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Things to Do This Weekend

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  1. estensori penieni forum IrishFest Atlanta  November 3 – 4 has traditional evening concerts, workshops, children’s activities, a Friday buffet, and a Saturday dance at DoubleTree by Hilton Atlanta Perimeter sviluppatori per il pene Dunwoody.
  2. HemlockFest November 3 – 5 near Dahlonega.  Enjoy music, arts & crafts, camping, and canoeing at this eco-friendly event.
  3. Atlanta Ultimate Women’s Expo [website has sound] November 4 – 5 features keynote speakers, shopping, classes, and a beauty lounge at Georgia World Congress Center.
  4. Chastain Park Arts Festival at Chastain Park  November 4 – 5. See the work of 185 artists, hear local acoustic musicians, and visit food vendors. Free.
  5. Book Festival of the MJCCA   November 4 – 20. Billed as the South’s premier literary event it includes author book signings, a community read, panel discussions, family events, and book sales in Dunwoody.

Atlanta Opera Performs THE FLYING DUTCHMAN

New Production Starts November 4th!

Atlanta Opera performs The Flying Dutchman, a German opera with English subtitles with dramatic music by Wagner at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.

The Dutchman is doomed to wander the seas until he can find a faithful wife. A sailor’s daughter is doomed to an arranged marriage, but can’t shake her obsession with The Dutchman. Can true love change the course of their fates?

This new production brings the ancient ghost story to the stage in a new and modern way to delight audiences with stunning visuals.

General & Artistic Director Tomer Zvulun will direct this never-before-seen grand production. Music Director Arthur Fagen will conduct. Jay Hunter Morris reprises his role as Erik, Wayne Tigges will sing the title role of the Dutchman, and Melody Moore, last seen on the main stage in 2012 as Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, is Senta.

 

Happy Halloween!

Here’s a recap of some of the best haunts in Georgia!

  1. Ghost Tours feature “Lawrenceville’s most interesting places and the stories behind its most bizarre events, hauntingly told with the charm and personality of a real Southern storyteller.” This 90-minute walking tour goes one mile and departs from Aurora Theatre.
  2. Fear the Woods includes a haunted house, a haunted trail, and haunted combat. . Stockbridge.
  3. Explore the halls of a nightmarish hospital at Nightmare’s Gate in Douglasville 
  4. Camp Blood has a trail plus Nightmare Inn on the same ticket. Zombie Paintball Shoot is separate. Carrolton.
  5. Gates of Misery has two attractions filled with torture, torment, zombies, and cannibals. Rome.
  6. 13 Stories Haunted House [sound] has six terrifying attractions and “detail that Hollywood would be proud of” viewed in groups of 6 to 8 people. Newnan
  7. Netherworld thrills and terrifies with stunt actors in intense makeup, movie-quality special effects, and detailed sets at a large house in Norcross.

Looking for Something to do Today?

Day of the Dead    (12 to 5 p.m.)  is an outdoor festival with Mexican food, entertainment, storytelling, and free entry to Atlanta History Center.  Visitors of all ages will learn about and experience a Day of the Dead Festival, presented in partnership with the Consul General of Mexico and the Institute of Mexican Culture. Guests enjoy traditional dancing, crafts, and authentic Mexican food and entertainment. View a display of altars honoring lost family and friends that are decorated with flowers, favorite foods, and beverages.

 A Tour of Southern Ghosts   (7pm) in Stone Mountain.   Hear ghost stories of the South on a 45-minute lantern-lit walk at Antebellum Plantation.

 Haints and Saints Halloween Parade, (4pm) Watch floats, decorated hearses, classic cars, and marching bands followed by a musical jam in Decatur. Free.

Have a Spook-tacular Weekend!

7 great ways to get out and enjoy some of the last fall festivals of the year!

  1. Owl-O-Ween  Hot-air-balloon festival October 27 – 28, 2017     features balloon glows, tethered rides, trick-or-treating at the balloons, a food court, art vendors, beer and vodka, and entertainment on multiple stages at Kennesaw State University.
  2. Halloween bar crawls October 27 – 28, 2017 Atlanta locations Your ticket includes a costume contest, food and drink specials, and admission to multiple bars. Oct. 27 – Crawl-Oween in the Highlands Oct. 27 – Midtown Halloween Oct. 28 – Halloween in the Highlands Oct. 28 – Halloween Pub Crawl Atlanta
  3.  Walker Stalker Con Zombie, horror, sci-fi event October 27 – 29, 2017  has celebrities, panels, vendors, and a party at the Georgia World Congress Center.
  4. The Pumpkin Festival October 27 – 29, 2017 includes family shows, games, storytelling, kids’ activities, and a pie-eating contest at Stone Mountain Park. Open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
  5. The Country Living Fair  October 27 – 29, 2017  has 200 booths of antiques, crafts, and gourmet foods, plus demonstrations of cooking, painting & pottery at Stone Mountain Park.
  6. UC Music & Arts Festival  October 28, 2017 features art & food vendors and live music at Shannon Square in Union City. Free.

