Serenbe Playhouse brings The Sleepy Hollow Experience back in a fresh format. This immersive — and wonderfully creepy — production has consistently sold out each of its five previous seasons.
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The 8

Our rundown of can’t-miss events.

Theater: Ghosts with the most

For the sixth year, Serenbe Playhouse transforms its gorgeous fields into “the horseman’s meadow” for a spooky good time.

The Sleepy Hollow Experience, Sept. 26 - Nov. 4, 10950 Hutchesons Ferry Road, Chattahoochee Hills. 770-463-1110.

Festival: Pride rocks

Over nearly five decades, the Atlanta Pride Festival has grown to celebrate the different facets of the LGBTQ community. In addition to the parade, musical performers at this year’s festival include Michelle Malone, Bebe Rexha and “American Idol” contender Ada Vox.

Atlanta Pride Festival. Oct. 12-14. Most events take place in or near Piedmont Park, corner of 10th Street and Monroe Drive.

Dance: Harlem renaissance

A combination ballet school, touring company and outreach program, The Dance Theatre of Harlem celebrates its 50th anniversary with a show that includes such pieces as “Vessels,” set to the music of Ezio Bosso, and “Dancing on the Front Porch of Heaven,” choreographed by Ulysses Dove.

Dance Theatre of Harlem Company. Oct. 13-14. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway. 770-916-2800.

Festival: Food, glorious food

More than 90 Atlanta restaurants serve up delicious samples of their wares at Taste of Atlanta, a three-day foodie festival that includes kitchen workshops, wine tastings, “Chef’s Table” talks and the 10th annual Barcraft Celebration.

Taste of Atlanta. Oct. 19-21. Historic Fourth Ward Park, 680 Dallas St.

Music: Def becomes him

Grammy-winning producer, songwriter and performer Jermaine Dupri celebrates a quarter century of his Atlanta-based label with The So So Def 25th Anniversary Cultural Curren$y Tour, featuring Dupri and such collaborators as Da Brat, Bow Wow, Youngbloodz and J-Kwon.

Cultural Curren$y Tour. Oct. 21. State Farm Arena (formerly Philips Arena), 1 Philips Drive. 800-653-8000.

Festival: Self-made

Self-described as “the greatest show (and tell) on Earth,” Maker Faire Atlanta turns a probably-homemade spotlight on inventions and craftsmanship that includes robots, vehicles, unique artwork and demonstrations of technical creativity.

Maker Faire Atlanta. Oct. 27-28. Georgia Freight Depot, 65 Martin Luther King Jr,

Halloween: Happening in Hapeville

Organizers of the 5th annual Community Trunk or Treat will offer prizes for the best decorated vehicle trunks. All are welcome, costumes encouraged.

Hapeville Community Trunk or Treat, October 31, 6:30 pm. Master Park, 488 King Arnold St, Hapeville. For info contact or call 404-669-2116.

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