Get there early or risk losing out on the massive selection of suds OCT. 20 at the GREAT DECATUR BEER FESTIVAL. The $20 admission fee includes a souvenir pint glass, which beer lovers can use to sample some 200 brews from France, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Zimbabwe, Germany (of course) and many other countries. Dogwood, Sweetwater and other local microbreweries are tapping kegs as well. Tasters are given just a smidge, but keep an eye out for those brewers who fudge the line and pour more. Live music in the gazebo keeps drinkers' spirits up, and limited edition T-shirts are on sale for $10. $20. noon-5 p.m. Downtown Decatur Square. 404-371-8262. www.decatur-ga.com.
Shutterbugs and palladium print lovers have their day OCT. 20 at CELEBRATION PARTY & SILENT AUCTION. Sponsored by Atlanta Celebrates Photography, the auction includes photos by Jerry Uelsmann and others, prints by local photographers, and cameras and accessories. GardenHouse Dance Company, various live musicians and fire sculptor Charlie Smith also will be on hand. $50-$75. 8-11 p.m. Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, 535 Means St. 404-885-9240.