What to do in Atlanta | Oct. 8 - Oct. 14

The Atlanta Greek Festival runs Thursday through Sunday at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral on Clairmont Road.
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The Atlanta Greek Festival runs Thursday through Sunday at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral on Clairmont Road.

Credit: John Spink

Credit: John Spink

The must-do events around town

HAUNTED HOUSES AND ATTRACTIONS

Netherworld. Through Nov. 8. $22-$50. 6624 Dawson Blvd., Norcross. 404-608-2484, www.fearworld.com.

13 Stories. Through Nov. 15. $25-$35; upgrades available. 320 Temple Ave. W., Newnan. 770-251-9911, www.13storieshauntedhouse.com.

Fear the Woods. Through Oct. 31. $12-$25. 13 Reagan Road, Stockbridge. fearthewoods.com.

Atlanta Zombie Apocalypse. Through Oct. 31. $20-$40; parking $3. Safety Wolf, 4215 Thurman Road, Conley. atlantazombie.com.

Chambers of Horror. Through Nov. 1. $17-$32. VIP passes available. At the Masquerade, 695 North Ave. N.E., Atlanta. www.chambersofhorroratl.com.

Paranoia Haunted House. Through Nov. 2. $20-$40. 261 Marietta Road, Canton. 678-793-1544, www.paranoiahaunt.com.

Fright Fest. Through Nov. 2. Online prices: starting at $41.99 without Haunted Attractions Pass; starting at $56.99 includes Haunted Attractions Pass. At the park: $61.99; $41.99 children 48 inches and smaller; free ages 2 and younger; $20-$25 for Haunted Attractions Pass with discounts available online. Six Flags Over Georgia, 275 Riverside Parkway, Austell. 770-948-9290, www.sixflags.com/overgeorgia.

Decatur Ghost Tour. Through Oct. 31. $15; $12 ages 10 and younger. Decatur Ghost Tour, Historic Town Square, Decatur. 404-296-7771, www.decaturghosttour.com.

FAIRS, FESTIVALS, ETC.

 Cumming Country Fair and Festival. Through Oct. 12. Cumming Fairgrounds, 235 Castleberry Road, Cumming. www.cummingfair.net.

Atlanta Greek Festival. Dine on Greek cuisine or learn to prepare it yourself at cooking demos. Other festivities include a Greek culture exhibit, a market, music and dancing. Through Oct. 12. $5; ages 12 and younger free. Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 2500 Clairmont Road N.E., Atlanta. 404-633-5870, atlantagreekfestival.org.

Lilburn Daze. 9 a.m. Oct. 11. Free. Lilburn City Park, 76 Main St., Lilburn. 678-541-8013, www.cityoflilburn.com.

Pups in the Park. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 11. Rock Creek Park, 445 Martin Road, Dawsonville. 706- 265-9160, www.dawsoncountyhumanesociety.org.

Atlanta Parent Family Block Party. 10 a.m. Oct. 11. $5. Mercer University-Atlanta Campus, 3001 Mercer University Drive, Atlanta. 770-454-7599, www.familyblockparty.com.

Roswell Farms Days. 10 a.m. Oct. 11, Free. Archibald Smith Plantation, 935 Alpharetta St., Roswell. 404-372-9556, www.archibaldsmithplantation.org.

Medtech Fall Festival. 10 a.m. Oct. 11. Medtech College in Marietta, 4501 Circle 75 Parkway, Atlanta. 770-859-9779, www.medtech.edu.

4th Annual Cars for Canines and Suwanee Jubilee Fall Festival. Noon Oct. 11. Free. Suwanee Jubliee Center, 1500 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Suwanee. www.canineadoptionnetwork.org

3rd Annual Brookhaven Chili Cook Off. Noon Oct. 11. Free. 2740 Apple Valley Road, 2740 Apple Valley Road, Atlanta. 404-640-4393, www.brookhavenchilicookoff.com.

Norcross Art Fest. Oct. 11-12. Thrasher Park, Buchanan Street and Park Drive Norcross. norcrossartfest.splashfestivals.com.

MeccaFest Fine Art Festival. Oct. 11-12. Carrollton Cultural Arts Center, 251 Alabama St., Carrollton. www.meccafest.com.

The Romanian Fall Festival. Oct. 11-12. Free. 664 Dickens Road N.W., Lilburn. www.facebook.com/RomFestAtlanta.

