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Galloping ghosts! Headless Horseman rides again at Serenbe


sleepyThe Horseman rides again when Serenbe Playhouse reprises its ghoulish fall production of The Sleepy Hollow Experience, a big hit with the haunted crowd in its inaugural season. Join the spirits at Serenbe Stables for this classic spooky story featuring the awkward schoolteacher Ichabod Crane, the coquettish Katrina, and Ichabod’s brutish rival, Brom Bones. In this version — site-specific and outdoors — you’ll be guided by roving minstrel storytellers, while the Headless Horseman gallops about on a real horse.  Where will he find his next victim? Could it be … you? (Serenbe is in Chattahoochee Hills, about 30 minutes from Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.)

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Encore Life

Meet Mammy before ‘GWTW’

“Gone With the Wind” and other Civil War topics dominate the Atlanta History Center’s fall lecture and author series, which also touches on Jewish life in America, the U.S.-Mexican border culture and American politics from Lyndon B. Johnson to Ronald Reagan. The series begins Sept. 2.

Enter Garden’s scarecrow design contest by Aug. 22

Atlanta Botanical Garden’s “Scarecrows in the Gardens” design contest is open for registration now through Aug. 22. Unleash your creative side.

When Asheville eats, it sees green

What makes Asheville’s food scene different from, say, Atlanta’s or Charleston’s, is the number of spots that have been certified by the Green Restaurant Association.

Summoning the Past

In Atlanta’s new National Center for Civil & Human Right, the civil rights movement of 50 years ago is linked to a broad human rights struggle today.

Foodie alert! Taste of Atlanta returns Oct. 24-26

Tickets go on sale July 11 for Atlanta’s annual food-and-drink extravaganza.

All eyes on ‘The Four Seasons’ in the Garden

Ever feel as if somebody’s watching you? When you visit the Atlanta Botanical Garden now through October, you might get that prickly feeling from “The Four Seasons” by artist, screenwriter and filmmaker Philip Haas.

Atlanta History Center camps it up this summer

Art, history and writing camps for kids, plus a Civil War encampment marking the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Peachtree Creek art all part of a jam-packed summer lineup at the Atlanta History Center and Margaret Mitchell House.

ArtsScene Blog

‘Out on Film’ grows audience, offerings

More than 80 feature films, documentaries and short films will be screened at the festival’s Midtown hub Oct. 2-9. Animated shorts appear for the first time.

‘The Doctor, the Devil & My Dad’

“This is a story about how we find our stories, beyond what are taught, which I think is essential to becoming a fully realized person,” says playwright Suehyla El-Attar about her latest piece.

Weekend’s best bets: Sept. 25

Topping our list: the world premiere of “Lasso of Truth” at the new Synchronicity Theatre, the decidedly grown-up “Detroit” at Horizon Theatre, Daisy and Hoke at Aurora Theatre, Out of Hand’s “White Rabbit Red Rabbit” and CORE Performance Company’s free world premiere of “a home is a home is a home.” Ready, set, go … !

Out of Hand offers a singular trip down rabbit hole

“White Rabbit Red Rabbit” comes with a few rules: no rehearsal, no director, no set, no cast mates, no advance look at the script.

Weekend’s best bets: Sept. 18

Our top two picks this weekend: A fine “Driving Miss Daisy” at Aurora Theatre and “Detroit,” a 2012 Pulitzer Prize finalist, opening at Horizon Theatre. Let’s all see a show!

Weekend’s best bets: Sept. 11

So much to choose from! Among our recommendations: “Les Liaisons Dangereuses” at Actor’s Express and several one-of-a-kind experiences, including “Cloth” with gloATL and Robert Spano; and Out of Hand’s “White Rabbit Red Rabbit,” described thusly — no rehearsals, no director, no set, with a new actor performing the solo show each night.

Actor’s Express, Alliance lead 2014 Suzi nominations

A total of 17 metro companies are nominated for at least one of Atlanta theater’s top awards. Winners will be announced Nov. 3 at a ceremony/party. Congratulations to all the nominees!

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