Maya Johnson (left) spoons chili into tasting cups during Cabbagetown Chomp & Stomp in Atlanta. This year’s event is coming Nov. 2. JONATHAN PHILLIPS / SPECIAL
Photo: Jonathan Phillips
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Things to do in and around Atlanta: Nov. 1-9

FAIRS, FESTIVALS, ETC.

“Cyclorama: The Big Picture.” Featuring the fully restored cyclorama painting “The Battle of Atlanta.” $9-$21.50. Atlanta History Center, 130 W. Paces Ferry Road NW, Atlanta. 404-814-4000, atlantahistorycenter.com.

»»RELATED: Check out our podcast on the restoration of the Cyclorama

Netherworld. Haunted house/Halloween attraction. Nightly through Nov. 3. Also, Nov. 8-9. $25-$65. 2076 W. Park Place Blvd., Stone Mountain. fearworld.com

The Book Festival of the MJCCA. The festival will celebrate 28 years with a packed schedule of local, national, and international authors. Through Nov. 18. Series passes for non-members are $180; tickets prices for individual events vary. Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta (MJCCA), 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody. 678-812-4005, atlantajcc.com.

7th Annual Pitbull Awareness Candlelight Vigil. Presented by Friends to the Forlorn. 6-7 p.m. Nov. 2. Free; candles $5. 117 N. Park Square NE, Marietta. friendstotheforlorn.org/vigil-sponsorship.

Taste of Kennesaw. 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. Nov. 2. Free; samples $1-$4. 2829 Cherokee St., Kennesaw. kennesaw.com/taste-of-kennesaw.

Cabbagetown Chomp & Stomp Chili Cook-off and Bluegrass Festival. 5K run at 8 a.m. Nov. 2, followed by teams and restaurants competing for chili supremacy, along with live music and an artists market. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 2. Tickets: Chili spoons, $10 (which is your ticket to the fest); Beer tokens $6; liquor tokens $8. Cabbagetown neighborhood (near Oakland Cemetery) in Atlanta. www.chompandstomp.com.

Chastain Park Arts Festival. Nov. 2-3. Free. 4469 Stella Drive, Atlanta. chastainparkartsfestival.com.

Northside Methodist Preschool’s Annual Holiday Gift Show. A curated selection of goods by more than 80 artisans, including jewelry and clothing, hand-crafted items for the home and local gourmet treats. Nov. 8-9. Admission is a $5 donation for ages 14 and up. Northside United Methodist Church, 2799 Northside Drive NW, Atlanta. facebook.com/NMPGiftShow.

Attune by Living Wholly. A 4-day wellness experience to optimize health, featuring inspirational speakers, interactive workshops and including an appearance by author Elizabeth Gilbert. Nov. 8-11. Passes range from $50-$1200. Various venues at Serenbe, 10950 Hutchesons Ferry Road, Chattahoochee Hills. attunebylivingwholly.com.

Atlanta VegFest. Featuring speakers, food samples, cooking demonstrations, kids’ activities and more than 100 vegan-friendly exhibitors. 10 a.m. Nov. 9. Infinite Energy Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. atlantavegfest.com, infiniteenergycenter.com.

Theatrical Outfit’s drama “Safety Net” features Daryl Lisa Fazio (left, who also wrote the play) and Rhyn McLemore Saver. CONTRIBUTED BY JERRY SIEGEL
Photo: For the AJC

PERFORMING ARTS

“Safety Net.” Chris Dove is the first-ever female fire captain in an Alabama town at war with opioids, and she’s facing it under scrutiny. Through Nov. 10. $15-$45. Theatrical Outfit, Balzer Theater at Herren’s, 84 Luckie St. NW, Atlanta. 678-528-1500, theatricaloutfit.org.

“Conceal and Carry.” The father of a school shooting victim embarks on an all-night drive towards revenge. Through Nov. 23. Out of Hand Theatre, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave. #8500, Atlanta. 404-462-8836, outofhandtheater.com.

"Frankenstein's Funeral." This Found Stages production will take audiences on a physical journey through Mary Shelley’s 200-year-old novel. Through Nov. 3. $45. St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1410 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta. www.foundstages.org.

