Patchy Frost Today, Rain Mid-Week: A frost advisory remains in effect until 9 a.m. today, though patchy frost isn't expected after 8 a.m. in Alpharetta and Milton. It will be a sunny day with a high near 61, according to the National Weather Service forecast. The wind will be easterly with gusts as high as 15 mph. Tonight's low will be around 38, and Tuesday will have a high near 62. A chance of showers is likely Wednesday night, with the rain likely on Thursday. But the weekend should clear up.
DeRito or Mitchell? Past or Current Council Member?: Alpharetta holds its municipal election with incumbent Donald Mitchell facing off against Doug DeRito, a former City Council member. Although Chris Owens and Mike Kennedy are also on the ballot, they are running unopposed for their posts and have their races sewn up. (All four council seats in Milton were unopposed, so that neighboring city won't even hold an election.) Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 5. Not sure where to cast your vote? Check out the GA Secretary of State's My Voter Page.
Shrek the Musical: CYT Atlanta's production of Shrek the Musical opens Friday, Nov. 8 and runs through Nov. 17 at The Milton Center, 86 School Drive, Alpharetta. Based on the Oscar winning DreamWorks film that started it all, this show will bring the hilarious story of everyone's favorite ogre to dazzling new life on the stage. Shrek the Musical For tickets and showtimes, please visit www.cytatlanta.com.
Wire & Wood Songwriters Festival Debuts: Downtown Alpharetta will host the Wire & Wood Alpharetta Songwriters Festival on Saturday, Nov. 9 from 4-9 p.m. The festival is free to the public and features local and nationally touring songwriters performing. Performers will hum and strum during mini listening forums that will take place from 4-7 p.m. up and down the street. The Home By Dark Songwriters Show will perform on the big stage from 7-9 p.m. The lineup will continue to grow so check www.awesomealpharetta.com for an updated list of performers.
Copious Jones @ Matildas: Atlanta's Copious Jones, a diverse 6-piece band, will perform at Matilda's on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 8 p.m. Consisting of three friends from music school who joined creative forces with three respected veterans from the local jazz/Latin scene, the band draws from a wide- variety of styles (including, but not limited to: progressive-rock, funk, jazz, Latin, classical, African, blues, folk, jam, electronic) to create an evolving, unique musical experience based around inspiring singer/songwriter, Mikhail Petersen. 377 S Main St, Alpharetta.