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Taste of Atlanta, Candler Park Fall Fest and more

OCTOBER 12 FRIDAY

The season for spooks has finally arrived, and ART Station has prepared a tricky treat for families. A TOUR OF SOUTHERN GHOSTS combines storytelling and Georgia history in a tour of Stone Mountain Park's Antebellum Plantation. The 45-minute tour showcases the South's most well-known ghosts in tales that are sometimes funny, sometimes scary and a delight for all ages. Through Oct. 31. $3-$12. Times and additional dates vary. Stone Mountain Park, U.S. 78 East, Exit 8. 770-469-1105. www.artstation.org. (Helen Herbst)

OCTOBER 13 SATURDAY

Food's not the only star at this year's TASTE OF ATLANTA. Celebrity chefs Rocco DiSpirito and Ted Allen, along with "Hell's Kitchen" contestant Julia Williams, host cooking demonstrations at the two-day outdoor festival held at Atlantic Station. In addition to food from more than 70 Atlanta restaurants, including Dolce, Mitra and the Sweet Lowdown, Taste of Atlanta will feature wine at Ten Pin Alley, live entertainment and a silent auction benefiting the Hospitality Education Foundation of Georgia. Through Oct. 14. $25-$60. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 171 17th St. 404-875-4434. www.tasteofatlanta.net. (Emily Hansen)

OCTOBER 13 SATURDAY

The image of Chinese women today swapping stories about romantic exploits or complaining about homework would be unthinkable in a time of arranged marriages and all-male schools. The Atlanta Chinese Dance Company charts the changes in image, lifestyle and societal role for Chinese women in NU: PAST AND PRESENT, where styles from ancient dynasties up to technologically advanced modern China are represented. Through Oct. 14. $10-$20. Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. Performing Arts Center at Gwinnett Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. 770-813-7600. www.atlantachinesedance.org. (Adina Fleming)

OCTOBER 13 SATURDAY

Every year the fall season brings withering leaves, rapidly dropping temperatures and, at least for the last seven years, the CANDLER PARK FALL FEST. The family-friendly festival encompasses a larger-than-life artist market and nonstop music showcases, along with an array of activities for children and big kids alike. The weekend's cap-stoned with the 5K Road Race Saturday morning and a tour of vintage homes on Sunday. Through Oct. 14. Festival: free, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Race: $23; 9 a.m. Tour: $12-$15, noon-6 p.m. www.candlerparkfallfest.org. (Clay Duda)

OCT. 19 EARTHA KITT Performs with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. www.ticketmaster.com.

OCT. 18-20 ZOETIC DANCE ENSEMBLE Playful and creative modern dance at 7 Stages Theatre. www.zoeticdance.org.

OCT. 20 BOOK IT: ATLANTA TEEN BOOK FESTIVAL Book chats, signings and more to promote teen literacy. www.intheloopprogram.com/bookit .html.

OCT. 20-21 MOSCOW CATS THEATRE Feline signing, dancing and acrobatics. www.moscowcatstheatre.com.

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