October’s here at last and so is the weekend! Celebrate properly with some quality activities. From food & drink festivals to live music, we’ve got you covered! So sit back, relax, and get ready for one fantastic weekend!
Thursday October 3 through Sunday October 6 – Atlanta Greek Festival @ Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation
The tradition continues as, once again, the Atlanta Greek Community opens its doors, its arms and its kitchens to the city with the Atlanta Greek Festival. For the 38th year, the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation, on Clairmont Road, will be hosting the annual Atlanta Greek Festival. The fun starts tonight and continues through Sunday October 6th!
Come for cooking demos, authentic Greek food, entertainment, kids activities and more!
The first of Spunk’s stories, “Sweat,” tells of a young washer woman who is abused and betrayed by her estranged husband, and her ultimate triumph over him. The second story, “Story in Harlem Slang,” is told in 1940’s Harlemese. It is the tale of two street lotharios trying to out-hustle each other. The third and final tale, “The Gilded Six Bits,” is a bittersweet story of an adoring husband’s betrayal by his loving but innocent wife.
The festival features jazz greats Gerald Albright, Phil Perry, Jeff Lorber and Ken Ford. If you have any love for jazz, don’t miss this show!
Gates open at 6pm. Lawn TIX are $15. Reserved seats are $25.
Walking the lines of country, rock, pop, and folk, Green River Ordinance is a band that constantly challenges the borders of genre. However as their music music continues to mature and change, GRO still holds true to the pursuit of music that speaks to the soul and moves your feet!
Doors open at 7:30pm. Tickets are $10 in advance.
When Cody ChesnuTT released The Headphone Masterpiece in 2002, the music world noticed. ChesnuTT was exactly what music should be. His 36-song masterpiece (the title is not an empty boast) easily encompassed R&B and hip-hop with funk, classic rock, gospel, and even a touch of punk.
Doors open at 8pm. Tickets are $15 in advance.
When it came time for the Dodos to begin writing their fifth LP, Carrier, singer/guitarist Meric Long wanted to start over. The uncertainty of the band’s trajectory as well as the passing of guitarist Chris Reimer brought about a reassessment of things within the band, and in particular Long’s songwriting. But for a band briefly in flux, it’s clear now that the Dodos’ outlook on the future has never looked more certain.
Doors open at 9pm. Tickets are $14 in advance.
Based on playwright Nelson’s own story, we meet Joan, an editor, as she receives an unexpected phone call from Nick, the fire captain. He requests her help on composing the many eulogies he must deliver at memorial services for the men he lost on 9/11. As the afternoon wanes, a friendship grows while the two navigate the emotional landscape of grief, drawing on humor and the bonds of a common humanity.
This show features Mystikal, J. Holiday, Sunshine Anderson and Comedian Ronnie Jordan.
Gates open at 5 PM. Lawn TIX are $25, reserved seats are $37.
Beloved alternative band, Emmet Swimming play their home state on Saturday at The State Theatre!
For the past seventeen years Conley has been bearing his soul and reinventing his musical identity with each successive step, a process that is clearly culminating with Saves The Day’s seventh full-length Daybreak. Saves the Day’s latest disc sees Conley moving past the anger and frustration that has defined the band’s last two albums and rediscovering a sense of wonder with the world that he can’t wait to share with his listeners.
Doors at 7:30 PM. TIX $15 in advance, $18 day of show.
Event begins at 2 PM.
Want to know more before you go? Check out our write-up on the Field of Greens Festival!
Doors open at 11 AM.