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    Traffic Team in the Community  Meet your WSB Traffic Team! Doug Turnbull, David Hubbard, Mike Shields, Jackie Lee, Vanessa Croft, Aaron, Zach Grizzle, Alex Williams, Floyd Hillman, Mike Boozer, Veronica Harrell, Steve Winslow, Ashley Frasca, Mark Arum, Smilin’ Mark McKay and January Keaton Call our traffic center with traffic incidents at 404-897-7358. But for now, we hope you are sheltering-in-place, staying home. You can also get through to us using the “Triple Team Traffic Alerts” app, free in your phone’s app store! The app provides real-time, traffic incidents recorded by WSB radio traffic reporters. Powered by Cool Ray Carrier. There are currently no public events being held. The traffic team supports many causes, including the annual Georgia Police Memorial Ride, and it’s quite the sight! Hundreds of motorcycle riders turn out to support families of Georgia officers who have been killed in the line of duty. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 crisis, this April ride has been postponed. It is now rescheduled for October 17, 2020. 
  • As news of the coronavirus continues to develop, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution remains committed to monitoring events, festivals, venues, and things to do in metro Atlanta that are canceled or changed. Below is a running list of events in and around the city that have altered because of a response to coronavirus concerns. STAY UP TO DATE: All the latest news on the coronavirus and its impact (Check back for regular updates.) Alliance Theatre: Tony-winning local theater suspends performances for remainder of 2019-20 season AJC Peachtree Road Race:  Race being delayed until Thanksgiving, Nov. 2020 American Marketing Association:  All AMA Atlanta events in March and April are postponed. ama-atlanta.com American Society on Aging: Organizers cancel Atlanta conference Ameris Bank Amphitheatre: Styx concert pushed to June Ameris Bank Amphitheatre: Dave Matthews Band pushes summer tour to 2021. Ameris Bank Amphitheatre: Alanis Morissette moves ‘Jagged Little Pill’ anniversary tour to 2021.  Ameris Bank Amphitheatre: Lady Antebellum rescheduled for July 26. Ameris Bank Amphitheatre: Foreigner, Kansas and Europe tour is canceled.  Ameris Bank Amphitheatre: Bob Dylan cancels 2020 summer tour.  Ameris Bank Amphitheatre: Sugarland cancels summer tour.  Ameris Bank Amphitheatre: Brad Paisley’s June 19 concert is canceled. Ameris Bank Amphitheatre: Kesha’s tour is canceled. Ameris Bank Amphitheatre: Sam Hunt rescheduled for Oct. 10.  Atlanta Dogwood Festival: The annual Piedmont Park gathering has been postponed The Atlanta Fair: The annual event in the Grey Lot at the former Turner Field has suspended operations Atlanta Film Festival: Originally scheduled to begin April 30, the fest has been postponed Atlanta Food & Wine Festival: The May culinary gathering has been postponed Atlanta History Center: Most public events and programming canceled or postponed through April. Museum is closed for now. Atlanta Humane Society: Run for the Rescues event has been rescheduled Atlanta Jazz Festival: The 43rd annual event has been postponed.  Atlanta Motor Speedway: Summit Racing Equipment Atlanta Motorama has been postponed Atlanta Opera: The company has postponed the season’s final shows Atlanta Symphony Orchestra: All performances through May 11 canceled or postponed Atlanta Symphony Hall: Alicia Keys’ book appearance postponed Aurora Theatre: “On Your Feet!,” the musical that tells the story of Gloria and Emilio Estefan, has temporarily closed. Re-opening date of the theater to be announced Avondale Estates Events: All public events that were permitted by the city for the remainder of March and April will be postponed or canceled Bloody Mary Festival – Atlanta: Postponed. The new date is Sunday, July 26, 2020 (at the same venue). eventbrite.com Bobby Dodd Stadium: BTS postpones North American tour, including May Atlanta date Bobby Dodd Stadium: Guns N’ Roses postpone August concert.  Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival: The festival and a 5K race scheduled for a week earlier, will no longer happen Buckhead Theatre: Most April shows have been postponed or canceled Buckhead Theatre: Jenna Bush Hager book tour postponed until Sept. 27. Buckhead Theatre: Todd Rundgren’s June 7-8 shows postponed.  Buford: 2020 Spring Juried Art Exhibit Tannery Row Artist Colony reception postponed Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park: Big Boi’s inaugural ‘Kryptonite Festival’ moved to 2021 Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park: Indie.Aria’s May 22 show is canceled. Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park: Maze featuring Frankie Beverly June 13 is canceled. Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park: Collective Soul with Better Than Ezra and Tonic have canceled June 21 concert. Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park: Anthony Hamilton rescheduled for Sept. 5.  Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park: Steely Dan scraps summer tour with plans for 2021 Candler Park Music Festival: Postponed until Sept. 5-6. Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood: The Lumineers cancel May and June shows, including Atlanta Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood: Journey cancels summer tour with the Pretenders Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood: Halsey moves June Atlanta concert to 2021 Center Stage: Many April and May dates canceled or postponed Cherry Blossom Festival in Macon: Canceled due to coronavirus concerns Children’s Museum of Atlanta: Closed until further notice City Springs Theatre Company: Remaining performances of “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” have been canceled City Winery: The Atlanta location will be closed indefinitely, along with the other branches around the country Cobb cities: Kennesaw and Smyrna cancel events and some public meetings Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre:  UPDATE: The venue remains closed until further notice Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre: George Lopez comedy show scheduled for March 14 has been postponed until May 29.  Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre: “Baby Shark Live!” on April 23 has been postponed, new date Oct. 11 Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre: Ringo Starr shifts tour to 2021 Cobb Galleria Centre: Several events have been canceled, including the Model Train Show and Atlanta Home Show.  UPDATE Coca-Cola Roxy: Umphrey’s McGee May 29-30 shows rescheduled for May 21-22, 2021. Coca-Cola Roxy: Foals and Local Natives’ June 1 show is canceled.  College Football Hall of Fame: Shut down until it is safe to reopen CNN Studio Tours: CNN temporarily suspends studio tours amid coronavirus concerns Dad’s Garage: Dad’s Garage pushes carnival fundraiser to late summer Easter and Passover services: Easter sunrise services and many religious services around Easter, Passover and Ramadan are being held online or canceled. Canceled events include sunrise services at Stone Mountain Park and Kennesaw Mountain.  