What: The renowned 550,000-square-foot design center (formerly exclusive to industry professionals) opens its doors to the public and two weeks of exceptional free events.
Why: Brian Patrick Flynn’s Success in Failure seminar (Fri., 10 a.m.), party planning 101 with author Danielle Rollins (today, 2 p.m.), a panel with top Atlanta design bloggers (Wed., 10 a.m.), and more.
When: Thru Oct. 14. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 351 Peachtree Hills Ave. NE, Buckhead (404-231-1720). Schedule and registration at adacatlanta.com/discover-adac.
Grace Potter & the Nocturnals
What: One of the more talented female rockers (and our girl crush) comes to town with her badass band to blow the roof off The Tabernacle.
Why: Their new tune, “Stars,” lights up the night.
When: Sat., 7:30 p.m.
Where: 152 Luckie St., Downtown (404-659-9022). Tickets ($27.50) at tabernacleatl.com.
What: Fill your fall wardrobe with Tracy Reese, Hunter Dixon, Hudson Jeans, Free People, Myne, and more from the boutique known for its French Quarter roots and 200-plus lines.
Why: Local designers such as Leona Collection and Loretta Jane.
When: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 4300 Paces Ferry Rd. NW, ste. 109, Vinings (678-305-9339).
CNN Dialogues Presents The Millennial Generation
What: The news network’s chief business correspondent, Ali Velshi, moderates a discussion about the workplace impact of Gen Y.
Why: Esteemed panelists include author Neil Howe, who coined the term “millennial generation,” and award-winning PR exec/social media innovator/trend-spotter Marian Salzman.
When: Tonight, 7-8:30 p.m.
Where: Rialto Center for the Arts, 80 Forsyth St. NW, Downtown (404-413-9800). Register at secure.www.alumniconnections.com. Admission is free.
Cafe Jonah & the Magical Attic’s Fall Festival
What: Forget football and celebrate the season with local artisans such as Zen Tea, Amalia Designs, and Evita’s Scarves; new food finds; and music in the garden.
Why: Make a move on that career change/love interest/short-sale condo after a twenty-minute psychic reading ($20) in the attic.
When: Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: 3188 Paces Ferry Pl., Buckhead (404-228-4537).
Photo: Courtesy of Atlanta Decorative Arts Center