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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Garden of imagination

“The show affects him in the way that it’s supposed to, he looks where he’s supposed to look, and he follows the narrative. It holds his attention for up to an hour, and for a 2-year-old, that’s incredible,” says dad Rob Lawhon. The Alliance’s Theatre for the Very Young program is designed for ages 18 months to 5 years.

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