Things to do in and around Atlanta: Oct. 11-19

Hot Tamale Ringwald gets Chandler Campos of Sandy Springs, and her grandmother Cecy Compos of Alpharetta, on their feet and dancing at Porchfest in Oakhurst. (Photo by JENNI GIRTMAN)

Hot Tamale Ringwald gets Chandler Campos of Sandy Springs, and her grandmother Cecy Compos of Alpharetta, on their feet and dancing at Porchfest in Oakhurst. (Photo by JENNI GIRTMAN)

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.

Taste of Acworth. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 12. Free; samples $1-$4. Historic District on Main Street in Downtown Acworth. acworth.com.

Oakhurst Porchfest. More than 200 acts are anticipated to perform in neighborhood yards and on porches, along with pop-up stops selling refreshments, arts and crafts around the community. Noon-7 p.m. Oct. 12. Free. Decatur's Oakhurst neighborhood (see web site for all participating locations). www.oakhurstporchfest.org.

Atlanta Air Show. Oct. 12-13. $15-$169. Atlanta Motor Speedway, 1500 Tara Place, Hampton. airshowatlanta.com.

Fall Festival on Ponce. Oct. 12-13. Free. Olmsted Linear Park, 1451 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta. www.festivalonponce.com.

49th Annual Pride Festival. Oct. 11-13. The annual parade steps off at noon sharp on Sunday, Oct. 13, from the Civic Center MARTA Station and continues to Piedmont Park. Piedmont Park, 400 Park Drive NE, Atlanta, www.atlantapride.org.

The 45th annual Georgia Apple Festival takes place in Ellijay on the second and third weekend of October, bringing more than 40,000 visitors to the tiny town.

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Georgia Apple Festival. Oct. 12-13 and Oct. 19-20. $5; free for ages 10 and younger. Ellijay Lions Club Fairgrounds, 1729 South Main St., Ellijay, georgiaapplefestival.org.

Taste of Atlanta. Oct. 18-20. $30-$80; opening night party $75. Historic Fourth Ward Park, 680 Dallas St. NE, Atlanta, tasteofatlanta.com.

Decatur Craft Beer Festival. Noon-5 p.m. Oct. 19. $50-$100. Downtown Decatur, 101 E. Court Square, Decatur, decaturbeerfestival.com.

Little Five Points Halloween Festival. Noon-10 p.m. Oct. 19; the parade starts at 4 p.m. Free. Little 5 Points, Euclid Avenue NE, Atlanta, l5phalloween.com.

True Colors Theatre’s drama “Paradise Blue” co-stars Keith Arthur Bolden and Cynthia D. Barker. CONTRIBUTED BY GREG MOONEY

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PERFORMING ARTS

"Skintight." A new comedy by Joshua Harmon ("Bad Jews," "Significant Other") about an L.A. lawyer (Wendy Melkonian) who arrives in Manhattan for the 70th birthday of her fashion-mogul father and discovers him living with a 20-year-old gay porn star. Through Oct. 13. $20-$50. Actor's Express, 887 W. Marietta St. NW, Atlanta. 404-607-7469. actors-express.com.

»»RELATED: Read our review of "Skintight" at Actor's Express

"The Ghastly Dreadfuls." The spooky season favorite returns with short stories and seasonally appropriate musical numbers. Through Oct. 26. $20-$35. Center for Puppetry Arts, 1404 Spring St. NW, Atlanta. www.puppet.org.

"The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time." Through Oct. 27. $32-$40. Horizon Theatre, 1083 Austin Ave. (in Little Five Points), Atlanta. 404-584-7450, horizontheatre.com.

RELATED: Read our review of Horizon Theatre's "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" 

"The Roommate." A recently divorced busybody takes in a roommate who is looking for a calm quiet place to hide from her past and start over. Through Oct. 20. $20-$50. Aurora Theatre, Aurora Theatre, 128 E. Pike St., Lawrenceville. 678-226-6222, auroratheatre.com.

"Paradise Blue." The mayor of Motor City is trying to move African-Americans out of Detroit's Black Bottom neighborhood. What does this mean for trumpet player Blue and his family's thriving jazz club? Through Oct. 20. $20-$50. True Colors Theatre Company at the Southwest Arts Center, 915 New Hope Road, Atlanta. 888-479-6300, truecolorstheatre.org.

»»RELATED: Read our review of True Colors Theatre Company's "Paradise Blue"

"Mac | Beth." This show re-imagines Shakespeare's supernatural tragedy within the framework of modern-day Catholic school girls studying "Macbeth." Through Oct. 27. Synchronicity Theatre, 1545 Peachtree St. NE #102, Atlanta. 404-484-8636, synchrotheatre.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.

"Evil Dead: The Musical." Through Oct. 20. $37.10-$47.70. Out of Box Theatre, 585 Cobb Parkway S., Suite C-1, Marietta. outofboxtheatre.com.

Atlanta Opera: "Frida." Composed in 1991 by Robert Xavier Rodríguez, this work traces the story of artist Frida Kahlo, focusing on her marriage to Diego Rivera. Through Oct. 13. $28-$68. Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center, 1 Galambos Way, Sandy Springs. 404-881-8885, www.atlantaopera.org.

