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Sunday, October 22

5 events

Events

  • 7:30 a.m. $80–90. www.athhalf.com

    8th Annual AthHalf

    (Begins on Hancock Ave.) The course runs past major city landmarks with a finish line on Jackson St. Live bands play every mile.

  • Multiple Locations

    4 p.m.–12 a.m. www.classiccityfringefestival.com

    Classic City Fringe

    The final day of the Fringe Festival features Feelings Are Real, Nettie Stardust: "Metroid Mayhem," Cynthia Rintye: "Tales of the Macabre," Betty Hoop: "Spinny Scandal," Peaches N. Cream: "Julia Child's Late Night Cabaret Cooking Show (4 p.m.); "Art Trail Walk and CCFF Afterparty" with U.S. Nero, Tomato Jake, Lypsis the Angel, Nettie Stardust (6–10 p.m.); Johnson & Browder Productions: "What The Woolf Wore." See Story on p. 15.

  • Madison Morgan Cultural Center

    1–5 p.m. FREE! www.mmcc-arts.org

    Farm Day

    Festivities include a petting zoo with barnyard animals, sheep shearing, milking, tractor demonstration, face painting and games. 

  • 5–7 p.m. FREE! www.faithpcachurch.org

    Faith Fall Festival

    (Faith Presbyterian Church, Watkinsville) Games, prizes, hot dogs, refreshments, a cake walk, photo booth, live music and more. Costumes encouraged.

  • UGA Memorial Hall

    10 a.m.–2 p.m. www.wuog.org

    WUOG Alumni Weekend Brunch

    Celebrate WUOG 90.5 FM's 45th anniversary with brunch and exhibition of historical artifacts pertaining to the station.

Monday, October 23

3 events

Events

  • 6–9 p.m. www.greeneccoc.org

    Taste 'n' Jam

    (Lake Oconee Village, Greensboro) Sample food and drink from local restaurants. Live music by The Jake Bartley Band

  • Ciné Barcafé

    6–8 p.m. FREE! www.athenscine.com

    Happy Hour Clothing Swap

    Bring in your clean clothing, shoes and accessories and leave with new ones in this non-gendered event. Left items will be donated to Project Safe and Habitat.  

  • 5–7 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/ugachewcrew

    Tanyard Creek Workday

    (Meet at the North entrance of the Hull Street Deck) Remove invasive species such as asiatic hawksbeard, perilla and Chinese yams. Closed toe shoes and long pants are strongly recommended. 

Tuesday, October 24

1 event

Events

  • Ciné Barcafé

    5 p.m. FREE! www.athenscine.com

    Rotary's World Polio Day

    View a live stream from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to hear how people can eradicate polio worldwide. Mayor Nancy Denson will give a proclamation.

Wednesday, October 25

6 events

Events

  • 5:30–7:30 p.m. FREE! 706-542-8250

    Haunted High-rises and Fall Festival

    (UGA Housing) Brumby Hall and Creswell Hall host a festival featuring trick-or-treating for children, fall crafts, a haunted house and a bouncy house.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    4–7 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    Athens Farmers Market

    Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and live music.

  • 9:30 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/skateparkofathens

    Bikes, Boards & Brews

    (1075 W. Hancock Ave.) Enjoy coffee with David Harrison of Pedal Driven Cycles and Corwin Weik, a freelance coffee roaster and skateboarder. Tips will go to help the Skate Park of Athens and build a street course. 

  • 6–7:30 p.m. $10. wines.jsbottleshop@gmail.com

    Vine Wines & Craft

    (J's Bottleshop's Normal Bazaar) Enjoy tastes of small craft producers from Spain and France. Followed by a wine dinner at Heirloom Cafe. Email to reserve spot.

  • 6–7:30 p.m. wines.jsbottleshop@gmail.com

    Wine Tasting

    (Normal Bazaar, 1452 Prince Ave.) Sample wines of small craft producers from Spain and France.

  • Willy's Mexicana Grill

    11 a.m.–10 p.m. willys.com

    Anniversary Party

    Willy's Athens celebrates their 10th anniversary with burrito deals. A portion of sales will benefit Alps Elementary School.

Thursday, October 26

3 events

Events

  • Athens Welcome Center

    5:30–7:30 p.m. $15. 706-353-1820, athensclarkeheritagefoundation.bigcartel.com

    Athens History & Hauntings Tour

    The UGA Special Collections Library and Classic City Tours present a haunted history tour through downtown and North Campus. Each stroll reveals the backstories of landmarks and lore. 

  • Bogart Library

    6–8 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    KnitLits

    Knitters of all levels are welcome. 

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    5:30 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/WiSciUGA

    UGA Women in Science Fall Fundraiser

    Proceeds will benefir WiSci's "Females First" Grant, a fund that helps female scientists at UGA afford childcare during scientific conferences. The event includes a fashion show, science-themed photobooth and a silent auction.

Friday, October 27

3 events

Events

  • The Foundry

    6–8 p.m. $15–20. www.creaturecomforts.com

    Wild Rumpus Kickoff Party

    Get ready for Saturday's big Halloween parade during a costume bash featuring music by the Unknown Hinson.

