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An Eventful October

With every October comes a flurry of festivals, shindigs and events around Atlanta. So, how to choose which ones are worthy of your RSVP? JEZ rounded up five can’t-miss happenings going on this month.

Catch funnyman Jimmy Fallon in town this month.

1. The Speakeasy Cocktail Festival
Don your best Great Gatsby-inspired garb, and get ready to down some expertly mixed cocktails at this Prohibition era-themed bash. Oct. 26, Atlanta Event Center at Opera, 1:30-4:30pm and 5-8pm, $75, speakeasycocktailfestival.com

2. Jimmy Fallon’s Clean Cut Comedy Tour
He brought the LOLs back when he was on Saturday Night Live, and he’s still got us cracking up as the host of his own late-night talk show—don’t miss comedian Jimmy Fallon when he brings his hilarious stand-up routine to town. Oct. 15, Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 7:30pm, $39, cobbenergycentre.com

3. AIDS Walk Atlanta & 5K Run
Burn cals; enjoy a musical performance by American Idol! finalist R.J. Helton; and help raise funds and awareness for the more than 25,000 people living with HIV and AIDS in Metro Atlanta. Oct. 20, Piedmont Park, 7am, from $10, aidswalkatlanta.com

4. Little 5 Points Halloween Festival & Parade
Ghouls and goblins and monsters, oh my—this annual festival and parade in ATL’s artsy neighborhood always draws a big, fun-loving crowd, thanks to food and drink vendors, live music and more. Oct. 19, Little 5 Points, noon, free, l5phalloween.com

5. Sunday Supper South
This fourth annual family-style dining event, hosted by locally renowned chefs Anne Quatrano and Clifford Harrison, will serve up eats specially prepared by award-winning chefs from the South. Eat up! 7pm,Westside Provisions District, from $225, sundaysuppersouth.com