Things to do in and around Atlanta: Oct. 4-12

Things to do in and around Atlanta: Oct. 4-12

FAIRS, FESTIVALS, ETC.

“Cyclorama: The Big Picture.” Featuring the fully restored cyclorama painting “The Battle of Atlanta.” $9-$21.50. Atlanta History Center, 130 W. Paces Ferry Road NW, Atlanta. 404-814-4000, atlantahistorycenter.com.

 

Strut Your Mutt. Charity dog walk to raise money and save the lives of homeless pets. 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 5. Grant Park, Cherokee Avenue at Sydney Street SE, Atlanta. strutyourmutt.org.

Taste of Chamblee. 4-8 p.m. Oct. 5. Admission is free but tasting wristbands are $10 and are pre-loaded with 10 points. Points may be redeemed at participating restaurant booths for tastings that will range from 1-5 points per sample. Top-up stations will be available on-site to add additional points for $1 each. Downtown Chamblee, Peachtree Road and Broad Street. tasteofchamblee.net.

14th Annual Scarecrow Harvest. The festival includes the Scarecrow Village, fall crafts, face painting, inflatables, storytelling, a live DJ and more. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 5. Brooke Street Park, 2 Park Plaza, Alpharetta. www.alpharetta.ga.us, facebook.com/AlpharettaRecreation

Taste of Tucker. 1-6 p.m. Oct. 5. Free admission; taste tickets $1. Main Street, Tucker. tasteoftucker.com.

Que & Brew. Called the ultimate tailgate party, this event is a fundraiser for LiveSAFE Resources, which serves victims of domestic and sexual violence in Cobb and Cherokee counties. Includes a competition between 8 professional barbecue teams. Noon-5 p.m. Oct. 5. Admission is free, but you’ll need tickets for the barbecue and beer. Early bird advance tickets are $10-$30; on the day of the event they go up to $20-$45. Six Flags White Water, 250 Cobb Parkway N. #100, Marietta. livesaferesources.org.

Fall Fest in Candler Park. Oct. 5-6. Free. Candler Park Drive and McLendon Avenue NE, Atlanta. fallfest. candlerpark.org.

Pine Lake LakeFest. Oct. 5-6. Free. 580 Lakeshore Drive, Pine Lake. pinelakefest.com.

Taste of Acworth. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 12. Free; samples $1-$4. Historic District on Main Street in Downtown Acworth. acworth.com.

Oakhurst Porchfest. More than 200 acts are anticipated to perform in neighborhood yards and on porches, along with pop-up stops selling refreshments, arts and crafts around the community. Noon-7 p.m. Oct. 12. Free. Decatur’s Oakhurst neighborhood (see web site for all participating locations). www.oakhurstporchfest.org.

Fall Festival on Ponce. Oct. 12-13. Free. Olmsted Linear Park, 1451 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta. www.festivalonponce.com.

Brandon Michael Mayes (top) heads the cast of “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” at Horizon Theatre. CONTRIBUTED BY GREG MOONEY
Photo: For the AJC

PERFORMING ARTS

“Becoming Nancy.” The Alliance Theatre’s world premiere premiere of a musical set in 1979 about David Starr, a South London 12th-grader who loves Blondie and Kate Bush, who is cast as Nancy in his school musical, “Oliver!” Through Oct. 6. $25-$85. Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 404-733-5000, alliancetheatre.org.

“Skintight.” A new comedy by Joshua Harmon (“Bad Jews,” “Significant Other”) about an L.A. lawyer (Wendy Melkonian) who arrives in Manhattan for the 70th birthday of her fashion-mogul father and discovers him living with a 20-year-old gay porn star. Through Oct. 13. $20-$50. Actor’s Express, 887 W. Marietta St. NW, Atlanta. 404-607-7469. actors-express.com.

“The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.” Through Oct. 27. $32-$40. Horizon Theatre, 1083 Austin Ave. (in Little Five Points), Atlanta. 404-584-7450, horizontheatre.com.

