Starting today and recurring on a special schedule through November 9, you can begin scaring yourself to death at Netherworld Haunted House, which in addition to four escape rooms has two new haunts this year: “Night of the Gorgon” (Evil apocalyptic cults! Medusan warriors! The Unspeakable Nightmare from Below!) and “Cold Blooded” (Weaponized cloned prehistoric reptilian alien experimentation! Yay!). Good luck sleeping tonight.
Cost: $20 - $60
You may not have heard of the Westobou Festival, but Janelle Monae, Ira Glass, and others have performed or made appearances at the annual Augusta get-together where there will be performance art, exhibits, live music, and dancing from a beatboxing saxophonist and a viola-accompanied “jookin” dancer, a free screening of Gremlins, poetry readings, modular synth meditation and yoga, gallery tours, dinner parties, and more until Sunday evening.
Cost: $30 - $125
Tonight and monthly on every first Thursday through December, the Home Depot Backyard at Mercedes-Benz Stadium is hosting a big Night Market event, where there’ll be plenty of great local food and drink, live music, and a shopping area for quirky gifts curated by Indie Craft Experience. Starting at 6pm you can get tickets for three food samples and two drinks, and start biting and sipping on cocktails made by Kellie Thorn of Empire State South, and eats from Howard Hsu from Sweet Auburn BBQ, Nick Leahy of AIX and Tin Tin, and lots more.
Cost: Free admission; $25 per food/drink ticket
Ponce City Market
The Slow Fashion Symposium isn’t just what your partner calls the amount of time it takes you to get dressed every morning; it’s the idea of ethical and sustainable fashion that still keeps you sexy. There’ll be panel discussions, yoga sessions, parties, brunches, sewing classes, stitching workshops, and of course a marketplace for you to purchase gear.
Cost: $60 - $120
A creative gang of storytellers who love ATL just as much as you, if not more, will be telling love stories about the city onstage at the Windmill Arts Center for Pop-Up Zine, a live storytelling performance inspired by the critically acclaimed national tour.