Monday, November 12, 8 p.m.
Mortal Kombat II Tournament
Joystick Game Bar

Head to Edgewood on Monday to watch bloodthirsty gamers shadow-kick their way to $100 and glory. More info.

Deal Nearby: Sound Table

Tuesday, November 13, 6:30 p.m.
Brew Ha-Ha: The Parenting Edition
Creative Loafing at Atlantic Station

Parenting, yes, but we're not talking Dr. Spock here. The Marcus JCC's annual book fest brings us two witty authors for some comic relief. Also, beer! More info.

Deal Nearby: Carolyn's Gourmet Cafe

Tuesday, November 13, 10 p.m.
Stories On The Square
Eddie's Attic

Local yarnspinners (including that one guy behind that one crazy project) take to the stage upstairs to give us seven minutes of storytelling. More info.

Deal Nearby: Colbeh Persian Kitchen & Bar

Wednesday, November 14, 9 p.m.
Turkeys & Other Foul Things: Write Club Atlanta Chapter 18
Highland Ballroom

The monthly battle of words and wit pits against each other church v. state, trial v. error, and native v. transplant. Contenders will wax prosaic on their assigned topic in pursuit of glory, applause, and proceeds donated to their charity of choice. More info.

Deal Nearby: Fruttela

Thursday, November 15, 6:30 p.m.
Giving Thanks Dinner
East Atlanta Farmers Market

Celebrate your gratitude for our local farmers and vendors with a family-style potluck, live music, and a turkey pardon. Facebook event page.

Deal Nearby: OMG Cups & Cakes

Thursday, November 15, 9 p.m.
Sex BBQ Live

It's not as NSFW as it sounds, swear. Sex BBQ is one of our favoritest local bands, and they're throwing down in East Atlanta with a show surely worth venturing out on a schoolnight for. Facebook event page.

Deal Nearby: Matador Cantina