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Check Out AnachroCon this Weekend

February 16 – 18, 2018

coppia cerca donna Foggia AnachroCon is about Steampunk, science, history, music, classic sci-fi literature, and amazing costumes at Wyndham Atlanta Galleria. This year’s theme is coppia cerca uomo Roma The Viking Age.

The coppia cerca uomo Verona Tea Party will be hosted in the Hotel’s Restaurant, The Chattahoochee Grille! Want  some fun with your tea? There will be! Come and see a variety of entertainment during your Tea Party experience!!

AnachroCon’s uomo cerca donna Acerra Charity team will be hosting a costume and cosplay contest for AnachroCon’s charity this year!  Please join us in supporting a great cause that needs our help!!  ALL proceeds will go to the victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.  Traditionally costume contests are held later in the evening, however this will be hosted on Saturday at 5:00 pm, to make it easier on little ones to participate.

Get Into the Holiday Spirit!

  1. Enjoy kids’ activities, hear live music, meet Santa, watch a parade, and see the Christmas tree lighting at 8:30 p.m. at the coppia cerca uomo  Lighting of Atlantic Station. Free.  November 18 noon – 930
  2. Garden Lights, Holiday Nights features high-tech light displays, illuminated attractions, model trains, and restaurants at the 30-acre Atlanta Botanical Garden. Starts November 18.
  3. Fantasy in Lights is a giant holiday light and sound show, with eight million lights, displays, a Christmas village, and Santa Claus at Callaway Gardens. Starts Nov 18.
  4. Drive past colorful displays on Magical Nights of Lights to reach Holiday Village, where you can shop, dine, visit Santa, and take carnival rides at Lake Lanier Islands Resort. Starts November 18.
  5. Macy’s Great Tree Lighting Show in Lenox Square November 19, includes live music at 6:30 p.m., the tree lighting at 7 p.m., and fireworks set to music. The tree stays lit through Jan. 1, 2018.
  6. Light Up Dunwoody  November 19 (3 to 6 p.m.) is a neighborhood Christmas village with vendors, Santa, and a tree-lighting ceremony at 5:45 p.m. at Cheek-Spruill House in Dunwoody. Free.

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?

 

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.

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.

Eat Drink and Be Merry!

There is so much going on this weekend, it’s hard to know where to begin!  There is truly something for everyone!

 

  1.  Wire & Wood Songwriters Festival   October 6 – 7, 2017  Nationally recognized singer-songwriters will gather together to perform their original songs giving music lovers a behind-the-scenes look at the stories that inspired country, rock, blues, Americana and bluegrass songs. Attendees will experience nationally recognized veteran songsmiths and local up-and-coming talent as music fills the streets of downtown AlpharettaFree on Friday and for children 12 and younger. You can bring chairs.
  2.  Atlanta Grilled Cheese Festival, October 7, 2017 (12 to 6 p.m.) Buy $2 to $3 samples from competing restaurants and vote for your favorites at with “food trucks, brews, live local music, and all kinds of contests and activities” at Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark for age 21+.
  3. A ticket to Edgewood Mac and Cheese Festival (October 7, 2017 ) gets you unlimited samples of mac & cheese from local restaurants, with music by local bands at Walker Park. No pets.
  4.  Atlanta Chili Cook Off, October 7, 2017 (1 p.m., VIP noon) Buy a wristband to taste chili (spicy, mild, chicken, beef, vegetarian) and stew from 75 teams, and then vote for your favorite! With live music and beer & wine for sale at Brookhaven Park.
  5. Great Atlanta Beer Fest, October 7, 2017 Sample 150 beers, cider, and winewhich includes live music, football on big TVs, and food for sale at SunTrust Park.
  6. Destination East Point October 7, 2017 (1 to 7 p.m.) features live entertainment, acrobats, artists, and food vendors in downtown East Point. Free.
  7. Norcross Art Splash October 7 – 8, 2017 features entertainers, food vendors, and 140 artists selling folk art, ceramics, paintings, photography, sculpture, and jewelry. Free.
  8. LakeFest October 7 – 8, 2017 offers local music, arts and crafts, a sand sculpting contest, food vendors, a closing parade of boats, and a sandy beach in friendly Pine Lake. Free.
  9. Atlanta Warbird Weekend October 7 – 8, 2017  See World War II era aircraft, meet veterans, watch reenactments, and buy a rideat DeKalb Peachtree Airport. Free entry.
  10. Madison Avenue Soapbox Derby, Bring a chair to watch 100 drivers compete in the with food vendors, a bake sale, a beer tent, and live music. Cars are judged at noon, and races are 1 to 4 p.m. on Madison Avenue at Johnston Place in Decatur. Free.

