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Mark Your Calendar

Caroline Cox & Allison Mitchell | October 25, 2013 | Articles

1. Janelle Monáe in concert
Since moving to A-town more than 10 years ago, award-winning singer/songwriter Janelle Monáe is seemingly on track to reach the level of stardom she was destined to achieve. Her new album, The Electric Lady, was met with critical acclaim and hefty buzz. Catch this breakout artist in town on Nov. 26 during a stop on her current tour. Tickets $25. The Tabernacle, 8PM,

2. Esprit de She
Stretch out those hammies; lace up your sneakers; and get ready to hit the pavement when the Esprit de She run hits the ATL on Nov. 7. As part of this traveling all-female athletic event series, runners, joggers and walkers can join in a 5K or 10K, followed by drinks, tapas, music and a community night market featuring produce and wares from local businesses. Sign us up! Tickets from $30. Piedmont Park, 4PM,

3. Chomp and Stomp Chili Cook-off and Festival
Have a short attention span? Hit Cabbagetown’s Chomp and Stomp Chili Cook-off and Festival on Nov. 2, where you’ll start the day with a 5K, refuel with a beer breakfast, then enjoy four music stages thumping bluegrass tunes and all the chili your tummy could ever contain at Chili Row. Foodies should stop by restaurant row where you can expect 20-plus top spots to dish it out. Last year, more than 19,000 people showed up, so trust us, it’s a chompin’ stompin’ good time. Tickets $5. Cabbagetown Park, 11AM,

4. The Ponce de Leon Beer Fest
Get your drink on at The Ponce de Leon Beer Fest on Nov. 16 benefiting Shriners Hospital for Children. More than 25 breweries, including faves like SweetWater Brewing Company and Monday Night Brewing, are on tap to roll out their top brews and a few new tastes before they’re available for purchase. Musical acts include Little Tybee, Sailing to Denver and more. Bottoms up! Tickets from $35. Yaarab Shrine Temple, noon,

5. Indie Craft Experience Holiday Shopping Spectacular
DIY your heart out and peruse hip, handmade finds at the Indie Craft Experience Holiday Shopping Spectacular Nov. 23-24. The first 250 attendees will score free swag bags designed by Little Things Studio and Thimblepress. Expect curated vintage wares, homemade beauty products, a photo booth by LeahAndMark and a craft sesh with The Beehive, all set to tunes by DJ Zano. Tickets $5. Ambient + Studio, 11AM,


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