This Weekend In Atlanta: Chomp & Stomp, Wine Festival & More

Kick off November in Atlanta with these events happening around town, including the annual Cabbagetown Chomp & Stomp. (Flickr Creative Commons)

Kick off the start of November by taking in the sights and scenes of Atlanta.

Watch authentic Gumboot dancing at the Africa Umoja: Spirit of Unity Tour, or peruse locally-made art pieces at the Chastain Park Arts Festival.

We’ve gathered some of the best events happening this weekend for you to start the month off right.

MUSIC

Chomp & Stomp 2018

When: Nov. 3 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: Cabbagetown

Cost: $10

What to Expect: Take a stroll through Cabbagetown this Saturday and hear local musicians performing the porches of Kirkwood, Pearl, Wylie and Powell streets during this one-of-a-kind experience. Musical acts, such as The Porch Bottom Boys, Slim Chance & The Convicts and Control Burn will be performing on the three stages at the festival. Keep warm during the event by tasting warm chili served up by local chefs during the Chili Cook-Off.

FAMILY

Native American Festival and Pow Wow

When: Nov. 1 to 4, times vary for each day

Where: Stone Mountain Park, 1000 Robert E Lee Blvd., Stone Mountain

Cost: Free to Mountain Members and included in the Adventure Pass ticket

What to expect: Become immersed in Native American culture during this event that will be fun and a learning experience for the whole family. Come for the storytelling, dance competitions, craft shows and wildlife presentations.

DANCE

Africa Umoja: Spirit of Unity Tour

When: Nov. 1, 4 and 8, times vary for each day

Where: Porter Sanford III Performing Arts Center, 3181 Rainbow Drive, Decatur

Cost: $30 and up

What to Expect: South-African performers will tell the story of the country’s history through this musical. Plan to see cultural dance moves, such as Gumboot dancing throughout the performance.

FESTIVALS 

Decatur Wine Festival

When: Nov. 3 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Where: Historic Dekalb Courthouse, 101 E. Court Square, Decatur

Cost: $45

What to Expect: Fill your cup to the wide selection of wines that total almost 500 bottles from Natura Cabernet to Aniano Garnacha. Food vendors including Butter & Cream and The Iberian Pig will be on site. While you’re sipping, be sure to stroll through ArtWalk, which is where local artists and vendors HomeGrown Decatur and Worthmore Jewelers will be.

FREE 

Chastain Park Arts Festival

When: Nov. 3 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Nov. 4 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Chastain Park, 4469 Stella Drive NW

Cost: Free

What to Expect: About 185 artists will be showing off their pieces, which will range from paintings to sculptures, the public during this two-day outdoor festival. Live entertainment and art performance will also be happening within the festival grounds.

GALLERIES

SCAD Open Studio Night

When: Nov. 2 from 7 to 9 p.m.

Where: SCAD Atlanta, fifth floor, building C

Cost: Free

What to Expect: At the 13th annual Savannah College of Art and Design Open Studio Night in Atlanta, pieces created by students, alumni and faculty will be on display and for sale. The art mediums include printmaking, illustration and painting.

MUSEUMS

November First Friday: Cast Your Ballot

When: Nov. 2 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta

Cost: Free with Museum Admission and Free for Members

What to Expect: The High Museum of Art will have multiple things happening within its walls this Friday, such as performances from Dad’s Garage and a book signing of Sheila Pree Bright’s “#1960Now.” Attendees will be able to vote for their favorite art pieces at the event, as well.

THEATER

West Side Story

When: Nov. 3, 6, 9, 10, 11; times vary for each day

Where: The Atlanta Opera, 1575 Northside Drive NW, Atlanta

Cost: $43 and up

What to Expect: The Atlanta Opera will be presenting their version of the classic West Side Story tale. The performance will be in English and the music will be by Leonard Bernstein.

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