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Weekend to do list: Oct. 30-Nov. 1

091009 - Stone Mountain - Colton Clay-8 of Lawrenceville carries off the pumpkin of his choice at the Pumpkin Patch Friday October 9, 2009 at Stone Mountain Park’s Crossroads. A friend had promised to take him and his sister, Camryn (not pictured) to Stone Mountain Park and both children chose a pumpkin to take home. In its 7th year, Stone Mountain Park's annual Pumpkin Festival will run every weekend throughout October. This year’s highlights are The Pumpkin Tumbler, Colleen and the Pesky Gnomes , Trick or Treat Scavenger Hunt, The Great Pumpkin Puppet, Children's Costume Contest, Pie Eating Contests, Pumpkin Party Patch, Kroger Pumpkin Patch and Suds 'N' Such Pumpk-o-mat Foam Pit . AJC file photo

Colton Clay carries away a pumpkin at Stone Mountain Park's Pumpkin Festival, which runs through Oct. 31. Find more info about it at www.stonemountainpark.com, and check out other events this weekend, too! AJC file photo

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.

FRIDAY

Art: Final weekend for “Scarecrows in the Garden,” through Nov. 1, Atlanta Botanical Garden, Atlanta. Photos.

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:The 101 Dalmatians Musical” continues, 8 p.m., Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, Atlanta. Video. Ticket discounts.

Stage: Twelfth Night,” 8 p.m., Ferst Center for the Arts, Atlanta.

SATURDAY

Animals: PugFest, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Gwinnett County Fairgrounds, Lawrenceville.

Festival: Atlanta Pride Festival runs through Nov. 1, Piedmont Park, Atlanta. FREE. What to know before you go.

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.

Halloween: Howl-o-ween Fall Festival, 1-3 p.m., Atlantic Station’s Central Park, Atlanta. FREE. Kid and pet safety tips.

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.

SUNDAY

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.

Stage: Final show for “The Ghastly Dreadfuls II,” 5 p.m., Center for Puppetry Arts, Atlanta. More info.

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