Brent Star reads scary stories during Drag Queen Storytime

Plus: 'The Color Purple' heads to the Fox Theatre and Java Cats Caf̩ screens 'Hocus Pocus' with furry friends

Brent Star
Photo credit: Tomas Espinoza Photography
LIBRARY IS OPEN: Brent Star reads spooky tales at Drag Queen Storytime on Sun., Oct. 22.

The The Fox Theatre brings to life Alice Walker's classic novel The Color Purple, which follows the life of a poor and uneducated 14-year-old girl living in rural Georgia as she writes letters to Go. $30-$125. Times vary. Tues.-Sun., Oct. 24-29. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. N.E. 404-881-2100. www.foxtheatre.org.

The Bakery presents a night of family fun at the Improv Show, where award-winning actors will keep guests laughing all evening. Free. 8 p.m. Thurs., Oct.19. The Plaza, 755 Battery Ave. S.E. 404-577-9100. www.batteryatl.com.

Fall Line Press presents the opening night of Photography and the Artists Book, which displays unique, photography-filled artist books. Generally artists' books are not not seen as art themselves, but Fall Line Press intends to hold this annual event to remind guests of the "deeper, more extended expression of the meaning and value of their photography.' 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thurs., Oct.19. Fall Line Press, 675 Drewry St. N.E. 404-666-0722. www.fallinepress.com

Go Paint Love presents a night to feature local artists where guests are able to purchase art through the art auction, enjoy live art experiences and watch as muralists Sanitha Phansavanh and MIke Lowery paint the walls of Monday Night Brewery. Since its founding in 2013, the organization has served the art scene through its dedication of providing art classes and donations to organizations throughout metro Atlanta. $15. 7-10 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 19. Monday Night Brewing, 933 Lee t. S.W. www.gopaintlove.org.

The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation, a nonprofit that works for the preservation and revitalization of Georgia's diverse historic resources, presents Costumes and Cocktails at the Castle, a haunting night of dancing, elixir tasting, psychic readings, costume showdowns, and more located at the Rhodes Hall castle. $20-$25. 7-11 p.m. Fri., Oct. 20. Rhodes Hall, 1516 Peachtree St. N.W. 404-885-7805. www.georgiatrust.org.

A murder mystery is in order at Maggiano's Little Italy. Enjoy a three-course family-style dinner while trying to solve a homicide. $65. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Fri., Oct. 20. Maggiano's Little Italy, 1601 Cumberland Mall. 770-799-1580. www.locations.maggianos.com.

Poetic brushesinvites all to grab a paintbrush and enjoy an evening of guest poets and spoen word, live art, music, drinks and more at Paragon 7 Studio and Art gallery. $8-$10. Fri., Oct. 20. 8 p.m. Sat., Oct. 21. Noon. Paragon 7 Studio, 3201 Atlanta Industrial Pkwy. Suit 103. 404-855-0657. www.paragon7atl.com.

A screening of Hocus Pocus, the 1993 comedy that follows a villainous trio of witches, will put guests in the Halloween spirit at Java Cats Movie Night. There will be free popcorn and of course, lots of snuggly kitties. $15. 7 p.m. Sat., Oct. 21. Java Cats Cafe, 415 Memorial Dr. S.E. 470-305-7575. www.javacatscafe.com.

Sam Flax Art & Design, an art and craft supply store, presents free kids pumpkin painting, Free. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sat., Oct. 21. Sam Flax Art & Design, 1745 Peachtree St. N.E. 404-352-7200. www.samflax.com.

Audience members decide the drunken fate of actors at Shitfaced Shakespeare, where cast perform Shakespeare classics while consuming large amounts of alcohol at audience discretion. $18. 7:30 p.m. Sat., Oct. 21 and 28. The Village Theatre, 349 Decatur St. S.E. 404-688-8858. www.villagecomedy.com.

Posman Books presents a Halloween themed drag storytime, where Brent Star will read stories to children and hand out holiday themed treats. Books include The Monster At the End of This Book, The Monsters Three, Creepy Pair of Underwear and more. Free. 2 p.m. Sun., Oct. 22. Posman Books Atlanta, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave. 470-355-9051. www.posmanbooks.com

Quilting by hand is known as a timeless tradition, and Fabricate Studios is hosting a quilting workshop that provides guests with a crash course in hand quilting. $35. 7-9 p.m. Mon., Oct. 23. Fabricate Studios, 1537-B Howell Mill Road. 404-981-4665. www.fabricateatlanta.com.

An evening of networking and new music awaits at Media Matters. Network with bloggers, film crews, photographers, freelance journalists, and other independent media personnel while a DJ keeps the mood light. Free. 7 p.m.-midnight. Mon., Oct. 23. iLounge EAV, 1287 Glenwood Ave. S.E. 678-528-6925. www.makinitmag.com.-

Homeschool Day welcomes children with unique educational needs for a day of educational activities and workshops at the Children's Museum of Atlanta. $5-$10. 1-4 p.m. Tues., Oct. 24. Children's Museum of Atlanta, 275 Centennial Olympic Park Dr. N.W. 404- 659-5437. www.childrensmuseumatlanta.org

BeAtlanta, a regional art and music media outlet, hosts its first annual Art and Music Festival Competition, where 16 artists will compete for one of two performance spots at the BeAtlanta Music Festival. $7-$10. 8-11:30 p.m. Wed., Oct. 25. Kat's Cafe, 970 Piedmont Ave. N.E. www.beatlanta.com.

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