3 fun things


Ghost Tour

The season’s cool evenings may have you grabbing a sweater to ward off the chill, but if you’re intentionally looking for goose bumps, sign up for a stroll through the eerier side of downtown Decatur. Beginning on the square, you’ll wind your way through the oldest parts of the city and listen to tales that tell of a different side of town — one where murder, vice, war and tragedy still leave ghostly footprints. Guides of this spooky tour advise that you bring your camera, since “Decatur’s dead are pretty restless,” and you just never know when a specter might make a surprise appearance. Advanced reservations are required, and attendees should arrive 15 minutes before tour time.

8 p.m. May 23-24. $15; $12 for children younger than 10. 101 E. Court Square, Decatur. 404-296-7771, www.decaturghosttour.com.


‘Return to Rich’s’

It’s hard to believe, but it has been more than 20 years since Atlanta’s homegrown department store closed its downtown doors, eventually dissolving the company completely. But during its heyday, Rich’s was known as a destination not just for shopping. The Magnolia Room was a diner’s delight. There were classes in cooking, knitting and more. The holiday traditions the store created — the Great Tree and the Pink Pig — still live on in other venues. Curators of the Breman Museum in Midtown are keeping the story of the iconic business alive through its exhibition, “Return to Rich’s.” Interactive displays bring to life the “rich” 150-year history of the company that outfitted Delta flight attendants and society debs alike. The exhibition closes May 27.

10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 22; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. May 23; 1-5 p.m. May 25; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 26. Free to members, $12 adults, $8 seniors and $6 students/educators. The William Breman Jewish Heritage and Holocaust Museum, 1440 Spring St., Atlanta. 678-222-3700, www.thebreman.org.


“At First Sight”

This weekend is also the last chance to celebrate the Polk Street Players’ 35th anniversary. The troupe, based at the Stellar Cellar Theatre of St. James’ Episcopal Church in Marietta, marks the milestone with a production of Anne Pie’s “At First Sight,” a comedy about a widow who discovers love in her later years through an unexpected encounter. (Note: This production carries a warning that it is not suitable for youngsters.)

8 p.m. May 22-24. $12.50. St. James' Episcopal Church, 161 Church St., Marietta. 770-218-9669, www.polkstreetplayers.com.