Saturday, October 21

58 events

Live Music

  • Butt Hutt Bar-B-Q

    8 p.m. FREE!

    JIM COOK Cook is joined by Bill Whitley and Charles Sewell for a set of electric blues jams.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    KWAZYMOTO Noisy local punk- and and math-influenced rock trio. Album release show! See story on p. 12.

    NIHILIST CHEERLEADER Local buzz band plays energetic, lo-fi punk rock.

    VINCAS Local downer-punk band featuring snarling guitars and doomy, psychedelic flourishes.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    1 p.m.

    LATINXFEST Featuring music from Maria Sandoval, Chupaskabras, Incatepec, Sarah Zuniga, El Ronco de Reinosa and Corridos el Unico Plebe.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    10 p.m.

    TOM FOLEY Member of local band Bosco plays a solo set.

    GUMLOG Jangly, melodic local indie-rock group.

    JORDAN ESKER & THE HUNDRED PERCENT Indie band out of Tampa, FL.

  • Front Porch Book Store

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

    ADAM KLEIN Local songwriter playing a rustic blend of country, folk and Americana.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $15 (adv.), $18 (door).

    MINNESOTA Popular dubstep DJ from Santa Cruz, CA.

    PSYMBIOTIC Nationwide touring electronic bass music producer.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 6:30 p.m. FREE!

    WUOG BIRTHOWEEN WUOG 90.5 FM celebrates its 45th birthday with music from Bitter, Floral Print and Novelty Foxtrot.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    CLAIRE LYNCH Grammy-nominated bluegrass singer-songwriter out of Nashville.

  • Highwire Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE!

    LIVE JAZZ Rotating local jazz groups play every Friday and Saturday nights.

  • Iron Factory

    10:30 p.m. FREE! 706-395-6877

    REPENT AT LEISURE Celtic pub band playing "Irish rock," including traditional, punk, modern and original Celtic music.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    THE DICTATORTOTS Longtime local chaos-cultivators trash the night with post-grunge grooves. 

  • The Office Lounge

    9 p.m. 706-546-0840

    OWEN SCOTT The Athens native headlines two nights of rock music featuring Lilli Lewis, Richard Burgess, Dave Stammer and John Lewis.

  • Southern Brewing Company

    3 p.m.

    THE FLAMETHROWERS Athens-based surf-rock band.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    Hop Harvest. 1 p.m.

    COSMIC CHARLIE Grateful Dead covers like you've never heard before. 

    PACKWAY HANDLE BAND Longstanding local bluegrass outfit playing crafty originals and innovative renditions of classic tunes.

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


  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    2–4 p.m. FREE!

    Home Movie Day

    Attendees are encouraged to bring in their home movies (16mm, 8mm, Super8) and DVDs and learn about moving image preservation and the value of personal histories. Home movies in the collection will be screened.  

  • Ciné Barcafé

    June 22–23, 12 a.m. $5.

    Gonzoriffic Underground Movie Show

    The underground film collective presents a program of locally made microcinema including "Pajama Nightmare," and "Bad Girl Dracula."

  • Ciné Barcafé

    3 & 7:15 p.m. (films). 5 p.m. (reception). FREE!

    Willson Center Screening with James Ponsoldt

    Filmmaker James Ponsoldt will introduce Peter Bogdanovich's The Last Picture Show, take part in a conversation about his career wtih Nicholas Allen, then introduce his own critically acclaimed 2013 film The Spectacular Now. A reception will be held in between screenings.

  • Ciné Barcafé

    Oct. 19, 10 p.m. Oct. 20–21, 9:30 & 11:30 p.m.

    Schlocktoberfest: Re-Animator

    Jeffrey Combs plays medical student who uses a specal serum to bring his headless professor back from the dead.


  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    5–8 p.m. $3–5.

    Scary, Oozy, Slimy Day

    This year's theme is "Not so Scary Forests." Learn about misunderstood creatures through games, crafts and activities in the dark.

  • UGA New Dance Theatre

    10 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. FREE!

    Saturday Morning Club

    See a performance by the CORE Concert Dance Company. For children ages 4–12 and their guardians.

  • Memorial Park

    9–11 a.m. $12–18.

    Princess Pumpkin Design Studio: Villain Version

    Participants are encouraged to come dressed as a princess with their own pumpkin to decorate with gemstones, glitter and paint. A princess-led tour of the zoo will follow. Ages 2–10. 

