7 days of things to do in Atlanta | August 31-September 6

Credit: Curtis Compton

Credit: Curtis Compton

Dive into September with a full week of fun events from fashion shows that benefit the Atlanta AIDS Fund to Room Escape Atlanta's zombie challenge. There's something unique for everyone.

Monday, August 31

23rd Annual Jeffrey Fashion Cares Atlanta

7 p.m. at Phipps Plaza. Jeffrey Fashion Cares is a leading party in Atlanta's philanthropic endeavors and their annual silent and live auction benefits organizations like the Atlanta AIDS Fund and Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta. Come by for a great cause and help make this event the most successful ever. The event includes a reception, a live auction and runway show featuring high-end designers such as Christian Dior, Celine, Valentino and more. Event details at events.accessatlanta.com/atlanta_ga/events/jeffrey-fashion-cares-2015

Tuesday, September 1

Heroes and Villains Art Exhibit

5:30 p.m. at Monday Night Brewing. Produced by AllWays Open Creative's Brewtal Art, the exhibit will feature world-renowned artists Eric Nine, Dubelyoo and special guest Anthony Piper. Check out eye-popping works of art while sipping on a cold brew. The tour is $15 and includes 36-ounces of beer tastings and a collector's glass designed by one of the artists. Early birds can even receive a signed print by one of the featured artists. Event details at freshtix.com/events/heroes-and-villains-art-exhibit-

Wednesday, September 2

Woodchuck Cider Dinner

6:30 p.m. at Smoke Ring. Chef Jordan Wakefield is joining Vermont cider maker Woodchuck cider for a unique dinner featuring real barbecue paired with bubbly ciders. Dinner will follow a cocktail reception. To attend, call for reservations. Spots are going fast and you foodies won't want to miss out! Event details at smokeringatlanta.com/smoke-ring-atlanta-events.html

ALLELUIA! The Devil's Carnival

8 p.m. at Lefont Theater. Cult filmmakers Darren Lynn Bousman and Terrance Zdunich bring their second installment to their fantasy-musical film franchise to Atlanta on Wednesday. Grab a friend and head over to Lefont Theater for a special one-night-only event featuring a pre-show act, film screening, filmmakers Q & A and more. Tickets are avilable for $20, $40 or $60. Event details at thedevilscarnival.com

Thursday, September 3

Trapped in a Room with a Zombie

6:30-10:30 p.m. at Room Escape Atlanta. Bring a friend for an experience you'll always remember as you work together with other participants and use your sleuthing skills to solve puzzles, find clues and unlock a door within 60 minutes to escape a locked room while the zombie gets closer and closer. Tickets are $28 per person. Event details at events.accessatlanta.com/tucker/events/trapped-room-zombie

Friday, September 4

10th annual AJC Decatur Book Festival begins

Weekend festival begins at 5 p.m. at Decatur High School Performing Arts Center and lasts through Sunday. Hey bibliophiles, this is something you don't want to miss. Over 600 authors are coming to downtown Decatur for Labor Day weekend including keynote speaker Erica Jong, author of 1973 novel, "Fear of Flying" and Roxane Gay, author of "Bad Feminist." The fest is free and open to the public. Event details at decaturbookfestival.com

Iron Chef Cat Cora Book Signing

6:30-8 p.m. at Emory Point. Food Network star and Iron Chef Cat Cora will be a part of this year's Decatur Book Festival as she promotes her soon-to-be-published memoir, "Cooking as Fast as I Can." Enjoy a welcome reception at the courtyard between Marlow's Tavern and Tin Lizzy's before you head to the book signing at Strippaggio. The event is free and open to the public, but you must RSVP by contacting Strippaggio. Event details at strippaggioevoo.com/events/iron-chef-cat-cora-book-signing-september-4-2015/

Saturday, September 5

Midtown Restaurant Week begins

Through Sunday, September 13 at various restaurants. Over 40 restaurants are on the list to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Midtown Restaurant Week. Signiature menus from some of Midtown's best restaurants are exclusively priced at $15, $25 and $35. Savor the dates for this annual event! Event details at mrwatlanta.com

2015 Affordable Old School Concert Series

7 p.m. at Wolf Creek Amphitheater. Kick it old school style with 112, Jagged Edge, Silk and more for this explosion of musical throwbacks. General admission tickets are $35 in advance and $40 day of show. Event details at events.accessatlanta.com/atlanta_ga/events/2015-affordable-old-school-concert-series-featur

Sunday, September 6

Word is Born Poetry Open Mic

Doors open at 7 p.m.; show at 8:30 p.m. at Apache Cafe. Bring a date or friend for a night of inspiring spoken word. General admission is $10, but for guaranteed table seating, purchasing table tickets is recommended. You must be 18 years of age to attend, but will be charged an additional $5 if you are not 21 years or older. Event details at events.accessatlanta.com/atlanta_ga/events/word-born-weekly-poetry-o