Nine Inch Nails
Where: Fox Theatre
When: September 26 and 27, 7 p.m.
Details: The legendary alt-rockers return to Atlanta for the first time since 2014 (with The Jesus and Mary Chain in tow), and while the band made headlines back in May for selling the first seats to these concerts only at the door rather than digitally, there’s still a few tickets you can snag online.
The Cheese Fest
Where: Historic Fourth Ward Park
When: September 28, 5-10 p.m.
Details: Now in its sixth year, this annual celebration of all things cheesy will offer tastings from more than 100 cheesemakers and vendors, plus cheese and beer/wine pairings, classes, live music, and a grilled cheese competition. Proceeds benefit The Giving Kitchen.
Sunday in the Park
Where: Oakland Cemetery
When: September 30, 12-6 p.m.
Details: It’s the 40th anniversary of this Oakland Cemetery event, which kicks off the beginning of fall with an artists’ market, food trucks, cemetery tours, crafts, and even a historical costume contest. There will also be five stages featuring historical theatrical performances that tell the stories of Oakland’s residents.
Decatur Tiny House Festival
Where: Downtown Decatur (105 Electric Avenue)
When: September 29 and 30, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Price: Day pass: $20 in advance, $25 at door; Weekend pass: $35 in advance, $40 at door, one-day early-access VIP pass: $45
Details: Learn how to live large in a little space (typically less than 400 sq. ft.) during this third-annual festival, which brings several model tiny houses that you can tour, along with a “tiny travel” exhibition that shows off mini-campers and RVs. There’s also a kids’ area and several “mini-lectures” from SCAD Atlanta.
Nina Simone: Four Women
Where: Southwest Arts Center
When: September 28 through October 21 (previews: September 26-27)
Details: True Colors Theatre Company presents the Atlanta debut of this play, which personifies the women in Nina Simone’s 1966 song “Four Women.” The story is set in the remains of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, just after the 1963 bombing, and features several of Simone’s civil rights songs, including “Mississippi Goddamn.”