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Taken from ScoutMob’s ‘What to do this Weekend.’
Meet Riverview Landing, Your New Favorite Off-The-Beaten-Path Hangout
City Hall East begat the Ponce City Market. A former meatpacking district begat Westside Provisions. And now, Jamestown Properties, the developers who worked their wizardry on the aforementioned locations, has given us 500 picturesque acres of a recreational and residential community area along the Chattahoochee. With raised beds built by Fresh Roots Farms, a tin roof marketplace with open air markets in the summertime, and a wooden stage right on the Chattahoochee, Riverview Landing makes for a pretty awesome getaway. And while you might not immediately think of Mableton, GA as a destination, a glance at the scenery — and the fact that it’s a mere 20 minutes from the middle of our city — will have you packing a picnic basket and fleeing the concrete jungle in no time flat. Especially once we tell you about Riverview’s Urban Hoedown this weekend.
Genius Heads and Project Bittersweet will be hangin’ at the hoedown on Saturday!
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Free Museum Entrance!
Don’t forget about the David J. Sencer CDC Museum! It is the only Saturday of the year the CDC Museum is open, on September 29. The public is invited to explore the museum’s permanent collections and view the new hands-on exhibition Cells: The Universe Inside Us. So bring your friends and neighbors and drop in to check out the engaging exhibits from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Atlanta Horror Film Festival
Friday, September 28 – Sunday, September 30
The Goat Farm Arts Center
Horror, sci-fi, gore, thriller, and all sorts of other pants-peeing subgenres will be on display all weekend long at the Goat Farm, ushering in the spookiest month of the year with choice selections like The Tentacle’s Claw and President Wolfman. Note to self: bring extra pair of pants. More info.
Deal Nearby: Malaya Restaurant
Saturday, September 29, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
1st Annual Summerhill Fall Festival
Artists, festival food, live music, and an adults-only Big Wheel race (you supply the wheels): it’s all going down in Summerhill, the neighborhood between Grant Park and the Ted. More info.
Deal Nearby: Community Grounds
Saturday, September 29, 10 p.m.
Blast-Off Burlesque’s Taboo-La-La: Forbidden Zone!
The Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo meet the mystic ladies of Atlanta’s best sci-fi punk-rock burlesque troupe. A match made in cabaret-meets-New Wave heaven. Facebook event page.
Deal Nearby: Zesto Ponce
Saturday, September 29
Little Five Festival
Little Five Points
Dozens and dozens of local bands are descending upon Little Five favorites like Star Bar, the Five Spot, Aurora, Criminal Records, Elmyr, Seven Stages, and more for a marathon of celebrating local talent and rocking the eff out. More info.
Sunday, September 30
Field of Greens Festival
Whippoorwill Hollow Farm
We’re almost as excited about the dishes from 25 Atlanta chefs as we are about the… wait for it… small farm animals. Spend a Sunday tasting farm-to-table dishes, perusing the wares of 50 food artisans, and wandering the 74 lovely acres of Whippoorwill, all to benefit the noble efforts of Slow Food Atlanta. More info and tickets.
Deal Nearby: Sweet Potato Cafe