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Fairs and Festivals This Weekend

  1. fotografie del pene 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. allungamento e ingrossamento del pene 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   ogni quanto cresce il pene Pumpkin Festival while you’re there.
  3.   come tenere il pene 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. ingrandimento chirurgico del pene 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.

A Must See For Photography Buffs!

OPENING SATURDAY OCTOBER 21ST

LUMIÈRE Gallery presents “The Collector’s Eye”

Opening Saturday October 21st featuring  20th Century photography, sculpture and books featuring important works and highlights the artists behind the art. Of the 100 works from 50 Master Photographers and Sculptors ,many were selected because they are iconic and others for compatibility with themes.

The show follows with a chronological focus with, Alfred Steiglitz, Paul Strand, Imogen Cunningham, Edward Weston, Ansel Adams and Dorothea Lange . . . each pioneers in their own right-who influenced each other.

 

 

Ready to Put a Face on Your Pumpkin?

  1. 31 Easy Pumpkin Carving Ideas for Halloween 2017 – Cool Pumpkin …   These creative designs will give you the best jack-o’-lantern on the block. (And before you make the first cut, catch up on these eight great tips for carving a Halloween pumpkin.)
  2. 22 Traditional Pumpkin Carving Ideas | DIY 22 Traditional Pumpkin Carving Ideas. A simple, smiling jack-o’-lantern is a traditional element ofHalloween decor. Check out these classic pumpkin carving ideas with a humorous twist.
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This Weeks Haunts!

  1. Folklore Haunted House   Acworth is open weekends and offers 4 different attractions :  The Manor (Under the beds, beneath the stairs, behind the mirrors the eager soul of The Manor waits), Tremulous (Delve into a terrifying world where the lines between reality and insanity disappear ) , Chromophobia (Paintings and statues watch your every move, and children’s toys take on a new life), and the Last Ride (A Simulated ride to the grave in a wooden casket).
  2. Zombie Farms  Athens    1/2 mile walk through dark and spooky woods filled with zombies and other characters who will scare you, entertain you, and sometimes even make you laugh.
  3. Scare House of the South    Soperton  We have created S.H.O.T.S. for the adrenaline-seekers and hard-core enthusiasts. We are not here to make you feel comfortable. We are not here to scare you a little bit and then stop. SCARE HOUSE OF THE SOUTH will push you to the very limits of what is allowed at a professional Haunted House. Please don’t bring your kids here thinking this is another cute thing to do for Halloween.
  4. Plantation Blood    Augusta  Over 30,000 square feet of terror! Opened Wednesday through Sunday!
  5. A Tour of Southern Ghosts  Hear ghost stories of the South on a lantern-lit walk at Antebellum Plantation at Stone Mountain Park.
  6. Sorrell Weed House  Savannah  Take one of the most popular Savannah Ghost Tours! This tour is unique because no other Ghost Tour in Savannah can take you inside a Savannah Mansion, much less a Savannah Mansion featured on Ghost Hunters and Ghost Adventures. For the true paranormal fan. This extra late night 2 hour Paranormal Investigation features an investigation experience inside the Sorrel Weed Mansion and Carriage House.
  7. The House Of Burm      Helen Located adjacent to our much-less-scary North Georgia Corn Maze, the House of Burm is the premiere haunted house attraction in the area!  This is no mere haunted house, either.  Visitors to premises, said to have once belonged to an evil mad scientist, will eventually be taken into his underground lab, deep inside the southern Appalachian Mountains.

Looking for Something to Do Today?

 

6th annual Adams Park Cultural Festival (Sun, October 15, 2017 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT).  Come enjoy a day of informative workshops, food, house music, and connecting with your neighbors in the beautiful Adams Park of the historic Cascade Heights community.  This event is FREE and open to the public.

The 2nd Annual HOOP DREAMS FESTIVAL & COMMUNITY FUN DAY Sunday , October 15, 2017 from 3pm – 8pm @ Lee Street Park & Courts at 155 Lee Street in Jonesboro. Featuring a 5 on 5 basketball tournament, skills challenge, dunk, and three point contest. Grilled food, drinks, music, live entertainment, school supplies, haircuts, and much more will be provided.  This event is geared to help unite our community, bridge the generational gap, and encourage our youth to excel academically to increase their chances of obtaining athletic aspirations beyond grade school.  We expect over 500 people in attendance.

Join us every Sunday for Word Is Born Spoken Word/Poetry Open Mic.(October 15  7:00 PM – 11:00 PM)  Apache Cafe continues the rich tradition of creation, invention, discovery, and revelation in this open forum for spoken word, poetry, musical artists and for any one who care to take the stage in a meaningful way.

Head North This Weekend!