“The Roommate.” A recently divorced busybody takes in a roommate who is looking for a calm quiet place to hide from her past and start over. Through Oct. 20. $20-$50. Aurora Theatre, Aurora Theatre, 128 E. Pike St., Lawrenceville. 678-226-6222, auroratheatre.com.

“Paradise Blue.” The mayor of Motor City is trying to move African-Americans out of Detroit’s Black Bottom neighborhood. What does this mean for trumpet player Blue and his family’s thriving jazz club? Through Oct. 20. $20-$50. True Colors Theatre Company at the Southwest Arts Center, 915 New Hope Road, Atlanta. 888-479-6300, truecolorstheatre.org.

Staibdance. In “Fence,” his first nationally funded work, choreographer George Staib draws from a childhood incident while attending an American school in Iran in 1976, when members of an anti-government terrorist group lured two students to the campus fence and fatally stabbed them. Oct. 3-6. $25. Dance Studio, Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, 1700 N. Decatur Road, Atlanta. 404-727-5050, www.staibdance.com.

Craig Ferguson. 8 p.m. Oct. 4. $35-$69. Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St. NW, Atlanta. www.tabernacleatl.com.

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“Mac | Beth.” This show re-imagines Shakespeare’s supernatural tragedy within the framework of modern-day Catholic school girls studying “Macbeth.” Oct. 4-27. Synchronicity Theatre, 1545 Peachtree St. NE #102, Atlanta. 404-484-8636, synchrotheatre.com.

“Frankenstein’s Funeral.” This Found Stages production will take audiences on a physical journey through Mary Shelley’s 200-year-old novel. Oct. 4-Nov. 3. $45. St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1410 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta. www.foundstages.org.

“Evil Dead: The Musical.” Oct. 4-20. $37.10-$47.70. Out of Box Theatre, 585 Cobb Parkway S., Suite C-1, Marietta. outofboxtheatre.com.

“Peppa Pig Live.” 4 p.m. Oct. 5. $25-$65. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. foxtheatre.org.

Atlanta Opera: “Frida.” Composed in 1991 by Robert Xavier Rodríguez, this work traces the story of artist Frida Kahlo, focusing on her marriage to Diego Rivera. Oct. 5-13. $28-$68. Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center, 1 Galambos Way, Sandy Springs. 404-881-8885, www.atlantaopera.org.

Playhouse with Alyssa Edwards. 8 p.m. Oct. 10. $15-$35. Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta. www.thebuckheadtheatreatl.com.

Anjelah Johnson. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11. $36.75-$56.75. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. www.cobbenergycentre.com.

Cirque du Soleil: “Volta.” Oct. 10-Jan. 5. $49-$275. Under the big top at Atlantic Station, 241 20th St., Atlanta. cirquedusoleil.com/volta.

Penn & Teller. 8 p.m. Oct. 10. $28-$78. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. www.cobbenergycentre.com.

Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre. Now in its third season, this group of former Atlanta Ballet artists reprises “Lore,” an original work about a community’s chosen storyteller and the passing of his gift through the family line. Oct. 11-20. $35-60. Deer Hollow at Serenbe, 8455 Atlanta Newnan Road, Chattahoochee Hills. 470-733-8274, www.terminus-serenbe.com.

“Once.” The winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards, including best musical, returns for one night only. 8 p.m. Oct. 12. $30-$79. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. foxtheatre.org.

Rodney Carrington. 7 p.m. Oct. 12. $44.75 and up. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. www.cobbenergycentre.com.

“U Up?” live. 8 p.m. Oct. 12. $35-$37.50. Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta. www.thebuckheadtheatreatl.com.

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MUSIC

Blue October. 7 p.m. Oct. 4. $32. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

Boy Named Banjo. 9 p.m. Oct. 4. $12. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com.

Departure, Head Games. 8 p.m. Oct. 4. $20-$25. Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta. www.thebuckheadtheatreatl.com.

Gimme Gimme Disco dance party. 9 p.m. Oct. 4. $10. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

Little Stranger, Of Good Nature. 9 p.m. Oct. 4. $10. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com.

Vein. 7 p.m. Oct. 4. $15. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

Wale. 9 p.m. Oct. 4. $27.50. Center Stage, 1374 W. Peachtree St., Atlanta. www.centerstage-atlanta.com.

