Atlanta Veterans Day Parade Celebrate Veterans Day by heading to downtown Atlanta to watch the Veterans Day Parade. The U.S. Army's Silver Wings Parachute Team will provide a special demonstration at the conclusion of the parade at around 12:30 p.m. Free. 11:11 a.m. Sat., Nov. 10. Downtown Atlanta (near Centennial Olympic Park and Georgia Aquarium). www.gavetsdayparade.org.
Marietta Veterans Day Parade and Ceremony On Saturday, the city of Marietta and the Marietta Kiwanis Club invite you to honor the community's veterans with a parade and ceremony on the square. Come and watch our troops, marching bands, floats, and drill teams. Then at noon, retired U.S. Navy Adm. James O. Ellis will give a keynote speech at Glover Park. 11 a.m. Sat,, Nov. 10. Marietta Square, Marietta. 770-794-5502. www.mariettaga.gov.
Atlanta National Veterans’ Day Run National Veterans Day Run returns to 10 cities across the United States, including Atlanta. The event is your opportunity to say “thank you” to those that have or are currently serving in the United States military. $11-$69.50. Sun., Nov. 11. Piedmont Park, 1071 Piedmont Ave. www.veteransdayrun.com.
Our Creative Loafing election guide dissects the thorny issues and the different stances of the candidates in today's election so you'll be informed as you go to the polls.
But did you know that after you vote, you may have another big choice to make? And this one's actually fun and easy and brings you into contact with great art.
In honor of election day, the High Museum of Art is offering "Pay-As-You-Wish" admission. After you pick a president at the polls, you can then pick how much you pay—whether that's a couple Abe Lincolns or a Jefferson—at the admissions counter for the High Museum. And since admission includes access to the permanent collection and to great new exhibits like "Fast-Forward: Modern Moments" and "Hard Truths: The Art of Thornton Dial," this is definitely one election day choice where everybody wins.
The High is open today, Tuesday, November 6, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The last ticket each day is issued one hour prior to closing. For more information, visit the High.
Kill Your Darlings Writing Workshop
Monday, Nov. 5, 7-10 p.m.
Park Grounds in Reynoldstown
The popular bi-weekly writing workshop will be back in action this Monday at Park Grounds in Reynoldstown. Come bearing your latest poems, essays, or novel excerpts and join in. Or if you like, just come to get to know the community with or without writing in tow.
Those are just a couple of the intriguing questions which will come under consideration this Tuesday, October 30, at 7 p.m. at the Goat Farm Arts Center. In a discussion titled “Pushing Culture as a Farm,” Goat Farm owner Anthony Harper will talk about the philosophy behind the Goat Farm as a for-profit arts organization.
From costume parties to haunted houses to zombie apocalypses, here's a roundup of fun events to get you in the Halloween mood.
Chamber of Horror ATL’s best intown haunted house is back for another season of scaring the souls out of people! After evading from ghouls, quench your thirst at Masquerade’s full bar. There will also be live music. This is an 18+/adult-only house of horror. $17-$45. Through October 31. Sun.-Thurs., 8 p.m.-midnight; Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.-1 a.m.; Fri.-Sat., Nov. 2-3, 8 p.m.-midnight. Masquerade, 695 North Ave. 404-577-8178. www.chambersofhorroratl.com.
Atlanta Zombie Apocalypse It’s zombie-hunting season! Shoot zombies in Zombie Shoot, flee from the living dead in Cursed of the Undead, or fight off zombies and the CDD (Center for Disease Development) in ZWAR. $20-$60. Thurs.-Sun., Oct. 25-28; Wed., Oct. 31. Safety Wolf Sports Facility, 4215 Thurman Road, Conley. www.atlantazombie.com.
Boos and Brews On Oct. 26, SweetWater Brewery will provide great-tasting brew to ward off evil spirits. The entry fee gets you a souvenir pint glass, SweetWater beer, and unlimited music. You can also enter the costume contest. $38. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Fri., Oct. 26. SweetWater Brewery, 195 Ottley Drive. 404-691-2537. www.sweetwaterbrew.com.
Capturing the Spirit of Oakland: 2012 Halloween Tours Venture through Oakland Cemetery with caution as you listen to stories of historical Atlantan figures ... along with tales of murder and mayhem. There will also be music and fortune telling. $10-$20. 5:30 p.m. Fri.-Sun., Oct. 26-28. Oakland Cemetery, 248 Oakland Ave. 404-688-2107. www.oaklandcemetry.com.
The Goat Farm + Scoutmob Halloween Party Part II Escape the dreadful world and join the Goat Farm and Scoutmob for a night of spectacles and crazy fun. The event features live performances, the Avant-Garde Lounge, and light installations. The Anointed Voices of Higher Ground Gospel Choir will make a special appearance at the party. There will also be food trucks, a photo booth, party jams by DJs Kid Pyramid and Lash LaRue (aka the Thunderbuck Ram Soundsystem), science experiments, and more. $40. 8 p.m. Sat., Oct. 27. The Goat Farm, 1200 Foster St. secure.scoutmob.com/hand-picked/halloween-1.
This Halloween season, why not kick things off by revisiting the great grand-daddy of all scary movie vampires with a viewing of the 1922 silent film classic Nosferatu? The film will have three free screenings this week at the Goat Farm Arts Center on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday nights, October 24-26, at 9 p.m. each night. Even better: The films will have live musical accompaniment performed by Atlanta composer and musician Felipe Barral. All the screenings are free and open to the public.
Last year's Symphony Associates' Casino Night fundraiser was such a success that the organization is doubling the number of gaming tables for this year's event, which takes place this Friday night, October 19, beginning at 8 p.m. at Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead, featuring Vegas-style games including poker, blackjack, craps, and roulette. Don't hate the game, don't hate the player. Enjoy both.
At the end of the evening, all guests will be able to cash their chips in for raffle tickets. The grand prize of the evening is a one-week stay at Le Perchoir — a “petite maison de village” located in Haut de Cagnes and overlooking the town of Cagnes sur Mer and the Côte d’Azur. (We'd totally be into it if we didn't already have a petite maison de village in Haut de Cagnes overlooking the town of Cagnes sur Mer and the Côte d’Azur).
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