Saturday, October 10

57 events


  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    10 p.m.

    DJ Mahogany

    DJ MAHOGANY Popular local DJ spins freaky funk, sultry soul, righteous R&B and a whole lotta unexpected faves.

  • Max

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-254-3392

    Booty Boyz

    BOOTY BOYZ DJs ImmuzikationTwin Powers and Z-Dog spin dance hits into the night.


  • 12–2 p.m. FREE!

    Really Really Free Market

    (Reese & Pope Park) Bring what you can; take what you need. No bartering, trading or paying. Second Saturday of every month.

  • Madison, GA

    6–8 p.m. $15.

    Haunted History Ghost Walk

    (296 S. Main St.) Prepare to be scared and learn some haunted history! Every Friday and Saturday through October.

  • Dudley Park

    8 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE!

    Rivers Alive!

    Georgia's annual volunteer river cleanup event that encourages civic involvement in the preservation of Georgia's precious water resources.

  • Bishop Park

    10 a.m.–6 p.m. FREE!

    Athens Pagan Pride Day

    Celebrate the autumn equinox with vendors, workshops and entertainment. Bring a non-perishable food donation to benefit Project Safe.

  • UGA Tate Student Center

    9–11 a.m. $15.

    2015 Annual AIDS Walk

    Support those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS by participating in a three-mile walk through downtown. AIDS Athens provides treatment, medications, prevention education, meals, mental health services, child care and clinical research.

  • Bishop Park

    8 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE!

    Athens Farmers Market

    Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and live music by Appalachian Rhythm (10 a.m.). Today is Farmer Appreciation Day.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    Oct. 8–9, 4–6 p.m. & Oct. 10, 9 a.m.–12 p.m.

    Bluestems and Bluejeans: Native Plant Sale

    This two-week sale features nearly 200 species of Georgia native plants raised in the garden's Mimsie Lanier center. All sales benefit the garden's conservation program.

  • UGA Intramural Fields

    7 a.m. (registration), 8 a.m. (race).

    Fright Flight 5K Trail Run

    Costumes are encouraged but not required. Awards will be given to top runners as well as best costumes. Proceeds benefit the Red Cross.

  • Oconee County Courthouse

    8 a.m.–1 p.m.

    Oconee Farmers Market

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

  • West Broad Market Garden

    10 a.m.–2 p.m.

    West Broad Farmers Market

    Featuring fresh produce, honey, crafts, soaps, baked goods, cooking demos, children's activities and live music. Every Saturday.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    1 p.m. FREE!

    Bartram Celebration Closing Event

    Joel T. Frye, curator of Bartram's Garden, a 45-acre National Historic Landmark, gives a talk on John and William Bartram's contributions to Southern gardens. Afterwards at 3 p.m., horticulturist Linda Chafin leads a garden tour of plants discovered by the Bartrams. At 7 p.m., the party moves over to the UGA Special Collections Building for a reception and book signing with author Andrea Wulf.

  • Sandy Creek Park

    10:30 a.m.–6 p.m. $15.

    31st Annual North Georgia Folk Festival

    The day-long festival features musicians, artists, storytellers, food, kids' activities and craft demonstrations. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

  • The Tasting Room at Jittery Joe's Roasting Company

    10 a.m.–3 p.m.

    Ride, Rock & Run

    This family-friendly festival includes 62 and 31 mile bike rides, a 5K run, a concert and refreshments. Proceeds help Athens Habitat build their 84th home.

  • 12–5 p.m. FREE!

    5th LatinoFest Athens

    (Pinewoods, 1465 Hwy 29 North Lot G-10) In celebration of national Hispanic Heritage Month, LatinoFest presents dancing by Tonali and Danzatecs Sr. San Jose, music by Incatepec, traditional foods, activities for kids and a bazaar of homemade goods. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

  • Oglethorpe Co. Library

    Oct. 8–10, 10 a.m.–close & Oct. 11, 1–4 p.m.

    Annual Book Sale

    Browse books at bargain prices. Proceeds benefit Friends of Oglethorpe Co. Library.

  • Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation, Firehall #2

    10 a.m. $12 (members), $15.

