Friday, October 14, 6 p.m.
Elevate: Microcosm's Kick-off Block Party
Broad Street SW, Downtown Atlanta
ELEVATE is an annual public arts festival spearheaded by the Mayor's office to activate historic spaces in downtown Atlanta in need of revitalization. The kick-off party takes place on Friday 10/14, but you can check out all of this year's art (for free) through the 21st.
Saturday, October 15, noon - 6 p.m.
Atlanta Radical Book Fair
101 Auburn Ave NE
This inaugural installment of the Atlanta Radical Book Fair will host writers, publishers, artists, activists, and community organizations from the South who share a commitment to creating revolutionary, grassroots social change. The event will host several panels exploring themes such as the Black radical tradition, anti-racism, queer resistance, and the role of visual art in social action. Bring your bucks for the indoor market filled with books, zines, and art.
Saturday, October 15, 4 p.m.
L5P Halloween Parade
Little 5 Points
If you've lost count, this will be the 16th year that Atlanta's most beloved parade will be hitting Euclid and Moreland filled with fiendish floats and ghoulish gangs featuring local Atlanta businesses and organizations. The parade begins at 4 p.m. but the neighborhood festivities begin around noon and last until the later hours. Take a gander at all of the shenanigans on L5P Halloween's official site.
Pro-tip: after the parade, head to the parking lot behind Star Bar to catch ATL band The Midnight Larks at 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 16, 9:30 a.m.
Ceramic Mug Class at Mudfire Clayworks
Decatur, 175 Laredo Dr
MudFire brings the clay and the heat — like 2200° of heat — to the pottery studio for you to hand-build your ceramic masterpieces under the tutelage of seasoned professionals in Decatur. This weekend's class will be devoted to crafting tea and coffee mugs, but check out dates and times for other classes to learn how to make plates, votive holders, and more.
Sunday, October 16, 10 a.m.
Bicycle Tours of Atlanta presents: Fall in Love with Atlanta
Studioplex Lofts, 659 Auburn Ave
Feel like a kid again as you explore Atlanta’s rich history, cool street art and beautiful turn-of-the-century neighborhoods while gliding leisurely through the city’s past and present. This all-inclusive bike tour includes a bike and a helmet so all you have to bring is yourself.