Eddie’s Attic: The Decatur music venue is closed until further notice Fernbank Museum: As of Sunday, March 15, the museum will be closed. Reopening TBA.  Fox Theatre: Blue Man Group June 2-7 postponed.  Fox Theatre: “Hamilton” postponed until August, other Fox shows postponed or canceled for most of April and May Fox Theatre: Blackberry Smoke, The Allman Betts Band and The Wild Feathers rescheduled for Nov. 28. Fox Theatre: All-Star Legends of Hip-Hop rescheduled for Oct. 2. Fox Theatre: Donna Summer musical canceled at the Fox.  Fox Theatre: ‘Anastasia,’ final show of 2019-2020 Broadway season, is canceled. Freaknik Festival: Dates moved from June to Sept. 18-20 Georgia Aquarium: The Georgia Aquarium is closed to the public until further notice, get updates at georgiaaquarium.org Georgia Chamber of Commerce: Georgia Chamber postpones upcoming events Georgia colleges and universities: Many schools have canceled commencement ceremonies Georgia Ensemble Theatre: All April performances have been canceled Georgia River Network: The Spring on the Satilla river adventure has been postponed until fall Georgia Tech: Georgia Tech Cognitive Aging conference postponed Great Wolf Lodge: All resorts closed until May 19 Green Concert at Piedmont Park: Phish postpones tour until 2021 High Museum of Art: The region’s premiere museum, is closed indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic Infinite Energy Arena: James Taylor, Jackson Browne moved to 2021 Infinite Energy Arena: Reba McEntire postpones tour until 2021 Infinite Energy Arena: The 1975 June 11 concert is canceled.  Infinite Energy Arena: Five Finger Death Punch rescheduled for Sept. 30. Infinite Energy Arena: Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment has been canceled, along with all other April events Infinite Energy Arena: Camila Cabello postpones Sept. 23 concert (and tour).  Inman Park Festival: The annual spring festival has been postponed, possibly canceled Kenny Chesney postpones: Mercedes-Benz Stadium show among rescheduled dates  King National Historical Park: All buildings within the park closed until further notice Mac and Cheese Festival: Edgewood has moved its annual Mac and Cheese Festival to this Oct. 24 due to COVID-19. Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta: Closed “until we are advised that it is safe to open” The Masquerade: All events at the Underground Atlanta music venue have been “suspended for an indefinite period” Mercedes-Benz Stadium: Justin Bieber postpones spring, summer tour dates Mercedes-Benz Stadium: Kenny Chesney pushes stadium tour to 2021 Milton's Parks and Recreation: All programs, as well as indoor and outdoor facility rentals, have been called off until at least April 16. cityofmiltonga.us/coronavirus Momocon: The anime and gaming fest canceled its 16th anniversary National Center for Civil and Human Rights: Closed temporarily starting Friday, March 13 Ponce City Market: The retail, restaurant and events space is closed Record Store Day: The spring retail push for indie record stores moves to summer Rescue Dog Games: The Piedmont Park canine gathering is postponed until fall Rialto Center: “The Capitol Steps” March 28 performance is canceled, updates online at Rialto.GSU.edu. Rolling Stones: The venerable rock legends have canceled their tour, including a date at Mercedes-Benz Stadium Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center: April events and some in May have been canceled or postponed 2020 SAUPO Conference: Postponed April 10 event due to COVID-19 concerns Shaky Knees, Shaky Boots: The two spring music fests alter schedule, one postponed, one canceled Southface: The April 3 Sustainable Atlanta Roundtable is canceled. The Greenprints Conference has been rescheduled for June 3-4 at Georgia State University. South Fulton: Local governments postpone, cancel events Southwest Arts Center: ‘What About Carmen’ planned for Sunday, April 5 at 2:30pm has been canceled.  events.ajc.com/event/what-about-carmen-whbznppb5t State Farm Arena, André Rieu: Reschedules Atlanta concert for 2021 State Farm Arena, Gabriel Iglesias: Several dates on the comedian’s tour have been postponed, including Atlanta UPDATE: Now rescheduled for December State Farm Arena:  Erykah Badu and Common concert has been rescheduled State Farm Arena: Lauren Daigle May 7 postponed.  State Farm Arena, Hot 107.9 Birthday Bash: Moved to October State Farm, Millennium Tour: The Bow Wow and Omarion-led tour has postponed its April date to summer State Farm Arena, No Limit: The Master P led show reschedules May date State Farm Arena, Roger Waters: “This Is Not a Drill” tour has been postponed until 2021 State Farm Arena, Niall Horan: Tour canceled with possible return in 2021 State Farm Arena: Tame Impala June 9 show postponed.  State Farm Arena: “Feed the Streetz” July 17 tour date postponed.  Sweetwater 420 Fest: The annual April music and brew gathering is canceled for 2020 Synchronicity Theatre: All performances canceled through April Tabernacle: Shows through May 13 canceled or postponed Tellus Science Museum: The museum will remain closed until further notice Truist Park: Dead & Company cancel summer tour, including July 17 Atlanta show Truist Park: Chris Stapleton cancels Atlanta date of All-American Road Show, moves rest of tour to 2021 Truist Park: Green Day, Fall Out Boy and Weezer reschedule “Hella Mega” tour to 2021 V-103 Live: The March 28 concert at State Farm Arena has been postponed Variety Playhouse: All concerts scheduled through the end of May have been postponed or canceled World of Coke:  The downtown attraction is closed until further notice The World Natural Hair and Healthy Lifestyle Event: Taliah Waajid World Natural Hair Show is being postponed. Guests can opt to have their tickets transferred to another event in September. Zac Brown Band: Zac Brown Band cancels all 2020 tour dates 
  • While the team’s away, the fans can play. Tours of Truist Park, the home of the Atlanta Braves, take place year-round, but while the team is at spring training, there will be an added stop. » Braves spring training schedule From February 17 to March 21, the tour will take you inside the Clubhouse. This will include batting cages, players’ lounge, trainer’s room, locker room and weight room. This is the only time of year fan have access to the Braves’ home within their home stadium. Other stops on the tour include, but aren’t limited to, Monument Garden, the dugout and Hank Aaron Terrace. There are several tours each day, but they tend to sell out quickly. You can buy advance tickets online at mlb.com/braves/ballpark/tours. You can also purchase same-day tickets at the main ticket office. Tickets cost $20 for adults, $12 for kids 12 and younger, $15 for military and $15 each for groups. The military discount is available for tickets purchased in person at the ticket office with a valid military ID. For more information, email truistparktours@braves.com or call (404) 614-2313. » Here’s how much spring training tickets cost The Braves will open their 2020 spring training schedule February 22 against the Baltimore Orioles in North Port, Florida, the AJC’s Tim Tucker reported. The Braves’ spring schedule includes 17 home games at the new stadium, named CoolToday Park. The Braves’ home changed its name last month, when SunTrust Park became Truist Park. Not all fans were happy about the change. » Braves stadium gets new name: Truist Park » More details on the Braves’ new spring home
