Saturday, October 19

30 events


  • 40 Watt Club

    9 p.m. $10–15.

    Grotesque Burlesque

    A showcase/open mic event for budding and experienced artists who want to show off their talents and experiement in front of a fun audience! Expect contributions like music, dancing, comedy, magic acts, sword swallowing and more.


  • 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 Tom Crossen (8 a.m.) and Derek Sheffield (10 a.m.).

  • Memorial Park

    6:15 p.m. (lesson), 6:30–9:30 p.m. (dance). $8 (adults), $4 (ages 11–17), FREE! (ages 11 & under).

    Contra Dance

    (Administration Building) A monthly dance presented by Athens Folk Music & Dance Society with music by Airplay and live calling by Doug Singleton. No partner or experience necessary.

  • Farmview Market

    10 a.m.–2 p.m. FREE!

    Flavor of Fall Festival

    Bring the entire family out for a day of live music, shopping, food, entertainment, kid's activities and more.

  • Sanford Stadium


    UGA Royalty Crowning

    Find out who the 2019 Homecoming King and Queen will be at the halftime show of the UGA vs. Kentucky game.

  • West Broad Market Garden

    9 a.m. FREE!

    West Broad Farmers Market Fall Festival

    Enjoy fresh produce and artisan goods, live music, trunk or treating, a sweet potato pie contest, horseback riding and more.

Live Music

  • Bishop Park

    Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE!

    HIBBS FAMILY BAND Melodic bluegrass quartet of family members led by Rob and Garrett Hibbs.

  • Boar's Head Lounge

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

    LILY ROSE Nashville-based pop-folk singer-songwriter.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. $7 (21+), $9 (18–20).

    SNOW BURIAL Post-metal three-piece from Chicago.

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

    JET ENGINE DRAGONS Local band playing a blend of shoegaze, progressive rock and technical metal.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    10 p.m. $5.

    GOLD LIGHT & SNAKEMUSK Asheville, NC indie-rock team-up of musicians Joe Chang and Beau Campolong.

    EMILEIGH IRELAND Local folk-pop singer-songwriter with a strong, compelling vocal style.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $12 (adv.), $15 (door).

    ELECTRIC AVENUE Tribute band that delivers "the '80s MTV experience."

  • Front Porch Book Store

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

    PICKLED HOLLER Family band blending traditional and jam sounds, with a dedication to dynamics and lush harmonies.

    COSMO JR. Local group playing pirate-themed swamp-jazz-rock with a dash of Broadway punk.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7 p.m. $52.50 (Thu), SOLD OUT (Fri–Sat).

    UMPHREY'S MCGEE Progressive-minded jam band known for its improvisational skills.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m.

    DEATH PANELS Heavy, throbbing psych-rock from Atlanta with a pulsing heart of darkness.

    FRANK HURRICANE Experimental artist that describes his music as "spiritual mountain psych gangsta folk."

    SANI BRAINS Psych-rock band from Philadelphia.

    TUSH New, hazy local punk band featuring members of Shade and Cult of Riggonia.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. $12 (adv.), $15 (door).

    ALEJANDRO ZIEGLER TANGO QUARTET Argentinean group blending traditional tango with contemporary innovation. See Calendar Pick on p. 15.

    ATHENS TANGO PROJECT Local group playing Argentine tango and featuring the upright bass talent of Laura Camacho.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m.

    HEAVY PETTY Local all-star Tom Petty cover band.


  • ACC Library

    11 a.m. FREE!

    Fall Craftival

    Celebrate everything you love about the fall season with a morning of books and crafts. Ages 2–8 and their caregivers.

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    10 a.m. $2–3.

    Fall Sky: Spooky Skies

    Do blood moons exist?  Are there monsters in the sky?  Find out at spooktacular planetarium show.

  • Oglethorpe County Library

    11 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE!

    Fall Festival

    Bring the whole family for some fall fun. Enjoy games, art activities, stories, prizes, face-painting, and more. Costumes encouraged, but not required.



  • Quinn Hall

    12–4 p.m. $30 (ACC residents), $45 (non-ACC residents).

    Live Action Role Play Class

    The Athens Creative Theatre presents a half-day of LARP-ing! Participants will create fantasy characters and learn the rules of foam weaponry combat, and set off on a mission through the park with a team to solve puzzles, battle foes, and engage in improvisational scenarios with the characters they encounter on their quest.  Ages 1015.

  • 6:30–8 p.m. $25.

    What's in a Blend?

    (J's Bottle Shop, 1452 Prince Ave.) Explore wine blending, why it’s done, and taste some of Europe’s famous wine blends.

  • 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. $99.

    American Red Cross Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED

    (Athens CPR, 1940 W. Broad St.) This course incorporates the latest science to help save victims of any age. Students will learn how to recognize and care for a variety of first aid emergencies such as sudden illnesses, various injuries, respiratory and cardiac emergencies. Those who successfully complete this course will receive a certificate for Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED, valid for two years.


  • Moonlight Theater

    Oct. 17, 8 p.m. & Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m. $8–14.

    Fruit Salad

    Chase Brantley and Nicholas Hemerling pair up to create a wild night of silliness about fruit and much more.


  • On Stage Walton

    Nov. 1–2, 8 p.m. & Nov. 3, 2 p.m. $15.

    Steel Magnolias

    On Stage Walton presents Steel Magnolias, the beloved comedy-drama that explores the humor and strength of Southern women in times of crisis.

  • 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. 

  • Athens Academy

    Oct. 24, 7:30 p.m. $2 (students), $5 (adults).

    Peter & the Star Catcher

    (Bertelsmann Presentation Hall) This one-act performance is a story following the adventures of an orphan boy named Peter and his mysterious new friend Molly. Together the pair overcome bands of pirates and thieves in their quest to keep a magical secret safe and save the world from evil.


  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    2 p.m. FREE!

    Spooky Movie

    Enjoy popcorn and a (PG) spooky movie on the big screen. Children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens

    4 p.m. FREE!

    UUFA Intergenerational Film Series: Coco

    Enjoy a soup potluck, campfire and a screening of Coco, an animated film about a young boy searching for the truth about himself and his family. Popcorn will also be provided. 

Ending Saturday, October 19



  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    Oct. 18 6:30 p.m.–Oct. 19, 9 a.m. $15 (ACC residents), $20 (non-residents).

    Spooky Animals Overnight

    Families will explore the night in search of spooky, nocturnal animals.  After a night-time hike and animal encounter, participants will sleep in the exhibit hall and wake to a light breakfast and attend a planetarium program in their pajamas. Please bring sleeping bags.