Where/When: All over Decatur at participating businesses (to see participating businesses: http://50centsperiod.org/bizpromo.html) Saturday, October 22, 10 a.m. to close of businesses. The idea is to raise money for girls and young women in developing nations who cannot afford sanitary pads.
Why go: Just follow the red sidewalk chalk all around downtown Decatur to get in on deals and specials provided by participating businesses, all marked by red balloons to support 50 Cents. Period. BONUS: If you bring a box of sanitary pads to the gazebo on the square, you are entered to win a $25 gift card from Cakes & Ale.
Pricing: Free to see/donations accepted/costs may vary with purchases.
Where/When: PushPush Theater, 121 New St., Suite 4, Decatur, Saturday, October 22, 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Why go: “Never Been Home” is a play written and directed by Shawn Whitsell, depicting an upper middle class black family, whose family patriarch has passed away. The secrets revealed after tension ensues at the funeral of this respected politician and businessman change this family forever. The production is presented by Destiny Theatre Experience.
Pricing: $10 per ticket/For more info: (270) 366-6266 or email@example.com.
Where/When: Downtown Decatur Square, Decatur, Thursday, October 20, 7 p.m.
Why go: This program that commemorates Domestic Violence Awareness Month will include musical performances, speakers and community participation, as well as the candle lighting ceremony.
Where/When: Decatur Farmer’s Market, 163 Clairmont Ave., Decatur, Saturday, October 22, 10 a.m.
Why go: Taste food samples and snag recipes prepared with pumpkin as Georgia State graduate students present “The Great Pumpkin – Sweet and Savory Ways to Enjoy a Delicious Fall Food” as part of Decatur’s first annual Food Day. Food Day encourages to communities to support sustainable agriculture, fair wages and conditions for farm workers and to reject processed foods.
Pricing: Free/costs may vary with purchases at event.
Where/When: , 519 N. McDonough St., Decatur, Thursday, October 20, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Why go: Get over to the studio to see some of the company’s latest work and learn more about these artists’ creative processes. Start by mingling with CORE and listening to music by Octavia String Quartet. The show will begin at 7 p.m., followed by a discussion with the artists, with light refreshments.