INtown High Five1. Here, taste this… The Taste of Atlanta returns to Technology Square in Midtown this weekend for two days of nosh. Try samples from  dozens of local restaurants, watch cooking demos, taste some wine and more.

2. Art, music and more: The 10th annual Candler Park Fall Fest will feature jazz great Francine Reed, League of Decency, Grinder Nova, Deja Blue Grass Band and My Homework Ate My Dog. There will also be a Halloween costume contest, trick-or-treating, food trucks, Sweetwater beer, artists’ market, kids’ village, 5k race, tour of homes. On the northside of town, the Avondale Estates Autumnfest will feature more than 60 regional artists and craftsmen selling original paintings, folk art, metal sculpture, ceramics, photography, glass, jewelry and textiles. There’s also food and drink, music, and recreational activities for the kids.

3. What’s up, Doc? Doc Chey’s Noodle House will be celebrating its 13th anniversary as part of the Morningside Mile & Block Party on Sunday. The race beginning at noon on the corner of Lanier Boulevard and Virginia Avenue and ends at Doc Chey’s Morningside. Proceeds will benefit Fire Station 19, Atlanta’s oldest firehouse, which has been serving the Virginia Highland community since 1925. There will also be a noodle eating contest, sumo wrestling, live music, firefighter-in-training competitions, sidewalk sales, pet adoptions and more.

4. Get your walk on: Head over to Atlantic Station on Saturday for the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event  There is no registration fee or minimum fundraising amount and people of all ages are welcome to participate. Registration begins at 8 a.m.

5. In the library with a candlestick… Casino night takes a gothic turn as the Callanwolde Arts Center dresses up Mayhem in the Mansion on Saturday. Enjoy gaming tables, dancing, and treasures from the auction until midnight. Hors d’oeuvres, wine and beer, dessert and coffee will keep you fueled. If you love your costume, wear it; if not, just dress to kill. All proceeds for this event will benefit the Callanwolde Dance Ensemble.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.