Saturday, October 13

48 events


  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    9 a.m.–5 p.m. 706-613-3615,

    Adopt-A-Stream Volunteer Training

    Participants will be trained to help monitor the health of a nearby stream.

  • ACC Landfill

    8 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3512,

    Vulture Festival

    Join the ACC Recycling Division, Bear Hollow Wildlife Trail and the Oconee Rivers Audobon Society as they celebrate nature's clean-up crew, the vultures! Activities include a photo booth, a scavenger hunt, a guided bird walk and more.


  • 12–2 p.m. FREE!

    Really Really Free Market

    (Reese & Pope Park) Just like a yard sale, but everything is free. Bring what you can, take what you need. Free lunch prepared by Food Not Bombs. Second Saturday of every month.

  • Bishop Park

    8 a.m.-12 p.m. FREE!

    Athens Farmers Market

    The market hosts around 45 vendors, children's activities, cooking demos and live music. All produce is grown locally, sustainably and by those who are selling it.

  • College Square

    5–10 p.m. FREE!

    Athens Pagan Pride Day

    Celebrate autumn with vendors, workshops and live music. Canned goods and non-perishable food will be collected for Project Safe. 

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    Oct. 11, 4–6 p.m. Oct. 12, 6–8 p.m. Oct. 13, 9 a.m.–12 p.m.

    Connect to Protect Native Plant Sale

    Shop among 100 species of native plants.

  • West Broad Market Garden

    9 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE!

    West Broad Farmers Market

    WBFM offers a wide-variety of fresh and locally-sourced produce, hot food, handmade crafts, and other functional goods as well as entertainment, activities, and educational workshops. The WBFM is an inclusive space for cross-cultural and inter-generational engagement.

  • Downtown Athens

    12–8 p.m. FREE!


    (Washington St.) The annual LatinxFest will include live music, dance performances, authentic food, kids activities and more. See story on p. 8.

  • Locos Grill & Pub

    9 a.m. $15.

    Athens-Clarke County Democrats Breakfast

    Join the area Democrats for breakfast and hear from guest speaker, Teresa Tomlinson, U.S. Senate candidate and former mayor of Columbus, GA.

  • Cycle World

    10 a.m.–3 p.m.

    Fall Festival and Swap Meet

    Festivities include a Daisy Dukes contest, a beard contest, prizes and "General Lee." Dawg Gone Good BBQ and beer available for purchase.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    4–6 p.m. FREE!

    The Market at Terrapin

    Shop produce from local farms, hot food, beer and play backyard games. 

  • Oconee County Library

    Oct. 13, 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Oct. 14, 2–5 p.m.

    Costume Swap

    Find a gently-used children's costume. Tickets from donating a costume for swap admission 10 a.m.–1 p.m. 


  • R. Wood Studio

    9 a.m.-4 p.m.

    Fall Sale

    See the latest creations with a selection of fall colors. 

  • Oconee County Library

    10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. FREE!

    Coloring Club

    Spend the morning relaxing with the therapeutic practice of coloring.

  • 4–6 p.m. FREE!

    Opening Reception

    (Tif Sigfrids, 119 N. Jackson St.) "The Gypsy" features paintings by Andy Giannakakis. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

  • Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA

    Oct. 10, 5:30–8:30 p.m. & Oct. 13, 12–4 p.m.

    Open Sessions with Tomie Seo

    ATHICA's Artist in Residence, Tomie Seo, hosts open studio hours for visitors to help create an installation by doodling a favorite memory, dream or object.


  • Athens Community Theater

    Oct. 11–13, 8 p.m. & Oct. 14, 2 p.m. $20.


    The Little Sisters of Hoboken must put on a variety show fundraiser after an unfortunate accident. See Theater Notes on p. 14.

  • Athens Little Playhouse

    Oct. 19–20, 7 p.m. Oct. 21, 3 p.m. $5–10.

    Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

    Athens Little Playhouse celebrates its 20th anniversary with a family-friendly production of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

  • UGA Fine Arts Building

    Oct. 10–13, 8 p.m. Oct. 13–14, 2:30 p.m. $7–12.

    Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again.

    (Cellar Theatre, Room 55) Alice Birch's experimental play is about revolutionizing the body, mind and spirt. Mature audiences only. See Theater Notes on p. 14.

  • UGA Fine Arts Building

    Oct. 10–13, 8 p.m. Oct. 13–14, 2:30 p.m. $7–12.

    Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again.

    (Cellar Theatre, Room 55) Alice Birch's experimental play is about revolutionizing the body, mind and spirt. Mature audiences only. See Theater Notes on p. 14.

  • Clarke Central High School

    Oct. 11–13, 7:30 p.m. $5–7.

    An Evening of One Act Plays

    Clarke Central High School's Central Players present an evening of one act plays including "Appropriate Audience Behavior" by Ian McWethy and "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson.