Marietta ChalkFest. More than 40 professional chalk artists from around the country will draw for spectators during this event. Artists of all ages also have the opportunity to compete in a sidewalk chalk art competition. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 11-12. Free. Marietta Square, 30 Atlanta St. S.E., Marietta. mariettachalkfest.com.

Atlanta Pride Festival. This year the largest pride event in the Southeast coincides with National Coming Out Day Oct. 11. Entertainment and events vary across the metro area Oct. 11-12. Parade starts at 1 p.m. Oct. 12; assembly begins at 10:30 a.m. on the streets near the Civic Center MARTA Station. atlantapride.org.

"Civil War in Sandy Springs." Through April 1. Free. Heritage Sandy Springs Museum, 6075 Sandy Springs Circle N.E., Sandy Springs. 404-851-9111, www.heritagesandysprings.org.

"Imaginary Worlds: A New Kingdom of Plant Giants." Through Oct. 31. $18.95; $12.95 ages 3-12; younger than 3 free. Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave. N.E., Atlanta. atlantabotanicalgarden.org.

PERFORMING ARTS

"Detroit." New neighbors meet in this look beneath the veneer of modern suburban life. Through Oct. 19. $20-$30. Horizon Theatre Company, 1083 Austin Ave. N.E., Atlanta. www.horizontheatre.com.

"Lasso of Truth." Through Oct. 19. $20-$25. Synchronicity Theatre (in the Peachtree Pointe complex), 1545 Peachtree St. N.E., Suite 102, Atlanta. 404-484-8636, www.synchrotheatre.com.

"The Doctor, The Devil and My Dad." Through Oct. 26. 7 Stages Theatre, 1105 Euclid Ave. N.E., Atlanta. www.7stages.org.

"Moonlight & Magnolias." Through Oct. 26. $15-$25. Legacy Theatre, 1175 Senoia Road, Tyrone. 404-895-1473, www.thelegacytheatre.org.

"Hamlet." Through Oct. 26. $12-$20. The Fern Theatre at 7 Stages Black Box, 1107 Euclid Ave. N.E., Atlanta. www.theferntheatre.org.

"Sleepy Hollow Experience." Presented by Serenbe Playhouse. Through Nov. 1. $20. Serenbe Stables, 9327 Selborne Lane, Palmetto. www.serenbeplayhouse.com.

"The Wizard of Oz." Through Oct. 26. $16.50. Center for Puppetry Arts, 1404 Spring St. NW, Atlanta. 404-873-3391, www.puppet.org.

"The Woman in Black." Through Oct. 12. $12. Grassroots Theatre Company at College Street Playhouse (Lionheart Theatre Company), 10 Britt Ave. N.W., Norcross. www.facebook.com/theatreinthegrass.

Disney On Ice presents "Frozen." Oct. 8-12. $20-$125. Philips Arena, 1 Philips Drive, Atlanta. 404-878-3000, www.philipsarena.com.

Sarah Tiana. Oct. 9-12. $15-$25. Laughing Skull Lounge, 878 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. laughingskulllounge.com.

National Acrobats of the People's Republic of China. 5 p.m. Oct. 12. $22-$37. Ferst Center for the Arts, 349 Ferst Drive NW, Atlanta. www.ferstcenter.gatech.edu.

"Simply Barbra." 8 p.m. October 10-11. $35. Actor's Express Theater, 887 W. Marietta St. NW, Atlanta. www.actors-express.com.

"How I Learned What I Learned." Oct. 10-Nov. 2. $15-$50. True Colors Theatre Company at Southwest Arts Center, 915 New Hope Road, Atlanta. 1-877-725-8849. www.truecolorstheatre.org.

Shaq's All Star Comedy Jam. With Deray Davis, Gary Owen, Michael Blackson, Tommy Davidson and Tony Roberts. 8 p.m. Oct. 10. $53-$125. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. www.cobbenergycentre.com.

Sugarloaf Ballet: "Aladdin the Ballet." Oct. 11-12. $22; $20 in advance. Gwinnett Performing Arts Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. 770-476-0025, www.SugarloafBallet.org.

The Halloween Puckin' Fuppet Show. 9 p.m. Oct. 11. $10. Fabrefaction Theater, 999 Brady Ave., Atlanta. 678-778-8881, www.facebook.com/ThePuckinFuppetShow.

MUSIC

Atlanta Music Festival Concert: "Songs of Aspiration, Hope, and Progress." 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10. Free, offering taken. First Congregational Church of Atlanta, 105 Courtland St., Atlanta. www.meridianherald.org.

