Happenings for the Weekend of October 19th

Friday, October 19, 8 p.m. - 11 p.m.
The Creatives Project's Annual Exhibition & Benefit
The Goat Farm Arts Center

We've always picked up what TCP's been putting down for Atlanta for the last year and a half, and now's the time to celebrate. The nonprofit arts org, which supports local creatives and provides the community with arts-based education, is hosting their annual fundraiser with an exhibition, "Covergence: Six Artists, One Space," featuring the work of TCP's artists-in-studio residents. Also on the evening's agenda: TCP will introduce their 2012 residents and host live music performances. $15 in advance, $20 at the door, priceless for those who dig supporting the arts in ATL. More info.

Deal Nearby: Bone Lick BBQ

Friday, October 20, 8 p.m. & Saturday, October 21, 8 p.m.
The Ghastly Dreadfuls: The Last Ghast
Center for Puppetry Arts

The songs, dances, specters, and a creepy cemetery are back, and it's your last chance (ever!) to catch this classic Halloween favorite. More info.

Deal Nearby: Piola

Friday, October 19, 8 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Opening Night: Elevate 2012
Carnegie Education Pavilion at Hardy Ivy Park

It's back: a week's worth of free contemporary art goodness is again descending upon Downtown, and the action kicks off on Friday with a night of interactive video experience, "Banho de Luz: A Light Bath Ritual." (Keep an eye on Elevate for more happenings in the next week.) More info.

Deal Nearby: Roll Me Sushi

Saturday, October 20, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Third Annual Market Mash-Up
Peachtree Road Farmers Market (at the Cathedral of St. Philip)

The vendors of one of Atlanta's best farmers markets are throwing down the gauntlet in this dish-off, using market ingredients. $5 gets you a pass to taste those dishes and vote for your favorite. And don't pass up the silent auction: goods from Empire State South, Miller Union, Riverview Farms, and more are up for grabs. More info.

Deal Nearby: Fantasyland Records

Saturday, October 20, 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Far East Dogs Debut
The Irwin Street Market

We never even knew we wanted a hotdog slathered in kimchee, but we do, and Far East Dogs read our mind. (KimcheESP? Sorry.) The latest addition to the Irwin Street Market makes their grand debut with tastes of Thai, Korean, and Filipino-inspired dawgs. More info.

Deal Nearby: Mr. & Mrs. Einstein's

Saturday, October 20, 11:30 a.m.
The Great Cidering of 2012
3899 N Goddard Road

Since their inception, Concrete Jungle has scurried up into countless ignored fruit trees throughout the city, and scrounged up over 10,000 pounds of produce that they've donated to organizations serving the hungry. Help 'em celebrate their awesomeness with an autumn jamboree of fresh-squeezed cider, live music, and revelry. While you're in that neck of the woods, stop by the Arabia Mountain Fall Festival to make it a perfect fall Saturday. Facebook event page.

Sunday, October 21, 12 p.m. - 8 p.m.
2nd Annual King of Pops Field Day
Masquerade Music Park

The King has invited his subjects to his court for an afternoon of free fun, including bands, carnival games, plenty of food truck eats, yoga, a Beltline walk, and more. We can only hope and pray that the revered Thai Iced Tea pop will make an appearance. More info.

Deal Nearby: Gekko Sushi

Saturday, October 20, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m..
H&F Bread Co. Open House
H&F Bread (1401 Ellsworth Industrial Blvd.)

The purveyors of some of the finest carbs in Atlanta are opening their doors to the public for an afternoon of tours, demos, and... yes... samples. Reservations are recommended (not required) and can be made by emailing barbpires@hfbreadco.com. More info.

Deal Nearby: Gigi's Cupcakes

Saturday, October 20, 10:30 p.m.
The YES Girls
Village Theatre

Subversive humor? Glam? Camp? Count us in. The raucous YES Girls unite to show off their live sketches, song parodies, and original videos. Grown-ups only, y'all. More info.

Deal Nearby: Pizzeria Vesuvius

Sunday, October 21, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
AIDSWalk Atlanta
Piedmont Park

Stretch out the hammies and strap on those Keds, because this is the biggest AIDS-related fundraiser in the Southeast. Whether you're a tortoise, a hare, or simply someone who might enjoy a 5K walk in the park, we're hereby encouraging you to pony up the $10 (walkers) or $30 (runners) for a jaunt to help humanity. More info.

Deal Nearby: Groovy Smoothie

Sunday, October 21, 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Boxerstock 2012
Jim Miller Park

Man, who doesn't love a good boxer? Not the Mike Tyson kind. This kind. (Oh, Harvey!) Aside from the joy of being surrounded by dozens of scrunch-faced pups, this event promises a whole day of live music, plus vendors, face-painting, canine agility demonstrations, and more. Maybe Harvey will be there? Maybe? More info.

Deal Nearby: Siam Square Thai Cuisine Sunday, October 21, 2 p.m. - 12 a.m.
Purge ATL Apocalypse 2012
97 Estoria

If the world were ending Monday, this might just be where we'd want to spend our last day. At least for long enough to catch a handful of live bands, Cousin Dan as the emcee, beer shotgunning contests, and a PUPPY KISSING BOOTH. Well played, Purge. More Info

Deal Nearby: Noni's Bar & Deli

Sunday, October 21, 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Batdorf & Bronson Music Night
Batdorf & Bronson Coffee Roastery (1530 Carroll Drive NW)

Fine coffee from B&B, fine musicians from the ASO Youth Orchestra, all to benefit a very fine organization, the Atlanta Community Food Bank (tickets are $20). More info.

Deal Nearby: Bone Lick BBQ

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