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Labor Day Weekend Events in Atlanta 2020


CL's guide to the workingman's holiday

American Flag Flying on Labor Day

Photo credit: Courtesy of the US Government

RELAX: Take a load of this Labor Day.




Happy Labor Day! Enjoy the long weekend of wearing costumes, watching college students earns millions of dollars for athletic departments, and celebrating Black Gay Pride. To the hard-working people who pour drinks, drive trains, and build homes, we salute you.

Conceived with the rise of labor movements and unions in the late 19th century, this holiday celebrates the contributions workers have made to the development, security, and prosperity of the U.S. Take some time to lounge around in sweatpants on this fine Monday off; you’ve earned it!


Big Labor Day Events

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Thursday September 3, 2020 12:00 am EDT
Browse the Dragon Con schedule as well as recommendations. CL's critics & readers weigh in on the definitive guide to the event. | more...

List of Labor Day Events

Thursday September 3, 2020 10:00 am EDT
Zoo Atlanta Cost: Free
Arts Agenda, Community
The only giant panda twins in the U.S. turn 4 on September 3! While we are not hosting an in-person opportunity this year, we wouldn't let their friends and fans miss out on the big day! The Panda Care Team has generously agreed to celebrate the twins' birthday a bit early so that we could show the ... [click here for more]
Thursday September 3, 2020 12:00 pm EDT
Online Event Cost: Free
Arts Agenda
IG Live: Atlanta Edition with Floyd Hall and Lauren Jackson Harris [click here for more]
Thursday September 3, 2020 01:00 pm EDT
Online Event Cost: Free
Arts Agenda, Music
This weekend, we will be performing at the first ever virtual Dragon Con. While we’re sad to not be trapped in an elevator with you in Atlanta, we will be excited to share in the excitement and geekery this weekend! Here is our schedule as we know it – and we will keep this website updated if anythi... [click here for more]

Thursday September 3, 2020 04:00 pm EDT
Online Event Cost: Free
Arts Agenda, Festivals
It's only the biggest, nerdiest, and most exciting weekend of the year. No big deal. Right?



Dragon Con 2020 will be going virtual for 2020!! We'll have more information available at dragoncon.org/virtual/

[click here for more]
Thursday September 3, 2020 06:30 pm EDT
Online Event Cost: Free
Music
The Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus is an auditioned, volunteer choral ensemble consisting of singers age eighteen and older. With a wide range of varying musical training and backgrounds, the chorus is committed to fostering an environment of professionalism, respect, pride and unity. The Atlanta Gay Men’... [click here for more]
Thursday September 3, 2020 06:30 pm EDT
Arts Agenda::Books
Categories: Writing Group

Are you a writer who is looking for a local resource and a forum for your work? Are you looking for feedback for your writing? Register now to receive a call or email from a librarian to explain how this unique program works. Registration closes one day prior to program.

[click here for more]
Thursday September 3, 2020 08:30 pm EDT
Art & Industry Cost: $10-$25
Arts Agenda, Arts Agenda::Film
In this special Covid edition of this year's festival, we're screening a collection of amazing films outdoors in a large area where social distancing are masks are encouraged.

Feel free to bring your own comfy chair, snacks, and refreshments!

[click here for more]
Friday September 4, 2020 12:00 am EDT
Aurora Cineplex Cost: $29.95
Arts Agenda, Community, Food and Drink
Categories: Movies

The Aurora DRIVE-IN MOVIES are back this September !


SEPTEMBER FRIDAY NIGHT FLICKS
at the Aurora DRIVE-IN MOVIES
Friday Nights in Sept at 8:30pm
$ 29.95 a car load--TICKETS NOW ON SALE: https://www.eventricate.com/drive-in-movie/


FRI SEPT 4th--GOONIES at 8:30pm

FRI SEPT 11TH-... [click here for more]
Friday September 4, 2020 11:00 am EDT
Buckhead Cost: free
No description provided [click here for more]
Friday September 4, 2020 12:00 pm EDT
Online Event Cost: Free
Arts Agenda, Festivals
It's only the biggest, nerdiest, and most exciting weekend of the year. No big deal. Right?



Dragon Con 2020 will be going virtual for 2020!! We'll have more information available at dragoncon.org/virtual/

[click here for more]
Friday September 4, 2020 02:30 pm EDT
Online Event Cost: Free
Community, Free Events
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Decatur Book Festival Presented by Emory University is proud to present 2020 Pulitzer Prize winner Jericho Brown as this year’s Keynote speaker. In conversation with festival board president, Mathwon Howard, Brown will discuss his most recent book, The Tradition, tha... [click here for more]
Friday September 4, 2020 04:00 pm EDT
Online Event Cost: Free
Music
Brobdingnagian Bards (pron. brAHb'ding-näg-EE-en) are The Original Celtic Renaissance music duo. They take traditional Irish and Scottish songs and give them a comedic twist. Their unique brand of music on the autoharp, recorder, and mandolin put Austin, Texas on the Celtic music map and made them o... [click here for more]