Cirque du Soleil: “Volta.” Through Jan. 5. $49-$275. Under the big top at Atlantic Station, 241 20th St., Atlanta. cirquedusoleil.com/volta.

»»RELATED: Take a look at our preview of “Volta”

RuPaul’s Drag Race. 8 p.m. Nov. 1. $60.50-$71.50. Atlanta Symphony Hall, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. atlantasymphony.org.

“The Nether.” Theater Emory presents an immersive crime drama and haunting sci-fi thriller that explores the consequences of living out our private dreams. Nov. 1-17. $15. Theater Lab at the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, 1700 N. Decatur Road, Atlanta. 404-727-5050, theater.emory.edu.

“La Cage Aux Folles.” Through Nov. 9. $15-$25. Out FrontTheatre, 999 Brady Ave. N.W., Atlanta. 404-448-2755, outfronttheatre.com

“Night Must Fall.” Through Nov. 10. $29-$38. Georgia Ensemble Theatre at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest St., Roswell. 770-641-1260, www.get.org.

“Wicked.” Through Nov. 17. $43-$203. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 1-855-285-8499, foxtheatre.org.

“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.” Nov. 5-Dec. 29. $15-$35. Center for Puppetry Arts, 1404 Spring St. NW, Atlanta. www.puppet.org.

“Downstairs.” A Hitchcockian thriller about casting out your demons and mending the past. Nov. 6-Dec. 1. $20-$35. Actor’s Express, 887 W. Marietta St. NW, Atlanta. 404-607-7469. actors-express.com.

So You Think You Can Dance Live. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6. $39.50-$99.50. Coca-Cola Roxy, 800 Battery Ave., Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, www.cocacolaroxy.com.

Sleeping Beauty Dreams. 8 p.m. Nov. 7. Coca-Cola Roxy, 800 Battery Ave., Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, www.cocacolaroxy.com.

“Sesame Street Live! Let’s Party!” Nov. 8-10. $24-$59. Infinite Energy Arena, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. infiniteenergycenter.com, www.sesamestreetlive.com.

Dane Cook. 7 p.m. Nov. 9. $39.50-$65. Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St. NW, Atlanta. www.tabernacleatl.com.

Bad Bunny performs onstage during Calibash Los Angeles 2018 at Staples Center on January 20, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

MUSIC

Crist’ian E, Lil 40, Tie Dye Intellect, Moses Sankofa, Taelor Moore, Amira. 9:45 p.m. Nov. 1. $12. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com.

Louis the Child. 8 p.m. Nov. 1. $33.50-$50. Coca-Cola Roxy, 800 Battery Ave., Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, www.cocacolaroxy.com.

Red Bull Music Festival. Highlights include a “Trap Roundtable” with Shawty Redd, Zaytoven and Lex Luger (Nov. 5 at 874 Joseph E. Lowery Blvd. NW); a Yung Baby Tate “Camp” show with Kari Faux, BbyMutha, Queen Key, Mulatto, UNIIQU3 and Precious Ebony (Nov. 9 at the Masquerade); Ari Lennox (Nov. 11 at Variety Playhouse); and Teyana Taylor (Nov. 14 at West End Production Park). Nov. 1-15. Tickets range from $15-$30 for most events. Various venues around Atlanta. redbull.com/atlanta.

Jay Som. 7 p.m. Nov. 1. $15.50. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

Jimmy Webb. 8 p.m. Nov. 1. $26-$36. City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta. 404-946-3791, citywinery.com/atlanta.

Elton John. 8 p.m. Nov. 1-2. $589-$2,005. State Farm Arena, 1 State Farm Drive, Atlanta. statefarmarena.com.

Assuming We Survive, We Were Sharks. 9 p.m. Nov. 2. $12. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com.

Bird Dog Jubilee, Opposite Box, Ice Station Zebra. 9 p.m. Nov. 2. $10. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com.

Doobie. 7 p.m. Nov. 2. $15-$75. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

Chris Lane. 8 p.m. Nov. 2. $26.50-$30. Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta. www.thebuckheadtheatreatl.com.

Mercy Me, Crowder. 7 p.m. Nov. 2. $27.75-$154. Infinite Energy Arena, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. infiniteenergycenter.com.