  • From decorating gingerbread houses to watching your town's Christmas tree come aglow with lights, holiday events are in full swing this weekend in metro Atlanta. If you're not quite ready to immerse yourself in the hubbub, you'll still find fun events like an Anime Day, park walk and car show on the calendar. Check out the following 16 things to do in metro Atlanta this Thanksgiving weekend: Cobb Lights of LIFE. Continuing from dark through 10 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 29, and Saturday, Nov. 30; and from dark through 9 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 1, with dates through Dec. 31. Buses $20, cars/trucks $10 through Dec. 1. Life University, 1269 Barclay Circle, Marietta. 678-331-4342. life.edu. Drive through more than 1 million LED lights and stop to enjoy seasonal entertainment along the way. Pony rides, train rides, a petting zoo and concession stand are also available. Native Americans of Kennesaw Mountain. 11-11:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 29. Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, 900 Kennesaw Mountain Drive NW, Kennesaw. 770-427-4686. https://www.facebook.com. Explore the history, mythology and daily life of Kennesaw Mountain's Native Americans with one of the park's rangers. Hip Hop Nutcracker. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29. $31 and up. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. 770-916-2800. cobbenergycentre.com. This remixed and re-imagined version of The Nutcracker is set in contemporary New York City and is designed for the entire family. Departure: The Journey Tribute Band. 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30. $20. Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre, 117 North Park Square, Marietta. 770-293-0080. https://earlsmithstrand.org/. Departure re-creates Journey's look, feel and sound in hits like 'Don't Stop Believin'.' DeKalb Christmas at Callanwolde. noon-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28, through Saturday, Dec. 7. $10 with free parking and Toys for Tots donations accepted. Callanwolde Fine Arts Center Conservatory Building, 980 Briarcliff Road NE, Atlanta. 404-872-5338. callanwolde.org. Christmas at Callanwolde's Designer Show House and Holiday Market has been an Atlanta tradition for more than 40 years. Tour the historic mansion, browse in a holiday artist market and enjoy themed events. Gingerbread Decorating Party. 3-5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29, and Saturday, Nov. 30. $39.99 per house and one seat, additional seats $15 each (up to two extras per house). Vino Venue, 4478 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody. 770-668-0435. vinovenue.com. All ages are welcome to decorate a gingerbread masterpiece with a blank canvas gingerbread house, royal icing and more than 20 different types of candy. Caffeine & Octane. 8-11a.m. Sunday, Dec. 1. Free. Perimeter Mall, 4400 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody. https://www.caffeineandoctane.com/. Check out vintage, muscle, high performance and exotic cars in all makes and models. Avondale Estates Annual Christmas Tree Lighting. Festivities start at 6 p.m., with the tree lighting between 6:50 and 7 p.m. Intersection of Clarendon Avenue and S. Clarendon Road. https://www.facebook.com. Caroling, food, a visit from Santa and the annual Christmas tree lighting kick the holiday season off in Avondale Estates. North Fulton Thanksgiving Break Hike. 11 a.m.-noon. Friday, Nov. 29. Included with general admission of $10 adult/$6 child/$7 seniors age 65 and up and students age 13-18. Free for Chattahoochee Nature Center members and kids 2 and younger. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. 770-992-2055. chattnaturecenter.org. A Thanksgiving break hike has been added to the Chattahoochee Nature Center schedule, so bring the kids and dress warmly. Decorate a Gingerbread House. 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29. $60 per family with up to four participants. Publix Cooking School, 4305 State Bridge Road, Alpharetta. 770-751-8560. ww4.publix.com. Bring the family to decorate your own gingerbread house without making a mess of your kitchen at home. Kids should be ages 4 and up, and the class lasts about two to 2 1/2 hours. Alpharetta City Band Holiday Concert. 3-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1. Free. Alpharetta Adult Activity Center, 13450 Cogburn Road, Alpharetta. https://www.facebook.com. The Alpharetta City Band helps you get in the holiday spirit with its annual concert, and the kids will get to visit with Santa. Roswell Area Park Walk. 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 30. Free. Roswell Area Park, 10495 Woodstock Road, Roswell. meetup.com. Walk off some of your Thanksgiving calories at Roswell Area Park. You'll cover about three miles with just a few hills along the way. Gwinnett Atlanta Anime Day. 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30. $5, free for military and kids 10 and younger. Infinite Energy Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. http://www.atlanta.animeday.net/. Anime Day features a 5,000-square-foot dealers' room as well as a video room, fan panels, costume contest and after-party dance. Nutcracker Tea Party. 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30. $30 plus fees. Rushing Trading Company Event Hall, 5029 W. Broad St., Suite T-134, Sugar Hill. 678-400-0091. https://www.allstarsperform.com/. Meet Clara and other characters from “The Nutcracker” and enjoy tea and treats, stories, dancing and photo opportunities. Tree Lighting. 6-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29. Free. Town Green, 235 Main St., Loganville. loganville-ga.gov. The city of Loganville's Christmas Tree Lighting kicks off the holiday season, and you'll be able to take part in free pictures with Santa, live music. Christmas Traditions. 10 a.m. and noon. Saturday, Nov. 30. $5. Buford Community Center, 2200 Buford Highway. 770-945-6762. bufordcommunitycenter.com. Bring the family for holiday fun that includes free professional pictures with Santa, a hot chocolate bar, sweets and Christmas crafts. You'll also be able to watch a showing of 'Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer.