Live Music

  • 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-546-0840

    SACRED HOLLOW Local band playing loud, catchy hard rock with a bite. 

    SCARLET STITCH Straight-up rock and roll band from Athens.

    ASHES TO OMENS Five-piece local hard-rock band.

  • Bishop Park

    Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE!

    MALARKEY BROTHERS Celtic folk-rock group.

    GARY GROSSMAN Local folk artist whose music is informed by his scientific teaching background.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20).

    KARBOMB High-speed, long-running local punk band.

    BAD IDOLS Punk band on tour from Knoxville, TN.

    10 HIT COMBO Punk group from Atlanta.

  • Downtown Athens

    12 p.m. FREE!

    LATINXFEST A celebration of Latinx culture, featuring music from Sarah Zuniga, Lydia Brambila, Incatapec, SALSAThens, Veracruz, Mani, Chupaskabras, 706 Code, Colibri, Castillo and more. See story on p. 8.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. SOLD OUT.

    JOHNNY MARR Best known for his pioneering work with The Smiths, guitarist Marr has been an accomplished solo artist and session player for decades.

    THE BELLE GAME Indie-pop band from Vancouver, BC.

  • Front Porch Book Store

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

    COSMO JR. Local band fronted by veteran Athens musician Dana Downs.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $22 (adv.), $25 (door).

    THE MOTET Funk-fusion seven-piece from Denver, CO.

    KELLER WILLIAMS Singer-songwriter out of Fredericksburg, VA who plays jammy, acoustic dance music. 

  • Highwire Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE!

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

  • Kindercore Vinyl

    7 p.m. $5–15.

    NANA GRIZOL Literate, heartfelt folk-punk band led by former Athenian Theo Hilton. See story on p. 9.

    BAD MOVES Power-pop group from Washington, DC.

    GRAPE SODA This local duo plays spastic, psychedelic synthpop driven by organ and drums.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    PILGRIM Local hard-hitting, riff-heavy rock band led by songwriter Paul McHugh.

    OPEN New, Athens-based rock and roll band.

Lectures & Lit

  • ACC Library

    Oct. 10, 2–6 p.m. (members-only preview, join for $25), 6–8 p.m. (general public). Oct. 11, 9 a.m.–8 p.m. Oct. 12–13, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

    Friends of the Athens-Clarke County Library Book Sale

    Thousands of titles available. Fill a bag for $10 on Saturday.

  • Avid Bookshop

    6 p.m. FREE!

    Book Launch Party

    (Prince Ave.) Local author Sabrina Orah mark celebrates her book of short stories, Wild Milk.

  • Normal Books

    3–5 p.m. FREE!

    Collaborative Storytelling

    Athens Writers Association writers come together to read sections of a story they've each contributed to. 




  • Southeast Clarke Park

    3 p.m. $5 (youth), $10 (adult).

    Piedmont Cross Country Race

    Individual races for youth age divisions and an open race. 


  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    4:30 p.m. FREE! 706-795-5597

    Teen Book Club

    Discuss The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater and enjoy snacks. Ages 12 and up. 

  • Southeast Clarke Park

    3 p.m. $5 (youth), $10 (adult).

    Piedmont Cross Country Race

    Participants can run a 2k (ages 7 and under) or a 3k (ages 8 and older).

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    2 p.m. FREE!

    Teen Read Week

    Celebrate Teen Read Week with young adult book trivia, a Teen's Top Ten books reveal and pizza. Ages 12 and up. 

  • Lavonia Cultural Center

    7–9 p.m. $5–20.

    Fall Sock Hop

    Twist, shag, watusi or boogaloo to music of the 50s and 60s. Clothing of the period encouraged. 

  • Memorial Park

    12–4 p.m. $30–45.

    Wizards and Warriors

    Athens Creative Theatre presents "Wizards and Warriors," an afternoon of LARPing.

  • ACC Library

    11 a.m. FREE!

    How to Make Friends with a Ghost

    Attract a new friend with snacks like mud tarts and earwax truffles. For ages 4–11 and their caregivers.


  • Akademia Brewing Co.

    10 a.m. $10. 678-726-2288

    Brewpub Fitness Class

    Stretching, strength training and cardio. Bring a water bottle, yoga or fitness mat, light handweights and a towel. 

  • 10 a.m. FREE!

    Learn to Love Your Core

    (Core Blend Training and Wellness, Watkinsville) Piedmont Athens Regional hosts a core exercise clinic.

Ending Saturday, October 13



  • Hip Vintage and Handmade

    Traditional Japanese Shibori Workshop

    Materials included. Registration required. 828-505-5883


  • Athens, GA

    Angels, Guides and Intuition

    Discuss archangels on a divine feminine journey. Oct. 13, 20 & Nov. 3, 1–3 p.m. $50 deposit, $29 for second and third class. 706-338-2001,