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Events and Performances taking place this Month

Now Thru September 23
The Tortoise, the Hare & Other Aesop's Fables
Center for Puppetry Arts
The Tortoise, the Hare & Other Aesop's Fables offers classic stories and morals for young audiences. Featuring famous fables, such as "The Lion and the Mouse;" "Country Mouse and City Mouse;" "The Fox and the Crane;" "The Ant and the Grasshopper;" and "The Tortoise and the Hare;" the family-favorite musical show is sure to engage even the youngest family members. The performance includes life lessons presented as short stories in order to introduce these concepts to toddlers in a fun, comfortable and positive environment. Visit for show listings and tickets.

Saturday, September 8
Phillip Phillips
The Fred Amphitheater

Phillip Phillips is the Season 11 American Idol winner. See him perform his platinum hit song "Home" along with "Gone, Gone, Gone", "Raging Fire" and many more Saturday, September 8. Later in the month Yacht Rock Revue will perform the music of the Beatles and your favorite 70's smooth rock in two sets on Friday, September 28. The Fred Amphitheater is nestled in the woods of Peachtree City only a 45 minute drive from Atlanta. Tickets may be purchased through the Fred website at or by phone at 877-725-8849.

Saturday, September 22
Fall Folklife Festival
Atlanta History Center
Celebrating the exhibition Barbecue Nation, this year's Fall Folklife focuses on barbecue traditions of Native Americans, African Americans and European Americans. Regional cultural expressions will be explored and will feature honored guests from the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma returning to their ancestral lands. The Smith Family Farm provides the ideal backdrop for exploring our Southern foodways traditions with chef demos and discussions in our open hearth kitchens. Hands-on demonstrations explore Southern crafts such as basket weaving, woodworking, pottery, food preservation and candle dipping. Sip local brews while listening to the sounds of Georgia folk musicians, visiting with regional folk artists and exploring signature exhibitions and the fall foliage in the Goizueta Gardens. Visit

September 25 - October 24
Nina Simone: Four Women

Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre
In its Atlanta debut, Nina Simone: Four Women brings to life the four women from the play's namesake song, giving voice to "Aunt Sarah", "Sephronia", "Sweet Thing", and "Peaches". The day after the 1963 bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, these four women find themselves in search of solace in the ruins of the church, where Nina is struggling to compose a song that can capture the pain and protest that resides in her heart. This play with music includes some of Nina Simone's most popular civil rights anthems such as "Mississippi Goddam," "Go Limp," and "Young, Gifted, and Black."

September 27 - October 21
Nell Gwynn
Synchronicity Theatre
Atlanta's Synchronicity Theatre will open its 21st Season with Jessica Swale's Nell Gwynn, a comedy based on the true story of an orange vendor who becomes one of the most celebrated actresses in 17th Century London – and King Charles II's mistress. Tickets at

Friday, September 28
Max Richter
Schwartz Center for Performing Arts
The Candler Concert Series kicks off its 16th year in the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts with Max Richter and the American Contemporary Music Ensemble performing Infra and music from The Blue Notebooks. Richter has become best known for his genre-defining and highly influential solo albums which have given rise to the ever-burgeoning neo-classical movement. Tickets are available through the Arts at Emory Box Office online at, in person, or by calling 404-727-5050 Monday – Friday, noon – 6 p.m.

Saturday, September 29
Georgia Blues & Roots Festival
Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre
The Georgia Blues and Roots Festival offers fun for the whole family. Enjoy blues performances for Carl Weathersby, Albert Castiglia, The Stone Foxes, Charlie Wooton & Zydefunk, Larry Giffith and more. There will be blues and zydeco dance lessons, harmonica workshop, free parking and children 12 and under free. This year's festival will give "The Georgia Music Legend Award" to Atlanta's own, Eddie Tigner and Sandra Hal. Tickets at

September 29 & 30
Decatur Tiny House Festival
Downtown Decatur
The Tiny House Festival offers thought-provoking speakers and 20+ real and really cool tiny houses to tour. Attendees will be able to attend various sessions, dine from food trucks and local restaurants, attend a tiny travel area and kids corner for tiny humans. Visit

October 5 - 7
Harry Potter Film Concert Series
Atlanta Symphony Hall
The Harry Potter Film Concert Series returns to Atlanta Symphony Hall with Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in Concert, the second film in the series. On October 5, 6 and 7 of 2018, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra will perform John Williams' unforgettable score from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, while the entire film plays in high-definition on a 40-foot screen. Visit



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