  1. Georgia Mountain Fall Festival (October 13 – 21) features arts & crafts, live music including fiddling, a flower show, and demonstrations of archery, fly-fishing, and lumberjacking in Hiawassee. No pets.
  2. Lilburn Daze (October 14)has 150 arts and crafts vendors, food booths, and a kids’ zone at Lilburn City Park. Free.
  3. Fall Festival on Ponce (October 14 – 15) features fine arts and crafts, folk art, a children’s area, food trucks, and acoustic music in historic Olmsted Linear Park at N Ponce De Leon Ave NE.  Free.
  4. Chalk art festival  (October 14 – 15) Watch professional chalk artists compete, enter the amateur contest, see kids draw on the street, hear live music, attend a craft beer festival, and visit the art museum free during Chalktoberfest in Marietta.
  5. International Fall Festival (October 14 – 15 noon to 5 p.m.) has jewelry and art vendors, live music, children’s activities, Russian and American food, and tours of St Mary of Egypt Orthodox Church in Roswell. Free for children 12 and younger.
  6. Apple festival (October 14 – 15 and 21 – 22)  See 300 vendors of food and handmade items, plus craft demonstrations, an antique car show and a 5K race (both Oct. 14), and a parade (Oct. 21 at 10 a.m.) at Georgia Apple Festival in Ellijay. No pets.
  7. The highlight of Atlanta Pride Festival (October 13 – 15) for gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgender persons is the Pride Parade beginning Sunday at noon on Peachtree Street (from Ralph McGill Blvd NE to Piedmont Park).

Where To Hear Some Great Music This Week!

  1. Oakhurst Porchfest,  October 14, 2017 (12 to 7 p.m.) Walk around a Decatur neighborhood to hear diverse music on porches and in yards during this grassroots music festival. It’s followed by more music at nearby Harmony Park. Free. Be sure to check the website for driving and parking tips!
  2. Smokey Joe’s Cafe (October 12 – 22, 2017) is a musical revue with 40 rock ’n’ roll classics of the 1950s and 1960s (Hound Dog, Stand by Me, On Broadway) written by Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller at Marietta’s New Theatre in the Square.
  3. All Strung Up Tour (October 12, 2017) at the Red Clay Music Foundry Duluth  Three of the world’s hottest young guitar virtuosos, singers, songwriters and performers have teamed up to tour the USA this fall! The show, featuring Christie Lenée (USA), Daniel Champagne (Australia) and Hussy Hicks – featuring Julz Parker and Leeza Gentz (Australia), is bound to turn heads across the nation as it combines the talents of these incredible artists. With each act bringing something unique to the show, audiences are sure to be left speechless and wanting more with each act doing a set themselves and then a big finale together.
  4. The Mountain Faith Band  (October 15, 2017  3 p.m.) plays American roots music at The Donald W. Nixon Centre for Performing and Visual Arts in Newnan.
  5. Georgia State Bluegrass Festival (Oct 13, 2017 – Oct 15, 2017) Newell Lodge located in Folkston is the home of the Georgia State Bluegrass Festival. Outstanding performers, delicious home cooked food.

Performing Arts This Week!

  1. Vivian: A Ghost Story   October 14, 2017 (11 p.m.)  is a musical “that will leave you breathless” about a family moving to an old house in the countryside at Lyric Studio Theatre in the Square. Dr. Cliff Bennett wanted a change of scenery for himself and his two daughters after the death of his wife, so he moved his family to a beautiful fixer upper in the countryside of California; but the changes they found were more than they bargained for.
  2. Simulacra   Through 10/29/2017   Star Theater  840 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd SW  Atlanta                 Written & directed by Terence E. Jackson  October 6 – October 29 “Simulacra” refers to a simulation of realness without reality, an altered state of reality. The unexpected return of a man to his family home, sets in motion a psychological battle between himself and his siblings. Simulacra explores themes of family, power and intergenerational trauma; how our perception ultimately shapes our perspectives and interactions with those we love. The play entertains a recurring thought: “Sometimes, the ties that bind us are the very ones that eventually tear us apart.”
  3. BOY Through 10/15 at Theatrical Outfit 84 Luckie St. NW Atlanta  1968-1990. Davenport, Iowa and Boston, Massachusetts. Inspired by a fascinating true story covered by Oprah, documented by the BBC and exposed in a best-selling biography, Boy asks us: does nature or nurture determine who and how we love? A renowned doctor convinces the parents of a male infant to raise their son as a girl after an accident, and years later, the repercussions and realities of that choice unfold and alter lives. With humor and tenderness, Boy explores the tricky terrain of loving oneself and others amidst the confusion of gender identity as one very special young person simply yearns to be himself.
  4. The Ghastly Dreadfuls Through 10/28 at the Center For Puppetry Arts 1404 Spring St. NW Atlanta They’re back! Some shows just can’t stay dead! Your favorite band of specters has returned and is ready to celebrate Halloween with a cavalcade of creepy stories, frightful songs, and devilish dances from around the world and beyond this mortal plane. Featuring new stories and old favorites, this ghostly jamboree is dreadfully fun for the living AND the dead.  Shows Wednesday-Saturday | Ages 18+ Downstairs Theater