Friday September 4, 2020 05:00 pm EDT
The Loft, Marietta Cost: Free
Arts Agenda, Community, Free Events, Nightlife
Join The Loft family, online or in person, as we debut our newest exhibition, MENAGERIE, to the Metro Atlanta art community and beyond. This month’s exhibition features animal and animal-inspired artworks from The Loft’s resident and guest artists, alongside the gallery’s ongoing repertoire of artwo... [click here for more]
Friday September 4, 2020 07:00 pm EDT
Music::Soundboard Digital
Featuring: Lesibu Grand
Lesibu Grand will be kicking off Turner Classic Movies' "End of Summer Tour" programming event with a live stream performance at Mathilda's (Music Under the Pines) on Friday, Sept 4th at 7pm.



Go to www.instagram.com/turnerclassicmovies/ to view the live stream.

[click here for more]
Friday September 4, 2020 08:00 pm EDT
Nightlife::Comedy
iThink Improv is back and ready to get its audiences rolling down the isle with laughter. Make sure to mark your calendars and be here for the hilarious evenings filled with spontaneous moments!

[click here for more]
Friday September 4, 2020 08:00 pm EDT
Music
Eddie Owen Presents:

Socially Distant with Banks and Shane
Friday, September 4th at 8 pm
Live at Red Clay Music Foundry
Streaming live at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLyOjB6hjd0

The livestream is FREE but we're passing the hat for the musicians! To tip them visit: click here for more]
Friday September 4, 2020 08:00 pm EDT
Wild Heaven West End Cost: $25-50
The">https://www.paypal.me/eopres... [click here for more]
Friday September 4, 2020 08:00 pm EDT
Wild Heaven West End Cost: $25-50
The Cinema Life Film Festival Collective presents the joint Summer in the South/Women's Comedy Film Festival this Labor Day Weekend in Atlanta, GA.



Short film screenings, table reads, filmmaker Q&As, networking - in-person and virtual tickets available!

The Summer in the South film festi... [click here for more]
Friday September 4, 2020 08:30 pm EDT
Blind Willie's Cost: Free
Free Events, Music, Music::Concerts, Nightlife
The Delta, dark and muddy, flows through Bill Sheffield's veins. His voice laments and wails, it prays and pleads. His fingers dance along the strings of a travel-worn guitar to an ancient and mystic melody. His songs wrestle with earthly pleasure and the need for redemption. His heart beats sin. It... [click here for more]
Saturday September 5, 2020 01:45 am EDT
Online Event Cost: Free
Music
Dragon*Con goes Virtual 2020, and we're waking the dead on Friday night/Saturday morning! Head on over to https://dragoncon.tv/virtual to check us out, and we may be on fb hanging out! FREE! [click here for more]
Saturday September 5, 2020 10:00 am EDT
Online Event Cost: Free
Community, Free Events
In their multi-award winning Crown: Ode to the Fresh Cut, the duo of Derrick Barnes and Gordon James offer the kid’s eye view of a day in the life of a barbershop. Barnes and James team up again with I Am Every Good Thing, a timely, important, and uplifting picture book that celebrates Black boys ev... [click here for more]
Saturday September 5, 2020 10:00 am EDT
Cost: $5
Arts Agenda, Arts Agenda::Books, Arts Agenda::Theater, Arts Agenda::Dance, Arts Agenda::Visual Arts, Arts Agenda::Film, Arts Agenda::Spoken Word, Community::Public Agenda, Food and Drink, Community, Community::Benefits, Community::Family, Festivals, Community::Lectures, Community::Sports and Health, Music, Community::Volunteers, Community::Support Groups, Nightlife, Community::Pets, Free Events
The 6th Annual Veggie Connection Event!

Plant Based Food, Vendors, Speakers, Plant Based Men's Panel (part 3), Live Music, Raffle, Dance Party, and More!
Guest Speaker MASTA ACE

In 2000 an event helped redirect MASTA ACE's personal life. That year, he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS), thou... [click here for more]
Saturday September 5, 2020 11:00 am EDT
Bulla Gastrobar Cost: Prices vary
While you're making plans for Labor Day weekend, why not add a trip to Bulla Gastrobar in Midtown for a brunch you won't forget!


Choose from Bulla's $27 three-course Prix Fixe menu or the loaded brunch menu that includes over 20 amazing options like the Blueberry & Ricotta Pancakes and 'Bulla' Bur... [click here for more]
Saturday September 5, 2020 11:00 am EDT
TWO urban licks Cost: free
No description provided [click here for more]
Saturday September 5, 2020 12:00 pm EDT
Online Event Cost: Free
Arts Agenda, Festivals
It's only the biggest, nerdiest, and most exciting weekend of the year. No big deal. Right?



