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November 1 —  Chad here, with Collin and Amy, recovering from late night baseball and Halloween, but looking forward to showing off our fall fashion. And, ready to celebrate life, as Día de los Muertos continues today and tomorrow.

☀️ Sunny with a high of 70° today, but temps will dip down to 45° later this evening.

👎🏽 More below, but the Astros' offense came to life last night and Houston beat Atlanta to force at least one more game in the World Series.

🎅 An unidentified Brookhaven resident has complained to the city about inflatable holiday decorations that they claim are violating city code. The complaint has prompted a local petition to defend the inflatable decorations. 

🎤 November is hip-hop month. The Reverb Downtown Atlanta hotel has tapped local artists, including Big Boi, CeeLo Green, Sa-Roc, and Boregard to curate their own City Guides highlighting their favorite local hangouts.

Paul Conroy, director of Out Front Theatre and Georgia State University’s production of “Xanadu” says, “we need to laugh and smile more than ever…we invite you to escape into a world of leg warmers, mirror balls, and pop rock.” Theatre critic Manning Harris reviews “Xanadu.” 

🌳 Trees Atlanta has a goal to plant 800 trees in two days during this year’s Plantlanta event, Fri. and Sat., Nov. 5-6. Over 500 volunteers will be needed.

🕖 Today's Draft is ⑤ stories ➼

• The World Series heads back to Texas
• Election Day is tomorrow
• What's filming in Marietta?
• Remembering Jovita Moore

• Podcasts (and immersive experiences) we like

Have a great day! See you Wednesday.
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1. Back to Houston ⚾

😞 And so it goes for Atlanta sports fans. The World Series is headed back to Texas.

Despite an electric home crowd at Truist Park (above), and a first inning grand slam that put the Braves up 4-0, the Astros rallied to win 9-5 last night in Game 5. 

Houston took a 7-5 lead in the top of the fifth. They added runs in the seventh and eight innings.

Atlanta leads the best-of-seven game series 3-2, but the final games will be in Houston. 

Game 6 is Tuesday night at 8:09 p.m. Game 7, if necessary, is Wednesday, also at 8:09 p.m. (TV: FOX).

Houston won 63% of their home games this season, but the Braves have already won one World Series game at Minute Maid Park. Intrepid Braves fans can pick-up standing room only tickets for Tuesday's game starting at $467 (and rising).   



Carmen Overdyke, nine, is a star player for Buckhead’s Northside Youth Organization (NYO), one of the country’s largest youth sports programs. Her hope, though, is to play in the Bronco League, home to the NYO Titans, a premier, all-star team that plays against some of the most talented 12-year-old baseball players in metro Atlanta.

Overdyke could become 
just the sixth girl in the last decade to play in the league.
2. Local elections are happening Tuesday! Are you ready to vote?

🗳️ Several local cities have Mayoral, City Council, and School Board elections are taking place tomorrow, Nov. 2. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (8 p.m. in the City of Atlanta).

You can confirm where you go to vote
by looking at this site.

With so many candidates vying for seats, and with an especially heated race to become Atlanta's 61st Mayor, it can be difficult to keep a tab on who’s who, and who’s done what. Check out our election guide, featuring candidate Q&As and more coverage.
Atlanta Mayor and City Council
Brookhaven City Council
Dunwoody City Council
Sandy Springs Mayor and City Council

📋🖋More local election resources and guides:

Fulton County
Dekalb County 
③ Cobb County 
④ Georgia Secretary of State
⑤ Atlanta Civic Circle
Decaturish (Decatur & Tucker)

Runoffs are likely, but we'll have results from local races on Wednesday morning. 
3. What's filming in Marietta?

🎥 An upcoming Netflix crime thriller, titled “Reptile,” has been reportedly filming in various locations along Roswell St. in Marietta.

Actor and “SexyBack” singer Justin Timberlake (above) was recently spotted at a convenience store set. Benicio del Toro, who is executive producing the film, was also recently spotted playing the role of a detective named Nichols, a character described in press release as “a hardened New England detective unflinching in his pursuit of a case where nothing is as it seems, one that begins to dismantle the illusions in his own life.”

Other members of “Reptile’s” all-star cast include Alicia Silverstone, Eric Bogosian, Domenick Lombardozzi, Karl Glusman, Matilda Lutz, Owen Teague, Catherine Dyer, Michael Pitt, Ato Essandoh, and Frances Fisher.

Grant Singer, who is best known for directing videos by Taylor Swift and The Weeknd, is signed on to direct, marking his feature film directorial debut. Singer co-wrote the script with Benjamin Brewer. Filming is set to wrap up Nov. 15.

To keep up with what else is filming, head over to 
Now Filming in Georgia, which offers a list of film and television productions that are currently in the works throughout the state.
4. Jovita Moore dies after battle with brain cancer

💔 Sad news came Friday as word spread that beloved WSB-TV journalist and anchor Jovita Moore had died of brain cancer. She was 54. 

Moore passed away Thursday night surrounded by family after battling glioblastoma, an incurable form of brain cancer. She underwent surgery in April to remove two brain tumors, but doctors discovered the more aggressive cancer.

She announced her diagnosis to viewers while she was undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatments.

“This journey for me started with an unusual headache, so if something’s not right with you, I urge you to please get yourself checked,” Moore told viewers at the time.

Moore joined WSB in 1998, and became lead anchor for the evening news in 2012. She won multiple Emmy Awards and was inducted into the prestigious Silver Circle of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Southeast Chapter.

Moore's colleague, sports anchor Zach Klein, shared the below photo before a World Series game this weekend. 

Everyone in the Rough Draft family sends our condolences to Jovita’s family, friends, and colleagues.

We remain #JovitaStrong.
5. Look & Listen: Atlanta stories

🎨 WABE's City Lights talks with Loss Cat and Pray for ATL artist R. Land (above) about his singular style, his ubiquitous murals and paintings, which can be spotted all around the metro area, and his 30-year love affair with Atlanta.

Also via WABE, hear the audio version of the story we told you about on Friday. Lisa Hagen reports on Atlanta's 311 program. 

📞 Yesterday, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger sat in the hot seat during NBC's "Meet the Press" with Chuck Todd. Their conversation touched on topics in his new book, "Integrity Counts:" from the pressure from former President Donald Trump to overturn election results to the January 6 Congress commission. Raffensperger also confirmed that he plans to run again in 2021, where he already faces a primary challenge from Republican Jody Hice.  

🎧 Theater Emory and Multiband Studios have teamed up with New York-based Knock at the Gate to present Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” as an immersive audio experience. Presented in hi-fi 3-D audio, the production invites listeners to close their eyes, put on headphones, and journey into the heart of one of Shakespeare’s darkest tales. Nov. 4-7 & 11-14. 7:30 p.m. RSVP for your free virtual ticket.
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