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What's Happening this Weekend?

ATLANTA -- From festivals to a fashion show, there's something fun for everyone in Metro Atlanta this weekend.

Little Five Points Halloween Festival and Parade 2010
October 15 : 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.  -- Little Five Points - East Atlanta
Celebrate Halloween early at the 10th annual Little Five Points parade. Come in costume or just sit back and enjoy the floats and elaborate attire worn by parade participants.

Enthusiasm Building for 'Social Media Atlanta'

ATLANTA -- In just a few weeks, Atlanta's social media community will come together to share experiences. It's an event that 11Alive is proud to sponsor, and we hope you'll take part.

Social Media Atlanta is shaping up to be the can't-miss event of the fall for social media enthusiasts. Events are schedule all over Atlanta. Interest is building and tickets are going fast.

"When you think about social media, everybody thinks about 'I'm behind the screen, I'm on Twitter and Facebook.' But really, it's when you meet people in real life, that's when it all comes together," said Social Media Atlanta volunteer organizer Bert DuMars.

DuMars is active in Atlanta's social media community. He makes his living as the Vice President of E-Business and Interactive Market at Atlanta-based Newell Rubbermaid.

T.I. Helps Talk Jumper Down From Ledge

ATLANTA -- Peachtree Street shut down at the start of Wednesday's afternoon rush hour because a man was threatening to jump off the roof of the Colony Square building in Midtown. 

Police were able to talk him down -- with some unusual help.

Rapper T.I., also known as Clifford Harris, spoke to the man through police. Harris told 11Alive News that he came down to offer his services after radio station V103, which is based in Colony Square, told him what was happening.

Victim Calls Armed Robber "Very Handsome"

ATLANTA -- Police are trying to stem the tide of a rash of armed robberies in Midtown and Virginia-Highland. In at least two of the robberies, one of the assailants was described as "very good looking". But one of those victim's is worried the robber has a "look that could kill".

The Atlanta man didn't want to be identified because he's afraid of retaliation from the people who robbed him at gunpoint on October 2nd. "I just don't want to tempt fate anymore," he said.

According to a police incident report the victim was walking back to his car that was parked on a side street off of Piedmont Avenue in Midtown. "And the next thing you know my door was open and there were two robbers," the victim said. "I was staring at a sawed off shotgun."

Mayor, Police Chief Join ATL Pride Parade

ATLANTA -- In the heart of Atlanta, on the city's most prominent street, there was no holding back as tens of thousands took part in the Atlanta Pride Parade. 

"There's always room for growth, love and finding common bonds," said parade participant DeeJay Johnson.

This year's parade comes at a critical time for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community in Atlanta and across the country.

"I'm sure you're familiar with the rash of suicides," said Atlanta Pride Committee Chairman Cain Williamson. "Don't ask, don't tell just failed to be overturned. So visibility is extremely important for full social and legal equality for GLBT and individuals of all stripes."

There were a handful of protesters among the thousands who lined the parade route.

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed took part, along with Atlanta's new police chief, George Turner.

Atlanta's Pride Parade Set for Sunday Afternoon

ATLANTA -- Atlanta's Pride Parade, set to step off Sunday afternoon at 1:00, is the culmination of the annual week-long Atlanta Pride Festival.

With about 300,000 people expected, it is one of the largest parades of its type in the nation, and with a history dating back to 1971, it is one of the oldest gay pride parades in the United States.

The annual festival takes place in Piedmont Park and surrounding areas in Midtown Atlanta. The parade is set to begin Sunday at 1 p.m., and run from Ralph McGill Boulevard and West Peachtree Street, over to Peachtree Street, northward on Peachtree to 10th Street, and eastward to the Piedmont Park entrance at 10th and Charles Allen Avenue.

Midtown Prepares for Pride Parade

ATLANTA--Midtown Atlanta was abuzz Sunday in preparation for the Atlanta Pride parade. 

Floats with everything from dancers, drill teams, to political candidates lined West Peachtree street, as marchers put on the last touches of makeup and finished their floats.

The parade has swelled from its inaugural run in 1971 to become the largest in the southeast. 

The march gets underway Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m., marshaled by 120 community leaders who have made contributions to the LGBTQ community.

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Stream the parade live at 11Alive.com.