  • Live Wire

    7–11 p.m. $35–40. www.livewireathens.com

    Alter Ego Masquerade Party

    The family-friendly costume party will include performances, dancing, food and prizes. Proceeds benefit the Samaritan Center for Counseling and Wellness.

  • Jug Tavern Park

    6–9 p.m. FREE! www.cityofwinder.com

    Halloween Spooktacular

    This family-friendly festial includes trick-or-treating, photo booths, games, activities, food and craft vendors, inflatables and more.

Saturday, October 28

10 events

Events

  • Go Bar

    10:30 p.m. $3. www.facebook.com/athensshowgirls

    Athens Showgirl Cabaret

    Watch the house cast and Atlanta guest Dotte Comm.

  • ACC Library

    6–11 p.m. $10–15. 706-613-3650

    Night Owl Prowl

    After the library closes, genealogy researchers will be able to browse thousands of books, rolls of microfilm, online databases and more to discover their family history.

  • 6 p.m. (pre-party), 8:30 p.m. (march). FREE! www.wildrumpus.org

    Wild Rumpus Parade

    (Meet at Corner of Hull St. and Hancock St.) Throw on your most creative Halloween costume and march through the streets of downtown. Anyone can participate by wearing a costume and joining the procession. A pre-party will be held at Live Wire Athens, and an after-party will be held at the Georgia Theatre.

  • Max

    12–5 p.m. ugalive.com/athens-black-market

    Athens Black Market

    The market supports local minority business vendors. Offerings range from soul and caribbean food vendors, clothing, artwork, kid-friendly items, youth vendors, live performances, games and and more.

  • West Broad Market Garden

    9 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE! www.athenslandtrust.org

    West Broad Farmers Market

    Shop for fresh and affordable produce and prepared foods. The market also includes kids activities, cooking demonstrations, educational booths and entertainment. 

  • Bishop Park

    8 a.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    Athens Farmers Market

    Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and live music.

  • Oconee Hill Cemetery

    10 a.m. $12–15. www.achfonline.org

    Oconee Hill Cemetery Walking Tour

    Take a tour of the cemetery that was established in 1856. Topics include the explanation of meanings behind various carvings, symbols and icons and other funerary art. Part of the Athens Heritage Walks walking tour series.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $15–18. www.thefoundryathens.com

    Dream Within a Dream

    The I Still Have A Dream Foundation hosts "Dream Within a Dream: A Rockabilly Riot to Stomp Out Poverty" with a silent auction live music by Landon Lane & the Ivories.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    8:45 a.m. $5 (kids), $30. www.monsterdashrun.com

    Wild RunPus Monster Dash 5K & Kids Fun Run

    Loosen up your parade legs with a freaky 5K through town. Prizes awarded for top runners. The race's theme is zombies, so dress up in your best or worst gear.

  • The Rook and Pawn

    4 p.m.–12 a.m. www.therookandpawn.com

    Positively Spooky Halloween Block Party

    Play games and meet a new furry friend from the Athens Area Humane Society.

Sunday, October 29

2 events

Events

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    1:40 p.m. (costume contest), 2 p.m. (one mile run), 2:30 p.m. (5K). $17–25. 706-613-3615

    Jack-O-Lantern Jog 5K & One Mile Goblin Fun Run

    Both events follow the paved path of the Greenway starting and finishing at Sandy Creek Nature Center. This event benefits the center. Registration required.

  • 1–6 p.m. Donations encouraged. www.facebook.com/shotgundinners

    Pig Roast

    (The Tree Room, 159 Oneta St., Bldg. 5) Diners are asked to bring a side and eat their weight in slow-cooked pork. 

Monday, October 30

2 events

Events

  • Hi-Lo Lounge

    9 p.m. www.hiloathens.com

    Spoopy Stories Hextravaganza

    Ming Vase-Dynasty will read the winning stories from Flagpole's Scary Story Contest.

  • Canopy Studio

    6:30 p.m. www.lauraconroymemorialfund.com

    A Remembrance Night for Laura Conroy

    Celebrate the life of aerialist and community activist Laura Conroy, who died at age 25 last year. Canopy's event will offer a potluck and music sung by local artists. Feel to free a dish and memories to share.

Tuesday, October 31

2 events

Events

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    7 p.m. (dance lessons), 8–10 p.m. (open dance). $6. www.athensswingnight.com

    Swing Dance Night in the Garden

    UGA Swing Dance Club presents a night of dancing in the tropical conservatory. Halloween-themed music will be played and costumes are encouraged. No previous dance experience or partner required.

  • Southern Brewing Company

    5 p.m.–12 a.m. www.sobrewco.com

    Tricks and Treats for Adults

    Festivities include a costume contest, yard games, rare Halloween beers, food trucks and a spooky playlist. 

Wednesday, November 1

1 event

Events

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    4–7 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    Athens Farmers Market

    Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and live music.