  • Originally called Armistice Day, the annual observance was initially created to recognize the ending of World War I on Nov. 11, 1918 (in which a ceasefire was scheduled for the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month). In 1954, Veterans Day was officially inaugurated to honor all military personnel who served the country. »»RELATED: Find more things to do this weekend in our weekly round-up Much is owed to these brave servicemen and women; and beyond the day’s recognition, the metro Atlanta community is also rolling out a good time. Whether you’re a vet, currently serving, have veteran/active duty loved ones or you just want to join in on the tribute, here are some noteworthy celebrations around the city. Horizons at Woodward Academy Veterans Day Weekend 5K Start your Veterans Day weekend on an active note with the second annual 5K run/walk on Woodward Academy’s College Park campus. The historic private academy was actually founded in 1900 as a military school (originally named the Georgia Military Academy). Intending to honor its military history, veteran alumni and the veteran community, the race day will include a presentation from the Woodward Honor Guard and an invocation from Chaplain Katie Kilpatrick. All race proceeds will benefit the Horizons at Woodward program, which provides 135 local-area students with a tuition-free summer enrichment camp on the Woodward campus. The course is also a Peachtree Road Race qualifier. 8 a.m. (race begins at 9 a.m.). Nov. 9. $35. Woodward Academy Bull Ring, 1662 Rugby Ave., College Park. woodward.edu/5K. Veterans Parade and Festival Head to downtown Atlanta to catch one of the city’s largest Veterans Day celebrations. In fact, with upwards of 100 parade entries and 5,000 participants from across the state, it’s one of the largest Veterans Day parades in the country, according to Georgia Veterans Day Association President, Kevin Miller. The 38thAnnual Atlanta Veterans Day Parade will start at 11:11 a.m. on Peachtree Street near the intersection at Baker’s Street. From there, the parade will proceed down Baker and Marietta streets and conclude near Centennial Park on Centennial Olympic Park Drive. The Veterans Day festival will follow, beginning at 12:30 p.m. at Pemberton Place near the World of Coca-Cola. Promoted as a family-friendly event, guests of all ages can enjoy military vehicle displays, exhibitions and live country and rock music from the 116th Army Band. 11 a.m. (parade start); 12:30-2:30 p.m. (festival). Nov. 9. Free. Peachtree Street and Baker Street, Atlanta (parade start); Pemberton Place, 126 Ivan Allen Jr Blvd. NW, Atlanta (festival). georgiaveteransday.org. Freedom Ball Join approximately 500 other guests for a formal night of celebration for our veterans. With a mission to honor these heroes and educate the community about military service, the ball will be emceed by Aaron Diamant from Channel 2 WSB-TV and feature speakers and presentations throughout the night. Hosted by the Georgia Veterans Day Association (who also hosts the aforementioned parade and festival), the annual gala will also entertain guests with a silent auction, dinner, dancing and a 21-piece orchestra. 6 p.m. Nov. 9. $75. Georgia Aquarium, 225 Baker St. NW, Atlanta. georgiaveteransday.org. Marietta Veterans Day Parade and Ceremony Presented by the Kiwanis Club of Marietta and the City of Marietta, the 15th annual Veterans Day parade will include five local high school marching bands and several high school Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) programs. The parade will set off from the Roswell Street Baptist Church and end in Marietta Square, which will host the Veterans Day ceremony. 11 a.m. (parade start); 12:00 p.m. (ceremony). Nov. 11. Free. Roswell Street Baptist Church, 774 Roswell St. NE, Marietta (parade start); Marietta Square, 50 Park Square, Marietta (ceremony). mariettakiwanis.org. RELATED: Veterans Day 2019: Metro Atlanta restaurants offering freebies and deals Cobb Wind Symphony Veterans Concert Celebrate our veterans while supporting the kick-off of the Cobb Wind Symphony’s 20th anniversary performance season. The symphony is a community ensemble of more than 100 adult musicians from the metro Atlanta area, several of whom are veterans. The free concert will feature 11 selections, including the “Star Spangled Banner,” “The Stars and Stripes Forever” and the official anthems of all five military branches. And as a new addition to their ninth annual veterans show, the Michael O’Neal singers will join the symphony for three selections. 3 p.m. Nov. 10. Free. Lassiter Concert Hall, 2601 Shallowford Road, Marietta. cobbwindsymphony.org. Veterans Day Tribute in Sandy Springs For the official holiday on Monday, head to Sandy Springs for their 10th annual ceremony. The event will feature a keynote speech from U.S. District Court Judge J.P. Boulee , a former army captain and founder of the DeKalb’s Veterans Treatment Court. Former Channel 2 WSB-TV anchor, U.S. Army veteran and Sandy Springs resident John Pruitt will emcee the tribute, which will also include a live performance from the 116th Army Band Quintet. 11:30 a.m. Nov. 11. Free. City Springs, 1 Galambos Way, Sandy Springs. 770-206-2022, citysprings.com. COMPLIMENTARY MUSEUM AND ATTRACTION ADMISSIONS (with proper military identification) Center for Civil and Human Rights Sunday and Monday, veterans will receive free admission to the museum. Accompanying family members will be offered 20 percent off of their admission. Sunday. Free for veterans/active duty personnel at the box office. Center for Civil and Human Rights, 100 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd. NW, Atlanta. 678-999-8990, civilandhumanrights.org. Georgia Aquarium As a part of their year-round programming, Georgia Aquarium offers Military Mondays, which gives free admission to active duty military. This Veterans Day, Nov. 11, the aquarium is extending free admission to veterans as well—along with 30 percent reduced admission to their family members. Every Monday. Free for veterans/active duty personnel. Georgia Aquarium, 225 Baker St. NW, Atlanta. georgiaaquarium.org. Veterans Day Commemoration at the Atlanta History Center Coinciding with the World War I armistice, the annual Atlanta History Center program will begin their commemoration on Monday at 11 a.m. In addition to the ceremonial playing of the anthem and presentation of the colors, the program will include a keynote address from new Georgia Veteran’s Hall of Fame inductee Rear Admiral Wendi B. Carpenter, U.S. Navy (Ret). The center is offering veterans/active duty military and up to five of their family members free admission. Guests will also be invited to learn more about the Center’s Veterans History Project, a collection of video and audio interviews from American war veterans. 11 a.m. Nov. 11. Free of veterans/active duty personnel and family members. Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry Road NW, Atlanta. 404-814-4000, atlantahistorycenter.com. Atlanta Zoo The zoo is welcoming veterans and active duty military members for a complimentary day of fun and exploration. Up to six accompanying guests of each veteran will be offered $4 off admission. Nov. 11. Free for veterans/active duty personnel. Zoo Atlanta, 800 Cherokee Ave. SE, Atlanta. 404-624-9453, zooatlanta.org.
