Saturday, November 1

28 events




  • Leap Trapeze

    6 p.m. FREE!

    Flying Trapeze Show

    This Dia de los Muertos-themed flying trapeze show features student fliers performing acrobatic tricks and soaring through the air. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs


  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    10 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE!

    Fall Festival

    Celebrate nature, discovery and creativity by playing in fall leaves, making crafts and drinking apple cider. Garden volunteer Ann Blum, who has created popular puppet shows for the annual Insect-ival Family Festival for the past 20 years, will talk about her new book Bugs @ Play at 11 a.m.

  • Athens Montessori School

    10 a.m.-3 p.m. FREE!

    Montessori Fall Festival

    The annual Montessori Fall Festival will have live music, food, games, a petting zoo, book fair and more.

  • ACC Library

    2 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Day of the Dead Celebration

    Celebrate Dia de los Muertos with stories, crafts and carnival-like fun.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    5-9 p.m. $3–5.

    4th Annual Keepin' It Clean Dirty Dance Benefit

    A family-friendly event including dance and hula hoop contests, crafts, a photo booth, silent auction items and more. DJ Les Litter will provide music. All proceeds go to benefit Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful. 


  • UGA Dance Theatre

    7:30 p.m. (lesson), 8–11 p.m. (dance). $7–8.

    First Saturday Contra Dance

    (Carver Studio) No partner or experience necessary. Wear soft sole shoes. Home-baked goods at the break. Live music by Tommy Jordan & Friends and calling by Janet Shepherd.

  • Bishop Park

    8 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE!

    Athens Farmers Market

    Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods and crafts. Live music by Scott Baxendale (8 a.m.) and Todd Lister (10 a.m.). A Seedling Club educational activity will be held for kids.

  • Oconee County Courthouse

    8 a.m.–1 p.m.

    Oconee Farmers Market

    (Watkinsville) Locally grown produce, meats, grains, flowers, soaps, birdhouses, gourds and more.

  • Zombie Farms

    8–11:30 p.m. $20.

    Zombie Farms

    For new zombies facing an uncertain life of running from brain-bashing humans, Zombie Farms offers purpose and protection. Take a guided tour through a farm supported by the tireless labor of zombies. Every Friday and Saturday through October.

  • West Broad Market Garden

    10 a.m.–2 p.m. FREE!

    West Broad Farmers Market: 2nd Annual Athens Heritage and Urban Agriculture Festival

    Activities include horseback riding, storytelling, Zumba, yoga, spoken word, wellness workshops, historical displays and more. Tri Nique, For My Daughter's Sake, the Clarke Central Color Guard will perform. The Broad Farmers Market will offer prepared foods, treats, crafts and more. Guest Speaker Dr. Sherri Freedman is the Clarke County Associate Superintendent of Schools.


  • Revival Yarns

    3 p.m. FREE!

    Knit 1 Class

    Get acquainted with the tools and craft of knitting. Learn cast-on stitches and the knit stitch. The class is free with the purchase of materials. RSVP.

  • Revival Yarns

    11:30 a.m. $30.

    Crochet for Knitters

    Learn how to hold a crochet hook, slip stitch, single and double crochet stitch. You will also learn how to use crochet to add decorative borders and embellishments to knitted projects. RSVP.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9 a.m.-1 p.m. $45–50.

    Edible and Poisonous Mushroom Identification

    Participants will be introduced to local edible and poisonous mushrooms. There will be a garden foray to collect specimens. 

Live Music

  • Bishop Park

    Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE!

    SCOTT BAXENDALE Guitar dynamism from the owner of Baxendale Guitars. Classic bluesy riffs and a lot of soul. (8 a.m.)

    TODD LISTER Folky local singer-songwriter. (10 a.m.)

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. 706-369-3040

    LEE PILCHER BAND Guitarist and graduate of Atlanta Institute of Music plays of variety of funky music from the past to the present.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    10 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20).

    JOHN FRENCH & THE BASTILLES Songwriter John French's sincere acoustic compositions are backed by a group of musicians with country and rock influences.

    DANIEL AMADEE Gruff-voiced singer-songwriter from New Orleans.

    MOHICAN DAWN Local band fronted by Shayna Hobbs, a songwriter who has drawn comparisons to Feist and Joni Mitchell.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. $5.

    EUREKA CALIFORNIA Melodic, rough-edged, guitar-driven local garage-rock duo.

    DEEP STATE Members of Little Gold and Brothers play driving, punky, melodic guitar-rock.

    CANCERS New local band playing poppy, grungy space jams, featuring members of Dead Dog and Unfun.

    LITTLE GOLD Local group fronted by songwriter Christian DeRoeck, playing garage-rock with country and pop sensibilities.

    VACATION Fuzzed-out punk band from Cincinatti, OH.

  • Georgia Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-9884

    JACOB PAUL ALLEN Local alt-country/Americana singer-songwriter.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    CULT OF RIGGONIA Experimental soundscapes with tribal, world music beats and ornate instrumentation.

    GINKO Edgar Lopez's fuzzy, beat-driven experimental hip hop project.

    THE CONVERGENCE Experimental jazz fusion group from Atlanta.

    WET GARDEN Synthesizer explorations with erotic incantations.

    DJ HOT WAX Max Wang (The Rodney Kings) spins '60s pop/soul and punk rock.

  • New Earth Athens

    7 p.m. $10.

    DEJA VU Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young tribute group formed by veteran producer John Keane and featuring a supergroup of Athens musicians.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    MARCUS KING BAND Bluesy, Greenville, SC-based funk-rock group.


  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    9-10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3615

    Trail Walk

    Take a trail walk. Coffee and goodies afterwards.

Lectures & Lit

  • Avid Bookshop

    4 p.m. FREE!

    Meet Author/Illustrator Lori Nichols

    Celebrate the release of Maple & Willow Together with a special story time.

  • Avid Bookshop

    6:30 p.m. FREE!

    Athens NaNoWriMo Kickoff

    Join other writers who are participating in National Novel Writing Month. Speakers Lucy Ralston and Jennifer Arca-Fishburn will offer tips on completing a novel in 30 days.

Ending Saturday, November 1


Word on the Street

  • Diabetes Awareness Month

    November is Diabetes Awareness Month. Nov. 1 is Type 1 Day and Nov. 14 is World Diabetes Day. Wear blue and draw a blue circle on your hand to raise awareness.


  • Treehouse Kid and Craft

    Handmade Hollyday Artist Market

    Accepting applications from artists and crafters for a holiday market. Submit three photos of work by email with the subject line HOLLYDAY 2014. Deadline to apply Nov. 1. Market on Nov. 30, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. $30 booth fee.