The Zoot Theatre will have a puppet petting zoo–recreating the famous “Weng’s Zoo” of the 1940s–in the Hale cloister. The Shaw Gothic Cloister will host a community room, where local non-profits will be set up with information, activities, and giveaways and live entertainment will be held in the Mimi and Stuart Rose Auditorium.
On the museum grounds, a stage will feature live music from local bands Kick-N-Flava, Shakedown and Hey There Morgan throughout the day.
There will also be a food truck rally, featuring Bella Sorella Pizza, Rolling Indulgence and Crème de la Crème Cakery, as well as a fall beer garden.
Arts, Beats and Eats is free and open to the public, with food and drink available for purchase at the event. Entrance to the event also includes FREE admission to the museum's collection galleries and the focus exhibitions William Preston Mayfield Photographs and Mona Lisa Today.