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Get Out: Your Weekend Planner

Events and happenings in and around Virginia Highland-Druid Hills Patch this weekend.

 

FRIDAY – Sept. 21:   

Book Talk: Junot Diaz's This Is How You Lose Her. The Pulitzer Prize and National Book Critics Circle Award winning author will read from and discusses his new collection of short stories, This Is How You Lose Her. Purchase tickets online or in person at A Cappella Books. Unless sold out, tickets may also be purchased at the door the night of the event.

  • 7 p.m.
  •  The Carter Center
  • $29

Time Stands Still. Widely hailed as one of the best new plays on Broadway, this Atlanta premiere is a moving and often hilarious story of relationships, mid-life crisis, and friendship, from Pulitzer Prize-winner Donald Margulies. Sarah and James, a photojournalist and foreign correspondent, have been together for years and share a passion for documenting the realities of war. When a bomb blast in Iraq sends them home, they are caught in a tug-of-war between returning to their dangerous, exhilarating careers and downshifting to the contentment of family life. To complicate matters, cohort and editor Richard is plotting to keep them home as he pursues a new simpler life with his much younger girlfriend Mandy.   

  • 8 p.m.  
  • Horizon Theatre Company, 1083 Austin Ave. NE
  • $20


SATURDAY – Sept. 22:

Fall Plant Sale. It's Fernbank Science Center's Fall Plant Sale! A wide variety of native plants, shrubs and trees will be available. Come check out our newly expanded vegetable garden and composting area. As always, visiting our garden and our indoor exhibit hall is free of charge.

  • 8 a.m.
  •  Fernbank Science Center
  • FREE

6th Annual Walk of HEROes 5k & Tot Trot. In celebration of National Recovery Month, the Brighter Tomorrows Foundation will host the 6th Annual Walk of HEROes 5K and Tot Trot in the historic Kirkwood community. This charity event includes refreshments, music, drawing prizes and awards and will benefit DeKalb residents with mental illnesses, substance addictions and developmental disabilities served by DeKalb Community Service Board. To register as a participant or sign up to have a vendor booth, visit www.walkofheroes5k.com or contact Michelle at (404) 508-7875. Pre-registration fee is $20 for general public, $15 for DeKalb CSB staff and $15 for anyone receiving mental health, developmental disabilities or substance addiction services. Pre-registration fee for Tot Trot is $7. Fees increase the day of the race. Race Day Schedule: Registration from 7:45 to 8:45 am, 5K at 9 a.m. and Tot Trot at 10 a.m.

The Neighborhood Summit. The Neighborhood Fund, an initiative of The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, will host the fourth annual Neighborhood Summit. Co-developed by citizen groups and regional nonprofits, the Summit will bring over 400 residents from 23 regional-Atlanta counties (including Fulton and DeKalb) together to meet, exchange ideas and explore opportunities for collaboration. Who should attend? All are welcome to attend, especially neighborhood and community leaders, activists, associations, and community members. Click here for more information.

St. Elias 38th Annual Mid-East Festival. St. Elias Antiochian Orthodox Church presents their 38th annual Mid-East Festival featuring Mid-Eastern delicacies & desserts, an artists' market, church tours, music, dancing, and other cultural events.

  • All day
  • St Elias Antiochian Orthodox Church
  • FREE

Crime and Pun-ishment - A murder mystery dinner. A traditional murder mystery set in the world of 1920s gangsterland. Mobsters, murder and comic mayhem ensues after a mysterious death happens to a member of “The Family.” Channel your inner thug in one of The Murder Mystery Company’s most popular shows!

 SUNDAY - Sept. 23:

Raise a Stein to Oktoberfest at Wrecking Bar Brewpub. Beginning Saturday, Sept. 22, the Wrecking Bar Brewpub will be raising our steins and chanting, "Oans, zwoa, g'suffa," (one, two, drink!) along with the rest of Munich, Germany! In true German fashion, we'll be serving up specials including Bernhard's Bavarian Pretzels with grain mustard, Delia's Chicken and Patak Bratwurst with house kraut, Jaeger Schnitzel with German potato salad, Schweinhaxe with rotkraut (red cabbage) and herb spatzle, and Zwetschgenkuchen (plum cake). We'll also be paying homage to German brewing, which is detailed in written texts dating back to 800 B.C., with a small batch of Oktoberfest beer in addition to pouring our Rauchbier, Kölsch and Hefeweizen.

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