This weekend is all about sports, stage and a few really fantastic festivals. I’ll be away in Michigan, visiting the family, but Atlanta will clearly have a grand old time while I’m gone. As always, keep an eye on the Atlanta Music Scene blog for more live music picks and ticket info. If you’ve got more suggestions for this weekend, feel free to share them in the comments! – Jamie G.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6
Books: Atlanta Queer Lit Festival continues through Nov. 8, various locations, Atlanta. FREE.
Festival: 10th Indian Festival and Pow-Wow continues through Nov. 8, Stone Mountain Park, Stone Mountain.
History: “All Roads Lead to DeKalb” exhibit continues, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Old Courthouse, Decatur. FREE.
Movies: Pirate Night at Martinis and IMAX, 5:30-10 p.m., Fernbank Museum of Natural History, Atlanta.
Stage: “The Second City: Peach Drop, Stop and Roll” opens, 8 p.m., Alliance Theatre, Atlanta.
Stage: Final weekend for “Around the World in 80 Days,” 7:30 p.m., Theatrical Outfit, Atlanta.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7
Art: High Museum of Art free day for Fulton County residents, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Atlanta. FREE.
Festival: Cabbagetown Chomp and Stomp Chili Cookoff and Festival, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Cabbagetown Park, Atlanta. FREE.
Museums: Free admission to area museums for Bank of America customers on Nov. 7-8. FREE.
Soaps: “So Long Springfield” event with “Guiding Light” cast members, 1-5 p.m. and 7-10 p.m., Hyatt Regency, Atlanta.
Sports: Georgia Tech vs. Wake Forest, 3:30 p.m., Bobby Dodd Stadium, Atlanta.
Sports: Atlanta Hawks vs. Denver Nuggets, 7 p.m., Philips Arena, Atlanta.
Sports: Gwinnett Gladiators vs. Kalamazoo Wings, 7:35 p.m., Gwinnett Arena, Duluth.
Stage: “Once Upon a Mattress” opens, 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., The Rosewater Theatre, Roswell.
Stage: “Fair Use” by Actors Express continues, 8 p.m., King Plow Arts Center, Atlanta.
Walk: Atlanta Start! Heart Walk, 8 a.m. Turner Field, Atlanta.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8
Exercise: ZOOMA Atlanta Half Marathon and 5K, 7:30 a.m., Atlantic Station, Atlanta.
For kids: The Wiggles perform “Go Bananas Live!”, 1:30 p.m., Gwinnett Arena, Duluth.
For kids and pets: Bring Your Dog to Storytime, 3 p.m., Little Shop of Stories, Decatur. FREE.
Sports: Atlanta Falcons vs. Washington Redskins, 1 p.m., Georgia Dome, Atlanta.
Sports: Atlanta Thrashers vs. St. Louis Blues, 5 p.m., Philps Arena, Atlanta.
Sports: Georgia Tech men’s basketball vs. Indiana, 5 p.m., Alexander Memorial Colliseum, Atlanta.
Outdoors: Guided Nature Hikes, 1 p.m., Chattahoochee Nature Center, Roswell.
Stage: “Sevananda: A Community of Conscience” continues, 2:30 p.m., The Academy Theatre, Avondale Estates.
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