Saturday, October 20

56 events


  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    8 a.m.–12 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. Bring a water bottle and glives, and wear long pants and closed toed shoes.

  • Bishop Park

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

    Athens Farmers Market

    The market hosts around 45 vendors, children's activities and cooking demos. All produce is grown locally, sustainably and by those who are selling it. Live music from Sean McAuley (8 a.m.) and Nirva Ricci (10 a.m.).

  • Clarke Central High School

    8 a.m. (registration), 9 a.m. (ceremony), 9:30 a.m. (walk).

    Walk to End Alzheimer's

    Start, join or support a team to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care and research.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    4–8 p.m. $25.

    Terrapin Hop Harvest Festival

    Celebrate all things hoppy with specialty beers, local vendors, food trucks and live music by DJ Jesster, Wasted Potential Brass Band and Voodoo Visionary. See Calendar Pick on p. 24.

  • 10 a.m.–2 p.m. FREE!

    Flavors of Fall

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

  • 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.

  • 6:30 p.m. $125.

    Rhythm & Brews Festival

    (Sandy Creek Barn, Greensboro) The Oconee Performing Arts Society and Reynolds Lake Oconee present craft beer, wine tastings, local and regional food trucks, and live music by Collective Soul, Drivin 'N Cryin', Eric Dodd and the Gregg Allman Laid Back Legacy.

  • Pinewoods Library

    8:30–11 a.m.

    Pop-Up Clinic

    Free, basic health assessments, HIV/HepC testing and more will be available to the Latino community and others in the Athens area. 

  • Akademia Brewing Co.

    11 a.m.–12 a.m.

    Akademia's Birthday Bash

    Akademia Brewing Company celebrates one year with special kegs, new menu items and live music. 

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    1–6 p.m.

    House Party

    Live music from Dixieland 5, Sarah Zuniga, Lucky Jones, DJ Mahogany and Pylon Reenactment Society. Featured artists include David Hale, Lou Kregel, Amanda Burk, Taylor Shaw, Tabitha Fielteau and more. Make red poppies with The Community Makers Poppy Project and enjoy onsite food vendors. See Calendar Pick on p. 24.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    4–6 p.m. FREE!

    The Market at Terrapin

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

  • Kindercore Vinyl

    6 p.m. $5.

    HallowKween Havoc II

    See the South East Women Wrestlers (SEWW). Ring boi tryouts will be held and there will be a Halloween costume contest. Live music from Lambda Celsius, Nihilist Cheerleader and Awkward Thrust. See Calendar Pick on p. 24.

  • 11 a.m.–3 p.m. $10/plates.

    BBQ Fundraiser

    (United Team Sports Center) Live music, an open gym, BBQ by Trumps Catering, a raffle, and more.

  • 5–9 p.m. FREE!

    40th Anniversary Celebration

    (The Preschool Academy, 2800 Atlanta Hwy.) Facepainting, an inflatable obstacle course, crafts, vendors, food trucks and plus photo opps with Spiderman, Poppy from Trolls and Paw Patrol characters. A movie will screen in the valley at 7 p.m.

  • 2 p.m. $12–15.,

    Milledge Circle Historic District Walking Tour

    (Milledge Circle) Take a tour of the quintessential Five Points neighborhood that was developed between 1890 and 1940 and features architectural variations including Colonial Revival, Craftsman, Mediterranean Revival and Prairie.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    7–9 p.m. 706-369-3144

    Thriller Dance Party and Fundraiser

    Learn the Thriller Dance with dance teacher Cassidy Carson while celebrating Glenlee Manring's 11th birthday. All ages. Collected donations will benefit Sweet Olive Farm and New American Pathways.

  • 9 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE!

    Oconee Fall Festival

    (Downtown Watkinsville) The arts and crafts festival features over 200 vendors. Festivities include hayrides, a rock climing wall, inflatables and a train ride for small children.  

  • Oct. 19–20, 7:30 p.m. $10.

