Things to do this Weekend - Sept 5th to 8th

Atlanta is ready for fall. With Labor Day come and gone, we can officially welcome the fall season with open arms and open windows. Say goodbye to that humid, summer heat and say hello to crisp winds and cool nights. Fall brings many exciting things for everyone. College football has officially kicked-off and the NFL finishes its last few pre-season games as we plan for Sunday football BBQ's and Monday nights with friends. Festivals full of pumpkins and fun treats await us as the countdown to Halloween commences.

Heavier foods and darker beers haunt us as we prepare for the winter hibernation we all love and dread at the same time. This week, there is no shortage of amazing things to do: Thursday, September 5 th Join us at the Yellow Daisy Festival ! Voted one of the top three arts and crafts shows in the nation, this three-day festival is sure to satisfy your artsy-fartsy side. Packed with more than 400 artists and crafters from 38 States and two countries display their works for your appreciation and purchase. Daily live entertainment, Children's Corner activities, and crafter demonstrations throughout the event as well as fabulous festival foods. Greg Behrendt, co-author of New York Times bestseller "He's Just Not That into You," is hitting the Atlanta Improv stage Thursday, September 5 through Saturday, September 7. Friday, September 6 th Shake up everything you expect from a museum and come down to the Fernbank Museum of Natural History for Fernbank's Martinis and IMAX . This even runs through November, so stop by every Friday for music or a DJ , a full bar featuring signature cocktails, tasty nibbles prepared to order and cap off the evening with a flick on the biggest screen in town in Fernbank's IMAX Theatre. Atlanta gets kinky.

Four Time NAACP Award Winning Stage Play, Trey Anthony's Da Kink in my Hair , will debut at Cobb Energy Centre, starring two-time Grammy Award winning R&B artist Melanie Fiona, R&B diva Angie Stone, and actress Terri J. Vaughn. Tickets are $35. The Naive American Art and Live Music festival starts at 5PM. Avery Gallery welcomes the works of Hubert Wackerman, who paints the stories of the famous Sons of Natives group. More info here. Saturday, September 7 th See Steely Dan live at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park at 7PM. Steely Dan takes the stage at 8PM. Ticket info available here . See Diana Ross live at Chastain Amphitheatre on Saturday Sept. 7 at 8 p.m. Come sing along to your favorite classics and enjoy some of her newer releases.

More info here . Foodies, beware! Midtown Restaurant Week starts at 3PM and is sure to leave you wanting more. The neighborhood's top chefs create signature menus that showcase unique flavors, ingredients and cooking styles while encouraging diners to experience new establishments and to return to beloved icons. Join in on the fun as Art on the Atlanta BeltLine kicks off its fourth annual exhibition with the Krewe of the Grateful Glutton's Lantern Parade, beginning on on the Eastside Trail. The event will start with a tailgate at 7:30 p.m. at the intersection of Krog Street and Irwin Street and will wind down the Eastside Trail and spill into Piedmont Park for a celebration. Sunday September 8 th Who says basketball is only for men?The two-time Eastern Conference Champion Atlanta Dream engage in a WNBA match up against the Phoenix Mercury during their 6th season at Philips Arena.

Season tickets and single-game tickets for the 2013 season are now available and can be purchased by calling (877) 977-7729. Click here for the complete 2013 schedule. Margaritas or bust! Join Zocala Mexican Kitchen and Cantina for their End-of-Summer Margarita Bust form 2PM-6PM. Just $20 gets you bottomless margaritas and helps to raise money for the Joining Hearts Foundation. Official website . For more information about the author, Denielle D'Ambrosio, please visit my Google+ profile page.