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    10 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE!

    Family Day: Opera Posters

    Check out beautiful opera posters from Europe made at the end of the 1800s in the exhibition "Opera in Print: Fin-de-siécle Posters from the Blum Collection," then make your own poster.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    4 p.m. FREE!

    Flicker Film Society

    "31 Days of Darkness" screens a family-friendly matinee of Hocus Pocus.

  • ACC Library

    11 a.m. FREE!

    Thumbprint Funprint

    Make spooky thumbprint art of witches, ghouls and skeletons. Ages 5–11. 

  • East Athens Community Center

    10–4 p.m. a.m. $5–7.50.

    Jeepers Creepers Escape Room

    Get out before time runs out! Solve spooktacular hints and clues to get out of the escape room. RSVP by Oct. 18.

  • Condor Chocolates

    6–7 p.m. Donations encouraged.

    Fall Festival

    Avid Bookshop hosts a spooky storytime and Condor Chocolates provides scary treats. Attendees are encouraged to debut their Halloween costumes and bring a donation for the Athens Area Homeless Shelter. 


  • The Classic Center

    12–6 p.m. FREE!

    AthHalf Health and Fitness Expo

    (Pavilion) The expo includes bargains on running and fitness merchandise, free samples of nutrition and demonstration of fitness products and various exhibits related to running, walking and overall wellness. Register to run or pick up your bib and shirt if already registered.

  • Rock Eagle 4H Center

    6 p.m. $3. 706-484-2881,

    Saturday at the Rock: Night at the Museum

    Explore interactive exhibits showcasing Georgia agriculture, entomology, paleontology, live animals and more at the Diane Davies Museum of Natural History. 

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    1–9 p.m. $25.

    Terrapin Hop Harvest Festival

    Celebrate all things hoppy with the release of "So Fresh & So Green, Green," educational beer talks and live music by DJ Chief Rocka (2 p.m.), Packway Handle Band (5 p.m.) and Cosmic Charlie (7 p.m.).

  • Multiple Locations

    6:30 p.m.–12 a.m.

    Classic City Fringe

    Day two of the Fringe Festival features an Athens Playwrights' Workshop "Dead Movement" (6:30 p.m.); Black Light Theatre Company's "Bad Wolf Rising" (6:30 p.m.); Chetter the Storyteller: "7th and Cypress," Lypsis the Angel, The Story Bitches: "Women With Words," The Badass Storytelling Quartest: "Protest," Cynthia Rintye: "Tales of the Macabre," Peaches N. Cream: "Julia Child's Late Night Cabaret Cooking Show" (7–11:30 p.m.); Black Light Theatre Company: "Puppy Play" (8 p.m.); Johnson & Browder Productions: "What the Woolf Wore" (8 p.m.); Feelings are Real, Lypsis the Angel, The Milyssa Rose Show, The Badass Storytelling Quartet (9 p.m.–12 a.m.); Fringe Pop-Up Theater (9 p.m.–2 a.m.). See Story on p. 15.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    8 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE!

    Holiday Flea Market

    The flea market will offer holiday décor, jewelry, gift wrap, trees, ornaments and lights.

  • 10 a.m.–2 p.m. FREE!

    Flavors of Fall

    (Farmview Market, 2610 Eatonton Rd. Madison) Activities include Farmview Market food vendors, pie baking, live music and a pumpkin decorating contest.

  • 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.

  • Clarke Central High School

    8 a.m.

    Alzheimer's Walk Athens

    Register a team and walk to end Alzheimer's.

  • Iron Factory

    4–11 p.m. $25.

    Wizard Pub Crawl

    Throw on your house colors for photo ops, themed drinks and live music at eight bars downtown. See Story on p. 15.

  • Oconee Hill Cemetery

    10 a.m. $12–15.

    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.

  • 40 Watt Club

    6:30 p.m. $10.

    #Automatic25: A REM Listening Party

    A listening and viewing party celebrating the 25th anniversary of both the release of R.E.M.'s "Automatic for the People" and the very first R.E.M. listening party, c. 1992. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    1–6 p.m. FREE!


    The 7th Annual LatinxFest will include live music, dance performances, authentic food, poetry and more. 