Atlanta Opera: “La Cenerentola.” Rossini’s take on the fairy tale of Cinderella. Nov. 2, 5, 8 and 10. $45-$150. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. www.cobbenergycentre.comatlantaopera.org.

Choral Guild of Atlanta. The ensemble kicks off its 80th season with a concert celebrating music from the Great American Songbook including selections by Gershwin, Porter and Rodgers. 4 p.m. Nov. 3. $10-$15. Northside Drive Baptist Church, 3100 Northside Drive, Atlanta. 404-223-6362, www.cgatl.org.

Bad Bunny. 7 p.m. Nov. 3. $85-$165. State Farm Arena, 1 State Farm Drive, Atlanta. statefarmarena.com.

Bigbabygucci, Kevin Kazi, Ssgkobe. 8 p.m. Nov. 3. $12. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

The Devil Wears Prada. 7 p.m. Nov. 3. $19.50. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

Russian Circles. 7 p.m. Nov. 3. $18. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

Edwin McCain. 8 p.m. Nov. 3. $35-$45. City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta. 404-946-3791, citywinery.com/atlanta.

Sara Wang. Solo piano recital. Noon Nov. 3. Free. Performing Arts Studio, 1804 North Decatur Road, Atlanta. 404-727-5050, arts.emory.edu.

King Diamond. 7 p.m. Nov. 4. $39.50-$69.50. Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St. NW, Atlanta. www.tabernacleatl.com.

Dreamers. 7 p.m. Nov. 4. $15. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

Kevin Gates. 8 p.m. Nov. 4. $43-$68.50. Coca-Cola Roxy, 800 Battery Ave., Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, www.cocacolaroxy.com

Pale Lips. 7 p.m. Nov. 4. $10. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

Royal Bliss. 7 p.m. Nov. 5. $10. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

Alex Cameron. 9 p.m. Nov. 5. $16-$18. Aisle 5. www.aisle5atl.com.

Missy Flapjack & the Butterworth Blues Band, Nathan Nelson, Montie Esworthy. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 5. $8. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com.

Rhonda Ross and Rodney Kendrick. 8 p.m. Nov. 5. $25-$35. City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta. 404-946-3791, citywinery.com/atlanta.

Trashcan Sinatras: One Night, Two Albums. 7 p.m. Nov. 4. $20. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com.

Elvis Costello. 8 p.m. Nov. 5. $49.50-$89.50. Coca-Cola Roxy, 800 Battery Ave., Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, www.cocacolaroxy.com.

Jidenna. 8 p.m. Nov. 5. $29.50-$35. Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta. www.thebuckheadtheatreatl.com.

Royal Bliss. 7 p.m. Nov. 5. $10. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

Frank Turner & the Sleeping Souls. 7 p.m. Nov. 5. $28.50-$49.50. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta. www.variety-playhouse.com.

The Second After Alone I Walk. 7 p.m. Nov. 6. $10. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

Dirtwire. 8 p.m. Nov. 7. $18. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

Exhumed, Gatecreeper. 7 p.m. Nov. 7. $18. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

Tunnel Vision, Kaya’s Embrace. 8 p.m. Nov. 7. $12. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com.

Karla Bonoff. 8 p.m. Nov. 8. $25-$40. City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta. 404-946-3791, citywinery.com/atlanta.

Katastro, Bikini Trill, Dylan Reese. 7 p.m. Nov. 8. $13. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

Joshua Radin, the Weepies. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8. $28.50-$59.50. Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta. www.thebuckheadtheatreatl.com.

Shoreline Mafia. 7 p.m. Nov. 8. $26. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

Allison Moorer will perform at Eddie’s Attic on Nov. 8.
Photo: For the AJC

Allison Moorer. 7 p.m. Nov. 8. $23-$92. Eddie’s Attic, 515-B N. McDonough St., Decatur. 1-877-987-6487, eddiesattic.com.

Webster, the Bitteroots. 8:30 p.m. Nov. 8. $10. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com.

Jeremy, Antonio Long, Grace Conley. 8 p.m. Nov. 8. $8. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com.

Judah & the Lion. 8 p.m. Nov. 8. $37.50-$60. Coca-Cola Roxy, 800 Battery Ave., Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, www.cocacolaroxy.com

Rhonda Vincent, Cross Ties Band. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8. $30-$35. Mill Town Music Hall, 1031 Alabama Ave., Bremen. www.milltownmusichall.com.

