Cool Things To Do In Atlanta In November

Get out and about during November in Atlanta. There's lots to do.
  • See Amy Schumer, ATL Comedy Jam and So You Think You Can Dance Live! at the Fox Theatre. (Gene Phillips, AtlantaPhotos.com)
    See Amy Schumer, ATL Comedy Jam and So You Think You Can Dance Live! at the Fox Theatre. (Gene Phillips, AtlantaPhotos.com)
  • What notes do you taste? Uncorked Atlanta Wine Festival comes this November.
    What notes do you taste? Uncorked Atlanta Wine Festival comes this November.

From leftover thrills from Halloween to pre-holiday celebrations (and everything in between), it’s time to bundle up a little  and get out there to experience the city.

  1. Netherworld thrills and terrifies with stunt actors in intense makeup, movie-quality special effects and detailed sets. through Nov. 4. 
  2. Whiskies of the World invites you to sample more than 200 expressions of scotch, bourbon, Irish, Canadian and other whiskies from around the world and also includes whiskey seminars and whiskey pairings with food and cigars. Nov. 2. 
  3. Chomp & Stomp is an annual festival that features a chili cook-off, food vendors, old-time music and a 5K run at Cabbagetown Park. Nov. 3.
  4. Atlanta Oddities & Curiosities Expo brings together enthusiasts of all things unusual and eclectic; vendors include taxidermy, antiques, odd jewelry, unusual art, bones and more. Nov. 3. 
  5. The Decatur Wine Festival invites you to taste wines, vote for your favorites and enjoy live music and food. Nov. 3. 
  6. Yoga at the Museum invites you to experience a yoga class surrounded by works of art at Spelman College and engage in a practice that centers around balance, focus and strength. Nov. 5. 
  7. "West Side Story" brings the timeless tale of love at first sight to the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. Nov. 3 -- 11. 
  8. So You Think You Can Dance Live! is bringing its best dancers of 2018 around the country; see them at the Fox Theatre. Nov. 7. 
  9. Wizard Pub Crawl features food and drink specials in five bars in Virginia-Highland, plus a costume contest. Nov. 9.
  10. The 37th Annual Atlanta Veterans Day Parade promenades through downtown Atlanta. Nov. 10. 
  11. The Super Run 5K/10K provides a cape and welcomes costumes at Historic Fourth Ward Park. Nov. 10. 
  12. Stone Mountain Christmas features 2 million lights, holiday shows, a snow-angel palace, a parade with Santa, fireworks and snowfall at Stone Mountain Park. Nearby Snow Mountain offers inner tube rides. Nov. 10 -- Jan. 6, 2019. 
  13. Guaco Taco Fest celebrates tacos, guacamole and all things avocado with some of Atlanta's best restaurants, plus live music and adult beverages. Nov. 10.
  14. King of Pops Field Day features live bands, food trucks, games, races, face painting, a pops-eating contest, and free pops outdoors at 552 Decatur St. SE. Nov. 11. 
  15. Free Entrance Days in the National Parks means that you can enjoy the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area without an entry fee. Nov. 11. 
  16. Culinary Passport Atlanta features samples from 10 restaurants serving food from around the world, cooking demos, live music and two drink tickets at The Stave Room. Nov. 13. 
  17. Comedian Amy Schumer is coming to the Fabulous Fox Theatre. Nov. 14. 
  18. The Buried Alive Film Fest brings a juried selection of disturbing and scary independent horror films to the 7 Stages Theatre. Nov. 14 -- 18. 
  19. DreamHack is "Everything gaming under one roof." Come compete or watch the competitive gaming tournaments in person, and enjoy live music performances.
  20. ATL Comedy Jam brings tons of laughs to the Fox Theatre. Nov. 17. 
  21. The inaugural We Buy Black Convention highlights black-owned businesses and service-providers. Nov. 16. 
  22. Winter Wonderland celebrates Christmas, Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights and other cultures with bright lights, decorated trees, ornaments and emblems at Fernbank Museum of Natural History. Nov. 16 -- Jan. 6, 2019. 
  23. The Uncorked Atlanta Wine Festival includes wine tasting, craft beer, live music and food for sale at Park Tavern. Nov. 17. 
  24. The Grant Park Mothball features DJ dance music, appetizers, a cash bar and a costume contest. Nov. 17. 
  25. The Indie Craft Experience Holiday Shopping Spectacular invites you to shop from crafters, artists, vintage vendors and food trucks at the Georgia Freight Depot. Nov. 17 -- 18. 
  26. Garden Lights Holiday Nights features 1 million colorful lights, costumed characters, attractions and snacks at the 30-acre Atlanta Botanical Garden. Nov. 17 --  Jan 6, 2019.
  27. Cultural Crawl is a nationwide crawl that supports local businesses and the street art/murals surrounding them. Nov. 17. 
  28. Macy’s Great Tree Lighting Show includes live music, the tree lighting and fireworks set to music at Lenox Square Mall. The tree stays lit through Jan 1, 2019. Nov. 18. 
  29. Goodie Mob is performing at the Tabernacle. Nov. 21. 
  30. If you love the film "Love Actually," you’ll love the live show Love Actually in Concert with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Nov. 23 -- 24. 
  31. Cirque Dreams Holidaze features a cast of Cirque artists and theatrical talent who intend to wow audiences with flying reindeer, jumping gingerbread men, rousing music, amazing costumes and Santa Claus. Nov. 24 -- 25. 
  32. Black Nativity retells the story of the first Christmas with dance, spirituals, gospel music and a rousing finale at Ferst Center for the Arts. Nov. 28 -- Dec. 9.
  33. Annie Leibovitz At Work is an exclusive Atlanta event to mark the publication of a revised and expanded edition of her eponymous book; she will present and discuss a selection of her pictures. Nov. 29. 

Looking to volunteer during Thanksgiving this year? Consider:

  • Atlanta Community Food Bank has several opportunities available to provide Thanksgiving baskets, serve food and offer basic needs for families.
  • Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame Tailgate Saturdays, built by the Home Depot takes place on every college football Saturday. 
  • Hosea Feed The Hungry often needs volunteers to help with clean-up, breakdown, security and more during its annual Thanksgiving Dinner.
  • Meals on Wheels Atlanta needs help delivering meals on Thanksgiving Day to seniors throughout Atlanta.
  • Families First allows you to “Adopt a Family” and fulfill family wish lists for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.
  • FurKids is a cage-free, no-kill shelter that needs volunteers in the days after Thanksgiving to feed, water and play with the animals.

Bethany Clark is a writer and foodie who loves to roam around Atlanta, uncovering the city's quirky, glam, upscale and down-home character. Curiosity is her compass, and you'll find her writing on www.thecitydweller.me.

 

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