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Weekend Planner: Start With 'The 39 Steps' and True Stories

There's plenty to do this weekend, so don't sit around -- get out and do something!

The big events of the weekend are the Decatur Craft Beer Festival and AutumnFest in Avondale Estates, but there's plenty of other fun stuff to do. Here are a few ideas. Look at Patch's events calendar to see all the possibilities.

1. The 39 Steps. Light 74 Productions of Decatur High School's Drama Department presents The 39 Steps, a farce based on Alfred Hitchcock's 1935 spy film. It holds the record as the longest running comedy on Broadway. Shows are 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the Decatur High Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $5 for students, $10 for adults.

2. True Story Reading Series. This evening of "tantalizingly true tales told by rogue writers and nervy journalists" starts at 8 p.m. at Kavarna coffee shop in Oakhurst. Readers include Jamie Gumbrecht, Rachael Maddux, and Wyatt Williams. Free.

3. Avondale Community Pig Roast. This is a two-day event that's open to the public and will be held at the Avondale Community Club at 59 Lakeshore Drive, Avondale Estates. It starts at 6 p.m. Friday with games, ghost stories and the Blaxican food truck. The pig roast dinner will be at 6 p.m. Saturday with Cruise-O-matic performing at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 and on sale at Pine Street Market located at 4A Pine St. or Finders Keepers Furnishings at 2753 E. College Ave.

4. Amanda Kyle Williams and Peter Farris. These two writers will discuss their new books at Eagle Eye Book Shop at 2 p.m. Saturday. Williams just published ”Stranger in the Room” and Farris "Last Call for the Living." Free.

5. Scary stories. The Atlanta Radio Theatre Company will perform H.P. Lovecraft stories at 8 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Academy Theatre. Another performance next weekend. Tickets are $20 at the door, $15 online.

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