cumming.
Festivals: Georgia Mountain Fall Festival continues through Oct. 17, Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, Hiawassee.
For families: Family Storytelling: Spooky Stories, 7 p.m., Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, Atlanta.
Stage: “TATS: The Experience” continues, 7:30 p.m., 14th Street Playhouse, Atlanta.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17
Art: Guest Curator Dan Cameron lectures on his projects, 11 a.m., Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta.
Books: Georgia Literary Festival, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., various locations on Broad Street, Rome. FREE.
Drink: The Great Decatur Craft Beer Festival, noon-5 p.m., Decatur Square. SOLD OUT.
Festivals: Highland Games and Scottish Festival continues through Oct. 18, Stone Mountain Park, Stone Mountain.
Food: DeGustar: A Latin Taste of Atlanta, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Atlantic Station’s Central Park, Atlanta.
For families: Hot Air Balloon Rally and other family events, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., The Rock Ranch, The Rock.
For kids: “Peter Rabbit’s Garden” kids class, 1:30 p.m., Atlanta Botanical Garden, Atlanta.
Sports: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs. Virginia Tech Hokies, 6 p.m., Bobby Dodd Stadium, Atlanta.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18
Books: Author Tony Horwitz discusses “A Voyage Long and Strange” for Gwinnett Reads, 4 p.m., Red Clay Theatre and Arts Center, Duluth.
Film: Monty Python double feature, 3 p.m., The Plaza Theatre, Atlanta.
For families: Target Family Free Day arts festival, noon-5 p.m., Woodruff Arts Center, Atlanta. FREE.
Sports: Atlanta Falcons vs. Chicago Bears, 8:20 p.m., Georgia Dome, Atlanta.
Stage: Georgia Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” continues, 2 p.m., Conant Performing Arts Center, Atlanta.
Stage: Rosewater Theatre’s “Don’t Dress for Dinner” continues, 3 p.m., The Rosewater Theatre, Roswell.
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