Peter Case. 8 p.m. Oct. 10. $20; $17 in advance. Red Light Cafe, 553 Amsterdam Ave. N.E., Atlanta. redlightcafe.com.

Sturgill Simpson. 8 p.m. Oct. 10. Sold out. Terminal West, 887 W. Marietta St. NW, Atlanta. www.terminalwestatl.com.

Australian Pink Floyd Show. 8 p.m. Oct. 10. $39.50-$49.50. The Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. foxtheatre.org.

Brentano String Quartet with Vijay Iyer, piano. 8 p.m. Oct. 10. $45. Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, 1700 N. Decatur Road, Atlanta. 404-727-5050, arts.emory.edu

Drive-By Truckers with St. Paul & The Broken Bones. 7 p.m. Oct. 10. $33.50. Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St. N.W., Atlanta. tabernacleatl.com.

Lil' Ed and the Blues Imperials. 9:30 p.m. Oct. 10. $12. Blind Willie's, 828 North Highland Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 404-873-2583, www.blindwilliesblues.com.

Yacht Rock Revue with Steve Augeri of Journey. 8:30 p.m. Oct. 10. $22-$25. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. N.E., Atlanta. www.variety-playhouse.com.

Ian McLagan. Oct. 10. $20 in advance. Smith's Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Road N.E., Atlanta. 404-875-1522, www.smithsoldebar.com.

Georgia Philharmonic: "Fandom Fanfare." 7 p.m. Oct. 11. $10-$25. Lassiter High School, 2601 Shallowford Road, Marietta. 770-664-7255, www.georgia
philharmonic.org.

Emory's Kings of Keyboard. 8 p.m. Oct. 11. Free. Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, 1700 N. Decatur Road, Atlanta. 404-727-5050, arts.emory.edu.

Wiz Khalifa. 7 p.m. Oct. 11. $20-$27. Kennesaw State Soccer Stadium, 3200 George Busbee Parkway N.W., Kennesaw. www.facebook.com/KSUStadium.

Sweet Honey in the Rock. 8 p.m. Oct. 11. Rialto Center for the Arts, 80 Forsyth St. NW, Atlanta. 404-413-9849, rialto.gsu.edu.

The Hunts. 8 p.m. Oct. 11. $35. Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest St., Roswell. 770-594-6232, www.roswellcac.com.

Cody Marlowe & the Dead Flowers. Oct. 11. $10 in advance. Smith's Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Road N.E., Atlanta. 404-875-1522, www.smithsoldebar.com.

Yacht Rock Revue presents Thriller. 8:30 p.m. Oct. 11. $22-$25. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. N.E., Atlanta. www.variety-playhouse.com.

Boy & Bear. 8 p.m. Oct. 11. $18 -$20. The Loft, 1374 W. Peachtree St. N.W., Atlanta. 404-885-1365, www.centerstage-atlanta.com.

Widespread Panic. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11. $47.50. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, 2200 Encore Parkway, Alpharetta. www.vzwamp.com.

Video Games Live. 8 p.m. Oct. 11. $26-$86. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway. www.cobb
energycentre.com.

King Diamond. 8 p.m. Oct. 11. $39-$42. Center Stage, 1374 W. Peachtree St. N.W., Atlanta. 404-885-1365, www.centerstage-atlanta.com.

Five Finger Death Punch and Volbeat. 7 p.m. Oct. 11. $39.75-$45. Gwinnett Arena, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. www.gwinnettcenter.com.

Bill Mize. 7 p.m. Oct. 11. $35; $30 in advance. Ragamuffin Music Hall, 585 S. Atlanta St., Roswell. 770-365-7738, www.sixstringsocialclub.com.

Michael Malarkey. 8 p.m. Oct. 11. $21. The Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road N.E., Atlanta. 404-843-2825, www.thebuckheadtheatre.com.

The Packway Handle Band, Chatham County Line. 8 p.m. Oct. 11. $15. Terminal West, 887 W. Marietta St. NW, Atlanta. www.terminalwestatl.com.

Banks & Shane. 8 p.m. Oct. 11. $20-$28. Eddie Owen Presents at the Red Clay Theatre, 3116 Main St., Duluth. www.eddieowenpresents.com.

New Found Glory, Fireworks, and Candy Hearts. 7 p.m. Oct. 12. $21 in advance. Masquerade, 695 North Ave., Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

Jenn Grinels. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12. $12-$16.  Eddie Owen Presents at the Red Clay Theatre, 3116 Main St., Duluth. www.eddieowenpresents.com.