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Pianist Tengku Irfan makes his ASO debut with Bartók’s Piano Concerto No. 2. 8 p.m. Oct. 4. $25-$55. Morgan Concert Hall, Bailey Performance Center, Kennesaw State University, 488 Prillaman Way, Kennesaw. arts.kennesaw.edu.

Tobi Lou. 7 p.m. Oct. 5. $16. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

Okee Dokee Brothers. 11 a.m. Oct. 5. $10. Roswell Cultural Arts Center,950 Forrest St., Roswell. www.roswellgov.com.

Patrick Sweany. 9 p.m. Oct. 5. $10. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com.

Straight Up With Stassi Live. 8 p.m. Oct. 5. $34-$217. Center Stage, 1374 W. Peachtree St., Atlanta. www.centerstage-atlanta.com.

Table for Two, Nymph, Mindy Gledhill. 9:30 p.m. Oct. 5. $15. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com.

Gloria Trevi. 8 p.m. Oct. 5. $39.95-$349.95. Infinite Energy Arena, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. infiniteenergycenter.com.

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Pianist Tengku Irfan makes his ASO debut with Bartók’s Piano Concerto No. 2. 8 p.m. Oct. 5. $19-$98. Atlanta Symphony Hall, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. atlantasymphony.org.

Aldous Harding. 7 p.m. Oct. 5. $18. Terminal West, 887 W. Marietta St. NW, Atlanta. 404-876-5566, terminalwestatl.com.

Patrick Sweany. 9 p.m. Oct. 5. $10. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com.

Straight Up With Stassi Live. 8 p.m. Oct. 5. $34-$217. Center Stage, 1374 W. Peachtree St., Atlanta. www.centerstage-atlanta.com.

Table for Two, Nymph, Mindy Gledhill. 9:30 p.m. Oct. 5. $15. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com.

Gloria Trevi. 8 p.m. Oct. 5. $39.95-$349.95. Infinite Energy Arena, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. infiniteenergycenter.com.

Taking Back Sunday. 7 p.m. Oct. 5-6. $35-$65. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

Despised Icon. 6 p.m. Oct. 6. $20. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

Electric Six. 8 p.m. Oct. 6. $15. Aisle 5, 1123 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta. aisle5atl.com.

Thom Yorke. 8 p.m. Oct. 6. $59. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. foxtheatre.org.

Sabaton. 9 p.m. Oct. 6. $31.50-$35. Center Stage, 1374 W. Peachtree St., Atlanta. www.centerstage-atlanta.com.

That’s the Ticket, Broken City Sky, Rest Easy. 8 p.m. Oct. 6. $10. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com.

Municipal Waste, Napalm Death. 3 p.m. Oct. 7. $25. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

Skunkweed Juju, Good Morning Nags, Brian Revels. 7 p.m. Oct. 7. $8. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com.

Blackalicious. 7 p.m. Oct. 8. $20. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

Marc Cohn. 8 p.m. Oct. 8. $45-$55. City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta. 404-946-3791, citywinery.com/atlanta.

Andy Grammer. 8 p.m. Oct. 8. $33-$38. Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta. www.thebuckheadtheatreatl.com.

Surf Curse. 7 p.m. Oct. 8. $12. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

Steve Lacy. 8 p.m. Oct. 9. $30-$37.50. Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta. www.thebuckheadtheatreatl.com.

Rip the Mic Soundstage. 8:30 p.m. Oct. 9. $10. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com.

The Buffalo Ruckus. 8:30 p.m. Oct. 10. $10. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com.

Toto. 8 p.m. Oct. 10. $59.50-$150.50. Atlanta Symphony Hall, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. atlantasymphony.org

For King & Country. 7 p.m. Oct. 10. $29-$44. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. foxtheatre.org.

Brantley Gilbert, Michael Ray, Lindsay Ell. 7 p.m. Oct. 10. $28-$69. Ameris Bank Amphitheatre, 2200 Encore Parkway, Alpharetta. livenation.com.

