Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/3/21
PONCE CITY MARKET ANNOUNCES SPOOKY HAPPENINGS AT THE COMMUNITY HUB THROUGHOUT OCTOBER
Ponce Goes Upside Down, a Carnival-Style Block Party on October 14, Will Feature Ghoulish Goodies, Raffles & More
This Halloween season, Atlanta’s iconic Ponce City Market is celebrating with haunting holiday festivities, spooky decor, ghoulish goodies and spellbinding sweet treats for the whole family. The lineup features spooky sights around every corner and scary-good fun, including:
- Ponce Goes Upside Down – Halloween Edition (October 14, 5:30-8:30pm) – Ponce Goes Upside Down, a new carnival-style block party, will be celebrating the spooky season with costumed street performers, complimentary popcorn and candy, cornhole, live jazz at Bar Vegan and a range of fun, in-store activations, special products, exhibits and more from PCM’s local merchants, including Bombchel, Chubbies, Citizen Supply, Cobbler Union, Elk Head Clothing, Rhen’s Nest Toy Shop, SustainAble Home Goods, The Print Shop and The Village Market.
Atlanta School of Photography will present a fun selection of photo booths where visitors can snap selfies or purchase professional shots for a suggested donation benefiting Illuminate Atlanta and Lost-n-Found Youth. Photo booths, including the Lost & Found “Hallowqueen” booth, will be created by Atlanta School of Photography photographers Sara Keith, Brook Hewitt, Julie Yarbrough and Kahiah Polidore.Guests can directly access Ponce Goes Upside Down festivities on the third-floor trestle on foot or bike via the Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail. Drivers can enter the parking deck near Pancake Social, park on Level 2 or 3 and walk directly out to the second floor of the Central Food Hall or third floor to access the Trestle.COVID-19 vaccination is strongly encouraged for all attendees, and in accordance with Atlanta City guidelines, Ponce City Market requires masks inside the market hall. Attendance is free and family-friendly, and all are welcome. RSVP here and follow Ponce City Market’s social channels for more information about future Ponce Goes Upside Down events.
- RoleCall Theater’s Spooky Season Productions (October & November) – RoleCall Theater will present two chilling productions this October and November: Macbeth and Frankenstein. Retold by the three Fates of Roman mythology, Frankenstein returns to the hands of women practically for the first time since Mary Shelley completed it. Far from the groaning Hollywood monsters, ripped bodices and drafty castles of popular imagination, this production centers around the bone-deep psychological horrors of abandonment, rag and irrevocable mistakes in the making. How much can a man take, after all, before he becomes a monster?
In RoleCall’s iteration of Macbeth, the play begins when he is a brave and loyal thane to King Duncan. However, after hearing a prophecy that he will become king himself, Macbeth is overcome by ambition and greed. Encouraged by the prophecy and his scheming wife, Macbeth goes down a dark path of murder to try to seize the throne. Tickets are available here for both productions.
- The Roof’s Annual 21+ Halloween Party (October 30, 8pm – midnight) – Something wicked is coming to The Roof at Ponce City Market! The Roof will transform with frightful sights, a dance party and a costume contest. Tickets to the 21+ celebration can be purchased here beginning October 1.
- Trick-or-Treating on The Roof (October 31, All Day) – The Roof at Ponce City Market is celebrating the sweetest day of the year with trick-or-treating for children. To join, guests can purchase regular adult and child admission tickets online here beginning October 1 or onsite the day-of.