  7. Zombie run October 28, 2017 (7 p.m.)  Dodge zombies trying to grab your flag at the Running Dead 5K in Dahlonega, and make it to the finish line for a medal and fun activities.

 

Halloween’s Darker Side of Theatre

  1. Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse presents Macbeth   on  October 27th.   Shakespeare’s tragic story of a Scottish King, witch’s curses, and evil acts.
  2. Dracula: The Haunting in Lawrenceville on October 27 – 28.  Creatures dance and perform onstage and around you, with music and special effects at 30-minute
  3. Alliance Theatre’s Hand To God at Dad’s Garage Theatre  569 Ezzard St  Atlanta Described as “darkly delightful” (The New York Times), Hand to God – the irreverent puppet comedy, Tony Award® nominee, and the most produced play in American regional theater last season – makes its Atlanta debut. After the death of his father, meek Jason finds an outlet for his anxiety at the Christian Puppet Ministry. Jason’s complicated relationships with the town pastor, the school bully, the girl next door, and—most especially—his mother are thrown into upheaval when Jason’s puppet, Tyrone, takes on a shocking personality all its own.
  4. Campfire at the the Oak Theatre in Avondale Estates (through 10/28)  This entirely improvised show takes the audience’s true experiences with the unexplained or paranormal and weaves them into funny and spooky stories told ’round a campfire, bringing them to life. Perfect prep for Halloween!
  5. The Anointing Of Dracula:A Grand Guignol at Mary Gray Munroe Theater, Alumni Memorial University Center on 10/31   A blood-drenched rock n’ roll nightmare based on the original Dracula arriving just in time for Hallows’ Eve. Not the vampire you remember, but one you’ll never forget.

For Lovers of the Outdoors

 

  1.  Capturing the Spirit of Oakland Halloween Tours (October 20 – 29) to hear stories about the Oakland Cemetery’s famous residents told by actors in costume and see candlelit mausoleums.
  2. Hear ghost stories of the South on a lantern-lit walk at Antebellum Plantation during A Tour of Southern Ghosts at Stone Mountain Park (October 19 – 29).
  3. Ghost Tours feature “Lawrenceville’s most interesting places and the stories behind its most bizarre events, hauntingly told with the charm and personality of a real Southern storyteller.” This 90-minute walking tour goes one mile and departs from Aurora Theatre.

Fairs and Festivals This Weekend

  1. Haunted Halloween   (October 20th 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.)  Halloween at the history center features a haunted mansion, spooky trails, games, a carnival, food vendors, and a cash bar at the Atlanta History Center.
  2. Stone Mountain Highland Games  (October 20 – 22) a.t Stone Mountain Park.  Hear Scottish pipes and drums, eat Scottish food, watch athletic games, browse artisan booths, and see tartan-clad dancers.  Don’t forget to check out the  Pumpkin Festival while you’re there.
  3.  Little 5 Points Halloween Festival and Parade. (October 21)  Enjoy food and drink, live entertainment, pumpkin carving, street vendors, and a 4 p.m. costume parade. Free.
  4. Decatur Craft Beer Festival  (October 21) features 100 craft beers, live music, and food for sale in downtown Decatur for age 21+.
  5. Brookhaven Arts Festival  (October 21 – 22)  includes more than 100 juried artists, live music, a kids’ corner, and food vendors. Free.
  6. Johns Creek Arts Festival   (October 21 – 22)   Visit 130 artists’ booths across from Atlanta Athletic Club. Free.
  7. Maker Faire (October 22) at Georgia Freight Depot. See exhibits about science, creativity, innovation, and art, and meet the people of all ages who made them. Free.

Head to Roswell Tonight!

Don’t miss the final Alive in Roswell   October 19, 2017 (5 to 9 p.m.) of the season!  It features live bands, food trucks, craft beer, vendors, kids’ games, entertainment, and socializing in three locations connected by a free trolley (on Canton Street, in Roswell Square, and behind city hall). Free.

Roswell Square Bands:

  • Classic Recall
  • Last Call Band
  • Maggie Clement Band
  • Men in Blues
  • Up on the Roof

Canton Street Bands:

  • Andrew Black
  • Atlanta Dance Party
  • Gwen Hughes & the Cats
  • Maggie Clement Band
  • Men in Blues
  • Loose Shoes

Are You Ready?

Atlanta Horror Film Festival at the  Synchroncity Theatre   October 20 – 22, 2017  See horror, sci-fi, gore, zombie, creepy, mystery, and dark comedy films .

Dedicated to showcasing films from the world’s most talented filmmakers, the program is packed with award-winning films from every corner of the earth and is proud to have showcased thousands of incredible independent horror features and shorts since 2006! In its 11th season, this festival consistently programs films that stick with you long after the festival is over, and films you won’t see anywhere else.

Atlanta Horror Film Festival is a must for established and up-and-coming filmmakers who have created short and feature films that audiences can not forget.