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October Event Calendar for Atlanta


October 22, 2008

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Family favorite Disney on Ice returns to Phillips Arena, bringing along all your favorite Disney friends. The show features characters from The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, Cars and Peter Pan. Arrive early for the Disney Princesses Pre-Show featuring costumes and memorabilia. Philips Arena, 1 CNN Center, Atlanta, GA 30303.

October 23, 2008

Enjoy fine wines under the sea at AquaVino 2008, The Georgia Aquarium’s annual wine-themed fundraiser event. Guests enjoy over 200 fine wines and gourmet bites from Atlanta’s top restaurants. There will also be two auctions to participate in. Georgia Aquarium, 225 Baker Street, Atlanta, GA 30313.

October 24, 2008

Hum along to familiar favorites as Broadway musical stars Debbie Gravitte and Doug LaBrecque put on a show-stopping salute to Andrew Lloyd Webber. The duo will sing a selection of Webber’s most popular Broadway songs. Atlanta Symphony Hall at Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309.

Enjoy an outdoor performance under the stars as Dolly Parton lights up Chastain Park Amphitheater. This Grammy award-winning American country music singer has penned and performed some of country music’s most memorable hits. Chastain Park Amphitheatre, 4469 Stella Drive at Powers Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30327.

October 25, 2008

It’s race weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway! Head down to the track for the ATLANTA 200 Craftman Truck Series. This full day of racing action includes morning truck practice session, two Sprint Cup practices, Legends racing and the Atlanta 200. Atlanta Motor Speedway, 1500 N Highway 41, Hampton, GA 30228.

Celebrate the opening of Jim Henson’s Fantastic World with puppet making workshops throughout the day with Atlanta’s Center for Puppetry Arts, Curious Moon Puppet Theatre shows, film presentations and other crafts in the Atlanta History Center Kids Corner. Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30305.

October 26, 2008

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Experience a high-class Halloween celebration with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s Haunted Halloween. Colorful characters, bewitching music, inspired dances, and a vote for the most frightful fashion statement make this a not-to-miss event! Atlanta Symphony Hall, 1280 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309.

Crazy scarecrows fill the Atlanta Botanical Gardens for October’s Scarecrows in the Garden. All the scarecrows are created by local artists, designers and organizations who are competing in either the professional design and nonprofessional category. Bring a flashlight and check out the creations during Thursday evening’s Fest of Ales, featuring live music and a variety of specialty beers. 1345 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30309.

October 27, 2008

Celebrate the 21st birthday of Buckhead Diner, an Atlanta icon since 1987. During the week of October 26-31, join in the festivities and enjoy a three-course dinner of Diner favorites from Chef Joey Riley for only $21! Buckhead Diner, 3073 Piedmont Rd, Atlanta, GA 30305.

October 28, 2008

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The popular, modern musical Wicked returns to the Fox Theatre for a limited engagement to reveal the untold story of the witches from the famous Wizard of Oz tale. Find out how these two grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch in one of the most satisfying new musical in a long time. Fox Theater, 660 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308.

October 29, 2008

Break out your high top sneakers and relive your youth at the New Kids on the Block concert. The New Kids are back with all new hits and will be in Atlanta for one night only at The Arena at Gwinnett Center. 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth, GA 30097.

October 30, 2008

At the Taste of Home Cooking Show, you can learn tips, tricks and classic recipes from top culinary specialists. The 2008 show features Fresh Ideas for Fall and Homemade for the Holidays, which are sure to provide ways to wow your guests this season. There will be a vendor showcase, great giveaways and gift bags for all attendees. The Arena at Gwinnett Center. 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth, GA 30097.

October 31, 2008

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Spend Halloween night with the spooks at Stone Mountain at the Southern Ghosts Tour. Professional storytellers will tell tales of famous Southern Ghosts along the lantern-lit paths of the Antebellum Plantation grounds. This event features scary stories but is always kept appropriate for children of all ages. Stone Mountain Park, Highway 78 East, Stone Mountain, GA 30086.

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