 

 

Come Check Out the Paranormal Activity!

Ghost Tours

October 3 – 26, 2017

 Lawrenceville is the oldest city in Metro Atlanta,and for many years was a sleepy suburban Southern town. With the growth and development of the metro area, much of historic downtown Lawrenceville was renovated at the turn of the century. These renovations awakened the sleeping ghosts, and sparked increased reports of paranormal activity, thus setting the stage for Lawrenceville, GA Ghost ToursWhether it is tales based on local legends handed down over the decades or recent paranormal investigations, our professional storytellers will regale you with stories that will send a chill down your spine. Come find out, if you dare, why Lawrenceville has the most popular ghost tour in Metro Atlanta.

For Halloween Lovers!

Having an October 31st birthday in the family means we are always on the lookout for new haunts.  Atlanta and the surrounding towns gives an unlimited supply.  Here are 7 to start your first week in October off right!

  1. Netherworld Haunted House is a self-guided, walk-through haunted attraction with high-quality special effects & live actors began in 1997. 6624 Dawson Blvd, Norcross.
  2.  Fear the Woods  3565 GA-155 N, Stockbridge.  Visit if you dare, and remember… only the woods will hear you scream.
  3. Nightmare’s Gate 4179 Vansant Rd, Douglasville  Nightmare’s Gate Hospital is the medical epicenter of an infectious disease that has No Cure, No Hope, and No Mercy! Don’t let them touch you as you navigate the twist and turns of Nightmare’s Gate! Will you be a survivor… Or a statistic?
  4. 13 Stories Haunted House in Newnan  has 6 terrifying attractions and a Hollywood level of detail.  Check out their calendar of events!
  5. Sinister Suites 132 W Solomon St,  Griffin  Where your most horrifying friends call home. Find fear before it finds you!
  6. Containment Haunted House  1320 Blairs Bridge Rd, Lithia Springs  delivers a very intense and personal scare to each and every guest that enters our doors.  Become part of the horror unfolding in front of your very eyes and face your biggest fears.
  7.  House on Horror Hill 1650 Georgia 9 Alpharetta one of  Georgia’s oldest haunted houses, has been terrorizing north Georgia since the 1970’s.  Don’t miss one of Georgia’s best haunted houses!

Anime Weekend Atlanta

Anime convention September 28 – Oct. 1, 2017

Anime Weekend Atlanta  is a 4 day convention held annually at the Cobb Galleria, and Renaissance Waverly Hotel. The event is a family-friendly celebration of Japanese anime (animation), manga (comics) and cosplay (costume-play)

AWA was first organized in 1994, with the first convention held in 1995. Since then, AWA has been recognized as one of the most popular Japanese Animation conventions in the United States, and one of the top ten attended anime conventions in North America. In 2016, over 28,000 people attended the event.

The Analog Gaming Department provides attendees an inclusive place to learn new games, meet new people and spend time recharging between exploring all the wonderful things Anime Weekend Atlanta as to offer. We have a wide variety of games to match any interests, play styles and time constraints you may have during the show. Our friendly staff is ready to help you learn any games we have in stock as well as help you chose games based on your interests. You have a chance to win prizes by participating in many of the fun activities and tournaments we host throughout the weekend.

 

Artist Alley features both amateurs and professional artists selling fan art of your favorite anime characters and amazing original pieces. In addition to amazing 2D artwork, expect to find handmade jewelry, clothing, cosplay pieces, decor and accessories in many different mediums. Be sure to check out our Small Press section, which features sequential art, self-published art books and novels  vv, web comics, and comic books.

Anime Weekend Atlanta is proud to offer the most expansive manga library anywhere in Georgia! Take a break from the con-craziness, grab your favorite manga (or try a new one!) and relax for a few with us!

Do you want to compete with the best of the best costumers at AWA? Enter the Cosplay Contest! For an idea of what you’ll need to be qualified click here. Rules may be subject to change.  The AWA Costume Contest is held Saturday night.

The Saturday Night Rave is a staple of AWA and a great place to let loose and dance the night away!  Internationally renown guest DJs bump beats and mix anime related tunes on Saturday night for you to get your grove on.

All this and much more! Visit the AWA Website!

Hipster Yard Sale this Weekend!

Just saw this and wanted to pass it on!  Can’t wait to go!

Hipster Yard Sale: September 23rd, 9am-4pm

at Chapel Hill Park in Decatur

Be sure to stop by and check out the most diverse collection of vendors in Atlanta. Vintage Clothes, Vinyl Records, Art, Esoteric Ephemera, Handcrafted Goods, and Artisanal delights!. Our last event saw over 60 vendors and we hope to be bigger this time around.