- H.M. Cauley For the AJC
Tiny House Festival
Scale back, trim down and step into something smaller during the second annual Tiny House Festival in Decatur. The Tiny Homes Atlanta group is showcasing more than 20 wee abodes to show the public what living small is all about. Peruse tiny house vendors and talk to downsizing experts for tips on how you can start shrinking your living space. Atlanta’s Commissioner of City Planning Tim Keane will be on hand to discuss how tiny houses play a role in a growing metropolis. Tickets are available for one or two days; VIP passes extend the experience to a Friday night reception with Serenbe founder Steve Nygren and admission for the rest of the weekend. Proceeds will further Tiny House Atlanta’s ongoing mission in the movement. (Tip: the location is adjacent to the Decatur MARTA station. Taking public transit is highly recommended.)
10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 30-Oct. 1. $20 - $75. 105 Electric Ave., Decatur. 404-913-0929, tinyhouseatlanta.com.
For the 42th year, the South Fulton city of Tyrone is hosting a Founders Day Festival so big it goes on for more than week. Bring your appetite, as there will be plenty of food contests. Try your hand – or mouth – at competitions for eating ice cream, hot dogs and pies. Work off that weight during the strongman contest or by dancing up a sweat at the sock hop. Throughout this weekend, contestants will compete for the best barbecue and best rider in the fish rodeo. Parking is free; the fun happens rain or shine. Carnival rides begin Oct. 5; a movie night, concerts, 5K run, parade and other events are scheduled throughout the week.
Noon-5 p.m. Sept. 30. $1 person. Shamrock Park, 947 Senoia Road, Tyrone. 770-487-4694, tyronefoundersday.org.
“I Cheated, So What?”
What makes a strong marriage — and what can break it — is the theme of this drama on stage at the Clayton County Performing Arts Center. A man cheats on his wife, and she finds it in her heart to forgive him. Then again. And again. But once she cheats, he finds it hard to forgive her. The two struggle to understand how to overcome their infidelities and hold onto their love for one another. The play, written by Donald Gray and Oleathia “Butta B-Rocka” Robinson, showcases their characters’ tribulations with drama and a little comedy. Doors open at 6 p.m., and an additional $10 gets you VIP access to a mixer with the cast.
7:30 p.m. Sept. 30. $45-$55. Clayton County Performing Arts Center, 2530 Mount Zion Parkway, Jonesboro. 770-473-2875, icheatedsowhat.com.