  • It's the perfect time to start thinking about the holiday season. This weekend, you'll find several fairs to shop at in metro Atlanta, as well as food-related events featuring everything from sweets to seafood to Thanksgiving favorites. » RELATED: 10 Atlanta festivals this November you don't want to miss Check out the following 16 things to do around town: Cobb The Ultimate Sugar Show. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9 and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10. $15 and up, with classes sold separately. Cobb Galleria Centre, Two Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. 770-955-8000. 770-955-8000. http://www.ultimatesugarshow.com/. Buy baking tools, taste sweets from local vendors and improve your skills by taking a class at The Ultimate Sugar Show. Georgia Seafood Fest. noon-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9. $35 and up. The Battery Atlanta, 755 Battery Ave. SE, Atlanta. 404-494-1150. https://www.gaseafoodfest.com/. Georgia Seafood Fest features the chance to sample fresh fish right off the boat, listen to bands from Georgia's coastal cities, drink Georgia coastal cocktails and more. Holly Jolly Craft Show. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8 and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9. Free admission. Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 1770 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. 770-321-1806. https://www.mtzionumc.org. Buy arts and crafts and baked goods from over 50 vendors and take part in a silent auction, drawings and more at this 34th annual craft show. All proceeds will go to charities that help women and children.  Atlanta Ultimate Women's Expo. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9 and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10. $5-$10. Cobb Galleria Centre, Two Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. 770-955-8000. https://www.atlantawomensexpo.com/. Connect with keynote speakers, shop for a variety of items and get pampered with spa treatments at the Atlanta Ultimate Women's Expo. DeKalb Native American Festival and Pow Wow. Continuing 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10. Admission included with All-Attractions Pass, which starts at $31.95. Stone Mountain Park Historic Square, 1000 Robert E. Lee Blvd., Stone Mountain. 1-800-401-2407. stonemountainpark.com. This event is the largest Native American gathering in Georgia and showcases their culture through dance, music, storytelling, authentic craft demonstrations and more. Apple Cider Days. 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., with Sunset Serenade from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9 and 4 p.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10. Some events are free, prices vary for others. Donaldson-Bannister Farm, 4831 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody. dunwoodypreservationtrust.org. An old-time country celebration of food, arts and crafts and music brings the past alive during Apple Cider Days. The Waldorf School Holiday Fair. 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9. Free admission with fees for activities. Waldorf School of Atlanta, 711 South Carolina Drive, Decatur. 404-377-1315. https://www.facebook.com. Join in the fun at the Waldorf School's 32nd annual Holiday Fair, which includes an artists' market, food, music, live entertainment and lots of kids' activities. Holiday Traditions. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9. $5 admission. No strollers. Marist School, 3790 Ashford-Dunwoody Road, Atlanta. 770-457-7201, marist.com. Over 240 artisans and crafters will display their works and offer items for the instant raffle. You can also have lunch in the Cooked Goose Café and shop the bake sale for holiday cakes and treats. North Fulton IrishFest Atlanta. 11:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8. 9 a.m.-closing of 8 p.m. concert. Saturday, Nov. 9. Combination of free and ticketed events. Tickets range from $28-$95. 617 Atlanta St., Roswell. irishfestatlanta@gmail.com, https://www.irishfestatlanta.org/. IrishFest Atlanta features workshops, concerts, dancing and more that celebrates Irish culture. Big & Little Chef: Thanksgiving. 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9. $75 for one parent/child combo. Alpharetta Cooking School, Alpharetta Commons, 4305 State Bridge Road, Alpharetta. 770-751-8560. ww4.publix.com. Cook with your child age 5-12 as you work together to create delicious Thanksgiving recipes. Veterans Day Car Show. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9. Free admission. American Legion, 201 Wills Road, Alpharetta. 678-462-9023. https://www.facebook.com. Enjoy a car show, food, live music, vendor village and children's activities. Sandy Springs Restaurant Week. Through Saturday, Nov. 9. Various Sandy Springs restaurants. visitsandysprings.org. Try exclusive menus at participating Sandy Springs restaurants, where you can get appetizers, entrees and desserts at special prices. Gwinnett Sesame Street Live! Let's Party! 6 p.m., Friday, Nov. 8, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9 and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10. $20 and up. Infinite Energy Arena, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. 866-248-8740. https://www.infiniteenergycenter.com/. Join your Sesame Street favorites to help plan a party when everyone has a different idea of fun. Brookwood Arts and Crafts Festival. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9. Brookwood High School, 1255 Dogwood Road SW, Snellville. eventbrite.com. The 29th annual Brookwood Arts and Crafts Festival features over 75 vendors, continuous holiday music and entertainment, door prizes and more. The event raises money to support the school's boys' and girls' basketball and cheerleading programs. Gwinnett County Health Fair. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9. Free admission and health screenings. Lenora Park Recreation Center, 4515 Lenora Church Road, Snellville. scnievents.com. Get free health screenings, including flu shots, cholesterol screening, blood pressure check, glucose check, HIV testing, hearing check, memory screening and more. Lots of giveaways are available, including Fernbank Museum tickets to the first 50 people. Football on the Big Screen. 3:30 p.m-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9. Free admission. Town Green, 5140 Town Center Blvd., Peachtree Corners. peachtreecornersga.gov. Bring your cooler or buy food and drink from a Town Center restaurant before settling in to watch Alabama vs. LSU on the big screen. » RELATED: Best of Atlanta’s 2019 fall festivals