Beartooth with Vanna, Sirens & Sailors and Sylar. 6 p.m. Oct. 12. $13. The Masquerade, 695 North Ave. NE, Atlanta. www.masq.com.

Miranda Sings. 3 and 7 p.m. Oct. 12. $26.50-$50. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. N.E., Atlanta. www.variety-playhouse.com.

Home Free. 8 p.m. Oct. 13. $20-$23. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. N.E., Atlanta. www.variety-playhouse.com.

2014 Gracias Choir Christmas Cantata U.S. Tour. 7 p.m. Oct. 13. Free. Atlanta Civic Center, 395 Piedmont Ave. N.E., Atlanta. www.atlantaciviccenter.com.

tUnE-yArDs. 8 p.m. Oct. 14. $23.50-$26. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. N.E., Atlanta. www.variety-playhouse.com.

SoMo. 8 p.m. Oct. 14. $24. Center Stage, 1374 W. Peachtree St. N.W., Atlanta. 404-885-1365, www.centerstage-atlanta.com.

Jordan Knight and Nick Carter. 8 p.m. Oct. 14. $38.50-$44. Center Stage, 1374 W. Peachtree St. N.W., Atlanta. 404-885-1365, www.centerstage-atlanta.com.

Phantogram. 8 p.m. Oct. 14. $25. Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St. N.W., Atlanta. tabernacleatl.com.

Ian Moore. 8 p.m. Oct. 14. $12; $10 in advance. Red Light Cafe, 553 Amsterdam Ave. N.E., Atlanta. redlightcafe.com.

Red City Radio with Direct Hit, Seagulls and Spray Tan. 7 p.m. Oct. 14. $12. The Masquerade, 695 North Ave. N.E., Atlanta. www.masq.com.

Brand New. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15. Sold out. Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St. N.W., Atlanta. tabernacleatl.com.

Icon for Hire with Fit for Rivals. 7 p.m. Oct. 15. $15. Vinyl, 1374 W. Peachtree St. N.W., Atlanta. 404-885-1365, www.centerstage-atlanta.com.

The Black Dahlia Murder, Suicide Silence, Chelsea Grin and Alterbeast. 6 p.m. Oct. 15. $20. The Masquerade, 695 North Ave. N.E., Atlanta. www.masq.com.

Paul McCartney. 8 p.m. Oct. 15. $29.50-$254. Philips Arena, 1 Philips Drive. 404-878-3000, www.philipsarena.com.

Marsha Ambrosius. 8 p.m. Oct. 15 and Oct. 16. $31-$35. Center Stage, 1374 W. Peachtree St. N.W., Atlanta. 404-885-1365, www.centerstage-atlanta.com.

VISUAL ARTS

"The Art of Diplomacy: Winston Churchill and the Pursuit of Painting." Through Feb. 1. $10-$12. Millennium Gate Museum, 395 17th St. N.W., Atlanta. www.thegateatlanta.com.

"Grandfather Sun, Grandmother Moon: Wixárika Arts of Modern West Mexico." Through Feb. 1. $8; $6 ages 5 and younger free. Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University, 571 S. Kilgo Circle N.E., Atlanta. 404-727-4282, www.carlos.emory.edu.

"God Spoke the Earth: Stories of Genesis in Prints and Drawings." Through Dec. 7. Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University, 571 S. Kilgo Circle N.E., Atlanta. carlos.emory.edu.

"gestures that will soon disappear." Through Nov. 29. MOCA GA, 75 Bennett St. N.W., Atlanta. mocaga.org.

"Two of Each: The Nippur Deluge Tablet & Noah's Flood." Through July 24. Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University, 571 S. Kilgo Circle NE, Atlanta. carlos.emory.edu.

"Along the Way." Paintings and metalwork by Richard Jacobus. Through Oct. 23. The Ventulett Gallery at Holy Innocents Episcopal Church, 805 Mount Vernon Highway N.W., Atlanta. www.holyinnocents.org.

E.K. Huckaby: "Anhydjinnic Molassicism." Through Nov. 29. $8, $5 students and senior citizens. MOCA GA, 75 Bennett St. N.W., Atlanta. 404-367-8700, www.mocaga.org

"Did You See That? Stories of Urban Oddities." Through Oct. 25. Donations appreciated. Spruill Center Gallery, 4681 Ashford Dunwoody Road N.E., Dunwoody. 770-394-4019, www.spruillgallery.blogspot.com.

"Bodies … The Exhibition." Ongoing. $16-$24. Premier Exhibition Center at Atlantic Station, 265 18th St., Atlanta. 866-866-8265, www.atlanticstation.com.