Looking for something interesting and fun to help release that midterm stress this fall? Here’s a list of arts and entertainment events that will keep you entertained this month.
1) FRENCH CULTURE FESTIVAL
- Oct. 9 - Nov. 3, FREE
France-Atlanta is offering a variety of events throughout the entirety of October and early November to serve your cultural appetite! Enjoy innovative films, live performances, exhibitions and workshops that show how beautifully intertwined French culture is with the Southeast. Most events are free, so visit the site, take your pic and have a great time!
2) NIGHTMARE GATE
- Every weekend in October, 8 p.m.-midnight, $25
- 4179 Vansant Rd Douglasville, GA 30135
Get a jumpstart on Halloween festivities and test how genius you truly are at Nightmare Gate this weekend. The post-apocalyptic haunted house is set in the aftermath of an infectious disease that has decimated the hospital and now YOU have to escape and find the cure. Stop by this Friday or Saturday to find out if you’ll be a survivor…or a statistic.
3) ELEVATE 2017: ENLIGHTEN
- Oct. 14-21, FREE
- 233 Peachtree St NE Harris Tower Suite 1700 Atlanta, GA, 30303
As the title of this event says, come out and “enlighten” yourself on the issues surrounding the plight of veterans and gentrification while also learning about the healing power of art. Professional artists lead panels and workshops about trends and how to aid your community through your passion. Mercer is all about giving back so learn how to better do that here!
4) HALLOWEEN FESTIVAL
- Oct. 21, FREE
- Little Five Points, Atlanta, GA 30307
Come out for Georgia’s premier Halloween bash in the most exciting part of Atlanta, Little Five Points. Free food, free drinks, live entertainment, pumpkin carving and the coolest street vendors will make for an amazing weekend and best of all, it’s free.
5) HORROR FILM FESTIVAL
- Oct. 19- Oct. 22, $10
- One Peachtree Pointe 1545 Peachtree St. NE #102 Atlanta, GA 30309
Movie buff? Drive down the Synchronicity Theatre to enjoy premier horror films made by the world’s top filmmakers. From documentaries to short films to feature length pieces, whatever film you choose to delve into will be something you won’t see anywhere else. It’s guaranteed to leave a mark you’ll never forget.
6) GLASS PUMPKINS
- Oct. 8-31, $50
- 250 Freeman St, Decatur, GA 30030
Make a gorgeous glass pumpkin to celebrate and decorate for fall at Georgia’s premier glass-blowing site.
7) GATES OF MISERY
- Every weekend in October and Halloween week, $8
- 174 Chatillon Rd NE Rome, Georgia 30161
Looking for something more traditional yet still a little creepy this Halloween season? The Gates of Misery in Rome, GA is one of the scariest haunted houses in Georgia. The 12,000 square foot walk through a haunted house is filled with torture, torment, terrifying screams and nightmares you’re afraid to face in a dark for only $8. Are you brave enough?
8) DOGGIE BIRTHDAY BASH
- Oct. 21, 2-5PM, $8
- Loring Heights Dog Park Loring Dr. NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
Not into the scary and looking for something a little more wholesome this Halloween season? Scoop up your pup and drive down to baby Bosley’s birthday bash to spend time eating good food and petting cute pups to heal your college torn soul. Don’t have a dog? That’s fine! There’s plenty of adorable dogs to go around.