1. Read all about it: The annual Decatur Book Festival returns tomorrow through Sunday with hundreds of authors and thousands of literature lovers descending on the city for readings, workshops and more. This year’s keynote speaker is Jonathan Franzen, who will launch his new novel, Freedom, at the festival. Franzen, who won the National Book Award for The Corrections and spurned Oprah’s offer to be part of her book club, will speak at 8p.m. tomorrow night at Agnes Scott’s Presser Hall.
3. Late night improv: Sometimes the movie trailers are the best part of the show, so Dad’s Garage in Inman Park is playing off that conceit for its Sneak Preview improv show on Friday night at 10:30 p.m. Three trailers will be shown for movies yet to be released and the audience will pick the worst and then the Garage troupe will act out the rest of the movie. This ain’t no Disney sing-a-long, so find a babysitter.
5. Blues and BBQ: Atlanta’s indie radio station WRFG 89.3FM is holding its 25th annual Labor Day Blues BBQ at Park Tavern on Monday from 12:30 to 8:30 p.m. Motor City Josh and Big 3 headline the event with ‘que and stew provided by Fat Matt’s Rib Shack.