'36,200 Feet' features local artists’ search for clarity
Plus: A horror-film lovers dream at HorrorQuest Film Festival and a behind the scenes look at Zuckerman Museum of Art's 'Medium' exhibit
Painting takes extreme patience and concentration, and each artist places a part of themselves into their artwork. 36,200 Feet is an exhibition in which local artists present works focusing on their personal journey to define themselves as contemporary artists. Free. 4-7 p.m. Sat., Oct. 14. Murmur, 100 Broad St. S.W. www.murmurmedia.org.
A horror film lover's dream comes true at the seventh annual HorrorQuest Film Festival, which presents independent horror features and short films from all over the world. Free. Fri., Oct. 13. 7 p.m. Sat.-Sun., Oct. 14-15. 1 p.m. Cinefest Film Theatre, 66 Courtland St. S.E., Suite 240. www.thehorrorquest.com.
This year City of Atlanta elects a new mayor, city council and school board. In light of these events, the people running for these positions hold #VoteLocal Happy Hour provide educational materials, local voting t-shirts, civic games, free brews and snacks. Free. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Mon., Oct. 16. Center for Civic Innovation. 115 Martin Luther King Dr. N.W. www.civicatlanta.org.
Ben Coleman, sound artist and audio curator, discusses the intricate selection process for audio tracks used to create the album Medium: Paranormal Field Recordings and Compositions, 1901-2017, which explores the possibility of communication with the unknown. $Free. 7-9 p.m. Fri., Oct. 13. Whitespace. 814 Edgewood Ave. N.E. 404-688-1892. www.whitespace814.com
Where did the art of papermaking actually come from? Dard Hunter, founder of Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking, traveled the world and documented paper making techniques. He presents his findings at upcoming exhibit, In Search of Origins, in the form of volumes and encyclopedias that provide insight specific places and traditions around the world. Free. Oct. 13- June 1. Mon- Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Robert. C. Williams Museum of Papermaking. 500 10t St. N.W. 404-894-4778. www.paper.gatech.edu.
An innocent boy and a girl find out how quickly things can turn ugly when it comes to love. Notch8 Gallery hosts a screening of Christmas in July 1982's I Know the Sunset. Prior to the film screening, Artemus and KarynRose present artwork that may purchased. Free. 9:30 p.m Fri., Oct. 13. Notch8 Gallery, 1397 Blashfield St. S.E. 404-913-3411. www.notch8gallery.com.
Imagine if one game stood between you and freedom. SCAD Cinema presents the screening of Space Jam. The story of the Looney Tunes' desperate attempt to win a basketball game with aid from retired basketball champion Michael Jordan. $7. 7 p.m. Fri., Oct. 13. SCADshow, 173 14th St. 404-253-2740. www.scadshow.com
Writers, publishers, artists and activists are welcomed to the 2017 Atlanta Radical Book Fair. The fair hosts several panel discussions over the culture, history and activism of black, brown, queer and working class communities. In addition, an indoor market will present tables filled with booksellers, publishers, artists and more. Free. Noon-6 p.m. Sat., Oct. 14. Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History, 101 Auburn Ave. N.E. www.atlantaradicalbookfair.com.
Atlanta in a few words? Books, Booze and Beats! Lit Atlanta, "a gathering of passionate people who read, drink, share literary discoveries and groove to good music,' holds its monthly gathering at Monday Night Garage to discuss literature while drinking craft beer. Guests are encouraged to bring one book as a donation to local charities. Free. 7 p.m. Tues., Oct. 17. Monday Night Garage, 933 Lee St. S.W. 404-352-7703. www.litatlanta.com.
UUCA's Underground Theatre gives a voice to Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse Five, in a staged reading of his work. A Night of Vonnegut features selected short stories from Vonnegut's Armageddon in Retrospect. Free. 7:30-10 p.m. Sat., Oct. 14. The Underground Theatre, 1911 Cliff Valley Way N.E. 404-634-5134. www.uuca.org.
At last, Fall is upon us! Welcome cooler weather at Ponce De Leon's seventh annual Fall Festival. More than 125 displays of fine arts, crafts, and folk and "outsider' art fill Olmstead Linear Park, complete with local foo and beverage options. Free. Sat., Oct. 14. 10 a.m.-5p.m. Sun., Oct. 15. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Olmstead Linear Park, 1451 Ponce De Leon Ave. N.E. 404-873-1222. www.festivalonponc.com.
The Plaza theatre presents a showing of 1996 cult classic horror film, The Craft. Guests are encouraged to dress as a witch for the occasion and compete in the costume contest. All ages are welcome. Drinks and snacks will be available for purchase. $15. 8-11 p.m. Wed., Oct. 18. Plaza Theatre, 1049 Ponce De Leon Ave. 631-682-8456. www.plazaatlanta.com
Things get hot as local comics act as characters from the show and bring out their best jokes at the Roast of "Stranger Things." $7-$10. 8:30-11 p.m. Fri., Oct. 13. Highland Inn & Ballroom Lounge, 644 N. Highland Ave. 404-874-5756. www.thehighlandinn.com.
On the occasion of Kim Anno's latest exhibition Wonder, Marcia Wood Gallery presents a screening of the artist's recent Films in Progress and video works. Free. 7-10 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 12. Marcia Wood Gallery. 263 Walker St. S.W. 404-827-0030. www.marciawoodgallery.com.