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Pop-up holiday bars around Atlanta

Illustration of a mug of hot cocoa with a peppermint stick and marshmellows—an Axios "A" is on the mug.

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

'Tis the season for pop-up shops to sprout throughout metro Atlanta and give you an excuse to wear that one terrible sweater. Please drink responsibly and let the Lyft sleigh carry you home.

Of note: These popular pop-ups are packed throughout the holiday season, so check if reservations are required.

Veterans Day events in Atlanta

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Illustration: Maura Losch/Axios

Cities and cultural attractions across metro Atlanta are holding events throughout the weekend to honor U.S. veterans.

5 ways to give back in Atlanta

Photo: Courtesy of Second Helpings Atlanta

The season of giving is almost upon us, so we rounded up five local organizations that need your help.

  • But don't stop here. There are dozens of other worthy causes in and around Atlanta.

Go out: Stickball, Scottish games and more

A man runs while carrying toli sticks used in the traditional native game of stickball

Photo: Addison Karl/Courtesy of Atlanta Beltline Inc.

The weekend weather should be wonderful. Go enjoy!

Stickball: Players from the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, the Chickasaw Nation and the Mississippi Choctaw Nations will compete in three games of stickball — one of North America's oldest sports — at Historic Fourth Ward Activity Field Saturday from 10:45am-3pm.

Interactive game: Map Atlanta's neighborhoods

An animated image of a line being drawn around a neighborhood in red and another in gray

Game: Kavya Beheraj/Axios

Have you ever quibbled with friends over where Midtown ends and begins? The Westside? Think you know the footprint of Sminings better than other Axios Atlanta readers? Now you can prove it.

Our visual storytelling team at Axios came up with a game in which you can draw what you think are the boundaries for your local neighborhoods and compare your answers to those of other Axios readers. 

10 must-do fall activities in and around in Atlanta

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Atlanta Pride is back this fall. Photo: AP Photo/Robin Rayne

PSLs are back which means it's time to work on your fall bucket list. Here are some ideas to get you started.

1. Hoist a stein at Oktoberfest

The annual festival features live music all weekend, keg tapping, stein hoisting, keg rolling, and bratwurst and pretzel tosses.

Atlanta arts preview: 6 best things to do this fall

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Photo: Courtesy of ONE Musicfest

Fall in Atlanta is a rich reward after a stifling summer. From major festivals like ONE Musicfest to Elevate's pop-up public art, get outside to enjoy the arts.

  • But don't worry, we have ideas for if the weather turns south, too.

Here's our fall arts preview guide.

Macon is for music lovers

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Musician Little Richard performs during the halftime show of the AutoZone Liberty Bowl on December 31, 2004. Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images

Detroit and Memphis are two cities that have made historic contributions to American music during the 20th century.

  • But for Scott Freeman, a journalist who began his career in Macon and authored biographies of Otis Redding and the Allman Brothers Band, Macon ranks just as high as its more well-known counterparts.

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