Things to do for October 06, 2011

The Weekender

Partying at Turner Field and a Halloween Warm-Up

Youth is on a quest for the fountain of weekend.

Thursday
Friday
A Because-You-Can Festival Road Trip
MOON FACED

A Because-You-Can Festival Road Trip

Suggestion: leave the office early tomorrow, scoop up someone who looks better in a sundress than you and head to Callaway Gardens. Also, get a room... because the Harvest Moon Festival is happening all weekend—live music, alfresco pop-up kitchens and giant projection screens for your pigskinning needs. Mostly the watching football ones.

Oct 6-9, $31-$279, Callaway Gardens, 5887 Georgia Hwy 354, Pine Mountain (festival grounds on US Hwy 27 at Robin Lake Beach entrance), 800-225-5292, tickets and info here

Saturday
What to Do with an Empty Turner Field
BRAVES NEW WORLD

What to Do with an Empty Turner Field

Well, Turner Field is a ghost town. Damn shame, really. The bright side: you’ll have your run of the place at the Great Atlanta Beer Fest, where you’ll catch a few games in the Chop House while sampling hundreds of beers from Ommegang to Smuttynose. The Braves would’ve wanted it this way.

An SNL-Themed Dry Run for Halloween
LIVE ACTION

An SNL-Themed Dry Run for Halloween

So there’s this party at the zoo. It’s not very zoo-y, though. In fact, it’s more Saturday Night Live-y than anything else. Yes, it’s an SNL-themed costume party/impromptu Halloween dry run. So many options: Cajun Man, Blues Brothers... those guys who put things in boxes. It’s still a zoo though, so be careful with that one.

Churches, Apparently for Partying Now
HOLY SPIRIT

Churches, Apparently for Partying Now

Randomly enough, there’s a whole mess of musical artsy-ness in your immediate future. We’re talking independent short films, a DJ who likes to combine electronica with classical music, and some clarinet and cello players recreating Mozart tunes. Oh, and this is all happening in a church. Hey, we said randomly.

Sunday
Tossing Bean Bags into Holes. For Glory.
CORN SUPREMACY

Tossing Bean Bags into Holes. For Glory.

Ah, cornhole. Leisure sport of choice for noblemen, elitists... and the occasional floppy-haired college student. Head to Piedmont Park this Sunday for a double-elimination tournament complete with beer, cocktails and fistfuls of cash for first- and second-place victors. And by fistfuls, we mean not quite fistfuls. Still, beer and cornhole.

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