NOVEMBER 22 THURSDAY
Venture into Atlanta for a THANKSGIVING DINNER free from holiday clichés. The posh four-course menu at the Dining Room at the Ritz-Carlton gives the classics an upgrade. An exotic dinner at Imperial Fez features Moroccan-style turkey, while Fire of Brazil serves traditional Thanksgiving fare and an array of not-so-traditional meats including boar, ostrich, alligator, venison and kangaroo. Prices and times vary. Dining Room at the Ritz-Carlton Buckhead, 3434 Peachtree Road. 404-240-7035. www.ritzcarlton.com. Imperial Fez, 2285 Peachtree Road. 404-351-0870. www.imperialfez.com. Fire of Brazil, 218 Peachtree St. 404-525-5255. www.fireofbrazil.com. (Emily Hansen)
NOVEMBER 22 THURSDAY
About 3,000 turkeys, 600 cases of collard greens and 450 cases of cranberry sauce are only part of the spread at the 38th HOSEA FEED THE HUNGRY AND HOMELESS THANKSGIVING DINNER FEAST. In addition to serving more than 20,000 steaming hot, seven-course meals for needy Atlantans, HFTH also offers hot showers and toiletries, clothing, church services, counseling, medical check-ups and free calls to family. Donations and help are still needed. Volunteers should preregister before the event. Free. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Turner Field, 755 Hank Aaron Drive. 404-755-3353. www.hoseafeedthehungry.com. (Katy Wood)
NOVEMBER 23 FRIDAY
The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra brings THE WIZARD OF OZ to the Thanksgiving table this weekend with a screening of the classic film accompanied by a live performance of the original score. The film has been digitally remastered, and guests of all ages are encouraged to dress as their favorite characters. There's no place like Symphony Hall for music and a movie. $25-$45. Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 2 p.m. Symphony Hall, 1280 Peachtree St. 404-253-5937. www.atlantasymphony.org. (Helen Herbst)
NOV. 29-DEC. 22 THEATRE DECATUR'S HALL OF TREES Decorated trees and wreaths from city artists and designers. www.theatredecatur.com.
NOV. 30 GWAR Spews blood and guts at the Masquerade. www.ticketmaster.com.
DEC. 1 CALL TO ACTION: A SUSTAINING PRESENCE, A SUSTAINABLE PLATFORM AIDS Survival Project's black-tie event intended to help erase the disease's stigma in honor of World AIDS Day. www.aidssurvivalproject.org.