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November Events Calendar for Atlanta

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From discovering new authors to musical performances, family events and culinary adventures, Atlanta has a lot in store for you this November!

November 1, 2008

Head to Callaway Gardens for the 24th Running of the Steeplechase. In addition to the thrilling races, there will also be family-friendly activities, a Jack Russell Terrier race, a hat contest and a “Galloping Gourmet” competition featuring top chefs. Tickets start at $25.

Enjoy an afternoon of fine wines at the Decatur Wine Tasting Festival. Taste more than 100 wines while enjoying live music on the Decatur Square. The event is limited to the first 1,500 people and no one under 21 is allowed in the festival area. Admission is $30 and includes a commemorative glass.

November 2, 2008

Four-legged friend gather in honor of PAWS Atlanta for WoofStock 2008. The event will feature live music, a silent auction and a pet psychic. The evening's proceeds go toward a new training center at PAWS Atlanta to help prepare the dogs for adoption. Tickets are $35 in advance or $45 at the door. LIT Kitchen, 433c Bishop St., Atlanta.

November 3, 2008

Public Enemy co-founder and political activist Chuck D lectures on controversial topics like file sharing and race in the media. The event takes place at Presser Hall on the Agnes Scott campus. For more information, call 404 471-6430. 141 E. College Ave., Decatur.

November 4, 2008

In honor of election day, take advantage of your last chance to catch the Dr. Suess for President exhibit at Ann Jackson Art Gallery in Roswell. 932 Canton St, Roswell.

November 5, 2008

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Rosa Mexicano hosts a Día de los Muertos Dinner. Executive Chef Thomas Schoborg will prepare five courses paired with wines and tequila. The menu will feature Day of the Dead menu additions along with exclusive dishes like Día de los Muertos Guacamole and Chateau Briand with Coloradito Mole. The cost of the dinner is $55 per person. Call 404-347-4090 to reserve your seat.

November 6, 2008

It’s opening night of Disney’s High School Musical 2 On Stage at the Fox Theater. This popular stage adaptation of the Disney Channel favorite is a great way to get younger children excited about theater! The show will run through November 16. Tickets available through Ticketmaster.

November 8, 2008

Learn to create Mexico’s most famous moles at home at Rosa Mexicano’s Día de los Muertos Mole Cooking Demonstration and Luncheon. Attendees learn how to prepare three distinctive moles and enjoy a luncheon. The demonstration is $35 per person. Reservations at 404-347-4090.

Cabbagetown holds the annual Chomp and Stomp chili cookoff with bluegrass bands, an artist market and lots of chili. Admission is free, tasting is $5. 10am – 8pm at the corner of Tye Street and Kirkwood Ave in Cabbagetown.

November 9, 2008

The Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra, comprised of gifted young men and women from age 13 to 18 from the Atlanta area, will perform their own series of concerts beginning November 9, 2008 at 3:00 pm at Symphony Hall at the Woodruff Arts Center. Tickets are $12. The Woodruff Arts Center is located at 15th and Peachtree Streets.

The John Smoltz Foundation hosts An Evening with Smoltz, Foxworthy & Friends, featuring comedian Jeff Foxworthy. Smoltz and Foxworthy will share candid conversation about their lives in and out of the public eye. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, 2200 Encore Parkway, Alpharetta.

November 10, 2008

Mystery author Mary Kay Andrews will host a “Meet the Author” luncheon and discuss her recent novel, “Deep Dish.” Admission is $25 and the event will be held at The Georgian Club at 100 Galleria Parkway, Suite 1700 in Atlanta.

November 11, 2008

Disposable Men, opening at 7 Stages Theater, explores the uncanny relationship that African American men and classic Hollywood monsters like King Kong and Frankenstein share: first, an unfounded fear of them, and then, the imaginative ways in which they are killed. Using unexpected comic twists and turns to track history of lynchings and riots through to contemporary police brutality, James Scruggs' tour de force asks why media tells us that black men are so disposable. 1105 Euclid Avenue in Little 5 Points.

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