This Weekend In Atlanta: Horror Film Festival; Kites; Bird Walk & More

Whether you’re looking to get in the Halloween spirit or attend a kite festival: there’s something for you to do in Atlanta this weekend. (Pixabay Images)

Enjoy a day out on the town during the last weekend in October.

Get into the Halloween season spirit by watching independently made horror films or watch ballerinas perform to the sounds of Michael Jackson’s music.

From free events to festivals, we’ve got you covered for what to do this weekend in metro Atlanta.


Michael Henderson’s Masquerade Concert!

When: Oct. 27 from 7 to 10 p.m.

Where: City Winery- Atlanta, 650 North Avenue, Atlanta

Cost: $40 to $55 for General Admission

What to Expect: Hear the sounds of multi-platinum, award-winning musician Michael Henderson at the City Winery. The vocalist and bassist has songs that include “Do It All” and “Be My Girl.”


Atlanta World Kite Festival and Expo

When: Oct. 27 at 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: The Meadow at Piedmont Park

Cost: Free

What to Expect: At the 7th Annual Atlanta World Kite Festival, the Meadow of Piedmont will the site for food trucks, face painting and live music. There will be a kite making contest, where handmade kites will be judged.

Bring the whole family to Piedmont Park this weekend to enjoy the annual Atlanta World Kite Festival. (Courtesy of Atlanta World Kite Festival and Expo)


Ghosts Griffin Ballet w/ Music of Michael Jackson

When: Oct. 26 to 27 at 7:30 p.m.

Where: Griffin Auditorium, 234 East Taylor Street, Griffin

Cost: $18

What to Expect: Watch ballerinas with the Griffin Ballet dance to the sounds of Michael Jackson this weekend. “With [the] sets, lighting, costumes and amazing choreography, this is a production that’s not to be missed!!” Mitch Flanders, artistic director for The Griffin Ballet Theatre, said on their website.


Atlanta Horror Film Festival

When: Oct. 25 to 27

Where: Synchronicity Theatre, 1545 Peachtree St. NE, # 102, Atlanta

Cost: $25 Single Day Passes

What to Expect: Filmmakers from around the world will be showing their films at this upcoming festival. Independent horror features and shorts from thrillers to gore will be shown.


Movie in the Park: Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

When: Oct. 26 at 7 p.m.

Where: Candler Park, 585 Candler Park Drive NE, Atlanta

Cost: Free

What to Expect: A documentary about the life of Fred Rogers will be shown at 7:30 p.m. during this community-focused event. Before the screening, there will be a karaoke session.


Dope Art Show ATL

When: Oct. 27 from 7 to 11 p.m.

Where: Vision Studios, 3875 Green Industrial Way, Chamblee

Cost: $10

What to Expect: This Halloween themed art show will have live performances throughout the night. The party will start at 7 p.m. with a pregame with $1 beers. Food will also be on site.



Fernbank Forest Bird Walk

When: Oct. 27 from 9 to 11 a.m.

Where: Fernbank Museum of Natural History, 767 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta

Cost: Included with museum admission

What to Expect: Pack your binoculars to scope out birds in the Fernbank Forest during their bird walk. An Atlanta Audubon Society volunteer will take visitors through the grounds.



The Royale

When: Now through Nov. 4

Where: The Balzer Theater at Herren’s, 84 Luckie St., Atlanta

Cost: $20 to $50

What to Expect: This show puts a spotlight on the life of Jay “The Sport” Jackson, who wanted to be the first black heavyweight champion of the world. Take a look into how the boxing circuit was from 1905 to 1910.

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