Weekend High Five: Life in the fast lane
1. You can check out anytime you like… There are still tickets available for tomorrow night’s Green Concert at Piedmont Park featuring The Eagles. Don Henley and Co. will be rolling out the greatest hits – “Hotel California,” “New Kid in Town,” “Heartache Tonight” among them – a maybe even a few solo favorites. The show supports the Piedmont Park Conservancy.
2. More festival fever: Another fall weekend brings on another round of festivals, all with their own attitude and fun. You can choose from the Little 5 Points Halloween Festival & Parade if you want some quirky chills and thrills (the parade is Saturday at 4 p.m.); The Brookhaven Arts Festival will offer art from new and established artists as well as food and live entertainment; and the Fall Fling Fundraiser for Historic Fourth Ward Park at The Masquerade with live music, games, food and you can even bring along your pooch.
3. Gay literati: The fourth annual Atlanta Queer Literary Festival kicks into high gear Friday night with keynote addresses by Cary Alan Johnson, director of the International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission, and award-winning poet Ana Bozicevic at the Auburn Avenue Research Library at 7:30 p.m. Saturday will be a day of readings and panels at the Decatur Library followed by a poetry slam at Java Monkey Coffee House.
4. Westside story: The monthly Westside Art Walk featuring exhibitions and artist talks gets a boost on Saturday with events coordinated with the ongoing Atlanta Celebrates Photography and Flux Projects. The walk runs from noon to 5 p.m., so there’s plenty of time to stroll the galleries to see some up and coming artists.
5. Anniversary swag: Live, work, play community Atlantic Station will celebrate its fifth anniversary (where does the time go?) on Saturday starting at 10 a.m. in Central Park. The first 500 shoppers will receive a re-usable shopping bag filled with goodies and one lucky person with find a $500 gift card in their swag bag.