Thursday, November 2

3 events

Events

  • The Foundry

    7 p.m. FREE! athenssciencecafe.wordpress.com

    Athens Science Café

    Roger Hunter, a project manager with NASA's Small Spacecraft Technology presents "NASA and Small Spacecraft: Big Things Do Come in Small Packages."

  • Bogart Library

    6–8 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    KnitLits

    Knitters of all levels are welcome. 

  • 6–8 p.m. 706-491-9374

    Homecoming Celebration

    (The Lavonia Cultural Center) The Franklin Community Players host an evening of live entertainment, refreshments and a preview of what the Players have planned for their new season.

Friday, November 3

2 events

Events

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    3 p.m. FREE! www.libs.uga.edu/sci

    Friday Football Tours

    "Covered with Glory" is an exhibition celebrating the first 25 years of football at UGA. Guided tours offered each Friday before home games. Meet in the rotunda on the second floor.

  • UGA New Dance Theatre

    7 p.m. $3–5. www.ugaballroom.com

    Friday Night Dance Party

    The Ballroom Performance Group offers a free beginner east coast swing lesson at 7 p.m., followed by social dancing 8–10:30 p.m.

Saturday, November 4

3 events

Events

  • Sandy Creek Park

    9 a.m. (wheelchair start), 9:15 a.m. $25. www.active.com

    Athens Heritage Lions Club: Roll, Walk, Job, Run 5K

    Shirts, prizes and refreshments. Proceeds benefit a transportation program being started by Multiple Choices Center for Independent Living.

  • West Broad Market Garden

    9 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE! www.athenslandtrust.org

    West Broad Farmers Market

    Shop for fresh and affordable produce and prepared foods. The market also includes kids activities, cooking demonstrations, educational booths and entertainment. 

  • Bishop Park

    8 a.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    Athens Farmers Market

    Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and live music.

Monday, November 6

2 events

Events

  • UGA Special Collections Library

    10 a.m. FREE! www.libs.uga.edu/russell

    Georgia Writers Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

    The Georgia Writers Hall of Fame will host this event to mark the induction of James Cobb. 

  • Oconee County Library

    6:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Books on the Menu

    Eat and talk books at a potluck where attendees are encouraged to bring a dish featured in or inspired by literature. Food-related outfits are encouraged.

Wednesday, November 8

3 events

Events

  • House Electric

    Nov. 8, 10 a.m.–7 p.m. Nov. 9, 11 a.m.–3 p.m. FREE! www.houseelectricathens.com

    Holiday Open House

    There will be special discounts, refreshments, door prizes and giveaways.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    4–7 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    Athens Farmers Market

    Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and live music.

  • Miller Learning Center

    5:30 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/namioncampusuga

    Breaking the Stigma

    (Room 171) Refreshments and resource table swill be available followed by a panel discussion on mental health with members from NAMI on Campus, HOSA and AMSA.

Thursday, November 9

2 events

Events

  • House Electric

    Nov. 8, 10 a.m.–7 p.m. Nov. 9, 11 a.m.–3 p.m. FREE! www.houseelectricathens.com

    Holiday Open House

    There will be special discounts, refreshments, door prizes and giveaways.

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    5:30–7:30 p.m. FREE! www.arts.uga.edu

    Fall Exhibits Reception

    Celebrate current exhibitions "Wrestling Temptation: The Quest to Control Alcohol in Georgia," "Covered in Glory: Football at UGA 1892–1917," "Gold-digging in Georgia: America's First Gold Rush," "Georgia Writers Hall of Fame" and "The Art of the Press Kit." Other festivities include gallery games, tours of the underground vault and light refreshments.  

Friday, November 10

2 events

Events

Saturday, November 11

6 events

Events

Wednesday, November 15

1 event

Events

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    4–7 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    Athens Farmers Market

    Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and live music.

Friday, November 17

2 events

Events

  • Go Bar

    10:30 p.m. $3. www.facebook.com/athensshowgirls

    Athens Showgirl Cabaret

    Watch the house cast and Atlanta guest Dotte Comm.

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    3 p.m. FREE! www.libs.uga.edu/sci

    Friday Football Tours

    "Covered with Glory" is an exhibition celebrating the first 25 years of football at UGA. Guided tours offered each Friday before home games. Meet in the rotunda on the second floor.

Saturday, November 18

3 events

Events

  • Rock Eagle 4H Center

    9:30 a.m. $3. 706-484-2881, jtorhan1@uga.edu

    Saturday at the Rock: Guided Hike to the Mound

    Take a guided 2.5-mile hike up Rock Eagle Mound to learn about the history of the effigy as well as local flora and fauna.

  • West Broad Market Garden

    9 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE! www.athenslandtrust.org

    West Broad Farmers Market

    Shop for fresh and affordable produce and prepared foods. The market also includes kids activities, cooking demonstrations, educational booths and entertainment. 

  • Bishop Park

    8 a.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    Athens Farmers Market

    Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and live music.

Wednesday, November 22

1 event

Events

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    4–7 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    Athens Farmers Market

    Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and live music.