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Atlanta Comic Convention swoops into town

Plus: Art Camp promotes self-expression and Shakespeare's Tavern presents 'Macbeth'

 

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Nerds unite! Atlanta Comic Convention is held four times a year and presents a mix of comic book and collectable dealers from around the region. Various artists and creators fill the Artist’s Alley for meet and greet opportunities. $5. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun., Oct. 8. Marriott Hotel-Century Center, 2000 Century Blvd. 706-837-4976. www.atlantacomicconvention.com.

Bring your pens, pencils and paintbrushes to Art Camp, hosted by Panorama Oaks Day Studio, an organization dedicated to cultivating a safe space of learning, self-expression and individuality for all ages. Guests will focus on a variety of arts as it relates to the world of a child. $25. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Thurs.-Fri., Oct. 5-6. Panorama Oaks Day Studio, 1071 Delaware Ave. S.E. 770-688-6323. www.panoramaoaks.org.

Professional advisors teach guests how to enhance intuitive and interpersonal skills at the Astrology and Other Metaphysical Tools and Applications Workshop by learning techniques that teach about yourself, your loved ones, employees or customers. Workshop will focus on numerology, astrology and oracle cards to explain the best way to combine their uses in the business field. Free. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat., Oct. 7. Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center, 800 Spring St. 770-897-3735. www.reneetarot.com.

Relax and meander through several works of art at The Art of the Portrait Group Show hosted by Blue Mark Studios, a community based event venues, creative studio and art gallery. The exhibition features four contemporary artists that “explore traditional subject matter of portraiture.” Free. 7-10 p.m. Fri., Oct. 6. Blue Mark Studios, 892 Jefferson St. N.W. 404-310-1269. www.bluemarkstudios.com.

Say Cheese! Fall Portrait Minis & Pumpkin Patch Minis is here to provide pictures of all the fall fun you can fit into a frame at Tayard Creek Park. $75-$150. 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Sat., Oct. 7. Tanyard Creek Park, 73 Twenty Eighth St. 404-477-3687. www.friendsoftanyardcreekpark.org

Art is a world of creative expression in itself. BOY ART! is calling for art of all sizes and mediums to be presented in an exhibit hosted by The Bakery Atlanta, a place where designers and architects come together to “elevate your space to the next level.” Free. 3-10 p.m. Sun., Oct. 8.The Bakery Atlanta, 825 Warner St. 404-545-6131. www.thebakeryatl.com.

The battle of the sexes returns — but this time the battle is back for laughter at Improv Battle of the Sexes. Girls and boys will fight for the improv trophy while guests vote on who will win. $10. 10:30 p.m. Sat., Oct. 7. The Village Theatre, 349 Decatur St. S.E. 404-688-8858. www.villagecomedy.com.

Free Museum Admission Day at the High Museum allows guests to receive free admission to the museum every second Sunday of each month. Free. Noon-5 p.m. Sun., Oct. 8. High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St. N.E. 404-733-5000. www.high.org.

Creating jewelry is as simple as finding a beautiful stone. Wire Wrapping Workshop – Pendants teaches a basic “cage” wrapping style that allows visitors to learn to wrap their own jewelry. All supplies included in workshop. $60. 1-4 p.m. Sat., Oct. 7. Location provided upon registration. www.loveandlightheal.com.

Drawing the human figure takes extreme patience and discipline. Healium Center's Nude Life Drawing presents sessions available for artists of all experience levels to learn new techniques for drawing nude models. Each session will have a different nude model. $20. 7-9 p.m. Sat., Oct. 7. Healium Center, 344 Candler Park Drive N.E. 404-216-8877. www.healiumcenter.com. 

Shakespeare’s Tavern presents Macbeth. The play presents the tragedy that comes with the all too human desire for power that set into motion “some of the most blood curdling, murderous and tragic events that Scotland has ever witnessed.” $15. 7:30 p.m. Thurs.-Sun., Oct. 5-29. The Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse, 499 Peachtree St. N.E. 404-874-5299. www.spahkespearetavern.com.

 Short films are used to convey a strong emotion to the audience and Short Films Series #1: UMFF 2017 presents several films to watch for viewers pleasure. Films like Five by Five, directed by Kate Herron and Vida Muertos, directed by LeahCohen-Mays will be screened. $6.27 per film. 5:15-6:45 p.m. Sat., Oct. 7. Cinefest Film Theatre, 66 Courtland St. S.E. Student Center West. 404-413-1798. www.spotlight.gsu.edu.

International Open Mic Night opens the floor to all poets, singers and storytellers who wish to express themselves. Free. 6:30 – 9 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 5. Gallery 72, 72 Marietta St. N.W. 404-546-3220. www.ocaatlanta.com.

Pack the picnic basket and enjoy cooler weather at a picnic and movie screening featuring The Making of Modern Atlanta. The documentary by Andrew Young, presented by the Center for Civic Innovation’s #VoteLocal Initiative, tells the story of Atlanta’s growth from small city to international metropolis. Free. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Fri., Oct. 6. East Atlanta Village Farmers Market, 572 Stokeswood Ave. 404-919-3619. www.cfmatl.org.

Spread the word that Atlanta Pride Festival is on the way by spending the afternoon painting the Krog Street Tunnel at ATL Pride Krog Street Tunnel Paint Day. Guests will paint the tunnel and make signs for the Dyke March and Trans March. Free. 1-4 p.m. Sun., Oct. 8. Krog Street Tunnel, DeKalb Ave. 404-382-7588. www.atlantapride.org.

Your eyes may open, but are you actually seeing what’s there? Hidden Midtown: Out & About shows Midtown in a never before seen way with a scavenger hunt that explores the layers of the neighborhood’s history. $10-$15. 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 5. Margaret Mitchell House, 990 Peachtree St. N.E. 404-814-4000. www.atlantahistory.com.



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