Happy almost-weekend! Now that it has cooled off, we’re moving out of fall festival season and into hard-core holiday entertainment. For holiday info from now through New Year’s Eve, check out the AccessAtlanta.com Holiday Guide.
Remember, too, that the AccessAtlanta.com calendar is free, searchable and community-generated. If you know of a cool event, get it listed by clicking the “+ Add A Listing” button to the top right. Meanwhile, here’s a sampling of what’s going on this weekend around Atlanta.
If you’re looking for live music, check out the Atlanta Music Scene blog. As always, recommendations are welcome in the comments! Have fun! — Jamie G.
FRIDAY, OCT. 23
Art: Day of the Dead Art Show opens with performance by Uncle Daddy and the Kissin’ Cousins, 8 p.m., Eyedrum, Atlanta. FREE.
For families: “Coraline” movie screening, 7 p.m., Little Shop of Stories, Decatur. FREE.
History: Halloween Tours, 5:30 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta.
Sports: Americas Champions Power Soccer Championship, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Suwanee Sports Academy, Suwanee. FREE.
Stage: “The Harvey Milk Show” continues, 8 p.m., OnStage Atlanta, Decatur.
Music: AC/DC performs, 8 p.m., Philips Arena, Atlanta.
SATURDAY, OCT. 24
Drink: Black Cat Beer Bonanza to benefit AARF, 8-11 p.m., Atlanta Brewing Company, Atlanta.
Festival: Chili Pepper Festival, 4-11 p.m., Virginia-Highland neighborhood, Atlanta.
Festival: Dunwoody Fall Festival and Chili Cook-off, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Dunwoody Village, Dunwoody. FREE
Festival: Life is Good Pumpkin Festival, 1-6 p.m., Sterling on the Lake, Flowery Branch. FREE.
Festival: Fall Jonquil Festival, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Smyrna Village Green, Smyrna.
For families: Boo at the Zoo, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Zoo Atlanta, Atlanta.
Music: Celtic Thunder’s “Take Me Home Tour,” 8 p.m., Fox Theatre, Atlanta.
Outdoors: Elachee’s Nightfall Halloween Festival, 6-9 p.m., Elachee Nature Science Center, Gainesville.
Sports: Atlanta Thrashers vs. San Jose Sharks, 7 p.m., Philips Arena, Atlanta.
Sports: Atlanta Public Schools Domecoming Games, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Georgia Dome, Atlanta.
Stage: National Pan-Hellenic Council Step Show, “Chance,” 7 p.m., Morehouse College, Atlanta.
SUNDAY, OCT. 25
Books: Pulitzer Prize-winning author Hank Klibanoff discusses “The Race Beat,” 3 p.m., Athens-Clarke County Library, Athens. FREE.
For kids: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s Halloween Magical Music Toybox, 1:30 p.m., Atlanta Symphony Hall, Atlanta.
For kids: Goblins in the Garden, 1-4 p.m., Atlanta Botanical Garden, Atlanta.
Music: William Baker Festival Singers performs, 4 p.m., Grace United Methodist Church, Atlanta.
Stage: Georgia Ballet’s “A Sleepy Hollow Story,” 2 p.m., Cobb County Civic Centre, Marietta.
Stage: Final day for “My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish and I’m in Therapy,” 2 p.m. and 6 p.m., Centre Theatre at MJCCA-Zaban Park, Dunwoody. Interview.
Stage: Final day for “Twelve Angry Jurors,” 2 p.m., New Dawn Theater, Duluth.
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