    Heritage Walking Tour

    Preservationist Scott Messer leads a tour of the UGA Health Sciences Campus which served as a Confederate military school, federal garrison, a supply school for the U.S. Navy and more. 



  • R. Wood Studio

    9 a.m.-4 p.m.

    Fall Sale

    Celebrate the pottery studio's 25th anniversary and see the latest creations. The studio's "seconds" will be 25% off.

  • 3–5 p.m. $10–15. 706-542-9842,,

    WUGA's Artists in Residence Series

    (Contact for Location) Visit the home of potter Ron Meyers whose ceramic pieces often feature animals done in a loose style. See Art Notes on p. 12.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    2 p.m. FREE!

    Gallery Talk

    Listen to a live demonstration from America's leading keyed bugle player Ralph Dudgeon.

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    1–3 p.m. FREE!

    Draw Table

    Participants are invited to join artists featured in the "MARK" exhibition for an evening to drawing. All skill levels are welcome.


  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    10 a.m. FREE!

    Saturday Morning Club

    The UGA Symphony Orchestra performs. For ages 4–12 and their families.

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    2:30–3 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3615

    Critter Tales

    Families are invited to listen to a story about nature. Staff will then bring it to life by visiting a critter or going outdoors for an activity.

  • Southeast Circle Park

    9 a.m.-12 p.m. FREE! www.athensclarkecounty/southeast

    Touch a Truck

    Kids can take a close look at a variety of vehicles and heavy equipment like construction vehicles, dump trucks, police cars and more. 

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    3 p.m. FREE!

    Monstrous Bookmarks

    Make a monster that will bite your page corners. For ages 8 & up.

  • ACC Library

    11 a.m. FREE!

    Monster Art Class

    Learn how to draw some of your favorite monsters. Supplies provided. Ages 5–11.

  • Avid Bookshop

    6:30 p.m. FREE!

    Star Wars Reads Day Pajama Party

    Put on your pajamas, make light sabers and celebrate all things Star Wars.

Live Music

  • Bishop Park

    Athens Farmers Market. 10 a.m. FREE!

    APPALACHIAN RHYTHM A blend of instrumental and vocal tunes in the Appalachian folk and bluegrass traditions.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    Athens Intensified. 8 p.m. $8 (21+), $10 (18–20).

    WILLIS EARL BEAL Nomadic singer-songwriter playing stripped-down, synth-y pop. See story on p. 14.

    JAVON WOMACK Up-and-coming soul artist from Atlanta.

    GUTS CLUB Alias of New Orleans singer-songwriter Lindsey Baker.

    KNOWLTON BOURNE Alt-country singer-songwriter from Jackson, MS.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    Athens Intensified. 9 p.m.

    SWEET SPIRIT Power-pop group from Austin, TX.

    ETHAN MULLENAX Local folk singer-songwriter with an evocative sound.

    BELLE ADAIR Atmospheric Americana group from Alabama.

  • 40 Watt Club

    Athens Intensified. 8 p.m. $15.

    POLARIS Connecticut indie rock band best known for providing the music to the series "The Adventures of Pete & Pete." See story on p. 14.

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

    THE LOVE LANGUAGE North Carolina-based indie rock band on Merge Records.

    GRAND VAPIDS This local alt-rock band has a dense, dreamy, slowcore-inspired sound.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $15 (adv.), $20 (door).

    RANDALL BRAMBLETT BAND This established Georgia singer-songwriter's Southern-tinged music pulls from a variety of influences. Album release show!

  • Front Porch Book Store

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-372-1236

    DRIFTWOOD Local Americana collective plays darkly accented folk music.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $20.

    GRIZ Dubstep and glitch from Detroit. Profoundly engaging melodies with soulful, laser-infused beat-making.

    BIG WILD Up-and-coming electro producer.

    LOUIE LASTIC Emerging electronic music artist.

  • The Globe

    10 p.m. 706-353-4721

    SHEHEHE Local band that draws from old-school punk and arena rock to create a fist-pumping atmosphere.

    FABULOUS BIRD Catchy, lo-fi indie rock with the character of old guitars and drums that've been collecting dust in a garage for years.

    NO Philadelphia-based punk band.

