This weekend's best bets | Sept. 3

If Dragon Con’s not your thing, check out our top picks — the art fest-within-a book fest in Decatur, “Memphis”at the Rialto Center and the Alliance Theatre’s talent-laden “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” (in previews). Then prepare yourself for the joyous onslaught of fall openings to come.

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This week's best bets: Dec. 4

If you’re not into Christmas shows, you’re kind of scrooged right now. But there is much to choose from, for the young, the old, the perverse, families and grownups. If you just can’t go there — and regardless — we suggest “Murder Ballad” (last chance) at Actor’s Express and/or “Morgan Freeman Presents … ” at Dad’s Garage. Cheers!

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