August 31 - September 2
Decatur Book Festival
We have neither the time nor the vocabulary to express exactly why you should attend this festival, so we'll be brief: no, you absolutely should not miss this. Yes, you can come in your Dragoncon costume. More info.
Saturday, September 1, 12 p.m.
ONE Music Fest
Stretch your hamstrings and slam a wheatgrass or three: this Saturday, artists of the hip-hop, indie, and electro persuasions (along with a slew of live DJs) alight upon the Masquerade for a dance marathon of semi-epic proportions. More info.
Saturday, September 1, 11:45 p.m.
Dragon*Con Burlesque: A Glamor Geek Revue
If you're heading to the Con, it is imperative that you make a stop to see Talloolah Love and her crew of sultry vixens show off their seductive moves. Facebook event page.
Sunday, September 2, 10 a.m.
World-Famous Drive Invasion
ATL's best and only drive-in theatre is throwing down in true form this Sunday, and it's worth marching through your cookout hangover to participate. Bands, car shows, movies, revelry, and... what's that you say? DragonCon? Well, in the words of the Drive Invasion folks themselves: "It's Sunday. By then everything good at DragonCon has gone back to Mom's Basement, so who cares?" Tickets and info.
Sunday, September 2
Baudelaire's Birthday Celebration Sale
Paris on Ponce
The most dapper pug in Midtown celebrates his day of birth in true PoP style: with a big, fat sale at Paris on Ponce. Card-carrying pug and French bulldog owners get an extra discount (but you gotta bring that pup for proof). More info.
Sunday, September 2, 12 p.m. - 10 p.m.
The Atlanta Caribbean Jerk Festival
Labor Day Weekend may normally involve pulled pork and smoked wings, but we suggest spicing your 'cue up a notch. Spend your Sunday smearing spicy, delicious jerk sauce on your face while shaking it to live calypso and reggae tunes. More info.