  • It's not Halloween yet, but you'll find plenty of spooky-themed events going on this weekend in Atlanta. Parades, trick-or-treating, ghost stories and more are on the calendar, along with several 5K runs and a fall festival. » RELATED: Can’t-miss grown-up Halloween parties in Atlanta Check out the following 16 things to do in metro Atlanta this weekend: Cobb Fall Jonquil Festival. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 and noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27. Village Green, 200 Village Green Circle, Smyrna. 770-431-2842. smyrnaga.gov. The annual Fall Jonquil Festival features over 125 booths with handmade arts and crafts as well as puppet shows, local entertainment, live music, festival foods and children's activities. Garden Gallop. 6:30 a.m. race day packet picket and late registration, 7:30 a.m. 1-Mile Fun Run, 8 a.m. 5K, 8:55 a.m. Tot Trot. Saturday, Oct. 26. $25 5K, $15 Fun Run, free Tot Trot. Downtown Kennesaw. kennesawgrandprix.com. The last in this year's series of Kennesaw Grand Prix races, the Garden Gallop starts at Main Street and goes through Swift Cantrell Park. A post-race party will be held on City Plaza, and the race benefits the Smith-Gilbert Gardens. Le Creuset Factory to Table Sale. Continues in two-hour time slots from Friday, Oct. 25 to Sunday, Oct. 27. $10 for 2-hour session, includes parking. Cobb Galleria Centre, 2 Galleria Parkway SE, Atlanta. Lecreuset.ticketspice.com. Sign up in advance for a two-hour time slot and buy Le Creuset products from around the world at a special discount. Ticket sales will benefit Meals on Wheels America. 'ParaNorman.' 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25. Free. Battery Atlanta, 800 Battery Ave. SE, Atlanta. https://www.facebook.com. Watch 'ParaNorman,' a stop-motion animated dark fantasy film, as part of the Xfinity Movie Series. Bring lawn chairs and blankets to spread out for flick, which is rated PG-13. DeKalb Calloween. 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25. $10 in advance, $12 at door. Includes admission, parking and trolley service. Artists and entertainers will accept tips. Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, 980 Briarcliff Road NE, Atlanta. 404-872-5338. callanwolde.org. Join in the fun at the fifth annual Calloween, and bring the kids to trick-or-treat, play games, participate in art activities and more. An all-ages dance and costume party with big prizes  will also be held. A Tour of Southern Ghosts. 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25 and Saturday, Oct. 26. Tours start every 10 minutes. $12 adult pre-sale tickets through ART Station, $17 for adults at park, $8 for children. $20 parking permit per car. Stone Mountain Park, Historic Square, 1000 Robert E. Lee Blvd., Atlanta. stonemountainpark.com. Professional storytellers share tales of Southern ghosts along lantern-lit paths. Each night offers a different cast of six story tellers, and proceeds benefit ART Station programs. Decatur Haints and Saints Halloween Parade. 4 p.m. vehicles and floats line up, 4:30 p.m. walkers line up, 5 p.m. parade starts. Sunday, Oct. 27. Decatur Post Office, 520 W. Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur. http://www.decaturhalloweenparade.com/. Join the parade and stay for a musical jam at the Bandstand on the Square afterward. Howl-O-Ween. 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26. Brookhaven Dog Park, 4158 Peachtree Road, Brookhaven. https://brookhavendogpark.org/home. Bring your dog and have fun with a spooky pooch costume contest, doggie trick-or-treat, food trucks, vendors, adoption events and more. North Fulton Halloween Hikes. 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25 and Saturday, Oct. 26. $12 per person, free for kids 2 and under. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. 770-992-2055. chattnaturecenter.org. The 34th annual Halloween Hike takes you through the forest, where you can meet woodland creatures and hear about how they live. Music, crafts, a campfire and other non-scary fun is also featured. Trick or Treat at Avalon. 10 a.m.-noon. Saturday, Oct. 26. Free. 400 Avalon Blvd., Alpharetta. experienceavalon.com. Bring your bag and trick or treat your way through a map of participating retailers who will be handing out candy and treats. Kids' Spooktacular Treats. 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26. $49 per seat. Sur la Table at North Point Mall, 1082 North Point Circle, Alpharetta. 678-280-0086. surlatable.com. Let kids age 8-12 make Halloween goodies to bring home, including mummy cookies, spider-decorated brownies and a witch's broom stick adorned with jack-o-lantern cake pops. Big Pumpkin 5K Run. 8 a.m.-11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26. $30. CrossFit North Fulton, 700 Hembree Place East, Roswell. cottageschool.org. CrossFit North Fulton is the start and finish location for this 5K, which benefits The Cottage School. A post-race fall festival will be held at CrossFit. Gwinnett Howl on the Green. 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25. Free. Duluth Town Green, 3167 Main St., Duluth. www.facebook.com. Duluth's annual Halloween event hosts kids events like trick-or-treating from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. and fire dancers, aerialists and more starting at 9 p.m. Light Up Norcross Lantern and Costume Parade. 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25. Thrasher Park, 93 Park Drive, Norcross. norcrossga.net. Rescheduled from last week due to weather, the lantern and costume parade – along with contests for each – gets underway Saturday. You can buy a lantern for $15 if you'd like, but it's not required. Hogwarts at the Hudgens. 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26. Free. Hudgens Center for Art & Learning, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Building 300, Duluth. 770-623-6002. thehudgens.org. Bring the family as the Hudgens transforms into Hogwarts with plenty of fun activities. Costumes are encouraged. Diwali – the Festival of Lights, Chopda Pujan & Fireworks. 3 p.m. Diwali Chopda Pujan, 7:30 p.m. Diwali Maha Arti & Fireworks. Sunday, Oct. 27. Parking at 6100 Lawrenceville Highway, Tucker. baps.org. Celebrate Diwali, the festival of lights that's one of the most auspicious days on the Hindu calendar. Everyone is welcome to enjoy the fireworks, tradition and culture of the Hindu faith hosted by BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir. » RELATED: Diwali 2019: Where in Atlanta you can celebrate the festival of lights 
