Thursday, September 11 – Saturday, September 14, 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Tanz III: CLOTH with Robert Spano of Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
The Goatfarm Arts Center, 1200 Foster st. NW (Westside)
Think that a night at the symphony is all silk gloves and la-di-da? Think again. This evening the Goatfarm will host the epic debut of CLOTH, an original score composed by Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s Robert Spano, performed live by the composer himself and interpreted by 5 of glo’s talented performers. Also performing will be Tom Sherwood leading members of the ASO and pianist Pedja Muzijevic in a special arrangement of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring.
Deal nearby: Little Azio (Northside)
Saturday, September 13 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Makers of the South: Root City Market Pop-Up on the Beltline
Gallery L1, 828 Ralph McGill Blvd. (Old Fourth Ward)
What was that you say – a celebration of local artisan goods for sale along our beloved Atlanta Beltline? Yup, the good folks of Root City Market have worked their magic again, with another celebration of wares made in our own neck of the woods. Plus, with live tunes from Young America and food trucks on hand – it's liable to feel like we've stumbled into paradise. (Especially if we get there early, as the first 50 attendees get a free cup of coffee from Octane.)
Deal nearby: Frutella
Saturday, September 13 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Salvage Fall 2014
Ambient + Studio, 585 Wells St. SW
Luddites, unite! If you eschew newfangled clothes, housewares and knick-knacks in favor of all things vintage, you'll want to strap on those Mary Janes and high-tail it to Salvage, where retro goods (and vintage-inspired crafts) will be available for the pickin'. (See also: live DJ, food trucks, King of Pops and a vintage fashion competition. What's not to love?)
Deal nearby: City of Ink Tattoo Shop
Saturday, September 13, 7 p.m. to midnight
Atlanta Contemporary Art Center’s Art Party
The Plaza Theatre, 1049 Ponce de Leon Ave (Poncey-Highland)
This just might be the art event of the year, ATL. Strong statement, we know—but when you combine carefully curated exhibitions, culinary performances from one of Atlanta’s most intrepid chefs combined with food and drink from a host of the city's best bars and restaurants, and an exquisite corpse-style game throughout the festivities?… well, let's just say there ain't no party like ART PARTY.
Sunday, September 14, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday Afternoon Fish Fry
The Wrecking Bar Brew Pub, 292 Moreland Ave NE
If you’re like us, you’re big fans of the Freedom Farmers Market – which launched this past February. To help raise funds and expand their efforts, ten Atlanta chefs are gathering at the Wrecking Bar for a good ol’ fashioned Fish Fry. What better way to spend a Sunday than chowing down on some Georgia Trout for philanthropy’s sake? (Grammy would be proud.)
Deal nearby: Inman Perk
Sunday, September 14, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The First-Annual Atlanta Meatball Festival
Belle Isle Square, 4969 Roswell Rd NE (Sandy Springs)
We all know that Autumn festivals are good fun – but don’t you think it’s high-time we had a ball? Well, how about a bevy of balls? (Meatballs, that is.) Let the festivities commence! It’s Atlanta’s first-annual celebration of the Mighty Meatball. With samplins from over 15 different restaurants, plenty of booze to wash it down, and musical musings from the tunesmiths of Convoy – we know we’ll have a blast.