Anjelah Johnson. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11. $36.75-$56.75. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. www.cobbenergycentre.com.

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"

Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre. Now in its third season, this group of former Atlanta Ballet artists reprises "Lore," an original work about a community's chosen storyteller and the passing of his gift through the family line. Oct. 11-20. $35-60. Deer Hollow at Serenbe, 8455 Atlanta Newnan Road, Chattahoochee Hills. 470-733-8274, www.terminus-serenbe.com.

"Once." The winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards, including best musical, returns for one night only. 8 p.m. Oct. 12. $30-$79. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. foxtheatre.org.

Rodney Carrington. 7 p.m. Oct. 12. $44.75 and up. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. www.cobbenergycentre.com.

"U Up?" live. 8 p.m. Oct. 12. $35-$37.50. Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta. www.thebuckheadtheatreatl.com.

Rickey Smiley. 8 p.m. Oct. 19. $40-$80. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. www.cobbenergycentre.com.

Marc Maron. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19. $35-$45. Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St. NW, Atlanta. www.tabernacleatl.com.

No Sleep podcast live. 8 p.m. Oct. 19. $25-$28. City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta. 404-946-3791, citywinery.com/atlanta.

Trisha Yearwood will play a hometown show of sorts this fall. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

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MUSIC

The ASO performs Windborne's The Music of the Rolling Stones. 8 p.m. Oct. 11. $29.50-$99.50. Atlanta Symphony Hall, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. atlantasymphony.org.

Dean Lewis. 8 p.m. Oct. 11. $29.50-$35. Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta. www.thebuckheadtheatreatl.com.

R&B Replay. 7 p.m. Oct. 11. $36-$76. Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre, 5239 Floyd Road, Mableton. mablehouse.org.

Rotey, Lukas Conner. 8 p.m. Oct. 11. $10. Smith's Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com.

Wire & Wood Alpharetta Music Festival. Includes more than 20 artists on 7 stages, including headliners G. Love and Special Sauce and Maggie Rose. 4-10 p.m. Oct. 11-12. Free. 20 S. Main St., Alpharetta. wireandwoodalpharetta.com.

Chicago. 8 p.m. Oct. 12. $30.50-$100.50. Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park, 4469 Stella Drive, Atlanta. livenation.com.

HipHop Yoga Warriors & Mimosas. 11 a.m. Oct. 12. $30. City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta. 404-946-3791, citywinery.com/atlanta.

Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho" in concert with ASO. 8 p.m. Oct. 12. $39.50-$79. Atlanta Symphony Hall, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. atlantasymphony.org.

Just Friends. 7 p.m. Oct. 12. $15. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

Princess, the Jays, Ozello, Railslide, House of Now. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12. $8. Smith's Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com.

Twenty One Pilots. 8 p.m. Oct. 12. $59.50-$79.50. State Farm Arena, 1 State Farm Drive, Atlanta. statefarmarena.com.

Berner. 8 p.m. Oct. 13. $16-$20. Aisle 5, 1123 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta. aisle5atl.com.

Trisha Yearwood. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13. $46.50-$66.50. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. www.cobbenergycentre.com.

Howard Hewett. 8 p.m. Oct. 13. $35-$50. City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta. 404-946-3791, citywinery.com/atlanta.

Steel Panther. 8 p.m. Oct. 13. $27.50-$35. Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta. www.thebuckheadtheatreatl.com.

Themestock VIII. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13. $10. Smith's Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com.

ZZ Top, Cheap Trick. 7 p.m. Oct. 13. $29.50-$199.50. Ameris Bank Amphitheatre, 2200 Encore Parkway, Alpharetta. livenation.com.

Igor and Red Elvises. 7 p.m. Oct. 14. $10. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

Pony Bradshaw. 8 p.m. Oct. 14. $10. Smith's Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com.

Maggie Rogers. 8 p.m. Oct. 14. $29.50-$45. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. foxtheatre.org.

Slum Village. 8 p.m. Oct. 14. $26-$36. City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta. 404-946-3791, citywinery.com/atlanta.

The Aquadolls. 7 p.m. Oct. 15. $12. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

Yung Bae. 9 p.m. Oct. 15. $15. Aisle 5, 1123 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta. aisle5atl.com.

Melanie Martinez. 8 p.m. Oct. 15. $36. Coca-Cola Roxy, 800 Battery Ave., Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, www.cocacolaroxy.com.

The Mighty Pines. 8 p.m. Oct. 15. $8. Smith's Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com.

Amon Amarth. 7 p.m. Oct. 16. $30-$45. Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St. NW, Atlanta. www.tabernacleatl.com.

Balkun Brothers, Electrochemical. 8 p.m. Oct. 16. $8. Smith's Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com.

Face to Face, Lagwagon. 6:30 p.m. Oct. 16. $29.50. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

Bobby Rusy. 8 p.m. Oct. 16. $25-$35. City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta. 404-946-3791, citywinery.com/atlanta.