  • Looking for something family-friendly to do in Atlanta this weekend? As the weather turns to more fall-like temperatures, you'll find plenty of outdoor events celebrating the UGA Dawgs, your own dogs and more. » RELATED: 10 Atlanta festivals you don't want to miss this October And if you'd rather stay inside, you'll have your choice of activities including a sneaker convention and Chinese ribbon dance production. Check out the following 16 things to do in metro Atlanta this weekend: Cobb HarvestFest. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19. Free. Glover Park at Historic Marietta Square, 50 N. Park Square NE, Marietta. 770-794-5601. mariettaga.gov. This annual festival features Scarecrows in the Square, arts and crafts, Touch-A-Truck, inflatables, a costume contest and more. Owl-O-Ween Hot Air Balloon Festival. 6 p.m.-11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18 and 4 p.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19. Fifth Third Bank Stadium, 3200 George Busbee Parkway NW, Kennesaw. https://owl-o-ween.com/. Bring your family to the 7th annual Owl-O-Ween Hot Air Balloon Festival, which features tethered balloon rides, hot air balloon glows, live entertainment, trick-or-treating, costume showdowns, a kids' zone and more. Sneaker Con Atlanta. Noon-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19. $25 plus fees. Cobb Galleria Centre, Two Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. 770-955-8000. sneakercon.com. Buy, sell or trade your kicks with other like-minded sneaker fans at Sneaker Con. You can also have your sneakers authenticated at the event. Xfinity Movie Series. 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18. Free admission. The Battery Atlanta, 800 Battery Ave. SE, Atlanta. batteryatl.com. The Xfinity Movie Series kicks off with a showing of 'The Goonies.' Bring a lawn chair or blanket if you'd like. DeKalb Dunwoody Community Tailgate. 1 p.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19. Free admission. Marlow's Tavern, 1317 Dunwoody Village Parkway, Suite 102, Dunwoody. https://www.facebook.com. Watch UGA take on the Kentucky Wildcats on a big screen at the tree-lined lawn along the parkway. An on-site DJ will be featured during commercials, along with giveaways. You can buy tailgate-themed foods from Marlow's Tavern and play games such as cornhole and giant Jenga.  Stone Mountain Highland Games. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19 and Sunday, Oct. 20. $18-$20 adults per day, $5 for children age 4-12, plus $20 parking per vehicle per day. Stone Mountain Park, 1000 Robert E. Lee Blvd., Stone Mountain. 770-521-0228. stonemountainpark.com. Scots or 'Scots for the Day' will gather for the Stone Mountain Highland Games and activities including Highland dancing, athletic events and piping and drumming. Brookhaven Arts Festival. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19 and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20. Free parking and admission. Apply Valley Road, Brookhaven with parking behind the Brookhaven MARTA Station. https://www.brookhavenartsfestival.com/. Over 120 artists from across the country will participate in the Brookhaven Arts Festival, which also features a new kids' section, music and food and drink as well as a classic car show from 1 p.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 20. Atlanta Audubon Society Field Trip. 8 a.m. Friday, Oct. 18. Free. Murphey Candler Park, 1551 W. Nancy Creek Drive NE, Atlanta. 404-308-6279. https://www.atlantaaudubon.org/field-trips.html. Explore lake, wetlands and mixed woods habitats as you look for resident and migrant birds. The walk is suitable for people over 14 years old. North Fulton St. Mary of Egypt International Fall Festival. Noon-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19 and Sunday, Oct. 20. $1 admission, children 12 and under free. St. Mary of Egypt Orthodox Church, 1765 Woodstock Road, Roswell. stmaryofegypt.org. Try exotic homemade foods and desserts, browse and buy from diverse vendors and artisans and enjoy musical entertainment and children's events. Johns Creek Arts Festival. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20. Green space across from Atlanta Athletic Club, 1930 Bobby Jones Drive, Johns Creek. splashfestivals.com. The 8th annual Johns Creek Arts Festival will feature 130 artisans and their paintings, pottery, metalwork, folk art, jewelry, glass and more. You'll also find a kids' zone and will be able to listen to varied live music. Milton Haunted House on the Hill. From sundown to 10:30 p.m. nightly in October. 820 Dockbridge Way, Milton. https://www.facebook.com. Michael Myers, the haunted forest and spooky spirits welcome you to drive by the annual Milton Haunted House on the Hill. If you'd like to find Pennywise, you'll have to get out of your car, but please stay off the yard. Props will be limited on rainy nights. Music Under the Pines. 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18. $27. Matilda's, 850 Hickory Flat Road, Milton. 678-480-6932. https://www.matildasmusicvenue.com/music. Enjoy music from Granville Automatic, a duo of Nashville songwriters influenced by The Smiths, Emmylou Harris and Simon & Garfunkel. Bring your own food and drink and come by on the day of the concert if you want to put your name on a table to reserve it. Otherwise, it's first-come, first-served, so you may want to bring your own table and chairs. Gwinnett PAWFest. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19. Free, with some activities extra. Praise Community Church, 329 Grayson Highway, Lawrenceville. https://gwinnetthumane.wixsite.com/pawfest. Bring your leashed dogs to the Gwinnett Humane Society's PAWFest for activities such as lure chasing, a parade, disc dog demos, silent auction, carnival games, $5 nail trims and $12 rabies shots. Dogs will be available for adoption, and you can watch football games at the DAWG-Zone. AutumnFest. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19. Main Street, downtown Logainville. loganville-ga.gov. Officially welcome fall with craft and food vendors, live entertainment and plenty of kids' activities. Ribbon Dance of Empowerment. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19 and 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20. $17-$24. Infinite Energy Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. 770-626-2464. infiniteenergycenter.com. This educational, entertaining production intertwines Chinese dance, history, culture and personal story telling. An original mini dance-drama also tells the story of Chinese-Americans growing up in the South. Sugar Rush. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19. 5039 West Broad St., Sugar Hill. cityofsugarhill.com. Join in the fun at Sugar Rush, an arts festival celebrating performing, visual and culinary arts. Artist vendors, a juried art show, inflatables, an arcade, arts and crafts and more are featured. » RELATED: Diwali 2019: Where in Atlanta you can celebrate the festival of lights
  • A pilot is ok after his plane went down at the Atlanta Airshow Sunday afternoon.  In a tweet from the CF Snowbirds, the group says Capt. Kevin Domon-Grenier was “forced to eject from his aircraft shortly before our performance in Atlanta.” Domon-Grenier made it to the ground safely the group says, and the aircraft “fell in an unpopulated area and no one was injured.”  The pilot was flying a CT-114 Tutor.   The air show was Saturday and scheduled to run through Sunday at Tara Field near Atlanta Motor Speedway.  But event organizers canceled the rest of the show following the crash.    A cause for the crash has not yet been determined.
