Indie Craft Experience's fall market hosts 50-plus makers
Plus: Relax, Read, Refresh with Atlanta Contemporary and welcome cooler weather with O4W Fall Festival
Autumn allows reprieve from the hot, humid Georgia summer and welcomes pre-holiday shopping opportunities. Indie Craft Experience's Fall Market features more than 50 craft and vintage vendors, a variety of local food and music by DJ Zano. Free-$5. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun., Sept. 10. YAARB Temple, 400 Ponce de Leon Ave. www.ice-atlanta.com.
Although Oakland Cemetery is the final resting ground to more than 70,000 people, the ArtsATL Lawn Party 2017 will bring the cemetery to life on Sun., Sept. 10. ArtsATL, a nonprofit organization that ignites discussion about the arts in Atlanta, celebrates the end end of summer and the final days of the Luminary Award nominations with lawn games, music, speakers and food. Free. 3-6 p.m. Sun., Sept. 10. Oakland Cemetery, 248 Oakland Ave. S.E. www.wonderroot.org.
Charis Circle, a nonprofit organization that works with artists, authors and activists to bring innovative programming and events to Atlanta's feminist communities, hosts Feminist Vent: The Personal is Political. Group members open a discussion that seeks to deconstruct and process issues of society using intersectional feminist strategies. The group shares resources, books, websites and support. Free. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 7. Charis Books and More, 1189 Euclid Ave. N.E. 404-524-0304. www.charisbooksandmore.com.
Ever wondered what's going on inside the head of an Ewok? Dad's Garage presents the parody musical Wicket, a spin on Star Wars that tell the story from an Ewok's perspective. The furry bear like creature makes an unlikely hero, as Wicket is an undersized and disregarded Ewok who must find the "force" to save his dream girl and save his species. $12.50-$29.50. 8 p.m. Thurs.-Sat., Sept. 8 - Oct. 7. Dad's Garage Theatre, 569 Ezzard St. www.dadsgarage.com.
Rialto Center for the Arts presents The Hunchback of Notre Dame, the tale of Quasimodo, a "deformed bell ringer in a cold, cathedral tower discovers his strength." Based on the original novel by Victor Hugo, actors will hit the stage to present a performance of how malevolent forces often lead to a dark, twisted fate. $18-$51. 2:30-4:30 p.m. and 7:30-9:30 p.m. Sept. 7-17. Rialto Center for the Arts, 80 Forsyth St. N.W. 404-413-9800. www.rialtocenter.org
Feelings of irony, beauty, empathy and loss can be felt when viewing Kim Anno's Wonder exhibition. Anno is a California-based artist whose paintings imagine the landscape changing as a result of changing climate. Inspired by the heart of Western idealism in nature, she manipulates it in such a way that viewers are left with a painting that is "the blushing dilemma of desire and regret." Free. Noon-5 p.m. Thurs.-Sat., Sept. 13-Oct. 21. Marcia Wood Gallery, 1037 Monroe Drive. 404-827-0030. www.marciawoodgallery.com.
Artist J.D. Koth sparks the imagination and curiosity of those who explore the variety of woven sculptures at Fernbank Museum of Natural History's Wild Huts and Hollows. Koth's work is influenced greatly by nature, as he focuses on collaborating with the material at hand, careful not to impose too much influence on the natural form. Visitors are encouraged to explore the odds and ends of the sculptures, offering unique photo opportunities. $13-$33. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sun., Sept. 9-Feb. 11. Fernbank Museum of Natural History, 767 Clifton Road N.E.404-929-6300. www.fernbankmuseum.org.
Return to a simpler time with lawn games, a dance floor and vintage paper moon photo sets. Flapper dresses and boat hats of the roaring '20s take over the Wren's Nest on Sept. 9 for The Great Gatsby Lawn Party, hosted by Dardanella, a New York-based traveling company specializing in experimenting with decades of the past. The Great Gatsby, a 1925 novel written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, follows a young millionaire, glorifies the Jazz Age and has been described as "a cautionary tale regarding the American dream." Food and cocktails are available for purchase. Period attire is strongly encouraged. $35-$75. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat., Sept. 9. The Wren's Nest, 1050 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd. www.dardanella.com.
Enjoy the cool(er) weather with local food trucks, music, crafts and luminescent lanterns that light up the evening at the third annual Old Fourth Ward Fall Festival. Do-it-yourself lantern kits are available for the kids and a craft beer tasting event welcomes the older folks. Free-$50. Fri., Sept. 8, 5-11 p.m. Sat., Sept. 9, noon-11 p.m. Historic Fourth Ward Skate Park, 830 Willoughby Way N.E. www.oldfourthwardfallfest.com.
Walk for a cause and dance like nobody's watching at Eudamonium: The Good Life Festival, hosted by the Aimee Copeland Foundation to raise awareness about health, wellness and people with disabilities. Yard games, food trucks and wellness activities are available at the event. Aimee Copeland will be in attendance to discuss her story that led to the creation of the Aimee Copeland Foundation, an organization dedicated to empowering people of all abilities. Free. 3-7 p.m. Sat., Sept. 9. Candler Park, 585 Candler Park Drive. www.aimeecopelandfoundation.org.
One dollar is all it takes to vote for the best comedian of the night at the One Dollar Comedy Show. Comedians have six minutes to impress the crowd and may use bands, props and the crowd as part of their set. May the best comedian win! Free. 10:30 p.m. Sat., Sept. 9. Relapse Theatre, 380 14th St. N.W. 404-464-5894. www.relapsecomedy.com.
Whether you're a true DaVinci or just picking up a paintbrush for the first time, Georgia Tech's Office of Campus Sustainability welcomes all to paint a mural on the future Living Building at Planting the Seeds: Community Mural. The Living Building is expected to be the most environmentally advanced educational and research facility built in the Southeast. Georgia Tech is counting on the community to make this event a success and has provided all painting materials needed. Free. 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Fri., Sept. 8. Lyman Hall, Suit 206. 225 North Ave. 404-385-4949. www.sustain.gatech.edu.
Dive deep into a world of information at the 12th annual International Documentary Film Festival. A grand variety of independent documentary films from across the globe come together to educate and entertain audiences of every demographic. After all, knowledge is power! $10-$50. Fri.-Sun., Sept. 8-10. Synchronicity Theater. 1545 Peachtree St. N.E. 404-848-8636. www.atlantafilmseries.com
It's OK to judge a book by its cover at Relax, Read, Refresh hosted by Cover Books at Atlanta Contemporary, which strives to "create unique experiences that are engaging, memorable, and thought-provoking." Attendees can purchase cocktails at the bar, browse through shelves of available books and meander through exhibitions on view in the main gallery. Free. 6-8 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 7. Atlanta Contemporary, 535 Means St. N.W. 404-688-1970-222. www.atlantacontemporary.org.