Thursday, October 11 − 13
A3C Hip-Hop Festival
(Check here for locations)

Atlanta's revered three-day hip hop festival is back with performances all around town, from Killer Mike at Masquerade to GZA at Terminal West, not to mention the former Guinness World Record-holder for the fastest rapper in the world. All's we know is, there better be some slow jamz. More info.

Friday, October 12, 6 p.m.
The Food Truck Battle Royale
Atlanta Food Truck Park

It's kind of like The Hunger Games without all that "hunger" nonsense: four local street food chefs will duke it out for the ultimate glory, and you'll be there to enjoy (read: eat) the spoils of war. Tickets

Saturday, October 13, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
YoGaga - Lady Gaga-Inspired Yoga
Piedmont Park

Rock out with your chakras out with Tough Love Yoga in their latest endeavor: down-doggin' it to the sounds of the Lady herself. Yes, before you even ask... costumes are encouraged. More info

Deal Nearby: Groovy Smoothie

Saturday, October 13, 11 a.m.
Atlanta Mattress 500
Atlantic Station

Well, it's a race... with beds... on wheels. Oh, and they're decorated. And it all benefits the Atlanta Furniture Bank. What's not to love? More info.

Deals Nearby: Sole Shoes & Acessories; Fab'rik Boutique

Saturday, October 13, 6:30 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Jazzoo 2012
Zoo Atlanta

Booze, gourmet snacks, music, a raffle ticket for sweet prizes, and the warm-and-fuzzies for helping out one of Atlanta's coolest organizations. Oh, and all the animal-ogling your wild heart could desire. Animal-themed costumes strongly encouraged, besides those inspired by the naked mole rat. Tickets

Deal Nearby: The Lucky Exchange

Saturday, October 13, 7:30 p.m.
Minette Magnifique's "Tricks, Treats, & Tassels: Halloween Burlesque Show"
Jerry Farber's Side Door (3652 Roswell Road)

Forget candy corn — the seductive vixens of Minette Magnifique have a fun-sized treat for you, and it doesn't involve corn syrup. Enjoy the sultry ladies and their smooth moves with this burlesque performance you cannot miss. More info and tickets.

Deal Nearby: Capozzi's New York Deli

Saturday, October 13, 8 p.m.
Culture Shock
High Museum of Art

It's an evening of movement, performance, and inspiration, with appearances from the Atlanta Opera, the Alliance Theatre, Bent Frequency, Forward Fashion Show, Wabi Sabi, and an interactive camera obscura puppet show. (Also included: free access to Andy Warhol's Kitchen, screening in the Rich Theatre.) More info.

Deal Nearby: Piola

Saturday, October 13, 8 p.m.
Pops + Performances
Eastside Trail (Virginia & Monroe)

Free performances, $3 pops, and plenty of outdoor shenanigans on the newest portion of the Beltline. Info

Deal Nearby: Woody's CheeseSteaks

Sunday, October 14, 1 p.m.
Atlanta Pride Parade 2012
From Civic Center to Piedmont Park

Tens of thousands will assemble again for Atlanta's biggest parade, open to anyone and everyone. More info.

Deal Nearby: Woody's CheeseSteaks