  • Farmview Market

    12 p.m. FREE!,

    Pumpkin Decorating & Pie Baking Contest

    Entry forms and pumpkin submissions must be completed and on the Farmview Market premises no later than 11 a.m. Must use a real pumpkin. Pies must be apple or pecan and locally sourced. Bring pies between 10 a.m. and noon. 

  • Cali 'N' Tito's Eastside

    6–10 p.m. FREE!

    UGA Salsa Club Fall Fiesta

    Mr. Clave will spin the latest Cuban Salsa, Timba, Bachata and Merengue.

  • The Classic Center

    3:30 p.m. $25–30.

    AthHalf 5K Race

    (Pavilion) Make a loop through Downtown, Boulevard and Prince. 

  • 10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. FREE!


    (Mary's Tack Feed and Pet, 4860 Atlanta Hwy.) The expo will feature pet vendors, demos and giveaways.

  • WUOG 90.5 FM

    2–5 p.m. FREE!

    WUOG Alumni Mixer

    Celebrate WUOG 90.5 FM's 45th anniversary during a mixer with current students and station alumni.

  • The Rook and Pawn

    12:30 p.m.

    Ghost Stories Over High Tea

    Listen to frightening tales while enjoying pleasant treats.

  • Cutters Pub

    5:30 p.m. FREE!

    Fundraiser for Youth Coding Scholarships

    Raffle prizes and complimentary refreshments. Proceeds benefit Four Athens' Youth Coding Scholarship fund. 


  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9 a.m.–5 p.m. $105.

    Basic Botany: Lives of the Plants

    Explore the biology of flowering plants in this introduction to general plant anatomy, morphology, physiology and genetics.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9 a.m. $35.

    Bird Speak

    Sarah Hubbard leads a class on bird language and behaviors.

  • 1:30 p.m. $20.

    Essential Oils Yoga

    (M3Yoga, 159 Oneta St.) Learn how to incorporate essential oils into yoga classes. Includes a 75-minute meditative posture yoga class highlighting six different essential oils.


  • 10:30 p.m. $3.

    Athens Showgirl Cabaret

    The Athens Showgirl Cabaret presents performances. Dotte Comm from Atlanta makes a guest appearance.

  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    Oct. 21, 8 p.m. Oct. 22, 3 p.m. $6 (w/ UGA ID), $20.

    UGA Opera Theatre presents Viva Verdi

    Hear some of Verdi's greatest compositions and well-known choruses from "Aida," "II Trovatore," Nabucco" and "La Traviata." 

  • East Athens Educational Dance Center

    3 p.m. & 6 p.m. $10–12.

    Dance and Music of the Soul

    This theatrical dance and music production features students of the EAEDC's Gifted Program. R&B and soul music are celebrated through ballet, African and modern infused dance.


  • 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. 

  • 40 Watt Club

    9 p.m. $2.

    Krush Girls

    KRUSH GIRLS The return of the popular local dance party, featuring pop hits from the past few decades.

  • Go Bar

    9 p.m. 706-546-5609

    Temporary Temple

    TEMPORARY TEMPLE A DJ tribute to Psychic TV, featuring Mr. E and Other Voices, Other Rooms


  • Athens Community Theater

    Oct. 20–21, 8 p.m. & Oct. 22, 2 p.m. $5.

    Next Fall

    Town & Gown Players present a stroy of love, loss and faith. After a tragic accident, Adam (Dustin Ahkuoi) must reach out to his partner's family and friends to reconcile the one thing they could not.

  • Athens Little Playhouse

    Oct. 20–21, 7 p.m. Oct. 22, 3 p.m. $5–10.

    The Addams Family

    Wednesday Addams has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family. Everything changes for the whole Addams Family when they host a dinner for Wednesday's "normal" boyfriend and his parents.

Lectures & Lit

  • ACC Library

    1 p.m. FREE!

    Will and Estate Planning Seminar

    Athens Land Trust and Georgia Heirs Property Law Center present an educational seminar about the basic tools of will and estate planning and how to protect your family financially.

  • Front Porch Book Store

    4:30 p.m. FREE!

    Multi-Author Book Signing

    Friends of the Winterville Library present local authors Dan Aldridge, Tracy Atkins, Larry Dendy, Dodd Ferrelle, Emma Foley, Haley Harrigan, Dona McGinty, Olga Pyshnyak-Lawrence and Sam Thomas.