The ASO performs Windborne’s The Music of the Rolling Stones. 8 p.m. Oct. 11. $29.50-$99.50. Atlanta Symphony Hall, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. atlantasymphony.org.

Dean Lewis. 8 p.m. Oct. 11. $29.50-$35. Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta. www.thebuckheadtheatreatl.com.

R&B Replay. 7 p.m. Oct. 11. $36-$76. Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre, 5239 Floyd Road, Mableton. mablehouse.org.

Rotey, Lukas Conner. 8 p.m. Oct. 11. $10. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com.

Wire & Wood Alpharetta Music Festival. Includes more than 20 artists on 7 stages, including headliners G. Love and Special Sauce and Maggie Rose. 4-10 p.m. Oct. 11-12. Free. 20 S. Main St., Alpharetta. wireandwoodalpharetta.com.

Chicago. 8 p.m. Oct. 12. $30.50-$100.50. Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park, 4469 Stella Drive, Atlanta. livenation.com.

HipHop Yoga Warriors & Mimosas. 11 a.m. Oct. 12. $30. City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta. 404-946-3791, citywinery.com/atlanta.

Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho” in concert with ASO. 8 p.m. Oct. 12. $39.50-$79. Atlanta Symphony Hall, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. atlantasymphony.org.

Just Friends. 7 p.m. Oct. 12. $15. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

Princess, the Jays, Ozello, Railslide, House of Now. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12. $8. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com.

Twenty One Pilots. 8 p.m. Oct. 12. $59.50-$79.50. State Farm Arena, 1 State Farm Drive, Atlanta. statefarmarena.com.

VISUAL ARTS

Al Clayton: “Unseen Atlanta.” Clifton Sanctuary Ministries along with Atlanta Community Food Bank will be holding a fundraising event featuring photographs from esteemed photographer Al Clayton. This exhibit will include a series of photographs titled Bum Raps that depicts homeless residents in Atlanta in the 1980s, along with Clayton’s Still Hungry in America photos, a series of Club Kids in the ’90s and photos from Ken Burns’ PBS documentary, Country Music. Some of the photos will be for sale. 7-9:30 p.m. Oct. 12. $75 (include food and drinks). EBD4, 2382 Chamblee Tucker Road, Chamblee. www.cliftonsanctuary.com.

“Chris Verene: Home Movies.” Through Oct. 12. Free. Marcia Wood Gallery, 263 Walker St., Atlanta. 404-827-0030, www.marciawoodgallery.com.

“Mildred Thompson: The Atlanta Years, 1986-2003.” Through Dec. 7. Free. Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, 350 Spelman Lane, 404-270-5607, museum.spelman.edu.

Romare Bearden: “Profile.” A lyrical, impressionist portrait of Bearden’s life and the experience of African Americans during the Great Migration from the South. Through Feb. 2. $14.50. High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St., Atlanta. 404-733-4400, www.high.org.

Sonya Yong James: “Loud Magic.” Through Oct. 19. Free. Whitepsace Gallery, 814 Edgewood Ave., Atlanta. 404-688-1892, whitespace814.com.

“Any Great Change: The Centennial of the 19th Amendment.” Commemorating the upcoming 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Through Jan. 31, 2021. $9-$21.50. Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry Road NW, Atlanta. 404-814-4000, atlantahistorycenter.com.

Georgia Working Artist Project exhibitions. Myra Greene, through Nov. 2. Cosmo Whyte, Nov. 16-Jan. 11. Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, 75 Bennett St., Atlanta. 404-367-8700, www.mocaga.org.

“Strange Light: The Photography of Clarence John Laughlin.” Through Nov. 10. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays and Saturdays; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Fridays; noon-5 p.m. Sundays. $14.50, ages 6 and older; free for children 5 and younger and members. High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 404-733-4444, high.org.

“Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: World of Myth and Magic.” Explore how Jim Henson, Brian Froud, Frank Oz and others created “The Dark Crystal’s” mythical world of Thra. Museum admission is $12.50, but it’s free with a ticket to the Center’s Family Series shows. Center for Puppetry Arts, 1404 Spring St. NW, Atlanta. www.puppet.org.

By Shane Harrison

 

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