5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: October 17-23

Taste of Atlanta, School of Rock, and plenty of brews

Brookhaven Arts Festival
Brookhaven Arts Festival

Photograph by PB Photography

Brookhaven Arts Festival
When: October 20 and 21
Where: Apple Valley Road in Brookhaven
Cost: Free
Details: Now that the temperatures have finally cooled down, explore this outdoor juried art show that features more than 140 artists in mixed media, jewelry, sculpture, photography, and more. There will also be live music, food, children’s activities, and a classic car show on Sunday.

School of Rock
School of Rock

Photograph courtesy of Broadway in Atlanta

School of Rock
When: October 17-21
Where: Fox Theatre
Cost: $41-$116
Details: If you were a fan of the 2003 Jack Black comedy about a wannabe rocker who poses as a substitute at an elite prep school to earn some cash and ends up recruiting his class to be his new band, you’ll enjoy this musical interpretation with new tunes by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Glenn Slater. The mostly kid cast is charming, and lead actor Merritt David Janes brings plenty of Jack Black swagger to his role.

Taste of Atlanta
Taste of Atlanta

Photograph courtesy of Taste of Atlanta

Taste of Atlanta
When: October 19-21
Where: Historic Fourth Ward Park
Cost: $25-$190
Details: Seventeen years and counting, it’s one of Atlanta’s most popular food and drink festivals. More than 90 Atlanta restaurants are coming together to hand out samples of their most crave-worthy dishes. Come for the food and drink, stay for the live cooking demonstrations, classes, and live music.

Decatur Craft Beer Festival
When: October 20, 12-5 p.m.
Where: Decatur Square
Cost: $50-$100
Details: Celebrating its 20th anniversary, get unlimited drinks from more than 80 breweries from around the country along with live music and a DJ in between sets.

Shakespeare on Draught presents Titus Andronicus
When: October 22, 8 p.m.
Where: Orpheus Brewing
Cost: Free
Details: This boozy interpretation of the grim Shakespearean tale comes just in time for Halloween. The crew warns that there will be a lot of fake blood, so wear clothes you don’t mind ruining if you sit in the front.

Bonus event: Atlanta magazine’s Best Burger Battle
When: October 20, 1-5 p.m.
Where: Lenox Square
Cost: $50 (keep an eye on our social media for discounts!)
Details: The best burgers in Atlanta are all coming together for our third annual Best Burger Battle. More than two dozen restaurants will be dishing out samples of their burgers while you’ll also be served bourbon, beer, and live music. Last year, There Brookhaven won Atlanta’s best burger—who will be crowned this year?

These are some cool events, but what about Halloween? We didn’t forget. We have your spooky roundup here.