For a moment, I considered breaking out a separate list of Halloween events for this weekend. Then I realized that when Halloween falls on a Saturday, almost anything fun has some kind of trick-or-treating, pumpkin-carving, costume-wearing element to it. I mentioned a few here, but there are dozens more Halloween parties in the calendar, and even more info in the AccessAtlanta.com Holiday Guide.
Almost anything doesn’t equal everything, though. As always, there’s more great art, outdoors and music around Atlanta this weekend. For more music info, including the details on a Georgia Theatre benefit, check out the Atlanta Music Scene blog. Have fun, and feel free to add more ideas in the comments! – Jamie G.
Comedy: Jon Lajoie performs, 8 p.m., The Punchline, Atlanta.
For kids: “A Day Out with Thomas: The Hero of the Rails Tour,” 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Georgia Veterans State Park, Cordele.
Halloween: A -Scary-Um, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta. Admission discounts.
Halloween: Zombie Prom, 8 p.m., Newnan Theater Company, Newnan.
Halloween: A Very Special and Creepy Halloween Party for kids, 7 p.m., Little Shop of Stories, Decatur. FREE.
Music: Attack Attack!, I Set My Friends on Fire and others perform, 8 p.m., The 7 Venue, Douglasville.
Stage: “Twelfth Night,” 8 p.m., Ferst Center for the Arts, Atlanta.
Animals: PugFest, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Gwinnett County Fairgrounds, Lawrenceville.
Festival: Conyers Fall Fest, 5-9 p.m., Georgia International Horse Park, Conyers.
Festival: Lithonia Fall Music Festival, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., downtown Lithonia. FREE.
For families: Beat the Street for Little Feet Fun Run, 5K and kids festival, 9 a.m.-noon, Candler Park, Atlanta. Festival is FREE.
Halloween: The Great Pumpkin Festival, 2 p.m., downtown Canton. FREE.
Movies: “Monsters vs. Aliens” shows for Flicks on the Bricks, 6:45 p.m., Duluth Festival Center and Amphitheater, Duluth. FREE.
Movies: “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” shows for Scream on the Green, 6:30 p.m., Centennial Olympic Park, Atlanta. FREE. Moved to Georgia World Congress Center, Ballroom C because of weather!
Music: Los Cenzontles performs, 8 p.m., Rialto Center for the Arts, Atlanta.
Outdoors: Family Canoe Day, 10 a.m., Sandy Creek Park, Athens.
Outdoors: Atlanta Audubon Society bird walk, 8 a.m., Chattahoochee River-Cochran Shoals, Marietta.
Outdoors: Run Like Hell 5K Race and Run Like Heck Fun Run, 9 a.m., Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta.
Books: Author Marilyn Mendoza discusses “We Do Not Die Alone: Jesus is Coming to Get Me in a White Pickup Truck,” 3 p.m., Bound to Be Read Books, Atlanta. FREE.
For families: Day of the Dead events, noon-5 p.m., Atlanta History Center, Atlanta. FREE.
Music: Georgia Steel Guitar Association Peach Jam XII, Yaarab Shrine Center Auditorium, Atlanta.
Parade: Pride Festival Parade, 1 p.m., Peachtree Street, Atlanta. FREE.
Stage: “A Life in the Theatre” continues, 8 p.m., Alliance Theatre, Atlanta.
Stage: “A Slight Case of Murder” continues, 2:30 p.m., New London Theatre, Snellville.
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