Saturday, October 7

48 events


  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    10–11 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3615

    Naturalist's Walk

    Join the SCNC staff for a walk around the property. Bring a camera or binoculars. All ages.

  • Bishop Park

    9 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE!

    Annual Community Tree Fair

    Presented by Athens Clarke County Community Tree Council, this event features survised tree climbs (ages 6 & up), children's activities, a silent auction and a tree sale.


  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    11 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3615

    Nature's Trading Post

    Trade one or two objects found in nature for points or other nature objects in the center's collection.

  • Southeast Clarke Park

    9 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3991

    Touch a Truck

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

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    2 p.m. FREE!

    Duct Tape Pouches

    Decorate zip lock bags with duct tape to make a reusable pouch. Ages 6 and up.

  • Avid Bookshop

    6:30 p.m. FREE!

    Meet the Author

    (Prince Ave) Meet local author Bain Mattox in celebration of his latest book Creatures Peculiar and Crooks.

  • ACC Library

    11 a.m. FREE!

    Very Busy Spiders

    Enter the web and learn about spooky spiders. Enjoy a short puppet show, stories and crafts. For ages 4–11 and their caregivers.


  • R. Wood Studio

    9 a.m.-4 p.m.

    Fall Sale

    See the latest creations with a selection of fall colors. Everything will be 15% off.

  • Southern Star Studio

    10 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE!

    Southern Star Studio Open House

    The pottery studio features work by Maria Dondero, Lori Demosthenes, Chona Leathers, Allya Maerz, Regina Mandell and Kerry Steinberg. 

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    6:30 p.m. FREE!

    Gallery Talk

    Artists Amanda Britton, Cameron Bliss, Matthew Flores and Yeonsoo Kim will discuss their work in the 43rd Juried Exhibition. 


  • College Square

    5–10 p.m. FREE!

    Athens Pagan Pride Day

    Celebrate autumn with vendors, workshops and live music. 

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    10 a.m.–1 p.m.

    2017 Annual AIDS Walk

    Support those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS by participating in a three-mile walk through downtown. 

  • Sandy Creek Park

    11 a.m.–8:30 p.m. $8 (students), $15.

    33rd Annual North Georgia Folk Festival

    The day-long festival features musicians, artists, storytellers, food, kids' activities and craft demonstrations. See story on p. 12.

  • Healing Arts Centre

    3-9 p.m. Donations encouraged.

    India in Athens

    The evening will include Indian food, music, a fashion show and henna. Proceeds benefit Embracing the World.

  • West Broad Market Garden

    9 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE!

    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.

  • 1–5 p.m. $5. 706-208-0010

    Monthly Tasting

    (Shiraz, 675 Pulaski St.) Sample Wine Club wines and a gourmet bite.

  • UGA Intramural Fields

    7 a.m. $45.

    In Their Shoes 10K Run & Walk

    Proceeds benefit the Piedmont Athens Regional's Loran Smith Center for Cancer Support.

  • Athens, GA

    10:30 a.m. $20–25.

    Tour of Mid-Century Modern Homes

    Tour seven Athens homes built in the 1950s and '60s. 

  • 4:30 p.m. $35–40.

    Tour of Midcentury Modern Homes Reception

    (Five Points) A reception at the home of Didi Dunphy and Jim Barnsness follows the self-guided tour of homes. 

  • 10 a.m.–5 p.m. $5.

    Foxfire Mountaineer Festival

    (Rabun Co. Civic Center, Clayton) Celebrate Southern Appalachian culture with heritage demonstrations, folk art and craft vendors, local food specialties, games, live music and more. Presented by Foxfire Magazine and The Foxfire Book series.

  • 7–10 p.m. FREE!

    Grand Opening

    (The Hatch, 160 Tracy St.) Celebrate the opening of The Hatch, an Athens makerspace dedicated to STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) education. Includes refreshments, raffles and 3D printing.



  • Highwire Lounge

    11 p.m. $1 (headphone).

