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Take control of ClusterFest™ with this exhaustive itinerary

Who says you can't do it all?

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There's a lot going on over the four-day ClusterFest™ weekend, with 11 large-scale festivals, events and conventions incorporating hundreds of workshops, concerts, contests, banquets, shindigs, wingdings and hootenannies. Can't decide which to attend? Well, rather than have you rupture your brainpan trying to make up your mind, we've devised a handy schedule to help you experience them all. Simply clip out, take with you and eventually collapse from exhaustion. You can thank us later.

Friday, Sept. 2


5 p.m.: After work, head to Marietta to prepare for Art in the Park with the First Friday Art Walk and gallery tour, then ...
7 p.m.: Drive downtown to catch Dragon*Con wrestling at the Hyatt, then ...
8 p.m.: Race over to the Decatur Book Festival to hear the keynote speech by the Decemberists' Colin Meloy and wife Carson Ellis at Agnes Scott's Presser Hall, then ...
10 p.m.: Get your butt downtown and start shaking it at the Pretty In Pink Party at Club 595 to kick off Black Gay Pride.

Saturday, Sept. 3


10 a.m.: Grab a good vantage point from which to watch the 10th annual Dragon*Con Parade - or, better yet, dress up like Yoda and join in the procession up Peachtree Street, then ...
11:15 a.m.: Speed back to the Decatur Book Festival for a panel discussion with the founders of Atlanta underground newspaper the Great Speckled Bird (1968-76) talking about the impact of the underground press. Groovy! Then ...
Noon: Downtown again for a breakout conference on transsexuality at Black Gay Pride, then ...
2 p.m.: Swing down to Newnan for the high lonesome sound of Bullsboro Bluegrass at the Powers' Festival, then ...
4 p.m.: Back up to Marietta's Art in the Park for a late lunch of corn dogs and elephant ears, then ...
5 p.m.: Dash downtown to cry at a few commitment ceremonies performed at Black Gay Pride, then ...
6 p.m.: Over to the Georgia Dome to join in the annual Bulldog Bash tailgate party before the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, then ...
8 p.m.: Stay to watch the opening kickoff for the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, then ...
8:30 p.m.: Hurry back over to Dragon*Con for the Comic Book Babes Costume Contest at the Hyatt to see whether Wonder Woman, Catwoman or the famously stacked Power Girl will be crowned most buxom, then ...
10 p.m: Head to Little Five Points for the official Drive Invasion Pre-Party at Star Bar.

Sunday, Sept. 4


9 a.m.: Start the day in patriotic fashion with the pledge of allegiance at the Powers' Festival and stay for the "Winged Ambassadors" birds of prey exhibition, then ...
11 a.m.: Haul ass to see the Silver Screen and Gasoline Car Show at Drive Invasion, then ...
Noon: Back to the Decatur Book Festival for a seminar on how Gone With the Wind made the transition from best-seller to Hollywood classic, then ...
1 p.m.: Over to Perkerson Park to sample some deep grooves and grill up some hot dogs at House in the Park, then ...
2:30 p.m.: Again to Decatur for a plate of jerk lamb and plantains at the Atlanta Caribbean Jerk Festival, then ...
4 p.m.: Back to downtown to grab a seat for the See Us in the Life Film Festival at Black Gay Pride, then ...
5:30 p.m.: Race down to Atlanta Motor Speedway, where AdvoCare 500 gives you three steps to Fast Cars & Guitars featuring Lynyrd Skynyrd, then ...
6:30 p.m.: Visit the Decatur Book Festival once more for the finale, a performance by West African percussion ensemble ConunDrums, then ...
7:30 p.m.: Hit the highway to Hampton for the green flag that starts the AdvoCare 500 NASCAR race, then ...
9 p.m.: Shift gears over to Drive Invasion to catch Smokey and the Bandit on the big screen, then ...
10 p.m.: Hit up Black Gay Pride for the closing-night fashion show.

Monday, Sept. 5


7:30 a.m.: Wake up bright and early to have free breakfast in the Atlanta Motor Speedway infield, courtesy of AdvoCare 500, then ...
9 a.m.: Take the rest of the week off to recover.

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