Saturday, October 12

33 events


  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9 a.m.

    Cherokee Rose 5K

    A 5K race presented by Half-Moon Outfitters. All proceeds are donated to The State Botanical Garden.

  • 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 by Random Acts. This is the last market of the season.

  • Sandy Creek Park

    11 a.m.–8 p.m. FREE! (kids 12 & under), $15.

    35th Annual North Georgia Folk Festival

    The day-long festival features musicians, artists, storytellers, food, kids' activities and craft demonstrations. See story on p. 10.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    Oct. 10–11, 4–6 p.m. Oct. 12, 9 a.m.–12 p.m.

    Connect to Protect Native Plant Sale

    Shop among over 150 plant species native to Georgia. Find plants that support Georgia's birds and insects. Proceeds support the Mimsie Lanie Center for Native Plant Studies. 

  • (Riverbend Greenhouses, 11 Riverbend Rd.) Oct. 12, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Oct. 13, 12-5 p.m.

    UGA Horticulture Club Fall Plant Sale

    Shop for a variety of landscaping plants (trees, shrubs, perennials and annuals) from local nurseries or grown by the Hort Club.

  • 12–2 p.m. FREE!

    Really Really Free Market

    (Reese & Pope Park, 375 Reese St.) Just like a yard sale, but everything is free. Bring what you can, take what you need. Second Saturday of every month.

  • ACC Library

    11 a.m. FREE!

    Peppa Pig’s Halloween Costume

    Help Peppa find the perfect costume for Halloween. Attendees can make Peppa Pig-themed crafts to take home. Ages 38 and a caregiver. Costumes are welcome.

  • (296 S. Main St., Madison) 7:30 p.m. $15. 706-340-4357,,

    Haunted History Ghost Tour

    Join experienced storyteller Melissa Piche for a haunted evening in the shadows of Madison's antebellum homes. Reservations required.

  • The Classic Center

    Oct. 12, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

    Packed Party's Tailgate Tour Pop-Up

    Packed Party will be setting up their Party Pop Up Trailer, just in time for the University of Georgia vs. University of South Carolina game. They'll be joined by BuddlyLove and College Moxie where attendees will be able to shop, eat, play games and enjoy special giveaways.

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    11 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3040

    ASHLEY WALLS Up-and-coming local country singer-songwriter.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. $7 (21+), $9 (18–20).

    MEAN QUEEN Local rock three-piece with a fiery, discordant sound.

    TOTALLY SLOW Melodic, punk-inflected garage band from Greensboro, NC.

    BIKE THIEFS Punk three-piece from Toronto, ON.

    WALTZ Athens-based rock group with a heavy, noisy sound.

  • 40 Watt Club

    9 p.m. $7.

    HIMALAYAN POOL PARTY Four-piece rock band from Auburn, AL.

    FRUTE Atlanta-based rock-flavored Americana group.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $5 (adv.), $8 (door).

    SIMPLE LIFE BAND Local group playing pop, rock and country's current and classic hits.

  • Front Porch Book Store

    6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-353-0029

    KELLY HOYLE Norma Rae guitarist and singer-songwriter performs solo.

    THE LEXINGTON JAMS Playing originals as well as covers from a variety of genres.

  • Go Bar

    8 p.m.

    BRAIN AID FEST Featuring music from Robert Schneider, Coody, Jim Willingham, Tomatoband, Sailors & Ships, Je Suis France and DJ Mahogany. See Calendar Pick on p. 15.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    LOUIS ROMANOS TRIO Local jazz combo led by percussionist Louis Romanos.

  • Nowhere Bar

    9 p.m. $5.

    MAGNOLIA MOON Macon-based roots-rock five-piece.

  • Sandy Creek Park

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

    NORTH GEORGIA FOLK FESTIVAL The 35th edition of the festival features music from Jonathan Byrd & the Pickup Cowboys, Rebecca Sunshine Band, The Moonshine, Crooked Mile, Oh Jeremiah, Caroline Aiken Band, Joe Leone Ensemble, The Skillet Lickers, Grupo C21, Nina Ricci, Eliot Bronson and Adam Klein. See story on p. 10.



  • East Athens Community Center

    9:30 a.m.–5 p.m. $10 (ACC resident), $15 (non-ACC resident).

    Table Tennis Tournament

    A multiple-division table tennis tournament based on skill level. Participants will play at least six matches.

Lectures & Lit

  • UGA Special Collections Library

    2–4:30 p.m. FREE!

    Hargrett Writers Circle

    (Room 321) A safe haven for writers to share and discuss their work (any genre) and all aspects of the writing process.



  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m.


    In his all-new live show, comedian/producer McQueen performs tracks from his debut album "Black Cat," complete with original audio and visuals as the strange world in his head comes to life through a crazy dreamscape of sight and sound. See Calendar Pick on p. 15.

  • Moonlight Theater

    Oct. 12–13, 7:30 p.m. $8–14.

    Diversity Now

    This comedy satire, written by Atlanta comedian Mark Kendall, is based on corporate diversity seminars.


  • 10 a.m. $65.

    Soapmaking 101: Cold Press Soap Making

    (Indie South Creative, 470 Hawthorne Ave.) Learn how to craft your own natural soap through "the cold process" method. Learn about what soap is, soap processes, fat and lye safety. Each student will make one pound of soap to take with them. Pre-registration required.

  • Sangha Yoga Studio

    9 a.m. $30.

    Restorative Yoga

    Enjoy restorative asana yoga that uses props to support the body and promote deep relaxation and healthy physiology. 

  • Oconee County Library

    2 p.m. FREE!

    Intro to Microsoft Excel

    Learn the basics of using Microsoft Excel, including formatting your spreadsheet, data entry and automated formulas. Laptops provided. Registration required.


  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    2 p.m. FREE!

    Native Crafts

    Create nature-based crafts from Native American traditions. All materials provided. Children under 10 must have an adult caregiver present.


  • Athens Community Theater

    Oct. 10–12, 8 p.m. Oct. 13, 2 p.m. $12–15.

    The 39 Steps

    Town & Gown Players present a timeless Hitchcock story.

  • Athens Little Playhouse

    Oct. 18–19, 7 p.m. Oct. 20, 3 p.m. $5–10.

    Curse of the Lost Mummy

    An ambitious Egyptologist has lost the mummy of Pharaoh Khamenshetsu and chooses to go ahead with the museum exhibit even if he has to fake it, ignoring the rumors of a mummy’s curse at first—until the mysterious accidents and bizarre appearances of Khamenshetsu threaten to derail it all. The kids of Athens Little Playhouse bring the fun to this original whodunit by director and playwright Lynne Thomas. 


  • ACC Library

    12 p.m. & 2:45 p.m. FREE!

    Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month: Guillermo del Toro

    Enjoy a double feature of films directed by Guillermo del Toro:  Pan's Labyrinth (rated R) and Pacific Rim (rated PG-13).

Ending Saturday, October 12



  • Intro to Tarot

    (Timothy Road; Register for Address) Join Kelli McConnell for a six-week intro to Tarot. Topics include major arcana, suits, court cards, spreads, numerology and more. Sliding scale $10–20/class. Email to register.