5 things to do: Atlanta Vegan Food and Tea Festival - October 06 2017

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2017 Out On Film Festival

Landmark Midtown Art Cinema - 931 Monroe Drive N.E. Atlanta, GA 30308 $11-$200. 10 a.m.

Out on Film is turning 30 this year. The film festival focuses on LGBT stories of struggle, triumph, and more. This year's programming is set to be diverse, with several new films like Happy: A Small Film With A Big Heart and Saturday Church. Documentaries like The Life and Death of Marsha P. Johnson, the story of the famous transgender activist, will also be presented. The festival is three days longer this year and will be held in three different locations.

Atlanta Vegan Food and Tea Festival

Atlanta Metropolitan State College - 1630 Metropolitan Parkway S.W. Atlanta, GA 30310 $10-$15. 1 p.m.

In the spirit of Vegetarian Awareness month, the Black Vegetarian Society of Georgia is showing Atlanta the more inclusive side of going green with the third annual Atlanta Vegan Food & Tea Festival. Group panels, book signings, health vendors and the Art of Tea Experience are all a part of this year's extravaganza, centered around 'The Spirituality of Eating and How Food Affects The Mind, Body and Spirit' by Doctah B. Sirius. Cooking demonstrations from local chefs like Vegan By Nature's chef Stephanie Sunshine and Let's Be Vegan's chef Shantelle Gary will provide practical learning opportunities for those interested in taking the ideas of the festival into their own kitchens. Grey, an Atlanta-based rapper who went viral with his song "Vegan Thanksgiving," will also be performing. Guests can expect a holistic, plant-based experience that incorporates elements of food, music and open discourse around all things plant-based. Free swag bags will be provided for the first 300 guests.

Stray Days

Georgia Beer Garden - 420 Edgewood Ave. S.E. Atlanta, GA 30312 12:30 p.m.

Georgia Beer Garden commemorates the lifelong work of building predecessor Beverlee Pleasants by donating proceeds from three taps to Lifeline Animal Project. Pleasants ran the Edgewood Animal Clinic, which is now home to the beer garden.


Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse - 499 Peachtree St. N.E. Atlanta, GA 30308 $29-$42. 6:30 p.m.

Shakespeare's Tavern presents Macbeth. The play presents the tragedy that comes with the all too human desire for power that set into motion "some of the most blood curdling, murderous and tragic events that Scotland has ever witnessed."

Vagabon, Nnamdi Ogbonnaya

The Masquerade - 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive S.W. Atlanta, GA 30303 $12. 7 p.m.



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