5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: October 2–8

Tyler, the Creator, slow fashion, and Evil Dead

Tyler the Creator things to do in Atlanta
Tyler, the Creator performs in Atlanta this weekend.

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Tyler, the Creator
October 3, 7 p.m.
State Farm Arena
$60+ for seats, standing-only general admission is $69.50
The Odd Future cofounder will be in Atlanta this week promoting his latest album, Igor, which hit No. 1 on the Billboard charts when it was released back in May. Guests include Blood Orange and GoldLink.

Atlanta Black Theatre Festival
When: October 2–5
Porter Sanford III Performing Arts Center, Decatur
This four-day festival is packed with plays and readings from artists across the country, along with an Afro-Expo market and food truck alley. Among the performances: Calvin Alexander Ramsey’s play The Green Book, “Pudding (A Cosby Satire)” by Shernā Ann Phillips, and “Midnight Madness,” a comedy variety show. 

Slow Fashion Symposium
When: October 4–6
Coco + Mischa at Ponce City Market
Last year, Ponce City Market retailer Coco + Mischa hosted a panel on “slow fashion”—clothing that is eco-conscious, well-made, and ethical—that was so popular they’ve turned it into a three-day conference. Designers including Megan Huntz, Rochelle Porter, and Amanda Greeley will discuss what it takes to create successful slow fashion. Attendees can also join mini workshops on sewing and indigo dyeing or attend a discussion by The Conscious Closet author Elizabeth L. Cline.

Night Market
When: October 3, 6–10 p.m.
Home Depot Backyard at Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Free; $25 food and drink ticket option available
Mercedes-Benz’s tailgate lot, the Home Depot Backyard, will begin hosting monthly night markets on the first Thursday of the month. The 21 and up event will feature food from Sweet Auburn BBQ’s Howard Hsu, the Spotted Trotter’s Kevin Outz, Shake Shack, Kyma, and cocktails from Kellie Thorn (By George, Empire State South). Expect fun local gifts curated by the Indie Craft Experience and live music.

Evil Dead: The Musical
When: October 4–20
Out of Box Theatre at the Artisan Resource Center, Marietta
Cost: $37.10 for general admission, $47.70 for “splatter zone” seats
Because there really is a musical version of everything, Marietta’s Out of Box Theatre will host this rock-and-roll off-Broadway show based on the horror movie franchise just in time for Halloween. If you really want to get into the action, opt to sit in the “splatter zone.”