Watch classic Saturday morning cartoons for a cause

Plus: Atlanta municipal candidates discuss artists and art workers and Chastain Park Arts Festival offers an array of arts and crafts

Photo Credit Andrew AlonsoLIKE A KID: Joystick hosts a Saturday morning cartoon party for a good cause on Nov. 4.Andrew Alonso
The election for Atlanta mayor is Nov. 7, and all candidates running for Atlanta Mayor and City Council will respond to a series of questions regarding artists and art workers in our city on Thursday at C4’s Fireside Chat. Election-themed activities and light discussion will follow the artists’ chat. Free. 6-9 p.m. Thurs., Nov. 2. Fuse Arts Center, 115 Martin Luther King Jr Drive. S.W. 404-969-2787.

Inman Park United Methodist Church hosts the second annual Merry Artists Market, where local artists will feature an assortment of crafts, ceramics, treats and jewelry to prepare guests for the holiday season. Free. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat., Nov. 4. Inman Park United Methodist Church, 1015 Edgewood Ave. N.E. 404-522-9322.

AIR Serenbe, a nonprofit artist residency program of the Serenbe Institute, hosts the premiere of film project Filmer, in which filmmakers create short, cinematic portraits that illuminate the artists’ person and process. $5-$7. 7 p.m. Fri., Nov. 3. Rich Theatre, 1280 Peachtree St. N.E. 404-733-5000.

Joystick Gamebar is bringing the nostalgia to life with a showing of Saturday morning classic cartoons while also accepting clothing and supply donations for the homeless community in Atlanta. In addition, a portion of all proceeds from sales will be donation to Our House, a nonprofit dedicated to breaking the chain of homelessness. Free. Noon-3 p.m. Sat., Nov. 4. Joystick Gamebar, 427 Edgewood Ave. S.E. 404-525-3002.

The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, which funds medical research and provides support to families dealing with the effects of brain tumors, hosts the Starry Night 5K. The event will raise money, support those who suffer from brain tumors, and remember those who have passed on. Free. 3-8:30 p.m. Sat., Nov. 4. The Promenade at Piedmont Park, 1342 Worchester Drive. N.E. 800-253-6530.

Weirdoville, a production studio and marketing department, hosts the second annual Outerwear Drive to collect new and gently used clothing items such as coats, gloves, hats, and socks to benefit local shelters. Free. 3-7 p.m. Sat., Nov. 4. WonderRoot, 982 Memorial Drive. S.E. 404-254-5955.

A mix of alcoholic beverages and canvases hoping to be turned into creations await at Paint Night in Atlantic Station. All paint and beverages will be provided with ticket purchase. $45. 1-3 p.m. Sun., Nov. 5. Atlantic Station Park.

Scofflaw Brewery presents an evening of beer and a rescue animal petting zoo. All donations to the petting zoo will support animal rescues. Free. 1-4 p.m. Sun., Nov. 5. Scofflaw Brewery, 1738 MacArthur Blvd. N.W.

Named one of the top 100 arts festivals nationwide, Chastain Park Arts Festival returns with more than 185 fine artists and craftsmen. While shopping, guests can enjoy live music, food trucks, and a children’s play area. Free. Sat., Nov. 4. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., Nov. 5. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Chastain Park, 140 W. Wieuca Road N.W. 404-252-2927.

Canine Companion for Independence, a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising, training and placing assistance dogs with people with disabilities, hosts DogFest Walk ‘n Roll to celebrate canine companions and fundraise for the organization. Free. Noon - 4 p.m. Sun., Nov. 5. Old 4th Ward Historic Park, 592 N. Angier Ave. N.E. 800-572-2275.

Almost Sunrise, a film that discusses the challenges of reintegrating after returning home from military service, is screened in Cinefest at Georgia State University. Free. 7-9 pm. Mon., Nov. 6. Cinefest Film Theatre, 66 Courtland St. S.E., Ste. 240. 404-413-1798.

Panelist Morgan Ashley and drag queen Brigitte Bidet will discuss how to live and succeed in Atlanta’s creative queer community at the Atlanta Queer Creatives Panel Discussion. Entertainment from DJ Jay will keep the positive vibes going. $5-$10. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Wed., Nov. 8. Industrious Atlanta Ponce City Market, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave. N.E. www.rigelgemini.com

Hand to God, a play written by Robert Askins, follows the Texas Christian Puppet ministry and in particular, one puppet who has turned possessed. The show makes its Atlanta debut at Dad’s Garage. $20. 7:30 p.m. Tues., Nov. 7. Dad’s Garage Theatre, 569 Ezzard St. S.E. 404-523-3141.

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