Friday, October 11, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Atlanta Cheese Festival
Park Tavern, 500 10th St. (Midtown)
Over 50 different purveyors of cheese from around the country are alighting upon the grounds of Park Tavern in an all-night homage to fromage (or, as the festival organizers eloquently describe it, a celebration of "milk's leap toward immortality"). Yes, there will be a grilled cheese-off. And you get to be the judge.
Deal nearby: Woody's Cheese Steaks
Friday, October 11, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Jack & Jill Foundation Emerging Leaders Council Event
Monday Night Brewing, 670 Trabert Ave. (Westside)
Each ticket to this shindig gets you six (6!) beers, a souvenir pint glass, a brewery tour and an evening of toasting to the folks working on this seriously noble cause. We'll cheers to that.
Deal nearby: Ben's Brown Bag
Friday, October 11, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 12, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Three Taverns Brewery Grand Opening
Three Taverns Brewery, 121 New St. (Decatur)
We've been eagerly awaiting the heralded opening of the Southeast's first Belgian brewery for months. Now, a couple months after unveiling their New Monastic Series at craft beer bars around Atlanta, Three Taverns is opening their brewery and tasting room to the public. Sounds like grounds for a toast to us.
Deal nearby: Dinner for Two at the Pinewood
Friday, October 11, 8 p.m.
Opening NIght: "The Posters in the Hall"
Octane at the Jane, 437 Memorial Dr. (Grant Park)
Octane Grant Park's very first art show is on the walls, and they're celebrating its inception this very weekend. Expect 100 feet of poster art, from letterpress to screen printing, created by more than a dozen talented local artists.
Deal nearby: Graveyard Tavern
Friday, October 11, 8 p.m.
Vouched + Midwestern Gothic Readings
Highland Ballroom, 644 N. Highland Ave. (Poncey-Highland)
Vouched, Atlanta's own Knights Templar of indie lit, is teaming up with Midwestern Gothic to present an intimate evening of readings from talented writers from Atlanta and beyond.
Deal nearby: Java Vino
Saturday & Sunday, October 12-13
Tour de Farm 2013
This two-day bike tour is a delicious cocktail of fresh air and farm fare, taking its guests everywhere from Le Tre Lune to the Global Growers gardens and supplementing with delicious farm-fresh snacks. Hop aboard your trusty Schwinn and join them for an afternoon, a full day, or even the night. Beer and dinner provided, but feel free to bring your own campfire-friendly ghost stories.
Saturday, October 12, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Riverview Landing Fall Festival
Riverview Landing, 6269 Riverview Rd. (Mableton)
Our favorite hidden hideaway along the Chattahoochee, Riverview Landing, is once again hosting its annual Fall Festival, a day (and night) packed with autumn activities like a corn maze, a pumpkin patch and a hay slide, just to name a few. Stick around to catch Yacht Rock Schooner and sip on Sweetwater beer.
Deal nearby: Curry Curry Thai
Saturday, October 12, noon to 5:30 p.m.
Terminus 5C: Resurgens
Registration at Woodruff Park, 51 Peachtree St. (Downtown)
Bikes, brains and beers collide in a delightful marathon afternoon, wherein participants are tasked with the weighty quest of cycling to five bars, completing five physical and mental challenges, and doing it all in a mere five hours.
Deal nearby: NaanStop
Saturday, October 12, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Art on the Beltline Performances, Featuring Ruby Velle
Gordon White Park, White St. & Ralph David Abernathy Blvd. (West End)
This weekend marks the final afternoon of Art on the Beltline performances, and they're going out with a bang. Pull up a picnic blanket and catch works of theatre, dance, live painting and interactive music, culminating with the one-and-only Ruby Velle showing off her soulful pipes at the evening's end.
Deal nearby: Big Apple Inn
Sunday, October 13, 2 p.m.
Zombie Walk 2013
Starts at Wonderroot, 982 Memorial Dr. (Reynoldstown)
Don your finest fake blood and start practicing that perfect undead guttural growl. This Sunday, hundreds of horror fans will join together in full zombie regalia and trudge/stagger/stumble their way around Downtown and the Old Fourth Ward for the eighth consecutive year. Not getting those entrails draped just right? Makeup artists will be on hand before the walk to help participants perfect that undead glam. (Not sure there's a Pinterest tutorial for that one.)
Deal nearby: Brunch at Argosy
Sunday, October 13, 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Atlanta Movie Tours, Scoutmob & The Graveyard's Walking Dead Premiere Party
Graveyard Tavern, 1245 Glenwood Ave. (East Atlanta Village)
We're hosting a drop-dead awesome "Walking Dead" premiere party at (where else?) the Graveyard Tavern, complete with guided zombie tours from Atlanta Movie Tours, cocktails and the long-awaited return of the "Walking Dead" on the Graveyard's jumbo screens. Sorry, walkers: this event is BYOBrains.