    Silent Disco

    SILENT DISCO Dance the night away with wireless headphones and three channels of music. The first hour is free!

  • Iron Factory

    10:30 p.m. $12. 706-395-6877

    Athens Latin Party

    ATHENS LATIN PARTY Enjoy an evening of bright, rhythmic Latin tunes.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 10:30 p.m.

    Booty Boyz

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

  • Max

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-286-0339

    Chief Rocka

    DJ CHIEF ROCKA Local DJ spins Top 40, hip hop, funk, soul and more.

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. $10 (21+), $12 (18-20).

    GOATWHORE Iconic, long-running death-metal band out of New Orleans.

    SAVAGIST Long-running local psychedelic metal band.

    GUILLOTINE Hard-hitting local death-metal band. Album release show!

  • The Classic Center

    7 p.m. $22 (adv.), $38 (door).

    THE STEELDRIVERS Popular bluegrass band out of Nashville, TN.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    8 p.m. $5.

    THE MOONSHINE Local roots band playing "an incandescent blend of guitar, autoharp and upright bass." See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

    CULLEN WADE & THE WATERS Telling stories of loss and gain through rock-influenced Americana.

    DRIFTWOOD Local Americana collective playing darkly accented folk music.

  • The Foundry

    2 p.m. $10 (adv.), $15 (door).

    BBQ, BOURBON & BLUES FESTIVAL Featuring Selwyn BirchwoodClarence Sun and the MoonShynes, Delta Moon, Will White & The Howlin' South, The Georgia Healers, The Original Screwtops, Frankie's Blues Mission and Marion Montgomery & Glyn Denham. See story on p. 12.

  • Front Porch Book Store

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

    TRE POWELL Local singer-songriter playing bluesy acoustic tunes with soulful vocals.

  • Georgia Theatre

    9 p.m. $20 (adv.), $23 (door).

    GANJA WHITE NIGHT Bass-focused EDM duo.

    CHARLESTHEFIRST Dreamy, psychedelic and danceable EDM.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m.

    TAKENOBU Cellist and composer Nick Takénobu Ogawa blends pop, classical and traditional styles.

  • Highwire Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE!

    LIVE MUSIC Rotating local jazz and bluegrass bands play every Friday and Saturday night.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    MILLENNIAL FALCON Playing indie, rock and dance covers with an emphasis on hits from the 2000s and '10s.

  • The Office Lounge

    9 p.m. 706-546-0840

    INFANT RICHARD & THE DELTA STONES Eclectic jam band from Mobile, AL described as "2 Live Crew meets Phish."

  • Sandy Creek Park

    11 a.m. $15 (adults), $8 (students).

    NORTH GEORGIA FOLK FESTIVAL The 33rd edition of the festival features music from Rebecca Sunshine Band, Cortez Garza, Remedy Tree, Beto Cacao, South Carolina Broadcasters, MrJordanMrTonks, Klezmer Local 42, Georgia Mudcats, Broken String Band, Austin Darnell, Sarah Zuniga, Rob McCurry and Boone Hood. See story on p. 12.

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    Haunted Shed Karaoke

    BOX OF LIGHT KARAOKE Local band Haunted Shed hosts a karaoke session.




Lectures & Lit

  • ACC Library

    Nov. 4, 10:30 a.m., Nov. 5, 3 p.m. & Nov. 20, 6:30 p.m. FREE!

    Outlandish in Athens Book Discussion

    Get ready for the Dec. 2 Outlander fan event with a book discussion on Voyager (Book 3) by Diana Gabaldon on Nov. 4, Book 1 on NOv. 6 and Dragonfly in Amber on Nov. 20.

Ending Saturday, October 7



  • Revival Yarns

    Knitting Classes

    "Knitting In Round." Oct. 4, 6–7 p.m. "Knit 1." Oct. 7, 10:30–11:30 a.m. "Knit 2." Oct. 7, 1–3 p.m. $30. "Tunisian Crochet." Oct. 7, 11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m. $15. RSVP.