7 days of things to do in Atlanta | Oct. 12-18


This week, we have haunted tours, music festivals and more. Are you ready?

Monday, Oct. 12

Lawrenceville Ghost Tour

7:30 p.m. at Lawrenceville Square. It's the month of terrors, so get yourself to Lawrenceville Square for a haunted stroll through the night. The 90-minute walking tour of Metro Atlanta's oldest city is fun — and terrifying — for both adults and children. Tickets are $6 - $7.50. Event details at events.accessatlanta.com/lawrenceville/events/lawrenceville-ghost

Glass Animals concert

9 p.m. at The Buckhead Theatre. English indie rock band Glass Animals are in town and music lovers — you don't want to miss out. The band recently performed at Coachella 2015 and they're bringing their talents to Atlanta on Monday. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 the day of the show or at the door. Event details at accessatlanta.com/atlanta_ga/events/glass-animals

Tuesday, Oct. 13

The Pumpkin Patch

Weekdays from 4-7 p.m. and weekends from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at Yule Forest Highway 155. Ring in the new season at this family-operated farm. Check out the outdoor classroom, bee house with live honey bees, hayrides, petting zoo and more. Event details at events.accessatlanta.com/stockbridge/events/pumpkin-patch

Open Mic Atlanta

10 p.m. - 1 a.m. at Royal Peacock. Enjoy open mic night at one of the most historic clubs in the South and bring a friend to enjoy drink specials, a hookah bar and pool table. Sign-up is from 9-10 p.m. Doors open at 10 p.m with a $10 admission fee for gentleman and $3 for ladies before 11 p.m. After 11 p.m., ladies pay $10. Event details at events.accessatlanta.com/atlanta_ga/events/open-mic-atl-/

Wednesday, Oct. 14

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

2nd Annual Fall Atlanta Ramen Festival

6:00 p.m. at Monday Night Brewing. Nearly 20 chefs face off in the 2nd annual Ramen Fest to benefit The Giving Kitchen. Tour the Monday Night Brewing facility and sample their brews while indugling in samples of the beloved noodle soup from chefs from Kimball HouseVictory/Little TroubleChai Pani and more. Tickets are $45; more details at freshtix.com/events/atlramenfest

Thursday, Oct. 15

Tour of Southern Ghosts

Thursdays and  Sundays, 7 - 9 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 7 - 9:30 p.m. at Stone Mountain Park. Looking for more haunted fun? Bring friends, family or a date out to Stone Mountain as you listen to storytellers in costumes fill your imagination with folk tales, ghosts of Civil and Revolutionary War times and more. Adult tickets can be pre-purchased for $12 at the Art Station. Otherwise tickets are $14 for adults and $6 for children. Event details at events.accessatlanta.com/stonemountain/events/tour-southern-ghosts

Friday, Oct. 16

Cheer for Children Ball 2015

7:30 - 11:30 p.m. at American Spirit Works. Feel like doing some good this weekend? Don't miss this year's Cheer for Children Ball, an annual benefit for the Georgia Center for Child Advocacy. Enjoy an evening of top chef sensations, live music and entertainment and chances to win getaways, resort weekends and more. Tickets are $150. Event details at events.accessatlanta.com/atlanta_ga/events/cheer-children-ball-2015

BYOB Painting

4 - 6 p.m. at GAS-ART Gifts. Get creative with friends or a date as you create a masterpiece while sipping on your favorite beverage. Take instruction from renowned children's book illustrator, R. Gregory Christie. Call to make reservations. Tickets are $15. Event details at events.accessatlanta.com/decatur/events/byob-painting-gasart-gifts

Art of the 45

6:30 - 8 p.m. for cocktails; eats and entertainment begins at 8 p.m. at King Plow Arts Center. If you're looking for an evening of art, food and lots of fun, come celebrate public art and how it connects the 45 Atlanta BeltLine neighborhoods. Proceeds support Art on the Atlanta BeltLine. Enjoy an open bar, hors d'oeuvres, a silent auction and of course — art. Event details at beltline.org/event/art-of-the-45

Saturday, Oct. 17

Highland Restaurant Week kicks off

Through Oct. 25 in the Poncey-Highland, Virginia Highland and Morningside neighborhoods. Hey foodies, this is for you. Saturday kicks off the annual Highland Restaurant Week where you and your friends or date can enjoy culinary diversity, lively night joints, sidewalk cafes and so many more. Participating restaurants are offering prix fixe menus ranging from $10 - $35. Event details at highlandrestaurantweek.com

The Great Decatur Craft Beer Festival

12 - 5 p.m. at Downtown Decatur Square. Grab some buds for an afternoon of beer tasting. Tickets are $40 and include a special tasting glass and unlimited sips of beer from more than 80 breweries. Event details at facebook.com/events

2015 Harvest Balloon Festival

1 - 8 p.m. at Sterling on the Lake. Have a dollar to spare? Make good use of it by attending the 6th annual Harvest Balloon Festival — a great way to really celebrate the new season. Expect pumpkin carving, music, food and much more. All proceeds benefit the Challenged Child & Friends organization and the Hall County Animal Shelter. Event details at harvestballoonfestival.com

Sunday, Oct. 18

PARKLIFE Music Festival

2 p.m. at The Promenade at Piedmont Park. Music lovers, listen up. This one-day music festival is going quick and you don't want to miss out. Artists Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton, Strand of Oaks and more are expected to perform. General admission tickets are $45. Event details at parklifefest.com