    Georgia High School Rodeo

    (Morgan County Agricultural Center, Madison) See cowboys and cowgirls, plus Jake the Rodeo Entertainer.

  • Multiple Locations

    4–11 p.m. $20.

    Wizard's Pub Crawl

    Dress up in your wizard robes for specialty potions at Iron Factory, Sandbar, Flanagan's and Boar's Head. See Story on p. 15.

  • 440 Foundry Pavilion

    12–6 p.m. FREE!

    AthHalf Fitness Expo

    Running and fitness merchandise, free samples of runner nutrition, demos of fitness products and more.

  • Multiple Locations

    8 a.m.–9 p.m.

    Classic City Fringe Festival

    Live performances by David Court and Eric Christiansen at the Athens Farmers Market (8 a.m.–10 a.m.). In addition to a fringe artist market, Seney-Stovall will host performances by Tim Holehouse, Polly Panic, RedSand Theatre and more (12–9 p.m.). Liam Parke presents Natalie Cladd and True Born Sons at The Office Lounge (3 p.m.). Athens Playwright's Workshop takes place at the UGA Fine Arts Building (5:30 p.m.). See story on p. 14.


  • Morton Theatre

    Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20, 4:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. $13–16.

    DanceAthens 2018

    This concert is hosted by Dancefx Athens and features performance companies from all over the Southeast.

  • Canopy Studio

    Oct. 19–20, 8 p.m. Oct. 20, 4 p.m. Oct. 21, 2 & 6 p.m. $15–20.


    Canopy Studio's repertory company presents an aerial dance exploration of natural magick. Live music by Claire Campbell.

  • East Athens Educational Dance Center

    3 p.m. $10.

    G.I.F.T.E.D. Performing Ensemble Annual Fall Concert

    This year's theme is "Dance around the World."


Live Music

  • Bishop Park

    Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE!

    THE MUSICSMITHS Natalie Smith and husband Brian Smith put together eerily beautiful flute and guitar compositions.

    DAVID COURT Local musician plays a set of mountain dulcimer and harmonica-laden tunes.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    FASTER CIRCUITS Local psych-pop band led by songwriter Derek Almstead.

    HOT FUDGE Local psych-rock project helmed by guitar wizard Kris Deason.

    THE SEARCHIN' DESTROYERS Experimental psych-rock group. 

  • Cali 'N' Tito's Eastside

    8 p.m. FREE! 706-355-7087

    CLOUDS Athens-based bossa nova trio.

    BICHOS VIVOS New local band playing forró—accordion and triangle-driven country music from Brazil.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m.

    SAW BLACK Indie-folk project from Richmond, VA.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $10 (adv.), $12 (door).

    JOBE FORTNER Country singer-songwriter originally from Monroe.

    JAMESON RODGERS Up-and-coming pop-country singer-songwriter.

  • The Foundry

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

    BBQ, BOURBON & BLUES FESTIVAL Featuring music from Tinsley Ellis, Will White & The Howlin' South, Beverly "Guitar" Watkins, Rick Fowler Band, The Lucky Jones, Frankie's Blues Mission, The Original Screwtops, The Georgia Healers, Marion Montgomery & Glyn Denham and Box of Rawks.

  • Front Porch Book Store

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

    MAKING STRANGE Local folk-pop group.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $17.50 (adv.), $20 (door).

    PERPETUAL GROOVE This local group has long stirred crowds into a frenzy with its exciting jams and spirited cover tunes.

    THE ORANGE CONSTANT Athens-based jam band with prog, pop and funk influences.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 5 p.m. $10.

    PERPETUAL GROOVE This local group has long stirred crowds into a frenzy with its exciting jams and spirited cover tunes. This is a special acoustic set.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m.

    RUHAA! Local rock band with alternative and blues influences.


  • Highwire Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE!

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

  • Kindercore Vinyl

    HallowKween Havoc II. 6 p.m. $5.

    LAMBDA CELSIUS Local experimental electronic performer. See Calendar Pick on p. 24.

