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Weekend to do list: October 23-25


Watch for pink! The Breast Cancer 3 Day runs Oct. 23-25, from Buford to Atlanta. This shot is from the 3 Day starting point in 2007. AJC file photo

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 Holiday Guide.

Remember, too, that the 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.


Art: Day of the Dead Art Show opens with performance by Uncle Daddy and the Kissin’ Cousins, 8 p.m., Eyedrum, Atlanta. FREE.

Community: Breast Cancer 3-Day continues Oct. 23-25, cheering station from Buford to Atlanta. More awareness events.

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.


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.


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.

For families: Atlanta Ballet’s “Pinocchio,” 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, Atlanta. Win tickets.

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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6 comments Add your comment

The Weekend is Here : Hampton Woods

October 23rd, 2009
8:29 pm

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Washington high fan

October 23rd, 2009
6:11 pm

APS Domecoming Games Sat @ the Ga Dome Oct 24 . 5 games starting @ 11:00 am And ending @ 11pm. Also don’t forget the High School Battle of the Bands Oct. 25 @ Morris Browns Herdon Stadium 4 pm. The best High School Marching Bands from Atl will be there……………….. Go Booker T. Washington High show em what time it is…

The Murf

October 23rd, 2009
12:34 pm

There are other fund raisers this week, too. The Alliance for Lupus Research is holding a walk at the Highwoods Century Center, Saturday at 9 AM.

Jamie Gumbrecht

October 23rd, 2009
8:36 am

Thanks, madmommy! Here’s an entry I wrote about the Curious George exhibit earlier this week:


October 23rd, 2009
8:11 am

Don’t forget, Curious George is at the Imagine It Center downtown. I know that many small children love George and with all this cold, wet weather we’ve been having it’s a great place to let the kids run free and explore without computers or TV’s.


October 23rd, 2009
8:09 am

Seems like another great weekend for Atlanta.