October 2 - 4, 2009
Sweet Auburn Heritage Festival fills the streets with music, art and fun in Sweet Auburn District. Friday 5 p.m. - 10 p.m., Saturday 12 p.m. - 8 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m. - 8 p.m.
October 3, 2009
Celebrate Oktoberfest with local Atlanta events.
October 4, 2009
The sixth annual Harvest Midtown, welcomes oenophiles to select samples from some 200 superior wines and tastes offered by top Atlanta restaurants. In between sips and bites, Harvest Midtown presents a variety of entertainment to appeal to all of the guests. Tickets are $45 in advance, $55 at the door. VIP tickets are $75 in advance, $85 at the door. 1pm - 5pm at The Georgian Terrace Hotel, 659 Peachtree St, Atlanta.
October 9 - 10, 2009
The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra presents SuperPOPS Bravo Broadway Rocks! This lively performance will feature selections from modern favorite Broadway blockbusters including Mamma Mia, Hairspray, Rent, The Lion King, Phantom of the Opera, Dreamgirls and more. The multi Grammy Award-winning Orchestra, led by Pops conductor Michael Krajewski, will be joined by a powerful cast of top Broadway performers, Susan Egan, Capathia Jenkins, Rob Evan, Hugh Panaro and the prestigious Atlanta Gay Men's Chorus for an unforgettable experience. 8 p.m. showtimes. Tickets range from $18-$48 online and are also available at Ticketmaster outlets.
October 10 - 11, 2009
Taste of Atlanta, the city's premier food festival, features more than 80 of Atlanta's favorite restaurants serving up their specialties - this is your chance to sample them all! Enjoy cooking demonstrations from celebrity chefs, kids activities, live music and the Farm to Festival Village and Farmers Market. Upgrade to a VIP ticket for admission into the Wine and Beer Experience and, as a special bonus, the first 500 VIP ticket holders at the festival each day will receive a Taste of Atlanta gift bag.
October 11, 2009
Woodfire Grill is hosting a fundraiser for Love is Love Farm to help the beloved local farm recover from the flash floods that occurred early last week. Love is Love sustained severe flood damage from the heavy rains in the Atlanta-area and must now rebuild their entire establishment, which is located in Douglasville, Georgia. The fundraising event will feature a cocktail reception at 6 p.m. followed by a seated dinner at 6:30 p.m. that includes a four-course menu with wine pairings for $100 per person. All proceeds from the event will benefit Love is Love Farm.
October 17, 2009
The Rock N' Ribs Festival returns to Lawrenceville with great food, live music and a free kids area with games, face painters, munchies and more. All your favorite football matchups will be playing on the big screen in the tent so you can cool off with a Bud from the beergarten while you get elbow deep in ribs and BBQ. 1 p.m. - 9 p.m., rain or shine on the Square in Downtown Lawrenceville.
October 20, 2009
Attend the regional premiere of PLAYGROUND to benefit The Center to End Adolescent Sexual Exploitation (CEASE) and Angela’s House. Longtime Atlanta child advocate Judge Sanford Jones passed away in May 2009 while in the midst of aiding filmmaker Libby Spears to expose Atlanta’s growing industry of child sex workers. In recognition of Judge Jones’ lifelong crusade to save Atlanta’s children, the documentary PLAYGROUND is dedicated in his honor. PLAYGROUND is an astonishing portrait of our country’s most alarming and insidious secret -- child sex trafficking. 6:00PM, Woodruff Arts Center, Symphony Hall, Atlanta.
October 23, 2009
Callanwolde Fine Arts Center will host a performance of chamber music as Vivace Winds welcomes internationally known Magic Charley, an illusionist and comedian. This fun-filled evening for families will feature live chamber music and magic. Magic Charley, who was a featured performer at the Atlanta Summer Olympics, will mingle with the audience performing magic. This event is a wonderful way to spark family interest in chamber music. The Music Makes Magic program will include: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Puff the Magic Dragon, Enchanted Piano, That Old Black Magic and music from the Broadway show Wicked. This event is recommended for adults and children 12 years and older. Tickets at the door. $10 Admission; $7 Students/Seniors/Members.