    NIHILIST CHEERLEADER Local pop-punk band with a jaggedly melodic sound.

    AWKWARD THRUST Local four-member punk band.

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    1 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3623

    HOUSE PARTY A day of art, music, beer and food featuring Pylon Reenactment Society, DJ Mahogany, The Lucky Jones, Sarah Zuniga and The Dixieland 5. See Calendar Pick on p. 24.

  • Nowhere Bar

    Laser Brains Showcase. 10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    PALACE DOCTOR Dynamic local garage-pop trio fronted by guitarist and songwriter Phillip Brantley.

    DREW BESKIN Local power-pop singer-songwriter known for fronting the bands Purses and The District Attorneys. 

    COWBOY CURTYS New local alt-country band.

  • The Office Lounge

    8:30 p.m. 706-546-0840

    NATALIE CLADD Local group playing classic hard pop with a punky edge and intelligent lyrics.

  • The Office Lounge

    3 p.m. 706-546-0840

    TRUE BORN SONS Local four-piece playing Irish-influenced Americana.

  • Sandy Creek Barn (Greensboro)

    6:30 p.m. $125.

    RHYTHM & BREWS FESTIVAL Featuring Collective SoulDrivin N CryinEric Dodd and the Gregg Allman Laid Back Legacy.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    Hop Harvest. 4 p.m. $26.

    VOODOO VISONARY Funky, improvisational dance-rock group out of Atlanta.

    WASTED POTENTIAL BRASS BAND Party-starting brass band from Atlanta "powered by tuba goodness."

    DJ JESSTER Party-time DJ from Atlanta.


  • Georgia Museum of Art

    10 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE!

    Family Day: WWI Posters from Around the World

    View the exhibition "For Home and Country: World War I Posters from the Blum Collection," then head to the classroom to make your own poster.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    2 p.m. FREE!

    Terrarium Workshop

    Participants bring their own mason jars to make a tiny garden. Ages 8 and up.

  • Avid Bookshop

    4 p.m. FREE!

    This Ability/(Dis)Ability Storytime

    (Prince Ave.) A special storytime in honor of Rett Syndrome Awareness Month. Contributors include the Rett Syndrome Research Trust, Literacies and Children's Literature Program at the UGA College of Education, UGA Child Development Lab, reBlossom Mama and Baby Center, and Extra Special Kids.

  • ACC Library

    11 a.m. FREE!

    The House with a Clock in Its Walls

    Celebrate the classic book and new movie with spooky activities. Ages 7–11.



  • 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.

  • Arts!Oglethorpe

    Oct. 18–20, 7:30 p.m. & Oct. 21, 3 p.m. $13–18.

    'Til Beth Do Us Part

    A career-driven wife, her less-than-attentive husband in a mid-life crisis, and her Southern belle from hell assistant collide in this family-friendly, rollicking romp by Jones, Hope and Wooten.

  • Athens Academy

    7:30 p.m. $2–5.

    Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind

    The show consists of 30 short plays performed in 60 minutes. Each two-minute play is performed in a random order selected by the audience.


  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    7:30 p.m. $28–45.

    Paula Poundstone

    The comedian, actress and author appears live on campus.

Lectures & Lit

  • Normal Books

    6:30 p.m. FREE!

    Ghosts of Athens and Hometown Horrors: A Spooky Story Reading

    Hear stories from Jeff Kilpatrick, author of Hometown Horrors, and Tracy Adkins, author of Ghosts of Athens: History and Haunting of Athens, Georgia.


  • Flanigan's Portrait Studio

    6–9 p.m. FREE!

    4 Year Anniversary Party

    See artwork by Moji Ogun, a local artist from Ekiti, Nigeria, and celebrate the studio's anniversary. 

Ending Saturday, October 20


Help Out

  • AthHalf Seeking Volunteers

    AthHalf, the half marathon and 5K, seeks volunteers to help with registration and hospitality. Register online. Oct. 20–21.