Nov 02, 2014

Day of the Dead Festival

The Atlanta History Center hosts this cultural extravaganza to celebrate the longstanding Mexican traditions of Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. Sugar skulls, storytellers and Mexican fare make this an authentic occassion fit for the whole family. Noon-5 pm. 404.814.4000, 130 West Paces Ferry Road.

Nov 01, 2014

Chomp & Stomp

It's all in the Chomp & Stomp name: 1) Chomp your way through a cook-off where amateur foodies and Top Chefs alike put their chili to the test, 2) Dig in while stomping your foot to live bluegrass. Five dollars buys you a tasting spoon, and a hefty appetite gets you the rest. 11 am-6 pm. Cabbagetown Park, 177 Kirkwood Ave.

Nov 29, 2014

Ralphie May

Funnyman Ralphie May is filming his next comedy special at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. One of the most popular comedians in the U.S., Ralphie May debuted on season one of "Last Comic Standing." Ralphie's Atlanta performance will go further than ever by tackling topics that will make you think and occasionally squirm.

Nov 28-29, 2014

Sci-Fi Spectacular

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) presents an this other-worldly ode to science fiction movies scores, which are some of the best and most recognizable scores of any movie genre. Conductor Jack Everly joins the ASO and an all-star cast to lead "Sci-Fi Spectacular," featuring music from "Star Wars," "E.T.," "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" and more. Tickets start at $26. F&Sa at 8 pm. 404.733.4900, Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St. NE.

Nov 21, 2014

Embarcadero Center's Holiday Building Lighting Ceremony & Carnival

This local tradition marks the start of the holiday season in San Francisco. The official lighting of the four Embarcadero Center skyscrapers is followed by a grand fireworks show with children's activities like visits with Santa and an appearance by Mickey Mouse. Disney on Ice will perform at the waterfront Holiday Ice Rink at the base of the towers in Justin Herman Plaza. Festivities begin at 4 pm; building lighting at 6 pm. 1-4 Embarcadero, embarcaderocenter.com

Nov 22-23, 2014

SF Vintners Market

Up to 200 wineries from Napa, Sonoma, Paso Robles, Santa Barbara and beyond pour samples and sell bottles of choice wines including new releases, special collections and hard-to-find vintages. Fort Mason Center, 2 Marina Blvd., 415.596.1191, sfvintnersmarket.com

Nov 01, 2014 - Jan 04, 2015

Pink Pig Ride

Since its 1950s debut as a holiday ride at the Rich's Department Store to its brief stint at the Egleston Children's Hospital Festival of Trees, Priscilla the Pink Pig has been a beloved tradition in Atlanta for more than five generations. Ride the train led by Priscilla the Pink Pig, which leads passengers through a 170-foot, 1950s-themed, life-sized storybook that tells the story of the Pink Pig and her friends.

Nov 25-30, 2014

AFRICA UMOJA

The Rialto Center for the Arts hosts the world tour of AFRICA UMOJA, a colorful and jubilant celebration of South African music and dance. Thirty-two of South Africa’s brightest and most versatile performers, singers, drummers and dancers make AFRICA UMOJA an uplifting and infectiously fun performance. Marvel at the beautifully designed costumed and award winning international acclaimed choreography. Daily, 8-10 pm. Tickets $50-$85. 

Nov 22, 2014 - Feb 22, 2015

Snow Mountain

Snow is 100-percent guaranteed at Atlanta’s only snow park, based at Stone Mountain Park’s Laser Lawn, which is back Nov. 22-Feb. 22. Bundle up to slide down one of 13 400-foot tubing hills, either solo or in a group.

Oct 03 - Nov 28, 2014

Murder, She Improvised

Dad's Garage Theatre Company performs this adults-only comedy show set at the Sunny Arse hotel, the site of rest, relaxation and a suspicious amount of murder. Laugh riotously as Sir John Holmes and friends try to solve a new and completely improvised murder each week. Audience suggestions help catch the crook and figure out "whodunnit." F, 10:30 pm. Tickets from $14.50. 404.523.3141, 7 Stages, 1105 Euclid Ave.

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