Dragon Con 2020 will be going virtual for 2020!! We'll have more information available at dragoncon.org/virtual/

[click here for more]
Saturday September 5, 2020 02:00 pm EDT
Arts Agenda
Categories: Things to Do

Computer Museum of America has many unique exhibits and on select dates there is a demo of an IBM 029 punchcard machine! Museum visitors can type out a souvenir punchcard on a working IBM 029 machine that was originally released in 1964! Free with museum admission.

Exhibit... [click here for more]
Saturday September 5, 2020 05:30 pm EDT
Online Event Cost: Free
Community, Free Events
Join Out on Film and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Decatur Book Festival presented by Emory for an interview with director Daniel Karslake, after a screening of the 2019 documentary For They Know Not What They Do at 4:00PM. The documentary examines the backlash against recent gains in LGBTQ+ righ... [click here for more]
Saturday September 5, 2020 08:30 pm EDT
Blind Willie's Cost: Free
Free Events, Music, Music::Concerts, Nightlife
Eddie 9V returns to the stage where he recorded his chart topping album "Way Down The Alley - Live at Blind Willie's!" Eddie 9v has made a name for himself in the blues scene in the south, wowing all types of audiences with his searing Freddie King-style approach to guitar. An "old soul" at the tend... [click here for more]
Sunday September 6, 2020 12:00 am EDT
Best End Brewing Company Cost: No Cover
Food and Drink
Start your week on the West End! Every Sunday, Best End Brewing Co. and Cultured South are hosting an Open-Air Market featuring a variety of products provided by local vendors. From 2 - 6 p.m. guests are welcome to enjoy the socially distanced, outdoor market inspired by the amazing food makers, pur... [click here for more]
Sunday September 6, 2020 03:15 am EDT
Online Event Cost: Free
Music
Just like the real thing! And FREE! My set is streaming in real-time as a Late Night Rave set, 3:15am - 5:15am on Sunday morning, so basically still Saturday night LOL. And even though it's pre-recorded, I'll be hanging out on the Dragon Con Discord during this time if anyone wants to chat or have a... [click here for more]
Sunday September 6, 2020 11:00 am EDT
Community
Categories: spiritual

Practical talks, guided meditation and discussion. Drop in for one class, or attend the whole series. No experience necessary. Everyone is welcome!

SUNDAY Classes are now available to be viewed for 48 hours after the class is held. If you can't make Sunday at 11:00AM but stil... [click here for more]
Sunday September 6, 2020 12:00 pm EDT
Online Event Cost: Free
Arts Agenda, Festivals
It's only the biggest, nerdiest, and most exciting weekend of the year. No big deal. Right?



Dragon Con 2020 will be going virtual for 2020!! We'll have more information available at dragoncon.org/virtual/

[click here for more]
Sunday September 6, 2020 12:00 pm EDT
Food and Drink
Come choose your 2020 Fantasy Football Team with us!

Rates
Ages 21+, Up to 15 People


Table: $350


Duration
Sudnay, September 6th: 2 Hours


About

Need a location to choose your 2020 fantasy team? We have got you and up to 15 of your closest friends a spot complete with eats, beers, and someone to... [click here for more]
Sunday September 6, 2020 02:30 pm EDT
Online Event Cost: Free
Community, Free Events
Jelani M Favors and Brandon K. Winford will be honored for their books, Shelter in a Time of Storm: How Black Colleges Fostered Generations of Leadership and Activism and John Hervey Wheeler, Black Banking, and the Economic Struggle for Civil Rights.

[click here for more]
Sunday September 6, 2020 06:30 pm EDT
Online Event Cost: Free
Community, Free Events
Toni Tipton-Martin, the first African-American food editor of a daily American newspaper, joins us as the culinary Cooknote. Tipton-Martin is the author of the James Beard Award-winning book The Jemima Code, a history of African-American cooking found in—and between—the lines of three centuries’ wor... [click here for more]
Sunday September 6, 2020 06:30 pm EDT
Blind Willie's Cost: Free
Free Events, Music, Music::Concerts, Nightlife
Roots & Soul singer/songwriter/guitarist Brandon Reeves has spent most of his time and energy performing 150 to 200 dates a year since 2008. Brandon's music is a cross between the guitar playing of John Hurt, the songwriting wit of John Prine and the soulful vocals of Sam Cooke.


Tom Wardman of Red... [click here for more]


CL Articles on Labor Day

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Friday August 30, 2019 04:39 pm EDT

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Friday August 31, 2018 04:41 pm EDT

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Friday September 1, 2017 08:28 pm EDT

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Friday September 3, 2010 05:06 pm EDT

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Monday September 7, 2009 06:24 pm EDT


Past Labor Days

Article

Friday August 30, 2019 04:39 pm EDT

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Friday August 31, 2018 04:41 pm EDT

Article

Friday September 1, 2017 08:28 pm EDT

Article

Friday September 3, 2010 05:06 pm EDT

Article

Monday September 7, 2009 06:24 pm EDT


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