5 things to do: Thanksgiving to Go - November 13 2017

A cure for the Monday blues.

Thanksgiving to Go

Sweet Auburn Barbecue - 656 North Highland Ave. N.E. Atlanta, GA 30306. $85. Noon.

Take the stress out of the Thanksgiving holiday and take advantage of Sweet Auburn's Thanksgiving feast offerings. Sweet Auburn's holiday to-go menu includes all the fixings for a turkey feast, along with sides like potatoes, cranberry sauce, and biscuits. To order your meal, email catering at sweetauburnbbq.com.

Lily Afshar, guitar

Georgia State University Student East Ballroom - 55 Gilmer Street, Atlanta, GA. 30303. Free. 6 p.m.

Lily Afshar is a virtuoso who brings passion to her performance. Acclaimed as "one of the world's foremost classical guitarists"according to Public Radio International. Her unique life story finds expression in her art. The Washington Post has described her onstage performance as "remarkable, impeccable."She is the only classical guitarist in the world who blends excellent formal training in the United States and Europe with the rich cultural heritage of Persia to bring audiences an extraordinary musical experience.


The Masquerade - 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive S.W. Atlanta, GA 30303. $15. 7 p.m.

The Masquerade Presents AJJ's People Who Can Eat People are the Luckiest People in the World Tour in Hell on November 13, 2017

Street Eats on the Square

Colony Square - 1197 Peachtree St. N.E. Atlanta, GA. 30361. Free. 11:30 a.m.

Through redeveloping the reimagined Colony Square, you'll notice the increased number of food options including food trucks. In partnership with the Atlanta Street Food Coalition, enjoy food trucks popping up throughout the workweek on The Plaza, Monday - Friday, from 1130a-130p. This week's food option is Brooke Lynn's Own Sticks & Cones Yumbii & Philly Connection

The Richard Ellmann Lecture: Colm Toibin "John Butler Yeats in Exile: Why Should Not Old Men Be Mad?

Glen Memorial Auditorium - 1660 North Decatur Road, Emory University Atlanta, GA 30307. Free. 8 p.m.

John Butler Yeats, an impecunious painter, was considered by many to be one of the best conversationalists of his time. Unlike his son the poet, however, he had great difficulty completing or even starting work, leaving much undone or unfinished. Since he spent the last fifteen years of his life away from his family in New York, living in a boarding house, he wrote many letters home. His correspondence, filled with originality, wisdom, good humor, optimism and grace, shows him to be one of the great free spirits of the age.

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