  • Go Bar

    Athens Intensified. 9 p.m. 706-546-5609

    RICHARD GUMBY Local psych-rock project led by songwriter Scott Crossman.

    SALSA CHEST Local experimental electronic group.

    SMALL SCIENCE Folk project featuring a member of Family and Friends. 

    DJ MISTER SENOR LOVE DADDY Reptar's William Kennedy spins a set of tunes.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    AiA Mini Jazz Festival. 8 p.m. $7 (show), $15 (wristband).

    KENOSHA KID Centered around the instru-improv jazz compositions of guitarist Dan Nettles, Kenosha Kid also features bassist Robby Handley and drummer Marlon Patton. 

  • Highwire Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE!

    LIVE JAZZ Jeremy Raj is bringing together the best that Athens jazz has to offer. A trio of incredibly talented musicians play to a great crowd every weekend.

  • Live Wire

    9 p.m. $5.

    DRIFT Local alternative rock band with blues sensibilities.

    KWAZYMOTO Noisy local punk rock duo.

    STAY THE SEA Local instrumental post-rock band.

    BUD LIGHT YEAR New local band.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    LAMAR WILLIAMS BAND Pop-rock band from Atlanta fronted by the son of Allman Brothers bassist Lamar Williams.

  • The Office Lounge

    9 p.m. 706-546-0840

    REV. TRIBBLE AND THE DEACONS Local group led by Athens rock fixture Rev. Conner Mack Tribble.

  • Sandy Creek Park

    10:30 a.m.–6 p.m. $15.

    NORTH GEORGIA FOLK FESTIVAL The 31st edition of the festival features music from The Squalls, The Ale Raisers, Bonnie Loggins and Mary Lomax, Cicada Rhythm, The Folk Society Band, Marion Montgomery and Glen Denham, Playing on the Planet, Caroline Aiken, The Chuck Nation Band and The Hobohemians. Plus, a "fire circle showcase" featuring Cortez Garza, Adam Klein, Claire Campbell and Eliot Bronson. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

  • Saucehouse Barbeque

    6 p.m. FREE!

    KIP JONES Local songwriter playing all your favorite covers and some of his own tunes.

  • The World Famous

    Athens Intensified. 11:30 p.m.

    HAINTS New indie-pop project from Kris Barratt (Spring Tigers). 


  • Revival Yarns

    Oct. 10, 2 p.m. & Oct. 16, 1 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.

  • ACC Library

    3 p.m. FREE!

    Podcasting for Beginners

    Learn how to record and edit basic sound files with the freeware sound-editing program Audacity. Registration required.

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Dickey's Barbecue Pit

    6–10 p.m. FREE! 706-850-7561


    KARAOKE Sing your heart out.


  • ACC Library

    2 p.m. FREE!

    Created Equal Film Series: The Loving Story

    This documentary illuminates the marriage of Mildred and Richard Loving, who were arrested in 1958 for violating a Virginia law prohibiting marriages between different races.



  • UGA Performing Arts Center

    10 a.m. FREE!

    Saxton's Cornet Band Children's Concert

    The band recreates the sounds and appearance of brass bands from the antebellum and Civil War era.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    1 p.m. FREE!

    Outdoor Concert

    (Sculpture Garden) Saxton's Cornet Band features cornets, alto and tenor horns, baritone, tuba and percussion. 

Lectures & Lit

  • Miller Learning Center

    Oct. 9, 6–8:30 p.m. & Oct. 10, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. $10 (students), $25.

    Women & Girls in Georgia Conference

    This conference features resources for women in research, education and advocacy. This year's theme is sustainability. 

  • Miller Learning Center

    3:45 p.m. FREE!

    "Women's Observations"

    The UGA English Department presents "Women's Observations: Poetry, Biology and Sustainability in Georgia."


  • Southern Brewing Company

    10 a.m.–3 p.m. $15–70.

    Across the Beeriers Cyclocross

    The cyclocross courses feature short, steep, muddy sections and man-made BEERiers. Races are typicially 30–60 minutes.

Ending Saturday, October 10


Word on the Street

  • Oconee County Library

    Costume Swap

    Bring in your used costumes before Oct. 9 and come back on Oct. 10, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. for a new-to-you one. Costumes for both kids and adults are needed. 706-796-3950,