Things to do Sept. 21-23: Tour of homes, ballet and Tucktoberfest

Smith Family Farm guests make a corn husk doll during the Atlanta History Center’s Fall Folklife Festival.CREDIT: JASON HALES/ATLANTA HISTORY CENTER
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Smith Family Farm guests make a corn husk doll during the Atlanta History Center’s Fall Folklife Festival.CREDIT: JASON HALES/ATLANTA HISTORY CENTER

You can shop for gems, watch the Georgia Ballet perform “The Legend of Sleep Hollow” or take the “Fourth Ward Tour of Homes 2018.”

There’s no shortage of things to do this weekend in and around Atlanta.

You can also check out author Carol Anderson, an Emory University professor, who will discuss and sign copies of her new book, “One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression is Destroying Our Democracy,” on Sept. 21.

Here are some suggestions for your weekend.

BELLPOINT GEM SHOW

This is for the jewelry maker in you. This weekend you can go on a shopping spree, courtesy of Mother Nature. The Bellpoint Gem Show will be held Friday through Sunday at the Cobb County Civic Center. There will be gem dealers from around the world selling minerals, fossils, jewelry, beads, gems, rocks, crystals and healing stones.

Bellpoint Gem Show. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 21-Sept 22. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 23. $5. Children under 16 free with paying adult. Cobb County Civic Center, 548 South Marietta Parkway S.E., Marietta. bellpointpromotions.com

“THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW”

The Georgia Ballet presents a newly choreographed ballet, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” Sept. 21-Sept. 23 at the Jennie T. Anderson Theater in Marietta.

The performance opens with Act II of “Swan Lake,” a classical ballet that tells the tragic love story between a swan and a prince.

“The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” is based on the story by Washington Irving. This story follows the journey of Ichabod Crane, a teacher who travels to the village of Sleepy Hollow to teach school children. He quickly learns of the haunting of Sleepy Hollow and hears stories of the supernatural. He falls in love with Katrina, the daughter of a successful farmer. Ichabod intends to win her love, but is not the only suitor who seeks her hand.

The Friday evening performance is sensory friendly. The show will be shortened and adjusted for children and adults with various visual and auditory sensitivities.

"The Legend Of Sleep Hollow." 7 p.m. Sept. 21 . 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Sept. 22 . 2 p.m. 5:30 p.m. Sept. 23. $13-$38. Jennie T. Anderson Theater at the Cobb County Civic Center, 548 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta. www.georgiaballet.org

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AUTHOR CAROL ANDERSON

Emory University Professor Carol Anderson will discuss and sign copies of her new book, “One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression is Destroying Our Democracy,” at 7 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History.

In “One Person, No Vote,” Anderson chronicles the rollbacks to African-American participation in the vote since the 2013 Supreme Court decision that gutted the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Anderson is also the author of “White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide.” She is the Charles Howard Candler Professor and Chair of African American Studies at Emory .

The event is hosted by the Auburn Avenue Research Library and Charis Books and More/Charis Circle.

Carol Anderson. 7 p.m. Sept. 21. Free. Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History, 101 Auburn Ave. N.E. www.afpls.org/aarl.

FALL FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL

This year’s Fall Folklife Festival will have a distinct smoky flavor as it focuses on barbecue traditions of Native Americans, African Americans and Americans of European descent in conjunction with the new History Center exhibition. “Barbecue Nation.”

Regional cultural expressions also will be explored at the annual festival, which will be held Sept. 22 at the History Center and Smith Family Farm, a preserved 1860s farmstead.

It will feature two representatives of the Muscogee Creek Nation of Oklahoma. Joyce and Turner Bear, retired educators, will speak about Native American traditional foods.

Highlights include grilling demonstrations; a Folk Art Marketplace featuring 20 or so painters, potters, fiber, and found-object artists, most of them self-taught; and acoustic sets by the FlatPickin’ Inc. band. There will also be demonstrations of crafts and folkways such as blacksmithing and food preservation. Visitors can also create their own pinch pots and corn husk dolls. There will be barbecue and a cash bar.

Fall Folklife Festival. 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 22. Free to members. Non-members: $9-$21.50. Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry Road N.W. 404-814-4000. www.atlantahistorycenter.com.

TUCKTOBERFEST

It’s Tucktoberfest, y’all.

The Tucker Brewing Co. will celebrate its own version of Oktoberfest (that’s Tuckoberfest) with new beer releases, polka music, German food, hot air balloon rides, carnival rides and other activities for the whole family , beginning at noon on Sept. 22 in Tucker.

Ticket includes admission, plus four half-liter (or two one-liter) draft beers, as well as the opportunity to participate in games, carnival rides and a costume contest. Additional food and drink available for purchase. Non-beer drinkers can use tickets to buy non-alcoholic beverages. Part of the proceeds from the event will be donated to charity.

Shuttles every 5-10 minutes from the parking lot of Sam’s Club at 1940 Mountain Industrial Blvd. in Tucker.

Print your ticket and bring it with you to the event. No one will be admitted without a ticket.

Tucktoberfest. Noon-9 p.m. Sept. 22. $30. Under 21 is free. Tucker Brewing Co., 2003 South Bibb Drive, Tucker. Tuckerbrewing.com.

“FALL IN THE FOURTH TOUR OF HOMES 2018”

Enjoy the charm of the city’s Old Fourth Ward during the annual “Fall in the Fourth Tour of Homes,” which will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.Sept. 23 .

The tour features a wide variety of living spaces including lofts, classic architecture, and contemporary designs.

Tour proceeds will benefit the Old Fourth Ward’s local schools, community groups, charities and Boulevard Corridor beautification projects.

The tour kicks off at Hope-Hill Elementary School, 112 Boulevard N.E.

“Fall in the Fourth Tour of Homes 2018.” 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 23. $25. Tour begins at Hope-Hill Elementary School, 112 Boulevard Ave. N.E., Atlanta.

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