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Things to do in and around Atlanta for Thursday, Aug. 30

It will still be humid, but not so hot on Thursday, which will make it a good day to get out of the house.

Let us suggest a masquerade ball, a black gay pride reception and some football?

THE DARK CRYSTAL BALL AT THE CENTER FOR PUPPETRY ARTS

Like the puppetry center’s fabulous “Labyrinth Ball” from 2016 and 2017, fans of the creepy Jim Henson movie “The Dark Crystal” will dress up for a masquerade, enjoy some heavy snacks and enter a costume contest; 7 p.m. Thursday; $175; includes admission to the Worlds of Puppetry Museum and the Dark Crystal special exhibit; cash bar; 18 and up; Center for Puppetry Arts, 1404 Spring St. NW at 18th; 404-873-3391; puppet.org

ATLANTA FALCONS Vs. MIAMI DOLPHINS AT MERCEDES-BENZ STADIUM

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Check out a pre-season matchup when the Falcons take on the Dolphins. 7 p.m.; resale tickets start at $8; Mercedes-Benz Stadium, 1 AMB Drive, Atlanta; 404-341-4500; www.atlantafalcons.com  

ATLANTA BLACK PRIDE WEEKEND IN DOWNTOWN ATLANTA

Black gay pride will represent all weekend in Atlanta, with parties, performances, a poetry slam, a boat ride and other activities. Atlanta Pride Weekend gets the ball rolling Thursday evening with a reception at the Georgian Terrace Hotel 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.;659 Peachtree St.; ticket and VIP pass information: atlantaprideweekend.com/

Still looking for ideas? Listen to the accessAtlanta podcast, for stories on cultural activities around town and a handful of ideas for entertainment, at accessAtlanta.com.

And don’t forget: check the weather before you leave home.

 

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