5 Great Things This Month

Where Atlanta - - WHERE CALENDAR -

1 FOOT­BALL HALL OPENS > ALL MONTH

Just in time for the col­lege foot­ball sea­son, the Col­lege Foot­ball Hall of Fame opened Aug. 23 in At­lanta. See distin­guished play­ers hon­ored, mem­o­rable ar­ti­facts and in­ter­ac­tive dis­plays. Tick­ets $16.99-$19.99. 250 Ma­ri­etta St NW, At­lanta, 404.880.4800. www.cf­b­hall.com

2 OPRAH’S LIVE THE LIFE YOU WANT >

SEPT. 56

On the first day of this in­spi­ra­tional event, Oprah Win­frey chal­lenges at­ten­dees to ful­fill their great­est po­ten­tial by bring­ing her own story and in­spi­ra­tion to life. On the sec­ond day, she and five “life trail­blaz­ers”—in­clud­ing au­thor Deepak Cho­pra and Iyanla Van­zant of “Iyanla Fix My Life”—chal­lenge those in the au­di­ence to take the trans­for­ma­tive jour­ney even fur­ther. Tick­ets from $99. Philips Arena, 1 Philips Drive, 404.878.3000, www.oprah­week­end.com

3 FAL­CONS HOME GAMES > SEPT. 7&18

The At­lanta Fal­cons hope to start 2014 off right with home vic­to­ries over a pair of divi­sion foes, New Or­leans (Sept. 7) and Tampa Bay (Sept. 18). Tick­ets from $60. Ge­or­gia Dome, 1 Ge­or­gia Dome Drive NW, 404.223.9200. tick­et­mas­ter.com

4 AT­LANTA ARTS FES­TI­VAL > SEPT. 1314

This na­tion­ally ranked event at­tracts 200 artists to Pied­mont Park. Find top art, demos, live mu­sic, crafts for kids and fes­ti­val food. Free ad­mis­sion. www.at­lantaarts­fes­ti­val.com

5 BRAVES VS. NY METS > SEPT. 1921

With play­off po­si­tions most cer­tainly to be on the line, the Braves and relief pitcher Craig Kim­brel (pic­tured, left) take on the long­time ri­val Mets at Turner Field. 755 Hank Aaron Dr SE, at­lanta.braves.mlb.com

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