The Legendary Pink Dots. 7 p.m. Oct. 16. $22. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

Swervedriver. 7 p.m. Oct. 16. $20. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

Bast, Voltage Hawk, Kaato. 8:30 p.m. Oct. 17. $8. Smith's Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com.

Capstan, Rarity, Neverkept. 6:30 p.m. Oct. 17. $13. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

Billy Currington. 8 p.m. Oct. 17. $37.50-$77.50. Coca-Cola Roxy, 800 Battery Ave., Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, www.cocacolaroxy.com.

Mike Watt. 8 p.m. Oct. 17. $20-$22. The EARL, 488 Flat Shoals Ave. SE, Atlanta. www.badearl.com.

Sam Bush. 8 p.m. Oct. 17. $40-$46. City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta. 404-946-3791, citywinery.com/atlanta.

JP Harris, Nikki and the Phantom Callers. 8 p.m. Oct. 17. $10. Smith's Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com.

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 13:  Fantasia performs onstage at All-Star Lineup Pays Tribute At "Aretha! A GRAMMY Celebration For The Queen Of Soul at The Shrine Auditorium on January 13, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images for NARAS)

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Fantasia, Robin Thicke, Tank. 8 p.m. Oct. 18. $48.50-$128.50. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. foxtheatre.org.

Bars & Melody. 6 p.m. Oct. 18. $20. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

Ray Fulcher, Jordan Rager, Cody Bolden. 9 p.m. Oct. 18. $12. Smith's Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com.

Meute. 7 p.m. Oct. 18. $16. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

Post Malone. 8 p.m. Oct. 18. $94.50-$194.50. State Farm Arena, 1 State Farm Drive, Atlanta. statefarmarena.com.

Wilco. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18. $27-$159.50. Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park, 4469 Stella Drive, Atlanta. livenation.com.

X Ambassadors. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18. $32.78-$57.78. Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St. NW, Atlanta. www.tabernacleatl.com.

Ledisi. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18. $39.50-$99.50. Atlanta Symphony Hall, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. atlantasymphony.org.

We Banjo 3. 8 p.m. Oct. 18. $16-$22. City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta. 404-946-3791, citywinery.com/atlanta.

Tenor Ian Bostridge will join jazz pianist Brad Mehldau for an original song cycle, “The Folly of Desire,” at Emory University’s Schwartz Center on Oct. 18. Contributed by Sim Canetty-Clarke

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Brad Mehldau, piano, and Ian Bostridge, tenor. 8 p.m. Oct. 18. $47-$55. Emerson Concert Hall, Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, 1700 N. Decatur Road. 404-727-5050, arts.emory.edu.

Musical Confluence of East & West: An Indonesian gamelan music performance. 7 p.m. Oct. 19. $10 suggested donation. Performing Arts Studio, 1804 North Decatur Road, Atlanta. arts.emory.edu.

Emory Wind Ensemble. 8 p.m. Oct. 19. Free. Emerson Concert Hall, Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, 1700 N. Decatur Road, Atlanta. 404-727-5050, arts.emory.edu.

Ray Lamontagne. 8 p.m. Oct. 19. $39.50-$125.50. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. foxtheatre.org.

The Queers, Treephort, Rapid Randy. 9 p.m. Oct. 19. $8. Smith's Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com.

Carrie Underwood. 7 p.m. Oct. 19. $49-$275. State Farm Arena, 1 State Farm Drive, Atlanta. statefarmarena.com.

Johns Creek Chorale: "The Road Not Taken." The chorale begins its 2019-2020 season with a program that includes works by American, Estonian, Latvian and Welsh creators. With the Tapestry Women's Ensemble and the Chamber Choir. $10-$15. 7 p.m. Oct. 19 at Johns Creek United Methodist Church, 11180 Medlock Bridge Road, Johns Creek, and 3 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Kingswood United Methodist Church, 4896 N. Peachtree Road, Dunwoody. thejohnscreekchorale.com.

“Heidi’s Wedding” (2019) by Chris Verene, from his solo show “Home Movies” at Marcia Wood Gallery. Contributed by Marcia Wood Gallery

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VISUAL ARTS

Al Clayton: "Unseen Atlanta." Clifton Sanctuary Ministries along with Atlanta Community Food Bank will be holding a fundraising event featuring photographs from esteemed photographer Al Clayton. This exhibit will include a series of photographs titled Bum Raps that depicts homeless residents in Atlanta in the 1980s, along with Clayton's Still Hungry in America photos, a series of Club Kids in the '90s and photos from Ken Burns' PBS documentary, Country Music. Some of the photos will be for sale. 7-9:30 p.m. Oct. 12. $75 (include food and drinks). EBD4, 2382 Chamblee Tucker Road, Chamblee. www.cliftonsanctuary.com.

"Chris Verene: Home Movies." Through Oct. 12. Free. Marcia Wood Gallery, 263 Walker St., Atlanta. 404-827-0030, www.marciawoodgallery.com.

"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.

Sonya Yong James: "Loud Magic." Through Oct. 19. Free. Whitepsace Gallery, 814 Edgewood Ave., Atlanta. 404-688-1892, whitespace814.com.

»»RELATED: Find out more about the show above and see more visual arts highlights coming this fall

"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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