  • Ask anyone—most will likely tell you the scariest thing about Atlanta usually revolves around rush-hour traffic. But here’s a scare we all can look forward to. Check out the city’s spookiest side with these Halloween-inspired, spine-tingling events around the city. Little Five Points Halloween Festival and Parade One of Atlanta’s most vibrant and colorful neighborhoods really shines in the spooky season. It’s the most festive time of year for both visitors and residents as the outrageously fun parade winds through the streets of Little Five Points. But the parade is only part of the fun, as the festival brings in food vendors, an artists market, live music and more. Noon-10 p.m. Oct. 19; the parade starts at 4 p.m. Free. Little 5 Points, Moreland and Euclid avenues NE, Atlanta. l5phalloween.com. Owl-o-Ween Hot Air Balloon Festival The sky will sparkle and shine as this Kennesaw celebration marks its seventh year. The costume catwalk party spotlights the imagination of attendees, decked in their Halloween attire, with prizes for best costume. The fest brings in more than 120 performing artists aimed at both kids and adults. And speaking of adults, there will be a craft beer garden, a sports bar and a silent disco. The balloons are the stars, though, and organizers recommend getting there early, because tethered balloon rides are limited. 6-11 p.m. Oct. 18-19. $19; $9 ages 3-12. VIP tickets $79; $49 ages 3-12. Kennesaw State University’s Sports + Entertainment Park, 3200 George Busbee Parkway, Kennesaw. owl-o-ween.com. Fright Fest at Six Flags Over Georgia The popular annual event brings out everyone—from the living to the dead—to enjoy the thrills of the amusement park. Special park programs include crafts and “Spooky Stories” for kids, live shows and multiple haunted houses and more chilling frights for the park’s after-dark crowd. Starting at $51.99. Sept. 21-Nov. 2. Six Flags, 275 Riverside Parkway SW, Austell. sixflags.com/overgeorgia. (Hours vary, so check its website for park hours.) A Spooktacular Night by the Georgia Aquarium Trick-or-treat in each gallery of the Georgia Aquarium. Families can also enjoy crafts, a photo station and other Halloween-inspired entertainment. Plus, with each paying adult admission, children under 12 who arrive in costume will receive free admission. 4-8 p.m. Oct. 31. Starting a $26.95. Georgia Aquarium, 225 Baker St. NW, georgiaaquarium.org. The Roof’s Neon Nightmare at Ponce City Market In the spirit of the 80s-era horror thrillers, guests are invited to party on the rooftop of Ponce City Market. Expect to find a scene set with glitch art, a neon graveyard, themed cocktails and small bites. Plus, guests can enjoy carnival games, DJ-spun music and even a costume contest. 7 p.m.-midnight. Oct. 26. Starting at $45. The Roof at Ponce City Market. 675 Ponce De Leon Ave. NE, poncecityroof.com. MORE THINGS TO DO: ‘Frankenstein’: immersive theater puts audience in the action Doggies on the BeltLine This Halloween, the pups can have a little dress-up fun too. In its second year, the BeltLine will host a dog parade and costume contest. Pet owners can check-in their participating pets at 11:30 a.m. at The Shed at Ponce City Market, where there will also be opportunities for free pet portraits, dog treats and vendor booth shopping. The parade will commence at 1 p.m. from Ponce City Market, with a walk along the Eastside BeltLine Trail and end at Park Tavern. It’s free to watch the pet parade, but a ticket is required to access the vendor booths, participate in the parade and enter the Park Tavern after-party. 1-3 p.m. Oct. 27. Starting at $20. The Shed at Ponce City. 675 Ponce De Leon Ave. beltline.org. Boo at the Zoo This Atlanta Halloween classic is always a treat for families. Kids have the opportunity to dress up, collect candy, make crafts and take pictures with character photo ops. Plus, new for 2019, Boo at the Zoo guests can try out the new Freaky Foam Zone, where squishy foam meets jumpy inflatable fun. 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 26 and 27. Starting at $18.99. Zoo Atlanta. 800 Cherokee Ave. SE. 404-624-9453, zooatlanta.org. Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Potter fans can come in their Hogwart’s best to see the movie Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban while the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra plays live to the movie’s John Williams score. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25-26; 3 p.m. Oct. 27. Starting at $59.50. Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. 1280 Peachtree St. NE, 404-733-4900, atlantasymphony.org. The Atlanta Halloween Half Marathon & 5K Try to outrun zombies, witches, superheroes and other costumed participants in the Atlanta Halloween Half Marathon and 5K. The race will start at 8 a.m. at Piedmont Park by Charles Allen Drive. Prizes will not only be awarded to the top three finishers in each age group, but there will also be prizes for the best costume. Register in advance online and pick up your race number on Oct. 25 or 26 at West Stride Running Store (3517 Northside Parkway NW) or the morning of the race from 6:30-7:30 a.m. at Piedmont Park. Race begins at 8.a.m. Oct 27. Starting at $35. Piedmont Park near Charles Allen Drive. halloweenhalfmarathon.com.