Wild Nothing. 10 p.m. Nov. 8. $20. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta. www.variety-playhouse.com.

Joyce DiDonato: “In War and Peace, Harmony Through Music.” World-renowned mezzo-soprano from Kansas performs music from her recent album, including works by Handel and Purcell. 7 p.m. Nov. 3. $77-$90. Emerson Concert Hall, Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, 1700 N. Decatur Road, Atlanta. 404-727-5050, arts.emory.edu.

Emily Uematsu, violin. Noon Nov. 8. Free. Ackerman Hall, Level Three, Michael C. Carlos Museum, 571 South Kilgo Circle NE, Atlanta. 404-727-5050, arts.emory.edu.

IrishFest Atlanta. The 7th annual festival features concerts, dance performances, workshops, a ceili dance, lectures, and family fun activities at various locations within Historic Roswell. Nov. 8-9. Passes are $38.50-$95; concerts $28 in advance. Venues include Gate City Brewing, Roswell Historic Cottage and the Gaslight. irishfestatlanta.org.

The Black Keys. 7 p.m. Nov. 9. $74.50-$349.50. State Farm Arena, 1 State Farm Drive, Atlanta. statefarmarena.com.

Mary-Michael, Katie Ruvane. 6:30 p.m. Nov. 9. $8. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com.

Schoolboy Q. 8 p.m. Nov. 9. $39.50-$79.50. Coca-Cola Roxy, 800 Battery Ave., Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, www.cocacolaroxy.com

The Vinyl Suns CD release, The Get Right Band, The Family Recipe. 9 p.m. Nov. 9. $10. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com.

VISUAL ARTS

"When, Where, and How We Enter: Honoring the Legacies of Black Women Abstract Painters." A conversation with women curators who are leading the charge to increase the visibility of black women abstract artists. Panelists include Valerie Cassel Oliver, Sydney and Frances Lewis Family Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts; Lauren Haynes, curator of contemporary art, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art; Melissa Messina, curator of the Mildred Thompson Estate; and Hallie Ringle, curator of contemporary art, Birmingham Museum of Art; Andrea Barnwell Brownlee, director of Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, will moderate the conversation. 6:30 p.m. Nov. 7. Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby, Ed.D., Academic Center Auditorium, Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, 350 Spelman Lane, 404-270-5607, museum.spelman.edu.

“Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings.” Through February 2. $14.50, ages 6 and above; free, children 5 and younger and members. High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St., N.E., Atlanta 404.733.4444, www.high.org.

»»REVIEW: Read our review of “Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings”

“Mildred Thompson: The Atlanta Years, 1986-2003.” Through Dec. 7. Free. Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, 350 Spelman Lane, 404-270-5607, museum.spelman.edu.

Romare Bearden: “Profile.” A lyrical, impressionist portrait of Bearden’s life and the experience of African Americans during the Great Migration from the South. Through Feb. 2. $14.50. High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St., Atlanta. 404-733-4400, www.high.org.

“Any Great Change: The Centennial of the 19th Amendment.” Commemorating the upcoming 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Through Jan. 31, 2021. $9-$21.50. Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry Road NW, Atlanta. 404-814-4000, atlantahistorycenter.com.

Georgia Working Artist Project exhibitions. Myra Greene, through Nov. 2. Cosmo Whyte, Nov. 16-Jan. 11. Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, 75 Bennett St., Atlanta. 404-367-8700, www.mocaga.org.

“Strange Light: The Photography of Clarence John Laughlin.” Through Nov. 10. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays and Saturdays; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Fridays; noon-5 p.m. Sundays. $14.50, ages 6 and older; free for children 5 and younger and members. High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 404-733-4444, high.org.

»»RELATED: Read our review of the High Museum’s “Strange Light”

“Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: World of Myth and Magic.” Explore how Jim Henson, Brian Froud, Frank Oz and others created “The Dark Crystal’s” mythical world of Thra. Museum admission is $12.50, but it’s free with a ticket to the Center’s Family Series shows. Center for Puppetry Arts, 1404 Spring St. NW, Atlanta. www.puppet.org.

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